Palazzo Gattai / Central Florence

  • Garden Apartment Facade
  • Square Apartment Entryway
  • Garden Apartment Garden Apartment View
  • Square Apartment Facade
  • Garden Apartment Kitchen
  • Garden Apartment Kitchen
  • Garden Apartment Living Room
  • Garden Apartment Living Room Ceiling
  • Garden Apartment Living Room
  • Garden Apartment Master Bedroom
  • Garden Apartment Synagogue View
  • Garden Apartment Terrace
  • Square Apartment Dining Room To Kitchen
  • Square Apartment Dining Room To Kitchen
  • Garden Apartment Ceiling Frescoe
  • Square Apartment Entry Hall
  • Garden Apartment Exterior
  • Square Apartment Entry Stairs
$ 2,668 – 4,280 /wk
2 – 7
In Village/TownWalk to Village/ServicesCar FreeInternet/Wi-FiTVWasher Wheelchair accessibleBuilding elevator
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Historical apartments in central Florence with fascinating art features.

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This incredible and beautiful palazzo is located on a green square in central Florence, in a lovely residential neighborhood where you will find a playground with walks and park benches under a canopy of trees, surrounded by residential palaces.

The Duomo is an easy five-minute walk, while Florence's historic Synagogue is just around the corner. A wonderful variety of shops, coffee bars, restaurants and bakeries can be found in the neighborhood, and there is a wonderful open-air market in nearby Piazza Sant'Ambrogio.

Enter the Palazzo from the street into a marble-floored reception hall that leads to a private walled garden. Take the stairs or the elevator to the second-floor apartments, originally the noble family quarters.

The charming architect owners speak some English and are eager to make their guests feel welcome. Francesca has lived in the palazzo all her life and now resides on the top floor in a spectacular apartment designed by her husband. She teaches history of architecture at the University of Florence and is a willing resource for anyone interested in Florentine architecture.

Reviews for Palazzo Gattai

  • K.F. & G.F.
    April 1, 2017

    Great location, with the daily market right down the street. There is a lovely bakery just on the corner with great treats to take back for your morning coffee. If you enjoy walking and exploring the back streets along the way, this is the ideal spot. It is close enough to be able to walk to all the major attractions. The nice part is walking home, enjoying the peacefulness of the location. It is truly a nice neighborhood, a home away from home. 

  • C.S.
    June 13, 2016

    An extraordinary experience! Palazzo Gattai was absolutely lovely. The owners were so hospitable and warm; they gave us something to take away from our trip that was invaluable. 

  • P.M.
    June 2, 2016

    If you love old Firenze, traditional architecture, plenty of space and a quiet neighborhood and'll love Palazzo Gattai! 

  • R.D. & D.D.
    May 9, 2016

    The best part of our 7 weeks was the month we spent at Palazzo Gattai with the owners, who were marvelously helpful landlords. The apartment was charmingly Old World upper class and roomy, with a lovely outlook. It was an experience to be there. The location was convenient and just brilliant as an introduction to local life because the Piazza San Ambrogio area around the corner is like a local Italian small town, even though we could easily walk to the historical touristy centre. We can highly recommend it. 

  • J.A. & E.S.
    September 1, 2015

    I am a collector of experiences that enrich my life with wonder and bring smiles to my family and friends who share them with me...Palazzo Gattai was one of those experiences — unique, one-of-a-kind, brings-history-to-life kind of places! Thank you for sharing the family stories, the tour of Piano Nobile and your lovely flat, complete with a tour of Claudio's studio. Our time together at the Stibbert was memorable as well as a fantastic museum tour. Our best to you and your large Italian family. How lucky you are! Thank you. 

  • J.S.
    July 27, 2015

    Thank you for your help and guidance with the Villa rental. The owner was charming and very interested in our endeavors to learn about Florence. We will always refer to your listings and recommend your services to my friends. Thanks again for finding this special place to rent to folks. 

  • M.G.
    June 12, 2015

    Palazzo Gattai is magnificent. The owner was wonderful and really looked after us. It's a great property in a great location. We had a ball! 

  • D. & P.
    May 21, 2015

    We absolutely loved our time in Palazzo Gattai. The owners are charming and their home and gardens are beautiful. We would recommend this apartment to anyone who loves old Firenze, a calm and tranquil abode and an alternative to luxury hotels or high-end B&Bs.

  • M.P.
    April 2, 2015

    The host and hostess get five stars! Be sure to ask questions and understand the history of the house. It is just what the description says.  

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Palazzo Gattai

Square Apartment (Sleeps 2)

  • Bedroom (sleeps 2)
  • Bathroom
  • Living/dining room with kitchenette.

For additional details, visit Square Apartment.

Garden Apartment (sleeps 4 +1)

  • Living/dining room 
  • Kitchen 
  • Two bedrooms (one with joinable twin beds and one with queen)
  • Two bathrooms (one with tub and one with shower).
  • On request, two additional guests can be accommodated on a sofabed in the living room.

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  • Walk to village/services
  • Car Free
  • PhoneInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (terrestrial)Video Player
Climate Control
  • Central Heat
  • DishwasherMicrowave
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair accessibleBuilding elevator

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


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Arrival Day
2018 Weekly Rates
Garden Apartment
Single Unit
Square Apartment
Single Unit
All Units
Monthly$5,176$3,000 $8,176

Additional Information

  • Linens
  • Utilities (except heat)
  • Final cleaning
  • Welcome Basket
  • Heat is metered (approx. € 160/wk) and paid locally based on consumption.
  • Maid service is available upon request at an extra fee.
  • Telephone is metered and based on usage.
  • Local tourist tax of €2.50 per person per day due in cash upon arrival.
Security Deposit

$500 payable by check to Doorways and returned a month after your stay minus any damage or unpaid fees.

  • Apartment is not available in August.



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