Newly rennovated fresh apartment with a balcony with view over the Dome! Its a spacious apartment of 65m2 with one double bedroom, one triple bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.
On first floor there is a large terrace where you can relax in a sunbed!
The apartment is located in a building that has been totally renovated in 2011/2012. It's located in the nice area of Porta Romana, famous for its many artisan shops and small restaurants. Its within the city walls just a few stepped from important monuments as Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens and only 15 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio.
At Porta Romana there is a bus stop both for the tourist buses, who take you on a panoramic tour around Florence, as well as the ordinary buses who takes you right to the heart of Chianti in cities as Siena, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti etc.
The house, Lodges le Mura, has in total 6 independent apartments to rent. All apartments has it's own safe principal door. Then on first floor there are some rooms in common and a large terrace as a surplus to use if you like.
The apartments together with the rooms in common occupies the two floors of the building and is accessible by an elevator. From the apartments on second floor you can see the Dome of Brunelleschi and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
The large terrace is equipped with chairs, sun beds and parasols to offer a peaceful oasis where you can relax after an intensive day full of wonderful experience in the beautiful Florence. From the terrace you can enjoy the view of the sixth city wall where the soldiers who guarded the city once lodged.
This apartment, il Duomo, has one double bedroom and a triple bedroom with double or twin beds, 1 bathroom, a small kitchen and a balcony.
Guests will have access to the common areas of first floor with living room with a library and the large equipped terrace with pergola, sunbeds etc.
Interaction with Guests
I'm normally at the apartments every day and is always reachable by phone and email.
We are located at Porta Romana which is an old authentic part of the city. Its famous for its many small artisan shops and several small trattorias with genuine Florentine food. Its also a green area since we are close to several gardens, the most famous is the Boboli Gardens.
There are 3 urban busses running from Porta Romana to Central Station in 10 min. Here is also a bus stop both for the tourist hop on hop off buses, who take you on a panoramic tour around Florence, as well as the extra urban buses who takes you right to the heart of Chianti in cities as Siena, San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti etc.
Please let me know in advance your arrival time. Normal check in time is between 13.00 and 15.30 but its possible to arrive also in other hours. If you arrive late in the evening you will recieve the portcode to enter. During day time I will be there to meet you up, deliver the keys and give you some information.
Check out is before 10.30. Final cleaning is included in the price but please clean up the kitchen before you leave.
The appartment "Il Duomo" was lovely. Everything was perfect and very clean. Our host was very friendly and helpful. I recommand it!
Ulrika's place is very beautiful, clean and location is great, so close to the centre of the city! The rooms are elegantly decorated and airy, and there is a beautiful terrace in the common area, where we spent our happy hours:).
Ulrika is a great host, very nice, helpful and patient with her guests. I strongly recommend Ulrika's place, and would definitely choose it for my next stay in Florence:).
Lodges Le Mura is a gem within the area on the other side of ponte vecchio, a good escape from the hustle and bustle in town. It is really spacious and tidy and new and most importantly it has air conditioning which me and my family together 5 people enjoyed. Buses like 11, 36, 37 would take you to most of the places in Florence and most importantly to Firenze SMN station. Being secluded, the catch is walking from city centre back would take at least 25 mins, so for those with tired legs after dinner, you might not be a fan for a stroll. All in all, Urika has been really really helpful and I couldn't asked for a better host.
Our family of 5 spent 3 nights in the "il Duomo". It was really wonderful. Ulrika was very considerate to have the aircon on to cool the rooms to prep for our arrival in the hot summer.
The 2 rooms were really big. and even the single bed was big & comfy for the 5th pax. One of the room had a balcony which we enjoyed sitting there just to relax after a day.
Area was superb, with small shops(including supermarket) around and within 10-15 mins walking distance to the main cities and it give you the chance to go across the various bridges and enjoy the viewalong the way. Bus to main city is just outside, across the road which is 5 mins ride only.
Ulrika was extremely friendly and helpful in all ways. Providing maps and made superb recommendation on restaurant too. And she was always available on phone when we needed help. On the day I depart, she actually travelled down on a sunday to help us to make arrangement for a car to send us to the airport. When I told her I needed help to print some stuff for next destination, she was more then helpful to let me use her laptop.
Overall it was a superb experience and I WOULD come stay again. Have already start to recommend friends to stay here too if they come!
Our stay in "Il Duomo" was great. The apartment was a good size for our family of five and it was great to come back to air conditioning after two very hot days of sightseeing. The common areas of the building were very nice. We would stay here again.
My family and I greatly enjoyed our stay at Ulrika's apartment and found it to be luxurious accommodations with a great location that was easy walking distance to most of the attractions but far enough away to be out of the main noise and congestion of the tourist areas. Ulrika was very gracious hostess and I really appreciated her availability throughout most of the day as she was on site. All the amenities worked flawlessly including Air Conditioning and WiFi, and both were very important to us. We all really appreciated how nice the layout, design and cleanliness of apartment was and enjoyed our accommodations as well as the extra amenities such as a common area, patio and access to printer and other computer resources. This was a very comfortable space for a family of 4 with lots of additional amenities. Ulrika was a joy to work with and was easy to communicate with from the coordination of our arrival to our arrival and discussing various transportation options for the next leg of our journey. I highly recommend her apartment for those visiting Firenze!
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ciao sono Ulrika, ho una grande passione per i viaggi, amo rilassarmi con una buona lettura e, quando gli impegni familiari me lo concedono, mi dedico volentieri a guardare un bel film