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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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CASA SERENA

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

For who loves to relax in the countryside among olive trees and vineyards, without having to renounce of cultural visits to the city centre. At Castello apartments you can experience the best of both worlds. Situated only 3 km from the centre of Florence, on the city-centre’s doorstep, this beautiful 18th Century Villa housing three charming apartments, is set on four acres of olive trees and has a private swimming pool. The Villa is situated in Castello, an area of great historical importance, on one of Florence's amazing hills. From the property you can enjoy panoramic views of Florence.

The newly renovated apartments are a pleasing blend of traditional Tuscan architecture and modern convenience. Windows with vistas of Florence, the Villa Petraia tower, or the garden brighten these airy and quiet quarters.

Guests are invited to stroll in the Olive grow where they can admire beautiful vistas of Florence and the neighboring Villa Petraia.

Cooking classes: In November we harvest our own Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the grow. Based on olive oil and fresh vegetables from the land, we arrange dinners for up to ten people on the terrace overlooking Florence. Experience an authentic Tuscan cultural and gastronomic event at the Villa. With three decades of experience in the Italian kitchen, Teresa will guide you in choosing and preparing fresh local ingredients for a three course meal. For 45 euros per person, guests will take part in Teresa's two-hour culinary lesson. Then, together on the terrace with spectacular views of Florence, you will enjoy the finished meal with a carefully-chosen Chianti wine. The price include the Villas own recipes in English.

Dinners overlooking Florence: Dinners are held in the outdoor area, above the swimming pool. Unforgettable romantic summer evenings can be enjoyed with Tuscan specialities and Chianti Wine, overlooking Florence city center. Price 25-30 euros per person, including three course dinner with Wine.

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Details for Casa Serena 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This newly renovated suite is a pleasing blend of traditional Tuscan architecture and modern convenience and design. Windows with vistas of Florence, the Villa Petraia tower, or the garden brighten these airy and quiet quarters. Exposed timber ceilings and terracotta tile floors contribute to the characteristic charm of this Tuscan home. The suite includes a well-appointed kitchen with marble counters, refrigerator, and cooktop. Three spacious bedrooms all offer panoramic views of Florence. Two bathrooms, both with shower, one with bathtub. In front of the apartment there is a terrace and tables and chairs in marble for outdoor dining. All our apartments are equipped with a kitchen with all amenities including iron, heating, wardrobes, fans, sofa bed, hairdryer, washing machine and HD television with DVD-player, ADSL Wireless(speedy internet access), free parking within the gates. Possible to add an extra single bed for a child in the bedroom upon request.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Francesco Landi

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Speaks english, italian, spanish, swedish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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Casa Serena
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Rifredi Florence
England
5

Apartment in the hills near Florence

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
This lovely apartment was perfect for a week divided between relaxing by the pool and sightseeing in Florence. Francesco was a kind and generous owner and the extras he provided during our stay were very much appreciated. A car would be a help unless you are very fit and able to manage a steep 10 minute uphill walk. A regular bus service into Florence SMN station took 15 to 20 minutes and cost 1.20 Euros. The information provided in the description is accurate.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Casa Serena
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Rifredi Florence
Manchester
5

Barrie and Irene at castello

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
Ciao Teresa and Francesco
This was are second holiday at castello and again we had a wonderfull time Teresa and Francesco make you so welcome. The apartments have been revampt to a very high standard but retaining thier Tuscan charm .A meal made by Teresa on theveranda of the mainhouse served by Francesco overlooking Florence is a must.This is a super place to stay for a family holiday and agreat place to chill out.But with children I think a car is a must
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Casa Serena
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59428
+39 (0)554 250 877
Rifredi Florence
Lincolnshire
5

Wendy & Family Lincolnshire Sept 2010

Wendy & Family Lincolnshire Sept 2010
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
Beautiful location villa lovely, clean and comfortable. Francesco and family very friendly and helpful. A car is recommended as the hill back up to the villa is a bit of a killer and not for the faint hearted. Good restaurants within a couple of miles from villa.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Casa Serena
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Rifredi Florence
SPRING HILL, FLORIDA / USA
5

CIAO FRANCESCO AND TERESA

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT HERE. WE STAYED HERE IN JUNE 2010.THE PROPERTY WAS WELL MAINTAINED. THE VILLA WAS CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. WE FELT RIGHT AT HOME.THE SWIMMING POOL WAS A PLUS AND THE VIEWS ARE MAGNIFICENT.WE TOOK THE COOKING CLASS WITH TERESA AND IT WAS AMAZING.THE FOOD WAS VERY FRESH AND DELICIOUS. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Casa Serena
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Rifredi Florence
Leeds, West Yorkshire
5

A fabulous location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
A group of 6 of us (3 couples) stayed in this apartment from the 17th to the 23rd September this year and we couldn't have asked for a better location. Florence was beautiful, unforgetable in fact and the apartment itself was spacious, well maintained, very clean with very hospitable hosts. The country-side location just outside but overlooking the city was perfect and the decent walk up hill from the bus stop meant we could walk off all the pizza and gelato we consumed during the day! The buses into and out Florence were regular and cheap! Would recommend a stop at the Coop on the bus route just outside of Florence for stocking up on supplies. Would recommend staying here to anyone thinking of going to Florence.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 13/14
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno harbour
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Castello railway station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Viale XI Agosto
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
beach
Car: not necessary

Castello is an area of great historical importance. Several Renaissance villas are located within walking distance from the apartment. The Villa Reale and Villa Petraia, both belonging to the Medici family, are famous for their architecture and as striking examples of Italian formal gardens. Villa Petraia was also home to king Vittorio Emanuele II, who summered in Castello when Florence became the capital of Italy in 1865. Further down the road from Villa Petraia, you’ll see Villa Bel Riposo. Carlo Lorenzi Collodi, the author of Pinocchio lived here while he was writing this popular story. All the characters in Pinocchio were drawn from real persons living in and around Castello. Castello is an area of great natural beauty. Narrow roads wind along ancient stone walls up the mountainside. Marvel at the rustic farm houses and splendid villas that sit amongst acres of silver-leafed olive trees. Guests are invited to stroll throughout the Castello apartment's olive grove.

Other Activities: Cooking classes, Dinners, Bikes are available

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Availability & Rates

Rifredi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
high season
Apr 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€140
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,050
3 nights
 
 
low season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 15 2015
€90
€110
Fri,Sat,Sun
€850
3 nights
 
 
high season
Apr 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
€140
€150
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,050
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices are quoted for 2 people. An additional charge for every extra person. Prices for the apartment are including all utilities, final cleaning, linen, towels, service charge, all taxes and use of the swimming pool.
Breakfast 8 euros per person. Cooking class 45 euros per person. Dinners in the outdoor area 25 - 30 euros per person.
Long rentals available from November till March
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Amenities

Rifredi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • The bathrooms in the apartment are newly renovated and designed in marble floors and warm colours.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This newly renovated suite is a pleasing blend of traditional Tuscan architecture and modern convenience and design. Windows with vistas of Florence center, the Villa Petraia tower, or the garden brighten these airy and quiet quarters. Exposed timber ceilings and terracotta tile floors contribute to the characteristic charm of this Tuscan home. The suite includes a well-appointed kitchen—marble or tile counters, refrigerator, and cooktop. Bathrooms offer showers or tub. The suite is also equipped with tv/dvd players. In addition, each suite has a terrace with table for outdoor dining, and a barbeque grill is available in the garden. The garden offers sunset views of the Arno valley and surrounding mountains. Private free parking available within the gates.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
In November at Castello apartment there is the harvest of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the grow. Based on olive oil and fresh vegetables from the land, we make our homemade recipes. Experience an authentic Tuscan cultural and gastronomic event at the Villa. With three decades of experience in the Italian kitchen, Teresa will guide you in choosing and preparing fresh local ingredients for a three course meal. For 45 euros per person, guests will take part in Teresa's two-hour culinary lesson. Then, together on the terrace with spectacular views of Florence, you'll enjoy the finished meal with a carefully-chosen Chianti wine.
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