The accommodation was excellent: light, bright, airy, clean, comfortable and spacious, with all the essential equipment for a self-catering holiday. The owner is lovely - kind, thoughtful and efficient. The towels were changed regularly, the bed was changed mid-stay, and the apartment was cleaned mid-stay. Empoli itself is a pleasant town in which to be based, and the apartment is five minutes' walk from the train and bus stations, from where you can travel easily, comfortably and cheaply to a wide variety of interesting and cultural places. It is the perfect base if you wish to visit Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Pisa, Vinci, Certaldo, etc.