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Exclusive villa with pool overlooking the cathedral, only 8 km from Florence

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, elegant and welcoming hall

Elegant and charming villa with swimming pool set on top of a hill a few kilometers from Florence Cathedral. 16 beds, breathtaking view of Florence.

Immersed in the green Tuscan countryside and surrounded by a garden, it was built at the end l`edificio dell`Ottocento. The elegant rooms of the villa are paved in terracotta or wood floors and feature exposed beams and stucco decoration of the building dating back all`epoca. Equipped with all modern comforts (satellite TV, hi-fi system, air conditioning in the bedrooms, central heating, washing machine, iron and ironing board, CD player, Internet on request) Internet, the villa also has a swimming pool, located 90 meters nell`uliveto dall`edificio. The edge of the pool is furnished with parasols and sun loungers to relax in the sun or have breakfast while enjoying a breathtaking view dell`intera city of Florence.

The pool will be open from 01/06/2013 to 09/15/2013

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Florence in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bagno 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bagno 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bagno 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Of particular beauty created by tiles of the bathroom Portuguese rose marble inside the suites bordeaux.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Room 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ROMANTICA
    SUITE IN TORRE - 1 Large Double Bed , ESCLUSIVA
    CAMERA CON TERRAZZO - 1 Large Double Bed , MAGICA
    Camera da letto 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Camera da letto 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Camera da letto 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Camera da letto 8 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedrooms are romantic and be comfortable, furnished with antiques and decorated with exquisite bedspreads.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
-staff service on demand -change extra linen on request -breakfast on request -organizing lunch / dinner / receptions on request (typical Italian menu)


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Exclusive villa with pool overlooking the cathedral, only 8 km from Florence
average rating of 4.642857 based on 43 reviews

Just didn't meet our needs

  • 1 of 5

It was truly a Tuscany scene, but too far out from us, we didn't have a vehicle & air conditioner wasn't working in all the rooms, they were gracious and extremely friendly....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richmond, VA USA

Christmas and New Year's in Florence!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us had a wonderful experience for our first trip to Florence, much of it because of the hospitality of the Del Bianco family and this huge villa. We were there 26/12/15-02/01/16 and the villa and its proximity to Florence, Siena and other parts of Tuscany was perfect for us. We enjoyed fixing breakfast and supper in the villa -- we are all amateur cooks! -- and the kitchen was big, well stocked and great. An outdoor grill was a plus! Mariolina, Gaia and their parents helped us with their insights and love of the area. Yes, as Howard R. said in his review the travel to and from the villa was an experience, but a fun memory. His review about the villa is spot on. We did find that the shower on the lower floor was the best one to use. A pocket-sized WiFi hotspot was hit and miss, but worked ok. Yes, it was winter and cold and damp, but we knew that when we booked. We will return when it is warmer!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming Villa with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place this is - everything you could hope for and imagine an Italian villa in Tuscany would be!

Beautiful, comfortable, well appointed, spacious and totally charming.

A GPS for your car is an absolute MUST; it's a little hard to find your way up on top of a mountain and you have to travel from the town on very narrow (and scary) little rough roads to get there but once you do the views are breathtaking! The four large antique-filled bedrooms with four-poster, canopied beds and two bathrooms on the main floor were perfect for our party of 4 single adults and the villa easily accommodates larger groups with 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor and two twin bedrooms and a bathroom on the lower level. Spectacular marble and wood floors with colorful intricate area rugs, an incredible cooks' kitchen, stunning chandeliers and fixtures and certainly no shortage of places to nap, read, relax or just sit and plan the next days' activities. We never even used the huge gorgeous dining room because the outdoor dining space was so alluring.

The train station is only about 10 minutes away (with free parking!) and then it was a quick 11 minute train ride into Florence. You can also take the train to connect to most of the other towns all over Tuscany.

The house is a little rustic, could use some updating and the WiFi was spotty and intermittent but we were provided with a hot spot device that we took with us wherever we went which was terrific.

If you plan on using the pool be prepared for a bit of a hike; it's up a very steep hill about 200 yards from the villa - once you get up there it's lovely (with more fantastic views) but don't expect to lounge next to it with your morning coffee! Do that at the table on the magnificent terrace right off the living room where we also enjoyed a delicious, multiple-course meal prepared and served to us by a private chef our hosts arranged.

And our hosts, the Del Bianco sisters, could not have been more gracious and helpful. Gaia even drove two of us with our huge, over-loaded suitcases (which wouldn't all fit in our car…can’t resist all of the fun shopping :) to the airport and car rental return (which we never would have found on the poorly marked roads) when it was time to leave, which we reluctantly did after spending a simply wonderful week at this delightful old Tuscan country home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Villa

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough kind words about Gaia and Mariolina and their beautiful villa outside of Florence. The property is gorgeous - the house is wonderful. You will not find nicer people in all of Italy. Beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property with Great Owner Service

  • 5 of 5

Our entire extended family (10 adults, 4 kids) just comfortably stayed in this beautiful Tuscan villa just outside of Florence for a week. The living room and dining room are plenty large for the entire group, in addition to the abundant outdoor seating areas, where we spent most of our time. The property is in excellent shape, very private, remained cool and has the best views that one could imagine. The private pool was great for the kids to play and for the adults to lie out, drink wine and enjoy the fantastic views of Florence. The scent of the lavender and rosemary bushes that surround the pool was nice as well.

The fantastically stunning and vivacious sisters,Gaia and Mariolina, who take care of the bookings and oversee the property were fantastic as well. As they lived in the house during childhood, they know all of the local places for formal and informal dining, coffee, pizza food stores, etc. Also, they are always available to come and assist with anything or help with recommendations of where to go and what to do in Florence and the greater Tuscan region.

When we return to Florence, which we likely will as it is the most beautiful city in the world with the most beautiful people in the world, we will absolutely stay here again!

p.s. The only nit is that the wireless was essentially useless and it was tough to get a good 3g signal with my iPhone. The wireless was through a local cell carrier puck which would often pick up an old analog signal only. Hopefully they can soon get proper internet. But hey, you're on vacation and shouldn't be doing work anyways!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very glad to host You in our house.meeting You and hepl You in discovering Florence and Tuscany was a great pleasure. thanks for the nice feedback.we'll be happy to host You again or in the country villa or in one of our apartaments in the heart of Florence.I hope to meet You very soon in Italy or at You Home. We remain at Your complete disposal to send You oil, wine, pottery and...some pieces of our Tuscany. Kind regards to all Your big group. Mariolina and Gaia
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Victoria, British Columbia

Perfect for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We were four couples traveling to Florence for a wedding celebration from Canada and we found the perfect accommodation. Mariolina was very helpful in the booking process. The villa is very well appointed. We had many wonderful evenings sharing meals in the formal dining room which are memories we will never forget. The Villa is at first difficult to find but after a day or two those with cars and GPS had no problem. We also hired Guiseppe from Lucano Driver who was brilliant and went above and beyond transporting us here and there. We highly recommend this Villa and Lucano Driver!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The villa is situated in the countryside outside of Florence, only 8 km from the Duomo, enjoys a dominant position and

overview, in an exclusive environment just a few hundred meters from the most important Florentine Medici villas and majestic Villa Reale.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Florence, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
ott-nov-metà dicem
1 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
pasqua 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £704.4

Alla prenotazione viene versata una caparra pari al 10% della somma pattuita per la locazione della villa; la restante parte viene saldata alla consegna dell'immobile in contanti con un deposito cauzionale pari a 900,00 euro che verrà restituito alla fine del soggiorno.
nel costo della locazione è compresa la biancheria per tutta la casa;
sono esclusi dal prezzo i costi effettivi dei consumi e local taxes pari ad euro 2,50/night/guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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