Living like a local
We are a family of 5, two parents three older children in their teens and early twenties. We got what we were looking for with Martina's apartment. We experienced Florence living in the heart of the city for four wonderful days. The apartments location is as good as it gets. So many things within walking distance. The Duomo can be seen from the apartment windows and is just a few minutes walk. Great restaurants, wine bars, outdoor market, shopping, museums, atms, gelato, all an easy walk. Even in January everyone is out walking. Step out the door of the apartment and you are in the midst of Florence life.
The apartment is very spacious. Plenty of room for the kids to spread out. The beds are very comfortable
and there were enough blankets, pillows, and towels. The kitchen was adequate and had everything we
needed. The shower was rather small and could have used a shelf for soap and shampoo. Back home
we live in a rural area, this apartment was a switch, an exciting city location. We loved the joyous
church bells that rang every hour, the Street sweeper that went by every night ( the streets are amazingly
clean! ), the people singing happily in the streets in the we hours, for us we felt like we were truly
experiencing the true flavor of a grand Italian city. Our only downside was driving in Florence. What a
challenge! Our only suggestion is park in the public lots located on the outskirts of the city. Don't even
try To drive into Florence it is the most hair raising experience! We finally wised up and parked in the free
Michaelangelo parking lots . One other thing that could be a downside to someone was the stairs up to the apartment. The apartment Is located On The 3rd floor and at the end of a long day the stairs can be tiring, on the flip side though climbing those stairs burned enough calories to justify some gelato! Even though we never met Martina, she responded promptly to our emails and was very accomodating when we asked a favor of her. If you want American amenities this is not the place, but if you want to
experience wonderful Italian life at a great location and an even better price try this apartment!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
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