"Great Location, HUGE 3.5 BD/2BA apartment"
Cool older building (no elevator... we lugged bags up to the penthouse (essentially 5th floor... Italy labels ground floor as floor "0"). WONDERFUL manager Federico... recommending restaurants, helping with taxis/tickets/tourist sites, providing all the assistance we needed with a friendly personality. This area of town ("Oltrarno") is a great area for walking to Palazzo Pitti (old Medici residence, and Boboli Gardens, their former backyard - magnificent), Uffitzi (unbelievable art), Palazzo Vecchio (former Medici offices), churches, etc. Nearby restaurant Mama Ginas satisfied us immensely (we returned 3 times in this 4 night visit to Florence). Gelato stand nearby sells 2 scoops of yummy Gelato for only 2 euros - good deal. The penthouse apartment was equipped with beds for 6+ people (but their licensing restrictions limit occupants to 3, I believe), 2 bathrooms with very small showers but everything functioned great, kitchen with stove, toaster, microwave, dishes, pots/pans/utensils, small refrig, sink, (no auto dishwasher), small capacity clothes washer (bring many "pods" - can only wash a few clothes in each load) (they said clothes dryers were being installed soon... but we needed to dry clothes on a "rack" for 1-2 days - not convenient, but we had plenty of space !), 4 A/C units (worked very well, except master bedroom got hot in late afternoon (roof issue?), and A/C could not cool off rom until morning. Market (near the Ponte Vecchio bridge) has all you need.
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