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.