RV Rental Florence
What’s not to love about Florence? The city has the Duomo, Michelangelo’s David and Ponte Vecchio. There are impossibly elegant people zooming around effortlessly on vespas, and gelato. It’s all surrounded by stunning Tuscan countryside, the antidote to any mid-life crisis. Don’t wait for that though, get a campervan rental in Florence and soak it all up.
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There are many details to take care of when planning a big road trip, so let Motorhome Republic shoulder some of the load to ensure you get the best possible deal on Florence camper rental. Visit our website, or download the mobile app, and get the process started. You’ll need to put some details into the search engine, such as your city of pick-up, travel dates and driver’s age, to be shown all the available campers for your trip. We have a best-price guarantee, so you can book with total confidence. We also have 450 depots, spread over 28 countries, to deliver the ideal starting point for your adventure.
Beyond Florence: Road Trips in Italy
Florence has its own airport, just four kilometres from the city. Florence is a wonderful base from which to start a tour of Tuscany. Visit Civita di Bagnoregio, a tiny village on an island-like clifftop; Orvieto, home to one of the world’s most beautiful cathedrals; or the larger town of Siena, where they make great ice cream.
From Florence, you can easily explore the rest of Italy. If you head North you will find Milan and Turin. In case you drive South, you will be able to discover Rome and the Amalfi Coast.
Alternatively, you could drive to France or Switzerland.
Where to stay in Florence
Antica Etruria is a dedicated camping site in the town on Sesto Fiorentino, on the border of the city area of Florence. It is open from March until September.
Food and Drink in Italy: La Dolce Vita
Florence has a strong claim to being the birthplace of Italian gastronomy, so put away the camper rental stove for at least one day. Tuscany has a great influence over the development of the national cuisine. A good place to start your culinary journey is at the Mercato Centrale, the city market in a historic building. Sample made-that-morning mozzarella, any variety of cheeses, fresh pasta, pizza, fish and meat. There are restaurants and a cafeteria inside. Or, head around the back to traditional Trattoria de Mario, a famous, family-run eatery. It is only open for lunch and you will know you are in the right place by the queues outside.
Another gem is Casa del Vino, tucked behind leather stalls at St Lorenzo market. They have the best selection of Tuscan wines in the city, many sold by the glass. The food is simple, such as the suckling pig that sits on a marble slab ready to be sliced into delicious porchetta sandwiches.
Attractions of Florence, things to do
Michelangelo grew up in Tuscany and there is a treasure-trove of his renaissance art throughout the city. The most famous of his sculptures is David, the original is found in the Galleria dell’Accademia, and copies are on display at Pallazzo Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo, the hillside plaza that looks over the city. The Pallazzo Vecchio is a museum and symbol of civic rule in Florence, the building consisting of Roman ruins, a medieval fortress and renaissance chambers and paintings. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci both worked on two magnificent murals in the same hall, although neither work is finished. The Duomo is the distinctive dome atop the cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, which is a landmark in any view of the city. Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, is a pedestrian-only crossing filled with jewellery stores. At night, wooden shutters make the closed fronts look like wooden chests and is a stunningly romantic place for a stroll.
The list of things to see is endless - so much that Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But there is more to Florence than history. The people watching is fun and shopping worthwhile, too. Florence is known for its leather goods, with most of the traders in the Santa Croce area, or try the fleamarket in Piazza dei Ciompi.
Driving Tips: Staying safe in Tuscany
Between Florence and Siena are Autostrades, which are toll roads, and Superstrada, highways. Both of these are used by commuters between the towns so try and avoid travelling between 8am and 9am, or 6pm to 8pm.