- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- sleeps 2
Description from the manager
This accommodation offers both rural peace and quiet but also proximity to Florence. It is a small guesthouse set in an exceptional location: next to a prominent Renaissance villa and in one of the best residential neighbourhoods of the area. South of Florence, the town is surrounded by gentle hills and cultivated fields. This quarter outside the town carries the proud name 'Poggio Imperiale' - Imperial Hill. The villa's location at the southern edge of Florence is an ideal starting point for going on excursions to the Chianti region, to Siena or to the coast, as the feeder roads to the superstrada motorway Firenze-Siena and to the autostrada...Read more
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 17, 2012 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Jan 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 ||$1,480|
|7 night min stay | Saturday check-in|
|All other dates |
|7 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Air Conditioning [?]
- Wireless Internet [?]
- Washing Machine [?]
- Satellite TV
- Ping Pong Table [?]
- Parking space inside the property
- Electronic entrance gate to the property
- Iron and ironing board
- Shared pool with lawn
- Private roof-top-terrace
- Coffee machine
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- 45 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
Charming accommodation amidst beautiful scenery.
Mario and Carla made us very welcome and were perfect hosts. Galileo is very comfortable with lovely views and everything you need for a great holiday. Galuzzo village is a short walk away with two excellent restaurants and a good deli. Florence is also walkable in a good half an hour but there are regular buses also.
The location combines peaceful relaxation with the benefits of the city close by. An added bonus is the swimming pool, which is shared with other guests and the family. This was very welcome after hot days sightseeing.
Response from Hidden Italy - 08/16/2013
Dear Mrs. Sally,
Thank you so much for your positive and enthusiastic guest review!
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
With best regards,
PS: We are glad to make a come back discount next time!
Chris and Claudia Iannuzzi
Rochester Hills, MI
We had a wonderful time on our stay at Galileo. Staying was my wife and me, and our children 13 and 7. The owners were very nice and friendly. The property was beautiful and it was just as pictured in the description. The owners were even nice enough to drive us to dinner a couple nights, as well as give recommendations on places to eat and where go to buy food. The property is a nice 15-20 minute walk into the town of Galluzzo. One night we had dinner in Galluzzo (recommended by the owner) and was a wonderful meal. Another day we walked into town to buy food for the day and shopped at a produce market and butcher shop. We used the pool most days which was a nice refreshing way to spend the day. Walking their property has wonderful views and history of the area. When we went into Florence we take a taxi, which the property owner was nice enough to call for us. I highly recommned this property and given the opportunity I would stay here again.
Response from Hidden Italy - 07/22/2013
Dear Mrs. & Mr. Iannuzzi,
Thank you so much for your guest review!
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay!
With best regards,
Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Very nice little cottage
We (couple in midfortys) stayed in Galileo at august 2012. The worm welcome of the owners of the villa (Mario and Carla) let us felt like at home. At our arrival the refridgerator was filled with delicious things to eat and drink - there was a bottle of wine already.
The cottage is (like it is mentioned in the title) very nice with all you "need" to stay. There is an air conditioning and free internet (W-LaN).
The pool was great to cool down after a hot day and the private terrace on top of our cottage with the great view was fantastic.
About 2 km away, there is a grocery and a very good pizzeria, where only Italians eated during our visits.
Florence is about 5 min driving by car, there is a bus station about 10 min. on foot. The chianti region is good to reach as well.
We would like to stay there any time again.
Die Lage nur wenige Minuten von der Innenstadt von Florenz und der herrliche Blick von der Terasse waren optimal.
Das ließ über die etwas einfache und teilweise schadhafte Einrichtung und den recht hohen Mietpreis hinwegblicken. Das Vermieterpaar war sehr freundlich hilfsbereit.
Alees in allem ein traumhafter Urlaub für die ganze Familie.
Neil and Eleanor G
Amazing. Best of both worlds
Galileo is wonderful. Beautiful Tuscan villa-style apartment with a pool right outside the door, a private roof terrace and wonderful views over the Tuscan countryside. You'd never think that in a pleasent 35 minute walk or 15 minute bus ride you could be on the Ponte Vecchio. Galileo is situated in the grounds of a large family country house owned by the wonderful and helpful Mario and Carla who offered great advice on the local area. Galuzzo is just down the road with a daily market and a few shops and cafes, everything you need!
If you want a quiet, relaxing break in the Tuscan hills, with the option to shop and eat in one of the worlds great cities then Galileo is for you. Can't wait to go back.
This was our first trip to Italy and staying at Galileo made the experience even better. It was close to Florence and yet very quiet and lovely. Mario and Carla are wonderful people and the villa was very clean and comfortable. We would definitely go back again.
Galileo was in a great location. Our accommodations were more than adequate for 3 adults and our precious grandson. Mario and Carla (property owners) were more than generous in supplying us with extras daily. Florence was very hot this July, however, Galileo was air conditioned which was a blessing.
Theodor W. Mannheimer
very beautiful region, nice house, amazing patio, friendly owner
On our first evening, we found a filled refrigerator for our first breakfast next day - and for the same evening we got a tray with all elements of a typical dinner of this region. We were very surprised and we enjoyed it.
The view from the terrace over the beautiful landscape is unique. If you want, you can stay a whole day on this terrace to without to be bored.
We'll come again!
Walton on the Hill
Mario and Carla are wonderful hosts who made our stay enjoyable and memorable. They cannot do enough for you. The proximity to Florence is great, just a short bus jouney to the centre. Tuscany is a magical area with so much to see and enjoy.
This is truly something very special.
So close to Florence and yet so secluded, in lovely sourroundings, a cosy place of your own! Nice owners!