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In the heart of the city or the outskirts, the properties of Florence are located close to numerous exciting and interesting attractions that guarantee visitors from all over the world unique and unforgettable experiences. Check the array of options and choose between a charming rental close to Florence's Historic Centre and a stunning home near the most beautiful natural sceneries. Book your perfect settlement with Holidu and enjoy an action-packed holiday in the centre of Italy.Amazing residences newly revamped
Ideal for loners, couples, families and large groups of friends, the spacious houses of Florence accommodate visitors in the most comfortable ways, offering them the best amenities. Featuring options with colourful gardens, relaxing terraces and refreshing pools, choosing a home or rental will seem like a challenge. Purchase your ticket to Florence and start planning the holiday of your dreams!
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The area and getting around
Forming its base in Tuscany, one of the country's most influential regions, Florence comprises an impressive number of historic sites that are of great interest to history buffs from all over the world. Surrounded by a set of medieval walls, the Historic Centre of Florence comprises the most influential museums, cathedrals, palaces, squares, basilicas, gardens, churches and galleries of the whole city, being the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Accademia Gallery the most visited places in the area. Learn about the Barbarian invasions, the economic and political rise, the influence of the Albizi and Medici families as well as the great events of the Hundred Years' War, the banking crises and the plague epidemic as you walk through this 1,250-acre protected area. Also offering numerous places to eat and relax, this neighbourhood is a major touristic point you cannot miss during your stay. Visit Florence and enjoy a legacy of worldwide importance.Ponte Vecchio: a beautiful historical attraction filled with wonderful shops
Erected over the river Arno during Roman times, the medieval stone arch bridge of Florence, known as Ponte Vecchio, is an amazing renowned spot of the city that attracts lots of tourists thanks to its breathtaking views and fantastical shops. Popular and crowded, the Ponte Vecchio offers residents and visitors one of the best shopping spots in the city allowing everyone to find delicate presents for couples, loved ones or even themselves. Above the bridge, you can mostly find jewellery and souvenir shops, as well as goldsmiths, mime artists and musicians who bring the place to life with their performances and create a great atmosphere. Moreover, thanks to its central location, superb restaurants and interesting landmarks can be found nearby. Visit Florence's Ponte Vecchio and enjoy a relaxing experience in the centre of Italy.
Travellers and activities
Being the birthplace of High Renaissance art, it's no surprise that Florence is a location packed with beautiful buildings dedicated to preserve and showcase this wonderful realm. Starting with the places that no art lover should miss during their visit, the Galleria Degli Uffizi exhibits an endless number of works by Italy's most famous artists, such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Michelangelo's Tondo Doni and Caravaggio's Medusa, making it the most visited art gallery in the area. A close second is the Galleria dell Accademia, famous for its magnificent sculptures, most notably Michelangelo's David, which are scattered throughout the grounds. Hiring renowned painters to decorate the walls of their residences was very common for noble families, which is why palaces such as the Pitti, the Vecchio and the Strozzi are full of beautiful works and are of great interest to tourists. Even the churches, cathedrals and basilicas were decorated with beautiful ornaments and paintings; therefore the Basilica di San Lorenzo, the Church of Orsanmichele and the Cappella Brancacci are highly acclaimed and loved. Visit the city of Florence and enjoy the art that can be found on every corner.Florence for adrenaline seekers
Offering all kinds of outdoor activities, adrenaline seekers will have a unique holiday full of excitement and fun. For those who love heights, beginners and advanced jumpers can experience an exhilarating adventure with SkydiveDream. Alongside expert instructors, locals and tourists will be able to fly over the beautiful city of Florence and parachute the superb sky of Italy. Changing the scenery, Firenze Rafting presents a wide variety of activities for the daredevils of the world. Exploring the rivers of Florence and Lucca, guides and visitors can enjoy canoeing and kayaking sessions as well as hydrospeed and packrafting lessons in small and large groups of people. Ultimately, the rental of charming Vespa motorbikes, traditional classic automobiles and luxury sports cars are extremely common in the area. With companies like TestDriveFirenze, Tuscany Cycle and Classy Car Rentals, couples, families or large groups of friends will be able to explore the beautiful streets of the city in the most enjoyable ways. Come to central Italy and enjoy unique experiences in the city of Florence.
According to UNESCO, the city of Florence is home to almost a third of the world's art treasures.
Top 5 travel tips in Florence
Presented as historical evocations, the festivities organised in the streets of Florence have a historical background as well as great heritage value, making them events of grand interest for many foreigners of the world. The Scoppio del Carro is a celebration of the First Crusade that led the Roman Empire to reclaim its lands and subsequently provided the opportunity to found the city. During Easter, a chariot pulled by four white oxen is driven into the Piazza del Duomo guarded by a lively parade, which after a mass, will be ignited by numerous fireworks that are set up inside presenting an exotic and exciting event. Changing the theme, during late June and early July, people gather in Piazza di Santa Croce to play a series of matches of Calcio Storico Fiorentino, a traditional sport that mixes certain elements of soccer and rugby. In a temporary arena, tourists and locals alike can enjoy the games that four teams, representing the four city blocks, organise and play in vivid costumes. Bringing fun and culture together, Florence's events are an unforgettable experience that you must live. Save the date and enjoy in Florence.2.Enjoy wonderful displays of the fine arts in Florence's theatres and Opera
Featuring a myriad of theatres and entertainment venues that celebrate music and other performing arts, Florence is the perfect holiday destination for visitors who love to enjoy any presentation of the fine arts. Concentrating mainly on the musical factors, the Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church, the Opera di Firenze and the Santa Monaca Church's Italian Opera are some of the city's most acclaimed attractions thanks to their historically dramatic performances, whereas, the Medici Dynasty Show, the Circo-lo Teatro del Sale and the Teatro della Pergola offer immersive, well-presented and clever shows that educate the public in the most entertaining ways. Great presentations can also be seen in the theatres of Maggio Musicale Florentino and Verdi, where orchestras and other performances are showcased. With an option for everyone, Florence is the most varied artistic city of all Italy.3.Explore the Mercato Centrale and get an exquisite taste of local products
Hosted on an 1874's cast-iron structure, the renowned Market Centrale features an array of outdoor and indoor stalls where locals and tourists can purchase great finds and sample delicious foods. With various stands of electricals, hand-made cheeses, artisanal candies, leather bags, fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, all types of meat and even curious knick-knacks, it is guaranteed that you'll be walking out of the premises with your hands full. Head to Via della Madonna and enjoy a shopping spree without breaking the bank.4.Visit Florence's gardens and enjoy a natural break in the centre of the city
Radiating paradisiacal essences, Florence’s gardens are exceptional landmarks of the city where tourists can live a rejuvenating experience in nature. After enjoying a brief visit to the Pitti Palace, visitors can follow the gravel paths to the outdoor areas and be greeted by the vast and blossoming grounds of Giardino di Boboli. Comprising numerous acres of land, the colourful gardens of the Pitti Palace provide a compelling mixture of art and nature where beautiful ornamented fountains and intricate statues collide with the most superb sceneries of flourishing yards filled with roses, cypress and peonies. Visit the area with plenty of time to spare and enjoy an unforgettable picnic accompanied by the superior views of the Florentine landscape. Other great alternatives of the city are the Giardino Bardini, the Villa Medicea di Castello, the Giardino dell'Iris and the Folon e il Giardino delle Rose, where visitors can live similar peaceful experiences while staying in the hectic city of Florence. Check the numerous landmarks of the city and be amazed by the endless possibilities that are at your reach.5.Make the most out of the city's transportation
Since Florence has endless incredible landmarks scattered through its area, visitors will need a quick and economic way to travel around the city during their stay. Presenting public and private methods of transportation, tourists will be able to decide the medium that suits them best to enjoy dynamic and charming afternoons in the city. To experience a rapid and low-priced ride, choose the Travia di Firenze as your transport method, for a picturesque and efficient trip, hop on the charming buses of Flixbus and, lastly, for a private and detailed journey, pick the Tuk Tuk Rides and explore the area along with a knowledgeable guide. No matter the medium, Florence transportation systems offer a perfect service at any given time. Buy a ticket and prepare to discover the wonders of the city.