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Sleeps 2



About Cottage Galileo

On a hillside overlooking timeless Florence, the picturesque neighbourhood of Viale dei Colli is full of the grand mansions of the city’s 19th century elite. Among them, nestled behind a bank of trees in a private walled garden is the charming and petite Cottage Galileo. An easy stroll from the Piazzale Michelangelo with its breath-taking city views and a little farther to the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio, this little hideaway is the perfect base for a long weekend of culture, art and gastronomy.

A former carriage house refurbished, with a nod to the 70s, into a chic yet cosy one-bedroom, the cottage has an all-in-one living space with modern kitchen and dining area and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Outside is a shady pergola with space for up to six friends to dine and a hot tub for soothing soaks after a day of awe-filled exploration.

Short breaks are welcome at Cottage Galileo; with a minimum three-day stay and flexible check in days, living ‘la dolce vita’ in Florence is closer than ever.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bedroom/s
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub (Outdoor)
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • Local amenities within 2 km
  • Restaurant within 1 km
  • Shorter stay available
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
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Check rates and availability for Cottage Galileo

Availability information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year; however, this can vary.

Please enquire with us to find out more about rental periods for specific properties. If you're interested in shorter stays or alternative arrival days outside the high season, let us know and we'll try to match your requirements.

Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4pm and 7pm, and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates information

Other than renting the villa on an exclusive basis and the services provided by the individual property owners, the price includes:
  • A local representative, on call 24/7
  • Clean towels and bed linen
  • One cot and a highchair

In the area

Nearest airport/port/train station:

  • Florence airport 14km
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella train station 5km

The property is on viale Galileo, a street that connects a residential area on the hills of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo, the famous terrace overlooking Florence. It is possible to take a taxi to and from the city center; there is a bus stop about 300meters from the cottage.

Nearest local attractions:

  • Piazzale Michelangelo 1.3km
  • San Niccolo’ neighbourhood with bars and restaurants 1.7km
  • Ponte Vecchio 2.1km
  • Boboli Garden 2km
  • Santo Spirito and the Oltrarno district
  • Piazza della Signoria 2.4km
  • Cathedral 2.9km

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