Wonderful stay, wonderful flat! Grazzie mille Martina and Paola!
We really enjoyed our experience in Martina's flat. Her mother Paola was a great host and a very kind woman. She gave us good recommandations about nice villages to visit in Tuscany. We also followed her wise recommandations about a supermarket to shop by and enjoyed delicious meals in the flat with good and fresh food!
The flat is conveniently located close to Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi gallery (5-10 min walking) and you can admire the river from the balcony (watching on the left side though because the building is in front of a pharmacy). It is first floor without elevator but I think it wasn't a problem for us, even with big luggage.The flat itself is very cosy and charming. We all liked the beautiful ceilling and the tasteful decoration. Paola had put fresh flowers on the table that made us feel really welcomed when we arrived, as did the good scents in the flat (the air fragrances in the flat were soft and very pleasant. I wish I could find the same to take it back home!) The wifi worked well and fast.
My 60years-old parents and I really liked the experience and wish to come back. Though, I would recommend this flat mostly for couples and not for three or more people. Indeed, the comfortable bedroom is on the back of the flat and so silent that it will help you to relax after a long day of visiting the city. The cosy doublebed is also lovely. On the contrary, the living room is on street side and above a bus station and in front of a small bar. To me, this was a bit disappointing as you can not stay in the balcony to enjoy a glass because of the noise, the traffic and pollution but it seems that some people did so anyway, according to previous remarks on the guest book. The noise will not bother you during the day but can prevent you from sleeping at night. But if you wear good earplugs as I did, it is ok. The sofa was good for me but I am not sure I would recommend it for more than 1 or 2 nights or for elder people.
My second note is about the electricity installation. Be careful not to use the pluggs in the living room with a device with high electricity consumption. My airdryer caused the fuses to blow. Fortunately, we could fix it alone but we had quite a small fear.
Despite this, we had such a great time that I highly recommend the flat and I hope to come back next time with my boyfriend only, to enjoy the lovely bedroom :) . Good luck to Martina and Paola, I wish you great success with airbnb!