Spacious apartment with a fantastic Duomo view in the very center of Florence
A fully equipped kitchen, a dinner room with TV , a very large bedroom, a wardrobe room with a bunk bed for 2(adult size), a bathroom with shower cabin and free wi fi
Since we love to go on vacation too , we offer strong discounts (1 week 500 euros) on weekly (or more) stay at the end of June :
Check in June 28th /29th to
Check out July 4th o/ 5th
This apartment could very well be the best catch of the whole city.
LOCATION: piazza Duomo - the Renaissance navel of the world.
VIEW: open your windows and reach out - you will feel like you can touch the Dome (check the photos: no winde angle, no close-up were used to take these pictures!)
CONVENIENCE: there are enough stairs to climb in Florence, to the Baptistry, the Cathedral, the Piazzale MIchelangelo. To get this apartment, you can use the brand-new elevator. (Quite a treat for Florence historical buildings)
VALUE: While we are in the process of furnishing the apartment properly, we thought we'd make it available as it is: essential furniture:
NO : air conditioning (we supply electric fans),breakfast (you can make yourself in your private kitchen)
YES : kitchen, bathroom, heat, electricity , internet wi fi, T.V. , dvd/cd/mp3 player.
Once we have it all decked out, we will rent for more !!
*****Jennuary 2013 New queen size (200x160cm) bed and a brand new mattress have arrived (photos uploaded)
*****March 2015 New bunk bed ( adult size ) and new mattreses (photos uploaded)
Downtown Firenze is interdicted to cars from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm everyday except Sunday. You can walk to the main museums with no cars around !!
PLEASE NOTE : you are in the heart of a pedestrian area: almost no traffic noise, but very popular with happy pedestrians of all nationalities, day and night. It is fun to window-watch, but less than quiet. For light sleepers, we supply ear-plugs.
PLEASE NOTE 2.0 : If you are 2 people but you prefer to use 2 different bedrooms PLEASE book for 3 guests
Just outside your front door you 'll find a very good Pizzeria , a Coffe bar , a little food/drink market and a newsstand
Walk distances from the apartment:
5 min. to Uffizzi Gallery
5 min. to Accademia Gallery
7 min. to Ponte Vecchio
10 min to the biggest central market San Lorenzo where you can find everything from cloths to fresh fruits and vegetables (cheap and very characteristic)
12 min. to Central Train Station (Santa Maria Novella)
The Santa Maria Novella train station is easly reachable from the Vespucci Airport (florence) and Galileo Galilei Airport ( Pisa )
No animals admitted
Everybody who sleeps in the house must be register at the check in
Ciro provided a very warm welcome to Florence and the apartment was exactly as described. The apartment was comfortable with some personal touches like Ciro's father's art and also very spacious. Ciro also provided some helpful tourist tips which were much appreciated.
The location was superb and the views fantastic - for a short stay, it's so worthwhile to be in the centre of the city. You walk outside and all the delights of Florence are within a few minutes walk. The view really is that good and it's great to look down and people watch both the locals and other tourists.
The only downside is the noise although in truth, only the busy Saturday night vs the Sunday & Monday we stayed and Ciro does accurately explain this in the description and the ear plugs were useful! However, this is the trade off for the location and in our mind, definitely worth it.
All in all, a very pleasant stay and excellent value for the price!
Ciro's place was exactly as expected. He was extremely welcoming and very thorough in his briefing both before we arrived and on arrival. Also Ciro was very happy to help us at all times. The great location means noisy people at night, but we were so tired in the evenings that we were not troubled by it.
Me and my boyfriend stayed in this lovely apartment for Easter weekend. The apartment is perfect, the view is stunning and the location is great! It is in very close proximity to everything. Ciro was extremely helpful and sent us tips for our stay. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed I would recommend a stay here in this lovely apartment. Florence was beautiful, and I would definitely return.
My wife and I stayed in Ciro's wonderful apartment in mid-March 2015. Ciro met us upon arrival at the apartment and explained all the practicalities. The apartment itself is very well appointed and clean. Having an elevator in the building (albeit a very small one) is a bonus after all the walking around. The location is fantastic - you're within walking distance of all the main cultural sites and inexpensive trattorias. It is a little noisy outside but it's to be expected in any historic downtown location. Overall, we had a great time in Florence and felt very comfortably in Ciro's apartment.
Ciro was the perfect host and the apartment is simply perfect. You don't get the sense from photos of just how large the apartment is, and it was perfect for 3 of us. Ciro's recommendations for the city were fantastic and the welcome was warm, friendly and thorough.
The most breathtaking part of the apartment - the view. Again, photos don't do justice to the magnificent vista welcoming you in the morning. And when you are walking around the city and are unsure of which way to head back, what a fantastic landmark in the Doumo to guide you home!
I highly recommend this apartment to all looking for the best location in Florence and will be sure to check availability should I ever return.
Ciro was a great host! He gave us a quick but detailed tour of the apartment and all things we should know and followed-up with a detailed email of suggestions and tips on what to do during our stay. Much appreciated! The apartment clearly has AMAZING views and is in a perfect location - nearly everything you'd want to visit is within an easy 5-15 minute walk from the apartment. The place was actually bigger than we'd anticipated, so that was a nice surprise. One tip: if you're visiting in the winter, bring slippers given that the hardwood floors are cold in response to the shortened heating hours allowed by city ordinance.
The Duomo Apartment was fantastic! The view from the bedroom window is exactly as you see it on the web site! It is very centrally located and all major sites are very easily accessible. Ciro was extremely helpful. He sent me an email with links and directions to many sites close by, restaurants, markets, and places to buys tickets for the museums and tours. He was extremely responsive to my questions and was just an email away. Florence is a magical city and I can't wait to visit her again and stay in Ciro's apartment!
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My name is Ciro, married with Lisa .
We live in Firenze with our daughter Luna 10 years old .
We like to travel around the world and we are experienced house's exchanger too
As an A.F.S. International Scholarshiper I studied one year (1978/79) at Cadott High School Wisconsin .
I am a musician, I used to work for Polydor France , Chapell , Polygram Italy, Videomusic .
Member of I.M.R.O.(Irish Music Rights Organization).
My father Roberto (the owner of the apartment) is a well known architect and
retired professor of Università di Architettura di Firenze.
The apartment in via dell'oriuolo used to be his professional studio .