Florence villas Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes for rent in Florence

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.

Top attractions
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 villas in Florence

There are plenty of options when choosing your self-carering accommodation in Florence from excellent villas on the ouskirts, often with private swimming pools, or apartments 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.

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Other activities

  • Climb the 463 steps to the top of the Duomo for magnificent views all around Florence
  • Wander around the Mercato Centrale for food shopping - full of local produce especially truffles
  • Piazza San Lorenzo is home to the famous leather market - numerous streets flanked by stalls selling every item imaginable item of clothing made from leather

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 onto 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.