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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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                                                                                                    My heart belongs to Florence

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                                                                                                    Loved it, loved it, loved it- everything from the faded grandeur of the pallazo which housed the apartment, to the frenetic buzz of a city which is becoming a bit of an old friend. The apartment was well-equipped and close to all attractions and amenities. We were wounded by the effects of Brexit and the subsequent exchange rate but nothing could deter us from immersing ourselves in a city and country which we will visit again and again. God bless you Italy and our heart goes out to you The property was as described and there were several wonderful restaurants in and around via ghibellina
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-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

                                                                                                    A wonderful apartment and location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed here for 8 nights and found it to be a perfect location from which to see Florence. We were delighted with the location and the views from the balconies where we could sit in the evening and enjoy the spectacular view of the Duomo and bell tower. The air conditioning was very effective and kept the apartment cool and pleasant (often very welcome after a walk up the stairs on a hot summers day) and was also very quiet so it could even run overnight without disturbing your sleep. The place was very clean and was equipped with pretty much everything we could wish for. It was extremely nice to have an apartment which is provided with some of the basics (things like coffee, sugar, salt, oil etc) including things such as washing powder, dishwasher detergent, liquid soap. Giovanni even provided a mobile phone for use in Italy if required. The shower was particularly fine and came with a view of San Lorenzo. Overall I would wholly recommend this place to anyone and we will certainly aim to return here should we ever be in Florence again. Giovanni himself was a splendid host who gave good recommendations of local restaurants and shops. Despite being in the heart of a bustling city the apartment was quiet. Avoid buying ice cream from the place next door to the entrance (they charged me 7 Euros for a small ice cream and I saw others being similarly treated).
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016