Holiday Homes in Florence
Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, is the capital of the Tuscany region. Full of artistic flair and history, Florence is one of the most famous art cities in the world. Explore this world renowned city by booking a self-catering holiday home in Florence.
Stay in Florence: Art and History
A UNESCO world heritage site, the city was once the stronghold of the Medici family. Visit the many museums, churches and palaces throughout the town at your leisure. It is possible to rent a holiday property close to the centre so you have easy access to all the sights.
The city of Florence was founded in 59BC, during Roman times. Through the centuries, the town suffered many political upheavals with many different families fighting for control. Between 1865 and 1870, the town was even the capital of Italy. The first European academies were established in Florence. By renting an apartment in Florence, you can also enjoy an important commercial centre where, as well as tourism, there are highly specialized and traditional businesses such as leather production and many shops with local craft products and those typical of the region. Your holiday property in Florence is the ideal base for enjoying this historical city.
Make the most of your holiday rental in Florence and explore the many monuments on offer. The town oozes a rich and diverse heritage. In Florence, there are many bridges, notably the Ponte Vecchio which symbolizes Florence and has many boutiques along it , especially jewellery shops. This bridge was built by the Medici family, from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Pitti palace, so that no dangerous roads had to be negotiated! The city was also one of the few that was not destroyed by the Second World War bombings. The churches are also notable monuments in Florence with the Duomo de Florence being the 4th largest church in Europe.
Check out all our holiday properties in Italy for an exceptional stay. The town of Venice is wonderful for couples. For lovers of history, why not book a holiday apartment in Rome.