Destination guide

The riverside setting of Florence is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's museums, cathedral and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Florence. This city's monuments, architecture and cafés draw many visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Palazzo Vecchio, Bargello or Uffizi Gallery. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Florence

Are you searching for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Florence a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Costoli Pool (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Visarno the Hippodrome (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Circolo Golf Ugolino (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Hidron (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Fattoria San Michele a Torri (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Torre Del Chianti (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Florence

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Florence. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Piazzale Michelangelo (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Boboli Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Florence Botanical Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Rose Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Torrigiani Garden (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Giardino degli Iris (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)

How to get to and around Florence

Fly into Florence (FLR-Peretola), the closest airport, located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Florence Santa Maria Novella Station, Porta al Prato Station and Florence Campo Di Marte Station are the main stations that serve the city. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Florence-Cascine Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Florence?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,598 holiday lettings near Florence. From 3,892 Condos/Apartments to 649 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Florence is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Florence?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Florence:

  • Porta al Prato: 2,129 holiday homes
  • Basilica of Santa Croce: 1,954 holiday homes
  • Isolotto-Legnaia (Quartiere 4): 1,268 holiday homes
  • Gavinana: 718 holiday homes
  • Oltrarno: 1,337 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Florence?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Florence. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • San Martino del Vescovo: 8,203 holiday lettings
  • Ponte Vecchio: 2,124 holiday lettings
  • Uffizi Gallery: 8,193 holiday lettings
  • Piazza del Duomo: 8,148 holiday lettings
  • Piazza San Marco: 8,088 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Florence listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Florence?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,892 Condos/Apartments in Florence. Our other popular types of Florence holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 649 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 463 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 38 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Florence?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,564 holiday homes with pool available in Florence. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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