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If considering renting an apartment in Florence, Italy, I highly recommend going to www.houseinflorence.it. We had the best experience dealing with Federico Pieri at this address. He was quick to respond, competent, attentive to our needs, able to provide a choice of locations and costs, and totally trustworthy. Our apartment, directly facing the Duomo, was "old world" elegant, clean, spacious and adequately equipped - definitely adding to the magic of 2 months in Florence. Federico Pieri was attentive and cooperative, making communication easy and a pleasure.
Jebble, New York, NY
Myself and 2 girlfriends stayed in a 2 bedrooms/2baths in Florence in the fall of 2006. Apartment is named Parione the address Via Vigna Nuova N° 17 it is in the center of Florence between Duomo square and Arno river.we found it through the website below.http://www.houseinflorence.it
It is very spacious and in a great location.The gentleman, very kind, we dealt with in Florence (met us at the apartment and had the keys) was named Federico Pieri, the Office address and number is Via Magenta 31, FIRENZE Tel. 00139 055 211144
This went very smoothly and we had no problems. Good Luck! Teddy
Date: 03/04/2008, 02:26 pm, by; http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2&tid=35112143
Both great experiences.
EnglishJanDate: 06/20/2007, 06:08 am, by; http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2&tid=35019232
We just had a wonderful holiday based in Florence, we rented an apartment right on Piazza Signoria which is really central, with lots of shops and restaurants in the vicinity, not to mention literally only 2 minutes to the Uffizi and 3 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio. As well as the wonders of Florence it was easy to take train trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano as Florence is a main rail hub. Check out www.houseinflorence.com if you'd like to rent instead of having a hotel room, I can recommend them
Date: 04/26/2007, 04:09 pm , by; http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2&tid=34988771
Yes you can rent for less then a week.
In Venice we used http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/Veneto-Venice/s/382/fa/find.squery. We stayed in Florence for 5 nights we used www.houseinflorence.com in a great location for the price it was just okay.
Date: 05/05/2008, 02:42 pm, by: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2&tid=35128512
.....I am looking for specific information on a few apartments and locations in Florence so I can finalize my booking. .... convenience and easy to get into the main part of the town (between the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio)book my apartment.
Everyones help would be greatly appreciated as this will be a trip for my family of five (husband/wife and 3 kids ages 10, 13 and 16) and I want everyone to be happy.
Via Vigna Nuova N° 17
Apartment is called Vigna Nuova (offered by House in Florence - opinions welcomed)
Date: 05/31/2006, 12:27 pm , by ; http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2&tid=34814031
While searching for apartments in Florence, I came across the following search sites. I thought a listing might be helpful for others searching for accommodations in Italy.
Recommended. Review by Dan & Jo from CA http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/vr/review.asp?n=2810
2bed/2bath apartment near Duomo, Florence
When; Mid-May 2007, 5 days
Location, We were very fortunate to rent a beautiful apartment in the heart of Firenze (Florence). The apartment is located right across the street from the Duomo! It was wonderful.www.houseinflorence.com
Nearby Amenities , The apartment is conveniently located with excellent access to restaurants and historically interesting places.
The House/Apartment , The apartment was in excellent shape. It's clean, spacious, and well-furnished. There are beautiful fresco ceilings in the living room and bedrooms.
Agency and Representatives (and price), We were treated exceptionally well by everyone with whom we interacted.
Federico was especially pleasant and helpful. His email address is: "E.T. Agency" . Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Without a doubt, we would love to stay in the apartment again. Rest assured that the next time we are in Florence, we will do so. It was a wonderful experience.
Recommended. Review by Kathy S. from TX http://www.slowtrav.com/italy/vr/review.asp?n=180
When; October, 2001, 8 nights
apartment, Vigna Nuova (3bed/2.5bath) and Parione (2bed/2bath), Florence
Location, Our group rented two apartments centrally located in Florence. The street, Vigna Nuova, is two bridges down from the Ponte Vecchio, and about a 10 minute walk from il Duomo. We liked the location as it was very centrally located. There was street noise, but because the bedrooms were located upstairs with only skylights opening to the outside (no windows) they were very quiet -- a rarity in Florence.
Nearby Amenities, Several excellent restaurants were close by. Many food items could be bought at small stores within a 5-10 minute walk. There was a grocery store about a 20-minute walk away.
The House/Apartment, The building is from the 1500's and is in very good shape. There are maybe a dozen other apartments in the building. Most open on to a central staircase. In the evenings we could smell and hear others preparing their evening meals. One morning we heard someone practicing opera.
Problems or Bonuses, The agent we worked with, Federico Pieri, was wonderful. He answered all my (many) e-mails and met us at the apartment and walked us through it. He was available by phone whenever we had a question and had prepared materials (about sight-seeing, grocery stores, etc.) to help make our stay go smoothly. Each apartment also had a clothes washer (no dryer) and a dishwasher.
BONUS: The "Vigna Nuova" apartment had a HUGE combination living/dining room