Traces of the ancient Renaissance era still lives on in the urban footsteps of Florence. Traverse down the narrow streets that have browned with age, creating a feeling of elegant nostalgia about the medieval communes from the past. The buildings here have fought their own wars, seen their fair share of bloodshed, and have lived with their own stories to tell; you just need to look in the right places, and history will unfold in front of your eyes. To properly appreciate the thriving history here, complete your vacation by staying in one of these charming Florence HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals that are bound to steal your heart away.
1. Romantic terrace by Piazza del Duomo
Located in the historical district of town, live out your dream of living like a local here. Filled with traces of ancient Florence, the paintings plastered all around the house reflect the traditional art styles used during the Renaissance period. Spend your lazy Sunday afternoons browsing through the host’s personal collection of books, or pay a visit to the local craft shops downstairs if you want a closer look at how old styles merge with contemporary mediums to form the many artworks that we know of today. Make yourself an ice cold mocha for dessert with the coffee machine, and whip up a sizzling plate of pancakes or some toast with your favourite spreads in the fridge. If the summer heat is making you drowsy, head upstairs for an afternoon siesta on the soft double beds. Lined with elegantly sewn covers, sleep like royalty under the silver sheets with the air-conditioning on full blast. After a refreshing nap, grab an early dinner at the sandwich store just across the street. Indulge in an evening stroll in the Oltrarno district, a quiet area away from the rush of tourists and students. If your tummy is still rumbling, check out the array of fancy restaurants away from the dinner crowd, and bring home some handmade souvenirs from the novelty shops in this area.
This studio was reconstructed to be fit for royalty, with silky curtains that drape down heavily, filtering the harsh morning light into a soft glow. When the room is dim, the crystal lamps illuminate the room with a dazzling light, bouncing off the cream walls into a comfortable shine. Accommodating up to four people, lounge on the long sofa with your family while waiting for your food to be warmed up in the microwave. Catch the local evening news for a change of environment, or tune in to your favourite YouTubers while connected to the Wi-Fi. Upon entering your room, the sight of an intricately designed tapestry greets you. Sink into the large double bed with views of the star-filled skies lulling you to sleep.
CHARM FLORENCE APARTMENT
Address: San Niccolò, Florence (see map)
Price: from 128 USD
Number of Guests: 4
3. Venere suite by Santa Maria Novella
Pop the cork on a bottle of champagne to celebrate the start of your vacation here in this simply furnished suite. Accommodating up to four people, you can either bring your friends along if you’re looking for some company, or run away with your partner for an escapade in this historical town. With ample cooking facilities available, you can dine in to save some money for any last-minute shopping you may want to do. Shop for your groceries at the supermarkets around the area. Alternatively, grab some bread from the lovely little bakery, Forno, just below your apartment to sate those midnight hunger pangs. Indulge in the comforts of your bed with a gaping window right beside you, keeping the air fresh and the room well ventilated. Featuring a mini walk-in wardrobe, you can hang up the week’s outfits and have fun with choosing your pieces. If you have any urgent emails to tend to, work in style on the sleek workstation provided. With charging ports conveniently placed beside the table, you may even want to have a movie marathon from the comfort of your bed!
4. Chic Bellini apartment by Piazza del Duomo
A modern minimalistic apartment found in the midst of rustic attractions, this newly refurbished home can house up to four people. With simple duo-toned furniture, this is the perfect place for people who appreciate less clutter and more space. Make your tea how you like it in the mornings, and settle down with a good read that you’ve been meaning to start on. The morning breeze brings with it a hint of coffee fragrance from the nearby coffee shops and restaurants, providing you with the perfect environment to relax in. Take your pick between having the rooms arranged with two snug single beds, or pushed together to form a spacious king-sized bed. Wake up to the soothing rays of the rising sun on your skin, as the lacy curtains cast a fairy-like light around the room. With the view of Brunelleschi’s Dome dominating your vision, you can be sure to feel lingering touches of aged beauty even in this chic present-time apartment.
5. Dome apartment by Via dell'Alloro Street
Found in the heart of Florence is this exquisite apartment that can house up to six people. Rent a vacation here with your kids during the colder months and experience the beauty of Via dell'Alloro, a quiet street found by chapels and century-old monuments. The roomy interior extends into snaking corridors that lead you to the most picturesque parts of the house. Enjoy a short afternoon snooze by the fluttering curtains, and dream of all your future adventures you’ve yet to embark on. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, bring your meals to the dining table beside the terrace. The clear skies of Florence shine through the huge glass windows, and prove to be great company with the stunning city views. Rest up after a long day of exploring in the high double beds accompanied by calming imagery of flora and fauna. Let your kids curl up on the sofa bed as you read them their favourite bedtime story, a perfect end to your enchanting day.
6. Bright and secluded apartment by Piazza della Signoria
Situated just less than a mile away from Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio, this radiant apartment unit is a great option for three guests. There are two spacious bedrooms with a double bed and the other with a single bed. Guests will also have access to their own private bathroom, complete with a shower, washbin, and toilet, as well as toiletries and shower essentials provided for guests’ to use. A full kitchen is also available for guests to use when preparing meals indoors. This 60 sqm (645 sqft) home is located on the 5th mezzanine floor that boasts panoramic views of the city from a private balcony, ideal for morning coffee as you watch the day commence in the vibrant city of Florence.
7. Modern midcentury condo-suite by Piazza Signoria
Give this 700 sqft (65 sqm) condo suite a chance when looking for accommodations in Florence. It has two bedrooms, a queen bed and two single beds can be found respectively. It can accommodate up to four guests and gives them access to two fully functional bathrooms, ample kitchen space and up to date amenities for those who prefer to cook their food indoors than eat out all the time. The open-plan living room and dining area have a couch, a four-seater dining table, and a flat-screen TV, great for some entertainment after a long day exploring Florence. Nearby establishments include the Careggi Hospital, Uffizi Gallery, and the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, all accessible by foot.
When traveling to Italy, make sure to take a few days and experience the best of Florence and stay at this lovely vacation home with a classic terrace. Enjoy the vibrant city views to get a full grasp of what Florence is like, especially during the summers. This terrace home is well lit, and boasts a ton of space, with a comfy living room that opens up to the veranda. The kitchen is fully functional with a four-seater dining table for guests to eat and make their food in. There are two bedrooms with great views of the neighborhood, a comfy queen bed, and two bathrooms with marble tiling and modern facilities. This 1,076 sqft (100 sqm) home can accommodate up to six guests and is ideal for families or groups of friends exploring Florence. Nearby attractions include Pitti Palace, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower, and the Ponte Vecchio to name a few.
Explore Florence from a great location and book a few nights in this charming apartment in San Giovanni. It’s 495 sqft (46 sqm) big and can accommodate as many as five guests. There are three bedrooms with a queen bed, a double bed, and a room with a single bed, with soft high-quality linens and plush pillows provided. The living room has comfy seating, a bookshelf where guests may borrow books while staying indoors. The dining table can accommodate six guests, while the kitchenette has all the basic amenities you would need when preparing food. The nearby establishments include Uffizi Gallery and Patti Palace for those who wish to do some sightseeing in the surrounding neighborhoods.
10. Eclectic renaissance-styled penthouse in San Giovanni
Enjoy Florence from a unique vacation rental to experience what living like a local in Florence is truly like. Stay in this 3,000 sqft (279 sqm) Renaissance-inspired penthouse, big enough for 11 people, ideal for big families and groups of friends. There are 4 bedrooms, with 3 king beds, a children’s bed, and 2 single beds for guests to have a good night’s rest on. Each room is designed with vibrant interiors, with a touch of bohemian flair. The living room has seating that can accommodate 12 people, while the 4 bathrooms have newly renovated facilities, with complimentary toiletries provided. A fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances and cookware are available for guests to cook their meals in. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence from the terrace and patio area, with a great bottle of wine with friends and family for a truly memorable stay in this part of Italy.
Find your muse
Money can satisfy your materialistic wants, but it can’t buy you real-life experience. Immerse yourself in the simple lifestyle in Florence and enjoy a stay in one of these excellent HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals. Rich in history and with plenty of stories to tell, you are bound to find your muse in Florence.
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