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Review 1023: Windows on Italy, Ionico


Review by Anne from CA

apartment sleeps 4, Florence

The view from the window, at night - to Santa Trinita, photo by


November 2000, 5 weeks


Great location, right on the Piazza Sta. Trinita. Easy travel to anywhere in the city; close to bus lines, shops, the river, everything. But the positive is also a negative, as it is very noisy.

Nearby Amenities

Yes, absolutely - great little delis within a block; fantastic restaurants (of course). Everything is within walking distance.

The House/Apartment

A historical building - the Palazzo Buondelmonti. Not sure how many others in the building, but quite a few. There is a tiny elevator. The apartment is one of many owned by the Ferragamo family (yes, shoes!). It is beautifully furnished, especially the bedroom and main bathroom.

There is a main bedroom and a loft with 2 single beds up a steep flight of stairs over the dining/living area.


No garden.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

Furniture is very comfortable, it is a spacious and lovely apartment, high ceilings, big windows.


Beds were very comfortable and the rooms were spectacular. Bathrooms, too, newly renovated and very elegant.


Nice little kitchen, well equipped for cooking full meals.

Problems or Bonuses

My main complaint was the noise, as the windows are not double paned and it overlooks the busy Piazza Santa Trinita, with zooming Vespas going til late at night.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

The staff at Windows on Tuscany are wonderful! They have many places in town - check them out! [011](39) 055-268510

The place came to an average of just under $90/night for the 5 weeks, far cheaper than I could have gotten in a comparable hotel. Friends could come stay for awhile, and it was very roomy.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

Absolutely I would recommend it, and have. But next time, I will talk to the company about a different apartment that is a little quieter, if I am going to stay for a long time.

Things to do in this area

It's Firenze! So much to do! Every restaurant is great.

There is a nice trattoria in the ground floor of the building, and I Latini is only a few blocks away. My favorite was Cammillo, which is just across the river.

Don't forget to visit the great Pontormo painting that is in the Church of Santa Felicita, just the other side of the Ponte Vecchio. A MUST SEE.

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