I've been working on a bit of a special project lately and found myself in need of an apartment for a single day -- not to actually sleep in, but for photography and video purposes. Florence has no shortage of amazing apartments, but finding one that was available for one day and that had the "look" that I needed was a bit of a tall order.
Thankfully, I found Windows on Italy, a holiday rental company that not only rents apartments here in Florence, but all over Italy. In fact, I confess to checking out rentals on the Amalfi Coast and the Lake Region (clearly someone is dreaming about an August vacay). Back to Florence, I found an apartment that looked great in the photos, is furnished beautifully and had amazing natural light -- which was a big reason why I couldn't work on this project at home...our place is a bit of a cave.
Full disclaimer: they gave me the apartment for the day (minus a cleaning fee that I paid) in exchange for this review, but I'm telling you the honest truth when I say how nice it was to work with them. Even when I was initially inquiring I was impressed with how quickly they responded via email. Anyone that's planned a trip to Italy or tried to reserve things from abroad knows how difficult it can be to get prompt email service, so this was huge! Also, the staff speaks great English.
I found the apartment's photography very true to what was actually there. If you've ever rented a place you know that this is not always the case. Somehow, apartments always look better online. I think the high-end nature of most of the Windows on Italy apartments is the reason you actually get what you see. I also love that their descriptions of each apartment are so detailed. They do a great job of capturing the personality and unique character of each place.
I may have spent extra time on the site collecting ideas for how to furnish a potential new apartment (no news now...maybe soon) and found these great rooms that really got me dreaming. You can click any of the photos to see the entire apartment:
Long story short, I would highly recommend Windows on Italy to any of my readers that are planning a trip to Italy and are looking for great rentals from a great company, Windows on Italy.