From luxury condos overlooking the city to restored Renaissance buildings steeped in history, these incredible Airbnbs in Florence are the ideal choice for visitors seeking home comforts while on holiday.
Luxury Renaissance-style apartment near the Duomo
The main room in Florence's Ampio Appartmente | Courtesy of Francesco / Airbnb
You’ll feel like an aristocrat in this apartment in the very heart of Florence. Bright and spacious, the flat boasts frescoed ceilings, tiled floors and authentic period details. An eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture provides pops of colour set against sleek white walls, creating an atmosphere of playful elegance. A full-size kitchen with an induction hob and stainless steel appliances means this apartment is perfect for hosting a dinner party or having a relaxing family meal after a day of sightseeing. Easily accommodating up to eight guests in two opulent bedrooms, you’ll sleep in style close to major attractions including Giotto’s Bell Tower, the church of Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo. Extra features include an original stone fireplace with a bio-furnace and a small but sunny balcony.
Romantic luxury apartment with panoramic city views
The view from Precious Suite, Florence | Courtesy of Charlotte / Airbnb
Perched high above the city in the heart of the Oltrarno district, this immaculate luxury condo overlooks the breathtaking Ponte Vecchio on the south bank of the Arno. Oversized pale-grey tiled floors, bare white walls and exposed A-frame wooden ceilings create a polished modern atmosphere. Minimalist, retro-chic furniture in muted tones of slate grey and purple are both stylish and comfortable. A grand window in the kitchen allows for plenty of light and panoramic views to start your day off on a sunny note. A sleek, luxurious main bedroom features a cosy king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom made from marble. For a relaxing night in to end your holiday, enjoy a romantic dinner for two on the private balcony with the twinkling lights of Florence as your backdrop.
Overlooking the Fontana del Nettuno in the centre of Florence, this flamboyantly decorated townhouse occupies the top storey of a historic Renaissance-era building. Soaring frescoed ceilings, original terracotta flooring and antique furniture create an atmosphere of grandeur and elegance. The decadent living room features an ornate tapestry, and an imposing statue stands against its long white walls, but despite the antiques this Airbnb retains a homely, welcoming vibe. French doors draped in heavy silks invite you to the exclusive balcony, giving you the chance to marvel at the exquisite views of the bustling Piazza della Signoria far below. Accommodating up to seven guests in three opulent bedrooms, this space is ideal for large group holidays or your next fancy soirée.
Situated in the rolling hills outside Florence city centre, Castello di Volognano is a fully restored 11th-century castle that has been updated with modern touches without losing any of its charm. Interiors boast authentic terracotta floors, exposed-wood ceilings and antique furniture spread across three levels. Enjoy picturesque walks in the surrounding vineyards and olive groves or take a swim in the huge pool, which offers 360-degree views over the scenery. Each of the six bedchambers is comfortable and uniquely decorated with four-poster beds and period finishes. There is a personal chef available for cooking at an additional cost and a billiards lounge on the top level. Though it’s just a 30-minute drive from the popular attractions, you may never want to leave.
16th-century luxury apartment Raffaello in Oltrarno
The interiors of this 16th-century apartment are sophisticated and elegant | Courtesy of Bettina / Airbnb
This 16th-century apartment occupies the first floor of the Palazzo Medici in the Oltrarno district. With high ceilings, herringbone tiling and antique furniture, the interiors are sophisticated and elegant. Tall arched windows draped in flowing white curtains bring in plenty of light. Covering three levels, the three bedrooms and four bathrooms comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Read a book by the carved stone hearth or prepare a family meal in the marble kitchen. It’s within walking distance of the various artisanal shops and lively nightlife of Santo Spirito, so you can enjoy the best of Florence from the decadence of this historic locale.
Built in the 1970s, this chic villa located in the suburb of Bagno a Ripoli exudes retro Italian cool and is a design lover’s dream. The wooden floors and brilliant white walls are centred around a visually stunning polished-wood and Lucite spiral staircase. The Airbnb consists of four bright, airy bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and one with a Jacuzzi tub. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light, and there’s a great array of vintage furniture to lounge on. Sleek black cabinets and smooth marble countertops make for a functional and dazzling kitchen. Recline by the outdoor pool or enjoy aperitivo on one of the three panoramic terraces.
On the north bank of the Arno, this 17th-century palazzo is located in Florence’s most upscale neighbourhood. The bright two-storey residence is fashioned with original wall boiserie (wooden panelling) and sumptuous antique furniture in hues of red and gold. Standout features include three expansive terraces with panoramic views of the Duomo and an octagonal bedroom with an ornate arched ceiling. Enjoy charcuterie and wine on the patio or dine in the living room while watching the river gently flow by. A grand professional-style kitchen is decorated in white and gold, with marble countertops adding to the luxurious vibe. Accommodating up to six people, this three-bed, three-bath penthouse is sure to make your stay one to remember.
This lovely one-bedroom apartment sits directly on Via de’ Tornabuoni in the historical centre of Florence. Dark-wood flooring, brilliant white walls and framed artworks create a modern, gallery-like atmosphere. The minimalist contemporary furnishings are comfortable, and the apartment is stylised in soft tones of slate grey and energetic pops of red. Ideal for long lazy weekends, the flat accommodates up to three guests. After a day of shopping and sightseeing, relax with a glass of wine on the private outdoor patio. With Florence’s top designer boutiques, museums and restaurants are right on your doorstep, you won’t have to go far to enjoy the best of the city.
The dining area at this apartment overlooking the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy | Courtesy of Stefano / Airbnb
This ultra-modern flat sits on the south bank of the Arno with views of the famous Ponte Vecchio. All-white interiors are offset by contemporary furnishings in natural tones of beige and wood. Big enough for a group getaway or a family vacation, the apartment houses up to six guests in three bedrooms; the main room is the star of the show, with an en-suite bathroom offering captivating views of the river and cityscape. Large windows throughout let in plenty of light, making the spacious flat feel even bigger. There’s a full kitchen for self-catering, but if you can’t be bothered to cook, some of Florence’s most popular restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance. Centrally located in the Oltrarno neighbourhood, artisan studios, lively nightlife and well-known attractions are all waiting for you in this most sought-after part of the city.