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Accommodation in Florence - Travel Guide

Where to stay in Florence

When deciding on accommodations in Florence, holiday apartments are a fantastic alternative to expensive hotels. HouseTrip has a range of excellent holiday apartments and villas in Florence, many of which are ideally located in the historic centre. If you opt for an apartment outside of the centre, rest assured that the public transport makes it easy to get from your apartment to the downtown area or any other part of this beautiful Italian city. Choosing a private holiday apartment in Florence means you will save money and simultaneously experience life as the Florentines do. What's more, we make booking your holiday apartment in Florence easy-you can book a holiday apartment in Florence that is perfectly suited to your needs in as little as six clicks.

When to go to Florence

Florence is lovely at any time of year, though it is most popular with tourists over Easter and in spring, autumn and summer. July and August are the hottest months in Florence, while June and September are mild and great times to explore the city. No matter what time of year you choose to book your holiday apartment in Florence, there are a myriad of interesting sites to visit. However, given the popularity of the city amongst tourists, those who prefer to visit a city when fewer tourists are around should opt to book a holiday apartment in Florence during the wintertime, when the throngs of tourists are not as large.

Getting to and around Florence

Although Florence has its own airport, most flights arrive into Pisa's Galileo Galilei airport, located 80 minutes by train from Florence. The train is also the best option if you are traveling to your holiday apartment in Florence from other parts of Italy. The city's main train station, Stazione di Santa Maria Novella (or Firenze SMN) is connected to Milan, Venice, Rome and Bologna. Once you arrive, drop your luggage off at your Florence holiday apartment and take a stroll around this historic city-most of the main attractions are within walking distance of each other. Other local transport options include taxis, buses and cycling. If in Florence for a few days, a 72-hour Firenze Card permits free use of all public transport plus access to a range of museums.

Discover Florence

Florence is a city replete with some of the most stunning art, architecture and culture in the world. Booking a holiday apartment in Florence is an ideal way to discover first-hand the magnificent architecture and lively Italian culture without spending exorbitant amounts of money. You can book a holiday apartment in Florence's historic city centre, which allows you to explore the city on foot, or in a quieter district outside the centre. No matter where you choose to book your holiday apartment in Florence, rest assured that the capital of Tuscany is a wonderful place to spend your next holiday.

Things to see and do in Florence

After a hearty breakfast in the comfort of your holiday apartment in Florence, head out to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, the famous cathedral of Florence lovingly referred to as the Duomo. The iconic statue of David, which was sculpted by Michelangelo, is an absolute must. Taste exquisite Italian cuisine at the stands at the open-air market, or buy some items to make a lovely dinner with your family in the comfort of your holiday apartment in Florence. Other famous sites close to your holiday apartment in Florence include the Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio, and Giotto's Bell Tower. Of course, booking a holiday apartment in Florence gives you access to more than just stunningly beautiful architecture.

Culture in the city and the Tuscan countryside

Florence is home to 72 museums, making this an excellent city for those who prefer to peruse the collections of various types of museums. Stroll from your holiday villa in Florence to the Galleria degli Uffizi, the premiere museum for Renaissance art, or head to Accademia Gallery to see its collection of works by Michelangelo. The Museo di San Marco houses works by Fra Angelico and is also a monastery, giving visitors a glimpse into the world of the church and the world of art. Once you've had your fill of museums, make sure to take time to explore the Tuscan countryside. A cottage in Florence is an excellent idea for those who want to try the many local wines, and even those who do not enjoy great wines will love the countryside: the vistas are some of the most beautiful natural backdrops in Italy and the world. No matter what brings you to Florence, booking a holiday apartment in Florence is the best way to ensure your next holiday is nothing but fun.

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