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Destination guide

Romance in Florence holiday lettings

Florence is a place to be wowed. In the centre, cobbled streets weave and wind past a handsome Duomo of ivory-hued marble and vaulted towers. The colourful Ponte Vecchio arches over the snaking Arno river. Tiny piazzas are packed with coffee shops and ice-cream stands. Every turn of every corner promises something to take the breath away – Michelangelo's David here, the world-famous Uffizi Gallery there. Florence holiday rentals can be charming city flats or deluxe villas with pools and views up in the rising Tuscan hills. Take your pick.

History

Historic sites near Florence holiday homes

History buffs will love the array of heritage sites and museums in Florence. Holiday rentals are available near places like Museo Galileo, a museum with science artefacts from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, located in a 14th-century granary with religious paintings and a marble shrine to the Madonna. You could also explore Belvedere, a 16th-century fortress on a hilltop with sweeping views of the coast and art exhibitions.

Things to do

Attractions near your holiday rental in Florence

Giving even Rome a run for its money on the museum front, Florence offers everything from Renaissance wonders to scientific curiosities in its exhibitions. The Uffizi should always be top of the list. Queues will snake around the block in the summer, with people eager to catch a glimpse of da Vinci's Adoration of the Magi or Botticelli's The Birth of Venus – and that's naming just 2. The nearby Museum of the History of Science offers something different with its early electrical generators and telescopes, while the Galleria dell'Accademia is home to the iconic statue of David by Michelangelo.

Activities

Things to do near Florence holiday homes

You'll instantly see why Florence is a UNESCO site. Its medieval-come-Renaissance heart is a web of lanes and arches, tight-knit piazzas and alleys of cobblestone, all converging on great squares where churches, famous sculptures and babbling fountains erupt from the marble. Get lost there. It's a real joy. Street tours and guided walks are available to help you make sense of all the heritage you'll pass along the way. And there's no shortage of authentic Italian trattorias and cafes to settle in when lunchtime swings around – a Tuscan pappa al pomodoro soup, perhaps?

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Florence holiday homes

Relaxation is easy to come by between the Mediterranean cypress trees and Tuscan hills in the summer. There are plenty of Florence holiday rentals with pools close to the city that can offer peace and quiet away from the bustling city – just be sure to visit between June and August for the hottest temperatures and most sun. If you're coming solely for a city break and a glimpse at the iconic artworks and Duomo, then any time of year is fine. Winter, from November to March, can be frosty and cold, while spring and autumn are great for dodging the crowds.

Natural features

Views of rivers and hills in Florence

It might not seem like it as you wander the cobbled streets of the centre, but Florence isn't short of parks. Hike the steep roads up to the Boboli Gardens and sweeping views of the Arno valley and the town will unfold before you. Once you've admired the panorama, you can wander through the topiary and bee-buzzing flower beds to escape for a moment. Alternatively, you could simply look for a Florence holiday rental in the nearby Tuscan hills. They rise to meet the Apennine mountains in the east, or roll down to the vineyards of Chianti, all dotted with cypress rows and rustic farms.

How to get there

How to get to and around Florence

Fly into Florence (FLR-Peretola), the closest airport, located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Florence Santa Maria Novella Station, Stazione Porta al Prado, Florence, Italy and Florence Campo Di Marte Station are the main stations that serve the city. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Florence-Cascine Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat in Florence holiday homes

Florence is an ideal location for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes are available near romantic locations like Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone bridge over the river with Roman origins and an array of jewellery shops, and Pitti Palace, a gallery within a renaissance palace with work from the European masters. You could also see David, the world-famous renaissance statue depicting the biblical character.

Can I find a vacation rental around Florence?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,583 vacation rentals near Florence. From 482 villas to 3,048 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Florence for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Florence?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florence:

  • Santo Spirito: 1,015 vacation rentals
  • San Giovanni: 1,245 vacation rentals
  • Sant' Ambrogio: 1,995 vacation rentals
  • Santa Croce: 1,244 vacation rentals
  • Duomo: 1,862 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Florence?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Florence. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Basilica of Santa Croce: 1,548 vacation rentals
  • Piazza San Firenze: 7,141 vacation rentals
  • Florence (ZMS-Santa Maria Novella Train Station): 7,077 vacation rentals
  • Accademia Italiana: 7,155 vacation rentals
  • Piazza del Duomo: 7,055 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Florence listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Florence?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 482 Villas in Florence. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Florence include:

  • Flats: 3,048 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,096 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Florence?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,512 vacation rentals with pool available in Florence. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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