Our stay at Luca's terrace apartment was phenomenal! First, the apartment itself is amazing, very roomy. It had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped, including a Nespresso machine. The bathroom was huge; the shower was by far the roomiest we had during our time in Italy. One of our favorite features was the room at the end of the terrace. We would have our morning espresso and evening glass of wine sitting and enjoying the sites; you can see one of the beautiful bridges of Florence from the terrace.
Second, Luca was great. He answered all of my questions, check-in was a breeze, made great recommendations to restaurants.
Third, the location is perfect for walking and exploring the entire city center and the other side of the Arno; we didn't need to use public transportation one time. The Galleria dell'Academia and Duomo are within walking distance. We walked to the apartment from the train station. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars within walking distance.
This place was an absolute treat, don't hesitate to book, incredible place!
This was our second time to rent this terrace apartment and both stays were perfect. We had been exploring different parts of Italy, but agreed that we were going to go out of our way to go back and stay if the owner could accommodate us. He said "Yes". The antique furnishings, paintings, grand table, beautiful mirror were special and made us feel special. Do treasure this apartment if you choose to stay as it is kind of the owner to share it.
If you want to be in the heart of Florence and stay in a truly historic apartment, this is for you. The interior is in reality a museum of sorts. The art and decor are inspiring. The balcony is unforgettable. The amenities are well maintained. For whomever may rent this apartment in the future, please take good care of it. This is the only place I will ever stay when returning to Florence.
OK, it took me nearly a year to write this review because I was being completely selfish and wanted to keep this fabulous apartment to myself! Conscience has now got the better of me so here's my review:
Perfect 10/10 *****
From the moment one arrives, this apartment is undeniably special. It has an classic Florentine feel combined with modernity in the well-equipped kitchen and bathroom where excellent design and fittings make this a cut above the rest. The frescoed living room/bedroom is beautiful and the other bedroom is also beautiful and very tasteful with amazing storage for all the designer wear you'll be buying in Italy!
The absolute clincher for me is the terrace - this is the quirkiest and most adorable terrace ever! Situated above street level on a corner (I had no noise issues at all) with an amazing triangular section enclosed by windows complete with billowing curtains and comfortably furnished, it is a wonderful place to relax, read a book, and watch the people on the street below. Very close to two bridges - perhaps a 5 minute walk to Ponte Vecchio? Cafes, restaurants, little supermarkets nearby and an easy walk to the centre via the river. I wish I could live in this beautifully appointed apartment forever. I hope to win the lottery and make an offer someday...sigh...
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