Elegant Apartment with Duomo Views
- Name: Sandra
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Price: €3410/week, €5120/month, long term
Excellent location, nicely furnished, well maintained.
Sunny luxury apartment with memorable views of the cathedral, with its famous dome. Centrally located, right on the Piazza Antinori and close to everything wonderful in Florence.
Luxury Apartment with Views in the Heart of Florence. Welcome to the heart of Florence. Experience living in a true palace 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 the Duomo that you will remember for a lifetime. If you are a larger party, there are several 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 5th floor 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 quarter of Florence has been home to important Florentine families since the mid 1600s.
The building has retained a clean and simple aspect that is reminiscent of the Renaissance period when it was first built. Renovated over the centuries, the building acquired its present appearance in the mid 1700s.
The Sandra apartment is sunny and very spacious. It is high in the Palazzo, on the fifth floor (North American designation) with views historic Florence including the famous domo of the Duomo cathedral from the living room and both bedrooms.
The entry which has a storage cupboard leads to the very tastefully appointed living room in warm yellow tones with comfortable seating provided by a three-cushion sofa and two love seats, good light, a dining table, flat screen TV, a non-working fireplace and two large windows. Views of the fascinating facade of San Gaetano, the only baroque church in Florence, allow you to appreciate, up close, the many decorative and architectural elements that typify that architectural style. Beyond are views of the dome of the cathedral of Florence as well as of Giotto`s beautiful bell tower.
A short hallway accessed from the entry foyer and also from the living room leads to the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen.
The master bedroom has a dual-king bed that can be prepared as two singles on request, a closet and a small writing desk. Memorable views from the bedroom window of the San Gaetano church, Duomo, belltower.
The second bedroom has two single beds, a closet and the same wonderful views.
There are two bathrooms across the hallway from each bedroom. One with shower, sink, toilet, bidet. The other with bathtub with shower attachment, sink, toilet, bidet.
At the end of the hallway is the fully equipped kitchen with a bistro table with seating for three people.
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
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Property and area amenities
|Bedrooms||2. Master bedroom with dual king. Second bedroom with two single beds that can be joined.|
|Bathrooms||1 bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, bidet. 1 bathroom with tub with shower attachment, toilet, sink, bidet.|
|Floor||4th European, 5th North American Designation|
|Mobility||Elevator is small. The bed has a thick mattress on frame, no box spring, the standard in Italy.|
|Size||1163 sq ft, 108 m2|
|Outlook||Views of the Duomo, belltower, church façade|
|Dining||Dining table in living room seats six.|
|Kitchen||Four burner gas stove, electric oven, sink and refrigerator with a freezer compartment, dishwasher, drip (American) coffee maker, Italian coffee pot, toaster, microwave. Bistro table seats three.|
|Laundry||Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.|
|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||Satellite TV receives a few English-language news channels.|
|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||Good 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.|
|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||
for 3+ Months
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 €180 Euros.
- -- Cleaning: Maid service of 3 hours including towel and linen change is €75 Euros and €100 Euros for Saturday. Additional hours €25.
- -- 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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- Excellent location.
- Beautifully furnished.
- Cleaning is spotless and maintenance appears good.
- The apartment is large, appealing and comfortable.
- Because of the view and all the windows, it is pleasant year-round, i.e. not dark and closed
- Helpful on-site staff
Our Guest Reviews
The apartment was in good condition, clean, well situated and we were very happy there.
The people in the office were great - very helpful and ready to attend to any matter of concern.
The doorman is also very nice and helpful.
You yourself were also great to deal with .Thanks for getting the pool organised.
"Room with a view"
The view of the Duomo filled every window of this lovely apartment. It was like being Helena Bonham Carter’s character from the movie A Room with a View, only we were closer! The apartment was located about five minutes away from the Duomo on Via De Tornabuni. A wonderful street in itself, full of designer stores, and every evening a woman sang Italian opera in the square. It was magical. The apartment its self is situated in a beautiful building that was once a traditional Florentine palace. The rooms were lovely and the air-conditioning was perfect, and very necessary for the time we were there. It was really comfortable and we felt very special opening the huge wooden door next to Hermes to enter in to the building. It was a lovely experience and I would highly recommend the apartment.
[Thanks so much. The Italy Perfect Team]
A beautiful stay!
Our apartment in Florence was wonderful. It had 2 on suites and was very accommodating,
We especially loved the location of the apartment!
All was great!
Rooms with a view!
This is a fabulous place to stay in Florence!! I want to go back already! Fifth floor, excellent views of the Duomo and city.
Location is within walking distance to everything. Staying on the "Rodeo Drive" of Florence was comfortable and glamorous and active enough so that you feel part of the city without too much disturbance. Easy grocery not too far walking....everything easy. The apartment itself was well appointed, comfortable and roomy. Loved the large windows and light.
Only down side was the outside spotlight like fixture that was right outside of the windows and not quite eliminated by the curtains at night.
I had a great stay.....everyone affiliated with this apartment was polite, helpful, timely and I definitely would recommend this accommodation and Italy Perfect.
[Thank you so much! Sorry to hear about the spotlight, wish you had mentioned to the manager to have it immediately fixed. The Italy Perfect Team]
Wonderful apartment and location
This apartment was perfectly located: a quiet area very close to all the main attractions. The apartment was very spacious, well appointed, and comfortable. The bathrooms were spacious (the master bath is really nice) and the amount of storage in each room was beyond what we usually expect. The kitchen was large and well appointed - certainly could have cooked large meals in there (but with the Mercato Centrale just a few blocks away, you could just pick up great meals to enjoy in the apartment). Massimiliano (the doorman) was gracious and warm, the building was extremely secure, and it was a pleasure to be greeted by the peace of Piazza Antinori (not to mention the great coffee shop a block away) each morning. We would recommend this apartment (and return) in a heartbeat.
Oh... the views...
Everything about the Sandra apartment is elegant, gracious, and welcoming. However, the views from every room are MAGNIFICENT. There right outside your window literally sits the Duomo in all it's glory. However equally phenomenal is the Baroque masterpiece of Chiesa dei Santi Michelle e Gaetano is beyond SPECTACULAR. Situated in the heart of Florence - close to everything - this apartment was truly a wonderful home away from home. Honestly, there is little one can say except GRAZIE for allowing us to "borrow" this spacious home for a week. Our Italy Perfect experience was beyond compare. Pat was not only helpful, she made our dreams come true!
[It was sincerely a pleasure, Gregory. Your appreciation is a great reward. The Italy Perfect Team]
Everything we hoped for
The Sandra apartment was everything we hoped for. Excellent location, nicely furnished, well maintained. We enjoyed our stay and the excellent service from everyone at Italy Perfect.
Enjoyed our stay very much
Just wanted to let you know that we totally enjoyed our time in Florence. Sandra apartment was great, greeter Cristiana very courteous and helpful. Thanks for everything.
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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|