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It’s perfect romantic weekend territory; a luxury apartment in Florence, all the time and space to make your own and explore this enchanting city. The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence is well known for its’ extraordinary Renaissance art and architectural masterpieces. The entire city centre is a Unesco World Heritage site and it’s one of those delightful small cities where you can spend a few days and really get to know its’ narrow cobbled streets. To really feel at home, stay in an apartment and come and go as you please. We love Apartments Florence, now we cover their top 5 Best Luxury Vacation Apartment Rentals in Florence…

1. Ponte Vecchio Balcony

Located steps from Ponte Vecchio, the world’s most famous bridge, in the Oltrarno area, this beautiful Ponte Vecchio Balcony apartment has 1 bedroom and can sleep up to 4 guests. The balcony has to be our favourite spot here, you’ll never tire of this view, you’re so close you can almost touch Ponte Vecchio! The view is so incredible partly because you’re on the fourth floor, but the building has an elevator; a very rare find in downtown Florence! Inside a recent renovation has created an elegant, chic space with a clever balance of contemporary style and rustic touches. It’s bright and airy thanks to the huge windows, there’s a spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen with a dining table, a large master bedroom and a newly renovated bathroom. The neighbourhood is charming, packed with boutiques, cafés and several reputable restaurants.

2. Signoria Art

The Signoria Art apartment is located in the very heart of the city, right inside a historical palace in Piazza della Signoria; a stunning square packed with palaces, sculptures and fountains. The entrance to this place is simply divine; you are literally staying in an aristocratic palace; climb the grand steps to the elevator and head to your third-floor apartment. A sophisticated, opulent gem awaits; with marble decorations, whitewashed wooden beams and rustic parquet flooring creating a feeling of grandeur. Despite the classy style, the very comfortable 2-bed apartment is fitted with all the mod cons you could hope for. There’s a modern kitchen, a living area and the bedrooms each has their own private bathroom.

3. Ponte Vecchio Guelfo

If you have to bring other people with you, Ponte Vecchio Guelfo apartment is a great choice; there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms so it very comfortably sleeps six guests. It’s located on Borgo San Jacopo in the Oltrarno neighbourhood of Florence with cafes, restaurants, boutiques and artisan shops right outside. The contemporary apartment is achingly stylish, decorated mainly with an on-trend palette of whites and greys. As well as the bedrooms and bathrooms, there is a living room and kitchen area with a dining table for 6, outside a delightful terrace offers spectacular city views and a lovely space to dine and relax.

4. Tornabuoni Terrace

As well as appreciating the art of Florence, it’s a heavenly place to shop and Tornabuoni Terrace apartment makes its home in the city’s luxury shopping district. Set on the sixth floor, the apartment boasts a stunning rooftop terrace. Although it’s chic, contemporary and inviting inside, you’ll struggle to want to spend time anywhere but out on your rooftop paradise, here you have a dining table and outdoor lounge furniture; relax with a glass of something chilled and sparkly and feast on the amazing panoramic views. The apartment sleeps up to six guests, there are two bedrooms, a living area with a sofa bed and dining table, a fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom.

5. La Magione degli Alighieri

For a travelling family or a group of friends, why not head slightly out of the city and take over a beautiful historic country villa in the hills of Florence. The exclusive apartment, La Magione degli Alighieri, sleeps up to 10 guests and is set in a quiet, peaceful area that oozes natural beauty, yet you are still only a few minutes from downtown Florence. Shops, restaurants, markets, parks and cafés can all be found just a short walk away and you have a stunning Italian Garden surrounding the villa to explore. The refined apartment is set across two levels, the interior is elegance personified; a recent restoration has been extremely sympathetic, ensuring historic features are carefully maintained. The apartment includes a well-equipped kitchen, a stylish dining room and a large living area which leads out to a covered patio. The bedrooms are all spacious and there are five bathrooms.

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