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The cradle of art, the mother of the Italian language, the home of the Opera…
Florence is a dangerous place: it has everything a traveler could want. In this, it is as disconcerting, just as entering the British Library can be disconcerting for an avid reader. It is impossible to get to know Florence in its entirety, unless you are planning on taking a sabbatical year (and perhaps, even that wouldn’t be enough).
The cradle of art, the mother of the Italian language, the home of the Opera… To enjoy Florence to the full, to understand it, one must experience it for what it is: an all-absorbing emotional experience requiring a nosedive into a new element, with the utmost joy and with one’s senses full alert. Only then, whether for a day, a week or a month, wherever you came from, you can consider yourself Florentine.
”I had reached that stage of excitement where one feels the heavenly sensations granted by the Arts and one’s most passionate feelings. As I emerged from the porch of Santa Croce, I was seized with a fierce palpitation of the hearth; the well-spring of life was dried up within me, and I walked in constant fear of falling to the ground ” – so Stendhal wrote in the passage that inaugurated the famous syndrome named after the author, also known as the “syndrome of Florence”: dizziness, before so much and such extraordinary magnificence.
It’s easy to get here by air or land. Florence is well-connected with the rest of Italy and with Europe by Amerigo Vespucci airport, also known as Peretola, after its location. In terms of public transport, the small electric buses that crisscross the centro storico can be useful if you’re all walked out. Buy tickets beforehand from tobacconists or news stands and stamp them on the bus.
It’s no wonder Florence was rated the best city in Europe in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Let’s discover together this gorgeous region rich in history and culture and 8 unforgettable experiences you can take while visiting Florence.
The Cathedral and its dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Giotto’s bell tower, the Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Michelangelo’s David, the Uffizzi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, the Galleria dell’Accademia, Galleria Palatina, Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, San Miniato, San Lorenzo, masterpieces by Donatello, Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo… Florence is all this and much more!
You can enjoy all of this in one of our self catering accommodation options, including many villas with a private pool, villas near the beach, family villas or villas for couples. If you’re looking for a family villa, we’ll recommend Villa Dell’ Imperatore, which is a detached villa overlooking the valley below with private pool offering accommodation for 7 people. The villa is set among a large park (10 acres) with landscaped gardens and its interior decor set with antiques furniture and paintings from 1800’s.