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October 26, 2022 - Website
Clean, spacious apartment in a convenient location
by Stan and Mariann
The owners gave us a warm greeting to this spacious and clean apartment within easy walking distance of the train station and important sites, including the Duomo, the Bargello, the Uffizi, the Academia, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Pitti Palace and high-quality restaurants and shopping. When we return to Florence we will choose to stay in Michaela again.
October 8, 2022 - Website
by Fred M.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Michaela. The apartment is comfortable, spotless, spacious, secure and is in an interesting building on an elegant, vibrant street. The location is perfect. The lovely owners gave us a warm welcome and were very kind and helpful. We are already making plans to return!
September 27, 2022 - Website
Great Stay at Michaela
We enjoyed the hospitality at Michaela. What wonderful hosts! Not only did they explain the apartment, they pointed out places on a city map to see during our visit. The location is close to the SMN train station, bakery, grocery, museums, dining options and shopping. The clean and well-furnished interior made for a great stay. Michaela offers a quiet location. The kitchenette was fine for breakfasts. If you're planning on cooking substantial meals, you might consider the full kitchen in Prisco, which is next door.
July 24, 2022 - Manual Entry
The flat was spotless.
by Mark R
Our hosts were wonderful. The flat was spotless. The bed and sofa bed are comfortable. There is AC in each room.
Michaela's hosts are indeed wonderful, we agree! We hope we can welcome you back! The Italy Perfect Team
January 23, 2020 - Website
The excellent apartment was close to all important monuments and restaurants. It is in a secure building. Our hosts were hospitable and helpful. The apartment was comfortably furnished and the kitchen well stocked for food preparation. [We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled you were so satisfied with the apartment! The Italy Perfect Team]
January 11, 2020 - Website
by Susan F.
This charming apartment is really well located - easy walk to all of the most interesting parts of Florence. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen is well provisioned so that it is easy to eat at home. Every aspect of the apartment is comfortable. The building is secure. Our hosts were charming and directed us to very good restaurants nearby. We loved it and we loved Florence.
January 8, 2020 - Website
by Susan A
My family and I spent most of December through early January at the Strozzi, Prisco and Michaela apartments. The accommodations were perfect for 3 couples with both privacy within each unit and the ability to be together in the larger Strozzi unit for meals and Christmas dinner. The units are located on a very busy street, close to every type of restaurant and shop the city offers. And, it is all just steps from Piazza della Repubblica, and a couple blocks more from there to the Duomo. The owners were attentive and accommodating - bringing us extra dining chairs for the 6 of us to share meals together in the large and well appointed kitchen in Prisco; gifting us with a Panettone at Christmas and offering many suggestions for restaurants and shopping. As we travel to Florence frequently, we found the location to be a centralized hub for walking throughout the city. [Thank you for your lovely review Susan! We are delighted that the apartments were so well suited to your needs. The Italy Perfect Team]
October 29, 2019 - Website
by Mary H.
Great location-close to train station. Property was clean, well organized, and had everything we needed. The hosts met us and gave us some great tips on things to do, and places to visit during our stay. Would highly recommend this property during your stay in Florence.
September 19, 2019 - Website
by Kris & Joe
We had a great stay at the Michaela apartment, terrific location, clean, quiet, restaurants with great food nearby. Nice greeter too. Would like to come back again!
We shared two apartments with our relatives at this lovely memorable location. Franco was an amazing and kind host and was extremely helpful despite some language difficulties. He even left us a bottle of wine. Our apartment was lovely and spacious and was perfect for four as we had two bathrooms. We had a little difficulty with a couple of the air conditioning units but I think that was because we are not technical! The bedroom was beautiful and we really felt as if we were a part of the apartment community. The building has so much history and the ancient automated entrance door (which did require some patience!) opened onto a lively street, yet the apartment was very quiet.We were central to everything and would definitely come back again! Lisa and Pat of Italy Perfect are extremely detailed oriented and prepared us very well for not only our stay but everything we needed to know about the city and the area we stayed in. Grazie to Franco and his wife for making us feel so welcome. [We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return! The Italy Perfect Team]
We had a wonderful stay in the Michaela apartment. Miki and Franco are excellent, charming, and caring hosts, and they are at the building several times a week to help you with anything you need. The apartment is very comfortable and well-kept and its position on the interior of the building is excellent in a busy (noisy) city like Florence. It was quiet and cosy and had everything we needed. Having two bathrooms is a definite plus. The location of the apartment is wonderful: it's a short walk to most of the important sites, grocery stores, the train station, and our favorite restaurants. Our thanks to Miki and Franco for making our stay so enjoyable. We've rented apartments through Italy Perfect several times before in Florence and other parts of Italy, and we recommend them highly. [We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to working with you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
We stayed at Strozzi last visit and Michaela this time. The apartment was perfect for us. We appreciated tissues, shower gel,coffee, even a bottle of wine. The location makes all the sights walking distance. Franco was very kind, he even walked us to the train when a taxi was not available.We will be back. Beautiful Florence and Italy Perfect. Highly recommend! 10! [Thank you for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again! The Italy Perfect team]
We are renting this apartment for the second time with the help of Italy Perfect. The apartment is located in the best place of Florence. The apartment has everything you need for a long stay. The hosts were very hospitable and kind. I recommend Italy Perfect to all my friends. I will definitely come back to you! Thank. Sincerely, Ludmila [Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to working with you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
January 6, 2019 - Website
Our accommodations were in an excellent location, within an easy walk of the train station, Duomo, Santa Croce and all major museums. Even though it was in a busy, vibrant part of town, the apartment was quiet and private. This was our second time using Italy Perfect for Florence. We would definitely recommend it to our friends. [Thank you for your great review, and for using Italy Perfect again. We are delighted to hear that you had an excellent stay at Michaela while in Florence. The Italy Perfect Team.]
October 20, 2018 - Website
How do you have a special visit to Florence? Start by renting a wonderful villa! Centrally located, the Michaela was 8 minutes or less to everything we wanted to see. The apartment was spacious and offered us the opportunity to relax midday or one in our party could sleep in due to the separate living room, kitchen and two baths! The proximity to the bakery, market and neighborhood type restaurants made for an enjoyable stay. Our day trip to Siena was easy as the bus station was so close. When we departed for Rome, the train was a short distance too! Thanks, too, to our wonderful hosts for opening their family home to travelers! [Thank you Julie, we are happy you enjoyed staying at the Michaela and hope to welcome you again! The Italy Perfect Team]
October 10, 2018 - Website
by Barbara B.
Location, location, location! It was a great location. Close to everything and such nice people who owned the apartment. Franco was very helpful and easy to work with - when you had a request, he was Johnny on the Spot. Very convenient - Three steps to the bakery and about 7 steps to a local restaurant Trattoria Marione (I ate there 3-4 times, reasonable and really delicious); also close to a small grocery store and another good restaurant La Spada. Restaurants don't open till 7:00 pm for dinner. Taxi from the airport was about 25 euros and efficient. Walked most everywhere else - really easy and convenient. Apartment was good - small kitchen but very useful and two bathrooms - air conditioning and the elevator worked. My daughter who stayed a few days said the sofa was a lot better sleeping than she thought it would be. I used Veronica Ranucci as a guide and she was delightful - I can highly recommend her. It was a great trip and I would definitely recommend the apartment and Italy Perfect. I will be back! [Thank you Barbara, we are happy you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
by Wayne O
We were right in the middle of old Florence. The apartment was clean and comfortable. It was walking distance from almost everything: the sites, food, and shopping.The owners were friendly and helpful. They gave great advice on restaurants, where to buy groceries, when to visit the sites, and even helped us hire a driver for an out of town trip. This apartment was recommended to us by friends and we would recommend it to others.
by Paul B
We were very pleased with this apartment located just a few minutes from the Duomo and within easy walking distance of sites on both sides of the Arno River. The apartment is spacious and comfortable. The hosts were quite gracious and friendly. What we appreciated most was being about to come back in the afternoon to rest up after our morning's experiences, skip the heat of the afternoon, as well as the crowds, and then head out again in the evening. The bakery and coffee shop, as well as the Pam grocery, all within a block, were also appreciated.
Nice location. Comfortable and spacious. Quirky but had everything we needed.[Thank you so much! The Italy Perfect Team]
by Scott S.
Mikki and Franco met us @ the apartment check-in; lovely couple who took time to hand markup a map of Florence with the apartment location as well as giving us the walking times to all the sights. They recommended 4 local restaurants (we tried them all and all were fantastic), each of which was great (both service and food). The apartment is spacious and in a perfect location. Attention to detail in the way the apartment operation manual is laid out (pictures and hand written captions on how all the stuff works. Little details like night lights on the step up and step down from the bedroom to 1 of the 2 great bathrooms indicate a lot of thought has gone into the apartment. Scott S, Calgary 'Thank you for the feedback Scott, we welcome you back anytime to visit! From the Italy Perfect Team"
October 25, 2017 - Website
by Debra and Doug
Superior location. You feel like you're staying at your Italian grandmother's home which is a lovely feeling.
October 19, 2017 - Website
by Mike B.
My wife and I spent four nights in the Michaela apartment, and greatly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was neat and clean, and the location was perfect for touring Florence, and was an easy walk to the train station for touring other cities in the region. The owners son met us as arranged and walked us through the entire apartment. He spoke very good English and was very welcoming. The apartment is perfect sized for 2 -4 people, with one bedroom, two bathrooms, a small living room and a simple kitchen and dining table. It's three flights of stairs to walk, and there's a lift for those who don't want to. The apartment was fairly quiet except for the bakery down below. They start work very early in the morning, and while it could get noisy, it never really bothered us. We will definitely stay here again. [We are pleased you greatly enjoyed staying at Michaela! The Italy Perfect Team]
September 14, 2017 - Website
Michaela, overall was a great place for us, specially its location being so central. This was our second visit to Florence.Having two separate bathrooms in the apartment made it very comfortable for us. The owners were nice and helpful. We were very happy with Italy perfect for providing us with all the details they provided before our trip via email and online. Excellent! [We are pleased you enjoyed your stay! The Italy Perfect Team]
August 24, 2017 - Website
by Lawrence Rodriguez
Overall our accommodation s were fantastic The Location and surrounding neighborhoods was historic,centrally located Cafe's and restaurants nearby were excellent Explore the area not a bad meal in Florence, Gelatos were delicious the local wines were Great I recommend Italy Perfect For a perfect Vacation [Thank you Lawrence! The Italy Perfect Team]
by Bonnie Simpson
I recently returned from Florence after an extended stay. The Michaela apartment was very comfortable and totally supplied with everything needed from American coffee, kitchen and bathroom soap, tissue, good hairdryers, and enough food supplies for days.Their apartments are only a few steps from the famous Via Tornaibuoni, 3 blocks from the Piazza della Repubblica, very near the Duomo, San Lorenzo, Palazzo Vecchio, The Uffizi, Santa Maria Novella and a supermarket all within a short walk. A Perfect Location! The restaurants in the neighborhood were very good and I must recommend Osteria Pastella on Via della Scala (4.5 stars and not expensive.) The most surprising thing about staying there was the landlords (Miki, Franco, and their son Marco.) They seem invisible until you need something they magically appear. They quickly respond to every request, are kind, generous, warm and extremely helpful. They even provided an Italian Go phone that allowed me to make reservations and contact friends at no cost. I highly recommend any apartment of theirs. They made my stay so easy and comfortable. The best fringe benefit of the MICHAELA apartment is that there is a bakery on the ground floor, and at about 11:00 PM the aroma of baking breads, cakes and cookies rise up and waft into the apartment, if the windows a partially open. I adored that special treat, and can't wait to return.[Thank you so much Bonnie, it was a pleasure to have you as a guest for your 3 month stay. The Italy Perfect Team]
October 19, 2016 - Website
This is a beautiful, well maintained apartment that is close to all the chief sites in Florence but on a reasonably quiet and very pleasant street in the heart of town. The appliances have been updated and everything works. I would highly recommend the apartment to my friends and family. The owners are very much available if ever needed and spent a considerable amount of time in explaining the various details that made our stay enjoyable and the shops and amenities in the neighborhood. The owners could not have been more accommodating. For example, they endeavored to arrange a cab for us while we were checking out but even with multiple calls, no cabs were available. Rather than allow us to miss our train, they each grabbed our luggage and walked us to the train station and even stayed when we got there to show us the correct track to get on.
by Jodi Larson
The apartment, Michaela, that we rented in Florence was in the perfect location. It was within walking distance of almost anything you would want to see, and there was a wonderful bakery, a great deli and some wonderful restaurants all within a block or two. The owners of the apartment were charming and helpful. Staying at this apartment was part of what made the entire Florence part of our vacation a favorite.
by Dean and Donna
We enjoyed a 10 night stay in Florence in this large apartment. The location is absolutely wonderful, a couple of blocks from the river and a view of Ponte Vecchio, a few blocks from Il Duomo. Art everywhere, restaurants, coffee, the best shopping (high end anyway) in Florence. Live like a local. The apartment is up a few flights of stairs, or via a small, but convenient lift. Several sets of keys to get to the digs, as it is one of 3 cut from an older, very large apartment. Lovely host and hostess meet and tour the apartment, and are easily available during your visit to arrange things or answer questions. Their English is not very good, but they are very communicative and fun to speak with. Furnishings are far from antique or high quality, but are functional. The outside of the building is getting a makeover, particularly the roof, so there were workers during the day. The inside is also getting some work, and the lobby is dusty and has concrete bags laying around. We discovered, deep in the night one evening, that there is a bakery in the basement of the building. It was quite noisy, but less noisy after the host/hostess spoke to them the next day We kept windows closed, and used a "white noise" feature on phone from them on. This is living like a local, and we much preferred to a hotel, particularly for the cost and the space we enjoyed. We would return. Ciao! [Thank you for your feedback & so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry for the temporary construction work that is taking place this summer to repair the roof and that the bakery was noisy one night but glad you brought it to our attention so the owner could intercede and speak with the bakery manager. The Italy Perfect Team]
by Jim and Keren
Our eight day stay at the Michaela immeasurably added to our enjoyable visit to Florence. As advertised the apartment was conveniently located near all the great city sites yet was still accessible to many fine local dining choices. We had booked a walking tour well in advance and were pleasantly surprised that we were to meet our tour guide only 100 yards up the street at Piazza Stroza. Talk about convenient. The apt was roomy and we especially liked having two nicely appointed bathrooms. Only draw back was the English speaking channels on TV were few and limited to news programs. This was off-set by being able to stream Netflix and proved a minor shortfall since we usually returned home well fed and content after long days walking the beautiful city and there little need for a TV. We highly recommend Italy Perfect for a warm local experience. Would love to come back for another extended stay.
February 15, 2016 - Website
We have stayed in Firenze before in hotels, and this was a refreshing change. Ideal location within easy walking distance of Academia and Uffizi and the shopping areas. Miki and Franco are lovely, gracious people who were quite helpful with directions and restaurant suggestions. We recommend this type of travel to those seeking more of a "locals" experience.
February 7, 2016 - Website
We were very pleased with our stay in this apartment. The apartment is within walking distance of everything we wanted to see and do, and we were able to walk to the train station on arrival and departure (10 minutes). Because the apartment is very quiet, facing a courtyard and not the street, it was always a surprise to open the front door of this beautiful building and step out into the bustling center of Florence. The area around the apartment is packed with restaurants and there is a very small food shop (for yogurt, milk and the like). Larger grocery stores are farther away, but still within walking distance. The second full bathroom was a plus, as well. Finally, our hosts were charming. They gave us a thorough orientation to the apartment and the neighborhood when they handed over the keys. We did sneak a peak at the Prisco apartment, which used to be the main living area of this family's flat, and it is stunning, with high ceilings and beautiful details and a full kitchen. However, we preferred the quieter placement of Michaela at the end of the hall. One thing to note is that this is a spacious, comfortable apartment, but it is not a luxury hotel. Towels are line dried, which means a bit scratchy, and sheets aren't changed daily. But, this is what we were expecting and it suited us just fine.
February 3, 2016 - Website
A lovely respite
From the moment we opened the front door to the apartment Michaela, we knew we weren't in California anymore! It oozes the European feel we wanted and the location was ideal! Two bathrooms were a treat as was the large bedroom and kitchen! A lovely respite after a busy day exploring an amazing city. I would recommend having some basics like plastic wrap, sugar and more garbage bags. Late at night and early in the morning the adjoining bakery could be quite noisy. Closing the windows helped but I think in warmer months this could be a problem. Despite those suggestions we loved our 6 days there and have already recommended it to friends! Favorite restaurant? Trattoria Casalinga in the Oltrarno but close by the apartment. Great value and a deliciously authentic experience!
January 5, 2016 - Website
Perfect location and great apartment
by David L.
Perfect location and great apartment, but what makes it even more spectacular are the hosts. We stayed in the apartment from Dec 28 until Jan 1. Florence was filled with tourists and new year's eve partyers. Our hosts, Miki and Franco, tried to unsuccessfully reserve a cab the night before for our early January 1st airport departure due to all of the partyers still filling the streets. Instead - they suggested we get up early and call. Time was winding down, it was 5 am and we were desperate to get ot the airport. As a last resort, we called Franco. Without a fuss he picked us up and drove us to the airport. Both Miki and Franco took excellent care of us and made us feel very welcome. I highly recommend this apartment for your stay in Florence. [Thank you so much for your appreciation that Miki & Franco went above and beyond to make your stay wonderful! We sincerely appreciate your lovely feedback. The Italy Perfect Team]
December 1, 2015 - Website
What could be better?
by Esther Brandon
We highly recommend the Michaela apartment for your stay in Florence. Located in the center of an elegant shopping district, yet a few blocks from the historic Duomo & surrounded by local shops, restaurants & markets .... What could be better? Our hosts greeted us warmly & oriented us to everything about the apartment and the neighborhood. The apartment has everything you might need for a lovely stay.
October 20, 2015 - Website
We stayed in the MIchaela apartment for 8 nights in September, 2015. The location is perfect to visit all major sites, and is a short walk (under 15 minutes) to the Duomo, the Ufizzi, the Bargello, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, San Lorenzo neighbourhood and church. It is about five minutes from Santa Maria Novella and Piazza della Republicca. The location is great, but that also means that one finds oneself in the heart of the most touristy part of historic Florence. On balance, the value, amazing apartment, and proximity to all sites, as well as the truly lovely owners, would have us rent it again, but it definitely bothered me (me much more so than my partner). The apartment itself is very large by European standards, with a large bedroom, brand new bed (we were the first to sleep on it), sitting room, and dining area. There were many family photos and other items that made the apartment feel like we were truly staying in someone's home, and it was lovely.The apartment was spotless and the owners extremely helpful and friendly. The washing machine was efficient and the drying racks were helpful. There is a computer in a central area shared by the three vacation apartments that once formed part of one large apartment. The only thing that would have been easier would have been some instructions on how to use an Italian computer keyboard and make the printer work -- it took some figuring out but eventually I got everything to work to print train tickets. A person not really used to computers would not have been able to figure it out. My luggage was lost and the owners dealt with the airport and arranged to be present for it to be delivered, which we found extremely gracious. This apartment was very spacious for two of us, and would easily accommodate two more people with lots of privacy as one of the two bathrooms in the apartment is essentially an ensuite and there is a door that shuts to the living room. The air conditioning worked very well, there were two drying racks and ample kitchen supplies. I strongly recommend taking the time early in the morning to visit the Mercato Centrale for foods, etc. They open at 7:00 close at 2:00, so we only went once, but if I were to go to Florence again I would definitely find a way to do that. The cost of food, selection and quality were superior to the other places nearby, although they were fine too. There is a great bakery just outside the front door to the apartment building which is not to be missed.
September 28, 2015 - Website
The Michaela was a wonderful apartment . Most important to us was its great location. We never took a taxi as we could comfortably walk to every museum, restaurant, gallery or store from the apartment. All our dealings with Italy Perfect were easy, clear and timely. I would definitely recommend this property!
by Karen & Janis
Accommodations: Lovely extremely LARGE apt. It had TWO bathrooms, one very large bedroom and an extremely large dining room/kitchen area. Of course it had a living room too! Pictures were accurate. Rooms had large windows, making it very cheery. The private floor that the apartments were on were extremely well decorated, with very personal and artistic touches, oil paintings and all. The windows were soundproof, which was good, because we were in the heart of the city. Would stay there again, but would try and get one of the apartments that had a balcony. Probably because I LOVE to sit outside and eat or just relax. The apartment that did have a balcony [Strozzi apartment] was on an inside courtyard, which means it would be very private and quiet. Location: Was exactly where we wanted to be. We had several one bedroom choices, but picked this one, close to the River and centrally located in the middle of most of the museums we wanted to see. GREAT! Italy Perfect: If you EVER go to Italy you MUST use this company. Since really good travel agents are extremely hard to find (especially since the internet). Dealing with this company was like using National Geographic tours or another five star company like them, only at much less the cost. Pat & Lisa give you the best service. They have researched EVERYTHING you need to know about the city, where to go, what to do, were to eat and shop for groceries, best means of transportation,etc. I have traveled to many countries around the world, most of the trips I planned myself, unless they were to very remote areas. I had to do very LITTLE research because Pat & Lisa share their wealth of information with you. They even contacted me via e-mail, when they were in Italy, while I was planning this extensive trip ( we stayed in 3 different apartments in Italy) ! How is that for great service! Just MAKE SURE you read ALL the information they send you. It may seem like a lot to go through, but it will ensure you have a great time!
I don't even know where to begin. From the beginning, the communication with Lisa was great. She got back to me in a timely manner and answered all my questions thoroughly. I loved all the information I got from Italy Perfect about the customs and helpful hints. When we arrived at our property we were so excited! It looked EXACTLY like the pictures. It was perfect for our family, it was even bigger than I expected. The owners were there to greet us and they were the sweetest couple. They were so helpful, they showed us around and gave us a map of the area.We loved Florence. I left part of myself there, so I will be back. We used Florence as our home base and made several day trip via high speed rail to Pompei, Rome, Pisa (we used the commuter rail), and Venice. The location of our apartment was perfect. We walked everywhere, we were close to the Duomo, which is amazing. The neighborhood was safe and I felt so at home. I found that street vendors in Italy can be quite aggressive we quickly learned to just not make eye contact and keep walking. If you stop to even look at what they are offering, it can be difficult to get away because they are very pushy.There is a huge indoor mart close to the Firenze train station and you can buy all sorts of fresh food items. We left with cheeses, salamis, and olives. The atmosphere was authentic Italy.I would definitely recommend Italy Perfect to anyone visiting. I will be using them again when we return in the future. This trip was the best in my life!
We stayed at the Michaela apartment in mid-June for four nights while visiting our daughter who is doing a college study-abroad program in Florence. The location of the Michaela apartment is absolutely perfect for exploring Florence -- you can walk to everything. The apartment itself is clean, well-kept and ideal for 3 people, particularly since there are 2 bathrooms. While in Florence, we highly recommend the Florence for Foodies Nude and Food Tour which includes a guided visit to see Michelangelo's David. Ask for Nathalie as your guide for the tour.
In preparation for our first trip to Florence I was happy to learn about Italy Perfect and their rental properties. It was so easy to talk to Lisa from Italy Perfect since she is located in the states and language is not an issue. She recommended "Michaela" which turned out to be "perfect" for the three of us. The apartment is located in a very nice high-end, boutique district of Florence with great and affordable restaurants near by. The apartment building has a lift so managing our bags was not a concern. Miki and Franco, the owners of the apartment met us and assisted us if we had any questions or needed directions. The apartment is lovely and spacious. The beds were very comfortable and having two bathrooms was nice. Since the apartment is located in the city one should expect some city noise. We did not have a bad meal in Italy. That being said, we highly recommend L'Osteria di Giovanni for a great food experience.
by Don and Pat
The whole operation was classy. We received very useful information from Italy Perfect before we left. The greeters were prompt and gave us information that was helpful in operating the appliances, trash locks etc. The location was perfect. It was about a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and 8 minutes to the train station and about 5 minutes to our favorite gellato shop. We walked everywhere and took some day trips to Luccia, Pisa and Siena. We were in Florence for 8 days. The trip was terrific and the apartment was an important part of it.
Great location. Apt. well kept. Having two bathrooms a real bonus. Owners Miki and Franco were wonderful hosts who provided lots of information including the name of an excellent restaurant. My wife and I would definitely use the apt. again.
We have stayed here before, and as always, the hosts were welcoming and helpful and the accomodations were very comfortable. The location is perfect, a short walk to the center, museums and the Arno, and there's a great café for your morning cappuccino and brioche right across the street. The area has many elegant shops and good restaurants nearby, so over-all a very good experience. I would definitely recommend these accommodations and Italy Perfect to friends.
My wife and I enjoyed 5 days in Firenze and the accommodations at apartment Michaela. The location is perfect, with many excellent food and shopping choices right outside the main entrance. Michaela is an easy 10 minute walk to Santa Maria Novella train and within 5-15 minute stroll to all of Firenze's treasures, Having two bath rooms was a welcomed convenience.
November 30, 2014 - Website
by Ferial and Vince
I felt very confident from the first communication with Lisa that this was going to be a very special experience. Both my husband and I are assumebly well travelled and described to Lisa our requirements in terms of location, type of area etc., that we were looking for on our trip to Florence. Michaela was perfecto! Great street to open our doors to in the morning! Quality shops were around the corner, markets, artisans and the list goes on and on. We especially enjoyed the Saturday morning artisan market (near the Novella ) eating on warmed benches under the Florence sunshine.Our hosts went above all expectations as we drove into the narrow streets when we first arrived (lost and about to enter a one way street the wrong way) to personally walk to our car and take us to the appartment. And then, taking us to return our rental vehicle as Florence is definitely not a driving city! On our last day, again taking us to the airport to ensure we were there on time and without any hassle. Mama Mia! This was my very best experience to date. A very special thank you to our hosts and to Lisa for an absolutely perfect experience. Italy Perfect? Without a question. By the way Lisa, any hopes for a Spain Perfect soon? Best Regards, Ferial [Note from Italy Perfect: Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. No plans for Spain soon but our sister companies Paris Perfect and London Perfect have beautiful apartments too.]
November 10, 2014 - Website
by Mary Matos
The Michaela in Florence was a wonderful accommodation for my husband and myself, it was even better than the photos, very clean, convenient, and our hosts were informative as well as friendly. The apartment is so comfortable and charming, as is the entire building that I can't imagine anyone complaining about a thing. Loved it. Italy Perfect matched us exactly with beautiful place in a beautiful city. We would definitely stay there again. One thing you should do is go to the market at San Lorenzo for fresh groceries - wonderful, and then go back in the evening for dinner in the second level. It's a great experience and the best food we had during our stay.
October 24, 2014 - Website
We loved this apartment, perfectly located in Florence within easy walking distance of everything. Plenty of room, comfortable, well-equipped, peaceful and private, it was the absolutely perfect place for my husband and I to call 'home' during our visit. Our greeters were delightful, and took a lot of time showing us around the apartment, showing us how things worked, and giving us some hints and tips on places to eat. The apartment is very close to the Ponte Vecchio, and within very easy walking distance to all the famous sites. We found some wonderful restaurants and can highly recommend La Cucina Del Garga, Enoteca Coquinarius, Il Barretto and the 'food court' in the Mercato Centrale. We bought the 'Firenze Card' so we didn't have to stand in line when visiting the various sites - it's definitely worth it for the line-skipping alone (we spent four days in Florence in mid-Sept). We have already recommended Italy Perfect to several people, we are very impressed with your company!
by T. Brown
The Michaela was perfect for the three of us! We LOVED the convenient location and relaxing atmosphere of the apartment. It was nice to have two bathrooms and the kitchen was perfect for our breakfast & light meals at home. We can't wait to go back and we are already planning our vacation for next year, to stay in the Michaela again.
by Karen & Fred Beattie
On a recent trip to Italy one of our destinations was Florence where we stayed at the Michaela apartment. The location was absolutely perfect for us being in the heart of the old city, within walking distance of many of the places we wanted to see including the Duomo and the Uffizi. The apartment itself was spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped. Our hosts were extremely helpful and kind, going out of their way to recommend particular restaurants, shops and places of interest. The welcome package which we ordered as a separate service through Italy Perfect was particularly well chosen and complete. We would have no hesitation in recommending both Italy Perfect and the Michaela Apartment to others like ourselves who were looking for a comfortable refuge in the heart of Florence.
by Michael B.
We loved the Michaela, the location was so central, and Miki and Franco were wonderful hosts. The apartment was perfect with lots of room to spread out. Highly recommended.
The apartment is exactly as described. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are modern. The kitchen is adequate for warming take-out meals, though not for ambitious cooking. What the description leaves out are the apartment's two great assets: (1) The owners are friendly and extremely helpful in every way. For example, they gave us a ride to the train station. (2) The apartment is very conveniently located for sight-seeing, as well as for everyday needs. These is an excellent coffee shop right across from it, a small grocery store down the street, several widely recommended restaurants within two or three blocks, and the main train station a short walk away. We would definitely come back here.
October 20, 2013 - Website
by Donna & Al
We stayed in the Michaela apartment Sept 15 thru Sept 20. It was a great apartment in a perfect location. The owners were lovely and very accommodating and friendly.
As a single traveler, I had the wonderful stay at in the Micheala apartment. The apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable with a modern bath and well-equipped kitchen. Miki and Franco were charming hosts, greeting me and ensuring that everything was perfect for my 8 day stay! The location was outstanding. It's minutes to the train station in one direction and to the main tourist areas in the other. I really enjoyed numerous shops and restaurants in the immediate neighborhood. I have already recommended Italy Perfect to friends and shall look to Italy Perfect in the future.
October 28, 2012 - Website
by John & Collette
The accomodations exceeded our expectations, centrally located for touring Florence, easy access from the train station, in an upscale shopping area. Apartments was very quiet with use of a washing machine, internet, secure apartment with very spacious and modern bathroom. Sleeper sofa was easy to use and comfortable for 2. No real view but you can't beat the price on this one! We would return and have already recommended to close friends. Micki and Franco were very kind, thorough and helpful. Lots of great little restaurants in the area. Gucci and all of the top-end stores are on the same street, so very nice location. Try out Casalinga (they don't speak much English, but worth it!) across the Arno river in the Oltrano area or Marione - have the steak and potatoes with rosemary, yummy! Recommend the Uffizi, the David at the Accademie, tombs of Galileo and Michaelangelo at Santo Spirito, the Museo at the Duomo and definitely "Florence for Foodies - add on the tour of David" - it was just the best way to learn about the food of Florence - you'll also learn about the very best gelato in the world, right in Florence...I highly recommend Italy Perfect! We also took 2 tours from walkaboutflorence.com into the Tuscan countryside (visited an organic farm) and the Cinque Terre walk, both nice if you are spending 5-6 days in Florence.
by Toby Urvater
We loved our apartment location in the heart of Florence. So close to everything. The apartment was very clean and our hosts wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
by Doug & Melanie
We were very comfortable in this apartment for our four nights in Florence. We were greeted by our very friendly hosts who took time to explain the apartment and surrounding area to us. The apartment was very well equipped and the location was excellent! There was excellent shopping nearby and many restaurants steps away. The Arno River and all the major sites were within easy walking distance! We felt the apartment was very good value for the price. Italy Perfect was very good to book with ... very complete instructiions and information was provided before we left home ... our experience with Italy Perfect was very positive!
August 22, 2011 - Website
by Will & Maya
What a wonderful place to stay in Florence!! The friendly greeters, Miki and Franco, were so welcoming and helped us get a feel for the city and the apartment. The apartment itself is surprisingly spacious for a studio apartment, and it had everything we needed, from pots and pans to internet access to a laundry closet down the hall. The furniture is really space-efficient, and all of the cabinets and the whole kitchen unit have sliding doors. It gave us some great ideas for furnishing our new apartment back home. There's a great modern bathroom and beautiful paintings as well. The location is absolutely amazing--it's in a beautiful area near some great cafes and restaurants (not to mention the shopping!) We loved walking to the market everyday to pick out food to make for dinner--such a great way to really experience Italian food.
by Steve Thomas
The apartment we rented was small but comfortable and has everything we needed. A bonus was the public area where were a computer was made available for sharing. A negative was the heater system where 2 apartments shared one heater controller. There was a bit of a discussion between us and the neighbouring (as there are 4 "apartments" in the one large flat) renter about what the temperature should be. The location of the apartment was a huge plus. Convenient and safe.
February 21, 2011 - Website
by SF Traveler
The Michaela was just right for us and what we wanted to do in our trip to Florence. The location cannot be beat. Via della Spada is an amazing street full of upscale shops and beautiful old cobblestone streets. The place itself was small but great for two people not spending a lot of time in the room itself. The sofa bed is comfortable, not a bed, but still was ok. It is an amazing deal if you compare it to similar hotels and we were able to experience Florence more like locals rather than tourists.
January 31, 2011 - Website
We had a great stay in Florence for the last leg of our Italian vacation. The Michaela apartment offered a home away from home. Franco and Miki were so welcoming and helpful. There are lots of great places to eat nearby and so much to do!
January 24, 2011 - Website
The Michaela is a charming little studio in a fabulous location in Florence. The apartment is small, but has all the essentials. If you are not all about the frills, and location and price are important, this is the place for you. We loved the fantastic location near shops, restaurants, and tourist sites -- an easy to walk to most anywhere you want to go. The sofa bed is pretty comfortable considering what it is, but not ideal for extended days. Loved this place!
January 11, 2011 - Website
by Katherine C.
We just returned from our trip to Florence, and we had a wonderful time. The apartment was perfect; thank you for all of your help.
by Mike Armstrong
I was in Florence for a week by myself and Michaela was perfect for me. I know Florence very well and the location is within walking distance of everything and very close to the main tourist sites. The apartment itself is very quiet and private, the bathroom is clean and modern, free computer access and printing is available, and Miki and Franco couldn't have been nicer and more helpful. I would definitely return to Michaela if I were in Florence again by myself.
by Michael O.
I thought I should send you a note about our four week stay in Florence. Miki and Franco are great greeters and hosts and we certainly appreciated all their efforts. The Michaela apartment was perfectly adequate for our purposes. It was clean, secure, in a perfect location and the price allowed us to spend a little more of our money on visiting museums and shopping for leather goods. Thanks for coordinating everything. I thought I should send you a note about our four week stay in Florence. Miki and Franco are great greeters and hosts and we certainly appreciated all their efforts. The Michaela apartment was perfectly adequate for our purposes. It was clean, secure, in a perfect location and the price allowed us to spend a little more of our money on visiting museums and shopping for leather goods. Thanks for coordinating everything.
by Terri B.
We had a wonderful stay, the apartment was perfect!
by Frank & Connie
We had a great time in the Michaela apartment for two weeks in April, 2010. The hosts, Miki and Franco, went out of their way to help us out. We did a lot of cooking in so they brought us extra pans,etc. If you do cook in a lot you can expect to have a utility bill when you leave. A reasonable bill, just expect it. Having an Internet connection on location was an extra plus. Great location, we walked everywhere. If you plan to visit a lot of museums look into the 'Friends of the Uffizi' card. It saves you standing in some long lines. Thank you for the nice feedback! Electricity and gas are charged separately for stays of more than a week as stated in the apartment information. The price for 7 nights or less includes a utility allowance to defray utility costs. These guests incurred modest utility charges for their 2 week stay. We apologize for any confusion over this. Lisa, Italy Perfect.
by Deb and Tom
We found the accommodatons very nice and comfortable. The only drawback was the ice maker did not make ice very well and we Americans like our ice and it could not be purchased anywhere. [The freezer has an ice cube tray, no ice maker. - Lisa] We thought the lighting in the living room could have been better as we did a lot of reading for places to visit, etc. The bathroom was very up-to-speed. The location could not have been any better - it was close to absolutely everything and all within walking distance. The stops and restaurants were great and right at hand. Everyone was very friendly and greeter could not have been more helpful and gracious. It is hard to say what we enjoyed the most as there were so many things to enjoy, but we would have to say just the safety and location of the apartment made our trip absolutely wonderful. Thank you. We look forward to working with you again.
by ELLA AND EYAL
Michaela is the best place we could dream of and more then we ever wanted we got in this sweet little apartment. It is lovely for a couple and you have the internet too. It is close to everything you want to walk to. The owners are so warm and helpful. We will be sure to come back again to stay in the Michaela apartment. Thank you. We would be happy to recommend many great restaurants and to be a referral for anyone who in interested in Michaela. Your service was perfect. I will be sure to recommend you to all my friends.
by S. E.
The Michaela apartment was comfortable and we loved every moment in it.
February 28, 2009 - Website
by Lorraine and Steve
The Michaela apartment was perfect for our needs. The compact kitchen is fully equipped and I enjoyed cooking many meals with the wonderful ingredients purchased at the Mercato Centrale...be sure to taste the abundant samples at Perini! The bathroom is spacious and immaculate, the bed is very comfortable. The computer room felt like an extension of the apartment, an added bonus. Most importantly Miki and Franco are wonderful hosts. They welcomed us warmly, took pride in giving us a tour, and showed us how things work. We loved the neighborhood and walked everywhere. A favorite restaurant is La Spada, very reasonable especially for take out. The info packet from Italy Perfect was very comprehensive and helpful. We have rented from Paris Perfect also and our future European travel plans will always include one of your excellent apartments. Thank you.
January 5, 2009 - Website
by peter casciato
Good location. A little small, but i knew that going in. Good services e.g. computer available with printer; heating magnificent. Nice people running it.
November 14, 2008 - Website
I was only in Florence 4 days visiting friends but I found the overall experience at the Michaela very good. The hosts were excellent, very helpful and willing to do anything needed. I was very familiar with the area and highly recommend the coffee across the street at Cafe Giacosa - the best cappucino in the world I am sure! Being right in the centre of the best shopping area I thought the apartment would be noisy but it was not.The only problem I expereinced was the lack of screens on the window. It was October and I did not turn on the air-conditioning, didn't realize there were mosquitos - so I had lots of bites.Very safe even when I returned late at night.Highly recommend the place and the company.
October 1, 2008 - Website
by Juel Clyne
I just returned from 11 wonderful nights in Firenze, Italy. I decided on this trip to rent an apartment due to the length of my stay and chose to rent the Michaela, a studio apartment from ItalyPerfect.com. Lisa was so very helpful and professional throughout the planning stages and answered all my questions which were so much appreciated. The apartment is perfectly located in the fashion shopping district (which for me was not a good thing, but I kept my promise not to splurge and I didn’t) close to Via Tornabuoni, is about a ten minute walk to and from the Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station and it's on a bus route as well and you can walk to all the major sites that Firenze has to offer. The apartment itself suited my needs perfectly as I was traveling solo. The apartment is fairly quiet for it being in a very busy thoroughfare. The apartment is very attractive, had a lovely welcoming basket of wine, chocolate, etc., the room was a good-size, very comfortable and it had everything I wanted with a modern bathroom. And if you’re wondering, the apartment building has an elevator, so no need to struggle with your luggage up the stairs. You can keep in touch with family and friends or get caught up on the latest headline news with easy access to the internet with the computer work station just outside your door. As Firenze happens to be my favorite destination in Italy I’m already thinking and planning my next trip to Italy and will definitely book my stay with italyperfect.com for all my future accommodations throughout Europe and especially Firenze and will definitely recommend using them to one an all.
August 31, 2008 - Website
by Debbie & Brian Vergin
The Michaela apartment was in such an excellent location! THAT made our travels in Florence so convenient!
August 31, 2008 - Website
by Bill Clark
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
by The Wilkersons
Your apartments [Strozzi & Michaela] were lovely, we really enjoyed them.
by Clara Berta
I had the best time in Italy and I am looking forward to going back in the fall possibly. I loved the Michaela apartment.
by J. C
I've been meaning to write to you since my arrival in Florence to let you know how wonderful the Michaela apartment is. Miki, Franco and Marco have all been great---even when I locked myself out. I called Miki from a pay phone and explained in my combat Italian what I had done. Twenty minutes later Marco was there to rescue me! Miki has been kind enough to show me the other 2 apartments [Prisco & Strozzi] and I am 97% sure that I will be wanting to reserve the big Prisco apartment for April 2009. Thanks for all of your service and attention to detail.
December 31, 2007 - Website
by Lisa Evans
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my stay. The Michaela is perfect for a single person, and Miki and Franco were delightful hosts. I loved the city and wish I could have stayed longer, and when I'm fortunate enough to return, I definitely will reserve the Michaela again. Thank you again for everything. If you need a reference for the apartment, please feel to use me. I loved it!
October 31, 2007 - Website
by Kelly Carroll
I wanted to write and thank you, and Miki and Franco, for my stay in Firenze. I had a glorious time. My daughter Caitlin and I wandered to the Italian Riviera and all around Tuscany, and had an absolutely memorable experience. It was so nice to return at the end of the day to "my" place on Via della Spada. The apartment was perfect for my needs and the location, well, perfect. I must tell you, during the end of my stay I was alone for the day as my daughter was attending class. I wandered to Fiesole and found myself having lunch at a wonderful restaurant recommended by Miki. An American couple sat down at the same restaurant a short time later and we began a conversation. It was revealed that we were both visiting our respective children and the conversation moved on to where we were staying. We both began to report on the wonderful apartments we had in a great location in Firenze and then ultimately realized we're staying a few doors apart [at the Prisco apartment] and we both booked through Italy Perfect. Maggie and her husband Bob were delightful people and we all laughed about how "small" the world has indeed become. Thanks again Lisa; this will be a memory that both my daughter and I will cherish.
September 30, 2007 - Website
by Paul Gannon
Our visit to Florence went well, and the Michaela apartment was very convenient. We will definitely recommend your business.
September 30, 2007 - Website
by Leonie Grynberg
We loved the apartment in Florence - Miki, Marco and Franco were wonderful hosts - nothing was too much for them - the apartment was spotless, cute cosy and comfy. Having the shared study [private computer workroom available to Prisco, Strozzi, Michaela guests] with internet and the use of Skype was an added bonus, as were the other interesting guests.
August 31, 2007 - Website
by Jeff Shabel
All three apartments in Florence (Prisco, Michaela and Strozzi) worked out great. We loved having everyone in the same building (and hallway). That was perfect. The units were exactly as advertised and they were in a GREAT location in Florence. We liked it a lot and would definitely stay there again if we came back to Florence in the future. Two of our favorite restaurants were a stone's throw away -- Il Latini and Osteria Bella Donne.
by Pamela Hanson
I felt very safe and comfortable in the apartments [Michaela and Prisco]. Miki and Franco went out of their way to help me with some things unrelated to the apartment, and I had everything I could possibly need. The neighborhood is great and I absolutely loved being right in the center of town, able to come and go easily and utilize the kitchen and the quiet for inbetween all of my sightseeing and Florence activities. It was so easy to communicate with Lisa- she always responds promptly and kindly to any inquiries. I highly recommend the apartments offered through Italy Perfect.
September 30, 2006 - Website
by Beatrice Storm
We enjoyed our stay and we checked out several of the places you mentioned in the information you emailed.
August 31, 2006 - Website
by Shelley Tom
I'd like to thank you and also Miki and Franco for the great little Michaela apartment in Florence. It was such a short hop to all the major sights.
August 31, 2006 - Website
by Minh Vuong
First, let me say that I enjoyed the studio tremendously. The place was extremely well renovated. There were all the little touches to make it as comfortable as possible, its small size notwithstanding. Add the perfect, central location to the mix and you really have a winner. I did not so much as visit Florence as actually lived there almost like the locals for a week.
by S. Crawford
We also enjoy the beautiful spacious apartments [Prisco & Michaela] and the two worked well from location, lay out & to the friendly owners greeting us, offering suggestions and help the entire time and leaving us welcome bottles of Tuscany wine on arrival.
by Poyee Tung
Just want to say thank you for helping us organize for the stay in Florence. We really enjoyed ourselves, and found Miki, Franco and Marco to be very nice and helpful! Your recommendations and instructions were very helpful, and we are very appreciative.
by Natalie Brown
Thank you for all your help with our accommodations, our honeymoon was wonderful and the Michaela apartment was great, it's in an excellent location and the people who met us there were wonderful.
by L. Horn
We really enjoyed our time in Michaela. We were just so relieved and thankful to come to Michaela with the nice welcome from Franco and Miki, the wine, the water in the refrigerator, the kitchen so useful and efficient. Marco was also so helpful especially as he told us that we could go to the Academia for free on Tuesday nights. So we saw the David that night! We would so highly recommend the studio. If any one ever wants to email a person who stayed in Michaela, you can give them my email address as I would be glad to recommend the place. The extra touches like a hair dryer, some shampoo, soap, bathrobe, even the nice decorations made the place so homey. And since the place in Rome was not as nice, we felt so comfortable in Florence.
This was the perfect apartment for me while I studied Italian in Florence. Loved the location, quiet and cleanliness.
by Jeff Reagan
We had a wonderful time in Italy, Firenze in particular. The Michaela apartment worked wonderfully - small, but very efficient, comfortable and clean. And the location - wow! Miki and Franco were very pleasant hosts, as was their son Marco. I think we liked Firenze the best out of the cities we visited (Bologna, and Rome were the others), but found fascinating things in each city we saw. Thanks again for the great experience, we will definitely keep you in mind for future trips to Italy!
February 28, 2006 - Website
by Paul Bray
We really did have a lovely time, Miki and Franco were so kind and helpful and really made us welcome.
October 31, 2005 - Website
by Lynn Hogue
We had a wonderful time and the apartment was great. It is well-appointed and well-situated. Marco checked us in and out and was very amiable. He was very concerned that all our needs were met. The welcoming bottle of wine was a wonderful touch. I would recommend it to anyone going to Florence. I also really appreciated the info you sent before we arrived. I have traveled extensively and didn't need the travel tips but I liked having a heads-up about the near-by restaurants, markets, and shopping. I have suggested to a few people they visit your website if they are planning a trip to Italy. In my opinion, this beats a hotel any day! I was lucky to have discovered your site. Thanks for everything.
August 31, 2005 - Website
by Julie Toombs
We had a wonderful time in Florence and Miki was great. The apartment was very nice.
by O. Thornton
I had a wonderful time in Florence. The apartment was in a great location and Miki and Franco were wonderful!! They were so helpful and so kind. I just can't say enough kind things about them! I definitely want to go back!! The studio was just fine for me. Shopping was great, food was wonderful and all your information was helpful. Thank you so much.
by Ellen Mathewson
We felt so welcome in Florence and the studio worked well for us. Having the common space made it feel larger. Miki and Franco were amazing and we all communicated fine. The location was a bonus. Thanks for all your suggestions- they worked.
by Lisa Prisock
My stay was nice. Miki and Franco were amazing to us. SO sweet. The apartment was nice and clean. Still am hoping to stay in the Medici when I come back! WANTING TO COME BACK! So anxious to visit again. It was wonderful. BTW, the guys in the restaurant next to you are so great as well. We ate there quite a bit. Thanks again.