Vespucci Apartment / Central Florence

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$ 3,346 – 3,672 /wk
5 +2
Walk to Village/ServicesCar FreeA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVTerrace/BalconyWasher Child friendlyBuilding elevator
Top Features

Top property in heart of Florence. Elegant & spacious. Terrace.

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The Vespucci apartment is located on the second floor of a 19th century palazzo in the classical Florentine style. There is an unsubstantiated legend that the palazzo was built by the maharaja of Kolhapur, who visited Florence and died there around 1870.

This elegant apartment in the heart of Florence overlooks the Arno and is just one block downstream from the Excelsior and Grand Hotels. From here, it’s just a 5-10 minute walk to the Uffizi, the Duomo, Santa Maria Novella and the city’s main attractions. Just behind the apartment is the Borg’Ognissanti, one of Florence’s most elegant shopping streets for antiques, leather and linens. The main city park, the Cascine, with tennis courts and swimming pools, is ten minutes away. Many of Florence’s celebrated restaurants are right in the neighborhood, and if you want to cook at home you have a full modern kitchen and wonderful butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable vendors, and a fishmonger nearby. The main city food market at San Lorenzo is ten minutes away on foot.

The building has an elevator. Views include the Oltrarno area of the city, where the Pitti Palace is located, as well as Brunelleschi’s Santo Spirito, and beyond, the Belvedere Fortress and the Bellosguardo hill, dotted with ancient villas with olive groves, vineyards, and 600-year-old cypresses. To the left, you can see the palaces lining the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio.

This spacious apartment has more than two thousand square feet of living space—all on the same floor, which is unusual in Florence. On the river side of the apartment are three large rooms—living room, dining room and study—with wonderful views of the Arno and a glimpse of the Ponte Vecchio. The rooms have high ceilings, elegant moldings and period furniture. The bedrooms on the other side of the apartment are on the quiet side of the building, away from the river. There is also an ample terrace on the quiet side that was completely renovated and re-furnished in 2015/2016.

The apartment is best for either two couples or a family of five or more.

Featured Amenities

There are effective air conditioning units in the master bedroom, the second bedroom, the living room, the study and the dining room, which can cool the entire apartment. A marvelous English-speaking key holder will greet you and be available during your stay for any problems or questions. The whole apartment has been renovated in the last few years and the last room, the master bathroom, is just being furnished now with a high-fashion sink on an antique credenza plus Villeroy & Boch toilet and a towel heater. 

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Reviews for Vespucci Apartment

  • D.S. & I.S.
    July 1, 2016

    The comfort of a home, with all the attractions just steps away. 

  • C.W.
    January 25, 2016

    The apartment was wonderful! We all loved it. We loved the elevator...We loved the ridiculously large keys to the apartment. Everyone's favorite place was sitting at the window in the dining room overlooking the Arno. It was actually difficult to leave it on the days that we would be gone all day. Imagine all eight of us sitting around the table in that wonderful kitchen! I hope (the owner) never updates/renovates it. We loved the Florentine decor. The information that you provided was very useful. Fashion week was a blast! Although we did not attend any events, just seeing the people in the fashion industry all over Florence was great fun. And the festival San Giovanni with the fireworks over the Arno. Oh me! Just so beautiful! And, we just had to walk out our door! The World Cup was going on as well. We were following both the Americans (first) and the Italians. We met so many lovely, gracious people. My sister and I went to the mini-market every day. Every day, we did something wrong. By the end of the two weeks, however, they were our best friends. The owners of the Jolly Cafe were our best friends too! We all went to the outside public pool, my husband twice, the girls once, the two boys 3 or 4 times.... Great trip! 

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The Apartment


  • Foyer (18 x 10 ft) with desk, large armoire
  • Guest half bathroom with sink and toilet
  • Living room with ornate decorative (non-functional) fireplace
  • Dining room with decorative fireplace and table (seats 8)
  • Study with a comfortable day bed and separate trundle bed. They can be made up as a single, two singles or as a king bed.
  • Kitchen with small table (seats 4), dishwasher, washing machine
  • Master bedroom (17 x 16 ft) with queen-size bed; faces an interior courtyard that does not have a view but provides air.
  • En-suite large master bathroom (7 x 17 ft), with shower and separate tub
  • Second bedroom (11 x 10 ft) with queen bed, opens onto the covered terrace in back of the apartment
  • Bathroom with shower en suite with the second bedroom
  • Extra small bedroom (7 x 17 ft) off the master bedroom with a single bed and a shuttered doorway leading to the covered terrace. Note that this bedroom has no hall access and can only be reached through one of the other two bedrooms.
  • Large, attractive covered terrace, comfortably furnished



  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Fireplaces are decorative (non-functional)
  • Walk to village/services
  • Car Free
  • Pools nearby in main city park, the Cascine.
  • Tennis
  • PhoneInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/Stereo
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral Heat
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Child friendlyBuilding elevator

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
2020 Weekly Rates
Jan 1 - Feb 28$3,346
Feb 29 - Oct 30$3,672
Oct 31 - Feb 28, 2021$3,346

Prices given are for 1-4 people.

25% discount is given for any reservation for 4 weeks or more.

Additional Information

  • Linens
  • Utilities
  • Final cleaning
  • Local telephone calls
  • Long distance telephone calls.
  • There will be a weekly charge of €300 per additional person (payable to Doorways) for parties greater than 4.
  • For Sunday arrivals there will be an extra charge of €100.
  • Local tourist tax of €2.50 - 3.50 per person per day due in cash upon arrival.
Security Deposit

$500 payable by check to Doorways and returned a month after your stay less any damage or unpaid fees.



Uffizi, the Duomo, Santa Maria Novella5 - 10 km
San Lorenzo10 min

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