Florence holidays are some of the most popular for travelers the world round. This capital of Tuscany has been referred to as the Cradle of the Renaissance because of the instrumental role it played in spiriting this seminal period of enlightenment, reason, and artistic creativity into the culture of Europe. Today, visitors to Florence can view the great, priceless treasures contained within the city’s most prized museums, churches, palaces, and galleries. You can enjoy a luxury holiday in Florence, complete with a gorgeous hotel or private accommodation, and tours of some of the city’s finest locales, or stay in one of the city's hostels for a cheaper way to go. The Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, and Uffizi Gallery are just some of the best attractions in the city that, all together, draw more than 6 million tourists to Florence each and every year.
There are a wide variety of Florence holiday accommodations from which to choose. Your options are certainly not restricted to hotels and bed and breakfasts, of which there are many fine ones. You will also find a nice selection of villas in the Tuscan hills, apartments in the city, farmhouses in the outlying areas, and hostels for those looking to save as much money as possible. For those not looking to spare any expense on a luxury holiday in Florence, there are several stunning hotels that resemble palaces more than anything else. It just depends on where you wish to stay in the city. There are fine hotels in centuries-old buildings that are within easy walking distance of the Piazza della Signoria, the Palazzo Vecchio, and Il Duomo. In fact, as you make plans for your Florence holidays, you will come to realize that the size of the city is such that you can walk between all of the city’s popular attractions quite easily in one afternoon. As such, no matter which hotel or other accommodation you choose to stay at in the city, you will be in prime location in the heart of all the action.
You can also enjoy a luxury holiday in Florence outside the city center, and also stay close enough so that getting into the city everyday requires nothing more than a short bus or train ride. Florence holiday accommodations like villas and farmhouses in the Tuscan hills are very popular options for people traveling in big groups, looking to stay beyond the collective tourist trappings of the city center. If you are not married to the idea of staying right in the middle of Florence, you will find that there are a range of options outside the city that also provide for an excellent experience. In any event, Florence holidays are all about enjoying the pace of life in Tuscany. If you can escape the tourists from time to time, this is an advantage in itself.
Florence holidays are enriched by the cultural heritage of the city itself. Great masterworks by the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci can be found around seemingly every corner. Alluring attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery display great Renaissance artwork, and captivating gems like the Boboli Gardens take visitors back in time to a period of opulence and wealth in medieval Florence. Any trip to this wonderful city is sure to be a memorable one.