Florence: Culture, art, architecture, fashion and history, Italian style. It's one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has the rich cultural heritage to match. The Tuscany capital is an Italian jewel that allures discerning travelers to its fairytale cobblestone streets, renowned art galleries, whimsical gardens, elegant piazzas and sumptuous restaurants. Florence is a luxury travel gem offering exquisite apartments, luxury hotels and lavish services that attend to every need so you can soak up the best of this fascinating city.
As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and the celebrated embodiment of Tuscan culture, Florence is a cultivated beauty. The rich history is abundant with celebrated art masters and boldface names like DaVinci, Dante Alighieri, Machiavelli, Fra Angelico and Michelangelo. From the breathtaking statue of David to the majestic Duomo that dominates the Florentine skyline, Florence is an artistic kingdom crafted out of elegant architecture, palaces and frescoes.
Armed with golden florins, the Florentines have deeply invested in their sparkling city over the years, creating a strong sense of pride among the locals. At first glance, it's easy to see what the fuss is all about. Visitors can wander through the halls of the Galleria degli Uffizi and see Botticelli's Birth of Venus and other masterpieces commissioned by the famed Medici family. Enjoy an espresso in the museum café and take in the postcard views of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's Romanesque town hall. Another must-see is the Medici family palace, the Palazzo Pitti, on the south side of the River Arno. Just down from the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the majestic residence was home to the Medicis and the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in the 16th century. Today, its impressive galleries and famed Boboli gardens are open to the public, providing visitors a chance to taste the enriched lifestyle of Florentine royalty.
Florence is a walkable city, as most of the sites are scattered around the center and the River Arno. Take a break from the flourishing city and explore the golden Tuscan countryside; visitors can enjoy a savory afternoon of wine tasting or sampling the local cuisine. As the Tuscan capital, Florence is the epitome of the enriched Tuscan culture and overflows with fine restaurants, chic bars and tantalizing boutiques.
Villa LA MAGNOLIA From the square of the ancient village of the Fattoria Casamora, a wrought iron gate between two grey stone columns marks the entrance to the private park of the villa. On the ground floor is the main entrance, a large sitting room with a fireplace, a dining room, the kitchen [...]
7-room villa 400 m2 on 2 levels, on the ground floor, luxurious and tasteful furnishings: living room with open fireplace and satellite-TV. Dining room. 1 double bedroom with open fireplace and shower/WC, exit to the garden. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, micro wave, freezer). Sep. WC. Upper floor: 1 [...]
"Tenuta di Lonciano", 10-room apartment 350 m2 on 3 levels, on the ground floor, comfortable and tasteful furnishings: living/dining room with panoramic window with satellite-TV and flat screen TV. 1 double bedroom with panoramic window. Open living/dining room with satellite-TV and flat [...]
The spirit of sharing is another inheritance from the past, linked to the culture of working, part of the historic vocation of places like this. In fact this group of buildings, which looks rather like a small country hamlet in the Tuscan countryside, was a small factory in 1880, later transformed [...]
One of three elegant and sophisticated cottages nestled in a gated estate among olive trees on the hillside overlooking Florence. An ideal location for those seeking country and city life, just six kilometers from the center of the Renaissance capital of Florence and a short ten minute walk to a [...]
When you picture a stone built Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by acres of verdant fields and rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive groves you have Rustico Uliveto in mind. On this vast estate, stretching for about 300 acres in the Chianti Valley, the owners produce their own renowned wine and [...]
Villa San Donato is a grand Villa located in the Chianti Hills just 10km from Florence, and within a very manageable distance of Siena and Arezzo for example. It is an exclusive 450sqm Tuscan Villa equipped with all facilities and perfect for a wonderful holiday surrounded by stunning landscape. The [...]
This two storey residence is part of one of the oldest houses of the village of Borgo Mora.
The ground floor is planned around a large sitting room, characterized by a very old fire place and by a loggia with columns facing the square, connected to the large kitchen with fireplace and to a [...]
Contemporary design meets a medieval tower in the very heart of historical Florence. La Torre is an amazing example of architectural genius at work, combining comfort with style La Torre is a dream apartment for any traveler to Florence. This special property is situated directly behind the city [...]
The apartment is found in the heart of the Santo Spirito neighborhood, one of most authentic parts of the city and just 10 minutes walking distance from the Duomo. The area is rich with excellent restaurants and luxury boutiques, as well as a Sunday morning market.
The apartment itself is situated [...]
A large hallway opens into the dining room, with a dining table and decorative prints; an open brick archway leads one on into the sitting room, a wonderful explosion of patterns in shades of green and rust. Above the three - seater sofa a small alcove resembling a window looks out onto an imaginary [...]
Known predominantly for its wine (production is around 22,000 bottles a year), the estate also produces grappa and high grade olive oil. Clients are naturally invited to a tasting during their stay and a tour of the cellars.
The villa itself is built over three floors and is spacious (about 900 [...]
This is a beautiful villa dating back to the 1100 with private pool situated in a quiet and isolated location on the gentle hills of the Chianti region, not far from the centre of Florence. This property enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. The area is the quintessence of [...]
To reach both the tranquillity of the countryside blanketed with vineyards and olive groves and the cultural life of the cityscape, this villa for rent near Florence is just the ideal spot. Twelve kilometres from Florence, a few steps from the highways connecting to Siena San Gimignano, [...]
A countryside with the characteristics of a work of art, a natural amphitheatre where architecture and landscape perfectly fuse together: this is the enchanting scene which we behold in the hills of Pian dei Giullari. From here our villa overlooks Florence and opens its doors to all of those who [...]
Villa Silvia is an historical estate built during the eighteenth century, located in the area of Rignano sull'Arno a delightful countryside near Florence (only 15 km). Located in the Tuscan countryside - you are totally immersed in the sound of silence and relax.
Before the second world war this [...]
Tuscan country farmhouse near Florence to rent – Casolare del Chianti is a traditional refurbished farmhouse sitting on a large rural estate, ideally located in the popular Chianti region, between Florence and San Gimignano. This is quintessential Tuscany, whose Classic wines and idyllic landscapes [...]
Castello di Volognano and its attractive village lie in the Chianti hills just 15 kms from Florence, in a very panoramic position with a 360 degree view of the olive groves and vineyards that are part of the extensive property. In the past the castle has hosted such distinguished people as Giacchino [...]
This Renaissance villa has the best of both worlds, peaceful quiet yet swift access to the center of Florence.
Villa Chianti gets it's name from the famous nearby wine road, Strada Chiantigiana, otherwise known as the Chianti highway, a two lane road that meanders through some of the most [...]
This splendid and elegant 3,200 sq. ft. apartment is located in the heart of Florence, in a prestigious building dating back to the 15th century, on the third floor with no elevator. The apartment was recently renovated with high quality materials, such as precious parquet and curtains, opens up [...]
Tuscany has long been considered among the top luxury vacation destinations in the world. It has incredible culture, historical monuments, a beautiful countryside and enchanting cities. It's a great spot for families with young children because it has so much to offer. You can travel easily from the beach to the countryside, from a quiet farm to a bustling city. Simply put, Tuscany is a fantastic choice for a luxury family vacation.
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