|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa The Fort was initially (in the century XIII and XIV) a fortified position between the Republic of Florence and Arezzo. The medieval tower is the original and the rest of the house was added in later centuries. The rooms are spacious and high and restoration has unearthed medieval elements such as the walls of the tower and the colonnade. Each room has its own bathroom, plus the room in the tower and the ground floor also have a large private lounge.
Villa The Fort is located near the village of San Donato in Collina, only 14 km from Florence, and is well connected to the places of art and the major attractions of Tuscany. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, this is the ideal destination for a relaxing and cultural. The villa is fully functional with environmentally sustainable energy sources, such as solar cells for electricity and geothermal system for heating and cooling air.
Available on request and for an extra price, there is the "Home Fitness" with hot tub, sauna, gym machines and bar, located halfway between Villa Forte and Leopoldina (a second property). The use of the "House Fitness" will be exclusive for clients that will book before. Despite the two properties may be nearby, the orientation of the pools, and outdoor areas ensure complete privacy and guarantee total exclusivity of the structures.
ACCOMMODATION: The Forte Villa can comfortably accommodate 16 people (12 in the main villa and 4 in the annex), in an environment of luxury and equipped with all comforts. Services available: air cooling, heating, fireplace, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, billiards room, washer, dryer, cot (on request), barbecue, private pool, parking. The professional kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, hob, double sink, large fridge, coffee machine and much more.
The villa is divided into three floors. A large living room of 85 m2 with piano and usable upon request for events, links the ground floor to the top of the garden where you will find the dining room, the professional kitchen, utility room, a full bathroom with a shower and a toilet ( no shower) adjacent to the breakfast room. On the ground floor is available double room (king size bed) with private bathroom ensuite and large private lounge.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms (2 double and 1 triple) all with private ensuite and another single room with private bathroom.
On the second floor, in the tower, find another double bedroom (king size bed) with ensuite bathroom and a large private lounge.
Finally near the villa there is the dependence of about 80 m2 with kitchen, living area with wood burning stove in porcelain and two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom (one with shower and one with bath). The annex is only rented together with the villa to ensure total privacy.
GARDEN AND POOL: From the dining area / kitchen of the villa, there is access to an outdoor area, a pergola with pizza oven / grill, a barbecue and a large table with chairs, to enjoy beautiful outdoor dining in the company .
From this area leads to the pool area (6 x 12 meters deep and from 1.20 to 2.80 meters) equipped with umbrellas and chairs to relax and enjoy the Tuscan sun. The pool is for the exclusive use of guests and is open from April to October.
Everything about our stay at the villa was amazing. We were a big group with kids but there was plenty room, food and wine. Located about 30minutes from Florence, an hour from San Gimignano and less than two hours from Pisa. The setting for the villa on a hill top in San Donato, especially the view from the pool, was perfect. The options the villa offers just for eating ranged from outside, relaxed near the kitchen to formal sit down. The staff from the kitchen to the cleaning crew were terrific; friendly and informative.
We searched through approximately 40 houses before deciding on Villa Il Forte and we are so glad we did.
We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday at Villa Il Forte with four families including 10 children (all under 9 years old) for one week in early July. Everyone was very happy with the accommodations and we all had plenty of room. Every bedroom is lovely and includes a private bathroom (even better than the photos). The pool is gorgeous and suited our big group perfectly. The dining room can seat more than 20 people and the beautiful outdoor terrace can seat about 16. The kitchen is modern and convenient to the terrace for outdoor dining. Additional space includes a billiards room, quiet room with round table that could be used for those who need to work remotely or big card games, sitting room with TV, den with TV, and breakfast room off the kitchen that seats 10+. One of the families in our group with four young children (including a baby) were very comfortable in the annex on the property which is also beautiful and spacious (the managers were very accommodating in bringing in a cot and crib to the annex).
The villa's proximity to Firenze is perfect, allowing short visits to the city as well as easy exploration of Toscana's gorgeous countryside. We all traveled into Firenze multiple times, we did short trips to areas like San Gimignano and Fiesole, and we did a full day of wine touring in Montalcino and Montepulciano. The villa's location is absolutely perfect for a group that wants to see and do a lot. It is also ideal for relaxing days by the pool, enjoying a long lunch on the terrace and afternoon siesta.
We dream of returning to Villa Il Forte one day soon!
We had a fabulous stay at Villa Il Forte! We stayed here for a week at the end of July with 13 people and had the best time. The villa is incredibly spacious with lots of room to spread out and relax. The house is perfect for a group traveling together because there is enough room for private space, but also lots of great rooms for the group to hang out and relax. The pool area is gorgeous (pictures don't do it justice). The kitchen and dining room areas (both an indoor and out door dining room) made for perfect places eat a number of memorable meals. We didn't want to leave!
To make your vacation an unforgettable experience is possible on request to have many services and activities such as dinner in the villa, cooking lessons at the villa, wine tours, sightseeing tour of art, hot air balloon rides, guided tours in Vespa vintage, guided tours in vintage Fiat 500, truffle hunting and much more.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,068|
Final cleaning (to be paid on arrival in cash): Euro 500.00