The beautiful Renaissance city of Florence is home to a third of the world’s art treasures. Cut in two by the River Arno it is compact with narrow fourteenth century streets cutting dark gashes between the stone buildings.
A gentler pace than the larger cities but with world-class gastronomy, culture, shopping and art, Florence boasts a largely pedestrianised historical centre, offering easy access to a cherished countryside. All this and more make this city a no-brainer to an international buyer looking to combine all the best that city living has to offer.
The majority of the housing stock in central Florence is apartments, with those on the banks of the Arno being particularly highly prized. For villas and detached houses, the hills just to the north and south of the City, such as Settignano, Fiesole and Poggio Imperiale, are the favoured choice for those wishing to be within a short drive of the centre.