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Luxury, exclusive villa on Tuscan hills near Florence

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 14 people

The villa, on two levels, is comfortably furnished with many original antiques. It is wheelchair accessible.

Premises consist of entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, drawing room, 3 double bedrooms, 4 twin bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (4 are ensuite).

This villa rental includes central heating, telephone, 2 TVs (1 satellite), fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine. Free Internet access. Fax is available on request.

Pets are allowed on the premises, by agreement with the owners.

The villa was originally a medieval structure transformed in the 18th century. It has recently been totally restored while maintaining its charm and character. The garden measuring 10.000 mq is surrounded by a wall. Guests have exclusive access and use of the pool and panoramic terrace.

Tours: Offers tours of the wine country of Tuscany as well as wine tasting courses - please ask us for website address.

Circuito del Mugello: International Formula 1 and Motorcycle racetrack, 15km from the villa - please ask us for website address.

Lago di Bilancino: Nearby lake offering sailing and wind surfing, 20km from the villa - please ask us for website address.

More Details

Lorenzo and Renata Bartolini Salimbeni
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a dreamy, magical way to escape the realities of everyday life. The Villa di Collina was an absolutely amazing place to spend a vacation. Spectacular views, breathtaking surroundings, beautiful, picturesque, an experience I will never forget and hope to revisit again soon! This is heaven on earth- such a peaceful place to soothe the mind, relax the body and nurture the soul. Many thanks! (Kelsie K., NY)

The view was incredible and peace was magnificent. We especially liked meeting the owner and most of his family. He gave us a guided tour of the villa areas not open to the guests, including the old wine cellars and production facilities. The charm of the local people and small village atmosphere. We happened upon a village celebration on the first Sunday when we arrived. There was entertainment and the shops were open serving wine and food. We enjoyed the remote areas as well as spending time in Florence, Siena and visiting Castello Banfi vineyards. (John F., USA)
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Vicchio in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , upper floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , upper floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , upper floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , upper floor
  • 2 Baby cots are available on request free of charge. Up to 2 adult beds can be added at an extra charge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(1 traveller review)

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Luxury, exclusive villa on Tuscan hills near Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Palazzio in Vicchio

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We stayed at Villa Collina in May/June 2010. There were 13 in our party (incl. 3 children) and the villa was spacious enough that we could always find our own space. The Villa is well equipped, immaculately presented and very comfortable. it felt like a home away from home.

the history of the house is also fascinating and we enjoyed learning about this from lorenzo over a bottle of wine!

The owners, Lorenzo and Renata are charming and very helpful, providing bicycles for us and our children as well as pool equipment. They also helped us organise a fabulous cooking experience, where local chef Cristian Borghi came to the villa to teach us Mugello cuisine and cooked for 10 adults... complete with waitress service! Luxury!

In addition, we were able to organise horse riding for some of our party and Lorenzo helped us again.

All in all, we had a wonderful holiday, a truly relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of London. We would love to visit again and will certainly remember Collina should we head to tuscany again!

Bello Collina, Bella Italia!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
29 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa di Collina is located in the Mugello area in north-eastern Tuscany, also known as 'the Switzerland of Tuscany', because of the hilly wooded quality of the countryside, so different from that of Chianti or Maremma. There are endless possibilities for trekking, or just walking around; the roads going north to Firenzuola, Marradi or S. Godenzo will shortly take you to the slopes of the Appennini, the mountain range that separates Tuscany from Romagna. The village of Vicchio (2,5 km from the villa), founded in the 13th century, is the birthplace of painters Giotto and Fra Angelico. In the Museo Comunale there are many interesting pieces dating from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Several restaurants in and around Vicchio offer sound, tasty Tuscan cooking at reasonable prices. In Vicchio there is also a camping site whose large swimming pool and tennis courts are open to the public. In Borgo S. Lorenzo and Scarperia the old centre still retains its Medieval character...

Other Activities: wine tasting tours, cooking lessons

Golf: Poggio dei Medici Golf and Country Club, 15km from the villa - please ask us for website address.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Vicchio, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £883.15

Price all-inclusive, except heating (when necessary) and telephone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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