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 an extra bed, a bathroom with shower cabin and free wi fi internet connection
Since we love to go on vacation too , we offer strong discounts on:
1 week (or more) from JUNE the 10th to July the 10th (500 euros per week)
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 The new queen size (200x160cm) bed and a brand new mattress have arrived (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 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!
This quite large apartment was exactly as advertised. Ciro met us at the apartment, showed us how everything worked, gave us a very nice bottle of red wine, then later emailed us a list of restaurants, shops & museum tickets with links. The apartment was clean and the kitchen had everything you would want. The location is the best in town, you can never lose your way home. As Ciro has stated, you will hear street noise at night, ear plugs are essential for the light sleeper. We would recommend this apartment without reservations.
The view of Duomo was fantastic. Just across the cupola. My parents and I could drop by Ciro's house several times during day tour. I used laundry and kitchen for two days. The house was much bugger than expected! I loved it!!
Ciro's place right next to the Duomo was absolutely fantastic. The pictures don't do the apartment justice -- open the bedroom windows and you can basically touch the cathedral! Ciro made us feel incredibly at home by giving us a quick run-through of the apartment and a welcome bottle of wine. The place is spacious and private, with easy access to just about everything in Florence. You are less than 100 steps from the front doors of the Duomo and just along one of the best shopping streets. I'd recommend this listing to anyone: friends and family for sure, and I'd stay here again when going to Florence. You really can't beat it!
Ciro is v helpful in making us settle into the apartment and offering help with local recommendations. The apartment is in a central location that cannot be beat.
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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 .