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Lovely big house in stunning location. Lovely pool, bedrooms, other rooms. Great host.
The house is slightly shabby, but clean, comfortable and much more spacious than the website suggests. It swallowed 19 people with ease ( two teenagers on sofas). The beds are very comfortable and linen and towels nice.
At night, we switched on the air circulation systems which are there for the many woodburners in the house, and the hum happily masked the noise of a barking dog in the valley below.
Small moan; not enough wine glasses for number the house accommodates .We are keen cooks; we could have done with more chopping boards and sharper knives; there is no toaster . Also no icetray, strangely! But we managed to feed a big group with lovely meals The outdoor bread oven and huge BBQ were put to good use. Lots of space for playing games inside and out, with extensive terraced gardens; lots of wild herbs.
Our two dogs were very happy( though hot! they could keep cool indoors)
We ate outside next to the lovely pool every meal.Wonderful sunsets, as the house sits high on a ridge between pretty valleys with views all around .
Easy journey to station and into Florence. Bologna airport 45 mins drive, but no direct train from there.
Quite different terrain from further south in Tuscany; almost mountainous, and wooded.
We all loved this holiday , and family and friends came from far and wide to join us, and it worked brilliantly.
Fantastic villa for a relaxing vacation with friends and family
We had a wonderful stay in Luca’s villa and I highly recommend it to everybody looking for a Tuscanese vacation with friends and/or family. The villa is very spacious and could comfortably accomodate our group of 10 adults and 8 children.
The house and kitchen was very well equipped and there is even a stone pizza oven. We spent most of the day and evenings by the poolside enjoying the spectacular scenery. The villa is on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the Tuscanese landscape.
Luca was a wonderful and friendly host providing good tips for making the most of our vacation. If we needed any help or advice we could also ask the housekeeper next door. She was even able to provide a needle and thread for fixing my childs teddy bear :)
There are 2 great restaurants in the nearby village (5 min by car) with delicious and authentic Italian cusine. A bit further away (15 min) there is a small city (Barberino) with a great shopping outlet to satisfy the shopaholics of our group.
All-in-all we had a great stay and highly recommend Luca’s villa for a truly Tuscanese vacation!
Very Nice House with a great view and nice pool!
It was such a nice house. We were super busy touring Florence and Rome, but I wish that I could have stayed a few more days.
Enchanting old house, beautiful setting and welcoming host.
We were a large group which can be tricky to manage but Luca went out of his way to make us all feel welcome. You couldn't ask for a more picturesque setting! The views were breathtaking...perfect if you want to get away from it all and enjoy a truly authentic slice of Italian life.
Emma and her large and friendly family have been perfect, helpful and smiling hosts, will be welcome in the future!
Amazing place and very spacious. The pictures don't lie the place was nice and clean. The pool was nice. Beautiful views and very close to the highway. Andrea the grounds keeper was very nice and Helpful. I would definitely rent there again.
A beautiful old villa
Really lovely stay in this amazing villa. Some great period features and large rooms.
Luca was great and took the time to explain a lot about the property and the surrounding area.
The Mugello valley is located between the cities of Firenze and the Apennines mountains from north to South Italy, the valley is comprised between 250 and 350 metres above sea level (Bilancino lake is 4 km away from the Villa San Martino is approximately 300 m away) This valley has always been considered by the Florentines, as the nicest area to go on holidays. The old family of the Medicis constructed several villas and castles. To go to the Mugello from north Europe is very easy, once in Italy, take the highway towards Rome and before getting to Firenze, take the Barberino di Mugello exit. The villa is located in a panoramic position, only 10 km from the highway.