02/07/2015 - Great Trip
We found the location to be near perfect for walking to everything in Florence. Great neighborhood with the perfect coffee shop just below the apartment. Very clean and well kept. Highly recommend as a very good value for the money.
19/06/2015 - Lovely apartment very well located
Within a few metres of SM Novella this atmosphere apartment was a wonderful base for exploring both sides of the Arno and Firenze in general... A wide staircase takes the guest upwards to the front door on level 3 past other equally intriguing residences. Once inside the facilities are all there to make your stay pleasant and totally self sufficient or "lock and leave" if so desired. Just one downside for those of us not used to living in ancient cities...at night when the vehicle restrictions are removed the apartment was subject to a bit of road noise from the cobbled street below....
24/10/2014 - Perfect Location. Pleasant place to call home for 11 nights!
Our Belle Donne apartment was very close to the bus & train station, the Arno river, designer stores, Mercato Centrale (central market) & Duomo area. You can get to anywhere in historic Florence on foot from this apt. It was great to be close to the bus & train station since we did several tours and they all left & returned there. Lots of nice places to eat nearby. The apt suited our needs perfectly as there was a loft space with 2 twin beds above the living room where our daughter, who is studying in Florence, spent several nights when we had an early bus trip planned. A big plus about this apt is that there are two full baths! One has a tub/shower and the other a shower stall. The layout of the apt and furnishings has a classic Tuscan charm. There is a small under the counter refrigerator which is perfect for leftovers or items from the central market for evening aperitivo before dinner. There is a stovetop but no oven which wasn't an issue at all. It was nice to have a washing machine and if you want a dryer, the laundromat is one street away. The master bed is listed as a queen, but is actually more king size; all the better! The master bedroom has air conditioning that was nice to have. The rest of the apt doesn't have air, but it isn't needed with windows on several sides which keeps fresh air circulating throughout. The temperature was in the 60s at night and up to the mid 80s during the day in mid-October when we visited. Remember to bring ear plugs when staying in Florence as there are many scooters late at night and early in the morning that can be quite noisy. Lastly, this apt is listed as the second floor since the ground floor is considered zero. The stairs are wide and short in height so it is not a bad climb at all. Just know that it is two flights up. Beautiful building, apt & city! We would highly recommend this apartment.