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One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space sq. ft.
Property type villa

Overview

About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Only one mile from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the city of Florence, this beautiful typical Florentine villa is situated on the hill of 'Poggio Imperiale', immersed into the beauty of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit trees. The property looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale - from 1737 to 1860 residence of the 'Lorena' family, the Austrian Granddukes of Tuscany - and the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

Location details: The villa is located only about one mile away from where the historic district of the city of Florence begins (Porta Romana square). The city center is thus easily and quickly accessible either by bus, taxi, rental car or even on foot. The 'heart' of the city center, such as the world renowned Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Uffizi museum are only about 3 km (1.9 miles) away. The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Duomo only 4 km (2.4 miles) away.

The nearest bus station is within walking distance as it is only about 0.4 mile away from the villa. At the same location of the bus station there is also a few excellent grocery stores, take out places, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes, etc.. Taxi service works very well too, as it only takes a few minutes to come and go from the heart of the historic district of the city to the villa.

The Villa estate has recently been fully renovated.

Rooms description: 5 double bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, dining room with large table seating up to 10 ppl, fully furnished kitchen, living room with fireplace and 48' LCD TV with SKY satellite channels, office room, laundry room (with washer and dryer), terrace overlooking the pool and garden with new outdoors rattan furniture chairs and teak (wooden) table. Recently, a big awning with electronic switch was added to the terrace so that it can be entirely covered to protect from the sun.

On request there is also a full bed available at the villa for an 11th guest.

Keywords: Villa

More Details

Owner
Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Galluzzo in Quartiere 3 di Firenze

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En-suite to Bedroom 3
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , On demand the 2 beds can be joined to form a king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , On demand the 2 beds can be joined to form a king size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Wonderful Stay in a Beautiful Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family/friends of 9 adults who stayed for 5 nights in March 2017 to visit my daughter, who was studying abroad in Florence. Olivia did a fantastic job directing us, and making sure our stay was comfortable. The villa lived up to, or surpassed, its description, and the views were fabulous. Located a couple of miles or so from central Florence, we did not rent a car, so we used a lot of taxis to get in to Florence and back, but the owners even made that easy. It was a little difficult to walk on the streets immediately close to the villa to get to the local shops, since there were no sidewalks, so you need to be alert and careful. We hired Tomaso to take us on a day tour of Tuscany and some Chianti vineyards, and he planned a wonderful excursion for us! That was a highlight of the trip! We would love to return someday, if we have the opportunity, and we would absolutely recommend staying here. For the size of our group, we thought it was a great value for such clean, modern, and elegant accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful villa, great hospitality, right outside of town

  • 4 of 5

The 6 of us had a wonderful stay at the villa for 3 nights. It was well decorated and whole the pool was closed as it's just getting warm for spring the grounds and everything will look fantastic for spring and summer. The owner gave us all the info we'd need for a great stay, Olivia was awesome, and Tomasso our driver was fantastic for our wine tour around Florence. Only constructive criticism would be to have more basic provisions for cooking, shampoo and detergent included, and that's really it and mostly those are small things, although when e arrived we had no car and would have had to spend €50 euro round trip for a grocery run or for Olivia to get us provisions. We would definitely come back in the future! Thx

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana, United States
5

Tuscany's Best!

  • 5 of 5

Villa la Fonte was the perfect vacation to Italy! The family and staff of Villa la Fonte made the stay at their home comfortable, safe, and relaxing. Hospitality was welcoming and generous. I walked the gardens and picked olives; the grounds are as beautiful as anywhere you would find in the Tuscany area. It was quick and easy to get to the heart of Florence as well as the train station, expressway and shopping areas. If I ever return to Italy and the Tuscany area, I will only stay at Villa la Fonte. Praise and admiration to the family and staff of this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The villa was beautiful and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and kind.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at Villa la Fonte when visiting Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

The perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 1 baby stayed for a week in this perfect home. It was incredibly clean, modern and luxurious and ideally located to access Florence and the surrounding areas. Beautiful pool and property ~ you are only a short distance from Porta Romana, yet it feels as though you are in the serene, rolling Tuscan hillside. So peaceful and absolutely the best of both worlds!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible villa and host – fantastic location, very clean/comfortable and secure

  • 5 of 5

An incredible villa that our group of 10 found to be a real delight to stay in. We found all the appointments and facilities modern, clean and tastefully supplied. Located in a fantastic setting that overlooks a valley with olive and fruit trees, the villa is about a 50 minute stroll into town (depending on your pace of course) and a shorter walk of 15 minutes to the grocery store. The wonderful air-conditioning in each of the rooms was a real treat, especially after being out all day visiting the landmarks and museums in Florence. Likewise the pool was a great amenity and provided a great setting for us to sit around.

Olivia, the host of the villa was very helpful over our stay at the villa. She provided us great instructions in calling taxis, showing us where things were and (planned well before our arrival) organized some essential provisions ready for us at the villa. This was a great help to have when we were checking in late in the afternoon. A most enjoyable and memorable villa that we could easily say we would love to visit again.

Some helpful tips for the investigating traveller:

• This property is on a road that doesn't have a pavement for walking on, but there's a small section on the roadside that makes walking in a bit more reassuring (only single file and a bit of courage is needed).

• Taxi companies may not have any cars available on the first attempt, but calling back minutes later and being persistent works best. Please note to leave more time in the mornings (before 10am) to secure a taxi. We experienced a very tight connection in the morning when 45 minutes was spent trying to get a taxi.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Galluzzo, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£512
for 1 night
From
£512
£3,585
 
 
High Season
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£624
for 1 night
From
£624
£4,365
 
 
Highest Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£700
for 1 night
From
£700
£4,899
 
 
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£624
for 1 night
From
£624
£4,365
 
 
Mid Season I
21 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£534
for 1 night
From
£534
£3,741
 
 
Mid Season II
2 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£503
for 1 night
From
£503
£3,519
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£432
for 1 night
From
£432
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 2.78%

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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence airport
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
golf club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Autostrada A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
pizzeria il Pipistrello
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

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