wonderful centrally located huge apartment
Submitted: January 31, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
We were delighted with our stay here over New Years. It was our first visit to Florence, and this apartment was perfect - clean, large, great kitchen, lovely toasty heated floors in the bathroom and most of all, perfectly located within easy walking distance to all of Florence. The photos represent the flat very well. It is spacious and more than large enough for two. We particularly enjoyed being able to cook some of our own meals in the well appointed kitchen. Francesco,the property manager, was responsive and attentive without being intrusive and arranged transportation for us to the airport. We would whole-heartedly recommend this location and will definitely book it again when we return to Florence.
Do try to visit the old church directly across from the apartment, we didn't find out until too near the end of our stay that it has important features. Winter is a terrific time to visit this beautiful city - the temperatures were comfortable for sweaters and jackets, crowds were not overpowering (except perhaps New Year's Eve in the Piazza - which got a bit scary with the firecrackers!!), and it is such a walk-able city. We walked everywhere, including to the apartment from the train station with our roller bags. We most enjoyed the David, the climb to the top of the Duomo (not for the faint of heart!), our small group tour with Francesca (from Walking Tours of Italy) of the Uffizi, the small eateries at the market, particularly the tripe at 'Porks' and the Hungarian food at the place next door to 'Porks', and of course, the organic gelato from GROM, which was truly outstanding. We were also pleasantly surprised at how accessible day trips to Pisa and Sienna were from here and used WalkAbout Tours for that. The prices for these guided tours seem steep, but are well worth it in terms of value delivered.
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