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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs1
Space 6,996 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Romantic, peaceful, cozy and charming ambience with yet modern comforts and amenities are the things my guests appreciate more about my Villa. Even with a bit of steps between the different floors...

Dating back to the 15th century, this historical villa has been recently restored and refurbished from top to bottom. Its hilltop position ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with the city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus.

Villa Tantafera boasts a large indoor heated whirlpool (about 80 x 120 inches), as well as a new dipping pool we created in one of the garden terraces. Not a standard swimming pool but rather an enjoyable large outdoor jacuzzi-like pool (160 x 150 inches) with a great view of Florence.

The Villa is nestled on top of 5 acres of private land, scattered with olive trees. All around the house, a terraced garden with ponds and fountains, lemon plants and persimmon trees.


Large, high ceiling entrance hall/living room with fireplace, guest bathroom, second living room with fireplace, large frescoed dining room with table for 12, spacious fully equipped kitchen(four burner gas pro-grade stove, double conventional oven, microwave/grill oven, dishwasher, large refrigerator, separate deep freezer) with island counter and stools, connecting to the rear garden.


Bedroom #1 : Queen size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.

Bedroom #2 : Queen size A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub.

Bedroom #3 : Single A/C bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, sharing bathroom with

Bedroom #4 : Queen size A/C bedroom.


A large suite with A/C living area and Kitchenette. Double basin bathroom with shower for exclusive use of the Queen size A/C bedroom in the tower.


Bedroom#5: Twin beds with en suite bathroom with separate shower.

Bedroom#6: Queen size bedroom. En suite bathroom with shower

Laundry room with iron & ironing board, washer and dryer


The old cellars have been adapted to accommodate the wellness area, with a luxurious 3x2 meters built-in whirlpool.

Changing room/ Tea room

Bathroom with shower

•Top-notch heating system with area thermostats, instant unlimited hot water for showers or bathtub soaks

•Wireless broadband internet connection.

Our rates include:

- Linens, bath towels and whirlpool towels

- Air conditioning/heating, electricity, water and kitchen gas

- WiFi broadband internet connection

- Cable TV

- Final cleaning

Please note that, thanks to a unique policy that sets us apart, we ALSO INCLUDE a 3 hours daily maid service (except Saturdays & Sundays).

To make the sojourn memorable and stress-free, we also propose some additional services (on request, with supplement) that we can arrange for guests:

- a Chef that would prepare lunch/dinners or organise cooking classes.

- Private driver for airport/train station transfers, as well as day trips to surrounding cities and sites.

- Customised tours and cultural visits, with access to monuments and sites not normally or easily available for visits.

- In residence personal trainer (yoga, pilates, general fitness) and / or massage.

- Personal shopper for assistance and easier access to major outlets brands, boutiques and workshops.

- Personal visits to prestigious wineries of Chianti Classico and Brunello Montalcino, tasting tours by the owners winemakers.

Keywords: Elegant villa with modern comforts

More Details

Nicco Leone
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a fantastic stay at Villa Tantafera. We would unreservedly recommend it. It is a beautiful villa, only around 10 minutes drive from the centre of Florence and yet peaceful and secluded. Roberto was an exceptional host- assisting our family with taxis, supermarket shopping etc and tips on great local restaurants and bars. We went with our three young children (4, 2 and 7 months) and they also had a wonderful time. They like us loved the new outdoor dipping pool, which has incredible views of Florence. We will certainly return at some point in the future.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Campo di Marte (Quartiere 2) in Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6996 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Gold bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Grey bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Red bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Yellow bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Blue bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Tower bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Green bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...


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Historical Villa Overlooking Florence, Italy
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Amazing villa with picturesque view of Florence

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 recently stayed at Villa Tantafera. Roberto Leone's home was an incredible backdrop for our parents' birthday celebrations. The villa is well appointed with modern conveniences yet keeps the character of the 1480 construction. The bedrooms are of good size with comfortable beds and the bathrooms are updated. A great attention to detail has been paid with furnishings and decor. We enjoyed many evenings using the outdoor living space, the views of Florence are spectacular. The light is incredible. We used a few services suggested by Roberto during our stay: Graziella's Chef in Tuscany for a seated dinner for 16. The food and service were outstanding. We enjoyed Tuscan fare with 4 courses. Highly recommend them. We also used Euan with All Tuscany for trips to Cinque Terre, Siena and the Chianti Wine Tour. Our drivers Paolo and Jay were stand outs. We learned so much about the area and were well taken care of! Recommend Monterinaldi and Casa Emma wineries. Florence's historical center is a living museum, Renaissance architecture, shops and restaurants. Recommend enjoying a cocktail on the Hotel Grand Baglione's rooftop bar.

I would like to thank Roberto for helping us make this a trip of a lifetime. He was easily accessible for any help or questions we had during the planning process and during our stay. Hope to return one day! Grazie Mille Roberto!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melissa, Thanks so much for your kind words of appreciation. You are very special people. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Seeing that our guests enjoyed their stay is the best reward we could hope for! Our best regards Roberto & Nicco
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Beautiful property beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding at Villa tantafera and it was perfect. The house is beautiful and spacious and the views and gardens are picturesque. Best day of our lives!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorable and wonderful - countryside luxury so close to Florence!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Tantafera last week. We were a party of 8 and everyone had their own bedroom, spread across the many floors of this fantastic estate. Roberto is an exceptional owner who knows exactly how to welcome and help guests with just the right amount of attention. The kitchen was carefully curated with all the appropriate Italian necessities (cheese, breads, meats, tomatoes, wine) to get us started. Roberto provided us information on private chefs (Graziella) and drivers (Giuseppe), both of which we used. Highly recommend having someone cook at home so you can enjoy these amazing surroundings! Giuseppe took us on a day-long wine tour that was the most memorable part of our trip. Not to be missed! You can’t really walk to anything from this villa, so using a driver is helpful and eliminates hassle. Even though we had two cars with us, we only used them for countryside excursions. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. Close enough to Florence to drive in easily every day if you want but far enough to feel away from it all. Villa itself is fantastic. Modern luxury mixed with the original feel of the place. The villa is separated so that every room is extremely private. Hosts were wonderful as well. Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time at the villa. Everything was clean and the villa was in such great condition. Obviously very well taken care of. The location was exactly what we as a group of six were looking for. Close to the center of Florence ( about a 20 minute drive) yet removed from the bustle. Quiet with views over the city. Gorgeous gardens with old growth olive groves. Stunning surroundings! Roberto is just the nicest and most helpful guy one could meet. He is very proud of his property and it shows. He was very accessible by text or e-mail during our stay.

We will definitely be back! And we will be recommending this villa to friends and family!

Gratzie mille Roberto!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing to stay in. The views were truly something.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Villa ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside, with Florence city center just a 10 minutes drive away by car or 20 minutes by bus.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Campo di Marte (Quartiere 2), 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
Early Winter
31 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £81 per night, per additional guest
Late Winter
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £81 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Longer term rentals rates upon application
Utilities (water, gas and electricity) included ONLY with weekly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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