We rented Medici along with Giotto for our family of 13 over Christmas. It was truly like living in a palace ! The apartment was huge but cozy, and had plenty of space for 9 adults and 4 children to dine and "hang out!"
The kitchen was incredibly well appointed! (There was even a food mill! ) We were able to cook dinner for Christmas Eve, Christmas , and two other evenings with ease! Grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants were all within easy walking distance.
All this and overlooking the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce!
[Thank you so much Deborah. We are delighted you and your family had such a lovely holiday. The Italy Perfect Team]
We had a wonderful stay in Florence. This apartment is very spacious and comfortable. The location was great. Our greeter was very helpful. Would highly recommend this apartment for families. The restaurant right next door was very good and very friendly. Thanks Italy Perfect for the wonderful stay. Would definitely recommend them to friends.
[Thank you so much! The Italy Perfect Team]
The location couldn't be better. Plenty of room for all five of us. Plus everyone had there own bath plus air conditioner in all rooms. Host were very accommodating and answered all questions. Only one flaw kitchen needed a few more items (soap for dishes and surfaces). Our six days couldn't have been better.
[We are delighted your stay was so nice. The Italy Perfect team]
Our apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean, and well equipped.
Our apartment was very comfortable, quiet, clean, and well equipped. It was located in a historic palazzo turned into apartments on the Piazza Santa Croce. Our interests were in history, art, and architecture so the location was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere and even manage one of our party in a wheelchair. There is a "super" market a few blocks away for anything from staples to fine wine. We ate well everyday in a restaurant near our morning excursions, so all over the historic area. Food was great everywhere. Our travel companions are world-class consumers of gelato and give world-class honors to the small gelateria around the corner, facing the convent associated with Santa Croce. The folks at Italy Perfect were very helpful. And, yes, I would certainly seek them out again and recommend them to friends.
We were six long time friends looking for a place to stay in Florence...we stumbled upon your website and it was smooth sailing from that day. We contacted Italy Perfect, told them we needed (3)bedrooms &(3)baths they recommended the S.Croce Medici and it was PERFECT...Italy PERFECT. The location is terrific, the apartment is spectacular but do not use the washing machine...it takes forever. It is a true experience to stay in an apartment in Florence. We would go back in a heart beat and have already recommended it to other friends. Thank you for the best week.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. A long washing machine cycle is normal for Italy, up to 90 minutes, because the water is heated internally.
We'd gladly stay there again.
We had the extreme pleasure of staying in the Medici for a week with friends. It is spacious, beautiful, and overlooks the historic Santa Croce piazza and the stunning Santa Croce Cathedral (which houses Michelangelo's, Machiavelli's, and Dante's (empty) tombs. A tall gorgeous statue of Dante presides out front on the right to make up for his absence inside. Exiled from Florence, he was welcomed in Ravenna where he is buried).
The Uffizi is a five minute walk away, the Duomo about 10. Also, a 10 minute walk to Dante's house/museum, and a 20 minute walk across the Arno and upward to the right to Galileo's home.
The Medici is filled with light and is equipped with a sumptuous kitchen/dining/living room, as well as a separate generous dining room. The beds are extremely comfortable. We'd gladly stay there again.
All eight of us were enchanted with "Mimi" and "Medici" in Florence. The apartments were lovely, comfortable, very well equipped. And Cecile and Greta took wonderful care of us.
As I'm sure you know, the location is wonderful. I was one of the ones staying in "Mimi". I can't stop missing that terrace, with the views of the Duomo and Santa Croce and of the Tuscan hills, all to the sound of real (not recorded) church bells.
In response to your feed back request I can only say....it was FANTASTIC. The apartment Medici was perfect, the view of Piazza Santa Croce right out our windows was beyond awesome. Your guidance to help us arrive was excellent! You made this dream vacation a reality without question. I feel fortunate to have found you on line. I have already spread the word to friends about Italy Perfect, and would certainly consider accommodation through Italy Perfect again. Thanks so very much, and all the best for 2014
Beautiful and Comfortable
This summer we travelled to Florence with two other couples and stayed at the Medici apartment for one week. Prior to selecting the apartment we decided to work with Italy Perfect because of their great reputation. We looked through the website and saw a couple of apartments that we thought might work for our group. We needed three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a nice kitchen, a living room large enough for all of us, and we wanted to be in an area of Florence that would be close-in, but not too noisy. We called Italy Perfect and spoke with Pat, who was able to give us advice on what would best meet our group’s needs. Ultimately we selected the Medici apartment because it met all of our basic requirements and looked like it had amazing windows with a view to the piazza.
When we arrived in Florence we were met by a friendly woman, right on time, at the location we had pre-arranged. There were stairs to the apartment that we generally used, but a small elevator was also just inside the front door. We were very pleasantly surprised that the apartment was even nicer than it looked online. It is huge! The bedrooms are all larger than standard U.S. hotel rooms. The appliances in the kitchen are up-to-date, including a full-sized refrigerator. I think our favorite part of the apartment was the overall old-world atmosphere and the amazing full length windows that look out at the pizza. Several mornings we ran down to a bakery on the piazza, came back upstairs and had breakfast watching the piazza come to life. It is a beautiful area!
I would definitely recommend this apartment. There is certainly space for a larger group than we had. The location is very convenient to the major sites in Florence. It, simply, was a beautiful and comfortable home for our week in Florence.
Can't wait for the opportunity to return to Florence
Loved our time in Florence and our stay at the Medici apartment. We would love to plan a return trip and bring along our extended family -- this apartment would be perfect! Thank you Pat for all your help, patience with my many questions and advice. Paulettte