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The residences of the historic Villa improved near Florence - Il Salone

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Il Salone

Apartment in historic house overlooking the ancient threshing floor of Villa Improved. Fu retreat of people, such as Galileo Galilei and Innocent Buonamici and returns to be for an exclusive environment that provides the result of restoration of quality in the recovery of ancient cooked, stone and wood.

E 'arranged on a plane for a total of 200 square meters. It 'been carefully restored and furnished with pieces of the ancient Tuscan tradition. It retains a particular charm still having the old plaster and cooked originals. On the ceiling of the main hall you can still admire the typical Tuscan bricks with build dates prominently: AD 1658. The structure consists of:

A large entrance hall of 90 square meters, with fireplace and sofa bed for 2 people, 1 sofa for 3 people and 2 armchairs.

Large fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and wood stove. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Laundry. Portion yard with garden furniture.

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About the property

Magnificent stone village in the heart of Tuscany

Improved Villa was built in the thirteenth century as a fortress, being part of the towers to protect the valley and still retains the look of the proud tower. In the Renaissance it was transformed into elegant residence by the noble family Buonamici. The family was part Giovanfrancesco Buonamici, ambassador to Madrid and friend of Galileo Galilei, who lived here as a guest. The residences are located in the village of Savignano lies on the slopes of the Protected Area of ​​the Calvana mountains. Are placed exactly on the border between woods and olive groves that slope up to the valley floor, just above the stream that flows slowly through the village and up to the small Romanesque church of Sant 'Andrea, which is often chosen to celebrate beautiful weddings . This small stream almost embroider woods between a succession of charming, small waterfalls, with a generous and spontaneous vegetation completely unaware of the life that flows in the valley.

Point for easy access to places of cultural and historical interest, easily be visited in a day (Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Volterra and other famous places of the Tuscany region) .The nature is the host It is immersed in the Protected Area of ​​the Calvana mountains and near the Natural Reserve Acquerino Cantagallo.

Arrival time: after 16.00 - Departure time before 10.00

The price includes: electricity, water, gas for kitchen use - weekly linen - park and swimming pool with outdoor hot sun shower.

Not included: cot and high chair provided on request for children up to 3 years € 100 per week.

Gas for heating € 4 / m. cube

Possibility of supplying firewood upon request before arrival (€ 20 / 100kg)

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

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Orario di arrivo: sabato dalle 4.00 alle 7.00 pm - Orario di partenza entro le ore 10,00 am
La quota comprende: elettricità, acqua, gas per uso cucina -- biancheria settimanale -- parco e piscina con uso doccia calda solare.
La quota non comprende: pulizia finale €100 -- si chiede deposito cauzionale €300 in caso di danni. lettino e seggiolone aggiunto su richiesta per bambini fino a 3 anni € 100 a settimana.
luglio/agosto arrivi e partenze di sabato
gas per riscaldamento € 4,50 mc
legna da ardere (€20/100kg)


Vaiano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • estra in loco: pulizia finale €100 - deposito cauzionale in caso di danni €300 - riscaldamento a consumo gas €4 metrocubo
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
  • bedrooms two three are part of a sleeping area with bathroom in common
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
The threshing allows access to the swimming pool on the west side with beautiful views of the valley, which the park of cypress and oak trees (east side) that degrades in the garden until the stream swimming.


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Il Salone
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful home and view!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Cristina and her family for sharing your beautiful home with my family!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Cristina's villa near Prato. The property was beautiful, spacious, clean and comfortable. The pool was great after long days of sightseeing in the area. We found the location convenient for exploring Florence, lucca, and Pisa. we did a day trip to the cinque terra and one to Venice. Our unit had nice private outdoor and indoor seating areas, it was very clean and well supplied. We went with our four older children and there was lots of space for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit and stay in Tuscany
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Villa Bellissima

  • 5 of 5

We can't speak highly enough of our amazing time at Villa Miglorati. Spectacular views, beautiful pool, a gorgeous historic villa, and most importantly, warm Italian hosts who offered us olive oil from their vineyard and local wine upon arrival.

We stayed in one of their villas on the mutli-villa property, but had the pleasure of touring the others... all which were immaculate with historic furnishings... several villas had brand new bathrooms as well.

It was a peaceful retreat and very easy to drive to Prato to catch the train into Florence for the day. We enjoyed driving around Chianti and exploring small towns as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

our group of eight people stayed at cristinas apartment for one week and we had a great time. the pool area looks even better in real life than on the pictures. the entire apartment has authentic Italian interior design.

if we get the chance to make holiday in the tuscany region we will definitely consider booking one of cristinas apartments again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Pascal, it was a pleasure for us hosting you.
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  • 5 of 5

We were tired of staying in hotels and wanted a more genuine Italian experience for our vacation. We could not have been more pleased with the villa. It is very old, Galileo once stayed there, but beautifully restored. The 3 bedrooms were spacious and all had great views of the countryside. There is a modern kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. The pool is particularly wonderful with shaded areas and it has views of the Tuscan countryside and nearby town of Viano. You will need a car, of course, but it is not far from either Viano or Prato where you can easily catch the train into Florence, which is about a 25 minute inexpensive train ride. There are grocery stores in both towns, where the food was remarkably inexpensive. The villa was a perfect alternative to staying in Florence. The family who owns the villa is very helpful, providing a book that contains suggestions for things to do nearby in Tuscany. The villa has my highest recommendation. It is called Il Salone.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boccaccios Zuflucht

  • 5 of 5

Il Fienile entsprach allen unseren Vorstellungen und war genau so schön, wie die Internet-Abbildungen das Anwesen darstellten. Es war sowohl sauber als auch stilvoll eingerichtet, die Aussicht in die toskanische Landschaft war ansichtskartenreif, die Lage mitten in Olivenhainen hätte nicht typischer für die Toskana sein. Die Vermieterin kümmerte sich rührend um uns und unsere Belange. Ich würde das Domizil herzlich allen empfehlen, die ihr Ferienglück in einer Oase der Ruhe, deren Ambiente ich mir ähnlich dem Entstehungsort von Boccaccios Decamerone vorstelle. All diejenigen, die aber auf Party, Action, Kommerz, Ballermann o.ä. aus sind, sollten Abstand davon nehmen. Unsere einzige Kritik: die Küche ist zu klein, um 10 Personen aufwendig zu bekochen; für Restaurantbesuche muss man einen längeren Fahrweg einplanen. Aber Fazit: Wir würden gerne dort wieder Urlaub machen.

Jackie, Deutschland

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
98 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Club Le Pavoniere
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Stazione Vaiano
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
A11 casello Prato Est
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Ristorante La Tignamica
Nearest Ski
74 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Versilia - Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

Only a few kilometers separate this place that looks stolen from a fairy tale from the city of Florence. We are in Savignano in the municipality of Vaiano, the small stone village where the artist Lorenzo Bartolini was born in 1777 who became the official sculptor of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Coming from the city, the impact is a sudden slowdown, a sense of calm. It 'nice to know that there are still places like this. Unknown to most people, and available to all.

The residence is part of the wider Improved Villa is about 12 km from the center of Prato. About 25 km from the airport of Florence. The nearest station Vaiano connects us with Prato, Florence and Bologna.