B&B Il Palagetto Guest House

via Monte Oliveto n. 52 Florence down town, Florence, 50134 Italy (Show map)


Il Palagetto, is a very bright and spacious Guest House; it was once the home of a prestigious family in the 600s, transformed into a small residence in the nineteenth century.A private parking area is available for exclusive use by our guests. Many parts of the home are still partly conserved in their original form, including the antique stone fired and Tuscan grit floors, and a terracotta fireplace.The rest has been completely and accurately restored with the same charm of the Florentine home as it once was.

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Innkeepers: dr. ruggero bovelli, dr. tiziana grifoni



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

a fantastic stay ... 5 days lived as a local !

5 on March 08, 2016

I spent 5 days in this lovely place and I'm very satisfied with my choice. I could not have found a better place than this, I really want to visit Florence as a local person, and escape from the usual tourist routes. the guest house is very close to the historical center, but located in a quiet and safe neighborhood, inhabited by locals. Roger was so kind ! Every morning prepared for us guests a fantastic breakfast, with homemade jams and homemade cakes from his wife and also prepares a "capucino" very good! I'll definitely return here during my next trip to Florence.

Innkeeper Response
Dear friend, what a lovely review ...! Thank you very much, we put all our love particulary in the breakfast ... My wife loves to invent every day a new recipe ! All the best for your life Roger

- Roger (innkeeper)

Absolutely Great!

4.6 on January 05, 2016

We spent 5 nights at the Palagetto, and enjoyed every one of them. The room was tidy and clean and it was nicely decorated. Ruggero and Tiziana spread a family atmosphere - you couldn't help but feel at home. Il Palagetto is a "Eco-Label" guest house, which most of the time is good, but for heating regulations sometimes, mostly in the afternoon, the room was a bit cold and the hot water in the shower was hard to control sometimes. But this hardly mattered, as we were walking through the city during that time anyway. So, overall, we had a wonderful and enjoyable time and would recommend it to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your appreciation, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Palagetto Guest House :)

- Roger (innkeeper)

fantastic stay !!

4.8 on December 23, 2014

we had a great stay in this guest house, located not far from the city center in an upscale neighborhood, with many shops and restaurants not for tourists. the house is very beautiful, decorated in a Tuscan style, bright and very clean. the feeling of warmth and comfort is very pleasant and makes it truly unique stay. the host Roger was very hospitable and helpful.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest thank you very much for your kind appreciation. All the best Ruggero

- Ruggero (innkeeper)

lovely guest house in the heart of Florence

5 on January 29, 2013

this b&b was one of the best places on our honey moon trip. the attention to details is in every corner of the house: I do not know how anything could have been better presented. Ruggero was a great host: every morning a fantastic continental breakfast with boiled eggs, cheese, home made cakes & a good italian espresso coffee! don't forgot: a short walk up the road (near main locations but in a quiet and safe place) will give you an unforgettable view of Florence.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest would like to thank you for the kind words of appreciation expressed about our work. we hope to have you again our guest in the future ! Kindest regards Ruggero

- Ruggero (innkeeper)

wonderful stay ... unforgettable !

4.8 on January 20, 2013

Very clean, beautifully decorated, every detail covered, very comfy bed, spacious, with a fantastic continental breakfast in a sunny living room! Ruggero is a nice person and he speaks English very well. We had access to tea/coffee/water 24h/24. Everything was great!

Innkeeper Response
Dear Host I'm very happy that your stay at the Palagetto Guest House was pleasant and relaxing. I thank you for the appreciation on my knowledge of the English language: I try to study and improve all the time ! All the best Roger

- Ruggero (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Ginkgo family room

Spacious room,double window exposure,in ethnic style, it has ochre yellow tones, a four-poster canopy double king-size bed, antique furnishings, taffeta draperies, and a small, comfortable sofa in the corner that can be transformed into a matrimonial-sized bed (140 x 200 cm). It is equipped with a private bathroom with a large window, sink, toilet, bidet, bathtub/shower, hairdryer, towel warmer, and courtesy toiletry set. TV-sat, Free internet Wi-fi, air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 79 - EUR 149

Primula superior room

Very bright room,2 twin beds or double bed on request at the reservation, presented in a rustic Tuscan style in shades of light yellow, furnished with laquered wooden pieces decorated by hand. It is equipped with a large, private bathroom (sink, toilet, bidet, large shower, hairdryer, towel warmer, and courtesy toiletry set). TV-sat, Free internet wifi, air conditioning.It is possible to add 1 single bed for children until 12 y.o. (on request).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 69 - EUR 109

Rosa standard room

This romantic matrimonial bedroom is played on shades of antique rose with hardwood floors; in its corner is a terracotta fireplace conserved from the eighteenth century. The bedroom is furnished in a country style with an eighteenth century Piedmont armoire, Tuscan poor art style chest of drawers. Shared bathroom with a washbasin, WC, bidet, shower. Tv-sat, Internet wifi free, air cond.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Clematis standard room

Beautiful double bedroom in shades of light blue,furnished in the Occitan style. Double bedroom "king size". There is also a small, antique bedside table with matching seat. Communal bathroom (washbasin, WC, bidet, large shower, hair dryer, shelf, and courtesy set). The bathroom is situated in the adjacent corridor.TV-sat, Free internet Wi-fi, air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 59 - EUR 79

Salvia single standard ro

This very beautiful single bedroom is made up of pastel greens with hardwood floors and a spacious single bed with padded headboard. It is furnished in a country style.Shared bathroom (washbasin, WC, bidet, large shower, hair dryer, shelf, and courtesy set). The bathroom is situated in the hallway ahead, two meters from the bedroom. TV-sat, Free internet wifi, fan and a/c.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 49 - EUR 69

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Location Type



Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 4 miles

Directions to property:

Il Palagetto Guest House is found in the center of the city outside the ZTL zone (limited traffic zone), making it comfortably reachable by car. From the main train station, Santa Maria Novella, take bus 12 and ask the driver to make the first stop after Piazza Vier Vettori. From highway A1, exit at Firenze Impruneta and follow directions to Firenze Centro until passing the first large square of Porta Romana and then Piazza Tasso. 100 meters ahead you will notive a large Esso store on the left, and then a street that inclines towards a hill. Il Palagetto is less than 100 meters from the beginning of that street (it is a small three floored, rose colored villa), on Via Monte Oliveto, #52.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Typical restaurants & "Trattorie", Historical gardens, Shopping area, Artisans area (wood & stone works), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Parking, Radio, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Free Coffee/Tea 24h/24h, Museum reservation, Guided tour reservation, Turistic information, Wine classes, Wine tours on request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Hiking trails, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 2 pm. to 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 8 am to 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes children less than 3 y.o free (ask for crib,h. chair etc..)
  • Childcare Provided: Yes baby sitting (10€/h) available on request at the reservation
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required well trained pets (small & medium size) allowed for free
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 30% (min. 1 night)
  • Cancellations: For bookings with standard rate until 14 days before the date of arrival in case of cancellation there is no penalty and the deposit will be returned (minus bank charges); for periods of less than 2 weeks and up to 4 days prior to the date of arrival, the deposit will not be refunded. For cancellations received after this deadline or in case of no-show, the customer must pay the full amount of the booked stay (within 3 days from the date of arrival). Bookings with special rate, special offers, Last minute or stays of 1 night are “not refundable” and the full amount will be charged at the time of booking.
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dr. ruggero bovelli, dr. tiziana grifoni

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Ruggero and Tiziana love nature and gardening, sports (F1, fitness, ski), culture (arts, architecture, litterature),good food & wine (ask for cooking classes and wine classes).

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  • Time Served: 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Vegetarian breakfast availables on request, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian gluten free (6 euro per day)

Signature Dish

Roger is famous for his special "cappuccino": many reviews on Tripadvisor rated it as the best in Italy !!

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