Francesco Landi

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CASA OLIVIA

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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 Olivia 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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—tile counters, refrigerator, and cooktop. Bathroom offers a shower. The suite is also equipped with HD TV/DVD players. In addition, the 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. All our apartments are equipped with a kitchen with all amenities including iron, heating, wardrobes, fans, sofa bed, washing machine, hairdryer and television with DVD-player, ADSL Wireless(speedy internet access), free parking within the gates. Possible to add an extra single bed for a child.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Francesco Landi

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Casa Olivia
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Casa Olivia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59428?uni_id=90733
+39 (0)554 250 877
Rifredi Florence
5

EINFACH NUR SCHÖN

  • 5 of 5
Wir waren eine Woche im Appartement Olivia (das kleinste für 2 pers.), und es war eine ganz tolle Zeit. Die Appartements sind stilvoll, sauber und man fühlt sich wie Zuhause. Es gibt sogar eine Waschmaschine im Appartement! Das große Grundstück rundherum ist herrlich, man kann tagsüber wunderbar entspannen und z.B. im Pool schwimmen, oder in der Hängematte weilen, und am Nachmittag bequem mit dem Bus in die wundervolle Stadt Florenz fahren (wir sind mit dem Auto runter gefahren (3 min.), und haben dann den Bus genommen). Es gibt 2 Busse die direkt in die Stadt fahren, man wartet nicht lange und ist dann in ca. 15-20 min. in der Innenstadt. Francesco und Familie sind absolut nett und 1x in der Woche kocht die Mama, wenn man mag kann man für 30 Euro pro Pers. ein tolles Menü inkl. Wein genießen. Wir können die Villa nur empfehlen, wer Stadt und Land kombinieren möchte ist hier genau richtig!!
Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen :-)
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Casa Olivia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p59428?uni_id=90733
+39 (0)554 250 877
Rifredi Florence
Darmstadt, Deutschland
5

EIN TRAUM

  • 5 of 5
Das schönste und bestausgestattete Apartment mit dem freundlichsten Besitzer, das ich seit 10 Jahren gemietet hatte!
Das Apartment Olivia hat eine voll ausgestattete Küche (Mikrowelle, Kühlschrank, Gasherd) ein ruhiges Schlafzimmer mit Läden, von dem aus man in das Badezimmer (Dusche mit Glasabtrennung, Bidet, WC, Waschbecken) kommt. Die Einrichtung und das Gebäude sind wohl aus dem 18. Jahrhundert, es ist also nicht für Freaks zu empfehlen, die nur mit dem Allerneuesten zufrieden sind.
Der alte Terrakotta-Fußboden ist im Sommer bestimmt deutlich angenehmer als im Herbst und im Sommer kann man den leisen, über dem Bett montierten Ventilator einschalten.Im Schlafzimmer ist eine Heizung montiert, ich habe aber nicht nachgefragt, wie man die einschaltet.
Die Wohnung ist Teil einer Villa, im florentiner Viertel Castello am Berg gelegen. Fahrtkosten in die Innenstadt pro Fahrt mit dem Bus nur 1,20 € ,mit einem Zehnerticket sogar nur 1 €. Dauer nur ca. 20 Minuten.
Das Fahren nach Florenz mit dem Auto ist nicht zu empfehlen, da es Bereiche gibt, die nur für Anlieger vorgesehen sind, dies aber schlecht ausgeschildert ist.
Ich habe am Anfang den Weg zum Bus zu Fuß gemacht, der steile Anstieg war mir dann aber am dritten Tag zu viel, weshalb ich unten am Straßenrand im Wohngebiet geparkt habe und Abends dann einfach aus dem Bus ins Auto umgestiegen bin.

Zur Bushaltestelle läuft man den Berg zunächst (ca. 300 m) sehr steil, dann später deutlich weniger steil (500 m) ca. 15 Min. nach unten. Die Busse der Linien 2 und 28 fahren alle 10 Min. nach Florenz und abends bis 0:40 zurück. Züge fahren nur stündlich und der Bahnhof ist auch deutlich weiter von der Wohnung entfernt!
Der Besitzer hat mehrere Hektar Olivenhaine, Öl wird offensichtlich auch verkauft und ist sehr empfehlenswert. Das Öl, das im Appartement zur freien Benutzung in der Küche bereitgestellt war, war einfach klasse!
Es gibt mehrere scheue Katzen, zwei extrem entspannte Neufundländer und zwei Pferde und zwei Esel, die üblicherweise im Olivenhain weiden .Der Besitzer ermuntert aber das Füttern der Pferde/Esel mit Karotten und Brot.Vor jeder Wohnung befindet sich ein Freisitz, darüber hinaus gibt es noch einen Bereich, in dem man an Tischen sitzen kann und auf Florenz schauen kann. Eine Hängematte hängt ebenfalls und für die Kinder wäre auch noch Platz zum Ballspielen oder Federball spielen.
Der Pool sah ebenfalls sehr gepflegt aus;
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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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Rifredi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Apr 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€130
From
€130
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
 
 
low season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
From
€100
Fri,Sat,Sun
€550
 
 
high season
Apr 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€130
From
€130
Fri,Sat,Sun
€650
 

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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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. Bathroom offers a shower. The suite is also equipped with TV/DVD players. In addition, the 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. With the possibility to add an extra single bed for a child in the bedroom upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
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