Magical Holiday Celebrations in Florence

Magical Holiday Celebrations in Florence

Experience an enchanting holiday with friends and family in Florence where you can participate special holiday events, fine dining and the art and history of Florence.  A family holiday while staying at an apartment in Florence allows people with different interests to head in different directions following their own stars, yet you come together for ... Read More

Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert

Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert

Florence is a shopping mecca, famous for fine fashion, leather, scents, art, decorated wood, fine papers and shoes. But how do you know which retailers to trust, what price is right and what is good quality? You don’t! It’s embarrassing the number of times we (who have taken shopping trips to Florence since we were teens) ... Read More

Chestnuts Roasting…Plan Your Florence Christmas Holiday Now

Chestnuts Roasting…Plan Your Florence Christmas Holiday Now

Hard to believe, but it is not too soon start holiday family travel planning! Our properties are filling up in the cities, but there’s still time to book the perfect Florence apartment for your family to enjoy during Christmas and New Years. You probably haven’t yet thought about whether you or your in-laws will host ... Read More

Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence

Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence

We have just added a wonderful villa to our offering that is ideally situated in the beautiful hills overlooking Florence. We had the opportunity to visit the Divine Dante villa earlier this year to see for ourselves if it was as lovely as depicted in the photos. To our delight, it is ideal for guests looking ... Read More

Siena Daytrip from Florence

Siena Daytrip from Florence

Just south of Florence is a charming Tuscan city, Siena. Not only does it have wonderful streets to wander, a beautiful piazza, a famous cathedral, fine food and gelato but it hosts a traditional horse race that has been competed among the neighborhoods of the city since medieval times. How to Get to Siena This ... Read More

Budget Friendly Activities & Apartments in Florence

Budget Friendly Activities & Apartments in Florence

Florence is a great place to maximize your time and your budget. The art is astounding, the food delicious and the relatively compact size of the historic center lets you pack a lot of sightseeing, eating and enjoyment while savoring many breathtaking sites. And, with careful planning you can stretch your budget with many rich, yet modestly-priced, experiences. ... Read More

Behind-the-Scenes Italy Perfect Florence Video

Behind-the-Scenes Italy Perfect Florence Video

Enjoy an insider’s view of a vacation rental inspection trip, an important aspect of our service because we pride ourselves on personally selecting every property we represent. Lisa and Pat Byrne, sisters and founders of Italy Perfect, had the good fortune to have sister Madelyn, founder of Paris Perfect and London Perfect, along on their trip to Florence, ... Read More

Luxury Meets Opera History: Fascinating La Camerata Fiorentina Apartment

Luxury Meets Opera History: Fascinating La Camerata Fiorentina Apartment

This gorgeous apartment started with a heck of problem: How to provide luxury accommodations in a beautiful, historical palazzo when you can’t touch the walls of the landmarked building where the musical form of the opera was invented? Yes, really, opera was invented in the 1590s in the main room of La Camerata Fiorentina apartment by ... Read More

Ready for Inferno? The movie, that is!

Ready for Inferno? The movie, that is!

Grab the popcorn and settle in for a fast-paced romp though Florence and Venice! If there’s one thing predictable about the various Dan Brown thrillers (Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons) the newest film adaptation, Inferno, it is certain to provide the predictable tension-filled trek as he dodges danger at every turn. ... Read More

Florence’s Bridge of Gold: Ponte Vecchio

Florence’s Bridge of Gold: Ponte Vecchio

They say that gold is a safe investment because its value rarely depreciates. In Florence, the stability of gold manifests in a different form: the Ponte Vecchio. Forever fascinating, the neighborhoods on either side of the Ponte Vecchio [Old Bridge] are highly sought-after locations for our Italy Perfect vacation rental apartments. While modern travelers know the bridge for ... Read More

Florence: A Tale of Two (Extra) Davids

Florence: A Tale of Two (Extra) Davids

Why has a single statue managed to capture the minds of millions, held gazes enraptured, struck awe in the hearts of admirers? Maybe it is the story: David, the original underdog manifested in marble. The mind’s eye fills in the gaps: The giant Goliath. The sling shot. Desperation because no “real” warriors have stepped forward, only ... Read More