Maria Alessandra was very helpful before arrival, and also with her flexibility over check in and check out times. There was a slight complication trying to organise meeting for check in between me and Maria Alessandra's representative because we didn't share a language, but Maria Alessandra quickly called to offer assistance.
The location is very central in Porto Ercole, just a couple of minutes from the harbour, and many shops, restaurants, and bars. Although there is no allocated parking we easily parked on free public roads within a couple of hundred metres of the block for 3 days.
The apartment itself is very true to both the pictures and the description.
The decor and fixtures are quite old fashioned, and though most things seemed to work well we did have a couple of issues.
There was a smell of gas throughout the apartment for our whole stay. At first we thought it was leftover gas from where we were shown how to operate the canister which feeds the stove - however after checking with our host it turned out that it's because the canister was old and would soon need replacing. As a known pre-existing problem it would've been better if this were sorted before our arrival as we did find it disconcerting.
The ceiling fan in the bedroom also made a rattling noise when turned above a low speed. Because there is no air conditioning and we didn't want to turn the fan on too high because of the noise, we found the master bedroom uncomfortably hot at night.
The church whose bells toll the start of the working day, lunchtime, and the end of siesta is right opposite the block, however the short amount of time they do ring for didn't bother us. The church square is a focal point for local residents though, and later on in the evening around 10/11 it can still be quite lively.