The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence, or Firenze to the Italians, was once the capital of the whole country. It can be reached from the country’s current capital, Rome, in about an hour and 15 minutes by high-speed train. Staying near the city center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, ensures you’ll be within walking distance of all the monuments, museums, and other attractions.
The medieval streets of Florence are home to Accademia Gallery, where you can find Michelangelo’s David, as well as many Renaissance masterpieces. The ancient city also boasts fantastic architecture including the Duomo, also known as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore. One of the largest churches in the world, it houses the Cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Santa Reparata, and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. Its neo-gothic-style facade is gilded in white, pink, and green marble.
We have sourced 12 Vrbos in the heart of Florence, so if you’re looking for Duomo view vacation rentals, you’ve come to the right place. In addition to offering views of the Duomo, all of the following apartments are in great locations, so you can walk to nearby attractions such as the Basilica of Santa Croce, Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, and more. Shop for everything from souvenirs to jewelry on the Ponte Vecchio, invest in leather goods from nearby shops, and have an aperitif at Eataly Firenze. Even the train station, Santa Maria Novella, is within walking distance.
Without further ado, here are Duomo view vacation rentals in Florence, Italy, listed from most expensive to most affordable.
Perched on the top floor of a five-story building in Piazza di San Giovanni, this two-bedroom apartment overlooks the stunning Santa Maria Del Fiore and Baptistery. Two of Italy’s most noted architects, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia and Gian Piero Frassinelli are responsible for its 1970s design. According to the host, it was on the cover of Italian Vogue‘s interior design magazine in 1980.
BSL Boutique Suite
Steps from the Duomo, this luxurious two-bedroom apartment offers stunning 360-degree views from its terrace that overlooks the historic city center. Relax, sunbathe, read a book, or count the stars from the large lounge bed on the terrace while looking at the Duomo. The hosts can also organize airport transfers, a private chef, private tours of Florence and Tuscany, and restaurant reservations for guests.
Art Apartment Florence
Steps away from the Florence Cathedral, this two-bedroom apartment is on the fourth floor of a classic building. Don’t worry, there’s an elevator! The view above can be seen out the window of the apartment, and for stunning views of the Duomo, you’ll head up to the rooftop terrace.
Penthouse Le Terrazze
This spacious three-bedroom apartment is very close to the Piazza Duomo and boasts three private terraces that look out onto the Duomo. Do note that there are several stairs leading up to the apartment, so it may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. There is a garage next door where you can park for a fee if you are taking a car. The bus stop is just steps away and everything else you need can be found nearby, including the train station, museums, markets, shopping centers, a tourist office, restaurants, pizzerias, banks, bicycle rental, post offices, pharmacies, bars and pubs, gyms, et cetera. Services, including a chef, massages, and tours are available upon request.
Donati Tower’s Loggia
Located on the fifth floor of the highest remaining medieval tower in the city, this one-bedroom apartment offers beautiful views of the Dome of the Cathedral and Giotto’s Bell Tower as well as roofs and hills. Although this ancient tower was built in the 13th century, The Donati Tower Apartments do have an elevator.
Reach Florence’s most important attractions on foot as well as a bakery, greengrocer, butcher, newsstand, supermarket, and pharmacy. Find Tuscan food specialties, taverns, and restaurants with great traditional Tuscan cuisine at the nearby market of Sant’Ambrogio. Shop famous Italian and foreign designer boutiques on the nearby via Calzaiuoli, via Roma, via Tornabuoni, and via della Vigna Nuova.
Piazza Del Duomo Apartment
Nestled in the very heart of Florence, this two-bedroom apartment is in the main square of the city, offering unbeatable views of the Duomo cathedral. This apartment is on the first floor, which actually means the second floor in European countries, but there is an elevator. All of the major attractions of the historic center are right outside the door, but this central area can be quite hectic, so don’t stay here expecting peace and quiet.
Donati Palace Apartment
Located in the city center, this spacious three-bedroom apartment is part of the historic Donati Palace. Three panoramic terraces boast wonderful views of Duomo Cathedral. Head up to the rooftop terrace to have a drink and watch the sun set. From here, you can see the whole city and hear church bells ringing. Do note that this listing does have several stairs, so it is not suitable for those with mobility issues.
Veranda View Apartment
This one-bedroom apartment is situated just a few steps away from the Duomo and the Accademia Gallery, which houses Michelangelo’s David. It is on the third floor of an antique building, but there is an elevator. Have breakfast on the sunny veranda while taking in stunning Duomo views.
Rooftop Terrace Apartment
Offering spectacular views of the Cathedral Dome, this two-bedroom apartment is on the top floor of an old Florentine Liberty-style palazzo. Liberty was the Italian variety of Art Noveau, while palazzo means “palatial.” While it is on the fourth floor, an elevator makes it easy to get your bags upstairs.
Although it is located in the heart of Florence just half a block from the cathedral square, it is on a no-traffic street, and you cannot hear street noise from inside the apartment. Head out to the lovely rooftop terrace to get an eyeful of the dome. The hosts live on the third floor of the building if you need anything, and there are restaurants and shops all around.
Rebecca’s Apartment In Piazza Del Duomo l
You can’t get much closer to the cathedral than this one-bedroom apartment that lies just 32 feet away from it. Get up-close and personal views of the Duomo and the Baptistery overlooking the Piazza del Duomo. Located on the fourth floor of a historic building with an elevator, this apartment features terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, and original fresco walls. Supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants can all be found nearby. Santa Maria Novella rail station is just 10 minutes away.
In the heart of Florence’s historic center, this centrally located Vrbo is close to all the monuments and museums, including the Accademia Gallery. Although it is a very touristy location, it isn’t too loud at night.
Piazza Beccaria Apartment
Stay in an imposing concave-shaped palace with a neoclassical facade with incredible Duomo views from the living room and balcony. This two-bedroom apartment can be found in Piazza Beccaria. This property is perfect for those who are driving into Florence, as it is right on the edge of the pedestrian district. However, parking will probably be a pain no matter what.
Located on the third floor of a historical building, this studio offers stunning views of the Duomo and all of Florence. (Yes, there is an elevator!) Attractions such as The Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza S.S. Annunziata, San Lorenzo Market, Church of Santa Maria Novella, and the Central Train Station are just steps away. Although it is in the liveliest area of the city, surrounded by unique shops, boutiques, mini-markets, museums, clubs, pubs, and magnificent squares, the apartment building is quiet.