My family is making our first trip to Italy next year, and we'll be spending 4 days in Florence. My mother-in-law will be with us, so in order to save a little money and also have a bit more space, we are looking into apartment rentals. We found a 2 bedroom that appears to be a perfect fit. The owner has responded to my inquiry and stated she does not require a deposit, because she doesn't charge a cancellation fee. I've rented from owners on vrbo several times here in the US and have always paid a deposit, so I'm a little suspicious about this practice. Also, I have a question about location. The apartment is listed as being in Santa Croce on Piazza dei Peruzzi. Is this a good area?