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Magnificent 8BR Villa With Private Pool Just 1 Mile Away From Heart of Florence!

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Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
16
Bedrooms
8
Bathrooms
8
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday villa in Galluzzo

8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

This magnificent 8 Bedroom - 8 Bathroom luxury Villa dates back to the XVth century and lies on the hill of "Poggio Imperiale", one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city of Florence. Being only one mile away from Porta Romana square, a renowned "gate" into the heart of the historic district of the city, the villa is ideally located to visit Florence and its Tuscan surroundings at the very best...

Rare beauty characterizes this exclusive villa that has been recently (early 2016) extensively and carefully renovated by the owners to the highest standards. All of the original charm and architectural features have been strictly maintained and are highlighted by the fabulous Tuscan landscape, second to none for its striking beauty.

Several rooms with frescoes were found during restoration work, having previously been painted over and hidden (by past owners).. Each living space has been exquisitely appointed to create a very sophisticated and cozy atmosphere making the villa a truly unique gem, just within a few minutes distance the very best the city of Florence has to offer!

The breathtaking views on the surrounding hills, together with the tranquility and privacy of the estate, create a relaxing, secluded and peaceful atmosphere… resulting in a truly idyllic and undisturbed accommodation for an unforgettable holiday, in a place where the guests’ privacy always comes first!

The Garden.

The beautiful typical Tuscan landscaping of the villa’s 5 acres garden, full of fruit and olive trees, flowerbeds, century-old cypresses and pine trees, can be enjoyed from almost every corner of the villa.

The garden also looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale – from 1737 to 1860 residence of the "Lorena" family, the Austrian Grand dukes of Tuscany - and the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

The private pool.

The wonderful salt water pool is perfectly maintained at all times and comes with a full set of super comfortable sun loungers, several parasols and all new outdoors furniture (including a table with chairs for al fresco dining by the pool). Being wonderfully exposed to the sun all day, the pool’s water gets really warm (often more than 31-32 Celsius/88-90 Fahrenheit).

The pool size is: 11 meters in lenght x 5.5 meters in width (36 x 18 ft). By the "Roman stairs" the width is 7.3 meters (24 ft).

The location.

The villa’s location is by far one of its most unique and important future: while immersed in the beauty and quietness of the typical Tuscan landscape it is located just about a mile away from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), which represents the beginning of the historic district of the city of Florence. So, all of the cities’ main points of interest can be easily and quickly reached in just a few minutes either by car, taxi, bus and even on foot.

Just to name a few examples, world renowned Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and the Uffizi museum (the very “heart” of the historical district) are only about 1.9 miles away, while the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Del Duomo (Main cathedral) only about 2.5 miles away.

The nearest grocery stores, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes are located just within a 5-6 minute walking distance. At this same location it is also possible to get the bus that takes right into the heart of the center in just a few minutes.

Taxi service works perfectly as well, as taxis usually reach the villa within 4 minutes from the time they are called (nearest taxi station is only about 1 mile away).

Furthermore, from the villa it is also possible to easily reach the road leading to the nearby Chianti villages such as Greve, Panzano, Gaiole etc, to the freeway Florence-Siena and to the A1 Highway.

The Layout.

Interiors:

The villa spreads over 3 floors (ground, first and second), is more than 800 square meters (about 9000 s.f.) in size and comes with a total of 8 double bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms, so it can welcome up to 16 guests... All of the interiors have been completely renovated (in 2016) with brand new beds, mattresses, sofas, curtains and carpets of the finest Italian quality.. Here below is the description, floor by floor:

Ground floor:

- Large Living Room (85 s.m. – 1000 sf) with original Frescoes and more than 5 meters (18 ft) high ceilings, 47" Led tv with sky satellite channels and oversized super comfortable Roche Bobois sofa;

- Large fully equipped kitchen with original Frescoes on the ceiling, American style fridge/freezer/ice maker, dishwasher, oven, gas stove, microwave, VitaMix blender, Hurom Slow Juicer, Nespresso Coffee machine, French press and Drip-coffee machine;

- Open dinette attached to the kitchen;

- One bedroom with King sized bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower);

- Large Laundry room with washer and dryer (both new, top quality).

- Direct access from the kitchen-dinette area to the courtyard (where the water fountain is located), to the covered patio for outdoors dining (with a large table accommodating up to 16 guests) and the outdoors living room with new, super comfortable furniture.

First floor:

- At this floor there is the main entrance to the villa (from the facade);

- Study room with large desk and wi-fi printer;

- Formal Dining room with large table for up to 16 persons;

- 1 Double bedroom with a Queen size bed and 1 full bathroom with shower (not en-suite);

- 1 Double bedroom with either a King size bed or two large twin beds (according to different needs) and a bathroom with shower (en-suite)

- 1 Double Bedroom with either two twin beds or a king size bed (according to the different needs) and a full bathroom with shower (en-suite)

Second floor:

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with large walk-in closet and full bathroom with shower (en-suite)

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with walk-in closet and full bathroom with tub (en-suite)

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with original Frescoes on the ceiling and a full bathroom with shower (en-suite)

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with walk-in closet and full bathroom with shower (en-suite)

Amenities.

- Air conditioning: All 8 bedrooms are air conditioned (with new top quality a/c units)

- Private swimming pool with 14 super comfortable lounges, table and chairs and 4 parasols

- Internet wi-fi throughout

- Sky satellite tv in the villa's Main Living Room and in one of the Master Bedrooms on the 2nd floor

- Private garden and Spacious gated parking (for up to 12 cars)

On demand It is possible to organize all of the below services for our guests:

- Cooking classes and catered meals directly at the villa (either breakfast, lunch or dinner).

- Private gym instructor, yoga or pilates instructor for private lessons.

- Car service (Personal driver), private tours/wine tasting tours

- Baby Sitter

- Pedicure/manicure

- Hair stylist

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Magnificent 8BR Villa With Private Pool Just 1 Mile Away From Heart of Florence!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Louisiana Girls Trip in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our recent visit to Villa la Fonte greatly exceeded our expectations. Our all girls getaway group enjoyed a ten day stay at the villa. The villa is exquisitely beautiful and decorated very tastefully. The furnishings, artwork, and original frescoes were breathtaking! It was like staying in a museum. We all felt pampered and welcomed by Alexandra, Atonello, and their helpful staff. The villa is surrounded by scenic Tuscan countryside, tall cypress trees, an olive grove, and fragrant herb gardens. Every window in the villa offered a beautiful view. We were fortunate to participate in the harvesting of the olives with the owners. The oil they pressed and shared with us was delicious. We are greatful to have experienced the trip of a lifetime at this beautiful Florentine Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Italian Adventure 2016

  • 5 of 5

Off the charts! This villa is THE BEST! Each room is beautifully decorated, with care & attention to detail, all bathrooms were well appointed. King size beds were very comfortable. The magnificent living room, library & formal dining room are beautiful. The art work in each room is stunning, old works & modern pieces thoughtfully curated. The outdoor areas are perfect for entertaining & outdoor dining with ample seating areas. We chose to cook several meals at the villa & enjoyed each dining area to its fullest, inside & out. The salt water pool & large & private gardens & Olive orchard are beautiful & the views across the valley are amazing. Conveniently located close to Florence, an easy walk or five minute car ride. Easy access to good supermarkets! The Opera singer serenading us across the valley with fireworks was a treat on our first night. Antonello could not have been more helpful arranging a Chef for a White Party dinner, great recommendation! Chef Laura with Cooking In Chianti was the best, great cuisine & thoughtful waitresses, she even put me touch with a florist who was also good. Andrea our housekeeper was a gem, assisting us & answering questions. Antonello's directions & recommendations were the very helpful. We took day trips to Venice, Pisa, Lucca, Sienna, San Gimignano & of course Florence all within easy access by train & car. I would highly recommend this stunning home, beautifully decorated, ample room for a large group. I would love to go back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We were there to celebrate a friends (BIG!) birthday and had a total of 13 people at the villa. It could not have been better. The rooms were very comfortable, the grounds beautiful and the kitchen and dining space made it a pleasure to stay at the Villa. Apart from all the sight seeing, we had many fun dinners all sat around the outside dining area-the large fully equipped kitchen easily catered for many cooks!

One night we were even serenaded by opera singers from across the valley!

The villa was close enough to Florence to walk or get a cab for about 10-15 euro, and easy access from the train station. The owner and housekeepers were lovely. Nothing was too much trouble to organise.

I would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was beautiful. We had 7 couples staying there. Everyone had a terrific bedroom with wonderful king beds and modern bathrooms. The grounds and house were well maintained, with a lot of indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. The location is perfect if you are a walker, as that is the easiest way to get into Florence (about 35 min walk). We had a little trouble getting cabs to come to the villa. All in all, we highly recommend this Villa and hope we can get back there soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just spent two weeks at the villa and could have stayed much longer! Everything was spotless and the villa is just beautiful. The owners make you feel so welcome and are available to assist at any time. The housekeepers were a treat! We love cats, so it made our trip even better to have the villa pets roaming around the grounds and allowing us to adopt them for a short period of time. We will be back again soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa was amazing! The whole house has been redone recently and it is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and you can't hear the others - which is great when you have a full house. The owners were amazing and super helpful. It was easy to take the bus into Florence. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone staying in Florence.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Il Pipistrello
Nearest Ski
79 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Forte Dei Marmi
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Galluzzo, Florence

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£3,889
for 3 nights
From
£1,296
 
 
High season I
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£1,333
for 1 night
From
£1,333
£9,334
 
 
Highest Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£1,383
for 1 night
From
£1,383
£9,679
 
 
High Season I
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£1,333
for 1 night
From
£1,333
£9,334
 
 
High Season II
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£1,296
for 1 night
From
£1,296
£9,074
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£1,235
for 1 night
From
£1,235
£8,642
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Galluzzo in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , attached to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite to Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , en-suite to bedroom 6
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en-suite to bedroom 7
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , attached to bedroom 8
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Can be setup either with a king bed or two large twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be setup either with a king bed or two large twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , attached to bedroom 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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