San Giovanni District

The Duomo, Baptistery and Giotto bell tower district. The Cathedral or Duomo of Florence as we can admire it today is the end result of years of work that spanned over six centuries of history. Its basic architectural design was conceived by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century; the cupola that has made it a symbol for the whole city was created by that genius of the Renaissance, Filippo Brunelleschi.
Nowadays the Duomo is surely one of the most impressive monuments created by humankind on the planet. When you visit it, don't forget to climb to the top of the cupola, your efforts will be repaid by the breathtaking view of all the hills around, the red roofs of the city and all the other major monuments of Florence.

The district that surrounds the Duomo constitutes the heart of the historical city center and the area has probably one of the highest concentrations of art per square meter on the whole planet: churches, statues, museums, towers, and historical buildings fill every corner of every street.

Duomo, queue at the entranceThe main problem of the district is the sensation of being trapped in a Renaissance Disneyland... The whole area is, in fact, invaded by millions of tourists armed with cameras, strange parasols, colourful shirts and funny matching hats. As a result, almost all of the local shops and dining establishments are totally designed with tourists in mind: flashy gelaterias and bars, high-fashion shops, deluxe bars now dominate every street of the area featuring 5-star prices and, more often than not, 1-star quality (we recommend that you avoid all these places, unless you either a millionaire or masochist, or both...) in this atmosphere even the most romantic spirit would find it difficult to experience a true Florentine atmosphere...

If you want to enjoy the taste of a good gelato or a truly excellent Italian espresso we suggest that you head towards Sant'Ambrogio or Santa Croce where you can find better places with (more) normal prices...

Transparent Image


Our own, studentsVille tourist and student apartment agencies specializing in quality rentals at honest prices, and a complete list of our trusted partners. Enjoy your stay in the cradle of the Renaissance, in apartments selected by our staff!

We have been all around Florence, finding, controlling and approving a list of choice apartments, which we've compiled - just for you - in the two portals above. All have been personally visited and put up against our standards. So please, browse happily and with peace of mind.

We'll find you somewhere fabulous to stay: Check out StudentsVille Apartments

Apartments in Florence

Apartmentsinflorence is a local real estate agency (officially registered with Florence's Chamber of Commerce) run by Konnettiamo. Our staff have perfect knowledge of every neighborhood in Florence and have directly visited all apartments. This means we can offer the best solution for your business, study, vacation, or budget needs.

Apartments in Florence


Privacy Policy | powered by Konnettiamo