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Speaks French

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

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Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Dicomano - 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 Frutteto, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The apartment is part of a 13th-century villa (Le Pozze) that has been renovated in Renaissance style. It is located at 350-400 m above sea level, in the middle of the countryside among plants, cherry trees, and olive trees. The garden, common to all guests, is huge and offers tables to have dinner or lunch outside. The 13 x 6 m pool is located 50 m away from the house. The 2nd floor apartment is about 120 m² and features 3 bedrooms (2 master bedrooms and another one with 2 beds), 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen/dining room for 10 people, and a living room with a fireplace, a sofa, armchairs, and 4 windows. There are family pieces of furniture from the beginning of the 20th century, including some antique pieces. The roof is insulated and has a mansard in the typical Florentine style: with terra cotta bricks and chestnut wood. You can visit our website where you’ll find our photo album.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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.


1 holidaymaker review

average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Authenticité et excellent accueil

  • 5 of 5

Le Pozze est une grande et très ancienne propriété restaurée avec beaucoup de goût. Les appartements sont bien séparés sur trois niveaux et permettent une totale indépendance. Elle est située en pleine nature dans un cadre magnifique de forêts de châtaigniers, de vignes et d'oliviers. La piscine, à une cinquantaine de mètres de la villa, est très agréable et offre une belle vue sur les collines tout comme la charmante loggia.

Le Mugello est une partie magnifique de la Toscane ; moins connue que d'autres, elle est restée très authentique et reposante, même en plein été.

Florence est à 45 minutes ; la route y menant via Fiesole découvre des panoramas superbes. A 4 km le village de Dicomano offre tous les commerces et services ainsi qu'une gare la reliant à Florence.

L'accueil de Paolo, le propriétaire, est remarquable par sa simplicité, sa gentillesse et son discret souci du bon séjour de ses locataires.

Alberto, le cuisinier, également d'une grande gentillesse et disponibilité, sert sur demande une délicieuse et typique cuisine régionale dans la cour de la villa ou dans la fraîcheur de la salle à manger. Parlant l'un et l'autre italien, français et anglais, ils contribuent grandement à la convivialité et à la douceur des lieux.

Notre séjour de deux semaines nous a ravis et nous y retournons cette année.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dicomano, Val di Sieve

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £172
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 8 years.

Dans le cas d'une reservation pour 2 semaines, il y a une reduction du 25% sur le total;.
Les prix sont variable selon la saison et la durée du sejour, et ils peuvent etre negotiés avec le proprietaire.
Pour reserver il faut payer en advance la caution.La taxe de sejour est de 1 euros/jour/adulte. Le chauffage est pas compris dans le loyer, il est autonome et controllable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for Fruttetoin Dicomano in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • lake
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There are 2 bathrooms: a big one with a shower, a toilet, a washbasin, a bidet, a mirror, a table, and a window overlooking the olive trees and another small one with a shower, a toilet, a washbasin, a bidet, a mirror, and a skylight. Both have white ceramic tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 double beds and 2 single beds. The 3 bedrooms with 1 or 2 windows are huge: 2 master bedrooms and 1 with 2 beds. An extra bed can be added. Each bedroom has a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, a central light, and bedside lamps.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
The huge pool (6 x 13 m, 1.5 m deep) is open from May to October. The shared barbecue is located in an open area with a wood-burning stove and a washing machine. There are also 4 garden barbecues. The garden planted with cherry trees offers tables to have dinner or lunch outside. Depending on the season, the fruit trees provide cherries, figs, apples, and plums, and in the woods, in October, chestnuts are at your disposal.

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