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New charming and private apartment at Florence Duomo

Bedrooms 1
Space 530 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2 to 4, very centrally located, private, quite and safe.

Divina is a brand new apartment.

The building is in Via del Proconsolo n. 9 and is one of the oldest in town; the unit is right on the 1st floor, just 20 large steps, very easy to get to. It overlooks a small courtyard, so it's also very private and secure. It can accommodate up to 3/4 people, thanks to a double bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. Both beds are queen sized.

Furniture is elegant and high quality; colours are very comfortable, going from dove-grey to ivory and pearl. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances; tableware is Richard-Ginori Italian china, one of the most precious brand in the world. You will find computer hookups, wi-fi, washing machine and separate clothes dryer.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower suitable for two and has color therapy to revitalize body and mind. Hair-dryer and hair-straightener are of course provided.

The apartment hosts amazing paintings by an emerging artist from Florence and represent mythological and classical images edited in a gorgeous modern twist.

Assistance is daily provided by the manager -Paolo- and his crew. All of them speak fluent English and can offer you several additional services to make your visit even more special.

Thanx to its strategic location, Divina will allow you to experience the historic splendor of Italy and the pleasure to get back home in a cozy and charming unit with no time constraint at all.

This is a non-smoking residence.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Paolo

I was born and raised in Florence, proud of my heritage. By the way: my last name is exactly... "Fiorentini" !

I have been working as a manager for many years and in many fields; since 2003 I also manage my lightware store ( located right close to Divina) together with my wife Sonia.

We have two lovely children, Allegra and Cosimo and we enjoy life in Florence!

I lived abroad - especially in US - for long time and had the lucky opportunity to deal with people of all nationalities; I have countless friends all around the world I pride myself in easily relating to anyone and being very empathic.

But my real home is Tuscany and I am focusing on creating unique and cozily accomodations and planning tailor-made Italian experiences.

I am fluent in American English and, as a proud Florentine, I love to be hospitable and take care of travelers in order to make their holidays to Italy as much magical as possible! I look forward to meeting YOU!!! :-)

Paolo purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Paolo chose San Giovanni

The downtown location at Duomo represents for me the REAL Italian culture. I always feel surrounded by art: Giotto, Brunelleschi, Dante and Leonardo are still alive here! Can't find another place like this.

What makes this apartment unique

Within walking distance (so no car!!) my guests can find all the major sites and piazzas: the amazing Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, the Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santo Spirito, Piazza Santa Croce, our renovated San Lorenzo Market. You can also visit great stores: i.e.: the Richard Ginori shop, the Florentine China brand renowned all over the world, is just two steps from Divina.

You will walk along the very same streets where the most important Renaissance artists used to: Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo.

Don’t miss a visit to the church of San Miniato al Monte and the breathtaking views from Piazzale Michelangelo! You can begin your “climb” at Piazza Ferrucci

Nearby Divina you can find plenty of food stores, gelaterias, bakeries, pizzerias where you can buy all the delicacies you need for a delicious dinner at home. Or, if you prefer, you can take a stroll to one of the many typical Tuscan or international restaurants. I know many I can recommend!

Few steps from Divina you can also reach many terrace bars with a view where you can spend a wonderful aperitive-time before dinner... you will love them all and I'll be happy to show them to you on the map at check in.

Aren't these unique benefits?


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 530 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • The bathroom is well designed. It has a walk-in shower, which is very confortable and... suitable for two people; you can also enjoy color therapy to revitalize body and mind. Just a note for people who may need more space in the bathroom: the dimensions are 3 ft large (1 mt) and 19 ft long (6 mt). There is a vacuum system of new generation that very well replaces windows. Soft bath towels are provided, as well as hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • 1 bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed. Soft matress and ergonomic wooden slat frame. 100% cotton linens are provided. The unit offers a cozy queen-sized sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
CHECK-IN time is at 3 pm - CHECK-OUT time is at 10 am ELECTRICITY COST: starting Sep. 1st 2015, we apply a flat "electricity" fee of € 10,00 per night-stay, which covers consumption of A/C, gas, hot water (+ toilet paper, detergent for washing machine and dishwasher) DAMAGES: we chose not to add any refundable damage deposit. If any major damage happens, we will discuss it together on site. We would appreciate if our guests would kindly leave the apartment as they found it. The manager is in charge of assisting guests with several EXTRA SERVICES upon request, such as: - welcome basket at arrival (wine, cheese selection, seasonal fruit) - grocery stocking - personal driver - private transfer service from/to airport - fully licensed tourist guide (high level) - Tuscany tours in the Chiantiside (Siena, Montalcino etc) - private cooking classes (Florentine cuisine, finger food classes) - wine&cheese tasting sessions - in-apartment Chef (menu gourmet) - baby-sitting


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Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment in perfect location. Paolo is a wonderful host, and assisted with every need. The apartment was comfortable for my husband and I and our 20 year old daughter. We plan to return!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really thank you for the good review and look forward to hosting you back at Divina asap!
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Comfortable apartment in the heart of the city!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Divina. It is conveniently located so that it is easy to pop in and change your clothes or shoes during the day. Paolo is so nice and accommodating and made restaurant recommendations and reservations for us! We will definitely recommend Divina to friends visiting Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure to host you at Divina and I thank you for the very nice review. I really hope you come back and enjoy the heart of Florence from my apartment!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This apt is in a great location for a visit to Florence. The bathroom takes a little getting us to but the shower is hugh by Italian standards. There’s lots of room for 2 people. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kindreview. It was a pleasure to meet people like you, treating my property like it was yours. I understand the point concerning the bathroom (which we clearly describe in VRBO) but in Florence buildings are very old and in ancient times bathrooms were quite smaller compared to the other rooms. We look forward to your next visit at Divina! Paolo
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Great location, comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

Paolo is a very friendly host. This is my second time here. The location is perfect right next to the Duomo. The apartment is clean, the kitchen has all the important appliances, the bathroom has hot water. The bed and the sofa bed are comfortable. The weather was cold but we had the heater to keep the space warm.

I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate this great review and thank you very much. We work a lot to grow our reputation and broaden our relationship with our guests, coming from all over the world. At Divina we let them escape the confines of a hotel and enjoy the freedom only a lovely home can the heart of Florence: you stay free and comfortable and save thousands! Hope to host you back soon with your family and assist you better and better.
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Wonderfully central location!

  • 5 of 5

Diving is a gem in Florence! Perfectly situated to access all sites. Beautiful apartment with everything needed for our stay. Thank you Paolo!!

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review. Divina is always ready to accomplish my guests wishes and make them feel like "at home". I am glad you enjoyed and appreciated and hope to host you back soon in the very heart of Florence.
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Beautiful apartment

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Divina was memorable. The place is quite well appointed and very well located very close to the Duomo. Thanks to Paolo for great accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci airport)
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Autostrada del Sole
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Nearest Beach
56 Miles
Versilia Riviera
Car: not necessary

Divina apartment is Florence's perfect location to experience all historical attractions within walking distance.

Exact adress is VIA DEL PROCONSOLO N.9 : it will be a big plus to have the Duomo a few steps down the street and get to Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce in a while ! Restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, leather goods stores, market and supermarket are nearby. Divina should be on everyone's bucket list!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$125.26

CHECK-IN time is at 3 pm - CHECK-OUT time is at 10 am

ELECTRICITY COST: starting Sep. 1st 2015, we apply a flat "electricity" fee of € 10,00 per night-stay, which covers consumption of A/C, gas, hot water (+ toilet paper, detergent for washing machine and dishwasher)

FLORENCE CITY TAX: at check in we collect the city tax which is € 2,50 euros per day, per guest. This is a new requirement for all hotels and rentals and should be paid in euros. (example: 4 guests for 3 night is 10 euros (,2,5 x4) x 3 nights = 30 euros). This must be calculated only for the for the first seven consecutive days, excluding children under 12 years.

DAMAGES: we chose not to add any refundable damage deposit. If any major damage happens, we will discuss it together on site. If the apartment is left with excess trash, the manager will collect an additional cleaning fee at check out. We would therefore appreciate if our guests would kindly leave the apartment as they found it and help us to keep it in top condition. Thanx in advance for understanding.

Manager'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.