Italy Perfect Guest Reviews

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Italy Perfect Guest Reviews
S Croce Benozzo

S Croce Benozzo

"The apartment is beautiful, both spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the time we spent in the apartment. We would stay in the apartment again but not in June. The Piazza Santa Croce is the venue for evening music concerts and the Calcio Storico in June. The concerts included a rock opera and rock concerts, all highly amplified. High bleachers for seating fill almost the entire Piazza during June and the normal crowds of tourists seem worse because they have less room. We would have appreciated being advised about the use of the Piazza for events in June. It is better to know what to anticipate than to be unpleasantly surprised. Our apartment was in the back so the noise was not too bad if the windows were closed. We met guests staying in the front apartments who were extremely unhappy with the noise."

Paula

Memoria

Memoria

"The Memoria in Florence was an incredible apartment and we so enjoyed staying there. The accommodations were clean, beautifully decorated,smelled nice, lots of room, and the view was spectacular. We really enjoyed our stay and didn't want it to come to an end. We definitely would like to stay there again."

Marcia M.

S Croce Donatello

S Croce Donatello

"This was our fourth trip to Florence. First time for our grandchildren who loved running around in Piazza Santa Croce in the evening after dinner, ice cream cone in hand. Apartment suited our extended family very well, the living room is large and was our gathering spot each day to relax, chat and plan where to go to dinner. Many good restaurants nearby made it easy! We are already planning a return stay at the Donatello apartment."

Harold M.

Luna

Luna

"The Senora was lovely and Senor was so helpful. I felt it was a home away from home And I really got to know the people."

Alice Donovan

Casa Rossa

Casa Rossa

"We recently rented Casa Rossa thru Italy Perfect and were satisfied with the property and service. This property [one of side by side properties] is owned by a family whose son [professional, mid thirties] really runs the property management. He was polite, efficient, available, and resolved the few issues [no water and no hot water] very quickly. THE EVENINGS WERE SPECTACULAR FROM THE VERY SPACIOUS TILED OUTDOOR DECK OVERLOOKING TUSCAN VINEYARDS AND HILLSIDES. IT WAS PERFECT, NOT WANTING TO DRIVE UNFAMILIAR ROADS AFTER DARK AND AFTER GRAPE JUICE. The location was very convenient to neighboring towns/villages and Florence was less than 30 minutes away, transportation close by the rental house]. Although nicely remote, access to roads/highways [to Florence/Sienna] were within 5 minutes. Wineries abound and [maybe] the best cheese farm in Italy was less than 2 miles away from the house! Pre-trip communications [from Italy Perfect] were timely and complete. All-in-all, a very nice experience."

Joan & Wade Webster

Serenata

Serenata

"This is a wonderful apartment -- all amenities (AC, elevator, well equipped kitchen, great sky-lighted bathroom w. shower) and lots of storage space. Airy and quiet, except for the delightful sounds of boat traffic below -- tourist-filled gondolas, water taxis, all kinds of big, sturdy working boats, boats that deliver food and building supplies, and even recycling boats, each with its own distinctive sound. The glorious roof deck has a shade cover for sunny mornings and afternoons, and the evenings up there are magical. Church bells, breezes, soaring birds, the domes of San Marco. Enjoy!"

Alice F

Strozzi

Strozzi

"The apartment was the best place we stayed on our entire trip.  It was lovely. Thanks for all your assistance in making this a very memorable trip."

Debbie. F.

Strozzi

Strozzi

"We obviously like this location because it is the second time we have rented here. Miki and Franco are very accommodating, friendly and helpful. I strongly suggest the visitor brush up on their Italian because it is helpful when meeting Miki and Franco and helpful in general. The apartment was very clean and cute and the location is central to most of the major attractions. Although it is very close to the train station, you would not know it because the surrounding area is very upscale with the convenience of restaurants, food stores and shops nearby. I would strongly recommend this apartment and Italy Perfect. One more thing I will mention is that while we like to think that we are immersing ourselves in the Italian culture by renting an apartment, the reality is that it is easier dealing with an American related agency and Lisa Byrne is very professional with great follow through on requests and information."

Constance

S Croce Miravista

S Croce Miravista

"The best part about a perfectly wonderful two weeks in Florence in May, staying in the beautiful Miravista, was that there were absolutely no surprises. And by that I mean...of the kind no one wants. I want to be surprised by many things when traveling, but I do not want to be surprised by what I see when I walk thru the door of a rented apartment. And Miravista was exactly as advertised, photographed and described. And just as delightful! We loved the Santa Croce area, our little terrace, the sounds of the Piazza, the bells ringing, an impromptu choir singing on the steps of the church one night. And the views out the windows in the back of the apartment were just as magical. I could not have improved upon a thing. Italy Perfect gets my fullest recommendation. You are in excellent hands with the Byrnes."

M. Atwood

Casa Rossa

Casa Rossa

"The house was so quaint and the views were unbelievable. Our favorite was the expansive terrace and we enjoyed the wine left for us by Francisco. I would recommend Italy Perfect to friends! Lisa was so helpful and the packets of information and the quick email responses to our questions made us know that we made the right choice in going with Italy Perfect. We really enjoyed Il Cantinella di Nonno (?) in San Casciano and the family who runs the nearby deli were wonderfully friendly and very helpful to us. The quiet and views really made our whole trip to Italy!!"

ajc

Strozzi

Strozzi

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Strozzi apartment in Florence. The owners were very kind and patient. We really appreciated them taking the time to show us how to use the appliances, open and lock the windows, doors etc. The location was fantastic for several reasons. We were very close to the train station, excellent restaurants and key attractions. We really appreciated that our apartment was on the inside of the building as this made it quiet. My only concern was the kitchen facilities. There was no real kitchen area. The fridge was located in a different area. The stove top, microwave and sink were located in a dining room cabinet. The stove top elements did not work efficiently and consequently we could not use them. We appreciated the detailed information that Italy Perfect provided us with. It was great to have not only information about Italy but also our specific apt. and neighborhood. One small note is that the David's tea place has relocated to another street in the area. It is fabulous by the way! We would definitely recommend Italy Perfect to friends and have already done so."

Sharon and Mark

S Croce Benozzo

S Croce Benozzo

"Benozzo was our home-away-from-home and worked out well for us. As first time visitors to Florence we liked the central location. Greeter was friendly and helpful. Pat at Italy Perfect was so kind and patient with our many questions prior to our stay."

The Putnam's

Luna

Luna

"I had a most enjoyable stay. Luciana and her husband were wonderful hosts. They were always checking to see if everything was ok and we needed anything. I can't say enough wonderful things about them."

Nancy M

Strozzi

Strozzi

"We are 65 and 72 years young and rented this apartment for 11 days. Miki and Franco were wonderful to work with, always ready to give you a helping hand. They both speak enough English that we were able to communicate really well. We were loaned a cell phone by them and we just paid for the minutes that we used. There was a great bottle of wine waiting on the table for us when we arrived and Miki personally was there to greet us. Loved having a washing machine in the apartment. Both the bed and the pull out couch had the most comfortable mattresses. We loved being just few doors from a bakery. Lots and lots of restuarants in area. The elevator always worked, and when the front door to the lobby was closed nothing was heard from the street. The apartment was quiet and comfortable. We loved being just 10 minutes walking distance from the bus and train stations. No need to rent a car while in this part of historical Florence. Nor would you want to drive one there, streets too narrow. This was our first experience in Florence, and we felt we made the very best decision in renting this apartment that was so close to so many interesting things to visit and do, which in turn made this a wonderful first experience. We would very highly recommend this apartment or any of the other three that Miki and Franco have. We felt this was a very safe area in which to have your homebase in while you were visiting areas of Florence and other parts of Italy by bus or train. We would definitely recommend Italy Perfect to anyone who is considering doing a rental in Italy."

seniorkids

Vespucci

Vespucci

"Lisa, As I wrote in my entry in the guest book, the Vespucci apartment was that rare commodity--a place that matched, indeed surpassed, its description. We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely view out of the living room window, which didn't show up in the pictures of the apartment. Everything about the visit was perfect. We had some trouble getting our I-Pad to work and our hosts were so conscientious about trying to solve the problem, including inviting us to use their computer. (By the way, it was a short-lived problem and after a few hours we were able to send and receive messages.) They were also kind enough to make a dinner reservation for us the first night and to fill us in with information on the area. I loved the location of the apartment, which had been accurately described as not in the center of the city. After a full day amongst crowds, made up primarily of our fellow countrymen, it was lovely to retreat to the quiet of the apartment and the largely Italian neighborhood. Although we had been in Italy many times before and therefore did not make use of much of the background information you provided, there were several nuggets there that were invaluable to us. We loved the reading lists too and left several of your recommended books behind for the next tenants. We will absolutely use Italy perfect again and have indeed already recommended you to our friend Susan Rose, who I hope has had as good an experience as we had. Barbara"

Barbara Hauter Woodward

Memoria

Memoria

"The accommodation was excellent. It was very well equipped with normal household things, but I would request a better kettle, a more modern TV and to have face cloths (as a traveller I don't like having my own wet facecloth packed). Also very good to have window screens. Nice to be able to open the windows without letting insects in. We already knew the location and that was a factor in choosing Memoria. Perhaps a basic map showing local grocery shops would be helpful. Also an indication of where bus stops are for which number bus. (for example to get to the station) As Memoria is very central to sites it would not be necessary to indicate where they are. Yes, I would recommend Memoria to a friend, but the cost might be prohibitive. It was particularly useful to have a representative meet us there and explain the workings of the various appliances, which she did very well. Overall, a most enjoyable stay"

Joyce

Memoria

Memoria

"The pictures do not do the appt justice. The balcony and view out over the river and the Pont Vecchio on a sunny afternoon with a glass of wine is one life's ahhh moments. The location is excellent, close to everything including a grocery store just across the river. The only hitch was when the city turned off the water one evening - appearantly this happens with some regularity without warning. Francescia was a great resource and even arranged a taxi for us at 5am for us to catch our early flight. We would recommend this appartment to anybody who wants to be in the heart of the city and next door to a great gelato shop as well."

Ping

Serenata

Serenata

"My wife, Linda, and I had a wonderful stay in Venice and that the Serenata apartment was exactly as you depicted/described it - great location, nice facilities and the Altana - how fun! Paola was friendly, helpful and a real asset to getting us started - she met us (in the rain and windy chill) at the Zacaria stop when we arrived, helped us roll our luggage to the apartment and took time after familiarization to walk us to the grocery store and show us her personal choice for pizza slices - and even shared some stories with us as we walked along - such greeting really helps - please thank her for us.A great time and I will not hesitate to recommend Italy Perfect to friends looking for such lodging choices in Italy."

John & Linda B

Memoria

Memoria

"This apartment is all about the view and the location. Everyday, it was a privilege to wake up and go to sleep seeing the view of the Ponte Vecchio, Vasari Corridor and the Arno River. EVERYTHING is at your doorstep. Frank, whose wife owns the apartment is a wonderful guy and unbelievably helpful. While, there were a few things that did go wrong (no water one night, internet problems and the dryer didn't work) everything was taken care of as soon as possible. The apartment is furnished satisfactorily. It isn't a hotel so, if, you are interested in a Four Seasons or a Ritz...this isn't for you. It is, however, roomy and comfortable with tons of charm. The kitchen is very useable and having the dining area (convertible third bedroom) is a pleasure. The TV works great, especially after Frank showed us how to get channels in English. There is also a CD Player to use after you buy CD's from the fabulous street singers. For an extended stay this place is wonderful (we were there for a month). We felt like real "natives" and it was great to be able to have lunch or dinner at home , instead of going out for every meal. Overall, as you can tell, we loved our stay at Memoria."

Steven Hirsch

S Croce Mimi

S Croce Mimi

"We adored Mimi. It was perfectly set up for ourselves and our teenage son, who even had his own bathroom. The beds were blissfully comfortable, and the bedrooms were quiet with lovely views of the Tuscan hillside and roof tops. We loved sitting out on our balcony overlooking Piazza Santa Croce enjoying tea in the morning and cocktails before dinner. The sitting and dining rooms were beautifully decorated with lovely local ceramics and comfortably furniture. The highlight of Florence was the local gem of Santa Croce church with it's lovely art treasures, Pazzi chapel, cloisters and the superb leather workshop. The quality of the leather is superb, and you can have one of the artisans emboss your initials in your new purchases while you watch. We found the restaurant below our apartment to be very good homestyle cooking. The only negative aspect to our stay at Mimi was that we arrived to a Rock concert taking place in the Piazza which went all day till midnight. This Piazza has always been the focus for local celebrations since Renaissance times and while it was lovely to see it still being used and loved by the City, it was a bit of a surprise for us. Fortunately Palazzo Vecchio was open till Midnight that night, so it wasn't a big problem and our son enjoyed a free concert! My tips for Florentine sites: For tickets to all the major sites go to the ticket office at Or San Michele.We found the food at the Uffizi to be appaling, so we suggest eating lunch before you go, and booking for a 12:30 start to the Uffizi. Another treasure not to be missed was the exquisite Medici Chapel with it's stunning paintings of the Magi by Gozzoli in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi. In summary, the Mimi apartment was a wonderful base for exploring all the wonders of Florence and we felt priveleged being in such an historic building."

M Hebbard

Princess Paolina

Princess Paolina

"We were lucky enough to be the first guests at the Paolina. The apartment is small, exactly as described, but very well appointed: the interior architect has worked very well with the available space to make a comfortable and enjoyable interior - we had no disappointments with our stay. I am 6'1" and didn't bump my head once on either the front door or the kitchen beam!Although many guidebooks suggest that tourists don't need to use the metro, anyone who spends more than a long weekend in Rome will be delighted to know that the Flaminia station really is just yards from the front door, for when the feet get tired (as they inevitably will do at some stage!) But most of central Rome is within comfortable walking distance.We thoroughly recommend the -second- small pizza shop as you come out the front door on the right: although it opens a little late, the pizzas are truly delicious. And for a less 'touristy' evening, Tree Bar is a friendly and popular local (no English menus here!) place about 1km down Via Flaminia. The cost of a taxi back from Trastevere (if nothing else, you must eat once at Dar Poeta!) is about 14 euros.We had a very pleasant and enjoyable stay, and have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Paolina. Buone vacanze!"

Stuart & Asli