We went in late October and got amazingly lucky with the weather. We hired bikes from "Florence By Bike". Got a couple of road bikes for €30/day. Absolutely fantastic idea. Able to see "real" Italy. Cycled to Sienna, Fiosole & Impruneta. Just beware that Florence is somewhat in a ditch. Cycling anywhere requires a long slog up some nasty hills. The pay-off is worth it for the incredible views, and 50km/hour down-hill free-wheeling . Also to be aware is that some train companies consider a bike, an additional passenger and charge you accordingly.
The apartment was perfect for us, as we wanted a cheap(ish) launch pad to go and explore Florence/Tuscany. It was entirely adequete, but don't expect any frills.
Positives: Spacious apartment, kitchenette, bath with shower, two balconies! 24 hour/check-in. Underground locked parking - with plenty of space for bikes! Very clean. Good location - 20 mins walk from town-center. Relatively inexpensive *(There is a €4/per night/per person tax that is paid on arrival just to be aware of) Flat screen TV. Automated wake-up service.
Negatives: Thin walls to the outside - *Noise of traffic pushed the ratings down*. Retro-decor (but not that bad).
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