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Make a holiday villa in Florence Area your home away from home

Florence is the pride of Italy’s Tuscany region and entices tourists with its treasure trove of cultural attractions and culinary delights. This city is undoubtedly one of the most significant on the Italian art scene, being the place where Michelangelo weaved his magic and where he was laid to rest. Stunning landmarks pop out from behind every corner, inviting tourists to dream of another time, while seasoned tenors and sopranos fill opera halls with enchanting melodies. Florence Area villas put such wonders within holidaymakers’ reach. Most people on touring this part of Italy will stay in a terraced apartment in the centre of the city, giving them a unique vantage point from which to savour Florence’s attractions. Visitors can also choose to spend their nights in Tuscan villas constructed in traditional fashion or in medieval castles with amazing views. A number of these Florence Area holiday rentals come with private pools among other features.

Things to do

-Museums: The Statue of David, one of artist extraordinaire Michelangelo’s most audacious pieces, stands in the Accademia Gallery. A massive marble impression of the biblical David, it's a piece everyone with any respect for art will give an arm and a leg to see. Luckily, visitors don’t have to go to such lengths to see this historic sculpture; but they do need to book their visit well in advance so as not to be crowded out. Also in this gallery are other interesting pieces such as the Rape of the Sabines and Slaves. Florence is also home to one of the world’s most renowned fine art galleries, the Galleria degli Uffizi. It will overwhelm visitors with its impressive collection of Renaissance artworks. Visitors are again advised to buy tickets well in advance as queues are usually very long.

-Historic architecture: As they perambulate the city’s streets, residents of Florence Area holiday rentals will come across the famous Giotto Tower in all its multiple-windowed glory. To get to the top of this structure, tourists will have to climb more than 400 steps; it may not be the ideal activity for a summer afternoon! But for those who do scale the steps, unbelievable panoramas of Florence and the hills beyond await. Next to the tower is a beautiful cathedral, Duomo di Firenze, one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. The 11th-century Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, however, is reputed to have an even more dazzling interior than the duomo.

-Activities: Other than sampling Tuscan specialities, holidaymakers can learn how to do it the way the Italians do by undertaking cooking classes. They can come away from Florence with age-old cooking secrets that will spice up their self-catering holiday rentals, as well as their kitchens at home. Those looking to catch the artist bug can do so with the help of classes in this romantic city, starting with photography training to help them capture Florence’s bountiful sites.

-Shopping: Being in the home of art, there are several places holidaymakers can find artistic souvenirs to carry back home. At Le Pietre Nell’Arte, visitors will be able to buy stone masterpieces and even watch as the artists patiently craft them. Of course, visitors can buy items of apparel and accessories by Gucci and other popular Italian brands here, too, as well as discover lesser-known brands if they so wish.

Weather in Florence Area

With a melange of Mediterranean and humid subtropical weather patterns, Florence tends to experience extreme heat in summer while winters can see temperatures drop slightly below freezing. During the typical summer months Florence is hot and clammy, so those booking Florence Area holiday homes may want to do so a bit earlier. Visiting between April and May is not a bad idea as temperatures will be in the twenties but won’t be uncomfortably hot.

Travel to Florence Area

Visitors travelling from London, Brussels, Munich and other major European towns can take a direct flight to Amerigo Vespucci International Airport, one of Tuscany’s two main international gateways. The other is Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa. Most low-cost airlines have flights only to the latter airport thus visitors may want to opt to enter through there. The Pisa airport also has good bus and train links to the city.


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                                                                                                  Amazing apartment in a brilliant location

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                                                                                                  My friends and I have just spent 4 fantastic nights in this amazing apartment. It is in brilliant location as it is close to the Ponte Vecchio and Old Town but on the opposite side of the river so not right in the thick of things. There are excellent restaurants, cafes and bars very close by and a very good supermarket within 5 mins walk. The apartment is beautiful. Full of rustic charm but very tastefully decorated and very well equipped with all the white goods as well as comfortably beds and sofa etc. We so enjoyed having the opportunity to relax in the lounge area after a hard day sight-seeing. The owner (Ilker) was charming and so helpful. He gave such good advise on the local area, restaurants etc. and even organised a taxi to the airport for us. Thank you so much Ilker. I would recommend this apartment to anyone who is on a city break to Florence. For us (4 friends) it was much better than staying in a hotel as we were able to relax and do own thing whilst being close to everythjng. We had a fantastic time. Just one thing to bear in mind - the steps to the apartment are narrow and there is no lift so if you have mobility problmes it might be an issue. However if you can walk upstairs normally it is the best place to stay and very safe. We had no hesitation about being out at night.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  Peaceful Tuscan retreat

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                                                                                                  The property was a well presented and well equiped apartment, with a beautiful view over the Tuscan countryside. The shared inifinity pool was very attractive and suitable for all abilities of swimmer. There was plenty of seating around the pool to enjoy the scenery.The recycling arrangements are a bit complicated but it is good to know they take it seriously. The mosquitoes restricted our evenings on the terrace, however. We were lucky that there was no one in the apartment next to us whilst we were there as the outside seating areas were right next to each other. We left some information on local supermarkets as there was no obvious information available in the apartment other than some leaflets and maps of things to see by previous occupants. We did thoroughly enjoy the holiday and had a very relaxing time exploring the local area.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                  Great location, fantastic view!

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                                                                                                  We had a fantastic stay at this apartment in Florence. The view from the roof terrace was amazing and the location was perfect, very central so we were able to walk to everything. The apartment itself was very clean and modern inside; there are a number of steps (around 75) to get to the apartment, but our children managed fine with this and it was worth it for the wonderful view of the Duomo from the top!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016