About this listing
BEST view of the Cathedral, literally in front of the Duomo! Palace from the 1400's on Piazza Duomo. Large bedroom, antique furniture, high wooden ceilings, a spacious & cozy living room, full kitchen. Well lit & VERY quiet. 24 hour check in!
***2014 REVIEWS BASED ON THE STUDIO. CURRENT LISTING IS SAME APARTMENT WITH A NEW GIANT BEDROOM!!!***
Located on the 3rd floor of a palace from the 1400's right on Piazza Duomo, this private apartment has high wooden beam ceilings, decorated with antique furniture, a small fresco on the wall, reliefs in the hallway ceiling, and stone arches. The apartment is very well lit. There is a large living room/kitchen, a full bathroom, and a very large cozy bedroom.
The 2 meter high window in the living room has double glass panes for complete silence. The bedroom's window is to a courtyard, very, very quiet. It has wooden panel shutters for complete darkness if desired.
AREA: The apartment is located at the true heart of the historical center, on the corner of Via Martelli and Piazza Duomo (Leonardo Da Vinci lived two houses down!). You cannot get closer to the Duomo, it is literally at your doorstep. No vehicles are allowed in this historical area, so no need to worry about traffic noise (also that is why there's no "street view" tab). If you do have a car, there are parking garages nearby. The neighborhood and building are very safe, with 3 doors to get to the apartment.
Every main landmark in Florence (the David, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza Signoria & Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio, train station Stazione SM Novella) are actually a 0-10 minute walk from here, not exaggerating! There is a taxi stop right around the Duomo, and bus stops are a couple of minutes away.
BED: The bed is a queen size ("matrimoniale") real mattress bed, sleeps 2 adults comfortably. Bed linen and towels are included, with a fluffy down comforter and several pillows. For a third guest, there is a single futon if requested.
KITCHEN: There is a fully equipped kitchen and gas oven, with many spices, herbs & fancy olive oils to cook with, as well as coffee makers, fresh ground Italian coffee, local organic teas, and organic sugars/honey. You will also have filtered water and other snacks. The grocery store "Eataly" is across the street from the apartment.
AMENITIES: The apartment has two central fans and a portable fan. Heating in every room. There's also a washing machine, organic Tuscan detergent, organic lavender softener, a drying rack, and a clothes iron. There's a hair dryer, a curling iron and a flat iron, too!
You will have an unlimited and FAST WiFi (wireless) internet connection, as well as a landline phone you can use for emergency calls.
What else could you ask for? Oh yes, the keys :)
For your convenience, provided:
-Matrimonial/Queen size real mattress bed with soft linens and down comforter.
-Fans & Central Heater
-WiFi (unlimited HIGH speed wireless internet)
-Washing machine, Organic Detergent & Softener
-Blow dryer, Flat iron, Curling iron
-Organic Body wash, face wash, Shampoo, Conditioner
-Fully equipped kitchen including:
*Lavazza Coffee, Organic Italian Teas, Organic Tuscan Honey, Sugars
*Premium Olive oils, Organic Spices, Herbs & Salts
*Bottled water, snacks.
-The BEST view of the Cathedral facade you'll find on Airbnb!
Other Things to Note
BOOKING FOR 3 PEOPLE: If booked for 3 people, the set up will be the matrimonial/queen real mattress bed and a 1-person single futon (convertible single couch bed).
Unlike most of the listings run by agencies now saturating AirBnb Florence... this is my HOME, when you are not here, I live here! There is no middle man! This is the TRUE AirBnb experience. That said, the house is full of personal touches of decor, and real antiques, which I collect. Please be careful and treat them nicely!