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Make a holiday apartment in Florence your home away from home

Florence is the vibrant architectural and cultural capital of Tuscany with museums, palaces and churches that are filled with some of the world’s greatest paintings and sculptures. Florence’s central landmark is the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s revolutionary dome that dominates the Florentine skyline. The Tuscan city is situated alongside the banks of the River Arno among a verdant countryside of olive groves and vineyards.

HomeAway has secured a large selection of holiday apartments in Florence that benefit from close proximity and connection to all of the city’s major sites. These superbly furnished apartments can accommodate all party sizes, from couples and small families to groups of 10-12 people. Florence holiday rentals are also available that can cater to large groups of people. Those who want to be surrounded by the countryside just outside of the compact city might want to look at Tuscany holiday rentals in the Florentine Hills.

Things to do

-Museums: The Uffizi Art Gallery houses works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, and Michelangelo’s David is the star attraction at the Accademia. Florence’s Archaeological museum focuses on Etruscan and Roman remains with collections that were started by the powerful Medici family.

-Shopping: Florence is a hub for the leather industry and handmade shoes, belts and clothes can be brought from studios, boutiques and market stalls. The shops along the length of the Ponte Vecchio or Old Bridge feature a smattering of art dealers as well as the city’s famous goldsmiths.

-Food and drink: Traditional Tuscan flavours permeate the city’s thriving food and wine culture. Local produce abounds with many cheeses, salamis and fresh fruits and vegetables. In the wine cellars around the city, visitors with holiday apartments in Florence can buy fine wines and extra-virgin olive oils to take home. Florence also boasts a cosmopolitan dining scene with many fine international restaurants.

-Arts and entertainment: Night owls are spoilt for choice with jazz clubs and night spots spinning the latest electronic music tunes. The city where modern opera was created doesn’t have its own opera house but the art form can be enjoyed at concerts in some of Florence’s historic churches and palaces.

Weather in Florence

Situated inland in the north of Italy, Florence has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. The hot summers reach a peak temperature of 31ºC in July and August and the winters are cold and damp. January temperatures range between a low of 1ºC and a high of 10ºC. Tourists who stay in Florence holiday homes during the spring will enjoy daytime temperatures of between 14ºC and 19ºC.

Travel to Florence

Florence has its own international airport with numerous daily flights to other European destinations. Nearby, Pisa’s Galileo Galilei Airport has direct flights to major US cities. Florence is one of Italy's major railway hubs and has good connections with the rest of the country. The city itself is quite small and the sights are within easy walking distance of each other.


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                                                                                                      Wonderful short stay

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                                                                                                      I stayed in Irene's beautiful apartment for 2 days with my daughter and we absolutely loved it. The apartment was larger than the photos show, it was beautifully furnished, clean and full of light with the most amazing views and perfect location. My daughter is planning to study in Florence and I hope to visit her on my own and with the rest of the family and we will only stay in Irene's apartment. It felt like home from the moment we walked in and Irene was fantastic, warm and helpful in every respect. Having 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a very spacious living room makes it an ideal place for a bigger group. We were thoughtfully left with breakfast supply and felt well looked after. If we absolutely have to look for something not perfect with this place then it is little noise at night(hugely helped by the noise proof windows) and the 4th floor without an elevator(helpful after big meals and ice cream from Grom on the same street), the rest can't be faulted. I would highly recommend Irene's place and if you are lucky enough that her place is available when you plan your trip grab it or even change the dates to fit her availability, I think it is worth planning the trip to stay here, at least for us staying here definitely made our trip special.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Great apartment in a fabulous location

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                                                                                                      My wife and I came to Florence for a few days over St Valentines day. The apartment did not disappoint and was located close to the railway station and river with the Ponte Vecchio and Effizi within a few minutes walk along the river. We had a lovely stay. The apartment was perfect and contained anything we needed. Even though we were late arriving the lady who checked us in could not have been more helpful or welcoming. There is a bakery downstairs and grocery shops, cash machine and wine shops all within a few yards of the front door. Although we relied on the vast array of superb restaurants and bars for most or our catering needs! I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. We had a fantastic time.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!

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                                                                                                      Ottimo, un salto (in senso figurato) e sei sulla cupola del Duomo. Non abbiamo potuto sfruttare al meglio le due terrazze, era il periodo più freddo dell'anno, ma nonostante ciò, facendo capolino, non abbiamo rinunciato alla vista mozzafiato. L'appartamento è ben pulito, tenuto bene e attrezzatissimo. Costantemente riscaldato non abbiamo sofferto il freddo in nessun giorno della nostra permanenza. Le scale? Salire le scale fa bene alla salute e quindi abbiamo unito l'utile al salutare. Grazie ai preziosi consigli del signor Giovanni siamo riusciti a sopperire ad ogni nostra piccola defaillance. Sicuramente, quando torneremo a Firenze, fisseremo le date del nostro soggiorno in base alla disponibilità dell'appartamento. Grazie ancora signor Giovanni e, sicuramente, a presto.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017