Where does one visit on their Tuscany holidays? For many, there is only one possible focal point: the remarkable capital city of this region and internationally renowned artistic, architectural and historical jewel, Florence.
The Villa Poggio Secco apartment, one of the leading Italian villas, is a mere 10 minute drive from Florence, the splendid capital of the Italian Renaissance, with its romantic river bank and the old shops on the Ponte Vecchio, the city's oldest bridge that crosses the Arno River.

Discover Renaissance delights from your apartments in Florence

Once you have reached the Ponte Vecchio, continue to Piazza della Signoria, the symbol of the once formidable power of the de' Medici family.

This L-shaped square is a key attraction for anyone staying in Florence holiday homes, serving as a meeting place for Florentines and tourists as well as being home to the wide arches of the Loggia dei Lanzi, below which important meetings and official ceremonies were held.

Other reasons to head to Piazza della Signoria include the opportunity to admire the Neo-Renaissance Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali, built in 1871, and even a copy of Michelangelo's David. This is the original location of the Renaissance sculptural masterpiece, the original now in the city's Galleria dell'Accademia.
It is also at Piazza della Signoria where can find the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's massive Romanesque town hall. This stunning crenelated fortress-palace, in turn, contains the extraordinary frescoes of Giorgio Vasari, which decorate the Sala dei Cinquecento.
Finally, in the middle of the square is the imposing Fountain of Neptune. Commissioned in 1565 and completed by sculptor Bartolomeo Ammannati, it has been subject to considerable vandalism down the centuries, but was nonetheless a point of reference for subsequent fountains.

From artistic treasures to relaxation on the Arno

Continuing your walk, you will finally arrive at the Uffizi Gallery, which is nothing less than one of the Western world's oldest, most famous and most prestigious museums.
The oldest parts of the palace date back to 1860, while artists represented in its priceless collection of art include - but are no means limited to - Giotto, Cimabue, Raphael, Leonardo and Botticelli. It is a truly world-renowned attraction that is not to be missed.
After experiencing the irresistible charm of the art world, those visiting Florence from their Italian villas may opt to relax on the Arno, observing its slow but constant flow, perhaps while sipping an aperitif in one of the bars on the river's banks.
Such pleasure is all possible when you choose to stay in this part of Tuscany at the exceptionally well-appointed, comfortable and perfectly sited Villa Poggio Secco apartment, one of the leading apartments in Florence.

Contact our reservation number now, + 44 790 415 3486, to find out more about this prestigious Florence holiday home and the wider attractions of Tuscany.

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