Florence Renaissance villa with pool and views for vacation - This is a classic Renaissance villa situated in the prestigious Arcetri area of the Florentine hills, less than two miles from the renowned Piazzale Michelangelo. Since its construction in 1428, this villa has been the country residence of wealthy and influential families. Later on, many artists and writers came to find inspiration among these peaceful hills; among them D.H. Lawrence, Oscar Wilde, E.M. Forster and Henry James, just to name a few.
Original doors and windows, family seals and works of art date back to the very foundation of this villa and still contribute to the property’s authentic charm. The spacious bedrooms are understated and elegant with antique furnishings. The garden is typically Tuscan with imposing Cypress trees at the entrance and a lovely outdoor covered terrace with comfortable seating. Views of the Duomo can be seen from parts of the property, but a 30 minute walk down to Piazzale Michelangelo rewards you with the most spectacular view across the city, Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. In 50 minutes you can walk into the heart of the City, or if you prefer the villa’s private chauffeured car is at your disposal for the 20 minute drive. As you wander through the lanes and piazzas of this remarkable town you will discover Florence’s many facets; opulent buildings, stunning churches, art galleries, aristocratic villas with manicured gardens, medieval town houses with loggias and balconies, small markets and artisans' workshops. Pavement cafes are everywhere and provide an excellent excuse to stop for a break with a cappuccino and a freshly baked pastry. Visit one of the daily markets to find good quality leather goods, hand-painted majolica tiles and local delicacies. A stroll along the bank of the river Arno, after a traditional Tuscan dinner in a 'taverna' or 'osteria', would be a perfect way to end a day in this splendid city.
This is an ideal location for a family holiday in one of the most elegant suburbs of the beautiful city of Florence, just 30 minute's walk from Piazzale Michelangelo! All the bedrooms of this villa enjoy magnificent views over the Florentine countryside and even the Duomo can be seen from some of the terraces. Florence is arguably the best city in Italy, lively, authentic and full of art treasures, beautiful buildings and gourmet restaurants. If you are into fashion, you will love browsing among Firenze's designer boutiques and you may want to attend the week's fashion show hosted at Palazzo Pitti every year in June.
Large entrance hall with staff office (mornings only).
Living room, open fireplace, bar area at clients' disposal, French doors to terrace and garden with views of Florence.
Reading room, open fireplace, French doors to terrace and garden.
Large, traditional kitchen with views of the Dome.
Dining room, French doors to covered terrace and garden, outdoor dining facilities.
Double bedroom (1.80m), small sitting area, French doors with steps down to large terrace with views of Dome (children must be supervised), ensuite bathroom, separate shower, WC.
Single bedroom (1.40m), door to small roof terrace overlooking countryside, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), fireplace, dressing area, ensuite bathrooms, WC.
Double bedroom (1.70m), marble fireplace, sitting area overlooking Dome, ensuite bathroom with separate shower, WC. Interconnecting door to:
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), ensuite bathroom, WC
Terraced grounds, extensive mature parkland and private gardens. Covered terrace, outdoor dining facilities, built-in BBQ. Private 14m x 9m pool (depth: 1.20m to 2m, Roman steps), conservatory-style pool house with WC, shower, bar. Ample parking for many cars.
Please note: this villa is part of a much larger building with 3 other apartments/residences. The owner and villa's staff also live on the property. The pool is set 50m away from the property and will be shared with tennants of the 3 other residences when they are occupied.
Included: 3 hours maid service per day. Air conditioning. WiFi internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Maid service €15 per hour. A local tourist tax payable locally may apply.
About The Location
- Centre of Florence 5km
- Siena 43 miles
- Pistoia | San Gimignano 48km
- Lucca 52 miles
- Florence 12.5km
- Pisa 96km
- Firenze Station 5km
- ~ trains to Siena 1hr 40mins
- ~ trains to Rome 2hrs 20mins
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 97km
- Restaurant 100 metres
- Bus stop 200m (every 20 minutes until 9pm)
- Ugolino Golf Club 11km
- Tennis 1.5km
- Florence Piazzale Michelangelo 3.5km
- Florence Piazza Duomo 5km
- Fiesole Roman & Etruscan sites 12km
- Prato castle | Duomo | Palaces 30km
- Certaldo Medieval town 40km
- Pistoia zoo 50km