We home-based here for a week following our initial stay in Florence. For us (2 American retirees in our late-ish 50s & 60s), the apartment was a perfect spot to both watch life go by, and to be able to quickly and easily slip out and join in (or at least get a closer look). It's in a working class area with the charm of older, narrow streets and muliple small piazzas where the community interacts daily (and nightly). You can sit on a bench or step and steep in the comings and goings and genuine warmth and affection these neighbors and families have for each other. Lots of eating options and a grocery very close, and very convienient to train station. If you need some down time, you can relax inside, cook if you want, etc., but still be able to hear the sounds of piazza life if you open the windows.
Apt itself had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Colors are cheery, with fun touches everwhere. All the varying tile surfaces in the bathroom were particularly memorable. Kitchen was great--compact, funtional little European-style area that we enjoyed using. And loved that stove-top espresso maker!
Stefan met us at the train station, walked us to and through the place, thoughtfully provided us with a bottle of water in the fridge, and checked in (via message) a couple of times during our week there to see that all was well. All-in-all, a super experience in a unique apartment.