|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located at Impruneta, a small town at the edge of Chianti, Villa Saladini is a typical old Tuscan Villa.
Surrounded by the gentle Chianti hills, the 6 hectare estate, owned and managed by the Morici family for over 200 years, is located less than 1 km from the town’s main square and only 12 km from the center of Florence. The bus to Florence stops just in front of entrance gate.
Staying at Villa Saladini is like a blast from the past: it is a place where time has stopped. From the entrance to the small chapel, everything has remained as it was 200 years ago, but at the same time there are modern facilities such as free Wi-Fi also in the garden.
Located on the top of the hill, the Villa, originally built by the local landlord to be used as a fortress against enemies, has a spacious view on surrounding hills.
Due to its location (300 meters above sea level), it has a very comfortable climate, cool even in the hottest summers.
We like to offer our guests a comfortable and relaxing holidays: you will have full access to the large sunny lawn with panoramic views, to the shady and fresh garden with pines and orchads, to the whole park and to olive groves.
The property is surrounded by woods and has ample parking space.
Inside the family property, at the foot of the hill, there also is a small water source, from which flows an excellent drinkable water.
Perla Pedani and Marco Morici, the owners, will be happy to inform you about hikes, cultural excursions, monthly events and weekly markets. On request, we will go shopping for you so that everything is there upon your arrival!
The Villa is located less than 1 km from the town's main square and bus stop for the nearby city of Florence (12 Km) is just in front of entrance gate.
Buses lead to Florence train station Santa Maria Novella (SMN), passing through the “Oltrarno” area (Palazzo Pitti, Borgo San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, etc.).
There is a ride, in average, every 30 minutes and last bus ride in the evening arrives in Impruneta at 8.50 p.m.
Buses rides are perfect to go to visit Florence during the day and come back in the evening and we will give you all timetables.
If you come by car, our place is perfect as a starting base for visiting Tuscany.
We are located just 6 km from the exit “Firenze – Impruneta” of the A1 highway and from the beginning of the road which connects Florence to Siena.
From here you can then easily reach all areas of cultural interest and the most beautiful rural areas of Tuscany, such as:
•Siena: 60 km (1h)
•Pisa: 100 km (1h 30 min)
•Lucca: 90 km (1h)
•Pistoia: 50 km (45 min)
•Arezzo: 80 km (1h)
And also: San Casciano Val di Pesa (12 km), Greve in Chianti (15 km), Certaldo (36 km), Colle Val d’Elsa (40 km), San Giminiano (45 km) and the renowned spa town of Montecatini Terme (60km).
Villa Saladini is then the ideal place to relax but it is also an excellent base for exploring the beautiful countryside of Chianti, the wonderful city of Florence as well as the most charming places in Tuscany.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
Romantic Villa apartment with balcony overlooking the park, not to be missed!
Apartment Beatrice is a large studio apartment (35 sqm), consisting of:
• Large bedroom / living room with double bed, kitchenette and washing machine
• Bathroom with shower
• Delicious balcony overlooking the park of the Villa.
The apartment is located on the second floor of the Villa.
The furniture and paintings on the walls are antique and belongs to our family collection.
Hand decorated high ceilings, old terracotta floors and walls thicker than 50 cm as is usual in this kind of buildings. This ensures cool even in the hottest summer.
In the garden, under the shade of old pine trees, you will find a table and chairs for outdoor dining. Deck chairs are available to enjoy the cool shade of pine trees or sunbathing on the lawn.
Staying at the Villa Saladin felt like walking into a beautiful dream. From the moment Marco picked us up at the airport and drove us through the Tuscan countryside we felt at peace. Pulling up to the property through the olive and cypress trees felt like truly coming home. The grounds are lovely and quiet and the Beatrice Apartment was incredible. The 500 year old property has rich history (don't forget to ask Perla to give you the tour!) and every morning we awoke to the sounds of chattering birds outside our balcony. If you are a birder, be sure to bring your binoculars! Perla cooked us an amazing meal of rabbit with crispy potatoes and two types of bruschetta served with local wine. One of the best meals I had in all of Italy. The apartment had everything we needed--a mini fridge, a stove, laundry, and plenty of room for storage. The villa is a short walk to the enchanting village of Impruneta with sweet little shops and restaurants. We walked there each day and took the bus into Florence. (Not far, only a 20-30 minute ride.) I researched dozens and dozens of villas before settling on Saladini, and I am SO glad we chose this place!
This home will be the highlight of your Tuscany holiday; it certainly was for us. Perla and her family are perfect hosts, and their 500-year-old villa will exceed your expectations. By all means, choose to have the hand-crafted breakfast in the large dining room, with a crackling fire in season. Do not miss this perfect place!