Last May I was lucky enough to travel to Florence for three glorious weeks. Well, the first two were glorious, then my little girl got bronchitis and an ear infection and suddenly a really cool trip turned a little bit worrisome, the language barrier grew dramatically then. Still, we weathered the storm and learn a lot about Italian way of life, the rhythm and little cultural things.
I also stayed in an apartment off of the AirBnB website. That was lovely. We had a rather sizeable two bedroom apartment just across the street from the Coop, a big grocery store; several restaurants; a panifico, a bread store; a gelateria, ice cream; a park; a farmacia, pharmacy, and of course several café’s. And the apartment, while centrally located, was very quiet.