Explore authentic and rustic villas in Florence, Italy.
You may think Italy is beautiful, but you haven’t seen anything until you’ve visited this city. From the comfort of our beautiful villas in Florence, Italy, you can enjoy an incredible vacation with every possible luxury you could dream of, close to the cobblestone streets and sloped red roofs of Firenze. The capital city of Tuscany, you can expect endless cultural and historical sites, awe-inspiring Renaissance architecture, preserved medieval landmarks, and quaint, charming streets no matter which direction you look. And when you want to explore a little further out of the city? Tuscany’s ethereal landscapes of rolling hills and sprawling vineyards awaits.
When you choose to stay in Florence, you can stay in one of our incredible, rustic villas that are nestled deep within the heart of the Tuscan countryside, complete with authentic interior designs, extensive gardens, and beautiful private pools. Or, alternatively you can choose one of our elegant Florence condos and stay at the heart of it all, only moments from Florence’s most popular attractions.
Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, is nestled deep within its heart. Located south from Milan and north from Rome, Florence is close to Siena, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa, some of our other popular Tuscany destinations.
We highly recommend a visit to the Accademia Gallery housing the famous David of Michelangelo, the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace, and Palazzo Vecchio.
In the summer months, there is nothing quite like a balmy evening in Florence. You can expect high temperatures and bright blue skies. Fall and spring are typically cooler, but still warm enough to wear t-shirts, and the winters are very mild, and snow is very rare.
Despite being a cultural hub, Florence is, surprisingly, well-known for having wonderful nightlife. There are plenty of clubs and bars dotted throughout the historical city, with opening hours that extend long into the early hours.
Florence is set deep within the Tuscan countryside, so if you’re hoping to visit a beach on your vacation, you will need to be prepared to make a trip elsewhere. For example, one of the best beaches in Tuscany, in Viareggio, is an hour and twenty minute drive away.
We recommend visiting Florence in the spring or fall months. This is because you can avoid the soaring temperatures and larger crowds present in the summer, and make the most of the beautiful weather before it gets a little chilly in the winter.
When it comes to popular European cities like Florence, threaded with quaint cobblestone streets, courtyards awash in the scent of blooming flowers, and hidden gems that offer the most impressive views of the Florence Duomo from your outdoor dining table, we highly recommend you take the time to discover unlikely restaurants hidden away in the twisting medieval streets. Often, these are the best restaurants in Florence offering authentic settings, and you are likely to find the most incredible Italian cuisine you’ll ever sample in your life. However, if you need some inspiration to get going with, we recommend the highly rated Gustarium, the Trattoria il Bargello, the SENZ’ALTRO Bistrot, and if you’re celebrating, the Michelin starred Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi.
Distance from Florence train station (SMN)
Time from Florence train station (SMN)
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
10 minute walk
15 minute walk
David of Michelangelo
13 minute walk
Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
20 minute walk
16 minute walk
23 minute drive
12 minute drive
16 minute walk
7 minute walk
Florence is the capital of Tuscany, one of our most popular destinations in Italy. Home to incredible Renaissance architecture and medieval streets, there is certainly no end to the activities and cultural sites for you to explore. Firstly, the Florence cathedral (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore) is synonymous with the beauty of the region, and is absolutely unmissable. Whether you go inside or simply stroll past to have a look, it is certain to awe and inspire. It’s a great idea to pay a visit to the famous David of Michelangelo statue, housed in the Accademia Gallery, take in the sight of the famous Ponte Vecchio (a famous medieval bridge), and take in the view of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo. When it comes to galleries and museums, pay a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, and The Uffizi.
One of the most famous rivers in Italy, the Arno River offers those needing a break from walking Florence's cobbled streets to see the city from a different perspective.
The red dome of Florence's mighty cathedral, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is instantly recognizable. A climb up the 460-odd steps to the top will take you to the highest point in Florence.
House in the Galleria dell'Accademia, Michelangelo's David statue is an absolute must-see in Florence. Painstakingly carved from a single block of marble, he is Florence's most famous resident.
Less crowded than the nearby Boboli Gardens, the Bardini is a green oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Florence, with beautiful views of the city and acres of blooming flowers.
To get the best view of Florence, you need to head a little way outside of the city to the Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can see all the domes and towers laid out before you.
One of the most famous art galleries in the world, the Uffizi Gallery is home to renowned works such as Botticelli's Birth Of Venus. Book tickets in advance to beat the queues, which can stretch for hours.
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It’s not just offering the world’s best villas that have guests returning time and time again to Top Villas. It’s also our exceptional customer service. When you book with us, you will gain access to a team of incredible Travel Planners, who will be with you every step of the way to ensure your vacation is everything you’re dreaming of. Whether you want decorations in your Florence villa for a special occasion, want help organizing your car hire, are looking for Florence wedding villas, or want to make use of a local private chef so you can get on with what really matters - spending time with your family - get in touch with our Travel Planners today to find out how you can make your Florence vacation perfect.
Tuscany is a land of rustic stone villas, nestled amongst rugged landscapes with views over rolling hills. But what if you want to stay closer to the action, to the center of Florence? Whether you would like a condo thanks to their incredible locations close to the sites and marvels of the city, like the easy access to the medieval cobblestone streets and quaint restaurants, or want the perfect-sized vacation rental for your small traveling group, our Florence condos are the perfect place to spend your getaway. Picture luxurious interiors with incredible views overlooking the sloping red tiles of Florence, or the tranquil Arno river.