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House with character Palazzo Galli Tassi

Bedrooms 1
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

In the heart of Florence, near Santa Croce Square, the Cathedral Square with Giotto Belltower, and the Signoria Square with Palazzo Vecchio City Hall, in a historical palace, we offer a well-lighted, quiet flat with gallery (68 square meters in the whole) newly restored and carefully furnished, with one large wind(218 x 172 cm)overlooking one of the most ancient streets of Florence.

The flat has modern individual heating and air conditioning. It has one double and one single bed, and one double divan bed. On request an extra bed for baby can be added.

The bathroom has shower, basin, bidet, hair-dryer, and products for personal hygiene are provided. Bed and bathroom linen are furnished and will be changed every week in the case of longer stays.

The kitchen space is equipped with all that is necessary for cooking: dishes, kitchen ware, refrigerator, oven, microwaves ooven, kettle.

TV set, DVD reader, radio and CD reader with USB door, and a small multimedia library for children and grow-ups, are all available in the flat. Internet wifi free. Moreover we offer city guides and a brochure on restaurants and typical spots we advice our guests to visit in order to fully enjoy their Florence experience.

Small animals are welcome.

All best-known monuments and museums are within walking distance.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018


Duomo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(90 traveler reviews)

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House with character Palazzo Galli Tassi
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 90 reviews

We moved out on night two, owner failed to mention no lift70 stairs and under construction

  • 1 of 5

This place is a dump the pictures don’t reflect it at all, there was a drug deal going down on the front steps Saturday night and the noise both inside and out was horrific

Antonio told us she would refund our money but failed to do so when we left the keys inside the apartment

She claimed I think that she only had one set

I will definitely contact vrbo when I return to the states

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. James arrived at 1.30 am on December 16th, the arrival was scheduled for 10.30 on December 15th, but patiently I waited until the time of arrival. I helped Mr. James bring the suitcases to the third floor. In the announcement it is specified that there is no elevator. The scaffolding that Mr. James has seen has been placed by the Superintendency of the Fine Arts for the restoration of the ceiling of the stairs, the building is a historical building under the tutelage of the Ministry of Fine Arts, it is possible to pass by the stairs quietly. The following night at 3 am I received 5 phone calls from Mr. James in which he was shouting incomprehensible things, I asked to see us the next day to talk. Honestly the tone was altered and the effect of alcohol seemed evident. The next day I tried Mr. James three times without ever finding him. On Sundays I tried to talk but there was nobody. I have also received a blackmail message in which Mr. James required the return of money because there was no elevator, there were too many stairs, there were noises in the street, nothing was fine. I said I was willing to return the sum by raising the nights they had been in the apartment, but Mr. James reiterated that he wanted the money if he would not make a bad review. I called Mr. James by phone and told me that he had left the apartment and the keys were on the table. Unfortunately it was impossible to open the door with the second key, because the lock had been broken. I had to call a locksmith who had to break through the door and change the lock, then I'm waiting for the woodworker to fix the ruined door. I informed Homelidays of each event and I always asked for advice on how to behave.
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Great apartment, helpful manager

  • 5 of 5

Antonia, the manager, helped us chose the best restaurants, arranged taxis and advised us on events and destinations. The apartment was great, unique and efficient.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location to soak it all in!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed the first week in October at this amazing place. Antonia was wonderful and informative. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and in the perfect location to explore the entire city on foot! There are shops and restaurants nearby. The apartment had so much character and we will definitely look to stay here on our next visit! Loved every second of our visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, authentic, and very cozy.

  • 5 of 5

First, the entrance to the building lobby is beautiful with a wide entrance and very tall ceilings. There is so much character inside the building which adds to the experience before even seeing the apartment.

Antonia is the sweetest and provides a lot of helpful and exciting information when arriving from exhausting travel. It was a very warm welcome filled with coffee and smiles.

The apartment was spacious and had plenty of of room for two couples. We cooked some nice meals with food from a nice grocery store Antonia recommended. We did not spend much time in the apartment as our group explored as much of Florence and Tuscany as we had time. It was definitely accommodating and provided us with everything we needed to recharge each night. The location is priceless as you are in the heart of Florence. I read a prior review about noise which is absolutely false. This place couldn't be more centrally located yet so tucked into a nice quiet road/alley.

I would stay at this apartment if and when I come back to Florence and I wish I had more time to chat with Antonia.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in historic building

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in a great area of Florence. Apartment was spacious and exceeded our expectations with the exception of the shower which is very small... but it is Europe so to be expected. Otherwise apartment had a lot of character and was a lot of fun to stay in.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Mary, come back soon....We are waiting for you. Thank you Antonia:-)
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Beautiful Apartment with character

  • 3 of 5

We agree with all the reviews: Beautiful, grand, historic building. Spacious apartment with all the character you expect from Italy. Great location. Walking distance to everything. Antonia is a gracious hostess. She is responsive and helpful. We really appreciate her helping us to get a taxi to the airport at 4am when leaving town. Only downfall is the noise from the bar next door. If you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you. The noise level is high.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The flat is 15 minutes on foot from the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) where trains from and to Pisa Airports arrive and leave. Nearby is also located the terminal of shuttle to and from Florence Airport. Several buses, either traditional or electric minibuses, starting from Santa Maria Novella Station will land you very close to the flat.


Train from/to Pisa Airport (one hour):€5,60

Bus from/to Pisa Airport( Terra Vision every 30 minutes): €10,00/round-trip ticket €16,00

Shuttle from/to Florence Airport (from 20 to 40 minutes depending on the traffic): €4,50

City Public Transport: €1,20/70 minutes


We are located in the ZTL (Limited Traffic Area) where private cars are not allowed from 7.00 a.m. to 8,00 p.m. on week days (Sundays are free). Private garages in front of appartament within the ZTL offer parking facilities, and special permission, the price is €25/30 every day.

The parking “Parcheggio Piazza Beccaria” is just 250 meters from the flat (fares: hour 1,5 ), Parcheggio Piazza Alberti”, Juts 500 meters from the flat ( daily rate €20, weekly rate €70). Farther and cheaper is Parcheggio Scambiatore Viale Europa (fare: 1,5 € 12 hours), close to the exit Firenze Sud of the Milan-Bologna-Florence-Rome Motorway called Autostrada del Sole. From there you reach the center of town and our flat with a 3,5 Kms ride on bus number 23.

It’s hard to choose among the many cultural or leisure activities available in Florence, and the numberless charming places you’ll be able to discover staying in our flat right in the middle of this city, that is a work of art in itself, included in the UNESCO World Heritage. You’ll be not just among monuments, churches, palaces, but also cinemas and theaters, discos, pubs, and - last but not least - close to several very good Tuscan traditional, ethnic or haute cuisine restaurants.

Allow us just to suggest a visit to the nearby Biblioteca delle Oblate (Via dell’Oriuolo 26, from Monday to Friday 8.30 – 18.30, Saturday 8.30 – 13.30, tel. + 39 055261652) the largest City Public Library recently opened in a former convent of wonderful architectural structure, from which you will also able to enjoy one of the finest views over the city. It has Internet Points, Reading Rooms, a section for International Press, and Children Spaces.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pulizie $36.81
Pet Fee $12.27
Stay tax $3.07 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

La tariffa per ogni notte è per una o due persone. La tariffa varia in funzione del numero di persone; tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, e a seconda dei periodo dell'anno: più alte a natale, capodanno, pasqua ed in festività particolari. Vengono richieste € 50 come anticipo al momento della prenotazione. Le chiavi vengono consegnate dal proprietario che vi accoglierà al vostro arrivo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.