If you want authentic, this is it! What a great drive from Florence, and the setting is beautiful. Even have views of the Duomo, and the lights of Florence at night. Beautiful. The apartment is nicely done, with modern appliances - but keeping the original character of the building. Violetta is a wonderful host. She arranged transportation for us, so we didn't have to rent a car. She also arranged a guide for our day in Florence. We had a great time. The only problem was the stay was too short. Definitely want to go back.