Charming, perfectly equipped, very comfortable, and - amazing location.
Couldn’t have had a better stay.
All the comforts of home in the heart of Florence
This was the perfect spot for our visit to Florence with our 20-something son. My husband and I enjoyed the privacy of the upstairs master bedroom and our son found the pull-out couch in the living room worked just fine for him. Every little touch is thought of in this small house. The kitchen was fully equipped with a dishwasher too. Maurizio met us when we arrived and gave us a very full orientation to the place. He also thoughtfully arranged a cab for us, the day we left. There were many personal touches -- we arrived to find a bowl of fresh fruit, a bottle of wine and Italian cookies to welcome us. This little place is a short walk from everything that we wanted to see in Florence and has a grocery store and various restaurants just 5 minutes away. Maurizio left us a very helpful list of good reasonably-priced restaurants in the area, which we used. We would happily stay here again!
Schönes kleines Haus mitten in Florenz
Sehr netter Gastgeber! Schönes Häuschen mit wunderbarer kleiner Terrasse inmitten der Dächer. Fussdistanz zu allen Sehenswürdigkeiten, trotzdem ruhige und touristenarme Lage. Sehr empfehlenswert!
Service von Italy Perfect ist tadellos, alles hat bestens funktioniert.
Translation: Very nice host! Nice cottage with a wonderful little terrace in the middle of the roofs. Walking distance to all sights, yet quiet and touristy location. Highly recommended! Service from Italy Perfect is impeccable, everything worked well.
The wonderful Casetta Bonsi!
We spent two weeks living in the "little house" on Piazza de Bonsi, and loved every minute of our stay. Maurizio and Gabriella welcomed us warmly, and we happily settled right in. The house goes back many centuries, but it has been nicely renovated and is very comfortable. The upstairs bedroom is spacious, and the bed is very comfortable. The living room has a big dining table, and the kitchen is perfectly adequate for cooking if you wish. The neighborhood is lovely, but be prepared to walk up a fairly steep hill (Costa dei Magnoli) when you head home after a day visiting all the sights! The location is great, however, and you can walk to all the main tourist areas easily. The Casetta was always quiet at night, which we loved. You can see the tower of the Signoria from the lovely balcony upstairs. It was too cold for us to use it but we imagine it is heavenly in warmer weather. Our only negative was that the shower never got hot, and vacillated between lukewarm and cold. We never could figure out whether it was just a quirk of the Italian bathroom (which otherwise is wonderful and apparently recently renovated), or if we did something wrong in its use. Other than that, we felt it was a perfect stay and we'd happily go back any time. Recommended sites to visit, in addition to all the "must see" sites of Florence: the nearby church of Santa Felicita with its magnificent Pontormo painting, recently restored; Santa Croce, where Michelangelo and many other Italian greats are buried; the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, full of amazing artworks, Santo Spirito and Santa Maria del Carmine (both nearby), the Bardini gardens, and the Bargello Museum. SO many great restaurants, of course, but we loved the Trattoria Antico Fattore for delicious and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Cafe JR, just opposite the Pitti Palace, makes beautifully "decorated" cappuccinos in the morning. If you are shopping for jewelry, stay off the touristy Ponte Vecchio and head to a little shop on Via Lambertesca, 20/r, very near the bridge--the shop is called Matassini and they are a family-owned, old-world Florentine jeweler with good prices and beautiful jewelry of all kinds!
[We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for advising us about water heater issue, it has now been repaired and is working well now! The ItalyPerfect Team]
Great place in the heart of Florence
We spent a week in a wonderful, historic house, only a few meters away from the center of Florence with all its marvels, close to the river and to the ponte vecchio. A good super market is round the corner. Our contact with the agency and with the house owner was easy and absolutely friendly. If you stay in Florence in winter, you will have to pay a bit for the heating, because this comes apart. We would certainly book the house again.
One of our most memorable trips to Florence!!! This is the perfect
location if you enjoy walking this beautiful city, close to everything.
This quaint house is perfectly described by the owners, they left nothing unsaid. This will always be our home-away-from-home when visiting Florence.
[Thank you John and Kathleen! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great time in Florence
The apartment was well-located within walking distance of most places we wanted to visit. Maurizio was extremely helpful with directions to our cab driver to get around some construction and deliver us to the apartment, as well as having a cab deliver us to the train station. The size was perfect and the neighborhood quiet. We enjoyed our stay there very much.
[Thank you Gene and Gloria! The Italy Perfect Team]
Great place, even better hospitality
The house was everything that we expected from the pictures. It felt like home during our 5 day stay. Maurizio made everything great from making recommendations for meals and visits to helping us book the taxi to the train station at the end of our stay. The attention to details in decorating the house, communicating before the visit, and greeting his guests were the best we have ever experienced in our years of traveling. Additionally the location is perfect, close to the bustle of Firenze but a cozy getaway during the hot summer afternoons. The house is perfect if one has no problems walking up steep cobblestone streets. It can be a hike at times but worth it.
Amazing gem in the heart of Florence
I cannot recommend this place enough. A beautiful place in the heart of Florence. Comfortable and spacious and super close to all Florence has to offer. The hosts were very accommodating and generous. I can't wait to go back and I have recommended it to all of my friends as the perfect place to experience Florence.
[Thank you so much Sandra, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
The perfect home in Florence!
My sister and I had a fabulous stay at Cassetta Bonsi in Florence! It was a week to remember in Florence, and the neighboring cities of Tuscany and Umbria, and having Cassetta to return to each day was a joy! This is a unique experience, indeed -- how a home from the 15th century can become the perfect place for today's memorable vacation.
The home is beautiful, with every detail sheer perfection. Immaculate, with a lovely living room and fully equipped kitchen, and large bath with all the amenities you need. The beds were extremely comfortable, and we rested well after our long day of touring. The small terrace was charming, and a pleasant place to sit each morning with coffee, looking out to the rooftops in the neighborhood. The location can't be beat -- just across the Ponte Vecchio. It was so convenient-- very close to everything, but just far enough away from the busy crowds. Accessible, and private! We had excellent meals at restaurants recommended by Maurizio -- not a miss!
Maurizio, our host, welcomed us with information about restaurants, transportation, sites we should be certain to include during our visit, and even wine, and fruit and pastries! He is a marvelous host, who welcomes you into his beautiful home like you're family!
I wouldn't hesitate to visit again at Cassette Bonsi. It was the perfect place in Florence!
Italy Perfect properties are select, charming, and totally accommodating to the traveler. I have had nothing but the best experiences with them, and highly recommend them!
[Thank you Lynn, we are delighted you had a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect Team]