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The Flora Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The apartment 'Flora' is situated in Piazza del Duomo in the heart of Florence’s historical centre, on the 4th level ( no lift ) of a prestigious XVI century palace that once belonged to the Ghiberti family, one of Florence’s most important historical families, with easy steps well worth the journey. Assistance is provided to help with luggage upon arrival

From October 25 2009, Piazza del Duomo is a pedestrian area with all the advantages that an area like that can offer

Spending time in my apartment is to be accompanied by the shadow of the magnificent dome of Brunelleschi, the grandeur of Giotto’s belltower and the splendour of Vasari’s frescos, in an unforgettable dream that Florence will dream with you and bring you great joy and an even greater desire to return.

Flora directly faces the Duomo, giving you the sensation that you could reach out and touch its magnificent green and white marble facade.

The apartment has been completely restored in Florentine style, but with all modern comforts. Flora is a charming and elegant apartment comprising: a living/dining room with a comfortable sofa, a modern and fully-equipped kitchenette, 1 bedroom with a double bed (140x200), 1 bedroom with 2 single beds ( 85x200) that can be transformed into a double bed. 1 modern bathroom with shower, complete the description of the apartment. The apartment also boasts a splendid skylight with electronic controls that offers you a bird’s eye view of the famous Brunelleschi dome.

All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, LCD TV,Dvd, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, safe, WiFi and cable internet dsl, security door and intercom.

CLEANING FEE: Euros 50 upon arrival ( check-in ).

STAY TAX

The city of Florence has decided to extend the “Stay tax” (introduced in 2011) also to private rentals (on top of Hotels, B&B and so on..)

The tax is 3,00 EURO PER NIGHT/EACH GUEST for a max of 7 nights ( see my rental agreement for more info ).

If you need more bedrooms or have a larger group (max 7 people), please see my adjoining apartment at VRBO Property number 88148 / Homeaway 88148vb

Keywords: Apartment, great view, new, elegant,one level, panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,5 star

More Details

Owner
Luca
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, spanish, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Luca

My name is Luca and I was born in this magnificent palace in front of the Duomo and now with pleasure I propose my apartment for those who are attracted by the beauty of Florence and its history.

Luca purchased this apartment in 1810

Why Luca chose San Giovanni

The entire top floor of the building belonged to my family for over 200 years and whether you're a newcomer to Florence or a regular visitor, I'm always on hand to give advice on everything you’ll need to get the most out of your stay.

What makes this apartment unique

The best location in the Florence’s historical centre.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in San Giovanni, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • The bathroom is well designed.You have a very confortable shower, bidet, hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) or two single beds on request, Double Beds (1) cm 140, Twin or Single Beds (1) or one king bed on request, Baby Cribs on request (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Window in front of the Duomo, LCD TV, safe, security door and intercom

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Flora Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo
average rating of 4.9453125 based on 128 reviews
San Jose, CA
5

Wonderful stay in Florence!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a perfect location! The owner, Luca, met us promptly when we arrived and helped us with our luggage and explained the ins and outs of the apartment. The kitchen is compact, but we were able to make cappuccinos every day and a couple of dinners - a nice change from the usual hotel room. The windows keep most of the noise out, but because of the location, you are going to hear some noise. And like most of the previous reviewers mentioned, there are a lot of stairs, but we figured it was a good way to work off all the gelato! Luca is very responsive and helpful, and we would highly recommend his apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greensboro, NC
5

We loved the apartment, great views, right across from the Duomo!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable beds, great shower too. Luca was great too, very accommodating and helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and listening to the music all day. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. Overall, everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Linn
5

Just wow!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing space to be right in the heart of Florence! Such a beautiful home with everything you need. It worked very well for our family of 4 and we LOVED the twin beds for our kids. Their bedroom window opened right to the Duomo! Luca was fantastic as well. Walked us through the apartment going over every detail, gave us an amazing restaurant recommendation and was so welcoming. Yes, there are a lot of stairs as some folks have mentioned but it’s worthbit and VERY quiet. Thank you Luca!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing just like the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We were in Florence for 5 nights and stayed at this amazing property. The views of the Duomo were breath taking. Our boys 7 & 8 loved having their bedroom look out onto the Duomo. It had everything our family of 4 needed. We were able to cook a simple meal in the kitchen, do Laundry if necessary and rest when we were not out enjoying the Beautiful Florence. The apartment is not a large space but what plenty for our family of 4. It is a 4th floor apartment with no lift/elevator so if you have problems with stairs this is not for you. Our boys loved climing it any time they could. We would absolutely stay at this property again if we are in Florence. Wonderful location for everything we were doing! Thank you so much to Luca for a great stay and help along the way.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice condition and location

  • 5 of 5

Super nice location! Modern condition. Luca is very easy to work with. We extended a day since it was so nice.

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.45 Miles
Aeroporto di Firenze Galileo Galilei
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Stazione SMN
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Firenze Sud
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Versilia
Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo Flat - Flora
Nearest Point of Interest
Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Gates of Paradise
Nearest Point of Interest
Giotto's Bell
Nearest Point of Interest
Museo del Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore
Nearest Point of Interest
Accademia Museum
Car: not necessary

Nearby Facilities, Flora apartment is situated in the historical heart of Florence and all the museums, art galleries and monuments are few minutes on foot. Tours of the Cupola, the Roof, and the Campanile of the Duomo are within 50 meters of the apartment. There are also banks, post offices, an hospital, chemistries, supermarkets, shops, live theater and cinemas

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$218
AU$1,477
AU$4,664
 
 
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,321
AU$4,353
 
 
High season
20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$218
AU$1,477
AU$4,664
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$210
AU$1,477
AU$4,664
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rental price per property and up to 4 pax.

Please take note that the rates do not include electricity and final cleaning.

Electricity Euros 0,40 x KiloWatt hour from June 1st to September 30th ( I will take charge of 2.00 euros per day )

Winter season: Heating included in the rental price.

Final cleaning Euros 50 upon arrival

Stay Tax: 2.50 euros per person per night for a max of 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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