Visiting the stunningly beautiful city of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and cultural center of Tuscany is always an amazing experience. It is very easy to see how artists could be continuously inspired simply from taking up residence in Florence. The natural beauty of the city and surrounding hills has the ability to make even the most jaded holiday traveler stop and ponder. Drinking a bottle of wine on the steps of Piazza Michelangelo, taking a slow Sunday stroll along the Arno or spending a day in the Uffizi contemplating how so much talent was concentrated in this area all are part of the experience that is Florence.
The beauty of Florence is absorbed through all five senses in addition to through the mind, and living like a native Florentine will make your visit that much more rewarding. Rather than staying in one of the huge number of hotels that Florence boasts, staying in an apartment that is adapted as a holiday residence will give you an experience that is much closer to that of living like a local. Returning to an apartment after a day of soaking up culture before a night of soaking up fabulous Tuscan food is a relaxing transition and could make you want to take up permanent residence.
There is also a great diversity in what type and location of apartment you have available. Whether your preference is for the pulsing center of the city or the scenic and tranquil surrounding hills that are only a few minutes outside of the city you can find an apartment that can meet or exceed all your expectations. The range of holiday residences is immense, and virtually everyone, from a 20 something couple to a family with small children, can find fabulous apartments that will make the experience of visiting the birthplace of the Renaissance that much more unforgettable.
To really enjoy your holiday in Florence you only need to stay in the city center, in order to reach the most important museums and works of art directly by foot. It is certainly the best way to discover the beauties of this wonderful city, while at the same time doing a little movement! If you are looking for a place to stay on a budget, there are many cheap solutions to choose: a holiday apartment in the center of Florence, for instance, is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday without spending a fortune.
A holiday apartment has some distinct differences and advantages over a hotel room. Firstly, the size, a slightly larger space can mean a world of difference in how comfortable you are. Of course, having a kitchen at your disposal is amazingly convenient and gives you the opportunity to do a little experimenting with the art of Tuscan cookery that is as renowned as the painting and sculpture. Lastly, and most importantly, is the feeling of being at home. Taking up residence in this beautiful city is a dream for many, and living, even temporarily, in a Florentine apartment offers a small sense of fulfilling that dream.
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