We really liked the apartment and the location
We really liked the apartment , and the location, and Cynthia was wonderful and a really nice and helpful person. Having one English Channel like BBC news or CNN would be nice, and the wifi signal only worked in the living room and not the bedrooms. I would recommend your apartment to a friend.
A wonderful place to stay
This apartment was spacious, sparkling clean, well-equipped, in a great location, and quite large. We were impressed that it had a washing machine and even a dishwasher. All detergents, etc., were provided. It is a block from the river, a few minutes from the tram line and a large park, and a reasonable walk to some attractions including the train station. The owner (a bilingual American) lives nearby and was happy to help us when needed. She also had a mobile phone available for our use. Her orientation of how things worked in the apartment was concise, clear, and valuable. We loved being there so highly recommend it.
Brilliant apartment in ideal location
We were delighted with the Vespucci apartment, which provided a beautiful and relaxed retreat from the streets of Venice. The apartment is light, comfortable and very well set up, with lots of thoughtful touches to ensure guests have everything they might want. We loved the rooftop views and the excellent location (just on the edge of the historic quarter - so easy walking distance to key sites, but in a quiet residential area). Walking along the Arno in the evening was a particular pleasure (keep an eye out for otters!). We also really enjoyed meeting Claudia who was very accommodating around arrival and departure times, and gave us an expert run-down on the local area and where to find what we wanted. The local shop (5 minutes' walk) is really well stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables (along with other supplies), and there's a delicatessen/butcher's shop even closer that sells meat and poultry as well as milk and eggs. Cooking meals was great fun with excellent local ingredients and the apartment's well set-up kitchen (better stocked than mine at home!) Overall, this was a brilliant holiday stay and we would thoroughly recommend the Vespucci apartment to other travellers.
Deserves 6 Stars!!
First, unfortunately the elevator went out the day before we arrived. The host was extremely apologetic and profusely voiced her dismay. The positive, it helped work off the pasta, wine and desserts. We cannot compliment the host or Lisa at Italy Perfect adequately. They were professional, promptly responded to emails and questions, the best "Introduction Package" I have encountered in our global travels, were proactive in providing information needed prior to travel, etc. The accommodations were clean, attractive and comfortable. A great value for the money. The location was even better than anticipated. Trains and buses were one block away, and best of all the last stop on the bus route. No matter where we got on we just went to the last stop and got off. Recommend you book a cooking class, a highlight of our three week trip. Hit all the "tourist sites" especially Galileo's museum, and go to Michelangelo's plaza that overlooks the city. Again, this apartment was a true value, the host delightful and the location perfect. Book early or you will lose the opportunity!!!!
The apartment itself was perfect
Hi……re the rental of Vespucci apartment……….we thought the apartment was a bit far from the sites downtown but after a while we did get the tickets for the little city bus for a ride back to the apt after a busy day of sightseeing..; the surrounding area was lovely and felt very safe……….both my husband and I think Italy Perfect s a first class business…..the information packet given to renters is invaluable and we especially liked the fact that there were lists of neighborhood restaurants and shops …all of which we found to be described accurately….the apartment itself was perfect…..i think the little balcony might be a bit misrepresented as it is just used to hang laundry …..the elevator was out of service for the last week of our stay so that was inconvenient when we were departing with all of our luggage…..and yes we would and have recommended Italy Perfect to our friends….thank you. Thank you.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your month-long stay, the lovely area and the apartment. Sorry to hear the elevator was out of service when you departed. The walking distances are stated on the Vespucci Map & Weather section, we are sorry you overlooked this information before you reserved. The Italy Perfect Team
What a gem of an apartment! We are two couples who stayed in Vespucci for four weeks in April/ May. Vespucci is exactly as described on the website, in a very pleasant and quiet area a good 20 minute walk along the Arno to the Ponte Vecchio. We enjoyed the location : as many guests have pointed out, the walk home after a busy tourist day can be a welcome interlude. In fact, to stay in Vespucci is to live in a comfortable family home. The apartment is very spacious, light and airy, with two large bedrooms and two well fitted modern bathrooms. The beds are comfortable and there are plenty of quality towels. (Perhaps our only suggestion here would be the provision of an extra set of bedlinen for guests staying more than a few days.)
The kitchen is excellent with a good sized refrigerator, and up to date dishwasher and washing machine. There is a comprehensive selection of cooking equipment, including an excellent range of pots and pans and (hooray!) quality knives. In fact, the kitchen was so user friendly that on most evenings, we chose to cook at home and eat in our very comfortable living /dining room.
We did however discover some good local restaurants, including Giovanni's, Cambi and Baldini. The Cafe al Communale opposite the apartment was very friendly and great for a lunch or an evening drink.
There is a good range of shops in close by: a small supermarket, very good butcher, deli, tabacchi and post office among others. We did however often choose to walk home via Borgo Ognissanti and buy food and wine from the smaller family run shops and bakeries. (supermarket bread is not recommended!)
The owners of the apartment live across the hallway and while not intrusive are available for help and advice. Our greeter, Cynthia was very welcoming and gave us a thorough introduction to the apartment. We really appreciated her attention to detail: maps, guide books, cards for local restaurants, the provision of a cell phone for guest use, and even a bowl of chocolates on our arrival.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Vespucci. Booking through Italy Perfect has also been nothing but a positive experience - helpful, efficient and responsive to every request. Thank you!
Nola, Ross, Greg, Michelle
A Great Location and Very Comfortable!
Four of us (my wife, son, his wife, and I) spent a week in Florence in mid-February. Our visit was immeasurably enhanced by our renting "Vespucci." We found the apartment spacious, clean, and possessing of all the conveniences we needed, including a great kitchen and internet. The location was perfect for us--just a block from the arno and a 15-minute walk to the historic center of town. Moreover, the owners live on the same floor and were there to answer any questions we had. Not only will I certainly recommend the apartment to friends and family, but my wife and I will certainly stay there again when we return to beautiful Firenze.
After a frenetic - but fabulous - week in Rome, it was marvelous to relax our pace just a bit and enjoy five beautiful days in Florence.
Our apartment was modern and huge by European standards, immaculate, with very comfortable beds and sofas and a well appointed and easy to use kitchen. The bathrooms were so nice and roomy. The apartment is located in a limited traffic zone, so it was very quiet. There is a small cafe/bakery immediately across the street (very nice selection of pastries) and a grocery store and several good restaurants in the surrounding blocks. October is still a popular tourist time, but the crowds were manageable and we felt very safe, day and night.
On our arrival we were met by our greeter, Cynthia, who not only has lived in the city for over twenty years, but also lives across the hall, so she was very knowledgeable and accessible all during our stay.
Our sightseeing days usually began with a walk along the serene Arno River. It was very easy then to walk to the main tourist attractions and they are fantastic: the Duomo, Uffizi Museum, Academia (you must see David!) and the Ponte Vecchio. Prior reservations are strongly suggested for Uffizi and Academia. Florence is a beautiful city and this apartment was a wonderful "home" away from home.
I would recommend Italy Perfect
On the whole the apartment, surrounding area and in general the experience was a very good one and I would recommend Italy perfect – thanks for all your help.
Had a wonderful stay
Italy Perfect was so organized and professional. Loved how they did everything and full confidence in the Company. We went to Rome and Venice and had I known about them before I booked the others I would have stayed in all of their managed Apts.
The Apt. was beautiful. Spacious and very clean. Nice kitchen and bedrooms, with Wi-fi. The owners were straight across the hall and were there if anything was needed. The locations was very quiet and in a nice neighborhood. A cafe was located right across the street with friendly owners and good food. This Apt is located away from the center of Florence, about 25 minute walk. It was close to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge (10 min walk) and about 10 minutes from the train station by Taxi. Had a wonderful stay and again the overall organization of the Company as well as the owners was great. I would stay with them again no doubt.