The Best Villas for your stay in Florence

All of Florence's key landmarks can be accessed from these villas
All of Florence's key landmarks can be accessed from these villas | © Vagabond it / Unsplash
Photo of Sheree Hooker
18 November 2020

The best way of experiencing Florence like a true local is to find a beautiful villa to call home during your stay. Naturally there are plenty to choose from but here are the very best homes to make your own in this gorgeous renaissance city.

The villas of Florence provide space where the city has little. Many are on the outskirts; countryside dwellings with crisp gardens and cityscapes. After a day exploring museums and galleries, the peace they bring can be the perfect tonic. Those worried about having to forgo the red-domed Duomo or Michelangelo’s David shouldn’t be. Florence’s key landmarks are still easily accessed from most.

Tenuta del Podestà

Villa
Tenuta del Podestà
Courtesy of Tenuta del Podestà / Expedia
Set in the romantic Florentine hills, Tenuta del Podestà is ideal for outdoor living. Its garden has a dipping pool, boules court and covered dining area. The two-bedroom, two-level villa holds up to six, while large French windows illuminate a comfortable living area. Those uninterested in the delights of the city – there are a few – should take the car and drive one hour to Chianti, the wine region.
More info

Tuscan Sun Villa

Villa
3/5 (2 Reviews)
Tuscan Sun Villa
Courtesy of Tuscan Sun Villa / Expedia
Located just three miles from the city centre, Tuscan Sun Villa is tucked away in quiet Pian Dei Giullari. It’s here that Galileo Galilei was exiled in the 1600s, spending his time observing the stars. Follow his lead – although you may prefer to do it in the villa’s outside hot tub. The villa is decorated in muted tones allowing its views over the hills to take centre stage. Free bikes allow guests to explore the region.
More info

Why Book With Culture Trip?

  • Free cancellation

    In these uncertain times, cancel or change for free on select properties.

  • Price-match guarantee

    Find a better price on your booking and we’ll match it. Simple.

  • Unbiased & trustworthy

    Book from recommendations handpicked by travel experts.

  • Villa Michelangelo

    Villa
    Villa Michelangelo 2
    Courtesy of Villa Michelangelo / Expedia
    In the attractive Palazzo Pitti district, Villa Michelangelo sits in one of Florence’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Its close proximity to the city makes it a convenient base for a weekend escape. And although the property’s décor is muted, its views are certainly not. This is especially true from the outdoor pool which looks over Florence’s terracotta roofs and the Duomo’s dome.
    More info

    Villa Fiorentina

    Villa
    Villa Fiorentina
    Courtesy of Villa Fiorentina / Expedia
    Situated to the northeast of Florence, in sleepy Settignano, this character villa fuses contemporary and period furnishings to great effect. Its higgledy-piggledy interior is an antidote to uniform chain hotels – each room is a new adventure. The highlight of the property is (arguably) the outdoor pool, which is lined with sun loungers and guarded by a gently reclining statue. Head here in the evenings for a glass of trebbiano.
    More info

    Poggio Imperiale Apartments

    Apartment, Villa
    4.5/5 (35 Reviews)
    Poggio Imperiale Apartments
    Courtesy of Poggio Imperiale Apartments / Expedia
    Price Drop
    Now from $91 per night
    This expansive family villa, built in 1860, has since been divided into nine, self-contained apartments. Each is decorated with antique furniture, terracotta floors and warm stucco walls. It sits close to Porta Romana, the most southern gate within the Oltrarno quarter, and offers easy access to Florence’s tourist hotspots. The complex also sits near the Boboli Gardens, a historic public gardens housing sculptures, fountains and a grand amphitheatre.
    More info

    Pogio Bello

    Villa
    4/5 (4 Reviews)
    Poggio Bello 2
    Courtesy of Pogio Bello / Expedia
    Dating from the 1400s, this property was once home to the Florentine Acciaioli family. It has retained its original glamour through priceless antiques and elaborate bed canopies. Fresh-from-the-oven pastries are served for breakfast and can be enjoyed in the communal lounge or large terrace garden. Make sure to ask for the torta di rose recipe from the hosts, it’s sure to impress at any dinner party.
    More info
    These recommendations were updated on November 18, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

    From this Article

    Cookies Policy

    We and our partners use cookies to better understand your needs, improve performance and provide you with personalised content and advertisements. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK"