ONE MILE FROM HEART OF DOWNTOWN FLORENCE, STUNNING 5BD-5BA VILLA W/ HEATED POOL! – Home 22435 Villa
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 1 night min stay
ONE MILE FROM HEART OF DOWNTOWN FLORENCE, STUNNING 5BD-5BA VILLA W/ HEATED POOL! – Home 22435
- 5 bedrooms
- sleeps 10
- 1 night min stay
Villa / 5 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Nearest beach 98 mi
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
This fabulous 5 Bedroom - 5 Bathroom Villa dates back to the XVIIIth 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 their very best!
Set within a 3 hectare (7.4 acres) estate, this delightful villa is flooded with sunlight and has recently been 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 wonderful Tuscan landscape, second to none for its striking beauty.
Each living space has been exquisitely appointed to create a sophisticated and cozy atmosphere making the villa a truly unique gem, within just a few minutes from the very best that the city of Florence has to offer. The breathtaking views of the surrounding hills together with the tranquility of the estate create a relaxing, and peaceful atmosphere.
The property provides its guests with a unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, perfect for a family reunion, a group of friends traveling together, or an anniversary party…with its 5 wonderfully decorated bedrooms and bathrooms, the villa offers the ultimate accommodation for your dream luxury holiday in Florence!
The beautiful typical Tuscan landscape of the villa’s private garden, full of fruit and olive trees, roses, century-old cypresses and pine trees, can be enjoyed throughout the villa.
The garden also looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale – from 1737 to 1860 this was the 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 can be seen as well.
The Private Heated Pool.
The wonderful salt-water infinity pool sits right next to the villa’s terrace and garden and comes with a full set of comfortable sun loungers.
Being wonderfully exposed to the sun all day, the pool’s water gets really warm (around 31-32 Celsius/88-90 Fahrenheit) during the summer months, while it is heated during the Spring and Fall.
The villa’s location is without any doubt one of its most unique and important features. While immersed in the beauty and quietness of the typical Tuscan landscape it is located just about a mile away from Porta Romana square (where the old city walls begin), and 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 or 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) are only about 2.5 miles away.
The nearest grocery stores, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes are located just within a 6-7 minute walking distance. At this same location it is also possible to take the bus that goes 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 3 to 5 minutes from the time they are called (nearest taxi station is only about 1 mile away).
Furthermore, from the villa it is possible to easily reach the road leading to the nearby Chianti villages (such as Greve, Panzano, Gaiole), the freeway to places like San Gimignano or Siena, and to the A1 Highway (to reach Rome, Milan, Naples or other places in Tuscany such as Pisa, Lucca).
The villa is air conditioned throughout the entire home and comes with a total of 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, so it can comfortably welcome up to 10 guests (upon demand, an extra twin bed can be added to accommodate up to 11 guests). Below is a detailed description:
- Entrance hall
- Dining room with wooden table and full set of chairs (accommodating up to 10 guests), directly connected to the outdoor terrace and kitchen
- Fully equipped kitchen, completely renovated in late 2015, with top of the line appliances: stove, oven, fridge/freezer, ice machine, Nespresso, drip-coffee machine, Moka (Italian style) coffee machine, dishwasher, sink, toaster, kettle, microwave
- Living room with working fireplace and 48” TV (with SKY satellite channels), directly connected to the dining room and opening onto the private garden/pool area
- Office room with large desk, printer and hard-wired (LAN) internet connection
- Master bedroom with 1 King bed, large walk-in closet and large en-suite bathroom (with shower)
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- High chair
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
Bedroom 4: Full bed
Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds
Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
- 2 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.
About the owner
Olga Alexandra M.
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- 25 May 2019
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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German, Italian
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– based on 8 reviews
- Very Good
“Relaxing and beautiful”
I would recommend the Villa Fontanine as it was well appointed and the owners thought of everything. The views were spectacular and the mornings were delightful out by the pool. I even chanced upon seeing a baby deer down in the field. We hired a chef one night and had a relaxing dinner. The train was easy into town. And for those that were concerned there was no American coffee maker there is! Although after drinking espresso I think I agree with the comment that we drink brown water! I am contemplating booking again!
“The perfect home for your Tuscan experience”
Our family very much enjoyed this lovely villa. The home is exactly as described and photographed, and the setting is very picturesque. The rooms are large and beautifully appointed. We enjoyed quality family time--dining together on the covered patio,relaxing poolside after a swim, or watching a little TV in the evenings--but the spaciousness of this home affords privacy and 'alone time', as well. The villa is a short drive into Florence, and there are some good, local restaurants within walking distrance. The owners and caretakers did everything possibly to make us feel at home in their lovely home. We have already recommended this villa to family members, friends and co-workers....and cannot wait to return!
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