First of all, not only is this apartment fantastic, but it comes with an added bonus of a fabulous and attentive owner, George! My family came to Florence looking for a little more space - we had been staying all together in 1 room in Rome and Positano and George's place offered us the space for everyone to have their own room, shut down and decompress at the mid-way mark of our 2 week trip. It was exactly what we needed. This apt has a great kitchen too and in hindsight we wish we had taken advantage of cooking in one night instead of going out. Right across the street is an awesome market with fresh fruit and vegetables. And an amazing patisserie is just a few doors down where we got our fresh croissants each morning. We were right next door to the Bobili Gardens and near the Pitti and a short walk over the bridge that linked us to the main city centre of Florence. This apt is convenient to everything and SOOO quiet at night. George has all the amenities you could need, TV, Netflix, Air Con, a folder full of nearby places to see and restaurant suggestions - he really is better than a concierge!! And totally available - all our questions were answered within minutes. We were a family of 3- this place was perfect for us. Thank you, George, for sharing your beautiful place with us and for being our "Travel Angel" We look forward to visiting the bella Firenze again soon!
Wow, the apartment is amazing but what really was great is George. He met us at our assigned place and helped my husband park the car. George checked in daily to tell us the car is safe and no worries. There was four adults and we were able to have our own space in this sunny and spacious apartment. The apartment is located in a neighborhood where after a day we felt like we were locals. We would shop at the local butcher, bakery and ate at the pizza restaurant. George gave a lot of recommendations of where to eat and what day trips would be good. The apartment was loaded with maps and tour books which we used every day. I'm looking forward to visiting Florence again and hopefully staying at this same place.
George's apartment is delightful and a perfect base for anyone wishing to explore the stunning historic centre of Florence. Furthermore, being located near the Pitti Palace also means being able to retreat from all the crowds at the end of the day! Once inside, one is truly able to feel at home in this spacious well equipped apartment. And the stunning Yamaha Grand Piano is a massive bonus for the serious musician and pianist! George is on hand to help with any issues that arise and is nothing but friendly and supportive and enthusiastic. This is a wonderful place to stay, in one of the most incredible cities in Europe and I am already looking forward to my next visit.
This is an ideally located apartment, away from the tourist areas in a neighborhood of local shops where we were quickly welcomed as friends. The apartment itself was very spacious and comfortable for four adults and allowed us to unpack and really feel at home. We had the option to eat in after shopping at the local butcher, package store and pasticceria that George pointed out; and the chance to do laundry mid-week and the apartment was stocked with a full library of travel books that we used extensively.
George is an accommodating host, meeting us for early check-in, helping us park, suggesting travel destinations and restaurants and helping to arrange for our early morning taxi to the airport.
I would highly recommend this property and only wish we could have stayed longer!
Three of us hiked the Via di Francesca and then went to Florence to sight see and take day trips. The apartment was everything mentioned in the description and more. It felt like we were staying as guests in someone's home. It is beautifully furnished, clean and located on a safe and quiet street with shops. We purchased food at a market down the street and indulged in many lattes. George met us the day we arrived and helped with our luggage. He showed us around the apartment and even recommended a few restaurants and "must see" places. We fell in love with Florence and the apartment. I would return in a heartbeat!