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

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Bedrooms 8
Property type villa

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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.


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)


- 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Magnificent 8BR Villa With Private Pool Just 1 Mile Away From Heart of Florence!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Sydney, Australia

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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  • 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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Amazing Property, Great Location, Attentive Owners

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 16 (family and friends, with ages from 4 to 70) stayed at this villa for two weeks in August 2016 and intend to stay again when we next visit Florence. The owners were excellent throughout the process, from providing answers to questions prior to booking, to accommodating certain requests (one of our party uses a manual wheelchair and they thoughtfully built several ramps to deal with steps) to daily dropping off vegetables from the estate garden. This scenic property is well situated, a little over 1 km from Porta Romana where we could leave our car and walk or bus into the heart of Florence (the 1 km is walk-able but part of the road is narrow and windy and thus somewhat dangerous for young pedestrians). The house is large and was recently renovated but retains great character. It possesses a well-equipped kitchen and has several great outdoor seating and eating areas, as well as a salt-water pool. The bedrooms are well appointed, and several are very large with nice views. All in all, it was a great home-base for our time exploring Florence, Chianti and the surrounding regions. And we truly appreciated the caring and can-do attitude of the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orland Park (near Chicago USA)

Gorgeous Property with Everything You Could Need

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 18, with children ranging in ages from 10 years old to 18 years old. Everything that we could possibly need or want was available to us throughout our entire stay at this perfect location. We were minutes from the city gates and the city of Florence. But it was hard to ever leave the property because it is so beautiful. In every direction there are restaurants and shopping, and if you can't find a place to eat or shop - then you are just not trying. Especially since our hosts gave us pages and pages of recommendations. The pool was exceptional, and Antonello had the groundskeeper cut the onsite football pitch so that our kids could play (and they did - everyday). The pictures of the villa do not show all its beauty in person - the house is exceptional. All bedrooms have air conditioning and are stunning in their design. The common rooms are also lovely. With 18 people, it could have felt like we were on top of each other – but the enormous house and grounds made it very comfortable for all of us, despite the size of our group. The heart of the home is the kitchen where we spent many mornings getting ready for the day. We couldn’t ask for a more inviting and lovely kitchen, it was fully stocked with anything that we might have possibly needed. The outdoor sections have modern and comfortable seating areas for relaxing even with such a large group. The grounds themselves are so lovely you could spend all day just looking at them and the surrounding countryside. Then there was the level of service that we received from Alexandra and Antonello - who answered every question and gave us so many wonderful helpful hints to enjoy the area. The helped with making a last minute chef meal service to the home for 18 people! I can't imagine more flexible and agreeable hosts. The laundry was available for us to use with top of line appliances. The house was kept impeccably clean and the whole of the villa was in perfect condition. We were also able to set up professional portraits to be taken at the house for us to remember the vacation. Although it will be impossible to forget, as this was the perfect place to stay. There is not one bad thing that we can say about the experience. It met and exceeded our expectations. We were all very sad to leave the villa, and with any luck - we will be vacationing there again in the future. Thank you to our incredible hosts, we are so grateful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Il Pipistrello
Nearest Ski
79 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Forte Dei Marmi
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Galluzzo, Florence

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27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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24 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
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27 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
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Tax Rate 2.78%

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • 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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