Florence Motorhome Rental, Italy
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What better way to visit Tuscany, Italy than to start your holiday in the region’s crown jewel, Florence? As the seat of the Medicis whose rise to power also paved the way for the dominance of Tuscany’s capital in the country’s politics, Florence emerged as one of the most powerful European capitals towards the end of the 14th century and soon gave birth to what the world will know as the Renaissance. Your recreational vehicle or RV rental in Florence, Italy will not only bring you to the artistic masterpieces of the age, but also take you around the region steeped in history and populated with reminders of its glorious past without needing to worry where to stay or which bus connects one town to another. With a Florence motorhome rental or campervan hire, you will have the most memorable time of your life ‘Under the Tuscan Sun.’
What to see in Florence
No other city in the world can boast of putting Raphael, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Titian and Botticelli under one gallery, but Florence’s Galleria degli Uffizi is the exception. As the safekeeper of the Medicis’ artistic collections which they commissioned themselves, the Uffizi begs exploration after you get your campervan hire in Florence settled in a camping ground of your choice within an hour’s drive of the city center.
There are a handful of well-equipped Florence motorhome hire parks that surround the city, so you will have a safe place to get your campervan replenished while you tour the grand halls of Palazzo Vecchio, or the unmistakably Florentine landmark, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore or, more famously, the Il Duomo di Firenze. The Baptistery of Saint John and Giotto’s Campanile, which are part of the cathedral complex, are located in the Piazza del Duomo, the heart of historic Florence and, rightfully, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore Tuscany from Florence
The cityscape of Florence deserves to be taken in slowly, leisurely. You will be able to do just that with plenty of Florence campervan hire campgrounds within striking distance to retire to. When you have your fill of Tuscany’s capital, venture out on your Florence motorhome rental to Siena and its colourful summertime horseracing tradition, Il Palio, a little more than an hour immediately south. Catholic pilgrims may want to take a look at the house of the 14th century mystic, St. Catherine, located a short distance from Siena’s Romanesque ‘duomo.’
Drive your campervan rental in Florence about the same distance west to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and a slice of the sunny Ligurian coast where you can sample the freshest fish stew in Livorno right by the sea. Twenty minutes north of Pisa by RV rentals in Florence is the Etruscan settlement of Lucca which retains a remarkable collection of its ancient architecture and defensive walls designed by Da Vinci.
Going back to central Tuscany from Livorno’s coast by camper rental in Florence is a trip of the senses and a wonderful way to cap off your Tuscan adventure. Follow the Chianti wine route which winds between Florence and Siena after you have a helping of T-bone steak and hand-rolled pasta.