Italy Perfect Guest Reviews

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Italy Perfect Guest Reviews
Strozzi

Strozzi

"Our apartment was an excellent place for us to stay during our visit to Florence. The location was perfect for access to the historic center of town as well as modern shopping opportunities. The building was exactly the vintage place we expected. The rooms were made up exactly as we had requested. Our greeters, also the apartment owners, welcomed us warmly and cordially; they took great effort to acquaint us with our surroundings from show us how to operate the appliances in the apartment to telling us about neighborhood including nearby restaurants. This was our first time renting an apartment instead of hotel room, and we were a bit apprehensive about how it would all work out. But after the warm greeting we had from our hosts, the anxieties melted away. We really couldn't have asked for better. The owners also had a computer system that could be shared among the guests. This was a benefit for where-to-go research plus check-in for return flights. There is a bakery almost next door to the apartment building, and when they bake overnight the wonderful odors drift up and into the apartment. This encourages you to get up early and go first thing to get some delicious pastries! Also conveniently located is a good gelateria just a few steps past the bakery. There are a couple of good restaurants we found within easy walking distance: Tratoria dei 13 Gobbi, Via del Porcellana 9/r, and La Bussola Ristorante e Pizzaria, Via Porta Rossa, 58/r. We ate the best meals of the trip at these two restaurants. We would definitely recommend this to others and hope to return ourselves some day."

S + P

Casa San Vito

Casa San Vito

"Francesco is awesome. Nice villa!!!"

T. C.

Serenata

Serenata

"This is a charming one-bedroom apartment behind the St. Mark's Basilica. You really can't have a better location in Venice. The apartment has a spacious living room with chairs and a very comfortable sleeper couch. There is a dining table and seating for 2 in the kitchen. The kitchen also has a dishwasher which is great. There is a washing machine on the first floor for the unit. The highlight of the apartment is the terrace. Up a few steps from the living room is a charming terrace with seating for 4 overlooking the rooftops and the church and belltower. Just below the terrace gondolas go by. Absolutely charming. The greeter was great and recommended her local water taxi (Maximo) who we used and received a discount. I highly recommend this apartment."

Barbara D.

Princess Paolina

Princess Paolina

"We had a wonderful time in Rome. The Paolina is small, but very cute. It has everything we needed for our little family. The location is so near the metro that it is easy to get to the center of this great city. We loved the regional market just down the street that provided us with wonderful fresh fruit. We also enjoyed the pizza from the pizzeria a few doors down the street. It has been a very hot week, but the Paolina apartment has been a wonderful cool retreat from the heat. We came from an Italy Perfect apartment in Florence, and they had a little book for comments, so you could read recommendations from previous guests. They also had a cold bottle of water in the fridge. These were nice little touches that you might think about including for the Paolina. Thank you for providing such a wonderful little apartment for our visit to Rome. We hope to return soon."

Julie, Alan, Noah, Adam

Memoria

Memoria

"We stayed in the Memoria the last week of May and loved it. It is even more beautiful than the pictures show. The kitchen is nice and much bigger than most Italian kitchens. The balcony and view of the Arno is unbelievable. The only suggestion I have is adding a screen door to the balcony because the mosquitos were out. Overall it is a wonderful apartment that I hope we can return to again."

Ryan

Michaela

Michaela

"We were very comfortable in this apartment for our four nights in Florence. We were greeted by our very friendly hosts who took time to explain the apartment and surrounding area to us. The apartment was very well equipped and the location was excellent! There was excellent shopping nearby and many restaurants steps away. The Arno River and all the major sites were within easy walking distance! We felt the apartment was very good value for the price. Italy Perfect was very good to book with ... very complete instructiions and information was provided before we left home ... our experience with Italy Perfect was very positive!"

Doug & Melanie

Vespucci

Vespucci

"We would recommend this beautiful apartment to anyone going to Florence! The host and hostess that showed us around were available almost anytime and were a wealth of knowledge. The lady is from the US and it was nice to be able to speak English. Her husband was a wonderful gentleman and very helpful as well. They greeted us with a bowl of fruit and took a great deal of time explaining everything and helping us to be sure we had reservations where we wanted to  go and made an excellent suggestion where to eat. We never needed a cab, we were able to walk everywhere. Even walking back to the apartment late at night we felt very safe since it is in a very safe neighborhood.  Having a washer was wonderful, and there was even laundry soap for us to use.We had stayed in a tiny hotel room  in Pisa the week before, so when we walked into the Vespucci apartment we could not believe how HUGE it was. So bright, airy, clean, spacious, beautiful and right off the Arno River close to everything. Everything was actually much more than we had hoped for. We LOVED the apartment as well as the host couple."

Chris and Terry Beck

Strozzi

Strozzi

"Our apartment in Florence was much more than we expected! Our greeters were genuinely interested in our comfort and the rooms were the perfect size for our family of four! Great location in the heart of the city...felt like a short walk to everything. Really enjoyed coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening on the terrace. We used several of our greeter's recommendations for restaurants and were glad we did. Will definitely recommend Italy Perfect for any friends traveling to Italy!"

11mian

Memoria

Memoria

"Four of us spent 12 “Italy Perfect” days in Florence in the Memoria apartment. We can attest to the accuracy of pictures and description of this apartment as displayed on the website. Italy Perfect provided a set of excellent guides to apartment living in Florence. Actually, this apartment exceeded our expectations. As foodies, the kitchen was better equipped than anticipated; we actually prepared several meals with fresh ingredients from the Central Market with contributions of Italian essentials (olive oil and balsamic vinegar) from former tenants. These former tenants also provided many tour books which were invaluable during our stay. We can’t imagine that there could be a better location than Memoria in Florence. Our greeter, Luca, directed us to a wonderful supermarket (Sapori & Dintorni Conad) just on the other side of the Ponte Vecchio. This market has everything you could possibly need or want. We were also able to walk to many great restaurants from our apartment. Our favorites were Trattoria Camillo, Golden View Open Bar and Restaurant and Bistro Del Mare. We also highly recommend the torta della nonna from Becagli and the schiacciata from Pugi. The torta is a custard filled pastry. The schiacciata is a Tuscan foccacia. Our stay included two day trips out of Florence. One day was on our own via train to Lucca and Pisa; the other day to Cinque Terre with Viator Tours. All the other days, we toured Florence on foot, a great way to work off those great meals we enjoyed. In summary, we highly recommend the Memoria apartment if you are looking for a centrally located air-conditioned, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with elevator, full kitchen, washer and dryer, wifi AND acceptance of credit card for payment. Please note we spent quite a bit of time searching for an apartment with this set of criteria."

Four Californians in Florence

Serenata

Serenata

"This is a well appointed apartment in a very central location. The rooftop deck was a great place to have breakfast or an evening drink watching the gondolas, water taxis and working boats on the canals below. Being at the intersection of three canals meant there was always something happening and the sound entering the apartment from the water enables you to experience the day to day life. The apartment is very comfortable. Locality is ideal, and getting lost along the streets of Venice is what makes a holiday here so unique. We would book this property again and recommend it to friends who are planning to visit."

Robert & Jill

Princess Paolina

Princess Paolina

"This is a great location! We walked everywhere and especially loved walking down the Via Bambuino to the Spanish Steps. Many great restaurants on this street! We also used the metro just outside our door, often. It was easy and convenient and with a Roma Pass did not even have to bother with metro tickets. We used Stefano to pick us up and return us to the airport. Thank you for the recommendation. The apartment was very small and we missed having windows for light during the day but it was a small price to pay for the location. And be prepared to use the living room for a closet! Our only complication was trying to find a supermarket for paper towels and toilet paper! Could not find the ones you recommended. Our greeter met us on arrival and was very helpful. We didn't need to call her for any help after that. Italy Perfect provided us with lots of useful information and we would definitely use your service again for any of the other cities where you have properties. Thank you!"

Kathy Wood

Tesoro

Tesoro

"We had a wonderful stay at this terrific apartment. The decor is lovely,s tarting with the marvelous frescoes as you enter the apartment. The apartment is quiet, spacious and very clean. The pretty terrace looks out over a lovely inner courtyard and we had many wonderful meals there contemplating the day's events. The location is well situated near the river and all of the major sites. There are numerous good restaurants, gelaterias and shops within minutes from your doorstep. Elisabetta greeted us at the apartment upon our arrival and was wonderful! The service provided by Italy Perfect was always prompt, courteous and efficient, making our stay in Florence all the more memorable. I would highly recommend Italy Perfect to anyone planning a trip to Italy."

B. Class

Tesoro

Tesoro

"Tesoro was amazing!!!!The apt was perfect!Beautiful, comfortable and in an incredible location. It is very beautifully decorated and frescos!!! The apt was extremely quiet and private and looks into gardens - not on the street. Steps away from Santa Croce! The apt made our trip very special. We never got on a bus or a taxi - we walked everywhere because the location was so perfect.There is a very good Lebanese restaurant in the same block as the apt. We have already recommended the apt and Italy Perfect to friends.Pat helped us so much with the apt and planning our trip. She was wonderful. We stayed in the apt and we joined the "friends of the Uffizi" which allowed us to go in a long list of churches and museums(including the Academia!) for free and we did not have to wait in lines. That was great deal!"

nancy and bob

Strozzi

Strozzi

"Accommodations were fine and the location great for walking to sites. If you should come by car, get directions as Gps was outdated on streets open. Also for parking. Italy Perfect was helpful making plans for our stay."

L Fulton

Serenata

Serenata

"Thank you. We had a wonderful time in your apartment.The greeter gave us all information on the apt plus walked with me to the food store.Amazingly, I found my way back! The apartment was spacious light and airy and with a large terrace with flowers. There was plenty of room to spread out. We could hear the gondoliers singing as they went by. There were many staples such as oil, vinegar, salt, pepper with which to cook in addition to kitchen equipment . We spent many days wondering the alleys of Venice and loved it! This is a perfect location for your first trip to Venice. We did not do a gondola ride this time , as we waited until the end of our stay but the weather got worse. Now we have to return, what a problem! Wonderful location and apartment. I found this apt through Italy Perfect and would recommend checking their site for apts.I did not use them for Florence, Italy, and was very disappointed with my apt although it was in a fantastic area."

Karen S

S Croce Alcove

S Croce Alcove

"The Alcove apartment was spacious and gave us room to relax and spread out as we were staying for 2 weeks. The advantage of this unit is that it looks out on the piazza but the bedrooms are in the back so you cannot hear the noise at night. It was the best of accommodations and I would happily book it again! Santa Croce is a great location - 5 minutes walking from both the Arno and the della Signoria. Numerous good restaurants nearby, too many to detail here. It is very crowded during the day but gets quiet in the evening. Also there were several performances in the evening on the piazza so we had the opportunity to see a rock opera, a band and a soccer/rugby tournament at various times. (Apparently, the piazza is a performance venue during the summer.) My only criticism of the building is that occasionally the elevator would go out but the staff was always very responsive to that or any other concerns. During our time there, we used 2 of your recommendations: Marco Stivo the driver and the Tavola cooking school. Each provided excellent services and made our time there more enjoyable. I would happily recommend Italy Perfect to friends, etc. and look forward to returning to Florence, most likely in 2 years. Thanks for all your help."

Susan Rose

Strozzi

Strozzi

"This is a beautiful apartment, very thoughtfully and comfortably equipped and very lovely. It feels like an elegant family home, not a tourist rental apartment. The owners are delightful and extremely helpful, showing us how to operate all of the appliances and pointed out everything we needed. It was perfect for two people--this is the second time we have stayed in this apartment. We loved it. The location is great, easy to walk to all the Florence sights and close to restaurants and shops. It is important to realize that the kitchen is a small kitchenette contained in an armoire, so any cooking needs to be simple. We had breakfast in the apartment, and brought back carryout a couple of times for dinner. The only other downside is some noise coming up through the interior courtyard at night."

Susan and Toby

Casa San Vito

Casa San Vito

"The accommodation was very nice and well located,being able to roam anywhere was a plus. I would definitely go back to the area. Very happy with Italy Perfect."

Peter

Casetta Bonsi

Casetta Bonsi

"We enjoyed our stay at Casetta Bonsi immensely. The location and surrounding area are perfectly situated for getting a sense of old Florence without sacrificing creature comforts. There is an excellent grocery, florist, restaurant (the Golden View), and cafe (Cafe Ponte Vecchio) nearby. It was a joy to cross the Ponte Vecchio each day to go into the heart of Florence on foot to see the treasures. If you live in Casetta Bonsi for a week you will get lots of exercise climbing the hill as you return from your adventures each day. If you're out of shape, you'll stop to rest halfway up for the first couple of days; but by the third day you'll be ecstatic that you can make the climb in one stretch! We recommend purchasing a Firenze Card online in advance. It makes your major museum access simple and speedy. Italy Perfect and Maurizio, owner of Casetta Bonsi, work together to insure your visit to Florence IS perfect. Ciao"

Katie and Aunt Mary

Prisco

Prisco

"The Prisco was exactly what we expected based on the description/photos of the unit on the Italy Perfect site . The rooms were very clean, spacious and bright. Everything worked (except for occasional problems w/ the internet connection ). The location couldn't have been better - close to everything . The owners were attentive and gracious - checking in regularly w/ us to make sure everything was OK. Places we'd recommend include the following:Salumeria ( down the block on Via Spada) for fresh pasta on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.( We especially enjoyed their truffle ravioli/truffle sauce and their potato ravioli w/ a butter, sage and parmesan sauce. ) Ristorante Pensavo Peggio (Via Del Moro, 51R) for excellent, reasonably priced food . (Try the bread soup, the mushroom pasta, and/or the beef.) Enoteca Pontevecchio (Corso Dei Tintori, 21R) for a fabulous selection of oils and wines that the owners will gladly ship to your home. (Tony , the owner, makes all who enter his shop feel at home. His English is excellent.) Cantinetta Dei Verrazzano (Via Dei Tavolini, 18/20R) for good multigrain bread and superb biscotti. Perche No (across the street from Cantinetta Dei Verrazzano) for delicious gelato . (Try the cinnamon gelato.) Pampaloni (Via Porta Rossa, 99/R ) for exquisite silver and gold objects including jewelry. Ermini (Via Borgo S. Lorenzo 3/R) for fabulous fabrics, ties, and scarves. Sciccherie (Via Dello Sprone 9/11Rosso - other side of the river) for beautiful Italian handcrafted items. There were many other wonderful places we discovered walking the streets of Florence - too many to list here. We had a great stay.  A big part of the good experience was the apartment. We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks, Italy Perfect for helping us make this connection."

Allen and Pat

Serenata

Serenata

"We had a wonderful time here, and the highlight had to be the terrace located right outside of the living room. We were on the top floor and the terrace overlooked canals, gondolas and rooftops - the view was fabulous. We enjoyed espresso and wine on the terrace and being able to spend time relaxing outdoors was a highlight of our stay. The inside of the apartment was nice as well, with updated kitchen and bathrooms and plenty of living space. We learned to use the espresso pot on the stove and would have enjoyed using the kitchen to cook, if only we'd had the time. The apartment was clean and the building included a washing machine (on another floor.) And the woman who met us to show us the apartment was helpful and thorough; she got us off to a nice start with a couple of recommendations for dinner and wine. (She also accommodated us when we arrived earlier than check-in time - very nice, considering that we were suffering from jet lag!) We had such a wonderful time in Venice, and to be able to see the canals and the city from our terrace was something we will never forget. We highly recommend this well-situated apartment."

Katie