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We get a lot of requests for recommendations, often based on quite specific needs, such as a family traveling with small children looking for a B&B or another wanting to stay in a self catering apartment within easy to reach of all of the main attractions or even couples looking for the perfect honeymoon hotel or luxurious villa for their destination wedding venue. Sometimes its just a case of getting some feedback on the different areas of Florence and how they best respond to your needs.  And sometimes we know that you are just looking for some personal feedback on the many choices.

Your Eyes and Ears in Florence

With our on-site experience, having lived in Tuscany & Florence for years, and keeping in mind the variety of requests and needs, the VisitFlorence Team provides in-depth reviews, independent observations, and interviews of a select group of accommodations. The objective is to get to know the owners and share our impressions, making suggestions as to who would find each place interesting and why!

We speak directly with the owners and those who work in close daily contact with guests, hearing and experiencing the passion they put into their hospitality and the work they do. Our aim is to introduce some of the vacation villa rentals and holiday homes or farmhouses to you as you are searching for and considering which is the perfect place to stay at during your time in Florence - helping you book a place feeling like you already know them.

We are certain this will ensure you have a great holiday in Florence!

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Antiche Dimore Fiorentine: Boutique B&Bs in Downtown Florence

The Antiche Dimore Fiorentine is a small group of small bed and breakfasts in a residential neighborhood just minutes from Piazza San Marco in the historical center of Florence. All of the rooms in Johanna, Antica Dimora Johlea and Antica Dimora Firenze are tastefully furnished with antiques and precious fabrics and poster beds and all are designed to welcome you into an atmosphere of a home with common areas that remind you of a living room and dining room at a friend's home.

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Villa Antea - Luxury & Timeless Elegance

Villa Antea is just a few minutes from the historic center of Florence. The luxury villa, built at the beginning of the 1900s, offers just 6 elegant rooms furnished with antiques, fine silk tapestries and bathrooms finished with marvelous Carrara marble. All elements to make your stay in Florence truly special!

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La Tinaia: Family-Run Holiday Apartments near Florence

These 5 vacation apartments just 15 km outside of the Florence offer a serene setting where you can truly relax & enjoy the beauty of Tuscany while being close to Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano. The family-run vineyard & olive groves surround the apartments, offering wine tastings and cellar visits.

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Borgo de Greci: Affordable Elegance for your Holiday

The newly refurbished holiday apartments Borgo de Greci set in the heart of the historic district of Florence feature spacious accommodations with an elegant & modern decor - perfect for long & short stays.

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Review by VisitFlorence: Palazzo La Medicea & Terrace Roof Top

The two dynamic ladies that run Palazzo La Medicea, a residence in the city center of Florence have created special corner for your vacation in the middle of it all. Comfort, convenience and a terrace that adds the WOW factor

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Casa dei Tintori B&B - Holiday in a Genuine Medieval Palazzo

Surrounded by the colors and history of Florence, B&B Casa dei Tintori will ignite your imagination with its colors, perfumes and textures.  There are 5 B&B suites highlighting the original architecture and origins of this historic building.

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La Masseria - Vacation Apartments Close to Florence, Chianti & Pisa

Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, about 30 km from Florence, La Masseria Holiday Home Rental offers 3 independent apartments that can be rented separately or together accommodating up to 13 people. Includes outdoor pool and free Wifi.

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Porcigliano B&B - Hearty, Organic Breakfast in Mugello

Guests can relax in the garden, take walks in the nearby hills and enjoy a rich breakfast made with organic local ingredients all near the city center of Florence.  A stay at the eco-fiendly Porcigliano Bed and Breakfast promises a welcoming and relaxing setting for your holiday in the Tuscan countryside.

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Casa Palmira B&B - By Bus Ride from Florence

Tucked away in the green rolling hills of the Mugello, the Casa Palmira near Florence enjoys a unique location just 9km from the famous Etruscan-Roman town of Fiesole and 16km from Florence. The stone home offers rooms, suites and a two bedroom apartment.

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Podere Le Cave: The Florence Skyline at Sunset

Truly spectacular views from the sunny terrace of B&B Podere Le Cave will enchant you at this cosy bed and breakfast only minutes away from the Florence city center. Promises of tranquility, easy day trips to Chianti & many photo opportunities await you now

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Le Stanze di Santa Croce B&B - Close to Piazza

Guests can not only enjoy spacious comfortable rooms, a delicious breakfast at Le Stanze di Santa Croce B&B but also the possibility to go to the market and cook a delious lunch with Mariangela.

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Poggio al Sole - Trekking, Sun & Saffron Flowers

Poggio al Sole B&B offers 5 double rooms furnished in typical Tuscan decor, with wood-beamed ceilings and terracotta floors and a brand new swimming pool.  Within minutes you can drive or take public transport to the city center of Florence.

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Agriturismo Frascole, Near Florence, Wine & Olive oil

Located in the hills of Chianti Rufina, just a short distance from Florence, Agriturismo Frascole is a large wine producing estate with 5 traditional self-catering apartments for a budget conscious traveller.

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B&B Due Volpi - Romance of the Countryside

The B&B Due Volpi boasts a country chic decor perfect for couples searching for a romantic stay in the countryside, just a short drive to Florence. Plan a leaisurely day by the pool, a dinner with the owner or hiking the many nearby trails.

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A Review: Residenza d'Epoca Toscanelli - In the Middle of it All

Restored with passion, conviction and a deep appreciation of what makes a vacation special, the Residenza d’Epoca Toscanelli with 5 double rooms and 1 panoramic suite with living room in bustling city center of Florence guarantees a tranquil and quiet atmosphere directly in front of Palazzo Pitti.

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La Topaia B&B - Cooking Lessons & Sunflowers in Mugello

Admire the vast fields of sunflowers which surround the Agriturismo La Topaia with its mini apartments & B&B style rooms.  Have fun experiemnting in the kitchen with the owner and share in her passion for the authentic flavours of Tuscany.

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Fattoria il Lago - Just outside the City Center

A 400 hectare wine producing estate located on 40 minutes from the city cente of Florence, Fattoria il Lago provides self catering apartments with shared pool for guests in Tuscany.  Ask about their wine cellar and sign up for a tasting.

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Villa Cafaggiolo:Tranquil Holiday Apartments in Florence Countryside

A cozy Tuscan vacation rental, Villa Cafaggiolo is just minutes outside of the city center of Florence. This 17th century farmhouse features 3 self catering holiday apartments on a family run estate with fabulous views, olive groves, private pool & modern accessories like WiFi, AC and flat screen TV.

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Agricola Poderino - Surrounded by Olives & Vineyards

Only minutes from Florence, Agricola Poderino is a tranquil and peaceful vacation rental for up to 4 persons.  Enjoy living in the countryside, the small towns while being only a short drive to the city center, museums and great restaurants.

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Fattoria dell'Orto degli Ulivi - Family Fun at a Genuine Tuscan Farm

The Fattoria dell'Orto degli Ulivi is a cozy farmhouse in the hills of Florence, a few minutes by car from the city. The farm has a house with 5 double bedrooms and main modern amenities and it's rented in full in the high season (up to 10 guests). Outdoor pool, organic products.

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La Canigiana Holiday Apartments: Florence Hillside

The Agriturismo La Canigiana, specializes in organic olive oil and tranquility.  There are 2 panoramic apartments for up to 3 persons each for an intimate and relaxing vacation in the hillside just outside outside of Florence.

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B&B Casa del Garbo - Vacation in the Heart of Florence

Casa del Garbo B&B offers luxury accommodation in Piazza della Signoria facing Palazzo Vecchio in both elegant rooms and suites. The exclusive b&b in Florence offers an intimate and convenient location in the heart of Florence steps away from the Uffizi, Duomo and all the sights.

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