Martina De Silvestri's property is a jewel. From an American stand point here are the highlights:
1) Location - great. An easy 10 minute walk to the Vatican. 10 minute walk to the
city center. Easy access to the cabs. Many good restaurants that are not loaded with tourists but locals. Well stocked grocery store 10 minute walk. Being so close to the Italian Supreme Court and a beautiful park, reminds one of the Georgetown area in DC. Many places to grab coffee and rolls in the AM.
2) Amenities in the Space - The place is big and clean. Both bathrooms have ample space including dynamite showers with great water pressure for great showering and towel warming racks. Kitchen is large enough to serve breakfasts and a nice meal. Gas stove top and handy apartment fridge along with a dishwasher. There is a washer/dryer that works quite nicely. The beds are beds,not the fake beds with big comfy mattresses. This space does not face a street so it is a perfect place to get a good night's rest.
3) I would come back and I would recommend without any hesitation.
This apartment is in a great location. We loved being able to just step out and have everything at our fingertips whether it be tourist activities, shopping or restaurants we were looking for. The apartment was clean and quiet, and check in and out was very easy.
We had an excellent stay here in September - excellent location, clean and secure. Everything you could possibly need if you want the option to cook for yourself whilst on holiday. I would certainly say here again!
+ the flat is really beautiful with design decor
+clean and maybe in hotel it will be good 4/5 stars
+really very close to Duomo -2 minutes!
+have automatic parking place(it is a great advantage because in Florence the parking is problematic and expensive), but if you travel by car remember about ZTL (zona traffico limitato) - you can entrance after 7p.m. or do permission of police (many thanks to owner and agency for help in this question)
- very loud ventilation! and nobody cannot shut off it
- one evening we return to apartment and the first common door were closed by bolt inside. We was waiting 2 hours until somebody of neighbors came out from house
-in the day of our departure the automatic garage was broken and we 3 hours to take our car! thanks, that the girl from agency call to repair service.
Our week stay at Martina's House was absolutely fantastic. We were ther with our 3 year older. The apartment is elegant and clean, cool and beautiful. Kitchen fully equipeed. Nothing was missing. Wifi and air conditionar working fantastically. Everything we thought of, was there for us. Big spacious and cool!!! (in a hot summer Florence is was our hideout that we loved coming back to). The place for the car is also a miracle. Mind you that apartmant is in the strict centre of Florence where it is impossibile to find a parking for the car. It is literally 2 steps form the Florence Duomo, you are just behind it. You walk out of your cool, elegant building, turn around the corner and find yourself under the Brunelleschi'sCupola. Amazing!!!.
The most fantastic place to stay in Florence. The host, Martina, answerd patiently all my most detailed questions, The people that welcomed us were most helpful. Air condition, parking, place and quality of apartment worth any money! I absolutely recommend it! I would love to go bact there and stay for longer! Now I can't imagine a diffrent place to stay in Florence!!!! Thank you!
Martina's place is fantastic. It is only one block from the Duomo and close to a lot of restaurants. It is also only a 10 minute walk from the main train station.
The apartment is nicely furnished and was very clean. It had everything we needed for our stay - towels, dishes, utensils, high speed WiFi, combo washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, etc. It really felt like home after a few days.
All the floors are marble, which we really appreciated as our son has bad allergies.
Also, the staff that supported the place was incredibly helpful. They were waiting for us when we arrived from the train station and even met us to check out early Sunday morning. They gave us a map of the area and even recommended a few dining spots.
Thanks again to Martina for letting us stay at her place -- it was a great experience and we would absolutely stay here again.
This home in Florence nearby the Dome was so close to all the great museums and sights, you couldn't ask for a more convenient spot. The bed was comfortable, the shower was deluxe, and the kitchen with washing machine was great. My trip was in mid-June and there was a heat wave, and unfortunately the air conditioning was not working. But an effort was made to correct it, though it wasn't in time for my stay. Communications were answered promptly and cheerfully.
Due to some technical problem of the apartment I booked, the host changed to other apartment in the same building to us which is much larger. Hence, I cannot make any comment on this apartment. It's because it's just besides the Dome, it's a bit noisy at the midnight. However, it's not the problem to us as we went to sleep late. The host responsed promptly that is very good. The apartment we stayed is very big and clean. The bathroom had a massage shower, but we have not used this. It's s very good experience to stay here and it made me to decide to use airbnb to book the apartment instead of staying in the hotel next time when I travel around.