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Apartments to rent in Florence

Find your Florence apartment and reserve your holiday at the best price available that we have taken the time to compare with thousands of others on Hundredrooms. Only here can you compare apartments across more than a hundred more websites. If you’re looking for a city centre apartment for the weekend, you can find exactly what you want at the most economic price, or in somewhere quieter - no matter what you’re after, you can find it all in one click. Florence, or Firenze in Italian, is the most populated city in the region of Tuscany. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with a first rate name in the world of culture, art and architecture in the whole of Italy. There is no better place to experience the Italian Renaissance, and in particular the masters of its craft including David and Michelangelo. This is not the only reason are people are drawn to this beautiful city - there is the romantic backdrop behind the iconic Vecchio Bridge, the Duomo Cathedral or the Uffizi Gallery which will enchant you from the moment you see them. Florence is a city that lives and breathes history - are you ready to discover it for yourself from one of our fantastic Florence apartment rentals?

Serviced apartments in Firenze, Italy

In a city with so many holiday apartments to choose from, you won’t be short of options for your stay. Whether you’re after cheap accommodation in Florence city centre, or if you’re looking for something a little further away from the hustle and bustle of tourists such as a holiday cottage in Florence, you can find something that suits your needs perfectly. What we can help you with is help you find somewhere to stay for the best price, and that includes knowing exactly where the best areas to stay are located. The centre of Florence is undoubtedly the most popular area to rent areas. It is a small historical centre compared to other capitals, and you’ll be at most 15 minutes walk from the main points of interest. There are apartments from £37 a night if you’re looking for cheap rentals on one of the principle streets of the city, but you also have luxury apartments in Florence available from £65 per night with breakfast included and incredible views of the spectacular cathedral. Just a few minutes from Duomo square, you have holiday rentals for 4 people which is ideal for a family or group of friends. In general, close to Piazza del Duomo or della Signora are the best areas to find an apartment to rent for the weekend. A popular option is to rent an apartment in Florence and explore the Tuscan region at your own pace, so what are you waiting for?

Holiday rentals in Florence

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Holiday lettings in Florence

How to get around the capital of Tuscany

To travel from Florence, the best option is to fly to Pisa airport. It has its own small airport called the Amerigo Vespucci but there are generally fewer flights here. Florence is very well connected to other Italian cities via train such as Rome, Pisa, Milan and Bologna, and any of these options are a fantastic alternative option. Once you are, Firenze is a city that can easily be explored by foot since its historic centre is small and you don’t need public transport to go from one monument to another as they are generally concentrated in the same area. If you are staying in a Florence apartment for rent further out of the centre, we advise that you take the bus to get around where the bus ticket costs € 1.20, although there are also tourist vouchers available such as the Firenze PassePartour. You’ll be able to find taxis anywhere, but keep in mind that a supplement is charged for each suitcase you carry or if you call the taxi by phone. It is highly recommended to spend at least two days in Florence to get to know everything it has to offer, between galleries and historic buildings. Choose an apartment in Florence and you can explore the region of Tuscany with one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world with a heritage rooted deeply in wine and gastronomy. If you’re travelling to Florence, we recommend visiting Volterra with its Roman ampitheatre or Montalcino, best known for a variety of wine called Brunello. Another option that many visitors enjoy is to rent an apartment near the Italian capital to explore Rome and then spend a night in Pisa or Siena. You can discover all of these routes by car which is a great way of exploring everything Italy has to offer.

What to see in the Tuscan capital

The best way to discover this picturesque city is to walk around the streets like a true Florentine during your stay in your Florence holiday apartment. There are many things that you absolutely must see in the the capital of Tuscany, as the place is much like a walk through gallery. A different way to discover Florence is to take a tour of the Arno by bicycle. Follow the course of the Arno and cross all the bridges and neighbourhoods of the city. You will love travelling by bike and seeing the city at your own pace. For a quieter evening, you should also get to know the markets of Florence, such as the Plaza San Lorenzo, the Mercato Centrale and the Mercato Nuovo. And finally, after a busy day sightseeing, we recommend you try an authentic Italian ‘gelato’ ice cream.

  • Piazza Della Signoria: This is the most iconic, beautiful and lively square in Florence, and is always full of colour throughout the year. There are various monuments such as the Palazzo Vecchio (in whose entrance you can see the sculptures of Adam and Eve and a replica of David by Michelangelo); the Longia dei Lanzi; the Fountain of Neptune of Florence and the equestrian statue of Cosme I.
  • Vecchio Bridge: Ponte Vecchio is an iconic view of Firenze. It is the oldest stone bridge in Europe and a very romantic place to go as a couple, in fact some young couples leave a lock as a sign of love. It was miraculously saved from the bombings of World War II and is surrounded by jewellers and painters, with a very bohemian atmosphere. This is a viable option for a Florence apartment with a terrace, and we highly recommend you do so for some wonderful al fresco dining in the comfort of your home.
  • Florence Cathedral: The Piazza del Duomo in Florence is guarded by the Cathedral, where you can also enjoy the views of the Campanile of Giotto and the Battistero di San Giovanni. It is one of the most spectacular buildings of the Italian city, with the huge dome and the Campanile characteristic of the city. Many people opt for an Florence apartment near the Duomo for incredible views across the piazza, which is an enviable position to be in!
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: This is one of the best viewpoints of Florence to enjoy the spectacular silhouette of the city and take some fantastic photos. In addition, there is a cafeteria and even a replica of David in bronze. It is possible to walk there, but you can also take the bus lines 12 and 13.
  • Palazzo Pitti: This was the old seat of the powerful Medici family. In typical Renaissance style, it is located on the banks of the Arno crossing the Ponte Vecchio and is another place that deserves a visit. The Palatina Gallery is one of the highlights of the visit, as it contains works by Rafael, Rubens, Van Dyck and Titian.
  • Church of San Miniato al Monte: In typical Romanesque style, this was built between the eleventh to twelfth centuries. It is located in one of the highest points of the city, on the Mount of Crosses. From the city centre it takes about 30 minutes to walk to get there, and it opens in the mornings until 12, and in the afternoons until 7:00 p.m.
  • Baptistery of Florence: Built in honor of the patron saint of the city, it is the oldest building in the Plaza del Duomo.
  • Palazzo de Bargello: Inside it houses a national museum. It is lesser known than the other galleries in Florence but it is also an interesting visit, especially if you are interested in sculpture.
  • Piazza del Duomo: This is the very essence of Firenze. Here all of the most recognisable monuments of Florence are around every corner, and we highly recommend a holiday apartment in Florence city centre near this square.
  • Basilica of Santa Croce: You will find it in its homonymous square, and its style mixes Renaissance, Gothic and Neo-Gothic. But what most attracts visitors is that here are the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, and other characters of universal history.
  • Gardens of Boboli: These make up the largest natural area of ​​Florence and in the gardens you can discover wonderful fountains, pergolas, multiple marble statues, a lake and even an ancient amphitheatre.

Art galleries in Firenze

Firenze is known as the City of Art, and it is a well-deserved nickname. There are numerous of the most outstanding Renaissance works and world-renowned museums and galleries. If you are an art lover or just want to see the most famous paintings and sculptures in history, take note of the most important galleries:

  • Uffizi Gallery: This is the most famous gallery in Florence, and it is where many creations by Michelangelo, Boticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Rafael are exhibited. For example, "The Birth of Venus" by Boticelli, "The Annunciation" by Da Vinci or "The Venus of Urbino" by Titian can be found in this museum. It can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, from 08:15 hours to 7pm, and a normal adult ticket costs around 8 euros.
  • The David by Michelangelo in the Accademia Gallery: It is one of the most visited works in Italy and one of the most recognised in Western culture. It is 5.17m high and is sculpted on white marble. Remember to book the ticket in advance so you do not have to wait long lines. It is also closed on Mondays, like most monuments in this Italian town, and the same prices and opening times as the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Gates of Paradise: These bronze doors are iconic of Renaissance art and depict the stories of Adam and Eve, David and Goliath and Jacob and Esau.
  • Santa María Novella: If after all that you’re still wanting more art, you can visit the frescoes of Santa Maria Novella, one of the most beautiful churches in Florence.