Steep walk up from Ponte Vecchio, but the quiet residential neighborhood and view make it worthwhile. Close to Boboli Gardens & Pitti Palace. Nice shops and restaurants at bottom of hill. Avoid washer, as power outage left laundry trapped there ( eventually shipped to us but not without cost & inconvenience). No A/C, relied on fans. Probably perfect in autumn & spring.
Where do I start?? Great location, amazing view of Florence, a place I want to return to though it is up a very steep street.
A very comfortable apartment, lovely rooms, comfortable beds, great kitchen with everything you need and a courtyard and the amazing view.
I will return
Fiora Maison does indeed have a stunning view, both daytime and at night, from the full length windows looking out over the wonderful Florence skyline, as shown by the photos. We opened the windows out fully several times so as to enjoy the view to the full. There's no balcony, however, for sitting out but there are other great panoramic views in the area.
The apartment is comfortable, spacious and quiet. Three of us stayed in the two bedrooms and had good space for hanging clothes too; and there's a sofabed in the large livingroom as well. We slept well each night, with very few traffic sounds and just the occasional sound of people walking up and down the road. The kitchen is well-equipped except that we couldn't find a chopping board for fruit.
For anybody who's not fit, Fiora Maison would be quite a climb up a steep hill - taxis would probably be available though the one-way system is a bit complicated. The walk was no problem to us and it's only ten minutes to the lively Piazza Santo Spirito and to the very overcrowded Ponte Vecchio. Almost directly opposite the apartment building, there's a house in which Galileo worked and beside it, a house in which he lived, which is certainly very evocative.
There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of Fiora Maison and we'd recommend Cinque, on a small piazza not far from Santo Spirito. We also recommend a visit to the Museo Galileo just across the Arno; the Giardino Bardini right behind the apartment is also a delight with a lovely panoramic terrace café (though service was slow), but like most attractions in Florence (even in April) was crowded from 11.00am. It's essential to check whether you need to book in advance for many attractions - we were unable to see the Cappella Brancacci in Piazza del Carmine because we were leaving Florence by the time a slot was available later the same day we visited.
There are of course many many great attractions in Florence - and sitting by the window in Fiora Maison is good for a rest from the crowds!