Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Gavinana - Galluzzo - Imperiale
3 Bed/ 4 Bath
Imperiale is a stunning example of a 15th century Italian urban villa, set within traditional Italian gardens, and carefully restored in 2012. This Florentine villa maintains its historic charm while offering modern conveniences and a contemporary feel. Close to Piazzale Michelangelo, it sits 2000 meters from the Florence city center and 15 minutes from the Ponte Vecchio. The Piazzale Michelangelo hosts reproductions of some of Michelangelo's best known works and overlooks the entire panorama of Florence, from the Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce, and the hills of Fiesole and Settignano beyond. The Rose Garden created by Giuseppe Poggi in 1865, as well as one of Galileo's residences, a national monument, are some four minutes away from Imperiale by car.
Outdoors, guests find expansive grassy lawns and a winter garden, as well as traditional trees, shrubs and herbs. A large terrace hosts an al fresco dining table for 12. Adding to the charm, there in an interior courtyard and an open gallery.
The living areas include an ample living area, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, a study and a T.V. room. Original frescoes and exposed stonework and terracotta tile mix with antiques, bold touches of color and modern classic comfort. Windows and doors throughout provide access to exterior areas and provide a feeling of warmth and light. For chillier nights, guests might choose to curl up with a book in cozy areas near one of several indoor fireplaces. The villa is air conditioned throughout, electrically gated, offers cable internet in the rooms and wifi access in the gardens and common areas, provides flat screen TV in the living area, a blue ray player, a state of the art sound system and a dvd player. A laundry room on the mezzanine holds a washer.
Three bedroom suites each offer double beds and boast en-suite bathrooms. Conveniently, there is an additional guest powder room. Bathrooms are high tech and the villa offers a continuous hot pressurized water supply.
Villa Imperiale's privileged location right outside of Florence in the beautiful, rolling Tuscan hills, its authentic and traditional charm, and the convenience of modern technology, make this luxury villa the perfect Tuscan retreat for enjoying a true Florentine experience.
Minimum length of stay requirements and rates are not negotiable.
- children welcome