|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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: Saturday from 00 to 4. 7. 00 pm - Departure time by 10.00 am
The price includes: electricity, water, gas for cooking - linen - park and swimming pool with hot shower solar outdoor use.
Not included: cot and high chair provided on request for children up to 3 years € 100 per week.
Gas for heating € 4.50 mc.
Firewood on request (€ 20 / 100kg)
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.
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.
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.
Only a few kilometers separate this place that looks stolen from a fairy tale from the city of Florence. We are in the town of Savignano Vaiano, the small stone village where he was born in 1777 the artist Lorenzo Bartolini which became official sculptor of the Bonaparte family.
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.