What a find! I, and two friends were planning a trip to Florence earlier this year. I found this apartment after a little research on the net, and the pictures suggested it would meet our requirements. The truth is, it well exceeded our expectations!
One can get a taxi from the airport into the Centre of town from €20 - well worth it. We were met outside by a very nice lady and her friend, who immediately took us upstairs (3rd floor), and showed us the ropes - all very easy. What we weren't expecting, was the tiny glass lift (holds 3 ppl) to get upstairs. And when you step out, there's a thick glass piece in the floor to show you how high you are (!) a little disconcerting, but fine after a fashion!
Anyway, the apartment itself is delightful. It is all on one level. Each room is tastefully done out, and each rooms seems to capture at least a glimpse of one of the many domes of the city. As the only female of the group, I had the luxury of the en-suite room, which I'm sure has a hand- painted ceiling depicting birds, and greenery -
very lovely indeed. In total, it has 3 very spacious bedrooms with queen- sized beds, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room - plenty of space, and nice and airy, and all beautifully done out.
The apartment is a hop-skip from a gorgeous little deli/cafe on the square (visible from the "gold" bedroom), as well as the "4 leonies" restaurant, also on the square, and one of the oldest restaurants in the city. It is well worth a visit, as the good and wine was simply marvellous & reasonable too (do book tho - we were simply lucky to get a table on the back of a cancellation).
Toscanella apartment is perfect for seeing the city, due to it's central location. We did an awful lot in our few days, but do pre-book museums and the Duomo beforehand via the net, as the queues are out of this world. And have a camera handy. You want to snap everything!
In all, a marvellous trip, but the apartment made it. A perfect retreat to return to of an evening, and enjoy a glass of Prosecco. I would highly recommend it, and would certainly return!