This was our second time to rent this terrace apartment and both stays were perfect. We had been exploring different parts of Italy, but agreed that we were going to go out of our way to go back and stay if the owner could accommodate us. He said "Yes". The antique furnishings, paintings, grand table, beautiful mirror were special and made us feel special. Do treasure this apartment if you choose to stay as it is kind of the owner to share it.
If you want to be in the heart of Florence and stay in a truly historic apartment, this is for you. The interior is in reality a museum of sorts. The art and decor are inspiring. The balcony is unforgettable. The amenities are well maintained. For whomever may rent this apartment in the future, please take good care of it. This is the only place I will ever stay when returning to Florence.
OK, it took me nearly a year to write this review because I was being completely selfish and wanted to keep this fabulous apartment to myself! Conscience has now got the better of me so here's my review:
Perfect 10/10 *****
From the moment one arrives, this apartment is undeniably special. It has an classic Florentine feel combined with modernity in the well-equipped kitchen and bathroom where excellent design and fittings make this a cut above the rest. The frescoed living room/bedroom is beautiful and the other bedroom is also beautiful and very tasteful with amazing storage for all the designer wear you'll be buying in Italy!
The absolute clincher for me is the terrace - this is the quirkiest and most adorable terrace ever! Situated above street level on a corner (I had no noise issues at all) with an amazing triangular section enclosed by windows complete with billowing curtains and comfortably furnished, it is a wonderful place to relax, read a book, and watch the people on the street below. Very close to two bridges - perhaps a 5 minute walk to Ponte Vecchio? Cafes, restaurants, little supermarkets nearby and an easy walk to the centre via the river. I wish I could live in this beautifully appointed apartment forever. I hope to win the lottery and make an offer someday...sigh...
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