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Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa

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Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Only one mile from Porta Romana Square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the heart of the city of Florence, this beautiful typical Florentine villa dates back to the XVth century and is ideally located on the hill of 'Poggio Imperiale' immersed into the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit trees.

The property looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale - from 1737 to 1860 residence of the 'Lorena' family, the Austrian Granddukes of Tuscany - and the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

Location details: The villa is located only about one mile away from where the historical district of the city of Florence begins (Porta Romana square). The city center is thus easily and quickly accessible either by bus, taxi or rental car. The 'heart' of the city center, such as world renowned Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Uffizi museum are only about 3 km (1.9 miles) away. The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Duomo only 4 km (2.4 miles) away.

The nearest bus station is within walking distance from our villa, as it is only about 0.4 mile away. At the same location of the bus stop there is also a few groceries stores, take-out places, restaurants/pizzerias, a pharmacy, etc..

The villa has been recently completely renovated and comes with two different setups available for rent:

The first setup, (for up to 6 guests), features:

3 double bedrooms (master bedroom with attached walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub), 3 bathrooms (of which 2 en-suite), living room with 32' lcd tv and sky satellite tv channels, dining room, fully furnished kitchen, private garden with teak wood table and outdoors rattan chairs, small laundry room with washer/dryer, gated parking and private swimming pool (size: 36 x 18 feet).

The second setup, (for up to 8 guests), features:

4 double bedrooms (master bedroom with attached walk-in closet and en-suite jacuzzi tub), 4 bathrooms (of which 2 en-suites), living room with 32' lcd tv and sky satellite tv channels, dining room, fully furnished kitchen, private garden with teak wood table and rattan outdoors chairs, small laundry room, gated parking and private swimming pool (size: 36 x 18 feet).

Prices are all inclusive: 2 hrs. of daily housekeeping 5 times a week, 2 weekly towel changes, 1 weekly linens change, wi-fi internet connection, satellite tv, air conditioning, private swimming pool, private garden, gated parking.

On demand we can also have a cook available to prepare either breakfast, lunch or dinner directly at the villa for our guests.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016


based on 18 traveler reviews

Villa 1 Mile to Historical Florence with Stunning Pool & Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults sharing this villa for a 3 day stay. It was wonderful. There was plenty of space to not get in each other's way but also room to get together. Alexandra answered all my pre trip questions promptly. She was also able to suggest a driver to go on a days outing for the 7 of us to Sienna and a Chianti winery. She also put me in touch with some wonderful chefs who came in one night and cooked us a delicious dinner at the villa. Her daughter Olivia took care of us while we were there with a thorough packet of information. Taxi into town ran about 13 - 15 euro and were easy to arrange. The views were wonderful. We weren't able to use the pool as it was the first week of April but that looked great also. This is the first time we rented through VRBO and will definitely use it in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property and the family who owns the property are both truly wonderful! There were eight of us and everyone fell in love with the house and the location. This is a beautiful home with gorgeous views and easy access to the city. We loved our stay here and wished we could have stayed longer. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was a true success at this wonderful property. The owners took great care in providing everything we required for our family, including having the refrigerator stocked upon our arrival. We were delighted with the referral of a superb chef, Laura, who prepared a gourmet dinner for us at the villa. The suggestion of the driver, David added to the success of our vacation. Thank you Alexandra, Olivia and Antonello for your warmth and kindness and opening your home to us. We hope to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW! WOW! Can I just say WOW!

  • 5 of 5

All aspects of our stay at Antica al Fonte were incredible- it started with the great communication with Antonello throughout our planning. We loved everything! The villa was beautifully appointed with everything we needed in the kitchen. Each bedroom and bath was spacious; we each felt like we had the master suite! The courtyard was the meeting place each morning for coffee and treats where we planned our day, each afternoon for drinks, and several evenings with coffee and other libations. The villa was also perfect for our forays into Florence to visit the Accademia, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, and of course the Duomo. Without question, we will return to this beautiful villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodbridge, Connecticut

Superb property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a spectacular property with wonderful views, a terrific patio with table for outdoor dining and a great pool. We were two families with four adults and four children (ages 11, 11, 11, and 9). There is plenty of space with the possible exception of the kitchen – that is small. Antonello and his sister Olivia are wonderful hosts and very helpful. They have an extensive list of recommendations for restaurants, etc. and helped us get a reservation on our first night there.

The villa is located just over a mile from the Porto Romano. This spacious, picturesque and quiet location is both its greatest asset and its greatest drawback. The road just outside the gate is very busy and although you only need to walk about 50 yards before turning onto a slightly quieter street, it was a little nerve wracking with all of us together. I would not recommend walking there after dark because of the cars, their speed and the curves of the road. Also the villa is UP from the Porto Romano – all the way - Over a mile of a relatively steep incline. Full disclosure, we did not walk up. If we were in the city center we would sometimes walk to the taxi stand at the old gate and the fare to the villa from there is about 10-12 euros. Calling a taxi to the villa is also quite easy and fast.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Valley, Wi

Julie and Dave

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the villa! It was everything we had hoped for: a private, safe location with fantastic views of the countryside. Antonello was friendly, informative, and patiently answered all our questions as we got acquainted with our new home away from home. The nearest bus stop is very walkable, although you do have to be on a busy, narrow road for a quarter mile before you can get to a quieter, safer street. We certainly would stay here again and would definitely recommend it to others. We were a group of 7 adults and never felt crowded or dissatisfied with anything at the villa. It certainly was fun for us to sit outside the villa, gaze across the valley, look at Galileo's place and sip our wine while watching the setting sun in a very special part of Italy. Our stay was unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Golf club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Pizzeria Il Pipistrello
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei marmi
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Santo Spirito Villa Rental Rates

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High Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 3 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 2.78%

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Santo Spirito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , can be setup with either 2 twin beds or one king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be setup with 2 twin beds or one king bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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