Loggia di San Luigi

via degli Alfani - Duomo - Florence

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Luxury vacation rental in Florence located between the Duomo and San Marco square. Ideal for a family or a group of friends looking for a relaxation in a warm atmosphere. It can sleep up to 4 people, has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

External Description:
Located on the third floor, without elevator , 82 steps to climb, of a building between via degli Alfani and via della Pergola.

Internal Description:
The building was restored in 2010 and is very close to the Duomo, the Accademia Gallery, Piazza S.S. Annunziata, Piazza della Signoria and all the other monuments of the city. More specifically, the apartment has a wonderful view of the dome of the Duomo and Fiesole. 2 bedrooms that can sleep up to 4 people and has 2 bathrooms. The property is on two levels: At the entrance there is a bright double living room, with one of its walls being a huge window. Then we have a functional kitchen area separated from the dining area by an large and elegant French kitchen counter from the IXX century. In the living room there is an enormous library that takes up an entire wall.
From the living room the guests can reach: the master bedroom with TV and a view of the dome of the Duomo and the bathroom in marble with a double shower. In the living room there is also a staircase that leads to the second bedroom (with a comfortable 1.40 x 1.90 pull put coach and closet) that has a bright studio furnished with a desk and another closet. Lastly, we have the second bathroom with an elegant bathtub. The apartment also has large attic that serves as the laundry area.

Independent heating.
Air conditioning: one split in the living area.

In the building along with his mother, Aloysius Gonzaga, a guest of the Medici family, the lords of the city of Florence, stayed in the apartment between the years of 1577 to 1580. During his period in Florence, Aloysius Gonzaga developed his religious vocation that would eventually lead him to priesthood and becoming a saint. A portrait of the saint, painted by Giovanni Battista Arrighi along with an inscription of the late seventeenth century can still be found on the facade of the building, still remembering today the palazzo as the residence of San Luigi Gonzaga.

Our Opinion:
Ideal for a family or for two couples looking for a short term rental. Perfect for those who love living in a place where art is found on every corner.

Small pets are allowed (double deposit + 120,00€ for extra cleaning to be paid on site).

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 4,00€ 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 within 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 “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 the famous names of 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 food stores otherwise known as “alimentari”, supermarkets, laundrettes and individual gift shops as well as being adequately served by the local public transport service.

Public transport
Link for the public bus service in Florence: www.ataf.net
Link for the national train network in Italy: www.trenitalia.it

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 they need access for the ZTL and the garage will then note the vehicle’s number plate and 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.


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