We loved it! You can see for yourself the fantastic views from the terrace and the small living/dining room. The location couldn't have been more convenient. A one-minute walk to the Gramsci bus plaza (local buses, to train station, to Firenze and other locales), five minutes to Il Campo, one minute to two grocery stores and to La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci (where I studied).
Kitchen: It had a well-equipped kitchen with several espresso makers (stovetop and electric) and two French presses. (Yes, coffee is important to me.) More table linens than you could ever need, plenty of dishes, pots, pans, etc., separate bins for recyclable trash. The refrigerator/freezer was surprisingly big.
Living area: besides the views, the apartment is surprisingly (mostly) private. There is a shade which covers the west-facing window that automatically rolls up with wind. You will definitely appreciate that in the summer. We were there during a week of heat wave and used the air conditioner a few days which was enough to take the edge off of the heat. The couch which converts to a "bed" could be the most uncomfortable surface I've ever lost sleep on, but I soon discover that placing cushions from terrace and a quilt on the bed made it quite comfortable. But it was a hassle to move the cushions up and down the stairs every morning and evening. Wifi was a bonus. TV great for watching Mens Sana basketball championship.
Bedroom: lots of closet space for hanging, storing your stuff. Big and comfortable bed.
Bathroom: nicer than expected with shower, washing machine (figuring out how to use it was another matter). Drying racks in bedroom and on terrace.
Terrace: Let's face it...that photo of the umbrella with lounge chairs is what seduces all of us. The biggest disappointment was that the umbrella was there and the stand was there, but the connector of the two was broken. So we really could only use the terrace in the early morning or evening, but the times we were up there were stunning. I spent many an hour designing shade options for the terrace...More tables and chairs than you'll ever need.
We stayed in this flat the last week of May. Although the views from the patio are spectacular the apartment needs a thorough cleaning. We ending up leaving two days before the end of the week we had paid for because of mold in the laundry room and bathroom. If the flat were cleaned and maintained better it would be an excellent place to stay. The location is good and the bus station is very close by.
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