|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Historic building, overlooking a pristine river, to enjoy the company of friends, to relax in the silence of unspoilt countryside. For an exclusive offering environments, the result of a restoration of quality in the recovery of ancient cooked, stone and wood. The house is independent, with a large garden on three sides which slopes toward the river. E 'on three floors with a total of 210sqm and has been carefully restored and furnished with pieces of the ancient Tuscan tradition. E 'consists of: large entrance hall with fireplace and sofa bed for 2 people and 3 armchairs. Dining area. Delightful stone fully equipped kitchenette. From the hall you enter the large terrace with table for outdoor dining. A stone staircase leads to the garden below with barbecue. Down the hall are the 4 double bedrooms each with private bath. Room used as laundry. Large porch overlooking the garden.
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 stayed in the smaller villa in early October. The area was isolated and charming with the sound of running water outside the back windows. If you are looking for a relaxing place in the country this will be a great option. Before booking I looked at many places and read countless reviews so for anyone reading this, I hope it is helpful! I would recommend visiting in the warm months when you can use the pool and enjoy the beautiful natural setting. For my family it was too cold at this time of year and we went sightseeing or shopping every day so we didn't get to enjoy the property to its fullest.. This property will be ideal for a group that wants to enjoy the local area. It was closer to an hour in high traffic times to Florence. I would definitely return with others that appreciate a laid back atmosphere and don't need tv in every room. The photos are accurate and its decorated very nicely. Everyone we came in contact with was very nice. The homeowner went shopping for us before we arrived & the brother delivered wood for the fireplace (for a fee). The Coop grocery in town was great! There is a washing machine on property and you can line dry clothing.
We travelled with a nine month old and they had a crib & high chair. It would be best to bring children who could walk bc of the stairs & stone floors.
I highly recommend you arrive during the daytime so that you can easily find the place and take time with the host to learn the ins and outs of your rental. It will make for a much better experience.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the perfect ending to a hectic two weeks touring Europe. We were able to immerse ourselves in the Italian countryside and relax. The pool was as wonderful as the pictures, and we were in it within an hour of arriving. Cristina, her mother and her girls took great care of us, including preparing an amazing dinner our first night so we didn't have to worry about that after traveling (we came from Monaco by car). We were a large group of 7, mostly teenagers, and everyone loved the house, the pool, the view, the peace and quiet. So much space, we fit comfortably. We wish we could've stayed longer than 4 days. All the other 5 star reviews are true, excellent all around!
We had a lovely week at this beautiful property. The house was breathtaking and yet it felt like home. Our host and her family were so welcoming. My son and his cousin enjoyed the pool with a view of the valley. We played with Luna the kitten and Therese the lop eared bunny. The other guest were friendly. I only wished we had stayed for another week so that we could spend more time relaxing in the perfect Tuscan get-away. Last night we tried to recreate Christina's signature sage ravioli, I think we got the sage leaves right 😉. Grazie Mille!
We had a wonderful time. We stayed 6 nights.
The place and the accommodation were great.
We were 2 couples and two singles and there was room for all of us.
We warmly recommend on the place.
Cristina, the owner, was very halpull and supported us with all the details before arriving.
This antique villa was beautifully and thoughtfully decorated, each room outfitted with a bathroom and door leading outside, and each with its own personality. The infinity pool is a stunner, with views looking straight out on Tuscany - though shared with the guests of the other villas. The owner, Cristina, was a gracious hostess, offering olive oil made on the estate, and local wine for our homecoming. We were able to buy an infinite amount of tomatoes from Cristina's garden, and as an additional special touch, she and her mother cooked a real Tuscan meal for our party, two families amounting to nine people - which was well worth the additional charge! It's a (steep) adventure getting to the villa, but the location is well-situated near Florence. Our family loved our stay, and had a hard time parting. We definitely recommend it.
Very comfortable accommodation. Good sized double bedroom with queen bed, built in wardrobe & good ensuite. All renovated, large comfortable living/ dining room, small kitchen, access to a shared swimming pool.
Great small or large group facilities with two other separate houses in close proximity.
Need a small car to access Prato & nearby towns or hire a bus.
Beautiful views, friendly, helpful owners who speak English.
Really good area to visit - close to Lucca, Pistoia, Florence and Prato which is a very interesting town & much underrated. Very good restaurants in nearby towns & the surrounding country. Our stay here added considerably to our Tuscan experience after a few days in Florence. Thoroughly recommended.
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.