Florence is mostly known to be a tourist city. It has various accommodation offers for expatriates wishing to settle there. Find all related information in this article.
Florence is world famous for being a tourist and cultural city. It hosts numerous artistic works as well as historical architectures. Florence is thus very conducive to expatriation. However, finding accommodation will be one of your priorities on reaching there. Still, various types of accommodation options are available there.
Before moving to Florence, you are advised to inquire on its different neighborhoods. This should help you determine the most appropriate one for you and your family in terms of lifestyle and facilities. In fact, Florence is divided into several neighborhoods which are found on both sides of the Arno river crossing the whole of the Tuscany region.
Florence's most popular residential neighborhoods are Bolognese, Isolotto-Legnaia, which is found in the south and Piazza della Libertá, in the north, Porta al Prato and Santa Maria Novella. Campo di Marte, Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, San Lorenzo and San Marco, on the other hand, are very active and animated neighborhoods, located near Florence's city center while San Lorenzo and Duomo are next to the city's main market fair.
You can also consider Campo di Marte, Chianti Sieci, Oltrarno, Santa Croce, Boboli and San Miniato al Monte for their pleasant and peaceful neighborhood along with green spaces.
You are more likely to find family accommodation in the city's outskirts. In fact, big apartments and individual houses are available there. If you prefer to settle in the city center, you will probably have to opt for studios and small apartments. But these should not be very appropriate if you are moving there with your family.
As in most Italian cities, you will also have to pay a deposit equal to two or three months rent on signing the lease documents. But the guarantee will be refunded once the lease expires. Note, moreover, that rent prices can be quite high in Florence, compared to other Italian cities.
You can start your accommodation on the Internet or in classified ads in local newspapers. Word of mouth may also help if you have contacts or friends there. Otherwise, you can register with a real estate agency. However, fees can be quite high, almost equal to a month's rent. You will also have to pay VAT at a rate of 21%.
Florence city official website www.comune.fi.it
Only Apartments www.only-apartments.com
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