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Apartment overlooking the Duomo of Florence and the old town –Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment in the heart of Florence with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a/c and wifi

The apartment is situated in the centre of Florence, in the ZTL area, at walking distance from the Duomo and the main museums (Academy, Uffizi, San Marco, Archaeological Museum). The apartment is simple and functional, very bright and well furnished, equipped with every kind of modern comforts, like air conditioning with remote control and independent heating; the master bedroom is very fascinating and welcoming with a big double bed; the living room, well separated from the rest of the house, is equipped with a comfortable sofa bed for 2. The second bedroom is furnished with a bunk bed, perfect for your children.

From the balcony you will enjoy a wonderful view of the Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Giotto’s Bell Tower, very fascinating at night with all buildings lit.

The apartment is easily reachable from the railway station with a 10 minute walk and is an ideal starting point to visit the city on foot. From the apartment you can get to every part of the town and the suburbs (Piazzale Michelangelo, Fiesole), since the main bus stops are at walking distance.

The apartment is in the ZTL area (limited traffic area) and is reachable:

BY TRAIN: from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, just 600 m away, the apartment is easily reachable on foot (10 minutes) or by bus (1-14-23 bus lines).

From Station SMN to Piazza San Marco on foot:

or by 23, 14 or 1 bus lines

BY CAR: From the highway A1 take the exit Firenze Sud or Firenze Nord, then follow signs to the city centre; after driving through the bypass streets (about 20 minutes) you can leave your car in the nearby parking space of PARTERRE in Via Madonna della Tosse, 9. For further information:

From the parking space of PARTERRE you can get to the apartment in about 10 minutes on foot or by bus (C1 line). You can also leave your car in one of the garages of the ZTL area upon request.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Elisabetta

I’m a freelance.

Elisabetta purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Elisabetta chose San Marco-San Gallo

This apartment has always been property of my family. I live in the same neighbourhood, few metres away. I know well this area full of bars and restaurants, so you can enjoy a pleasant stay.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is a typical old Florentine building, very essential and high-ceilinged: the roof windows make the house very bright and let you enjoy a wonderful view of the Duomo and the Giotto’s bell tower.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in San Marco-San Gallo, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • One of the bathrooms is accessible from the master bedroom. The other bathroom is near the second bedroom with single beds. They are both equipped with walk-in shower. Every bathroom has hair dryer and a small set of soaps.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Sofa bed in the living room - Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Bunk beds
    Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , big Double sofa-bed
  • The master bedroom has its private bathroom with shower. The second bedroom features 2 large bunk beds. In the living room there is a big and comfortable sofa bed for 2.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
The kitchen is near the dining room and is equipped with all saucepans and kitchenware for 6 people. There is a kitchenette with 4 burners, electric oven and microwave oven, fridge with freezer. The apartment is equipped with washing machine, ironing board and electric iron, vacuum cleaner. The dining room, just next to the kitchen, has 6 chairs and a rectangular table. In the living room there is a comfortable sofa for 3 and and armchair, a FLAT SCREEN TV with dvd player and satellite channels. WIFI internet The apartment has air conditioning with remote control and independent heating with gas heater, which you can regulate through the temperature control.


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Apartment overlooking the Duomo of Florence and the old town –Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.744681 based on 104 reviews
London, UK

Lovely flat near the duomo

  • 5 of 5

Elisabetta’s Flat was absolutely perfect for my friend and I while we were exploring Florence. It has a beautiful balcony overlooking the duomo and a bedroom that overlooks a plaza. Elisabetta was a great host in letting us have a later checkout due to a late flight home as well! Would recommend this to any of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean apartment on the 3rd floor in a PERFECT location...

  • 4 of 5

As already mentioned by other reviewers, the apartment is in a great location. First, it is right by the bus station so if you are getting to Florence via the train, you can just take a bus and you will get off right in front of the house. This is a great advantage…also, a bit of a disadvantage too since there’s always a ton of people waiting for buses to go to work in the morning as well as going home at end of the day. Be careful when punching in code to main door during this time. Second, the museum where Michael Angelo’s David is is literally just around the corner and all the main attractions in Florence (Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, etc.) are within walking distance. Thirdly, there are plenty of places to eat…McDonald’s is 5 mins away (i.e., if you like this type of food) and other types of food too. Not to mention there are a couple of groceries/markets where you can buy food to make at the apartment.

The apartment itself is very clean and there were enough beds for our family of 5 to sleep in…and each room is equipped with an AC which was a really nice plus. Again, as already pointed out in other reviews, the apartment is on the 3rd floor (top floor) and there are at least 6 flights of stairs to get there but no stairs within the apartment. So, if you don’t mind the climb... I definitely recommend this place to anyone…

Lastly, Elisabetta is the nicest host…and she responded to all my inquiry and questions promptly. Best of all, she was nice enough to let us check in way earlier than the normal check in time. I had informed her that our train from Venice was coming in before noon and was asking for a place to leave our luggage so we can start exploring Florence as soon as we get there. She offered to keep our luggage in her home closet if the apartment was not available for early check in or if it is, we can check in early. This made a difference in our Florence visit! Elisabetta gave us clear instructions on how to get in to the building and to get the keys to the apartment itself. We didn’t have any problems at all….

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind host
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Clean, well located.

  • 5 of 5

Elisabetta was so kind. My family loved the location (easy walk to all of the main sites in Florence). Very comfortable and spacious for our four.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ospiti veramente deliziosi e ruspettosi delle regole ed orari. Sono felice che si siano trovati bene nel mio appartamento che è perfetto per una famiglia con due figli, con una camera matrimoniale ed una a due letti a castello.
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great apartment in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Elisabetta was very accommodating of our late arrival time and check out which was so nice. The apartment was clean, lovely and in the perfect location. Walking distance from everything in Florence and the bus stop is literally right outside the front door. Great price and great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Giovani ospiti molto educati e rispettosi delle regole che noto con piacere hanno apprezzato l’appartamento ed anche la sua posizione molto favorevole e la vicinanza delle principlai linee di autobus.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The best advantage of this appartment is its location. Is across the corner from the Accademia Museum and two blocks from the Duomo. Very well connected, close to restaurants and a small supermarket. I would just say it is located in a 4th storie and no elevator. We drove to Firenze, so has to leave the car in a publick parking which charges you €10 first 24 hours, €15 second and €20 the third day and from then on, €20. The ealk takes around 12 minutes, so you will need to tskebyour luggage from there. The apartment is on an area where you may not be able to enter with your car (depending on the restrictions).

Overall a good place, very clean and as depicted in the pictures.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment is in the center of the city very next to the train station. Its location is perfect to visit the city but it has its drawbacks for who wants to reach it in car because it is in the inaccessible zone to the cars. In the center of firenze the buildings are very old and they hardly have the elevator.
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Disappointing experience

  • 3 of 5

I don't usually write reviews but this is different so I'd like people to know what to expect when they book this apartment. The location of the apartment is very good, you walk to all the best attractions in the heart of Florence. On a different note, the owner of this apartment is not one to work easily with. She doesn't respond to emails in a timely fashion and when responds she ignores what you wrote in the last email. The check-in is between 2 - 4 pm, and if you don't get there in that 2 hour time frame, she will charge you for that. Also she charged us a "tourist tax" for our son, which was a hidden tax, because nowhere was specified that. Comparing to other 2 apartments from Italy where we stayed this vacation, this experience was disappointing on every level because of the owner of the apartment. To save energy, she will give you a set of keys which contains the key that needs to be inserted inside the apartment so you will have air conditioning and the lights can be turned on, while you are in. So all the people from your party need to do everything together at all times, otherwise you won't have the lights on and air conditioning, or you need to go all the way down and open the front door for people from your party, when you actually want to sleep. Overall the impression was that this owner doesn't care if you feel welcome in her apartment or not.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Recensione sull'appartamento: " The location of the apartment is very good, you walk to all the best attractions in the heart of Florence. " Questo voglio mettere in evidenza. il resto non ha importanza ed è la conseguenza del mancato rispetto delle regole e condizioni indicate nell'annuncio ed accettate dall'ospite con la conferma della prenotazione. - L'ospite è arrivato dopo le ore 20 alla vigilia di Ferragosto perché in viaggio da Roma in auto si è fermato a visitare Siena, San Gimignano e Pisa, così allungando di molte ore il viaggio. La persona incaricata del Check in, alla quale io ho pagato un extra, ha atteso a lungo il loro arrivo. Ma l'ospite non ha pagato niente! - La tourist tax a Firenze è obbligatoria per tutte le persone maggiori di 12 anni: il figlio della Signora aveva 16 anni e quindi soggetto al pagamento della tassa. Posso concludere affermando che è stata un'esperienza molto negativa per me. * Review on the apartment: " The location of the apartment is very good, you walk to all the best attractions in the heart of Florence." This I want to underline, the rest it doesn't matter and it is the consequence of the missed respect of the rules and suitable conditions in the announcement and accepted by the guest with the confirmation of the booking. - The guest has reached the apartement after 8 pm the eve of Ferragosto because in trip from Rome in auto is stopped to visit Siena, St. Gimignano and Pisa, so lengthening of a lot of times the trip. The person entrusted of the Check in, to which I have paid an extra, has attended for a long time their arrival. But the guest has not paid anything! - The tourist tax in Florence is obligatory for all the 12 year-old oldest people: the child of the Mrs. is 16 years old and therefore subject to the payment of the tax. I can conclude affirming that he has been a very negative experience for me.
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Florence – Peretola
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Gran Caffè San Marco
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Cub
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartment overlooks a crowded square full of bars, restaurants and pastry shops in the heart of the cirty, few metres away from the Gallery of the Academy with the Michelangelo’s David, the San Marco Museum with the works of Beato Angelico and other attractions. The apartment is near all the main bus stops, so you can get anywhere in the city centre or on the outskirts of the town (Fiesole or the Piazzale Michelangelo). Few metres away from the apartment there is an excellent restaurant, L’Accademia, where you can enjoy the best dishes of the Italian cookery.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in San Marco-San Gallo, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
New Year Top Season
23 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
bassa 2
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Biancheria AU$15.67
Final cleaning AU$62.7
Stay tax AU$4.70 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

La prenotazione è confermata con il pagamento dell'acconto/caparra.
La disdetta della prenotazione non dà diritto alla restituzione della caparra
Consumi utenze acqua luce e gas compresi nel prezzo. Internet WI-FI compreso nel prezzo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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