9 Dec 2012

Beautiful Florence

Florence was one of my favorite cities. It was a favorite because the place was beautiful, the food everywhere is delicious (and not overly priced like it was in Rome) and the city had a more relaxed feel to it. This place is definitely one for the art lovers but those who aren't familiar with art (like me) would still appreciate how beautiful this little city is.

We stayed in another apartment in Florence. We booked through Oh Florence web site. The positive points from the apartment include:
  • The location was ... amazing. When I booked this place on the map I knew it was close to a lot of the key sites I wanted to see but I didn't realised our door step was the Piazza della Signora. This piazza was not only beautiful, lined with so many restaurants, markets, retail stores but within walking distance was the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo and the Trattoria Ponte Vecchio.   
  • The apartment was self contained therefore there was a dishwasher, mini fridge, electric stove, mini oven, microwave, fully stocked kitchen and a Nespresso coffee machine ... of course you are in Italy.
  • The apartment was very modern with modern fixtures and appliances, such as the massive flat screen tv.
  • Room had air conditioning which was a great relief from the humidity.     
  • Room also blocked out all street noise. We could not hear a peep from outside which was great, as it was a relief from our previous accommodation experience in Paris
  • The host, Luca was lovely and explained all aspects of the apartment and building upon arrival. He was also very accommodating as we were running 2 hours late from agreed check in time.
  • The whole apartment was very small. We had to stack our luggages on top of each other as there was hardly any space to walk around the room.
  • Room was really dark.
  • Our apartment window opened to a tiny communal court yard so we hardly opened the window as we did not want people to see us inside. What this meant is we could not let fresh air and sun light into the room.  
  • The air conditioner was really loud when on.
  • Although there was cable television there were no english channels.

Our own little Nespression Machine 

 Signing the apartment guest book
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