Very tastefully and thoughtfully renovated modern apartment in a beautiful historic building in the heart of Florence. Spacious living space with comfy seating. Loved the compact kitchen you could hide behind sliding panels! The glass balustrade and walls of the upstairs bathroom, give a wonderful sense of airiness and highlights the beautiful original ceiling. One of the best features was the storage, boring I know but we have rented many apartments throughout Florence over the years and however beautiful they are they often lack suitable storage for clothing, this apartment however has plenty! The bed was extremely comfy with great pillows and I appreciated the white hotel style bed linens. The laundry area was also very much appreciated! Sara, who met us with the keys and showed us the apartment was just lovely and Mariangela is delightful! Very responsive and good to communicate with. The location was perfect for us on the beautiful Maria Santa Novella square steps from all our favourite restaurants yet near enough to walk to the station for trains and taxi's, very reassuring for the morning of departure. A very handy new grocery store just downstairs has everything you need. The air conditioning units were simple to use and very effective, a definite plus. We loved the apartment so much we wanted to book it again for our next business trip but someone beat us to it! Don't miss out, if you love modern Italian style this is perfect!
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A great apartment 1km from Il Duomo and close to Santa Maria Novella train station, in a circa 1700 building. Live like a Florentine. When the sun sets and the tour buses leave for the day, and you can explore the charms of the real Firenze at a more relaxed pace, dine like a local and with a gelato in hand, stroll back serenaded by world class musicians.
The apartment is true to the photos with air conditioning and Miele appliances. The clothes washer and dryer is shared with the apartment next door. Mariangela is a gracious host.
A truely memorable stay.
Great location - really close to everything but quiet at night.
Lovely apartment - lots of character, great bed and really nice kitchen.
And Mariangela is wonderful.
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My wife and I stayed in this apartment for a week. The apartment is in a 13th century building but it is modern and has been very tastefully furnished. It has everything you need for a great stay including two showers/bathrooms which we found very handy for those early morning starts. There are two flights of stairs to get to the apartment and the bedroom is upstairs which means that the apartment is not suitable for those who can not handle stairs. The apartment has excellent wifi which makes a change from that we have experienced in several hotels in Italy where connection is limited once you move away from reception. The location is excellent being 5 minutes from the main station and no more than 10 minutes from most of the main attractions. There are 2 supermarkets nearby so you can easily stock up on what you need. There are several good restaurants nearby. The owner, Mariangela, was very easy to deal with. She responded to all my queries quickly and effectively and in a friendly fashion. I felt like we were old friends by the time we met her to collect the keys. We would not hesitate to stay in this apartment again and would highly recommend it. Make sure you give yourself a week if you come to Florence because you are going to need it.