Luxury, Terrace, Historic Center
- Name: Giovanna
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Price: From €5600/week, €8400/month
The apartment was beautifully furnished and maintained, and the service was excellent!
This beautifully appointed luxury apartment in the heart of the historic center is especially large and luminous and has its own private terrace with views over warm Florentine rooftops.
Welcome to the heart of Florence. Experience living in a true noble palazzo and walking to all the sights in this city treasured for its art. This apartment is especially large and luminous with comfortable and gracious living room with a view of warm Florentine rooftops that you will remember for a lifetime.
If you are a larger party, there are several more vacation rental apartments within this same building.
The location is excellent, right on Piazza Antinori. There is bound to be some traffic noise in this bustling district, but your 4th floor (American) location will mitigate that. And, after all, you are in a city. This also means that there is a shop for each and everything you need or want in the neighborhood. This area of Florence has been home to important Florentine families since the mid 1600s.
The building has retained the clean and simple architecture of the Renaissance period when it was first built. Renovated over the centuries, the building acquired its present appearance in the mid 1700s. The building has a doorman weekdays during business hours.
The entry hall opens into the dining room with a long rectangular table that seats 8 and then an open Tuscan brick archway leads into the living room that is beatifully decorated. Guests can`t wait to enjoy the large (270 square feet) private terrace where you can enjoy eating al fresco a joy of Italy. The view is of adjoining rooftops.
Dining table seats 6. The kitchen is spacious and complete with all modern appliances.
Additional Services Available: Italy Perfect would be happy to assist in arranging additional services to provide ease as well as enrich your stay in Florence. The following services can be coordinated, paid locally:
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping
- Welcome or daily lunch/dinner prepared by a cook.
- Customized tours, excursions and/or cooking classes
- Mid-stay maid and laundry services
The master-bedroom has a king-size bed, period furniture and a large walk-in closet;
The two further bedrooms both have twin beds that can be combined, on request, to form a king sized bed. Each room has a spacious wardrobe and pretty painted furniture as well as handsome fabrics.
Adjacent to the master bedroom is the master bathroom with large shower. There are two more bathrooms each with a shower.
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Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||Three. 1 with king bed, the other two have two singles that can be combined to form a large queen.|
|Bathrooms||Three bathrooms each with shower, sink, toilet, bidet. The master bedroom and the third bedroom bathrooms are en suite.|
|Floor||3rd European, 4th North American|
|Mobility||Elevator is small. Elevator door width is 50cm, 20inches;. Two steps from the street to the elevator. The beds have a thick mattress on frame, no box spring, the standard in Italy.|
|Size||1500 sq ft, 140 m2|
|Outlook||270 square foot terrace|
|Dining||Dining room seats 6 and dining on the terrace.|
|Kitchen||Four burner gas stove top, oven, sink and refrigerator with a freezer compartment, Dishwasher, Drip (American) coffee maker, Italian coffee pot and toaster, microwave.|
|Laundry||Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.|
|Air Conditioning||Yes. Yes. One "split" unit in each bedroom and one in the living/dining room.|
|Heating||Yes. The date of the heat being turned on/off is controlled by the government. Normally turned on by November 15th and off by April 15th with exceptions possible for extreme weather. It is hard to estimate utility costs since it will largely depend on your habits and the weather but based on historical usage you might want to budget for studios and one-bedroom apartments €10/day, for 2-3 BR €15-30/day. To track your usage, the manager can come to the apartment every 3 or 4 days to take a meter reading and give you an estimate of usage so that there are no surprises at check out.|
|Utilities||All included for stays of one week or less. For stays greater than 1 week, utilities are paid as consumed.|
|Transport||Public transportation nearby|
|Crib||Crib, baby cot, and high chair on request.|
|Neighborhood||This is the Duomo neighborhood|
|Entertainment||TV receives a few English language news channels. Italian DVD player & CD player on request.|
|Telephone||Yes, landline telephone that is rather expensive, like hotel charges. Your first use generates a charge of about €10 that includes some minutes. The cost of your calls depends on where you are calling. Local calls are not expensive. If you need it, having a landline phone in the apartment is a real convenience.|
|Linens||Two sets of linen included. One set of towels (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) per person. Extra upon request and at an additional fee. See price web page.|
|Family||Great for families|
|Cleaning||Final cleaning included for 1 week stay. For stays greater than 1 week see price web page More frequent service available for additional charge upon request. See price web page.|
|Parking||It is difficult to impossible to drive in the center of this city. No on-street parking is available for visitors. You may rent from the owner, a parking space in the garage under the train station.|
|Safety||No hotel-style safe|
|Security Deposit||Paid on arrival. See price web page for details.|
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|Available||Not Available||Reservation Pending||Changeover|
Prices in Euros
|1 Week||2 Weeks||3 to 4 Weeks|
|Final cleaning and utilities included||Final cleaning €200. Utilities are charged as used.
Minimum price is for 1 week.
The price includes linens, 1 set of towels/person, personal welcome during standard hours and free WiFi. Utilities and final cleaning included for stays of one week.
- -- Security deposit: €500 Euros paid in cash or by credit card on arrival. Returned on check-out less charges.
- -- Utilities: All included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week, utilities are paid as consumed.
- -- Florence City Hospitality Tax, see www.italyperfect.com/tax for current rate.
- -- Telephone charges as used.
- -- Final Cleaning: Included for stays of one week. For stays greater than 1 week €200 Euros.
- -- Cleaning: Maid service of 3 hours including towel and linen change is €70 Euros and €100 Euros for Saturday. Additional hours €20
- -- Extra towels (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) left in apartment €5/set.
- -- Extra sheet sets left in apartment €10/bed.
- -- Welcome or anytime lunch or dinner prepared by cook. From €50pp (according to Menu) plus cost of food. Minimum 2 guests.
- -- Pre-arrival grocery shopping: €25 Euros plus cost of groceries.
- -- Welcome basket from €25 Euros (flowers or chocolate or wine) or all three for €55 Euros.
- -- Laundry service and ironing in apartment €25/hr. External services (dry cleaner - ticket reservation) €25.
- -- Transfer service - Florence train station: car €55 or van €65. Florence airport: car €55 or van €65. Pisa airport: car €200 or van €250.
Arrivals can be at any time M-F 9-6 by appointment. If the apartment is occupied the night before your arrival it will not be ready until the afternoon but you may leave your luggage. Evening, weekend & holiday arrivals (Epiphany, April 25, May 1, June 2, June 24, Aug. 15, Nov. 1, Dec. 8) pay €50 fee directly to your greeter. High holiday (Christmas Day, Dec. 26 Jan 1, Easter, Easter Monday) arrivals pay €100 to greeter.
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- Beautifully done apartment.
- Decorating is of fine quality.
- Management is professional.
- The private outlook of the terrace allows you to get away from it all.
Our Guest Reviews
Giovanna in Florence
My family's stay at "Giovanna" in Florence was luxurious. The apartment was grand and bright, the terrace was tranquil and relaxing. The bedrooms were well-appointed and comfortable. Pat from Italy Perfect really knows her stuff. She has extensive knowledge or the properties of which she manages. You feel well taken care from the moment you consult with her to the moment you book and most importantly throughout your stay. Italy Perfect takes the worry out of European travel. Because all the apartments they offer are properly vetted from accommodations to on-site staffing/management, you can be assured that your needs will be addressed promptly. I can't stress enough that this can not always be said for Vrbo's or other European property management services. I feel fortunate to have Italy Perfect as my go to resource for all my Italian travel needs.
[Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with us. We look forward to be of service again in the near future. The Italy Perfect Team]
We have had the opportunity to stay in the Giovanna apartment several times and love it. Location, quality and attention to detail on the part of the owners staff are a welcome addition.
Could not recommend more and look forward to next year.
[Thank you for your wonderful review. Look forward to welcoming you next year! The Italy Perfect Team]
We had a wonderful time in Florence. Our apartment was quiet, very comfortable, clean and spacious. It was also close to the main historical sites and high-end shopping.
Laura was a delight to work with, explained things well and couldn't be more helpful.
All in all, we had a great time and would recommend Italy Perfect without hesitation.
[Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Italy Perfect Team.]
GREAT Apartment in a GREAT Location
We spent a month in Florence in Giovanna. We were thrilled with this apartment from the moment we arrived. It is just as nice as the pictures--very spacious and nicely decorated. Also very clean. It's hard to find a vacation rental with 3 nice bedrooms and bathrooms. One of the bathrooms is a little small and not en suite, but it has good storage for toiletries and a couple of towel hangers so it was fine. There is plenty of storage space for luggage and clothing which makes the bedrooms very comfortable. The kitchen was generously equipped with tableware, glassware, and linens. However, cooking was a challenge as the cookware is limited and the counter space for working in the kitchen is minimal. The management company provided some needed cookware promptly when we called about it.
The location of this apartment is hard to beat. It's on a street with a lot of designer shops with wide sidewalks. (Our tour guide referred to it as Aristocrat Row.) You are 10 minutes or less from the Duomo, the Central Market, the train station, the Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito, Santa Maria Novella, the Uffizi, a grocery store. The building and the street are very safe.
Our hostess Cristiana was great--very responsive to all requests both before our arrival and during our stay. She arranged drivers for us when we needed them, and they always arrived 5 min early and in nice cars. She also arranged for a chef to come to the apartment a couple of times which was a nice break from eating out. (We liked the Tuscan menu better than the Fish menu.) Given the tiny kitchen, it is a miracle that she was able to feed 6 people a 4 course meal. Cristiana even met her at the apartment to help her get started so we didn't have to be there when she arrived. The rest of the management team are also very good. Plus they are just downstairs (in the same building) so it is very convenient when you need something or have a question.
Our favorite restaurants turned out to be Zio Gigi for comfort food and friendly service, 4 Leoni, and Cantenetta Antinori which was right next door. Cantenetta Antinori had great Anitnori wines and the sea bass was to die for. We also enjoyed FrancescoVini near Santa Croce a couple of times, especially if you're desperate for a salad. But honestly, almost everywhere we ate had great food. Even the little touristy places often surprised with really good food.
Lisa at Italy Perfect was great to deal with. I rent on VRBO and AirBnB pretty often, but it's more comforting to rent from an American company that knows the properties and American expectations and can really let you know what to expect. There were no surprises here, including at checkout where you settle up for utilities, cleaning, and any other incidentals that the management company handles for you (such as delivering bottled water to the apartment.) BTW--our utilities were about $15/day.
Bottom line—GREAT apartment, GREAT location, GREAT management company, and very good value for extended stays.
[Thank you so much Pam, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
This was our second stay in this unit and the 4th in this building. All were outstanding. As many have mentioned, the location cannot be beat for convenience to the major attractions and railway station. The management is top notch and treats one as a valued client. Cannot recommend enough.
[Thank you Henry, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
We have stayed in apartments in most major cities of the world and this is absolutely the best of all. Great location, excellent size, lovely view, all the best conveniences and superb condition. The staff and concierge were most helpful and made us feel at home rather than passing guests. Altogether—a remarkable experience. We can’t wait to return.
[Thank you John, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Everything was wonderful. The apartment was super. The staff was lovely
This is our third consecutive stay at this palazzo and was again a memorable and enjoyable visit. The location and ambience cannot be beat, coupled with the exceptional staff which are there to smooth your way. I must say this particular unit has some of the best lighting I have found in Europe in either a hotel or private accommodation. The two showers were also of high quality and worked well. Our hats' are off to you Pat for arranging our trip once again!
[Thank you Henry, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
Truly a fantastic location
We loved our location in Florence.
We loved the kitchen, the washer and dryer, the roomy living room, the terrace so perfect for early mornings or late night dinner. We loved the spacious bedrooms and the safe feeling we had with the building.
Most of all, we loved the location.
It was in the heart of Florence, within walking distance to the Duomo, the Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio, and the train station. We walked all over Florence and were so grateful not to be trying to drive a car in this restricted area full of one way streets.
We were able to find a grocery store, a coffee shop and bakery all within walking distance.
We loved every minute and are so grateful for these amazing accommodations.
Here's my best tip about Florence:
So so many people crowd every day to get in to see the Duomo, if you are open to it, attend mass on Sunday inside the Duomo. It is serene, calming, beautiful and truly a special way to see the Duomo. It was free of charge and uncrowded.
Enjoy! Ciao Bella!
[We are delighted you had a wonderful time, thank you for the tip! The Italy Perfect Team]
Beautiful apartment with an incredible location!
The apartment was just as pictured! It is so unusual to find a nicely furnished 3 bedrooms/3baths in such a location! The outside terrace was nice to have on those hot summer evenings! There was even fresh flowers in the living room! What a welcome! The staff was quick to help with any issues (air conditioning went out but was quickly reset). Kitchen is just so-so, but worked just fine for quick breakfasts, coffee, a place to chill wine, etc. All the bedrooms are nicely sized, again unusual for the location - bathrooms were also nicely sized and well appointed. We look forward to our next visit already!
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Map and Location
|Duomo Cathedral, Piazza della Repubblica - 5 min walk|
|Train station - 7 min walk|
|Piazza Signoria, Accademia - 8 min walk|
|Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi - 10 min walk|