Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and attracts millions of tourists each year. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, it’s known for its art and architecture. Popular places include the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Ponte Vecchio Bridge. To help you plan your trip, we’ve picked out our top 10 Vrbo vacation rentals.
First on our list is this romantic terraced apartment, which overlooks the Duomo. It’s located in the historic centre of Florence, and all of the tourist attractions are within walking distance. You’ll be just a few steps from the Piazza del Signoria and the Duomo, and many local shops and restaurants are right outside the apartment’s door.
The apartment is on the third floor of a house and is split across two levels. Downstairs is the living room, one bedroom, the bathroom, and the beautiful terrace. Upstairs is the kitchen, dining room, and the second bedroom. The apartment is fitted with all you’ll need and then some. The kitchen is fully functional, the apartment has AC and the hosts even provide you with a computer and printer.
Do note that there are 76 steps you have to climb to enter the apartment (there is no lift). But when you sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and gaze at the Duomo, you’ll forget all about them!
Top guest reviewsthe owners have taken great care in their choices of comfortable furnishings and amenities for their gueststhe apartment is beautiful and was very cleanthe apartment is comfortable spacious and very clean
Host:the hosts were amazing and easy to communicate withguido was charming and helpfulRead more reviewswonderful apartment and location perfectthe apartment is so central and was an easy walk to and from the railway stationso handy can walk to main sites and plenty of fantastic restaurantsit’s close to a ton of excellent restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinnerthis is a beautiful apartment in a great location with wonderful hosts
If you like the idea of relaxing on a terrace, check out this quiet apartment. It has a large terrace, offering up views of the city and surrounding hills. With all the amenities you’ll need and two bedrooms, four people can share this apartment.
It’s located in the heart of Florence, on a quiet and peaceful street. The Duomo is a five-minute walk from the apartment, the Uffizi Museum an eight-minute walk, and the Palazzo Vecchio ten minutes away—so you won’t be far from all of Florence’s sights.
Reviewers love the apartment’s charm and modern bathroom and kitchen.
Quiet apartment with gorgeous view
Price: from 139 USD
Number of Guests: 4
If you enjoy art, you’ll want to have a look at this luxurious city centre apartment. With a fresco on the ceiling of the living area, you’ll be able to put your feet up and gaze at its beauty. The apartment has two bedrooms, one of which has a private bathroom. There is another bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. The mattresses are new, and the apartment has AC, bathrobes, and slippers, so even on hot summer nights, you can stay cool and cosy.
It’s just a few minutes walk from the historic city centre. The apartment is located in Poggio Imperiale, a residential neighbourhood, with greenery, shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.
Top guest reviewsthe bed was very comfortable with excellent air conditioningthis is a beautiful second floor apartment south of the river by plata romanathere are two bathrooms and they too are extremely well kept and equippedthe bathrooms were gorgeous and had excellent water pressurethe nicest apartment that we have ever enjoyed and i have a long experience with short-term rentalsit is spacious and very cleanit was spacious clean and was well represented from the pictures and rental detailsit is charming with tons of character very well maintained and most importanty clean
Host:our host was wonderful and helpfulthe host simone was a wonderfulsimone is the best host we ever havesimone is a very sweet accommodating hostsimone was very responsive and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location in quiet neighborhoodthe apartment was very nice and the location is greateasy interesting walk to pitti palace and ponte vechiowe enjoyed the location which was in a very quiet areathe apartment was beautiful spacious in an excellent location
Number four on our list is a romantic, cosy building, typical of 13th-century buildings in Florence. The apartment has a bedroom, with a king size bed, a living room with a sofa bed, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen.
It’s located in the heart of Florence, so you’ll be within walking distance of all the city has to offer. There’s also plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and cafes in the neighbourhood.
Top guest reviewsthere is air conditioning but we enjoyed having the windows openwe appreciated having a washer full-sized range and refrigerator and the iron and ironing board as wellthe bedroom is roomy with ample closet space and a comfortable bedhectic time and thankful for excellent wifithe bed was comfortable and the kitchen is equipped with anything you needthe apartment itself was spotless and very comfortablethe place was clean comfortable well equipped and quietthe apartment is very well equipped and spotlessly clean
Host:francesco the owner is perfectly accomodatingfrancesco the manager welcomed us warmly and was helpful and informative both before and during our stayour entire experience was fabulous francesco was very helpful and promptfrom the first contact francesco was very helpful and qiuck to replyfrancesco is great very helpful and responsiveRead more reviewsthe location is wonderful easy walk to all of the attractionsthe location was perfectlocation was perfect and apartment comfortablethe location was excellent not only close to the main sites (ei found myself adapting really quickly and the location is great
If you’re travelling with a large group, this penthouse is an excellent option. Spread out over 3000 square feet (278 square meters), the penthouse has a large living room, a formal dining room, and four terraces. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. Even with a large group, you’ll be able to have some privacy in this spacious penthouse!
It’s centrally located, so your group won’t have to travel far to explore Florence. Reviewers love the location and the phenomenal views from the numerous terraces.
Top guest reviewsthe photos accurately show how lovely the apartment is and the incredible views it offer of florencethis apartment was great the panoramic views of florence from the living room and the terraces are stunningwe absolutely loved staying at this beautiful comfortable apartment the view is simply stunningthe kitchen was sufficiently well equipped and the washer/dryer worked wellall of the bathrooms are up to date and the washer/dryer is helpful for larger groupsit was clean modern and spaciousclean modern kitchen spacious living areas and a very responsive property manager
Host:the owner is very gracious and helpfulso kind and wonderfulnina who oversaw things is very helpful and responsivemy contact nina the property mgr was incredibly responsive via email and answered all questions quicklynina was extremely helpful with the check-in/check-out process and in providing us with information about the neighborhoodRead more reviewsthe location is perfect you can walk to nearby restaurants and also to florence centerbreathtaking view great location safehighly recommend
This fabulous two bedroom loft is another option, located right in the heart of Florence. All of the main attractions are within walking distance: Ponte Vecchio is about five minutes away and the Piazza del Signoria is about eight minutes away. There are also cafes and restaurants just outside the apartment.
Four guests can sleep here. The loft has two bedrooms and one and a half baths. It was renovated in 2013 and has double-paned windows, AC, and a flat screen TV. Reviewers say the hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful, so don’t hesitate to ask them any questions during your stay.
Fabulous two bedroom loft
Price: from 128 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Renovated in 2016, this beautiful apartment in the heart of Florence has air conditioning in every room, two bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a terrace, with stunning views of the Medici Chapel. It also has parquet flooring, large windows to let in lots of light, and a fully equipped kitchen. This is definitely a place that provides you with everything you’ll need during your stay.
It’s conveniently located as well, with all the major attractions within walking distance. Reviewers love being so close to everything and say the host offers great tips on places to visit in the neighbourhood.
Top guest reviewsthe only saving grace: the air conditioning workednice 2 bedroom 2 bath apartmentthe apartment was clean and the views were perfect we would go again in a heart beattwo bedrooms with very comfortable beds and two bathroomsthe dining room table seats 4 comfortablyit was very clean and was well appointed in a modern stylethe bathrooms were clean and had plenty of hot waterit was clean and beautiful and had everything we needed for a wonderful staythe beds are comfortable and clean
Host:matias who greeted us was great and helpful in terms of questionsgreat host and the apartment was perfect could not recommend moreRead more reviewsit’s in a great location close to everythingapartment is in a good location for walking especially from the train stationthis is a lovely flat in a brilliant location next to all the major attractions in florencethe best part was the location thoughalthough the location was very good the kitchen and bathrooms were grungy
This luxury apartment sits in a building that dates back to the Renaissance period, and while it has been renovated in recent years, it does retain some historic elements. The decor incorporates Italian and international design. For example, the walnut furniture is a modern interpretation of classic Tuscan style, and artwork decorates the walls.
There are actually two apartments to choose from within this building: one that accommodates up to six people and one that accommodates three people. Both apartments are fully equipped, so you’ll feel at home in either one.
You’ll be walking distance from everything in Florence, so whether you’ve got a smaller or larger group, you’ll be moments away from fun in Florence!
For old world charm with modern amenities, have a look at this beautiful historic apartment. It has vaulted brick ceilings and exposed wooden beams, but also has a modern kitchen, bathroom, and modern furnishings.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, four guests can share this space. There’s a private patio with a gazebo, providing the perfect space to relax with a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night. The apartment is right by Ponte Vecchio, so you’ll be very near to all that Florence has to offer.
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is a beautiful blend of historical architecture and modern decor and amenitiesthe apartment wasn't our favorite but the beds were very comfortablethe two bedrooms and bathrooms made it perfect for the us (two couples)great property close to everything spacious nice amenities great host comfortablecozy clean apartment with modern amenitiesthe layout was terrific and the space was very cleanvery clean and unique home you will love the amazing design of the apartment
Host:the owner has thought of everything all necessities are tucked away nicelythanks to diego for being flexible and communicative throughoutRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location is perfectoexcellent apartment in a great locationit is within walking distance of all of florence's attractionsgreat location and diego prompt at resounding to email
We’re finishing off our list with this luxury central apartment. It’s located on the top floor and has a terrace with 360-degree views of the city. While the building retains historic elements, like exposed wooden beams, it has all the modern amenities you’ll need. There’s AC in every room, satellite TV, a washer and dryer, dishwasher, and a hot tub. There are also views of the Duomo from the two bedrooms.
The apartment is centrally located, so you’ll be a short walk from all the sites. The neighbourhood is also full of restaurants, coffee shops, and artisan shops. What a fantastic spot to call home after a long day of adventuring in Florence!
Top guest reviewswe very much enjoyed the apartment because of its views from the windows and the balconythe location was fantastic the layout was really comfortable and the amenities were manythe whole apartment was extremely clean and the view from the terrace was amazingquiet comfortable retreat in firenzethe apartment was even better than it appeared on vrbovery clean modern nicely furnishedspacious clean and a true taste of florence
Host:cesare was an excellent very attentive hostthe owner of the flat cesare is very helpfulthe check in process was easy and the owner provided us so many recommendations during our staycesare was a wonderful host communication was great and everything went smoothlycesare was very helpful especially when it came to hiring a taxiRead more reviewslocation is always a major factor and this place is perfectly situated for visiting florencethe location is great and it is quiet toobeautiful spacious apartment in a great location close to cafes and restaurantsthe apartment was well appointed well located comfortable and quietit’s about a good 15 mins walk to the “action” which makes it quiet in the evening
Close to everything
Any of these ten vacation rentals would be an excellent place to stay on your trip to Florence. They’re all centrally located, so you don’t have to worry about travelling far to see all the major sites and attractions. Many of the rentals have terraces with splendid views, so you’re spoiled for choice if you want a relaxing space to enjoy a drink. Prepare to enjoy all the art, architecture, and gelato that Florence has to offer, and pick your vacation rental today!
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