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
There is so much to like about the charming Quercia apartment in Florence. Quercia meaning “oak” is pronounced ‘quare (like square without the s)-chee-uh’. Many guests start enjoying Quercia with local dining. The San Frediano neighborhood is known for its famous restaurants that include Al Antico Ristoro dei Cambi, Trattoria Diladdarno, Il Santo Bevitore, Il Guscio and more. Tuscan specialties to enjoy are the world famous bistecca fiorentina, the finest beef steak in Italy from Chianina cattle, pappardelle al cinghiale (wide noodles with wild boar sauce), wood-fired pizza and, of course, the wine! Continue reading Foodies Love This Florence Apartment & Neighborhood
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
Just south of Florence is a charming Tuscan city, Siena. Not only does it have wonderful streets to wander, a beautiful piazza, a famous cathedral, fine food and gelato but it hosts a traditional horse race that has been competed among the neighborhoods of the city since medieval times. Continue reading Siena Daytrip from Florence
Florence is a great place to maximize your time and your budget. The art is astounding, the food delicious and the relatively compact size of the historic center lets you pack a lot of sightseeing, eating and enjoyment while savoring many breathtaking sites. And, with careful planning you can stretch your budget with many rich, yet modestly-priced, experiences.
Save on Museum Admission Prices
The noble families of Florence – in particular the Medici’s – were known for their patronage of the arts. A rich tradition of art appreciation lives on in the city’s many museums, making them the first stop for many travelers. That said, ticket prices add up.
The good news? There is a plethora of ways to enjoy the art of Florence without buying a single ticket because so much art is on public display.