Category Archives: Florence

Where to Stay in Florence

Florence is an intriguing small city, packed with wonderful thing to see, do, eat and drink.  We recommend finding a vacation rental that you like and using that as your base to explore this fabled city. You really can walk to anywhere in the center, even with children. But if time and distance require, take a short taxi ride.  Of the farthest points on a first-time visitor’s list are usually the beautiful Boboli Gardens and the Accademia the home of the original David statue of Michelangelo and that distance is just 3 kilometers/2 miles.

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March Madness Discounts in Florence

Spring is around the corner and we’ve scored some outstanding discounts for our cherished guests on bookings made this month. These hand picked Florence apartments are all of the finest quality. Discounts of up to 20% if you confirm by April 1, 2018 for stays any time during 2018! Valid on new bookings from  March 11, 2018. Cannot be backdated for existing reservations. Continue reading March Madness Discounts in Florence

Magical Holiday Celebrations in Florence

Experience an enchanting holiday with friends and family in Florence where you can participate special holiday events, fine dining and the art and history of Florence.  A family holiday while staying at an apartment in Florence allows people with different interests to head in different directions following their own stars, yet you come together for lovely meals and family time.

We have an excellent selection of apartments where you can come together as a group or have a private experience.  Away from home, holiday activities and planning can be shared rather than creating a lot of work for a single host. Plan now and we can help you find a chef to prepare a festive meal in your apartment!

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Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert

Florence is a shopping mecca, famous for fine fashion, leather, scents, art, decorated wood, fine papers and shoes. But how do you know which retailers to trust, what price is right and what is good quality?

You don’t! It’s embarrassing the number of times we (who have taken shopping trips to Florence since we were teens) have bought things  we loved in Florence only to have them fall apart, shrink, melt or fade when we got home. There are so many stalls and shops, with such pretty displays, it’s bewildering and enchanting and often very expensive. Continue reading Shopping with a Florence Fashion Expert