Lovely apartment walking distance to main centre. We walked from the train station. It is also possible to get a taxi to the property.
We were welcomed into the house on our arrival and showed the amenities.
We regularly walked to and from Florence main centre without any issues.
Would highly recommend this property to anyone travelling to Florence.
Great apartment to stay in and very helpful owners who gave us a quick tour of the area on arrival and organised a taxi for us when we were to leave. Lovely bakery across the road. Quiet location and good air con. Would recommend without hesitation.
Lovely location near supermarket, open markets and train station. The apartment was comfortable, well furnished and within comfortable walking distance to restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.
We enjoy travel and can't help being tourists - but we do like to try to experience what it would be like to actually live in cities we visit and this apartment fit the bill perfectly. Some of the highlights:
1. The apartment has plenty of space for a small family which was great especially if you are a longer trip with your family and need to have a bit of breathing room.
2. The owner of the apartment was very helpful - I believe she was traveling when we were in Florence but was very responsive to text messages.
3. The gentleman who showed us the apartment (Richard) was also very helpful - not only did he show us the apartment but also took the time to walks us around the neighborhood and point out the bakery, caffè, bus stop, supermarket, etc.
Between the owner and Richard it really felt like we had extended family in Florence looking after us!
4. You are really in "local" Florence - as noted above, there are plenty of amenities close by (great to get a quick bite at the bakery and caffè before walking into the center) and you have a great opportunity to practice your Italian with the locals.
5. The amenities in the apartment were as advertised - good WiFi, washer/dryer and ironing board (these seem like necessities when traveling) - also a nice kitchen (which we did not really use)
1. You can walk downtown - as advertised and in other reviews it's about 20 - 25 minutes if you walk; you can also take buses (which we didn't take advantage of). It is a long walk but you can familiarize yourself with caffès, bakeries, gelaterias, etc. along the way to break it up.
2. I would not recommend walking to / from the train station with luggage - I thought at the time it was a good idea to walk from the train station but there can be allot of construction and traffic if you don't know the best routes around the city.
3. Speaking of routes around the city, the best way we found to get to the center was to walk under the train tracks and cut straight through the Piazza della Vittoria (which is just south east of the apartment) and keep going across a main road (SS67) at which point you basically keep going straight (veer a bit left as you cross SS67) and keep going until you you hit Via Giorgio and take a right. Now you will be walking directly towards the Duomo and will pass the Galleria dell'Accademia on your way. The Piazza della Vittoria also has a station where you can refill water bottles (both still and sparkling) so it servers as a good landmark for your walk.
4. If you enjoy pizza you should check out the Pizzeria Spera which is a few minute walk from the apartment (very close to the Piazza della Vittoria) - it boasts winning a world championship (the pizza that won is on the menu). It can fill up relatively quickly at night so it might be a good idea to try to get there when it opens.