Make a holiday apartment in Gavinana-Galluzzo your home away from home
Gavinana and Galluzzo are two distinct suburbs of Florence with their own personalities and flavours. Gavinana is a trendy little neighbourhood to the east, along the banks of the River Arno, while Galluzzo to the south is a quiet residential area, just five kilometres from Florence’s historic downtown centre. One of its most outstanding landmarks is the 14th-century Carthusian monastery.
HomeAway has a great collection of holiday apartments in Gavinana-Galluzza that offer the best of all possible worlds: proximity to the centre to be able to enjoy the historic sights with ease, yet comfortable, affordable bases situated in lovely surroundings. What’s more, many of these holiday rentals come with creature comforts such as air conditioning, dishwashers, parking and internet access. Some apartments are housed inside old villas, from which visitors can enjoy their private gardens and swimming pools, but most Gavinana-Galluzzo holiday villas benefit from their own outdoor private spaces. If visitors would prefer to stay in the centre of Florence, HomeAway also has a collection of affordable holiday homes in its Historic Centre.
Things to do
-Historic monuments: Galluzzo’s Carthusian monastery dates back to the 14th century, and in addition to its well-preserved architecture, boasts a number of frescoes by Pontormo. He was an Italian painter born in 1494 also known as Jacopo Carucci. The monastery houses the Church of St. Laurence with a bell tower from the 19th century.
-Food and drink: Both suburbs enjoy a good selection of restaurants, Gavinana in particular. The neighbourhood has a number of bars and good coffee spots with freshly baked Italian pastries. There are also many pizzerias and trattorias dotted around the place. Some feature views of the river, making a pizza all the more enjoyable!
-Shopping: Many tourists with holiday apartments in Gavinana-Galluzzo like to explore the shops and browse for souvenirs and bargains. While the centre of Florence is the shopping destination of choice for many, both of these suburbs have a small number of stores and independent boutiques.
-Outdoors: The outskirts of Florence are within an hour’s driving distance of the nearby hills and countryside with their hillside villages and vineyards. There are plenty of hiking opportunities in some of these areas and the views attract visitors year-round.
Weather in Gavinana-Galluzzo
The climate in Gavinana-Galluzzo as with the rest of Florence is Mediterranean. The summer, particularly July and August, is hot and very sunny. The temperature stays close to 30°C for most of the time. Between November and February the weather can be unpredictable, although it is still mild for most of the time.
Travel to in Gavinana-Galluzzo
To get to Gavinana-Galluzzo holiday villas guests can fly into Florence’s airport that enjoys excellent international links and connections with other Italian cities. From the airport downtown Florence is reached by road, train and shuttle bus. Gavinana-Galluzzo enjoys good public transport links with the rest of the city.