You’re in a quiet, residential area so you’ll hear birds singing and the agreeable sound of neighbours speaking Italian. Both apartments are snug and comfortable with a cheery design and elegant touches. ‘View’ has extra large windows and big mirrors so you take in the views and reflections of rooftops and trees framing the heart of Florence. ‘Heart’ looks onto Costa San Giorgio and Galileo’s garden. Spending rainy hours indoors will not be a problem.
Kitchenettes are modern and practical and you’re left a simple breakfast of coffee, tea, milk, biscuits and jam for your first morning. Bedrooms have generous mattresses and linen and more views so you can meditate on important monuments without getting up; bathrooms each have a shower, good lighting and ‘Frette’ towels.
A brisk five-minute walk down towards the Ponte Vecchio will take you to wonderful places to eat local dishes, try a hundred different ice creams, taste wines or shop. It’s a grand spot.