Apartment Gaia

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Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


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Apartment Gaia is a truly remarkable, unique apartment located in the heart of Florence, just five minutes’ walk from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. It sits on the second floor of a landmarked Florentine palazzo enjoying its outstanding, privileged location inside the historic city centre. It faces the famous Cappelle Medicee which dates to the 16th and 17th centuries. Apartment Gaia offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms and exceptional living spaces which have been meticulously maintained for luxury living.

This grand and lavish apartment sits in Florence’s oldest neighbourhood with the Santa Maria Novella Rail station five minutes’ walk away. It is a fantastic location next to sophisticated shops, world famous museums, art galleries and the city’s finest magnificent wonders. Across the Arno River from the Pitti Palace, the Basilica of Santa Spirito and the Boboli Gardens, you will enjoy a feast of world-class art, gourmet Tuscan cuisine and romantic Renaissance architecture with masterpieces at every turn. Florence is enchanting, utterly irresistible, and totally captivating. It is easy to see why more than sixteen million visitors pour into the city each year, attracted by its culture, architectural heritage, and dining scene. This UNESCO World Heritage compact city is an open-air museum which allows you to gorge on 16th century palaces, medieval candle-lit chapels, marble basilicas, fresco adorned churches and world-class art museums.

Apartment Gaia is incredibly rich in decor. Your jaws will drop as you walk around this apartment. Its lavish living room enjoys comfortable sofas and chairs which sit with beautiful antiques and an exquisite original 18th century frescoed soaring ceiling, depicting an allegory of music. It offers an amazing, opulent space which will impress the most discerning of guests. Natural light floods the room through two oversized windows which face the Capelle Medicee.

The beautiful, frescoed library and tearoom is another fabulous spot to relax and unwind. The characterful dining room is home to the most important frescoed ceiling of the palazzo. Its lavish antiques, original oil paintings and Murano hand-blown glass chandelier make it a wonderfully grand space for formal dining. The kitchen is modern and spacious and offers a breakfast table for easy dining. There is also a handy laundry room.

Guests enjoy the sleep of kings in the master bedroom suite. It comes with a television, ensuite shower room and incredible detailing. The lavish queen size bed sits in an alcove enjoying an intimate ambience with the rest of the suite home to an opulent living area. A beautifully presented small single bedroom comes with an adjacent bathroom with an indulgent slipper bath. The final bedroom is a queen/twin room which is connected by a small staircase. It offers an ensuite shower room and is very lovely. All the bathrooms come with fluffy bathrobes and towels. You will definitely remember staying in Apartment Gaia!

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is a single. It is a lovely room but much smaller than the others
  • Each of the three bedrooms enjoys a fabulous ensuite bathroom. Even the single room enjoys a lovely slipper bath!
  • The Italian government might require a small Visitor’s Tax to be paid per person per day
  • The apartment comes with a porter service. If you want a housekeeping service there will be a small charge

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Hairdryer Smart TV TV Lift Heating

The Apartment

Interior Grounds
- Living room
- Library/tea room
- Dining room
- A fully equipped eat-in kitchen
- Laundry room with a washing machine and dyrer
- Master queen bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with shower
- Single bedroom (with portable A/C unit upon request) with an adjacent bathroom with tub
- Mezzanine queen/twin bedroom (best suited for kids or young adults) connected by a small staircase, with an en-suite bathroom with shower

Additional Facilities

- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- TV with Netflix
- Hairdryers
- Bathrobes


About the surrounding area of Apartment Gaia
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Apartment Gaia is a very special, lavish apartment that enjoys immense character on the second floor of a landmarked Florentine palazzo inside Florence’s historic city centre, facing the famous Cappelle Medicee. It is a fabulous central location for exploring this timeless, mesmerising city with one of the richest architectural heritages in the world and a renowned food culture. As well as being an open-air museum sprinkled with brilliant masterpieces, Florence is a city with a fantastic array of museums and art galleries and a city for sophisticated shopping. Italy’s fashion industry was born and bred in Florence with homegrown designers including Guccio Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo. Their haute-coutre boutiques were opened in the 1920’s and Florence remains an A-lister fashion destination. As well as haute-coutre, you will discover wonderful family-run workshops, Florentine goldsmiths and shoemakers, artisan scents and fantastic food shops. Florence takes enormous pride in its gastronomy and the city is surrounded by wine-rich hills. You can visit market trattorias serving traditional bowels of ribollita, gelateries with delicious ice creams or fine dining restaurants where only the best ingredients will do. It is impossible not to be seduced by Florence and its many treats.

Apartment Gaia is just five minutes’ walk from The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, or Duomo which stands proud with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. This enormous Gothic structure, named in honour of Santa Maria del Fiore, was built on the site of the 7th century Church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which are in the crypt. The cathedral was begun late in the 13th century by Arnolfo di Cambio with the dome added in the 15th century. The cathedral’s exterior is decorative pink, white and green marble. Inside, you will discover incredible mosaic floors, a 1443 clock designed by Paolo Uccello and Giorgio Vasari’s magnificent frescoes of the Last Judgment.

Across the river, The Pitti Palace was designed by Brunelleschi with the construction starting in the second half of the 15th century. The work was commissioned by the Florentine merchant Luca Pitti who wanted his residence to be the most impressive in the city. Pitti bought all the houses between his new palace and the footpath of the hill to construct the Boboli Gardens. Later, the palace was remodelled and expanded and during the 19th century Napoleon used it as a residence during his rule in Italy. Today, the palace is home to important collections of sculptures, paintings, costumes, and porcelain in a complex that includes several impressive museums. These are the Palatine Gallery, the Modern Art Gallery, a Costume Gallery, Silver Museum and Porcelain Museum.

During your stay, you should take a boat trip along the river. You can also enjoy a walking tour of the city when you will skip some the queues for some of the important wonders, including the Academy of Fine Arts and the Duomo. As well as seeing Michelangelo’s ‘David’ at the Academy of Fine Arts, you will also see his unfinished ‘Slaves’. During the walking tour, you will pass glamorous piazzas including the Piazza della Signoria with its towering Palazzo Vecchio, the wonderful, picturesque Ponte Vecchio Bridge, the leather market, Porcellino and an incredible collection of street art. Few cities are so compact in size and offer so many architectural gems.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(9 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa Airport

(84 km)

Nearest Train Station Florence Center Train Station

(750 m)

Nearest Supermarket Conad City

(75 m)

Sightseeing Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

(350 m)

Sightseeing Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

(350 m)

Sightseeing Piazza della Signoria

(700 m)


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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Apartment Gaia is ideal for a family trip to Florence. It offers three bedrooms, one being a single. It boasts lavish living spaces. The central location of the apartment is fantastic.

Florence boasts some wonderful parks and gardens that are ideal for families including the Boboli Gardens, right behind the Pitti Palace. It is a wonderful place for a picnic and family games, being one of the largest parks in the city and one of the most important Italian gardens in the world. The gardens enjoy fountains, caves, paths, woods, statues and ponds. The Cascine Park is a lovely play area with skates for hire. The Parco dei Tulipani del Mensola offers 900 sqm of tulips and the Horticultural Garden has a spectacular iron and glass structure as well as a children’s play area.

There are some fascinating museums suited to children in Florence. These include the Galileo Museum where there are interactive displays and initiatives for children, the Egyptian Museum inside the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum. This is an exhibition dedicated to the genious of the Renaissance with excellent reconstructions of the machines that Leonardo designed including the tank engine, the aerial screw, the vertical ornithopter, the wing test and many others. There are interactive workshops where children can learn and have fun.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Lift


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Damage Waiver A damage waiver of €149 is due to help you enjoy a peaceful stay. The waiver provides a limited damage cover in case of any damage to the property or its contents (except in the case of deliberate or reckless acts) up to the value of €2,500. Above €2,500 claims will be made to recoup the extra charges incurred to repair any damage.
Arrival time 16:00 - 19:00
Departure time 10:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 3 nights (may be longer in peak periods).
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs There is a housekeeping service and a personal laundry and ironing services available, both for €15 each. There is also a fridge pre-stocking service available for €30 a service. Please note all extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £3,057 £4,076 £5,095 £7,130
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £2,555 £3,406 £4,257 £5,958
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £3,057 £4,076 £5,095 £7,130
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 27th 2025 £2,555 £3,406 £4,257 £5,958
Feb 27th 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 £3,057 £4,076 £5,095 £7,130
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 £2,555 £3,406 £4,257 £5,958
Dec 13th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 £3,057 £4,076 £5,095 £7,130

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €3,365 €4,486 €5,608 €7,848
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €2,812 €3,749 €4,686 €6,558
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €3,365 €4,486 €5,608 €7,848
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 27th 2025 €2,812 €3,749 €4,686 €6,558
Feb 27th 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 €3,365 €4,486 €5,608 €7,848
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 €2,812 €3,749 €4,686 €6,558
Dec 13th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 €3,365 €4,486 €5,608 €7,848

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 20th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $3,616 $4,821 $6,026 $8,434
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $3,021 $4,028 $5,035 $7,047
Dec 14th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $3,616 $4,821 $6,026 $8,434
Jan 4th 2025 - Feb 27th 2025 $3,021 $4,028 $5,035 $7,047
Feb 27th 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 $3,616 $4,821 $6,026 $8,434
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 $3,021 $4,028 $5,035 $7,047
Dec 13th 2025 - Dec 22nd 2025 $3,616 $4,821 $6,026 $8,434

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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