Donna Mara

Via dei Fossi - Santa Maria Novella - Florence

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External Description:
Located on the second floor (with elevator), of a cozy ancient building with doorman on Via dei Fossi, within walking distance from the Florence Train Station and the important Santa Maria Novella square, where you can admire the wonderful church of the Florentine Renaissance. There you can find also plenty of bars and restaurants and all services that a modern city may offer.

Internal description:
Polished apartment (110 mq / 1184 sq ft) split on two floors with 2 bedrooms, one double and 1 single, that can sleep up to 4 people and has two bathrooms with shower, one of which is ensuite. Entering the living room, with a glass dining table, you have access to the fully equipped kitchenette. From there, you enter the roomy and bright living room, with two sofas in soft red velvet and brocade textiles.
The whole apartment is furnished with classical and polished style, with great attention to detail and quality. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower and a spacious walk-in closet. Going up to the second floor, there is a bedroom and a small living room.
In the small living room to the left there is a sofa bed that can be used as a day bed for reading or relaxing. If it is used as an extra bedroom, the room can be closed off thanks to a curtain that darkens and completely closes the room.
The bedroom on the right has a single bed (120cm / 3.11 ft) and a spacious closet. Over the bed there is a skylight (which can be shaded during the nighttime), allowing you to admire the sky and the stars while drifting off to sleep.

What makes the apartment polished and refined is the design of the furniture and decorations, chosen with taste and attention to detail. The whole apartment has air conditioning.

Our opinion:
Perfect apartment for a family with one or two children and for those who want to live for short or medium-term in a polished and elegant furnished apartment, without giving up all the modern comforts. Donna Mara is also perfect for its proximity to the main museums and services that the city of Florence has to offer.

Pricing Information:
Included in the price: Utilities included (for stays up to 30 days), final cleaning, towels and sheets provided, condominium fees, and agency fees.
Not included in the price: Tourist tax of 3,00€ per person (over the age of 12) per night, for the first 7 nights (for information regarding exemptions and reductions, see our F.A.Q. Page); utilities of water, electricity, and gas (for rentals over 30 days) if exceeding € 70.00.

Security deposit: For stays equal to or lesser than 15 days, all clients will have to grant € 300.00 with a valid credit card 7 days before check-in for a pre-authorization. For stays between 16 and 30 days, guests will have to pay €1000.00 7 days before check-in. Prepaid and/or debit cards are not accepted. For rentals over 30 days, special conditions apply.

The apartment is located in the Duomo district in Florence’s historic city centre. The Duomo area constitutes the very heart of Florence and the area takes its name from Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome on the wonderful Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. The Duomo neighbourhood offers an array of beautiful historical buildings and superb piazzas including the Mercato di San Lorenzo, the Piazza del Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica, famous for its attractive cafes, patisserie shops, live music, street performers, and caricature artists. Furthermore, the area is surrounded by the city’s main cultural attractions, notably Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Bargello Palace and Casa Buonarroti, the former home of Michelangelo, not to mention the Uffizi Gallery and the museum dedicated to the city’s Cathedral, the “Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.”

The area also has much to offer in terms of fine dining and exclusive boutique shopping. The top Italian fashion houses are located along Via Tornabuoni, Via Calzaiuoli, and Via del Corso and include famous brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Armani, Versace, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tiffany & Co. and many more. For those choosing an apartment in this area, the Duomo quarter also offers several delicatessens otherwise known as “alimentari,” supermarkets, laundromats, and gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transportation service.

Public transportation:
Link for the public bus service in Florence:
Link for the national train network in Italy:

The Florence city centre is a ZTL zone which means a “limited traffic zone” and therefore special rules apply to when you can enter this area. This particular apartment is in fact located within the ZTL zone so this means that if you are thinking of coming to Florence by car and wish to drive around and park, then you will need to pay special attention to the road signs, CCTV cameras, and access cameras (they will show either a red / green light) in order to avoid receiving fines. Guests who need to travel within the ZTL zone by car to reach their apartment are advised to contact one of the private garages in the centre (the one nearest the apartment you are staying in) and obtain a temporary access permit. Upon arrival at the garage, guests must specify their need for access in the ZTL and the garage will note the vehicle’s number plate and then forward it to the appropriate police headquarters.

This property for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
    Initial cleaning
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
  • Check-in time: 15:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.


  • 4.9/5 Location was very good- we walked everywhere. Check in greeter Sergio, very helpful especially since two of our mobiles were not working. We very much enjoyed our stay in this beautiful apartment with its interesting furniture, decoratiuons and pictures.
    Staff reply:
    Dear Christopher, We would like to thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a great rating further to your recent stay. We are delighted to see that you have enjoyed your experience with us! We hope we will be able to host you again in pur serviced apartments. Warm regards, Windows on Italy Team
  • 4.0/5


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