Florence Area Vacation Rentals
Overwhelming to both the mind and palate, the Florence area certainly packs a lot of vacation punch with its countless art galleries, amazing food and wine, and breathtaking views. While it is hard to imagine that so much can be contained within such a small place, the opportunities for adventure outside of your Florence area vacation rental are virtually endless.
As its name suggests, the Florence area is home to the awesome and historically affluent city of Florence. Known for its art and architecture and considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, it is no wonder that you will find some truly amazing galleries and museums within its boundaries. While the Uffizi, which houses Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and the Galleria dell' Accademia, the keeper of Michelangelo's David, are always popular, take the time to peruse a few smaller options that are tailored to your individual interests (the Museo Archeologico is one to consider) for a more personalized adventure.
Strolling the streets, guests of Florence city vacation rentals
will notice that the art and architecture of the city are inseparable as spectacular creations abound in every nook and cranny. From the unmistakable Duomo and breathtaking Baptistery to the jaw dropping frescoes of the Santa Maria della Carmine, Florence and its classically medieval architecture are sure to leave you speechless. Some of the other can’t miss sights in Florence include a sunset over the Arno River, the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Medici Chapels, and a visit to the Piazza della Signoria.
For those who do not want to stay directly in the city center, Florentine Hills vacation rentals
are an excellent alternative. Surrounded by lush green hills that are contained between the Greve and Ema rivers, the relaxing countryside setting is in complete contrast to the gray stone streets, sidewalks, and buildings of the city. While offering impressive panoramic views, visitors are only a short drive away from the cultural attractions of historic Florence.
Located south of Florence and considered one of Tuscany’s most picturesque regions, Chianti is the perfect place to set your cares free. While the castles and villages that are perched atop the tall and endless stream of hills are quite the sight to behold, guests of Chianti vacation rentals
will find that the vineyards are the main attraction here. A visit to Greve in Chianti, the unofficial capital of Chianti and center of the wine trade, is particularly fruitful in September when the Rassegna del Chianti Classico festival showcases wines from all over the region.
Those who decide to make their home base in Colle di Val d’Elsa will find that there are two towns within one: the old upper town, called Colle Alto, and the modern lower town, referred to as Colle Basso. Visitors of Val d’Elsa vacation rentals
will certainly want to explore the birthplace of architect Arnolfo di Cambio, who designed the Palazzo Vecchio and the Duomo in Florence, on foot so they can catch a glimpse of a variety of sights, including the Palazzo Campana and the Civic and Diocese Museum of Religious Art.
Other popular accommodations in the Florence area include Valdarno vacation rentals
, which are convenient to the San Giovanni Evangelista, and Val di Sieve vacation rentals
To experience a getaway full of stunning sights and a surprising amount of relaxation, begin your search for the perfect Florence villa rental today.