A Special Vacation in Florence
The majority of the villas in and around Florence date back to the Renaissance when they were built as exclusive summer residences for the noble families of the time. Many of them were constructed for the powerful Medici family which ruled the Republic of Florence from the late 14th century up until the power passed to the Lorraines.
Florence villas thus boast the best positions, usually atop hills as you'll see from the many fantastic villas in the Mugello to the north of Florence or the amazing villas in Chianti surrounded by majestic vineyards and ancient olive groves.
Many Florence villas are available to be rented as a whole property, making them perfectly suitable for families or groups of friends traveling together. In this case, they are also ideal for celebrating a private event such as a wedding reception or party since you'll have the entire villa and gardens for your own use.
Many, on the other hand, have been divided up and offer accommodation in elegant apartments or as exclusive bed and breakfasts or refined hotels, with each bedrooms carefully furnished in typical Florentine style. In all these cases, the villa today offers all modern comforts and facilities you've come to expect from a home away from home.