Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 2654: Italy Perfect, Strozzi
1bed/1bath apartment near Piazza della Reppublica, Florence
March, 2007, 1 week
The location was in the heart of the shopping district 1/2 block from the Strozzi Palace and via Tournabuoni. Numerous excellent restaurants are within an easy walk. The block is not accessible to vehicular traffic, so the building is relatively quiet for the heart of the city. In addition, the Strozzi apartment is on an interior courtyard, so there is absolutely no problem with street noise.
A pastry shop and butcher shop are a few doors away. Excellent restaurants abound.
The building is historical - Renaissance era - and has an elevator!
There is a private patio on the interior courtyard.
Extremely clean! The sofa appears to be very new and is comfortable.
The beds are just great! The bedroom also has a window that faces the courtyard and the room is quiet. It is very large.
The bathroom is also large, very clean with washing machine and a small patio to hang items to dry. The shower is large and hot water was plentiful.
The kitchen is in a wardrobe, but very functional. Four burner stove and sink. A microwave is also in the area. Might be difficult to cook a full meal, but it was great for breakfast and lunch. The dining options in the neighborhood are so plentiful, staying in for dinner would be a sin! There is a standard size refrigerator in the dressing area off the bathroom.
Problems or Bonuses
The suite of apartments (there are two others in addition to Strozzi) are in a private, locked wing of the building. There is a complete office set-up that is shared by all apartments. Free Internet, printer, etc. Makes researching side trips a breeze.
Agency and Representatives (and price)
Lisa at Italy Perfect is a dream. Absolutely seamless service from beginning to end.
Miki and Franco, the on site people (and apartment owners) are wonderful. They have acceptable English and I believe they are constantly improving!
The apartment was exactly as shown on the website ... down to the bottle of wine as a welcome gift.
The price was exceptional ... $960 for the week (early March).
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
I highly recommend Strozzi, Miki and Franco, Lisa and Italy Perfect! I'll be back!
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