Me, my family and our cats are happy to have you as a guest in our nice apartment. you'll enjoy it.
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Coming through Firenze for just a few days this summer, I knew well in advance the things that my family would need - in short, a refuge from the busy crush of people on the streets of the city and also, a touch of AC. Rocco and Paola have provided just what I was hoping to find, in a tasteful modern way on a great street that is close to the very heart of Florence but not in party central. This place would be ideal for a couple but worked well for my girls as well. Loved our bed and we all loved the quiet at night. All communication with our hosts was excellent - super prompt and to the point. This was my first time using AirBnB and I was so glad that it provided an alternative to all the hotel action which I haven't had much luck with in Florence.
This was our first Airbnb experience, and it couldn't have been better! Paola and Rocco have a lovely apartment in an ideal location, but their hospitality is what made the greatest impression on us. Their apartment is in the Oltrarno, less than a 10 minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio; from there, we could walk anywhere in the city's historic district. We didn't use a cab or bus once (but we walked a lot!) There's plenty to explore right near the apartment--we walked to the Pitti Palace/Boboli gardens (3 minutes away), and even the Piazza Michelangelo to watch the sunset over the city. While close to everything, the apartment itself is peaceful and quiet, and a wonderful place to return at the end of a long day of exploring. The apartment is spacious, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom completely modern. Paola and Rocco can refer you to excellent restaurants, and a nearby market for supplies. A cafe down the street was the perfect place to have breakfast. When we asked for a recommendation for a cooking course a couple of weeks before arriving, Paola recommended a friend's cooking school; they brought the class to us, and afterwards we ate our dinner on the lovely patio. Paola met us right when we arrived in the city, and helped us arrange transportation when it was time to leave. We'd recommend this apartment to anyone interested in being in the heart of the city, but having a place of your own with thoughtful and welcoming hosts.
We had a fantastic time at the apartment. It was well equipped and very clean. Having the A/C was a definite plus for keeping the famous mosquitos outside during the very hot days. Of course, the location can't be beat! Although you cannot bring your car into the center without a permit in the summer, the parking lot was an easy walk with baggage. We definitely recommend their property for visitors coming to Florence. We only wish we had more time to spend there!
We absolutely loved our stay!!! The condo had such a great location... Not surrounded by the busyness of the city. And just minutes away was palazzo pitti which had some delicious cafés and restaurants out front. Also, we felt 100% safe. And for me, I LOVED that there was a hair dryer provided!!
I would highly recommend staying here if you come to Florence. Florence is easy to walk around and this location is quite and close to everything. You have a supermarket, cafe and many restaurants within a few hundred feet. The apartment is better in person and the building is very secure. Rocco and his wife are easy to communicate with and they called us a taxi to pick us up and take us to the train station. Their restaurant recommendations were spot on and allowed us to experience many different aspects of Florence.
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thanks. we appreciate your comments and we are happy to have contributed to a nice vacation.
rocco and paola
The appartment is well located, in the authentic and adorable district. It is very clean, spacious and pleasant, we spent really relaxing time in it. Paola is nice host and very kind. Thank you for all, Paola.
Rocco and Paola were fantastic! Always staying in touch and offering to hold our bags before we could check in since our train would arrive prior to the official check in time. Imagine our surprise when we arrived and were able to check in! :)
Paola met us and gave us a tour of the wonderful flat. It was up a flight of stairs but there is an elevator. It's in a super secure building as well.
The flat was spacious and very modern. Lovely terrace to have breakfast at! The dinner table was a great old table that made you just want to sit at it all day...
The washer/dryer worked perfectly and there was never a shortage of hot water. The flat was clean and the bed was spacious.
Unfortunately the AC didn't work while we were there but the nights were cool and we were able to open the window. Paola did bring over two fans when we asked (we didn't want to leave the window open all night due to the mosquitoes). She apologized for the AC and had called the mechanic but they couldn't come until after our visit.
Just a perfect apartment in an ideal location in Florence. Located in a stylish building, and a stylishly decorated apartment (simple yet really nice). Rocco and Paola were great hosts, providing valued recommendations and a nice local touch to our stay (they live nearby and are able to handle unexpected requests quickly and easily). They are incredibly friendly and clearly just good people.
Small terrace out back was perfect to enjoy a bottle of wine and some snacks after days full of walking and climbing stairs. Can't recommend highly enough.
A beautiful and tastefully decorated flat very close to the boboli gardens. Very pretty terrace and excellent hostess.
flexible, to the point and very clean ... perfect location next to the famous gardens
Fantastic guest. Super communication. Left the apartment clean and in order.
Rocco and his familiy were great guests. Thanks and best of luck.
Very nice and considerate Guests. I'll defenitely would rent my apartment for them again!
Rocco was a very nice guest,clean and easy-going. I am giving my recommendation for any hosting.
What a delightful family, including a lovely little boy! It was a great pleasure to have them stay here. As hosts themselves they understand the host's experience and are very considerate and also relaxing to have around!
A loving and fun family - a real pleasure to host! Delightful.
Rocco and his family were perfect guests and very nice people. Definitely trustworthy.
We'd definitely stay here again on a return visit and will recommend the apartment to our friends. It's very comfortable, modern, quiet, and perfectly located: 5 min walk from Palazzo Pitti, but just far enough into Oltrarno to be away from the hordes.