Category Archives: 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

Chestnuts Roasting…Plan Your Florence Christmas Holiday Now

Hard to believe, but it is not too soon start holiday family travel planning! Our properties are filling up in the cities, but there’s still time to book the perfect Florence apartment for your family to enjoy during Christmas and New Years. You probably haven’t yet thought about whether you or your in-laws will host the holiday get-together so now is a good time to consider a getaway to Florence for a truly special experience that you may find more relaxing than holidays at home. Enjoy cool days, long walks in the Boboli Gardens and along the Arno River, museum-going,  shopping,  leisurely meals. Continue reading Chestnuts Roasting…Plan Your Florence Christmas Holiday Now

Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence

Private pool on the grounds of Divine Dante.

We have just added a wonderful villa to our offering that is ideally situated in the beautiful hills overlooking Florence. We had the opportunity to visit the Divine Dante villa earlier this year to see for ourselves if it was as lovely as depicted in the photos. To our delight, it is ideal for guests looking for a luxury villa located a very short drive from the center of Florence. The drive took just 10 minutes, and we found ourselves in the hills on the road to beautiful Fiesole. Luxury villas dot these hills. Not only is the location convenient, but stays as short as 4 nights are possible except during July and August. Continue reading Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence