To enjoy Florence at its best, there’s nothing better than a luxury Florence apartment from Dolce Vita Villas. Our luxury Florence apartments come in a range of sizes and are ideal for those who want a taste of luxury Florence accommodation while visiting the city of Michaelangelo and Botticelli. Take a Florence apartment rental and you will have the ideal base for exploring all the delights of this fascinating city. All our Florence luxury flats are close by the sights, the Uffizzi gallery, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Accademia where the original of Michaelangelo’s David stands. Renting a Florence luxury apartment will give you unrivalled access to the goldsmiths shops on the Ponte Vecchio.
Florence must be high on most people's top ten cities to visit. Its supply of cultural and historic sights is virtually inexhaustible, yet many expect to see it all in just a few days. A walk from your Florence apartment across the Ponte Vecchio, pausing to shop at the boutique jewellers on the bridge, along the Arno, through the Uffizi (with Botticelli's masterpieces, Venus and Spring) to the Piazza della Signoria, on the Duomo and Baptistery, then on to Santa Croce via the Bargello Museum and the Accademia to see Michaelangelo's David - it dosn't take too long, but how many years of history and how much creative genius did it take? A lot, and the city repays every minute taken to explore it and all its marvels.
Florence luxury apartments are the way to see it all to best advantage since the city is heavily pedestrianised and driving in the centre is not an option. Many central Florence apartments have great views over rooftops or onto architectural gems, so you really feel part of the Florence experience. If you want to see a little of the countryside and surroundings, then try a Florence villa rental, then drop the car at a car park and use public transport to get to the centre. If you go at the right time of year there are events unique to Florence to be experienced, such as the “Calcio in costume”, an historic football match with origins in a siege of the city of 1530. Also the Easter fireworks at the Duomo which include an exploding cart.
Throughout the year, the Ponte Vecchio goldsmiths and the fashion houses of the Via Tornabuoni offer shopping of the very highest order and very “made in Italy”. Ferragamo, Gucci, Emilio Pucci and Prada all have their origins and therefore flagship stores in the city. The Enoteca Pinchiorri with three Michelin stars heads the list of distinguished Florentine restaurants, but you'll find great examples of Tuscan cooking everywhere you look, even in the humblest trattoria, so while your Florence apartment rental may provide you with a home from home, you will need to venture out to sample the delights on offer.