Irene was a generous and gracious host, meeting us early because of how our travel plans worked out. The apartment was tastefully appointed and comfortable. We loved the kitchen and enjoyed shopping the markets and preparing 'Tuscan meals', as well as exploring small trattorias, dellies, cafés, and bakeries in the neighborhood. It was indeed, quiet, although across the street from the fabulous Teatro Pergola with a fabulous stream of concerts and other events, daily. We attended a fantastic piano quintet concert. And yes, the apartment is in the 'center' and we wore our shoes out (the weather was charmingly cooperative as well). Irene and Silent Charme deserve five stars.