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

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 features

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 there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Florence?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 5,644 house rentals around Florence. From 3,934 Condos/Apartments to 680 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Florence is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florence:

  • Oltrarno: 1,341 vacation rentals
  • Gavinana: 718 vacation rentals
  • San Lorenzo: 2,566 vacation rentals
  • Porta al Prato: 2,145 vacation rentals
  • Basilica of Santa Croce: 1,975 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Florence?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Florence. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Florence (ZMS-Santa Maria Novella Train Station): 8,172 home rentals
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 8,136 home rentals
  • Piazza San Marco: 8,086 home rentals
  • Teatro Comunale Florence: 8,213 home rentals
  • Piazza San Firenze: 8,197 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Florence?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,934 Condos/Apartments in Florence. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Florence include:

  • Houses: 680 lodging choices
  • Villas: 445 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 36 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Florence?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,554 vacation homes with pool available in Florence.

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