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VILLA 1 MILE TO HISTORICAL FLORENCE WITH STUNNING POOL & VIEWS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
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VILLA 1 MILE TO HISTORICAL FLORENCE WITH STUNNING POOL & VIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa

Overview

Overview

Colognole Rufina Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Only one mile from Porta Romana Square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the heart of the city of Florence, this beautiful typical Florentine villa dates back to the XVth century and is ideally located on the hill of 'Poggio Imperiale' immersed into the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit trees.

The property 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 Granddukes 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.

Location details: The villa is located only about one mile away from where the historical district of the city of Florence begins (Porta Romana square). The city center is thus easily and quickly accessible either by bus, taxi or rental car. The 'heart' of the city center, such as world renowned Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Uffizi museum are only about 3 km (1.9 miles) away. The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Duomo only 4 km (2.4 miles) away.

The nearest bus station is within walking distance from our villa, as it is only about 0.4 mile away. At the same location of the bus stop there is also a few groceries stores, take-out places, restaurants/pizzerias, a pharmacy, etc..

The villa has been recently completely renovated and comes with two different setups available for rent:

The first setup, (for up to 6 guests), features:

3 double bedrooms (master bedroom with attached walk-in closet), 2 bathrooms (of which one with Teuco shower/tub), living room with 32' lcd tv and sky satellite tv channels, dining room, fully furnished kitchen, private garden with teak wood table and outdoors rattan chairs, small laundry room, gated parking and private swimming pool (size: 36 x 18 feet).

The second setup, (for up to 8 guests), features:

4 double bedrooms (master bedroom with attached walk-in closet), 3 bathrooms (of which one with Teuco shower/tub), living room with 32' lcd tv and sky satellite tv channels, dining room, fully furnished kitchen, private garden with teak wood table and rattan outdoors chairs, small laundry room, gated parking and private swimming pool (size: 36 x 18 feet).

Prices are all inclusive: 2 hrs. of daily housekeeping 6 times a week, 3 weekly towel changes, 1 weekly linens change, wi-fi internet connection, satellite tv, air conditioning, private swimming pool, private garden, gated parking and final cleaning.

On demand we can also have a cook available to prepare either breakfast, lunch or dinner directly at the villa for our guests.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135751vb
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Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
5

Party of Seven

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in the Villa in July was wonderful. We had everything we needed. The location and the villa itself are breathtaking. Our hosts were available and helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone interested in exploring the area of Florence and the surroundings towns. One week was certainly not enough and we all plan to return. We all wished we had taken more down time to spend more time at the villa and great pool. This villa is really a slice of heaven.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135751vb
- 393387293325
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
5

Spectacular villa, conveniently located, private and luxurious

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this villa for two wonderful weeks with my 87 year old mother, who was very comfortable in the bedroom on the ground floor. We, and the family members who joined us at different intervals during our stay, loved the villa and felt right at home. Each bedroom offers ample storage, privacy and quiet. The villa is very, very clean and well appointed with lovely linens and furniture. The housekeeper, Butch came daily except Sunday and was very nice and helpful. It was a pleasure to make all of the pre-arrival arrangements with Antonello and to run into him during our stay as he tirelessly worked to maintain the spectacular gardens. Antonello arranged for a wonderful chef, Gianni, to cook for us a couple of times and they both were memorable experiences. The kitchen is small but very well equipped and quite manageable for cooking occasional dinners at home. Breakfast every day in the rose garden overlooking olive groves, vineyards and other distant villas, was lovely. We enjoyed running into the cats on the property - especially Rosso who is so friendly. Because it was chilly and rainy during our first week, we only were able to enjoy the pool one day. Getting into Florence is easy - by taxi (which arrive very quickly) or by walking to the bus stop. The gastronomia nearby was fantastic for prepared foods and wine, especially the day of our arrival. We rented a car and drove to several towns in Tuscany, alternating touring in Tuscany with visits to Florence; it was a great balance. On days she needed to rest, my mother felt very safe and comfortable staying at the villa by herself. I highly recommend this villa and the owners. Thank you Olivia for getting up before 4:30 am to see us off and lock the gate! And thank you Antonello for mailing to us the sweater we left behind! We have recommended the whole experience to several friends and we look forward to our return visit.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135751vb
- 393387293325
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
Chicago, IL USA
5

Historical Florence Villa with Stunning Pool & Views

Historical Florence Villa with Stunning Pool & Views
  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay in two years at this Florence Villa. We stayed at this Villa for two (2) weeks in Summer 2012. The Villa is very clean, comfortable and roomy. The bedrooms all have air conditioners. Occupants enjoy their own private swimming pool, which is very nice during the warm summer days. The owners are very friendly and accommodating, they are a good resource for sights to see in the surrounding area and they also give you plenty of space so you have a lot of privacy. The location of this Villia is unbeatable. The Villia is on the edge of Florence, so you have rolling vineyards in your back yard, but you are also only 5 minutes to central Florence and all of its wonderful sites, including the city center, Piazzale Michelangelo, etc. You can call a local taxicab and they will be at your driveway within minutes (the cab fare to central Florence for four people is less than 10 Euros). The Autostrade is less than 5 minutes away, so you can exit the city for the surrounding Tuscany area very efficiently. You can exit and re-enter the city without having to travel through Florence from this Villia. We often toured the local Tascany area in the morning and early afternoon, many towns are only 30-45 minutes away, and then we would return to the Villa to enjoy the swimming pool for the hot summer afternoons. You can then taxi into Florence and enjoy a great meal with some vino and be back to your Villa in about a 5-8 minute taxicab ride. There are several grocery shops within 5 minutes of the Villa. We highly recommend this Villa and we will return in the future.
We absolutely had great experiences on both our stays!
Jim, Chicago, IL USA
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135751vb
- 393387293325
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
Halifax, NS
5

Fabulous property!!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this gorgeous villa in August and it was the perfect spot for a family vacation! A short walk to the small town connects you with the bus to take you to wherever you want to go! Close to the train station for day trips. It was very hot but the pool was so enjoyable! Wonderful Tamara was there to clean and to cook wonderful meals for us. I would highly recommend this for either families or several couples. Great villa- can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
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Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
Aurora,, Ont. Canada
5

Wonderful Tuscany Get Away

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Europe as a family. My husband I are seasoned travelers and are quite picky about where we stay. With 2 teenagers we were looking for an experience that allowed the kids to learn about history but also indulged their need to have good old fashion summer fun. Staying at this Villa proved to meet all our needs and more. Before heading out each day the kids went swimming or explored the property. After an exhasting day of sightseeing it was back to the magnificent pool. The pool was very large even by North American standards and the property was spectacular. Due to the location of the Villa it was a perfect central location for exploring Florence by foot or driving to any number of attactions in Tuscany. We rented a car but it was not neccessary. The train station is very accessbile and usually faster than driving by car. In Florence there is little need for a car as everything is so close either to walk to or short cab ride. The property was very clean and well-maintained. We had breakfast everyday out on the patio and sometimes ate lunch and dinner at the Villa as well. The photos accurately relfect the appearance and amenities of the property. What they don't reflect is the spectacular view down the valley. Olivia was our main contact. She was extremely helpful and even helped us book our train to Rome. They also provided us with a booklet with helpful information regarding restaurants, local attractions and relavent phone numbers. We used it everyday. If we were to return to Florence we would definately stay here again
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135751vb
- 393387293325
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
USA
5

Living the life

  • 5 of 5
After searching through many properties on line - and with a long list of "must haves" such as wireless, swimming pool, easy access to town, etc - four of us settled on this wonderful villa to spend two weeks "living" in Tuscany. It was very easy to make the arrangements by email with Antonello and Alexandra and turned out to be the perfect combination of country and city that we were looking for. We found it just as we expected from the photos and the description. We woke in the mornings to the songbirds warbling and looked out on the beautiful hillsides dotted with cypress. We enjoyed the spaciousness and comfort of the villa with it's many windows and doors to the outside, swam every day in the gorgeous pool and walked the path to the bottom of the hill, often seeing pheasant, hares, even a deer and a Hoopoe (you'll want to look it up). Not too far down the busy road we found a quiet path to walk the rest of the way into Galuzzo for groceries or to catch the bus into the heart of Florence in only 15-20 minutes. (We even walked to the center of Florence one day!) Just down the hill to the left was a very old and charming Catholic church where we went to Mass on Sundays and visited with the very friendly parishioners. And very nearby is an amazing Tuscan restaurant called Omero's nestled in the hills (go at sunset). If we had any questions or needs, we just had to ask Olivia. And it seemed as though Tamara was always around keeping things clean for us (and helping us practice our Italian). They even arranged for near-perfect weather the entire time we were there :) Overall a really lovely experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Golf club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Pizzeria Il Pipistrello
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei marmi
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €330 Per night

Colognole Rufina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
Nov 10 2014 - Dec 20 2014
1 night minimum stay
€330
€2,300
 
 
high season
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
1 night minimum stay
€500
€3,500
 
 
low season
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
€330
€2,300
 
 
mid season
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
€370
€2,600
 
 
high season
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
€450
€3,150
 
 
mid season
Apr 6 2015 - May 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
€400
€2,800
 
 
high season
May 2 2015 - Sep 26 2015
1 night minimum stay
€520
€3,650
 
 
mid season
Sep 27 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
€450
€3,150
 
 
low season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
€330
€2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
€330
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Colognole Rufina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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