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The most famous owner of the palace
The hall
The hall
Sight on the Medici Chapels from the hall
The hall
The corridor
Sight on Piazza dell'Olio
The Black Eagle Hotel where W.A.Mozart stayed during his first Italian Grand Tour seen from home
The Kitchen
The kitchen
The kitchen
The kitchen
The main bedroom
The main bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Dining room, fire place
The dining room
The dining room
The dining room fire place
Florentine paintings
Florentine paintings
Night sight of the Dome
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Florence, Tuscany

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Itchyfeet...
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip to Italy”
Reviewed 18 March 2013 for a stay in September 2012

Our stay in Corilla Olympia's house last year was the highlight of our trip to Italy.

Mario was the most gracious host welcoming us to his beautiful apartment. We fell in love with it upon opening the door and felt so privileged to experience living is such beautiful opulent surroundings steeped in the history that Mario related to us

Once inside it was very hard to wrench ourselves to go out and explore gorgeous Florence but with the food market so close this was the first outing each day. Cooking in the kitchen and admiring the Medici chapel out the window was a treat and thank you Mario for leaving a good larder to ensure that our lovely fresh food really tasted delicious.

The location is a stones throw from the Duomo and we never tired of throwing the windows wide open and and enjoying watching and listening to the life of Florence at street level especially the pealing bells of the Duomo .

To stay at Corilla Olimpica's house is an experience to be savoured. A rather belated thank you, Mario, for sharing your beautiful "palace" ...... everything was perfect.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
19 Mar 2013
Thank you so much for your beautiful review, I'm proud of it. Hope to have you hosted again at home in Florence!
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Liked best: The master bedroom
Liked least: Nothing not to like!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 Mar 2013
Thank you so much, this is the main reward I was thinking to when hardly was restoring this house. To share is even better than to own.
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Briamag
Bathurst, Australia
1 review
“Excellent apartment, outstanding host, right in the heart of Florence.”
Reviewed 11 December 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We were made to feel most welcome -Mario met us as we stepped off the train and escorted us on a short walk to the apartment. He was a generous host, not only informing us of highlights of the local area but even supplying croissants and biscuits. The apartment was very well appointed and the Florentine style of the furnishings and finishes added to the romance of the place. It's central position was a big plus and with double glazing there was no problem with noise. You could almost touch the dome of the Medici Chapel as you looked from the kitchen, bathroom and sitting room windows. Staying at this apartment was a highlight of our trip.

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Liked best: The warmth of the welcome, the comfort of the apartment and its central position.
Liked least: There was nothing to 'not like'.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
12 Dec 2012
Thank you Margaret, I was proud of your presence at home. Cheers, Mario.
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FredF758
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Right in the heart of Florence”
Reviewed 11 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

This was a wonderful, historical apartment just a few blocks from the Duomo. Beautiful view of the Chapele di Medici from the kitchen window. Easy to get to the open air market, restaurants and museums. Not more than a 15 min walk to the Uffizi and the river. The apartment itself was well decorated in a classical style but also well equipped for the modern traveler. The owner Mario met us at the door, got us settled and was very helpful during our stay. We would defintely stay here again and highly recommend this highly memorable apartment.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not really a comment on the apartment, but difficult to reach Florence center by rental car.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AVGCharen...
Liverpool
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Superlatives are not enough...”
Reviewed 25 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Blown away by this beautiful apartment, which exceeded expectations. The location is marvellous, with the Duomo view and piazza at the front, and San Lorenzo view from the back. The accommodation has been restored to give the feel of an early florentine property, with furniture and pictures to complement the experience, but with all the modern equipment one needs for a very comfortable self catering holiday. (And, unusually, all the basic cooking spices, sugar and oils etc., had been left in the kitchen, so we did not have to buy a 'holiday pantry', a real bonus)

The owner, Dr Cenni, was a delightful and welcoming host, for whom nothing was too much trouble. The apartment greatly enahnced our wonderful time in Florence, so thank you Mario. We will go back, what more can I say.

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Liked best: Location, and the 'feel' of 18th century Florence in the apartment
Liked least: No minus points at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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elaine d
connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“beautiful apartment in amazing location”
Reviewed 24 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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Everything about this apartment was first class. The photos were spot on. If anything, the apartment is larger than the photos show. Mario met us at the train station and walked us to the apartment (less than 10 minutes). He was wonderful. Recommended great "typical" restaurants that we loved, and made sure we were comfortable in the apartment.

The location could not have been better, with great views from all windows-including the shower.

I hope to go back someday and stay there again.

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Liked best: Everything! And there was an elevator.
Travelling group: Friends
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leslierit...
Simi Valley, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Felt like I lived in Florence!”
Reviewed 7 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
2
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From the time Mario (owner) met us at the door to the time we dropped the keys in the mailbox, we were thrilled with our stay at Corilla's. The history and the convenient location made us feel like we lived in Florence. The apt. was clean and very well appointed, and we felt safe and secure at all times. We cooked dinners from ingredients at the local market, and there was nothing missing from the kitchen! I would highly recommend this location and would stay there again if we ever return to Florence. Thank you Mario!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The WIFI was ethernet and didn't work with iPhone or iPad. You needed a computer with an ethernet port.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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