One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Florence caters for its huge number of visitors with a vast choice of accommodation options, including many short-term rentals.
Whether you’re planning to visit Florence for days, weeks or months, there’ll be somewhere to stay that suits what you need. And one of the most popular choices for those visiting for a prolonged period of time is an apartment rental that acts as a ‘home from home’ but without any long-term commitment. We’ve selected three of the best online resources for finding a short-term rental in Florence.
Booking.com are our number one choice for finding a short-term furnished apartment in Florence for anything from a few days up to a few weeks. The platform is known mainly as a hotel booking website, though they also have a large number of listed apartments. When we looked for daily or weekly rentals in Florence, almost 400 apartments were available, starting at €85 per night for a two-bed apartment in the southern suburbs of the city. Booking.com also offer a Best Price Guarantee as well as customer reviews for each property so you can read what previous guests have had to say about their stay.
Founded in 2013 with the mission of turning the traditional rentals market on its head, Uniplaces is a marketplace of unique accommodation options for students, young workers, digital nomads, travellers or families. Catering for those seeking mid and long-term rentals, they have a vast choice of properties for all budgets. Their solution promises to get rid of guarantors, hassle and bureaucracies, with a platform that is easy, fast and safe. When we searched for properties in Florence, we found over 130 apartments available, with prices starting at €600 for a cosy one-bed studio close to the city centre. Booking is easy too, and Uniplaces wait until 24 hours after you move-in to transfer your first month’s rent to the landlord, allowing you time to confirm that everything’s ok with your new place.
With over 230 Florence properties on its books, Spotahome has a fine selection of apartments for rent spread all the way across the city and even down the coast into the city suburbs. Monthly rates range from as little as €740 for a cosy one-bedroom apartment in the Oltrarno neighbourhood of central Florence, up to €9,500 for a lavish three-bed property close to the city’s iconic Doumo. It’s worth noting that prices can drop by as much as 7% if the apartment is rented out for a period of 6 months or more. Like most short-term rental companies, Spotahome also adds admin fees to the price, so watch out for these too.