Thought I'd share a few details of the place we stayed at in Florence, on a quiet street right behind Piazza Santa Croce ( Lolly apt via Trip Advisor; great place to stay)  This was the ceiling view in both the living room and bedroom.

The master bedroom had those great chairs recovered in a faux alligator with nail heads.

Lovely brass hardware on the terrace door and windows.

The apt has two bathrooms, this is the master.  Loved how they dressed up the plain tile with these colorful insets.

My favorite part of Florence was over the river in the neighborhood and hills leading up to the Piazzele Michelangelo.

Window talking