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Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: Apartment

1 Full bath

Perfect Duomo Location-Fantastic Reviews-Welcome Basket-A/C-Solare Apartment

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Freshly remodeled, sunny apartment in the historic center. The top floor position yields lots of light. A cheerful, pleasant apartment.

Located near Piazza San Lorenzo it is an easy walk to the Duomo, the train station, the Church of San Lorenzo and Medici Chapels. The Mercato Centrale nearby offers vast varieties of Italian food specialities, cheeses, hand made pasta, artisan olive oils and fresh fruits and vegetables.This is a very central location so you can be back "home" within a matter of minutes from most of the historic center sites. The neighborhood has many convenient shops, there is a small supermarket within 2 blocks, a mom-and-pop style grocers, a pizzeria, several restaurants, a pharmacy and a bakery with one block.

The building is small with only two apartments per floor and has a newly renovated exterior facade. The Solare apartment has an enviable top-floor position, commanding all three windows across the top floor of the building. Apartment is on the 4th floor (5th Floor North American designation), no elevator, 66 steps.

A special feature are the nice views from the windows in the living room and bedroom. Gaze out at timeless views of the distant hills that surround Florence. It is a bright, pleasant apartment.The living room, bedroom and hallway have parquet wood floors, easy on the feet. The living room is cozy, with wood bookshelves, flat screen TV, iPod dock. A newly reupholstered love seat and two arm chairs provide comfortable seating for four people. There is a pull-down double size Murphy bed in the living room. During the day it folds up flat behind the sofa. Since it is double size it is best suited for one adult or two children. The living room door can be closed off, if you use the pull-down bed, a feature we appreciate so that guests in the bedroom can get up and move about the apartment without waking up other members of their travel party sleeping in the living room.The bedroom has a queen size bed with a comfortable, good quality mattress. A large, handsome armoire provides good clothing storage space. Here too you can enjoy views across rooftops towards the hills. Night stands with small reading lamps are on either side of the bed.The bathroom has a fully enclosed shower with adjustable sprayer and also a fixed rain style shower head. The shower stall is standard Italian size, but a bit small by U.S. standards. Plenty of natural light too from the window as well as good lighting over the medicine cabinet mirror.The newly remodeled kitchen is delightful. It has a window facing the light well with a flower box, a nice touch. Full size refrigerator with separate freezer compartment, all amenities and thoughtfully appointed with pots, pans, utensils. The dining table is positioned in front of the kitchen window and can seat four people.

TripAdvisor property ID 2428497

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Florence today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 33 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $453 to as high as $861, depending on travel dates.

The manager responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 02, 2018.

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Italy Perfect
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
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Damage deposit: ($338.12) €300.00
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Florence Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • High chair


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (33)

Excellent – based on 33 reviews Excellent
33 reviews

Very Good

“Another great stay with the Italy Perfect folks”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2015

This was our second trip to Florence as arranged by the Italy Perfect staff. As before we rented the Solare apartment thru Italy Perfect because of the location - quieter, without sacrificing access to local amenities. The apartment is very comfortable and well maintained. We enjoyed walking all over the city, including a trek from Fiesole back down into Florence. As before, everywhere we went we were welcomed. I am sure that our next trip to Florence will come sooner next time around.

Response from the manager We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence. The Italy Perfect Team.

“Perfect for Young Families”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2015

We stayed in Solare at the end of August and beginning September 2014. The apartment was perfect for a young family as our daughter slept in the living room which can double as a second bedroom. The welcome gift was wonderful and our daughter also got a welcome gift which was a wonderful surprise. As well, the owner of the apartment was able to babysit our daughter twice in the evening which was perfect as we could go out with friends in the evening. Overall, the accommodations lived to our exceptions.

Response from the manager We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence. The Italy Perfect Team.

“Excellent apartment in Florence”

Reviewed 31 Jan 2015

My wife and I were more than pleased with the Solare apartment in Florence during our recent visit over New Year's. Beginning with the reception from our host who met us on time and provided excellent directions on everything in the apartment from how the stove and dishwasher worked to adjusting the thermostats if we needed some additional heat. Our host made herself available through the week and even provided a cell phone for us to use should we need to contact her. As well the apartment itself was well equipped with ample cooking utensils and dishes. There were more entertainment options (i.e. TV, DVD player, stereo) than we could use and most importantly a very comfortable bed to sleep in after long days of walking. The location could not have been better, close to the market, train station, Duomo, and the Academia. A reasonably quiet neighbourhood yet very close to all the sites and an easy walk to everywhere. We would certainly look to use the apartment again when we are back in Florence. Finally dealing with Italy Perfect has been a very successful experience. Upon completing our booking we received the most comprehensive package of information and suggestions that we had have seen in many years of travelling and renting apartments. In addition when we asked for a restaurant recommend for New Years dinner we were sent list with comments and we selected the restaurant they thought was best and enjoyed a spectacular meal. Well done Italy Perfect. We would highly recomend Italy Perfect and the Solare apartment.

Response from the manager Grazie! Please come back again soon. Thank you, the Italy Perfect Team.

“Solare Apartment - Classy, Homely and Ideally Situated”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2014

We enjoyed a great week at this apartment in September 2014. We received a friendly, professional welcome from the owner. It was apparent that she had excelled herself in lots of little touches around the apartment which was cosy, spotlessly clean and very well furnished in a very classy and tasteful manner. We found the immediate surroundings to be safe and homely and were delighted at how close we were to the central attractions. Despite being so close, the actual street below the apartment was not a busy one and we felt sheltered from the main city noise. Sleep is important to us on holiday and we enjoyed seven good nights sleep. The air-conditioning was excellent and the windows in the bedroom had extra internal shutters for added quiet at night. There is an excellent bakers literally seconds from the front door where we bought our breakfast pastries and bread rolls for lunch. The apartment was a couple of minutes away from the Market Central with its wonderful, modern, upper food hall. Having stayed in apartments in Rome, Venice and elsewhere, this was very much up with the best. We have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to couples wishing a romantic break or to visitors wishing to be close to all the major attractions. We hope to be back in the near future. 10 out of 10.

Response from the manager Thank you for your lovely remarks, we are so pleased you found the Solare apartment to be so homey and classy. The Italy Perfect Team.

“Very cute apartment”

Reviewed 26 Feb 2014

The Solare apartment fit the bill: clean, comfortable, good value, great location. Greeter very nice, service from Italy Perfect was excellent.

Response from the manager Thank you! The Italy Perfect Team.

“Terrific Stay! Location was Perfect.”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2014

Solare apartment was just as cute as the photos depicted. We had a fantastic time in Florence. Everything went smoothly, would most definitely recommend this apartment to others and would love to return again! Thank you.

Response from the manager Thank you, we hope you'll come back again soon! The Italy Perfect Team.

“Wonderful stay”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2013

When we arrived the owner was there to personally greet us. Very gracious and bent over backwards to show us the unit and how it all worked. Her unit is very clean. You can tell she has put alot of thought into refurbishing the apartment and making it very comfortable. The location is perfect, just a block or so to the Central Market and not much further to the Duomo and accadamia.We are vacation rental owners and are very aware of presentation,cleanliness etc.This unit is great and we would recommend it to anyone 100%. We hope to return

Response from the manager Thank you very much, please come again. The Italy Perfect Team.

“Central Florence Excellent Value”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2013

The place was comfortable with lots of light. The living room overlooks rooftops with hills in the background. The location was great. We walked to everything. There was an Information Center nearby; a grocery store around the corner that had everything we needed. The Mercato Centrale was only a few blocks away. There was some street sound, but it felt atmospheric. When the windows were closed, we couldn't hear anything. It was hot, so we closed the windows to run the air conditioners, which worked perfectly. In fact, everything worked perfectly. The wifi connection was excellent. I slept on the Murphy's bed, which was very comfortable and easy to get up and down. The water pressure is good in the shower with plenty of hot water. There's lots of light in the bathroom. The owner was wonderful-so easy to work with and friendly. She was outside waiting for us when we arrived. She takes the extra steps to make the place special-such as a welcome basket with a bottle of wine. She provided coffee. There's a toaster. We had espresso and toast every morning. (We bought whole wheat bread from the Mercato Centrale.) She has a binder with all the info one might need, including instructions on how to use everything. She provides a loaner phone with all the numbers one might need. She's there for you if you need her. We stayed five nights and everything went so smooth that we never had to contact her. We thought the stairs we're pretty easy to climb. The two-minute timer on the light is plenty of time to get upstairs, unless you have trouble with your key. (We had some trouble with our keys, but always got in. The one time the light went out on us, Chiara had provided a key with a flashlight, so even then we got in.) We took the train. If you trust the directions provided, you'll easily walk to the apartment in 15 minutes. We booked through Italy Perfect. They take the extra steps to make sure one's trip is easy and memorable.

Response from the manager Thank you, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and the convenient location. The Italy Perfect Team.

“Solare in Paradise”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2013

Without any reference other then internet reviews, we were reluctant to commit but decided to take a chance. What a perfect choice! The apartment was charming with all amenities including cooking supplies, washer and dryer, and air conditioner. The stairs up were intimidating but even eighty year old grandma had no problem! We would never hesitate to book this space again ... perfect!

Response from the manager Thank you very much! We love this apartment too. The Italy Perfect Team.

“comfortable and convenient”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Solare. The location was excellent, the apartment comfortable, and the greeter delightful and attentive.

Response from the manager Thank you, we hope to welcome you back again. The Italy Perfect Team

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