"After spending the month of September, 2014, in the Olivia apartment, we decided that the more apt name would be "Olivia Perfect." It did not take long for us to feel at home in this charming apartment, especially after being greeted by the welcoming and friendly owner, Angela, whose children were there to lug our large suitcases up the five flights of stairs for us. Angela not only gave us a thorough tour of the apartment upon our arrival, but also provided us with a welcome basket, which included spaghetti and sauce to fix for dinner, cookies, coffee, bread, jam, and juice for breakfast the next day, and a bottle of Chianti to boot! This was very thoughtful and most appreciated after our overnight flight.
Over the course of our 28 nights in the "Olivia Perfect," we came to fully appreciate its many amenities and Angela's lovely taste, including the well-equipped kitchen (with both American and Italian coffee makers, I might add), lovely decor with pictures and paintings of Florence, embroidered sheets, comfortable sofa for reading and relaxing, air conditioning, washer AND dryer, and the ultimate feature--TWO bathrooms--one for each of us! Not only were we delighted by the interior of the apartment, but the location proved to be ideal for us. The Ponte Vecchio was a five minute walk and the furthest tourist sight only 30 minutes away on foot. We were very pleased that we chose the Oltrarno area, which, at the end of the day, provided a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the Florence city center.
We cannot thank Angela enough for providing such a cozy and comfortable place, and to Pat of Italy Perfect for making it all happen. They thought of everything! The "Olivia Perfect" was such a perfect fit for the two of us that, not long after returning home, we decided to go back to Florence and stay for a month again next year. We have recently booked our stay at the Olivia, where we are sure we will fall in love with Florence all over again."
Guest: Pete & Cele
Date of Stay: September 2014
Review Submitted: November 5, 2014