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Review 3284: Drawbridge to Europe, Della Robbia (#1152)


Review by Susanne W from MA

2bed/2bath apartment near Duomo, Florence


October 2007, one week


We were delighted with both the apartment and the rental process. The apartment was just two blocks from the Duomo, quite spacious, nicely furnished, and very quiet. The rental process was quite easy: Drawbridge to Europe (an Oregon based company) has an excellent website with several photos of each property along with specific and accurate information on the apartments. Late arrival was also quite easy as key pickup was at a nearby hotel. We will be using Drawbridge again, I'm sure, for our stay next year in Rome.

Nearby Amenities

Yes, you could walk for coffee, groceries or restaurants, all within two blocks.

The House/Apartment

I believe it was historical. It was quite well kept up with a lovely garden out back. I would have liked some outdoor seating in the garden, however. Not sure number of apartments - I believe three per floor for four floors. There was an elevator.

You can view the apartment directly: Della Robbia


No, one of our few complaints. There was a lovely courtyard/garden, but no place to sit and admire it.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

Yes - very comfortable and attractive furniture. Well furnished throughout.


The beds were comfortable and bedrooms nice. There were enough bathrooms and they were good.


Nice kitchen, though we would have appreciated some dish detergent left for us.

Problems or Bonuses

The apartment was even nicer than we expected.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

Agency was fine to deal with. As they are Oregon-based communication was very easy. We found the apartment as described.

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I have and I will! We will be using Drawbridge for our stay in Rome next fall.

Things to do in this area

It was in the Duomo area - there was everything to do, see, buy, and eat!

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