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Bedrooms 2
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms and two baths, large living space overlooking parks and villas

Ideally located, this sunny and peaceful apartment offers one master bedroom with king size bed, large wardrobe and a private bathroom; a second bedroom/office with two single beds and its own private bathroom with shower, and a large open living room and kitchen with spectacular views over the Tuscan countryside.

This apartment has been completely restored with a contemporary sense of space for living and its spacious interior tastefully furnished.

Both bathrooms have large showers and colorfully decorated with Italian tiles.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped for Italian cuisine. A breakfast table and a round table complete the dining. Couch and armchairs, and bookshelves with tons of guides, maps and books assure a relaxing time after touring the city.

Windows overlook on both sides of the hill, and provide views and nice breezes during the summer. All windows are equipped with screens.

One more thing…….don’t miss the sunsets from your windows!

More Details

silvia puliti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Italiano, Inglese, Francese, Spagnolo
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About silvia puliti

I was born in Florence. I currently travel quite a bit but spend most of the year in Missoula, MT. I'm a pharmacist and an international public health consultant with particular focus in HIV, TB and malaria. Whenever possible, I fly back home. I love to walk from the hill of Pian de Giullari down to Florence. I'm always amazed at the beauty of these places.

silvia puliti purchased this apartment in 2008

Why silvia puliti chose Gavinana

My work takes me away from Florence.

What makes this apartment unique

For years I have tried to find a property on the hill of Pian de Giullari. This is not an easy catch! Forever home of the Florentine aristocracy, owners keep their residences in this hill within the family, and very rarely properties here come to the market.

The place has always represented to me the ideal location to live or visit Florence. The tiny neighborhood of Pian de Giullari, located on the south hill of Florence, retains its full charm and opens up over both beauties: the Tuscan countryside and the uniqueness of the city of Florence. Close enough to reach by walking the old part of town, yet so quiet and secluded. The city bus (#38) stops in the little square below the apartment. The traditional trattoria Omero serves delicious meals, and offers takeaway, sells food, coffee or a glass of wine, like in the old days.

After so many years, I'm still amazed at the beauty, the views, the enchanting parks, villas, little churches, and overall the peace of this place.


Gavinana Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Walking closet and private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two sigle beds and private bathroom
  • Master bedroom with king size bed, large wardrobe and private bathroom. Second bedroom with 2 single beds and private bathroom with shower.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Guests in addition to those booked must be approved by owner and might be subject to extra fees. Home has to be left clean and in good conditions An extra fee of 10 Euro per day will be charged whenever heating is used Check in after 4:00 PM Check out before 10:00 AM House cleaner available upon request


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

beautiful apartment - quiet and private - just a quick walk to everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and the apartment provided everything we needed to settle in for a week long exploration of Florence. It was lovely to be away from the busier parts of town but still a quick and beautiful walk to all the major attractions. The trattoria down the street was a great neighbourhood place to enjoy a fabulous meal or a cappucino, order takeout, or get what we needed to cook at home. We were able to access the Tuscan hills with a quick bike ride or a great walk on a sunny day and so were able to explore the city as well as the countryside. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks so much for a beautiful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Janet! We are very glad that you enjoyed our place as much as we do. We wish you a pleasant return home and we are looking for seeing you again Sincerely Silvia and Giancarlo
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A lovely home in Florence

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Florence while staying in your home. We were able to catch the bus to get into the city just steps from our front door. It was just a 10-15min ride to the city. We did catch a taxi one evening and it was only 7 euros so very reasonable. The wonderful restaurant only a few doors down the road from our front door was a great treat we enjoyed a couple of times. We even got some meat, cheese and bread from the restaurant to enjoy back at the apartment.

The apartment itself was great. Giancarlo had some fresh fruit, cold water, crunchy snacks and a lovely bottle of wine as a housewarming gift. We enjoyed it all!!! But the refreshing breeze that we were able to enjoy being up from the city was lovely. To be able to open the windows, feel the breeze and hear the peaceful sounds floating around outside in the evening was a wonderful way to end a day of amazing sight seeing.

Thank you for letting us stay in your apartment. Silvia, we were sorry we didn't get to meet you. Giancarlo, you went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed. Thank you for your hospitality. We hope to stay with you again in the future.

Anne and Joe Doman

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joe and Anne, It has been wonderful having you as our guests and glad that you loved our place as much as we do I hope that I will have an other chance of meeting you sometimes in the near future. Have a good rest of the summer Silvia and Giancarlo
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Clyde, Central Otago

Fabulous Situation overlooking Florence

  • 5 of 5

Very well set up with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. The owner was very helpful and welcoming. The fly screens are great and you could enjoy the pleasant breezes which helped cool the very hot summer temperatures.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful home.

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful experience from arrival to departure. Silvia and Gioncarlo were both incredibly nice and helpful. The apartment itself was very clean, modern and in a wonderful location just outside the city, but still accessible by bus or taxi.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Shawn, It has been a pleasure to have you staying at our place and we are looking for to seeing again. Silvia and Giancarlo
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Very clean, comfortable and well appointed apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable, well organised apartment that is ideal for people who want to do things in and out of Florence. Wonderful walking around the beautiful roads and laneways. Buses or a good walk can get you into Florence, easy to get a taxi back at night.

Very good for travellers with a car who want to explore the countryside as well as Florence. Preferably with a small car because the roads are very narrow at times. There is car parking in the piazza outside the apartment.

It is a very quiet area.

Apartment is small but very comfortable and well equiped. A perfect base.

Silvia and her husband were extremely helpful from first contact to the end.

I would highly recommend this apartment for travellers who want to be outside the city of Florence.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Silvia and Gioncarlo' s apartment! They greeted us weary travelers with a bottle of wine and fresh strawberries and flowers, so thoughtful! The location is quiet and private but the bus stops right in front to take you to the city center. So interesting to think that Galileo lived next door at one time! It was really convenient to have the two bathrooms as we were two couples traveling together. Everything was very clean and decorated beautifully! There is a Michelin rated restaurant just a couple doors down with amazing views and food, and a short walk to piazza Michelangelo which we all throughly enjoyed at sunset! Overall the apartment was fantastic!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jimi Sue. We loved having you there and wish you all the best to your wonderful families Silvia and Giancarlo
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Florence Airport in Peretola
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar La Loggia
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Florence Campo di Marte and Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Highway 1-Florence-Impruneta Exit
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Trattoria Omero
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
5 Terre, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio etc.
Car: not necessary

The hill of Pian de Giullari is an ideal location for visiting the city of Florence. The slow climb of the stone paved road leads to this apartment, located in a tiny neighborhood at the top of the hill of one of the most famous sights in the world. Breathtaking views of the city and magnificent architectural style blends in perfectly with the rolling countryside scattered with cypresses and olive groves and gives us a true sense of the rural Tuscan landscape.

This sunny, quiet, newly renovated apartment opens over the villa that housed Galileo Galilei during the last days of his life. For those who likes to walk, lovely paths lead from home to the famous panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo, to the Basilica of San Miniato, considered a real architectural jewel, and to the old part of town (Porta Romana and Porta San Niccolo'). The city bus (#38) stops at the door. The well known, traditional trattoria "Omero" is located only few steps away and serves delicious meals, acts as local food store, offers take away, a coffe or a good glass of wine, just like in the old days!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $352.2
Pulizia e biancheria $117.4

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata dell' affitto.
4 persone solo per periodi brevi. Ospiti extra devono essere concordati con il proprietario e un eventuale extra tariffa applicata.
Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base al consumo

La proprieta' deve essere riconsegnata pulita ed in ottime condizioni.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.