If you are planning your trip to Florence and looking to stay in a vacation apartment there are few tips  that will come useful to save you some surprises during your search, especially these days.

Apartment rental has become very popular in Florence as well as in other tourist cities making this  stay very desirable and often  a real money savior for budget travelers.  In a city like Florence many apartments, even really beautiful ones are also suitable for students and teachers coming for their semesters.  Florence has in fact many foreigner universities and private language schools with a huge demand of lodging for periods from one month to almost a year.

That’s why you often find your desired flat booked!

During these times of crisis many apartment’s owner have shifted their attention into renting their properties for longer terms as fewer requests has made no longer appealing renting for daily and weekly stays.

What happens then when you inquiry for apartment’s availability 6 to 8 months ahead?  Many owners will turn down the request awaiting to get a longer and more suitable request.

If you really want a self catering apartment for your stay in Florence you have two options:  spend few days digging the web in the search of some property owner that regardless crisis will still be willing to rent a flat for a week even with a booking ahead of time, or better yet aim at larger complex of properties, for example, Residences, Apart-hotels.

A professional Residence offers the same characteristics of self catered apartments and even better, in most cases, able to offer more such as a bit of reception service, a more tourist oriented attention and so on.

As long as the crisis will last more and more individual property owners will fall in love with students, teachers and sure long terms and eventually turn down one week and few days requests especially if requests months ahead from the stay.