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Stephanie: Sophisticated Italian jewel!

We were mightily impressed with this jewel of an apartment on the Arno River. The night view of the Ponte Vecchio bridge was amazing. The location was superb. We were glad it was on the opposite side of the river from the major tourist attractions, some of which we could see from our viewpoint, but away from the really dense traffic. We also really enjoyed walking this part of the city including old Belvedere fort, affording an incredible view of the city along with a small bar to get your libation and put your feet up. It was easy walking distance to all of the major tourist attractions in this historic city. It was impossible to get lost walking "home" at the end of a long day as the famous bridge is the best landmark in the city. The home was modern, clean, and had a more than adequate kitchen. The sheets and pillows are more luxurious than in other international VRBO's we have encountered, more along the lines of what I hoped to see. Alessandra herself is a charming Italian woman who is straightforward and has an excellent command of English. We highly recommend this lovely home.

Sunday, 02 October 2016
Alessandra ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

It is always rewarding to know my guests had a good stay at the apartment, and both you and your husband were two wonderful guests. Too bad we didn't had much time to talk on your check out, the marathon in the historical centre was threatening your driving out of the city, but you made it! I hope we have a chance to meet again in the future. Ciao.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016
John: Fantastic location...wonderful owner!

Alessandra's apartment was the absolute perfect location for our first family trip to Florence. She was a super organized hostess, easy to communicate with, and very professional. On the first night she gave us three restaurant recommendations...all of which we tried, and all of which were fantastic! The best part of all...they were all on our street! The view of the Ponte Vecchio, as well as the ability to walk to every location in Florence from this apartment made it perfect!

Thursday, 04 August 2016
Alessandra ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Thank you John, it was a great pleasure for me to host you and your lovely family in my apartment, and to know your first trip to Florence will be a be a fond memory to you all. Ciao.

Saturday, 06 August 2016
Bryan: Great Apartment in a Great Location

Our family of four rented this apartment for a fantastic week in Florence. The apartment is great, located in the heart of Florence, and is within convenient walking distance of all of the major sights, attractions and locations. It's also an easy 20 minute walk to the main train station, making day trips convenient as well. The area around the apartment has plentiful shopping and restaurants, and a small grocery store just a block away. The apartment was well-stocked, clean and updated, and had all of the available features mentioned in the listing. Alessandra was a great hostess, and her communication and attentiveness was fantastic.

Sunday, 10 July 2016
Alessandra ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Thank you Brian, your family will always be welcome.

Monday, 11 July 2016
Connie: Excellent place to call "home"!

Happy to have found this place! We really enjoyed our week at the old bridge apartment. It is in the heart of Florence, making it easy to head "home" for an afternoon break to put our feet up, enjoy the view of the Arno and Ponte Vecchio before heading out for an enjoyable evening. Although we ate out for most dinners, it was great to have a nicely appointed kitchen to make breakfast and brew coffee. The grocery store is very near and there is a rolling cart available to carry things home in. Both bedrooms and bathrooms are comfortable and private, making it easy to travel with another couple or with children. Alessandra is very helpful. She offered to arrange a cab for us to get to the airport. The day before we left we found out that there was one day taxi strike planned! Without her help we would have been unaware of the strike until the day of departure. We were grateful for her assistance and made it to the airport in a private taxi when there were no public taxis to be had. She was delightful to work with.

Monday, 04 July 2016
Alessandra ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Ciao Connie, glad to know you had a good time in Florence, despite the last day taxi strike surprise.. Thank you for your review, and I really look forward to meeting you again.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Bob: Perfect for 2 Adult Couples - Hope to Return

Location – adjacent to Ponte Vecchio, on the Arno River, everywhere walkable (minutes): Ponte Vecchio (1), large grocery store (2), Uffizi & Museo Galileo (6), Palazzo Vecchio (9), Palazzo Pitti (5), Duomo (15), Accademia (20), train/bus stations (25), Piazza Michelangelo (25). Airport 25€ by taxi for 4 including luggage. Gelato and restaurants nearby.

Apartment – One flight of stairs above street level, key entry to building, secure and very safe feeling. Small in-wall safe. Perfect for 2 adult couples. Quite spacious. Mater bedroom with en suite full bathroom (shower) faces street to the south. 2nd bedroom overlooks the Arno river and the adjacent Ponte Veechio, pleasing music sometimes playing on bridge, quiets after 10:00. Full bath (shower) is immediately outside bedroom door and private. Large enough beds seemed firm but we slept great, several pillows. Bedrooms far apart adds privacy. Spacious living room/dining room overlooks the river. Great to have a clothes washer (and 2 drying racks), didn’t use the air conditioning, dish washer or stove. Well equipped including 2 hair driers, wine bottle opener, TV, WI-FI, computer and printer. Alessandra was easy to work with and helpful.

Home Base – we rented for 10 nights. We made one overnight trip via 2.1 hour train to Venice (Hotel AI do MORI) and another to Cinque Terre (Albergo Barbara). Given the crowded Venice Vaporetto and Cinque Terre trains, it was very nice to do these with only a backpack and not having to repack and lug full suitcases. A day-trip to these two would have been insufficient. Also did a Prestige Rent small group day-trip to Tuscany that met 5 minutes away.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Alessandra ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Wow Bob, this review is amazing! Your description is really accurate, and I'm sure of great help, it provides essential and useful information. Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed your vacation in Italy; I hope to see you all again. Ciao.

Friday, 27 May 2016
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