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Guest: Giovanni & Maria (East Norwich, New York, USA)
Date of Stay: 09/01/10 Review Submitted: 10/14/10

My wife and I spent three wonderful weeks at Claudia's apartment, Borgo Pinti 2. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by Martina. The apartment was spotless. Shortly thereafter, Serena came and explained everything we needed to know. She also was very helpful and assisted with the Wi-Fi connection for my laptop. The location of the apartment is perfect, a residential street among locals. There is an outdoor market a short distance from the apartment as well as two good restaurants. Within ten minutes you are at the center of Florence and all its many treasures, such as , il Duomo, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vechio, Santa Maria Novella and the train station. While we were there, we took day trips by train or autobus to Lucca, Viareggio, Siena, Arezzo, Fiesole, Livorno and Panzano in the wine country. All these towns can be reached by train in about an hour and ten minutes. No need for a car. Claudia was most gracious and cordial. She was always available and concerned that we were comfortable and had everything that we needed. I would highly recommend this apartment and we hope to return again soon.

Owner response:Thank you John, thank you Maria for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure to meet you. Friendly Claudia

Charming and comfortable

Guest: gail (Illinois)
Date of Stay: 06/23/10 Review Submitted: 07/05/10

We recently travelled to Florence and stayed at Pinti 2 during a very warm June. The description and pictures of the apartment were very accurate and AC was excellent. The location was excellent. The owner arranged for the cleaners to be there when we arrived from Rome so we could leave our luggage after a long 24 hours of travel. We were so happy to find a clean, well stocked apartment with many of the necessities there for our immediate use. The apartment was so comfortable for the 5 of us and we enjoyed the balcony for morning coffee and and an afternoon respite from the heat of the day. From the first emails, Claudia made me feel as though I was dealing with a friend and not a rental agency. She promptly answered any questions and went out of her way to work with our travel plans. I would strongly recommend staying here. She made our stay in Florence outstanding.

Owner response:Dear Gail, thank you very much indeed for your wonderful comment. It is always a pleasure to have guests like you. Pinti 1 amd Pinti 2 are a small business for me, but first of all, they give me the opportunity to meet wonderful people. Best regards and thank you again Claudia

Life is not about the breaths we take...but about the breathtaking moments!

Guest: Cheryl and Colin (Monroe, GA USA)
Date of Stay: 05/31/10 Review Submitted: 06/11/10

Claudia, your natural gift for hospitality is a treasure and a benefit to anyone who rents your home as their home for holiday! Our correspondence from the beginning always felt like a friendship more than a business transaction and that continued right up until the last day we were in Florence. I can't begin to thank you for the help you gave me while I was planning! The apartment was spacious, beautifully decorated and just a comfortable place to be as we reflected upon the day's adventures and planned the evening's events. The description and photos you provide is 100% accurate. How refreshing! We found the location to be convenient, yet far enough away to be out of the hustle and bustle when we wanted to be. As you know, we were traveling as a graduation gift for our God Daughter, Holly. When a teenager tells you it is a wonderful place, you know you have done well! I am so pleased to say that not only the apartment, but meeting you, Claudia, will be on of those breathtaking moments that will stay with me all of my days. My best to you as you continue to share your many gifts with others. I will recommend you to many friends and hope that I will return to see you one day! Best Regards, Cheryl, Colin, Pam and Holly Monroe, GA USA

Owner response:Dear Cheryl, thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure for me to meet you all and I only regret, that we could not spend some more time together. I hope we can stay sometimes in touch and that I can meet you once more in the next future You know that you have a friend somewhere. in the world. Love Claudia P.S: My dog Camilla gave the birth to 7 puppies this night They are wonderful!!!!

A month in Florence...

Guest: Marta T (Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan USA)
Date of Stay: 05/01/10 Review Submitted: 06/15/10

I spent the month of May 2010 in Claudia's wonderfully equipted and luxuriously appointed apartment. With its spacious size, I was able to have several friends and relatives come and visit, without feeling cramped or crowded. The balcony was a lovely place to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine, while checking my emails. Claudia was ever so helpful in making sure we had everything we needed, even fixing the wireless so my daughters could keep up with their college work! Because the apartment is located in a "courtyard", it was very peaceful and quiet, with only the glorious sounds of the church bells. The location was perfect-between the Accademia and Santa Croce, with a detour to the Duomo on the way. The apartment was far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists at the Duomo and Uffizi to be quiet and restful, yet close enough to be only a few blocks walk to all the major sites in Florence. There is nothing so spectacular as walking a few cobblestone blocks, turning to the right and having the Duomo rising next to you. Breathtaking! There are over 50 steps to the apartment-which may be a consideration for some-but I am in chemotherapy and I was able to handle it! Once the luggage went up-it stayed up! I have stayed in Florence 6 times, and Claudia's apartment was one of the nicest- WiFi, washing machine, balcony, dishwasher-and a great shower. Also, the screens turned out to be very helpful in keeping the bugs out after a rainy spring. The apartment was well equipted for a short visit or a long stay. I'm aready thinking about my return! Thanks Claudia for a wonderful break from the "real" world. Marta, Caitlin, Amelia and Hayley from Michigan

Owner response:Thank you Marta for your kind and beautiful review. It was really a pleasure to meet you, your daughters and I hope to meet you once again in the future Take care Claudia

Guest: Phyllis Boozer (Wilton, CT, USA)

Date of Stay: 01/21/10 Review Submitted: 01/21/10

3 friends and I spent a week between Christmas and New Years in the Pinti 2 apartment. It was outstanding, great location, beautiful furnishings, Serena was responsive to all our requests (even a 5:30 am pickup for the airport). After staying here, I will look for apartments through vrbo wherever I travel. You won't be disappointed.

Guest: Vicki Jayes (Buffalo, New York USA)

Date of Stay: 09/27/09 Review Submitted: 09/27/09

My friends and I had a wonderful short stay in this apartment. It was perfect in every way. It is within walking distance to all the sites. We highly recommend the Accadi Trattoria across the street for dinner, just steps from the apartment. You do have to walk up a few flights of stairs to get to the apartment, but it is worth the climb. Serena was extremely helpful to us with directions and any other questions we had. Unfortunately we did not meet Claudia, but she is a wonderful hostess, very accommodating. This apartment is very lovely and you can see well taken care of. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone traveling to Florence, and hope to one day come back and stay longer.

Owner response:Dear Vicki, thank you for your kind comment. I do hope to meet you in the next future and wish you and your friends all the best. Regards Claudia

Guest: Katharina2 (Winterthur/Switzerland)
Date of Stay: 04/20/09 Review Submitted: 04/19/09

We passed a wonderful week in Florence. Our hearts are full of impressions of this wonderful city. We walked kilometers and saw a lot of beautiful things: we visited some museums, we saw exibithions and markets, we saw the burning colombina at the duomo on easter .... Claudias appartement was just perfect for our family. Its really in the heart of the city. Its quiet and on a large scale; everyone of us felt at home. We liked the kitchen where we sit together to discuss our programs, we liked the little balcony, the kids liked their own tv. Thank you, Claudia!

Guest: marisa eschen (puerto vallarta mexico)
Date of Stay: 12/02/08 Review Submitted: 12/02/08

My family stayed in both of Claudias apartments last September, and these apartments set the standard for ever for us. They are in a perfect location, walking distance to anywhere you want to go in the central Florence, full of light and I cannot think of one detail overlooked in decoration or equipment. Claudia and Serina, the manager, are quick to respond and a phone call away for any help or questions you may need. The apartments are across from each other on the 3rd floor walk up,top floor, of a well maintained building, across from a charming tratoria, a quick 5 minutes from the duomo walking. There is a real grocery store around the corner, the market san ambrocio is less than 5 minutes walking, the arno and ponte vechio 7 minutes walking etc, etc, etc. I wouldn´t even look for another place to stay in Florence. Everything about these apartments is perfect.

Borgo Pinti Apartment

Guest: nick (usa)
Date of Stay: 09/15/95 Review Submitted: 12/19/10

My wife and mother-in-law and I thoroughly enjoyed this accommodation! It is conveniently located near great restaurants and a handy supermarket, not to mention the Duomo and museums. I hardily recommend this apartment.

Owner response:Dear Nick, thank you for your kind and beautiful review. I hope you all are fine. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful, Beautiful, Happy New Year All the best Claudia.



Borgo Pinti is a small, quiet street, in the part where the traffic is restricted. It is located in the heart of Florence and at the same time, it is not one of the noisy streets full of tourists.....




We had a fantastic time in Florence, which was made even better with this beautiful and well located apartment!

Where are we?


The two delightful flats are just a few steps from Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, and other famous sights and monuments of the city. Shops and restaurants and markets are very close to the Relais.