We really enjoyed our week in this lovely apartment right in the heart of vibrant Santa Croce which is a great location for a stay in Firenze. There are so many bars and restaurants nearby and it is within easy walking distance of Ponte Vecchio and other key sites. The apartment itself has everything you need with some special touches like fresh juice and fruit on arrival and even complimentary slippers which were much appreciated.
The owner Folco was very friendly and responsive before and during the stay and there are local contacts should you need them. A special mention to Simona and her husband who were very helpful when we were struggling to get a taxi to the airport. Would definitely recommend for anyone thinking of a trip to this beautiful city.
We have stayed in a variety of apartments on our trip to Italy but this one alone stood out from all the others by a mile. This stylish apartment is in a great location, a short walk from all the main attractions and the river, in a narrow side street leading to a large piazza and the beautiful Santa Croce. The apartment itself is like the penthouse suite of a beautiful old Florence building with the benefit of a lift to get to it. It is very spacious and beautifully decorated with huge squidgy sofas and arm chairs and there are two generous sized bedrooms with their own bathrooms with everything you could wish for thoughtfully provided by the owner Folco. Don't worry if you forget anything because you can be sure it will be there somewhere from that roll of tin foil in the kitchen to cotton wool buds in the bathroom and even disposable slippers for each of us.
On arrival we were met by the lovely Simona with a much appreciated hamper of fresh fruit, fruit juice and even a bottle of wine. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped with an array of pretty English china, pans galore and glasses for every occasion. It was great having our very own dishwasher and washing machine and an oven which we didn't have at any of our other apartments. The cotton bed linen was luxurious and there was a generous supply of fluffy white bath towels. Nothing was too much trouble to Folco who was so helpful in advising us on places of interest to visit and eat. It really was like home from home and I am looking forward to my next visit to Italy if only to stay in this beautiful apartment.
Thank you Folco - your apartment is simply the best. We can't wait to come back.
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