ONE MILE FROM CENTER OF FLORENCE HISTORICAL VILLA WITH POOL

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ONE MILE FROM CENTER OF FLORENCE HISTORICAL VILLA WITH POOL

Gavinana - Galluzzo Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Only one mile from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the city of Florence, this beautiful typical Florentine villa is situated 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 historic 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 the 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 as it is only about 0.4 mile away from the villa. At the same location of the bus station there is also a few groceries stores, take out places, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, etc.. Taxi service works very well too, as it only takes a few minutes to come and go from the heart of the historic district of the city to the villa.

Our prices are all inclusive: 3 hrs. daily housekeeping 5 times a week, 3 weekly towel changes, 1 weekly linens change, satellite tv, wireless internet connection, final cleaning, gated parking, private garden and private swimming pool.

The Villa estate has recently been fully remodeled and restored.

Rooms description: 4 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 3 and a half bathrooms (two of them with tub, master bathroom with both tub and separate shower, powder room), dining room, fully furnished kitchen, living room with fireplace, tv room with 32' LCD TV and SKY satellite channels, study room, laundry room (with washer and dryer), terrace with new outdoors rattan furniture chairs and teak (wooden) table. Recently, a big awning with electronic switch was added to the terrace so that it can be entirely covered to protect from the sun.

On request there is also a sofa-bed (with regular mattress) available at the villa for the eventual 10th guest.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
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One Mile from Center of Florence Historical Villa with Pool
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Gavinana - Galluzzo Florence
Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about our stay at this fabulous property near Florence. Location, location, location! The ease of access to the city center was remarkable via cab and bus. Nestled within beautiful countryside, it is an idyllic setting. The villa is immaculately kept as is the pool. Pool is relaxing to lounge around soaking up the Tuscan sun, whether you use it or not. The owners made you feel very welcome, were very accessible and wanted to make sure your experience was more than enjoyable. I am already making plans to return in the hopefully not too distant future..
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gavinana - Galluzzo Florence
Sydney
5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5
The location is exceptional! (You get the Tuscan countryside experience yet the city of Florence is a 5 minute bus stop away). Every day we just walked down the road to the bus stop and easily got to the centre of town.


The house is immaculately kept and tastefully decorated, the bathrooms are amongst the very best I have seen in Italy and the kitchen is perfectly stocked to cook anything you like.



The villa’s grounds and gardens are lovely and really well kept. Even though we could not swim (since the pool opens the last weekend of April) we enjoyed the outdoor very much and sat outside with a glass of wine or a coffee while taking in the olive groves and typical Tuscan countryside all around, a dream!

Our host Antonello was exceptionally helpful with any enquiry making our trip a real holiday! I can’t recommend this villa enough!...I will be back in October 2014 and I can’t wait!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gavinana - Galluzzo Florence
5

Great Tuscan Homebase

  • 5 of 5
My partner and mother and friends just had a nine night stay at the house. The house is very nice and perfect for a group. There were a couple of sitting rooms and the master bedroom was gracious and comfortable. The grounds are not as manicured as the pictures and the pool was covered, but the area is gorgeous and the vistas of the Tuscan hills are amazing. This is a really amazing place. The housekeeper Butch is a real asset to the estate. He was so nice to our mother while we were there. She did not feel well for a few days of the visit and frequently checked in on her and even walked the grounds a bit with her to make sure she was safe. Also he kept the house spotless and was very friendly and full of information. One thing that you must know before staying here is that a car is a bit of a problem. Its great for road trips around Tuscany, but as much as we love Florence, parking there is practically impossible. We took taxis from the house, which were very convenient and very fast. It is only a mile to Porto Romana, but walking the road there is very very dangerous. There is no sidewalk for much of it and cars speeding past. Pulling out of the driveway in our rented car was scary everytime with only a mirror on a post to let you know what was coming your way. The property is gated and you will feel very safe there and I loved having my coffee outside every morning before getting my day started. Antonello the owner greeted us and was excellent about explaining things. We ate at three of his restaurant recommendations and Butch's gelato recommendation all of which were excellent. Buco del Orafo which had the best Bistecca Fiorentina I have ever had. There is a nice pizzeria and grocery stores and pasticceria. The locals were very friendly and helpful and we managed to get everything we needed for the house even with our limited Italian. Overall we felt very comfortable here and thought it was a great homebase for exploring Tuscany.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Gavinana - Galluzzo Florence
Joplin Missouri
5

Family and Friends Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Villa from September 28 through October 5 2013 and the place was fantastic. We had the chef prepare a fabulous meal the first evening that we arrived and it was better than any restaurant
that we ate at in our two week stay in Italy. The owners and the housekeeper were very helpful in assisting us in planning our time in Florence and providing us with assistance each day as needed. They took time out from their busy schedules to visit with us and answer any questions that we had. The Villa is a brief taxi ride into Florence but yet nestled in a country like setting in the beautiful hillside. Even though the pictures you see are beautiful they do not prepare you for the beauty of the place. The rooms and the pool are fantastic and are immaculate. We took excursions into the city, to Cinque Terra, Venice, and Lucca from the Villa and it was a short taxi ride to get to the train station. The taxi company is very familiar with the Villa. We always enjoyed coming back to the Villa and relaxing around the pool or the dining table with a glass of Vino. There were 8 of us and the accommodations were perfect for us. We highly recommend the Piazzale Michelangelo to anyone who wishes to have a fabulous stay in Florence. Antonello, the son of the owner, can provide you with a list of many great things to do in Florence and the surrounding area. All 8 of us would return and rent the Villa in a heartbeat we loved it. It is a real bargain for the price.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Gavinana - Galluzzo Florence
London, UK
5

Magnificent villa, terrific hosts - very comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5
It took us some time to find a perfect luxury villa with a smart pool. Villa Le Fontanine had the style, peace, seclusion and everything we needed (including good Wifi!) for a wonderful week in Florence. Everything was well maintained and spotlessly clean. The listings were very helpful, but in fact, we were more than impressed when we arrived. Do check carefully on map to find the entrance!

We were four couples and would recommend that the 4th bedroom through the 3rd bedroom with shared bathroom is considered, if you all value privacy! There seems to be a good SkyTV package available, but we had too much else to do - but could be useful for kids!

Assume that you should drive to the city centre - with its very challenging parking - as the road is too narrow for safe walking - if you need taxis, a better option, check with the most welcoming hosts to make sure you use the best company.

We had Gianni cook dinner for us all one evening - his menu choices were excellent as was the service; the food was delicious and certainly a match for the best in Florence centre.

We plan to return with family and friends soon and do not know of a better location to explore Florence and surrounding areas. La Fontanine is a highly recommended Villa.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Gavinana - Galluzzo Florence
Manhasset, New York
5

Can't wait to go back

Can't wait to go back
  • 5 of 5
My friends and I rented this villa August 2010 for a week and had a wonderful experience. We were two families a total of 7 and we each had our own room. The villa was immaculate and kept that way the whole week by a kind gentleman named Paolo. All the linens on the bed were made of fine cotton and were cleaned and ironed twice during our stay. Antonello one of the owners was kind enough to e mail me with all the answers to my questions before we arrived. The location of the villa could not have been more perfect, just a five minute drive to Florence and yet it is in the countryside. Because we rented a car we took day trips to Cinque Terra, Siena and Chianti all which were no more than 2 hours away.When we toured through Florence we parked just outside the gate and walked from there. Upon request you can have a delicious meal prepared for you by a cheerful woman named Tamara which we took advantage of the day of our arrival (too jet lagged to go anywhere to eat) and was served to us outside over looking Tuscany. We shopped in the local super market and had breakfast everyday there and once we cooked dinner in the well appointed kitchen. The furniture was new as well as the bathrooms. We have already recommended this villa to a client that is planning a trip in the near future. The web site does not do the villa justice. We hope to go back some day!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence airport
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Autostrada A1
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
golf club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
pizzeria il Pipistrello
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gavinana - Galluzzo Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • From €3000/wk
  • Euros
  • Mid/High season (April - November 30th)...Euro 3400 - Euro 4600/week
  • Low season (December 1st - March 31st)...Euro 3000 - Euro 3950/week
  • ***Please always enquire with us for our updated prices and availability***

Amenities

Amenities

Gavinana - Galluzzo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bidet
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Internet access, Fax machine

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