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Accommodations in Florence

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While the prices of hotels in Florence have increased over the past three years for visitors who pay in dollars, the number of agriturismi, country Bed & Breakfast rooms and other rural vacation accommodations has increased and the prices have consequently gone down. One should therefore seriously consider staying outside Florence during a vacation in Italy, not only to economise but also to enjoy cooler temperatures, a garden and very often a pool.

Since Renaissance times, the inhabitants of Florence have sought tranquility and cool breezes during summer by staying in villas and on farms in the surrounding Tuscan hills. This is still an excellent strategy, not just for Florentines but also for summer visitors to this beautiful city. You can find a fully-equipped self-catering vacation apartment within 20 minutes drive of Florence for less money than a modest hotel within Florence would cost. In addition, a swimming pool is often included. Enjoy country life while still being able to make daily excursions to visit the art treasures of Florence.

If you prefer not to take a car into Florence, there are numerous bus and train routes that transport you to the city centre. Cars usually cannot enter the inner city without a permit.

The main festivals of Florence

Scoppio del Carro - Good Friday and Easter Monday - a spectacular celebration. The cart (carro) starts from via Il Prato at 9 am. At 10 am the procession of clergy starts from the Church of SS. Apostoli. The explosion of the Cart occurs at 11 am.

Calcio Storico - 24 June plus two other days - primitve costumed football game virtually without rules.

Festa della Rificolona (Festival of the Lanterns), 7 and 8 September - one of Florence's oldest festivals. Market and children with their lanterns.

Self-catering apartments with pool near Florence

Self-catering apartments with pool (near Impruneta and Florence)

Podere Capiteto is located just 3 km from Impruneta, Tuscany's terracotta capital and increasingly a centre for hand-painted ceramics, and within easy reach of central Florence (20 minutes) by bus and less by car. We offer three vacation apartments for 2 (+1) persons, forming part of our recently restored Tuscan farm house. Horses may be hired from the neighbouring property for horseback excursions in Chianti wine country around us. Our olive orchard is an ideal area for children to run free in safety. More about Podere Capiteto accommodation near Florence.

Stay at Villa Gamberaia near Florence

Villa Gamberaia classic Tuscan villa (outskirts of Florence)

Villa Gamberaia, located near Settignano on the outskirts of Florence, is one of the most famous villas in Tuscany, subject of numerous books and documentaries on the villas and gardens of Tuscany. Until recently, only the gardens could be visited, but it is now possible to rent a self-catering apartment within the villa grounds or suites within the villa itself. Villa Gamberaia can be reached by ATAF bus from Florence. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to stay in a true Renaissance villa in Tuscany! More about vacation accommodation at Villa Gamberaia.

Podere Barberino vacation rooms in Tuscany

Country Rooms - air conditioned (near Chiocchio and Ugolino Golf)

Podere Barberino is a working winery located about 1 km from Chiocchio. The winery offers 6 double rooms with en suite bathrooms, two with air conditioning. Communal cooking facilities are available and traditional Tuscan dinners can be arranged. Podere Barberino houses various small farm animals and has a small soccer field, making it ideal for children. More about Podere Barberino farm stay accommodations in Tuscany.

vacation apartments near Ugolino golf

Country self-catering apartments - air conditioned (near Chiocchio and Florence)

Il Girasole offers three modern air-conditioned apartments for 2 - 5 persons. Each apartment has its own small terrace with tables and chairs. There are a restaurant, a bar and a grocery shop in Chiocchio, within a five minute walk of Il Girasole. We are located just 4 km from the famous Ugolino Golf Course . The SITA bus stop for Florence is a couple of minutes away and the ride to the very centre of Florence takes 45 minutes. More about "Il Girasole" vacation apartments to rent near Ugolino Golf Course.

Vacation in Chianti?

The city of Florence in Italy

Now is the moment to check property for sale in Italy. Prices are down and there are excellent opportunities ranging from farmhouses to wineries, especially in the Chianti Classico zone.

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