Florence City Breaks Self Catering Holiday Rentals - Villas, Apartments & Holiday Homes For Rent
Florence, on the banks of the River Arno that flows under the famous Ponte Vecchi, is literally one giant art gallery! With famous painters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Dante all hosting works of art here, Florence is a treasure chest with so many gallaeries to visit.
Everywhere you go in Florence, there is a stark reminder of the power of the Medici family which ruled the city for several centuries - with their lavish palaces, they commisioned many of the works of art you can see today in galleries.
Apart from sight seeing, Florence has a very lively nightlife with many cafes, bars and restaurants hugging the sides of the piazzs, often to the sound of live music.
|Il Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore|
|Galleria degli Uffizi|
|Piazza della Signoria|
|The Palazzo Vechio museum and tower|
|The Ponte Vecchio, built in 1345|
|Pitti Palace and beautiful Boboli gardens|
|Galleria dell' Academia|
Featured Florence holiday rentals
There are plenty of options when choosing where to stay in Florence from excellent hotels to suit all budgets to private holiday rentals - villas on the ouskirts or apartments to rent in the city centre.
Getting around Florence is similar to Rome - best done on foot. Most of the historical centre is pedestrianised and its good fun wandering around the old streets finding your way.
Twin centre holidays
If you are taking a city break in Florence, which can be exhausting with all the sight seeing, a train up to Milan and then the Italian lake district may be the tonic - relaxing within some of the most spectacular scenery in Italy all around you.
Our view on Florence
One of the most cultural and artistic cities in the world, Florence takes some beating with almost too much to see and do in one visit. A great city break destination any time of year.