In the north-eastern corner of Tuscany lies the province of Florence: a beautiful region intersected by the Arno River, which has one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, and perhaps even in the world. An ideal holiday destination thanks to the beautiful landscape of picturesque villages, wooded hills, historical monuments and, of course, unique holiday homes with Belvilla. We not only have beautiful farmhouses in the rolling hills, and luxurious villas surrounded by vineyards, but also city apartments in Florence itself. A holiday home in the city has the great advantage that it often costs less than a hotel, and you are at the heart of bustling city life! Whatever your holiday preference, with Belvilla you'll find the right accommodation for your holiday in Florence.
In the heart of Tuscany lies the beautiful city of Florence. Florence is also known as "the Athens of Italy", and with good reason, thanks to the rich cultural heritage the city lays claim to. While on holiday in Florence you can enjoy dozens of museums, including the world-famous Uffizi museum, and sights not to be missed such as the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. This city has everything you need for history, art, culture and fashion. Put on your walking shoes and stroll around St. Mark's Cathedral, the Baptistery of Florence with its original bronze doors and the Galleria degli Uffizi, perhaps the most famous museum in the world. There are few places in Florence worth missing. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo at sunset, and then let yourself be seduced by delicious Italian cuisine and Tuscan Chianti wine! After a full-on day in the city, you can relax in your own self-catering accommodation in Florence.
A visit to the city of Florence should not be missed while on holiday. But the province has a number of other beautiful villages and towns which are also well worth a visit. How about Empoli, Pontassieve, Fiesole, Greve and Signa? What's more, nature lovers will not be bored while on holiday in Florence! Around Florence, you will find the beautiful forest Vallombrosa, situated on the slopes of the Pratomagno with dozens of freshwater springs. From the city, via Vallina and Pontassieve, you can go for a lovely long walk in this forest. Enjoy the hilly landscape scattered with olive groves, forests, vineyards and even marshes! Book a holiday home in Florence soon, and enjoy a varied holiday for the whole family.
Delicious food is also part of your holiday. Florentine cuisine is all about honest, fresh and local produce. Many dishes are based on meat, such as the antipasti crostini toscani, sliced raw ham (prosciutto) and various types of sausage. The well-known prosciutto is often eaten with melon in the summer months. The most famous meat dish is perhaps the bistecca alla fiorentina, beef roasted on a charcoal grill. Of course, all dishes are drizzled with the delicious local olive oil. Enjoy a truly Italian experience from your holiday home in Florence!