This apartment is located on the left side of the Arno river, called Oltrarno by the Florentines. It is a trendy residential area with antique shops, artisans, coffee bars, pubs, delicatessens.
The Brancacci chapel is next to the apartment, and all most important Florentine treasures such as Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi etc etc are within ten minutes walk.
In summer you can also sun bath on the Arno river which is also very close to the apartment.
Besids Galleries and Museums there is a place to go, which again is near the apartment, and is the large Cascine Park, where every Tuesday morning a very big market is held and where you can find everything , from flowers, to vegetables, any type of food, giftwear, clothing, accessories: it is a nice long walk with the river on one side and the big trees of the park on the other side. You would enjoy it.
You would also love spending some evenings in the Piazza Santo Spirito, ten minutes from the apartment, where you can sit outside the nice restaurants and pubs and enjoy the beautiful square in a nice atmosphere.
Also a 'rent a bike' is available 5 minutes from the apartment.
I could go on providing you other interesting insight into any must-see-places and must-do activities, but I prefer to leave up to you to discover the many interesting places in the area.
In the apartment you will also find a booklet that I wrote with my suggestions about what to do and what to see in Florence: it is really useful because in there I point out places that are less known than the very famous ones, but that in my opinion you should not miss. One of my guests told me he considered my little booklet as his 'bible' while visiting Florence.
Also guide books are available in the apartment.