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The Florian Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo

Bedrooms 1
Space 44 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The apartment 'Florian' 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.

Florian 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.

Florian is a romantic and welcoming apartment comprising: a cosy living room with a comfortable sofa bed (120 by 195), a small and fully-equipped kitchen with a balcony that offers a charming view of Florence, a bedroom with two single beds (85 by 200) that can be transformed into a double bed. A small entrance hall with a splendid view of the Duomo and one modern bathroom with shower complete the description of the apartment.

All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, LCD TV, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, american coffee, WiFI internet dsl no cable, air conditioning, safe, security door and intercom.

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


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 68449 / Homeaway 68449ha

Keywords: Apartment, , great view, new, elegant,one level,

panoramic views,rooftop,Duomo, modern kitchen,4 star

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks english, spanish, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 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 Duomo

The entire top floor of the building belonged to my family for over 200 years

What makes this apartment unique

The best location in the Florence’s historical centre

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great location! Easy to reach everywhere. Apartment is cute and clean. Although it was first time to visit frolence, I was so comfortable. Because of Luca who was owner of this apartment. He was so nice and friendy. I will stay Luca's apartment when I visit there again. Luca, sorry for taking a time to leave the comment. I love your apartment!!
Jun 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Duomo, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 44 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is well designed with a window .You have a very confortable shower, bidet, hair-dryer and hair-straightener.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed (1) or two single beds on request, Baby Cribs (1), A sofa bed (1) with a high quality Italian design, Baby Cribs on request (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Windows in front of the Duomo, LCD TV, american coffee machine, Safe, Security door and intercom


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The Florian Apartment: The feeling of touching the Duomo
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Amherst, NH, USA

Florian Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with in walking distance to all classic Florentine venues. Quiet building with easy access to buses to anywhere. Many breakfast outlets and restaurants closeby. The Duomo bells are silent at night. Nightlife at outdoor cafe on next block goes until late, ear plugs a good option if light sleeper. Remember that ground is floor 1! So a 4th floor walk up is really the fifth floor. Stairs are easy, well lit. Worth the climb! Friendly and helpful owner who speaks English. We will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2007
  • Date of Stay: March 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears, thank you for your comment. I try to do my best. I hope to meet you again in Florence next future. Ciao Luca
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Durham, North Carolina

Wonderful Apartment and Location!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Florian Apartment in Florence. Luca was a great host and the apartment is wonderful, The location is perfect. The apartment is across from the Duomo and within walking distance of all major attractions in the old city. There are plenty of restaurants and stores nearby. The windows minimize outdoor noise but the interior walls are thin. We recommend informing Luca of any neighbors who are loud after 11:00 pm. Wish our stay at the Florian had been longer.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location, well kept, convenient spot to everywhere.

  • 5 of 5

Luca was a gracious host

Helpful books and tips made our stay even easier

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

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here, we felt quite privileged and fortunate to stay in such an old plaza in the heart of Florence's historic district, with a clear view of the magnificent Duomo.

Luca is a great host and took his time explaining the apartment and the area.

The flat was perfect for the two of us, with a large bedroom, small, comfortable sitting room, and efficient kitchen and WC (with a wonderful shower). There is a small balcony off the kitchen and here we placed some small pieces of laundry to dry, there is a space with pegs provided. We spent 3 nights. We "ate in" one night with takeaway food (lasagne, mmm... ) from nearby Pegna supermarket (very good). There is no shortage of restaurants, bars, cafes, etc nearby.

The days were warm in late October, but Luca reset the thermostat so we were comfortable in the evenings.

As is said elsewhere, this flat is on the fifth floor, and visitors to Florence walk a lot, so this flat may not be convenient for everyone; we're both 54 years old and managed probably 8 miles/15km per day, and took the steps twice each day. It was fine.

The flat is quiet at night. I only heard bells once, and they were lovely.

Very comfortable, wonderful stay, I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Grazie Luca, and Ciao!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So close to Duomo

  • 5 of 5

Luca was a wonderful host. It had everything we needed and was in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location in the heart of town!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Luca's apartment for a few nights on our tour through Tuscany and it was absolutely perfect! Luca met us at the apartment, made sure we understood how everything worked and oriented us to Florence. The apartment is literally 2 minutes to the Duomo and museums, 5-7 minutes to Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. 10 minutes to the Academy Gallery (David) and San Lorenzo. Quality food and shopping all within a very short distance. The apartment itself was very clean, has a great layout and would be especially nice for longer stays. It is on the top floor of the building, so it's got a lot of stairs to go up, but that is hardly a problem given the location. It has all the amenities you need: washer, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, television, etc. We plan on calling Luca immediately when plan a trip to Florence again or if friends or family are looking for a great place to stay. Thanks, Luca!

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.45 Miles
aeroporto di Firenze Galileo Galilei
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
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
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Duomo Flat - Florian
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, Florian 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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Duomo, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
11 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
High season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
High season
20 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rental price per property and up to 3 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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