The apartment is beautiful, very large and was well stocked with everything we needed during our stay. Check in was easy and the owner gave us many explanations about the apartment, the local area and the city (there are also some guides available and documentaries in English to see on the smart TV). Very fast Wifi and connection to Netflix have been very much appreciated by our children ....
The location is central, just outside the historic area which is easily reached by walking along the river (cars are not allowed in the center). I therefore advise you to avoid renting a car because you will have to leave it all the time in the garage of the building.
We really enjoyed the commercial area near the apartment because the prices are much lower than in the monuments area (we saved a lot in our purchases !!). There is a supermarket in the same building also open on Sundays. A few steps from the building there are all the shops (pharmacy, laundry, bars, restaurants, fashion shops, etc.).
This was a fantastic apartment with great attention to every detail. It was nice to have Piero great us on arrival and answer all of our questions. The apartment was beautiful, very roomy, and situated in an excellent location. If you are used to hotter weather you will enjoy the excellent heating. The kitchen was great and had everything you need. We even had wifi and Netflix for down time. Great location near the river and very close to the centre and lots of attractions.
It was very convenient to have a large and well-stocked supermarket (low prices! not for tourists!) in the same building as the apartment, also open on Sundays.
The apartment is very large and with full facilities. The cleaning was perfect. The main monumaneti were reachable by walking along the river.
In the local area the prices are low and all the shops are close (the supermarket is in front of the door and is also open on Sundays).
Also in March we enjoyed the day on the riverside terrace because it is covered and facing south.
We are 2 mexican families that planned our vacation since march 2017. We are 4 sixty some adults and 5 thirty some sons and daughters. It was not easy and researched 3 months. And finally we get this roomy, well located, efficient department.
No problems at all. We stayed 2 weeks around Christmas and New Year.
And our tenant, Piero, is a magnificent host. He made the difference. I do highly recomend.
We rented this apartment on the occasion of our 40th wedding anniversary and brought our children and Grandchildren with us, the time period was November 18th through December 2nd. We needed an apartment that would accommodate 7 people four adults and three children. Everything about the apartment is exactly how you will find it from the pictures. The apartment is a 20 minute walk to the nearest Piazza Santa Croce, the cab fare ran from a low of 6 euro to a high of 16 during rush hour traffic. The apartment is located on a busy four lane road directly across from the Arno river with a lovely walkway the length of the river. We were ok with this location because our goal was day trips to Tuscany in our rented van and to be OUT of the tourist area and to live and socialize with the locals. I am Italian 100% though born and raised in the US and have very minimal Italian language skills. The apartment has a washer but no dryer which is typical of Europe, clothes or linen washed must be hung on the clothesline along the back terrace, this being November was a little difficult and the washer is equal to a small apartment space saver (US version) and only two to three large bath towels can be washed at one time. The showers stalls in the two smaller bathrooms are a 1/4 of the size of the US so ladies I heard a lot of complaints about difficulty shaving legs. The large bathroom with its combo bath and shower did NOT have enough water pressure (hot) to allow usage of the shower without holding the button down. Speaking of hot water there isn't a lot by US standards so try be first. There is a lot of road noise but as the bedrooms are towards the back of the apartment sleeping usually was not an issue and if you're visiting from or grew up in a major US city like NY you will feel right at home. Speaking of noise the walls are very thin one night my wife and I woke to the noise of our next door neighbor snoring. Also the apartment has a very small elevator but it did work flawlessly the whole time and was used often by the residents. My wife who does not use elevators at all walked the three flights with no issues and the hallways are well lit. There is a parking garage provided but beware It is for cars not vans, although I was able to park my rented VW carrelle in the garage it took a concerted effort by two people, one person driving and one outside the vehicle directing and many three point turns. Even the VW golf I had the second week after the children left could not make the turns around the pillars in one shot. The apartment was clean and everything you could need is provided (less groceries) there is a wonderful coffee shop right behind the apartment and a small store for groceries, a butcher shop and some restaurants, The greatest place to shop is the Coop Fi at the Centro Commerciale Gavinan across the river and up the road about a 5 minute drive, its their small mall with other stores and an ATM that is reasonable, though with a $300 euro cash advance limit. I feel I received good value for the money I paid and I was treated honestly and fairly by the apartments owner.