Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Where to stay in Florence: our selection of Luxury Private Residences

The city of Florence has a small historical centre, an Italian city revered for its culture and notorious for crowds, the pandemic presents a possibility for reinvention.

The city’s top tourism project, Feel Florence, includes an app that gauges crowd levels at various sites and a digital platform aimed at improving how future travelers experience the city.

Florence, compared to cities like Rome, Paris, Barcelona, has a small historical center. That alone makes planning much easier since you shouldn’t be too nervous about staying in the “wrong side of town”. As a rule of thumb, if you are within 15 minutes walking distance of Ponte Vecchio you are in good position.

It is not easy to suggest the “perfect” location in Florence because it really depends what would you like to see from your windows. We will describe each neighbourhood so you can choose the one that matches your travel style.


Santa Croce Location

The Santa Croce neighborhood in Florence is named after the minor Basilica of Santa Croce. The area is the burial ground to famous historical figures of the renaissance and pre-renaissance eras such as Michelangelo and Galileo but also has funeral monuments dedicated to many of Florence greats. Located along the Arno river this beautiful neighbourhood is large and we include the area from Ponte Vecchio to Ponte Amerigo Vespucci to Via della Scala. It is a small section of the neighborhood that is super posh and relaxing.

Santo Spirito & Oltarno Neighbourhood

Bohemians, Foodies Lovers of Nightlife

Terrazza Buontalenti

One of the unique luxury apartments for rent in Florence on the second floor of Palazzo Tornabuoni, in the center of Florence

Enriched by unique fifteenth-century frescoes, Terraza Buontalenti Apartment offers guests a great opportunity to discover the city while immersing into the Florentine atmosphere created through the design and privileged location with views of Brunelleschi’s cathedral dome.

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