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Owner

Member since: 2005
Speaks French

Apartment in a villa in Mugello (Dicomano), close to Florence - Giotto

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Florence Area - Le Pozze Villa

Le Pozze: villa from the 13th-century Giotto era

The 5 apartments are part of a 13th-century villa (Le Pozze), which was renovated in Renaissance style. It is located at 400 m above sea level between olive trees, chestnut trees, vineyards, fruit plants, and mainly cherry trees. The garden is huge and has wooden tables to have breakfast or lunch outside. The 13 x 6-m pool is located 50 m away from the villa. The apartments are different in size, between 110 and 50 m² and have 2/3 bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room and a bathroom. The pieces of furniture come from our and some are antique pieces. For additional information about this place, please read the detailed description. Another apartment sleeping 4 (2 bedrooms) is currently under renovation. This one has an entrance opening onto the loggia. It is not available on this website yet. It will be ready in May.

Details for holiday apartment Giotto, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

The Giotto apartment is located on the 1st floor of Villa Le Pozze, in the right wing. Its windows open onto the courtyard and the green rear garden. It is a big apartment with all the necessary features for 6 people to be comfortable. In one of the bedrooms is an ancient fresco estimated to date from the 14th century, representing a Madonna with a child holding a small bird in his hand.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks French

About The Owner

Professor of Applied Geology at the University of Florence, with a French Doctorate in France (in Montpellier, in 1971), I am currently retired. I love painting, antiques, and pottery.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1890

Why The Owner chose Florence Area

This family-owned house has been a kind of refuge for 4 generations of Florentines, a family of artists and potters (the Cantagalli family). The building was renovated between 1995 and 2000. The earliest information we have about the villa dates back as far as 1246, in Giotto's time. The villa is mentioned regarding the obligations the former owners, the Asinis, had towards the monastery of Florence.

What makes this apartment unique

The main point of interest is the story of the house and its owners; starting from the Ademari family, the Asini family in Florence, the Dalle Pozze family from Dicomano, and the 19th-century Cantagalli family (very famous for its artistic pieces of pottery in Florence), which are the current owners. Cantagalli pieces of pottery are still present in the house of the owner. There is a fresco in the Giotto apartment, from an unknown, probably 15th or 16th-century artist, representing the Madonna with a child holding a small bird in his hand.

Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Giotto
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Great location, beautiful villa and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic stay we had here this summer and such a warm welcome from Paolo and Alberto.

The courtyard which the apartments surrounded was lovely. In the mornings it was lovely to sit in courtyard with a coffee and listen to the birds and watch them fly in and out of the arches where they were nesting.

The pool was lovely, it was just a few yards from the courtyard but far enough away that my noisy children could not be heard by the other residents.

The apartments were like stepping back in time. We were in the largest second floor apartment, but I asked Paolo if I could look around a few of the others. They were all spacious and the décor was in keeping with the beautiful old villa. The apartments are high ceilings with lovely original beams.

Alberto and Paolo could not do enough for us, we felt like part of the family along with all the other holiday makers there. At request Alberto will cook you a fantastic meal made of local produce and some vegetables from the grounds.

The villa is set in plenty of beautiful countryside with various trees and plants (plenty of olive and apricot trees). It is a bit of a bumpy ride to the town Dicomano so you need to take it slowly. However it is really conveniently located and the train from Dicomano will take you straight into Florence for less than 5 euros and in about 50 minutes.

All I can say is a big thank you to Paolo and Alberto for giving us such a wonderful experience and hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many many thanks to Lesley for a so generous appreciation: we hope to do better, and may-be also with a new apartment, nexth year. All the best from le Pozze and by Paolo and Alberto
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5

Séjour très agréable

  • 5 of 5

En quelques mots : calme, typique, naturel, historique, gastronomique... Un très bon pied à terre pour découvrir la Toscane. Je peux pas mieux dire.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Super !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu un séjour fantastique ici, très bel environnement, très sympathique et les gens agréables.

Paolo est un hôte superbe, Alberto est un excellent cuisinier.

Un bel appartement, terrasse très agréable, avec une belle musique italienne dans le fond. Super!

Nous avons apprécié la plupart de la paix et de la nature.

La situation géographique est très intéressant.

Dicomano est un village agréable.

Hautement recommandé.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Séjour très agréable !

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour a été vraiment très agréable à la villa Le Pozze !

Le personnel est très accueillant (merci à Alberto pour son energie, sa disponibilité et sa très bonne cuisine), plusieurs langues sont parlées (italien, anglais, français et même espagnol !), bon rapport qualité prix.

La location est située en pleine campagne avec des paysages magnifiques, piscine accessible tout le temps et possibilité de réserver un repas typique sur place pour une quinzaine d'euros. La situation géographique est intéressante : accès aux grandes villes (Firenze, Prato, ...), activités (Mugello : autodromo, lac, visites (casa di Giotto ...), bons restaurants peu chers dans les alentours. Attention cependant au chemin montagneux pour accéder à la villa : roulez doucement !

Seul petit bémol : les deux chats !! (quelques uns parmi nous étaient allergiques et ce fut difficile pour eux.)

En dehors de cela, très bon séjour ! Merci à vous !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Séjour très agréable !

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour a été vraiment très agréable à la villa Le Pozze !

Le personnel est très accueillant (merci à Alberto pour son energie, sa disponibilité et sa très bonne cuisine), bon rapport qualité prix.

La location est située en pleine campagne avec des paysages magnifiques, piscine accessible tout le temps et possibilité de réserver un repas typique sur place pour une quinzaine d'euros.

La situation géographique est intéressante : accès aux grandes villes (Firenze, Prato, ...), activités (Mugello : autodromo, lac, visites (casa di Giotto ...), bons restaurants peu chers dans les alentours. Attention cependant au chemin montagneux pour accéder à la villa : roulez doucement !

Seul petit bémol : les 2 chats !! (quelques uns parmi nous étaient allergiques aux poils et ce fut difficile pour eux.)

En dehors de cela, très bon séjour ! Merci à vous !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent accueil dans un très beau cadre.

  • 5 of 5

J'ai passé une très bonne semaine dans cette villa. L’accueil est très chaleureux et disponible. La villa est agréable et fonctionnel dans un très bel environnement.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Dicomano
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Barberino
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Dicomano
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Barberino
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Dicomano
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Close to:

Florence: 35 km away

Siena: 100 km away

Pisa: 110 km away

Arezzo: 80 km away

Assisi: 150 km away

Seaside - on the Tyrrhenian Coast: 150 km away

Seaside - on the Adriatic Coast: 120 km away

Lake: 30 km away

River: 4 km away

Shops: 4 km away

Town centre: 4 km away

Villa Le Pozze is located in the municipality of Dicomano, 4 km away from the city centre and 35-40 km away (45 minutes) from Florence, in the valley of the Sieve River and in the Mugello region to the north of Florence. It is an agricultural area, particularly dedicated to wine producing, olive growing, cattle and sheep breading, and the production of sweet chestnut wood with the famous “Mugello chestnut”. The Sieve River is the most important tributary of the Arno River. In its catchment basin lies the Bilancino reserve, where you can go sailing, fishing, etc. The Mugello race circuit is located in the same region. On this circuit, in June, is held the Moto GP World Championship. A train, which stops in Dicomano, connects the valley with Florence, and there is also a motorway towards Bologna, Rome, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa-Viareggio, and Siena.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dicomano, Val di Sieve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
haute
16 Apr 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£259
for 3 nights
From
£76
£564
£1,403
 
 
Moto GP Mugello
20 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
£290
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£259
for 3 nights
From
£76
£564
£1,403
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £114
Nettoyage £30

Les tarifs sont variables selon la saison et la durée de la location: ils sont progressifs et pour 2 semaines il y a une reduction du 30% sur la 2eme semaine; si le paiement est fait avec une avance considerable ( 90 jours) par rapport à l'arrivée, il y aura une reduction totale ( sur les 2 semaines ) du 30% . la taxe de sejour est de 1euros/jour/ adulte.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Florence Area in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • lake
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 -
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The bathroom is huge, around 9 m², and has a shower, a washbasin, a bidet, and a mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double bed, 4 single beds and 1 baby cot. The 3 bedrooms are huge: 1 master bedroom and 2 bedrooms with 2 beds where an extra bed can be added.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
The pool is open from May to October. It is huge: 6 x 13 m and 1.5 m deep. The barbecue has to be shared and is located in an open room where you'll also find a wood-burning stove and the washing machine. The garden, between the cherry trees, has 3 large wooden tables for having dinner or lunch outside. In the garden, depending on the season, you can also enjoy the fruits such as apples, figs, and cherries. In October, you can find chestnut in the woods. The cellar, a former vaulted “cantina”, was recently renovated. It is now available for drinking regional wines (DOCG Chianti Rufina) and draft beer. The restaurant boasts 2 dining rooms for a total of 50-60 people. You can make a reservation for dinner or lunch and have a taste of the Mugello cuisine: beefsteak and sausages, arista, ravioli, tortelli, boletus and black and white truffle, depending on the season.

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