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

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa

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Property
villa
People
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Galluzzo

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

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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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Winnetka, IL
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful stay for our extended family! This lovely home served as our home base for our family's travels throughout Tuscany! The pool was wonderful for our children as were the accommodations for all. We highly recommend this property as close enough to Florence yet a lovely refuge from the tourists and noise. We would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Villa in Florence, unforgettable 5-star experience!

  • 5 of 5

Although the photos were what drew us to the property in the first place, we were still awestruck when we arrived. The villa is really truly beautiful, much better than we could have ever imagined!! It is the perfect combination of a countryside feel whilst being only minutes to the city centre of Florence. We were out most days enjoying the sites, which were so easily accessible it was possible to have a late start everyday and still do more than we expected. The owners couldn't have been more accommodating, they knew everything about the local areas and beyond and were a gold mine of information. We enjoyed the chef service a few times during our stay and will never forget the tasty meals we experienced here! The kids favorite part of the holiday was of course the pool, which was ready and cleaned everyday for them to enjoy, which meant a little quiet time for us to relax on the terrace and sample the wines and local delicacies. We absolutely could not have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did! Moving in and out of the historic district of town was just perfect, sometimes we walked down to the nearby bus stop, sometimes we took taxis (just a 5 minute ride)..the villa's location is absolutely fantastic! (there is also a few great grocery stores, cafes and restaurants within walking distance). The grounds & pool area are immaculately kept and the interiors are wonderful (all 5 bathrooms were just recently renovated with beautiful Italian marble).. Thank you so much for hosting us and I will definitely be recommending it to anyone who wants to visit the beautiful city of Florence! We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ultimate location and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 3 children (ages 7, 9, & 11) spent two weeks at the Villa Fontane. The home, the 5 bedrooms, the 5 bathrooms, kitchen and dining area were all tastefully decorated and so comfortable. It had a gated entrance and beautiful grounds as well. It literaly became and felt like our home while in Italy.

The villa could not be in a better location to see Florence. It feels like it is deep in the Tuscan country side but is only a mile from where the historic district of Florence begins at Porta Roma Square. Bus service to Florence was a short walk (.4 mile) but we used taxi or Uber more often. Uber was really excellent in that they all had large and new 7 passenger vans.

The owner’s daughter Olivia and son Antonello were always available if we needed help with even the smallest detail. They had our requested provisions stocked in the kitchen when we arrived. They made excellent restaurant recomendations and reservations for us. They provided a chef to cook a fabulous meal in the home. They even helped with an English apeaking doctor who came to us at the villa.

We live in the United States and rent a home on VRBO. I thought we were excellent hosts at our property but we learned what true hospitality is from Olivia and Antonello.

Out entire family and especialy the children (they loved playing outside in the spacious yard and grounds) made memories that will last a life time. We will certainly recommend this home to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Galluzzo, Florence

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
£469
for 1 night
From
£469
£3,290
 
 
Mid Season
25 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£505
for 1 night
From
£505
£3,532
 
 
High Season
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£614
for 1 night
From
£614
£4,300
 
 
Highest Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£689
for 1 night
From
£689
£4,826
 
 
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£614
for 1 night
From
£614
£4,300
 
 
Mid Season I
21 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£526
for 1 night
From
£526
£3,685
 
 
Mid Season II
2 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£495
for 1 night
From
£495
£3,466
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£426
for 1 night
From
£426
 

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Tax Rate 2.78%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Galluzzo in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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