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"A large, light, quiet apartment within a short walking distance of everything one wants to see in the old section of Florence and the train station. A big, workable kitchen, adequate bathroom, comfortable furnishings. The owners were very helpful - providing us with restaurant, travel and shopping information."
"We stayed at Cassetta Bonsi in early September. The location is ideal for seeing all of the Florence sights. The house is extremely well maintained and the owner is very helpful. His English is excellent and he will arrange for a cab to pick you up when you depart. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a nice little balcony to have an an espresso and croissant in the morning or a glass of wine and some cheese in the evening. We didn't cook in, but you could in this house. The only negative is that to get to the house there is a rather steep hill of about 50 yards to climb. The cabs will drop you off and pick up at the door, but otherwise you will have to climb the hill. It's good for working off all of the great meals that you will be consuming. There are a number of good restaurants in the Oltrano District and in the evenings, it's a little quieter than the north side of the Arno. The owner has a list of restaurants. Also there is a grocery store just down the street, along with several bakeries, and a good gelato shop. Everything that you will need is just a short walk away. We would strongly recommend Cassetta Bonsi. It's a winner. We would also recommend that you buy the Firenze Museum Card. It's 72 Euros and good for three days and will work in most of the museums. It doesn't save you much money, but it's allows you to bypass all of the lines, except for the Duomo. A great way to see this part of Italy is to spend 3 or 4 days in Florence and then rent a villa in the South Central part of Tuscany. We day tripped for 5 days and saw all the significant Tuscan towns. Take your GPS loaded with a European map and driving is not a problem. We tried to stay on the back roads whenever possible. We stayed about 30 miles south of Florence at Casa Rossa, which is another Italy Perfect property. I have now rented 3 properties from this company. 2 from Italy Perfect and 1 from Paris Perfect. I strongly recommend using this company. They are most helpful and so far, I've been very happy with their properties."
"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."
"My wife and I along with our three daughters stayed in the Sabini apartment in Rome in March 2012. We were very pleased with our entire experience with Italy Perfect. The apartment was clean and well maintained, and the reservation staff as well as the local property assistant were professional and took care of all our needs. We highly recommend Italy Perfect and look forward to staying in another Italy Perfect property soon."
"I stayed here with my two daughters who are 11 and 15, and it worked perfectly. When we booked, Lisa was great and quick in responding. Chiara, our hostess in Florence was sweet, and great at going over the details of the apartment. Solare was very clean and well stocked to meet our needs while on holiday. Good location, short walk to all the attractions in the City centre, close to a small grocery. As noted in the property details, this is a top floor apartment, so it does have a lot of stairs, but this was not an issue for us. We did enjoy one day of shopping at the Centrale Mercati, which has lots of vendors with fresh foods and is almost just around the corner. We purchased pasta and Pesto from one of the merchants there, and had a wonderful pasta meal, probably the best Pesto I have ever had.Did also get a chance to eat at Za Za which is a very short walk, the food was excellent and service friendly.
Would have no hesitation recommending Italy Perfect or Solare to anyone looking for a charming place to stay in Florence."
"We had a FABULOUS time in Florence (despite the 95 degree heat.....yikes!) and we loved the Strozzi apartment itself as well as the location! Miki and her husband were very nice people and we enjoyed meeting them. We will be sure to spread the word about Italy Perfect and the Strozzi apartment. We loved this place! The location was fabulous, very close/within walking distance to shopping, great restaurants, tourist attractions. The king size bed was quite comfortable. During our visit Florence was in the middle of a heatwave, but we were very comfortable in the air-conditioning of this apartment. We ate at restaurants during our visit, but one could easily make small, basic meals in the kitchenette. Quiet/convenient location. Small but dependable elevator. Would not recommend this place if you're traveling with children."
"It was a lovely house in a lovely setting. We so enjoyed our stay. Francesco & his mother Franca who greeted us were absolutely charming. I wanted to tell you what a great time we had at Casa San Vito. The place was perfect, neat, clean, and had every amenity we could want. Even your EXCEEDINGLY THOROUGH directions. Instructions were really great, especially for the how-to-get-there directions. We would definitely stay there again. I hope we get the opportunity."
Chip & Chris Marcin
"We loved the apartment in Florence - Miki, Marco and Franco were wonderful hosts - nothing was too much for them - the apartment was spotless, cute cosy and comfy. Having the shared study [private computer workroom available to Prisco, Strozzi, Michaela guests] with internet and the use of Skype was an added bonus, as were the other interesting guests."
"Our stay at the Flaminio was wonderful! Our greeter was prompt and very informative. He was very responsive at one point later in our stay when we were concerned that we had locked ourselves out of the apartment. (We didn't!!). The location was a couple of blocks from the Piazza del Popolo and the Borghese Park and we felt this was fine. It's not in the main touristy areas, but we were not interested in staying where massive crowds are (when we visit NYC, we DON'T stay in Times Square). The apartment was clean, spacious and the perfect space to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Subway and taxi access were close by. It was easy to get acclimated to the surrounding areas. Our only issue was that taxi drivers had difficulty finding the apartment due to several one way streets nearby. We quickly learned this and always carried a copy of the map provided by Italy Perfect which showed the exact location of the apartment. This helped tremendously!! We would most definitely use Italy Perfect again, and would definitely stay at the Flaminio apartment. [We agree on this great location, a little away from the crowds, yet very convenient. We are so glad you enjoyed the apartment and our service. The Italy Perfect Team] "
"Thanks for assisting us with our Pasquino Apartment; we enjoyed our experience at the apartment and it was perfect for exploring Rome.We enjoyed the restaurants in the area and also found a small supermarket nearby. Our greeter Giuseppe was very helpful and we appreciated his information and excellent tips. We also used Rocco for our transfers and found him and his drivers gave excellent service. Many thanks for our wonderful experience in your Pasquino Apartment. Kind regards, Gail Turnham"
"We had a great stay at the Prisco apartment. Miki and Franco were extremely helpful. We look forward to returning."
"We enjoyed our stay a great deal. The home was perfect for my wife and I. Very clean and comfortable. The host was very accommodating and a valuable source of practical information . The location was ideal for exploring Florence and for access to the train station. We preferred eating our evening meal in and the small grocery store nearby had a wonderful deli and wine selection. We are runners and ran along the river one morning but subsequently started running up the hill and discovered many wonderful neighborhoods, historic sites and restaurants. Great home."
"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
"We enjoyed a truly fantastic weekend at the "Sabini". The location could not be more perfect and although very close to many of Rome’s delightful attractions the apartment also has a peaceful serenity that allows for privacy and relaxation. The apartment is beautifully furnished with all modern conveniences and is spacious and impeccably clean. It made our break all the more special and comfortable and we would have no hesitation at all in renting the apartment again and recommending it (as we have already done) to friends and family. Wonderful!"
Lewis & Tanya O.
"Back from our holidays, and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at the Solare apartment in Florence. Chiara was great, I called her when we arrived at the train station and she was all ready to meet us. Very thorough in explaining everything about the apartment. The location was great, very close to walk to all the sights and the apartment was nice and clean and very well equipped. Thanks again, next time we head out to Italy we will book with you again! Back from our holidays, and wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at the Solare apartment in Florence. Chiara was great, I called her when we arrived at the train station and she was all ready to meet us. Very thorough in explaining everything about the apartment. The location was great, very close to walk to all the sights and the apartment was nice and clean and very well equipped. Thanks again, next time we head out to Italy we will book with you again!"
"We stayed in this apartment for six nights at the end of a fourteen night stay throughout Italy. As we were staying in hotels the freedom of the apartment was most welcome.
The location within a short walking distance from the main railway station was beneficial as it allowed the opportunity to journey beyond Florence on short day excursions.
The location was very convenient to most of the main city attractions and to restaurants and shopping which are just at your doorstep. The service provided on our arrival was both welcoming and informative. The free and unlimited access to the internet was without doubt a bonus.
If we had any complaints it was with the cooking facilities and whilst we were warned about this on reading previous comments, we were disappointed that the facility was so limited as one of the reasons for selecting an apartment was to have the facility of eating in on occasions however this would not put us off recommending this property to others. All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable end to our holiday."
"San Vito was in the perfect location, close enough to Florence and the surrounding countryside. We loved the place, and would recommend it to anyone. As you had mentioned, Francesco and his family are very warm and friendly and welcoming. We even had a chance to help at the olive harvest, including taking the olives to the processing plant, seeing how the oil is made, and having our very own bottle of olive oil on our table the very next evening."
Gordon & Elaine Graham
"Our visit to Florence went well, and the Michaela apartment was very convenient. We will definitely recommend your business."
"We really enjoyed the apartment. The balcony was wonderful for morning coffee. The location was very close to the Metro which was wonderful. The mattress in the master bedroom was extremely hard and uncomfortable. the shower head in the master bath seem to be clogged. Aside from that, the apartment was perfect. We definitely would recommend it to others. [We're pleased you enjoyed the apartment almost perfect and enjoyed the balcony too. Sorry to hear you found the mattress too hard. It is a firm mattress but not what we'd characterize as extremely hard. Thanks as well for advising us about the shower head so that we can have our maintenance person check in. The Italy Perfect Team]"
"The apartment was comfortable for family of five. We loved the location, we walked everywhere. We look forward to another visit, we would definitely consider staying in the same apartment."
"Thank you for everything you kindly did for me (us), I fully enjoyed a short spring life in Firenze in this lovely and functional apartment. In Firenze I had amazing impressions at Uffizi, Piti, SMd Fiore, Michelangelo place, paintings by Rafaello, Leonard, Michelangelo, and other masterpieces. I found Trattoria Marione nearby is an excellent local place to savor Tuscan foods; antipasti salumi, pasta burro, riso asparagus, trippa, and bistek Florentine over glasses of Chianti Classico. I visited there twice for dinner in my 3-day stay :-) I am sure to return back, by the end of this year. See you again!"