810 Sq Feet (75 Sq Meters) - 2 Double Bed Rooms,1 Bathroom, 1 kitchen & garden
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
About Violetta Buti
I have worked in tourism for ove 25 years: tour leader, guide in Florence and travel agent. My clients are usually individual travelers or small groups who are looking for tailor-made travels to Italy. I live 12 km away from Florence, on top of a hill surrounded by olive trees with a stunning view of the dome of Florence. I grow my vegetable garden and enjoy making jams. I like hiking and attending exhibits and cinemas. I rent part of the house where I live - There are separate entrances.
Violetta Buti purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1986
Why Violetta Buti chose Villamagna
My parents bought it in 1986. I came to live here in 2012 because I fell in love with the view ... which is breathtaking. I have always loved nature ... now I grow my vegetable garden, prepare my jams and harvest olives to produce my own extra virgin olive oil!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
It's unique for the view of countryside and of Florence. One lives out in the country yet at only 20 minutes' drive to the city. There is also public transportation available. The bus stop is just out of the property. Recommended only for people with patience:-)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Stay Aug 30-Sep 4th
Villa Violetta is a very well located accommodation for those with their own transport. The property is gated (electronic gate opener supplied) with parking. Views are stunning. Roads to and from are narrow and winding (typical of this type of area). Easy access to local shops (Bagno a Ripoli) for supplies - note that most are not open on Sunday so if arriving on a Saturday make sure you stock up that day (and remember bottled water). Coffee maker is traditional Italian (not a plug in) so if you are unfamiliar with how these work, look it up or ask. Patience is required for a good coffee.
Note that the water is heated by a gas appliance and gets VERY hot, bear that in mind when showering as there is no thermostatic control (as some of us are used to) - pressure varies according to usage so can cause fluctuations to water temp.
Property has everything you really need and Violetta is very friendly and accommodating so if you need something don't be afraid to ask.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay here.
Happy you enjoyed your stay on the hills and hope to see you soon again:-)
Love Villa Violetta
The villa is very clean with modern bathroom fixtures and kitchen appliances. The beds are very comfortable and wifi is free. The view is spectacular with beautiful Tuscan sunsets and the garden is lovely and serene. Our hostess Violet is very helpful and nice. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone who wants to stay near Florence, Italy.
I loved meeting Judie’s family from Wisconsin and spending time with them: I think these are great opportunities to get to know people from other countries.
Fabulous villa overlooking Florence!
Loved the villa and Violetta! Spent our 40th anniversary here along with our daughter and son-in-law. Such a special hostess who graciously shared her villa and time with us. We could not have asked for a more perfect place.
I loved spending time with Marilyn and her family. Easy going and so friendly.
Thank you for choosing my place during your holidays!
A dream come true
Violetta’s home was just what we wanted. Quiet, beautiful, tranquil countryside. A short drive from Florence if you are visiting there, but lovely area in the Tuscan hillside to relax. The home was charming and comfortable. Violetta was a great host, she was a pleasure to spend time with and she was helpful with anything required. We would recommend this location to everyone.
It was a pleasure to meet Janeen and Curtis, a lovely couple from Canada and to be asked to take a few pictures of them. I would certainly enjoy meeting them again!
We loved staying in the first floor apartment of Violetta’s beautiful country home in the Tuscan hills. Her home is tastefully decorated, cozy and features a newly renovated kitchen. Violetta is a great host, very kind, thoughtful, and helpful. The location is about a 30-minute drive from central Florence, but well worth the trip!
I love hosting guests who appreciate nature, harmony and like exchanging their thoughts with me. I feel it is a great way of getting to know people who come from different backgrounds. Thank you to Sarah and David for staying at my place!
What a wonderful place, what a wonderful Manager of this property. Violetta Buti created a perfect place. We - my wife and I and two friends - felt very very welcome and comfortable in Violettas house. We were staying for over a week.Renting a car you can visit all the wonderfull landscape around an f Course Firenze (Florence), the Chianti area, San Gimmilliano and many more... We will be back soon.
Dear Klaus and Verena,
Thanks for staying at my place. I hope to see you back soon!
Hiking - picking olives and help with the olive harvest in early November