In-Town Apartment - Family Lodgings
| Character: These elegant apartments are spacious and sunny, and were completely remodeled in 2011.
Advantages: Location next door to the Duomo; daytime front-desk service; In Italy Online has exclusive discounted rates (see below).
Location: On Piazza del Duomo. You can walk to everything in Florence in less than 15 minutes. Click here to see the map for Duomo Apartments.
Size: 12 apartments on six floors. Some have balconies or terraces overlooking the Duomo, and almost all have beautiful views of the Baptistry or cathedral. All have a living room with ultra-modern kitchenette and sofa bed, and one bathroom per bedroom. The penthouse has a terrace and a balcony just yards away from the cathedral.
Features: Elevator, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone in living room and bedroom, complimentary wireless Internet, dishwasher, full fridge/freezer, cooktop, American coffeemaker (on-request), hair dryer; valet parking available (32 Euro/night); the penthouse has a washing machine and dryer.
Minimum stay: Three nights.
Disadvantages: Although Piazza del Duomo is now off limits to all vehicles, those who are extremely sensitive to noise or must sleep with the windows open should request the upper floors.
Car needed: No!
If you dream of being right at the center of Florence, with picture postcard close-up views of the Duomo and the Baptistry from your windows, one of these 12 apartments could be the best choice for you. Since the piazza was made completely off-limits to ALL vehicles in 2010, and no less than three supermarkets have been cleverly hidden in nearby buildings, this has become an ideal location for a stay in Florence. Occupying a patrician palazzo on the corner of the piazza, the newly remodeled, beautifully decorated units are spread out over six floors reached by elevator. On the ground floor is a reception desk manned from noon till 8pm every day except Sunday. At other times, you can open the front door from upstairs, after looking at the visitor through your video doorbell.
There are three types of apartments in this building: one-bedroom, one-bathroom units; two-bedroom, two-bathroom units; and one very special three-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse. All have parquet floors throughout and are furnished with top quality wooden antiques, elegant silk and brocade fabrics in the bedrooms and living room, and ultra-modern kitchens with full fridge, oven and/or microwave, cooktop, dishwasher, US coffeemaker (on-request) and toaster. Amenities include independent air conditioning and heating, satellite TV, wall safe, telephone in every living room and bedroom, wireless Internet access, generous closets and wardrobes, good lighting and hair dryers in all the bathrooms, daily cleaning and twice-weekly bath linen change. One-bedroom apartments have a queen bed (no twins) in the bedroom; the other apartments have one queen bedroom and one twin/queen bedroom.
Regardless of what floor you stay on, you will have great views from almost every window in this building (the windows on the top floors have smaller windows but the views are just as great, and the pay-off is quieter nights if you are truly a light sleeper). Several of the units have soaring frescoed ceilings in the vast bedrooms or living room. First-floor apartments have balconies facing the Duomo itself. The bathrooms are all ultra-modern and feature stall showers.
On the top floor, the Penthouse must surely be unique. Sunny and spacious, it has a large living room featuring a settee, sofa, armchairs and table for 8; a separate eat-in kitchen with a full fridge, dishwasher, oven, cooktop and washer/dryer. A hall lined with closets leads to a marble bathroom with an oversized glass shower, next to a small bedroom with French bed and low ceiling (suitable for one adult or two small children). At the end of the hall are a bedroom with king bed and views of the Duomo from the bed, a room with twin beds or queen bed and views from all three windows, and a hall bathroom with whirlpool bathtub and separate shower. This very comfortable apartment is completed by a large furnished terrace facing the Baptistry and the Medici Chapels, as well as a small balcony with table and chairs, so close to the Duomo that you feel you can reach out and touch it.
For this property:
Prices include: taxes, services, electricity, water, gas, heating or air conditioning, one change of bed and bath linens per week, baby crib (on request), final cleaning, plus a welcome basket containing a bottle of water, some olive oil, salt, a small bottle of wine, milk and biscuits
Not included: metered telephone
We do not recommend having a car while you stay here, but valet parking is available for 32 Euro/day.
We regret no animals are allowed.
Refundable security deposit: 150 Euro by credit card
Click here for information about private transfers to the property.
Please note that it is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.
As of July 1, 2011, a City Accommodation tax of 1-4 Euro/person/night will be charged by your lodgings at your departure.