Guess what?! Paige is going to be taking a 2 week trip to Florence soon for her big birthday this year! What’s that? You’re super jealous? I know, me too, but moving on, we thought that with this awesome trip looming, she should start getting into the spirit of things.
We both love to travel, and we both love to travel like locals, so AirBNB is one of our favorite resources to consult. This trip is a little different for Paige because she’s going to be staying in a castle (yes you read that right, an actual castle), but generally we both prefer AirBNB to a hotel. It’s so fantastic because you can really immerse yourself in the culture of the place you’re in. Plus you tend to have a kitchen so you can cook for yourself and make your own coffee, which is great when you mainline caffeine like Paige does.
One of the features that we have talked about having on the site was a weekly AirBNB spotlight, with some of the coolest spaces that we have seen worldwide. What better time to start this than when one of us needs a little travel inspiration? Without further ado, here are a few of our favorite abodes for a Florentine Adventure.
That view though!!! Looking for an affordable spot to travel with the whole family? This penthouse flat can sleep up to six and has a rooftop terrace with a stunning view, all starting at only $40 per night!
For those of you who are searching for a romantic getaway, it doesn’t get much better than this little cottage. Recently remodeled and perched in a garden just outside of the city, you’ve got a killer view of the tourist sites while still feeling secluded, for as little as $97 per night.
For anyone who loves juxtaposition, this modern design loft in the heart of old town Florence will definitely fit the bill. With enough space for 2 guests, a stunning view of San Lorenzo’s basilica, and modern amenities, this place is a steal starting at $97 per night.
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This home is anything but average! A stunningly modern TREEHOUSE set on the grounds of a historic villa outside of Florence. With glass walls gazing over the Tuscan landscape, a pool, tennis courts and even printmaking workshops on site, you’ll have a hard time finding the desire to drive the short 15 minutes into Florence proper. The perfect place for a romantic getaway, starting at only $243 a night.
A little bit further afield, but definitely worth an overnight trip, this home is a renovated Tuscan hayloft in the middle of Chianti country. Another one with a private pool, this home can sleep up to 6 people, so is a great option for groups looking to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few days, especially considering you can book it starting at only $112 per night.
For the group who wants to stay in the middle of the hustle and bustle, this fantastically renovated historical flat in the center of town might be just the ticket. With enough space to sleep 6, charming original details and killer location, this one is a steal starting at $132 per night.
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Are you a princess (or prince) at heart? If so then this castle is the place for you. Even though the history of this home dates back tot he 1400’s, there is plenty of space for modern living both indoors and out. Only 10 minutes from the center of town, this dream escape can be yours starting at $364 per night.
Idyllic country setting only steps away from the city, what more could a traveller ask for? This super charming home is situated in private gardens, just across the Arno river from the main tourist destinations of Florence. With space to sleep 8, it could be the perfect home base for a traveling family, emphasis on the home. And with a starting price of $510 a night, you may not ever want to leave.
Modern living with historical touches and room for a crowd in the center of town, this stunning apartment has it all, and a killer view to boot! This 6 person space in a historic building on the banks of the Arno River is not only stunning to look at, but it’s easy to access as well, being walking distance to many popular sites and with an ELEVATOR inside (this is a rare occurrence in many historic towns). With a starting price of $486 per night, this is a fantastic option for a group of friends or a young family.