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great view! private jacuzzi pool, Villa with frescoes near Florence

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6bedrooms,5bathrooms,private jacuzzi pool, solarium,great view

No need of air condition!!

4 double beds, 2 twin beds.

3 bathrooms en suite+1 private bathroom outside the bedroom; two bedrooms share a bathroom. you don't need air condition because the Villa is already pleasently cool.

Salt water and Heated pool.

Other things on request.

The Villa

The holiday villa is equipped with full central heating and two open fireplaces. There is no need for air conditioning as its thick stone walls always give a comfortable summer temperature. There is a wifi internet service and digital TV. Cleaning prior to arrival, mid-week and on departure is included in the tariff.

For younger travellers, we can offer baby cots, high chairs and additional folding beds.

We can usually welcome dogs and cats, but we must be notified in advance. We are able to provide small folding beds and baskets on request. For obvious reasons, we request that animals must not be allowed to lie on beds and chairs. If you wish to bring other types of pets, please let us know and we will tell you if it is possible.

Smoking is not permitted inside Villa Mondello and we ask that when smoking outside you respect our grounds and dispose of cigarettes with care and consideration.

The Rooms

Villa Mondello has 6 bedrooms, one with easy disabled access on the ground floor and 5 accessible by staircase on the first floor. Three of these rooms have an en-suite bathroom, one has a bathroom just outside of the room and two share one other bathroom. These bathrooms have the usual sanitary fittings including a bidet and whirlpool shower and one has a whirlpool bathtub.

Bed sizes range from 170X200cms to 170X190cms. All rooms are double bedded and in two, you can specify single beds at 85X200cms. All beds have storage drawers underneath.

The Red Room has two bedside tables, bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two chairs.

The Blue Room has two bedside tables, bed, wardrobe and two chairs.

The Yellow Room has two bedside tables, bed, wardrobe and two chairs..

The Green Room has two bedside tables, bed, wardrobe and two chairs.

The Pink Room has two bedside tables, bed, wardrobe and two chairs.

The Vine Room has two bedside tables, bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and two chairs.

The sitting room

The sitting room has two sofas, two armchairs, digital terrestrial and satellite TV and internet point with Wi-Fi.

The kitchen

The kitchen has a table for 12 people, fireplace, microwave oven, refrigerator, toaster, blender, mixer, food processor, electric whisk, oven, hob and dishwasher.

The swimming pool

The infinity edge swimming pool measures 12x6 m and is equipped with waterfall, Roman steps with whirlpool and counter-current swimming system.

There are 12 hardwood sun-beds specially handcrafted for Villa Mondello. In addition, there are various other chairs and pieces of occasional furniture.

Close to the swimming area, there is a timber pool house which is equipped with kitchen, table and chairs, bathroom, changing facilities and plenty of pool towels.

Ask for cooking class lesson, chef at home, wines tastings etc.

From northen Italy:

A14 [Bologna - Cesena nord].

E45 exit Bagno di Romagna, Passo Mandrioli, Badia Prataglia. Then take direction to Soci and Ponte a Poppi. At the round about after Ponte a Poppi turn in direction of Strada in Casentino(exit3);Go straight until you see a village, Borgo alla Collina, and an arch. Villa Mondello is the first villa before the arch, on the right of the road.

Otherwise:

A1 Bologna - Florence

Exit southern Florence. Take SS70 Consuma - follow Casentino. Pass over Borgo alla Collina's village; the first villa next the arch is Villa Mondello, on the left part of the road.

From southern Italy:

A1 Roma - Firenze

Exit Arezzo SS71 follow Casentino-Bibbiena. Go straight on in direction Ponte a Poppi and after this village, at the roundabout, turn in direction Strada in Casentino(exit3);Go straight until you see a village, Borgo alla Collina, and an arch. Villa Mondello is the first villa before the arch, on the right of the road.

More Details

Owner
Francesca
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Francesca

I'm Francesca Boccalini, degree in European and Italian litterature.We recently restored Villa Mondello and all the frescoes, we use just high quality fornitures with particular attention to the details. Villa Mondello is perfect for group and families...but couples too!

Francesca purchased this villa in 2004

Why Francesca chose Poppi area

Back in my childhood, I remember my mother taking me to the annual fair which was always held on the first day of August. While she was talking to her friends, I remember leaning over the wall of the villa and being utterly fascinated by the place and dreaming that one day - - - - .

Chance took over and one day in 2005, my parents went to inspect the villa on behalf of some friends. At that time, it was owned by the Venturini family and had been put up for sale. They fell utterly in love with it and thus our story continues.

What makes this villa unique

The house was built more than 100 years ago.

It was built by two Englishmen. Borgo All Collina was a popular resort in Tuscany, visited by many English people who loved the valley and felt it to be more beautiful and authentic than other areas of Tuscany.

Then came the war years and in 1922 Villa Mondello was bought out of love by the Mondello family, after whom the house was obviously named.

It was bought out of love because the Mr. Mondello, a ship-owner by profession, had a great passion for poetry, defining himself an “amateur poet”, and often came to visit the grave of Cristoforo Landino, a great humanist and commentator of Dante's Comedy.

He brought his Sicilian taste to the villa, rich and colourful. He ordered that every room be painted a different colour - the image of each to reflect the literature he knew so well.

The family brought wealth and prosperity to the local area and was much respected.

Back in my childhood, I remember my mother taking me to the annual fair which was always held on the first day of August. While she was talking to her friends, I remember leaning over the wall of the villa and being utterly fascinated by the place and dreaming that one day..

Chance took over and one day in 2005, my parents went to inspect the villa on behalf of some friends. At that time, it was owned by the Venturini family and had been put up for sale. They fell utterly in love with it and thus our story continues.

Amenities

Castel San Niccolò Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , tub , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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great view! private jacuzzi pool, Villa with frescoes near Florence
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 8 reviews
5

Villa Mondello, a Destination in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our multigenerational family of 13 found Villa Mondello very attractive and comfortable. We were warmly welcomed and treated like family. The house is beautifully appointed, rests on attractive grounds and is a stately manor at the top of a hill overlooking a bucolic Tuscan countryside. Great views from every window. Custom furniture and pottery from local craftsmen. Rooms are uniquely and beautifully decorated. We held a family talent show in the lower level ballroom, a wine tasting in the wine room, a chef dinner in the dining room, a cooking lesson in the kitchen, and shared many meals and lots of wine outdoors on the terrace overlooking the tuscan landscape. There is a huge Coop supermarket in Bibbiena, a short drive away which is equal or better relative to anything in the U.S. The double beds are all comfortable and queen size and the sheets, pillow cases, towels, and pool towels are as good as new. The outside charcoal grill works well. We loved the pool and found ourselves heading back from all daytime adventures for a swim to cool off every day with great enthusiasm. One of our members brought a Jambox and played music from an iPhone at the pool which was very enjoyable. It was difficult for us to leave Villa Mondello after a two week stay! Thank you Francesca for your special Tuscan hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm happy to know that you love to stay here in Villa Mondello! You are such fantastic guests, you take care of my house as your; your lovely children are really really good mannered and a special thanks goes to them! I hope to see you again and to keep in touch with you. Thank you for coming! a big hug to all your beautiful family!
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5

Great time in this wonderful mansion.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 9 people and had just a great time in this wonderful mansion. Tasteful interior. A kitchen with everything you need. The pool was cleaned every day. Lot´s of space on this huge property. Very obliging hosts. Great view from the terrace. There was really nothing to complain about.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stefan for this review! I'm happy that you like your stay at Villa Mondello. It was a pleasure to have you and your friends as guests and I really hope to see you again! Francesca
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5

La migliore villa per soggiornare in Toscana!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Mondello a Borgo all Collina è una casa stupenda situata appena fuori della storica e bella città di Poppi. Tra il suo fascino, è l'incredibile famiglia che lo possiede. Siamo stati accolti con tale calore e trattati molto speciale da questa famiglia. I giardini sono meravigliosi e la posizione è in posizione centrale in Toscana per l'accesso alle principali città, così come le città pittoresche e antiche. La casa è facilmente accessibile da strade principali, ben arredate e ben arredate con ogni comfort che potreste avere bisogno. Ogni camera è arredata con cura per abbinare i bei colori degli affreschi ei bagni sono tutti aggiornati con comfort moderni pur mantenendo il loro fascino storico. Questa proprietà è anche molto ben mantenuta e la piscina e la piscina sono un vantaggio! Avrei potuto passare tutto il mio tempo solo seduto sul balcone e godendo delle incredibili viste! Diversi giorni siamo appena stati in villa e abbiamo apprezzato la bellezza e la pace che forniva. Siamo sempre grati a Francesca e alla sua famiglia per aver reso la nostra visita a Villa Mondello un'esperienza veramente memorabile per la nostra famiglia.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Christina for this review! I'happy, and you know it, to had you at Villa Mondello! Hope too see you again and to keep in touch. Love Francesca
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5

Villa Mondello

  • 5 of 5

A really great villa - everything was just perfect! Thank you very much, Francesca, for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Villa Mondello

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect! Thank you, Francesca for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, you were perfect guests too!! Hope to see you again, ciao Francesca
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4

Una vacanza da sogno in una villa meravigliosa

  • 4 of 5

Una villa di lusso pratica da raggiungere perchè molto vicina a Firenze.

L'arredamento è da togliere il fiato...mobili, letto e cucina sono di altissimo livello.

La terrazza e grandissimo parco ombreggiato, offrono una vista meravigliosa sulle colline. La piscina offre inoltre piacevoli pomeriggi anche nelle giornate più calde.

Una vacanza davvero da sogno.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci, Firenze
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Castel San Niccolò
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golf Club Poppi
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Porrena
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Arco Antico
Car: necessary

Villa Mondello is a stone construction, with frescoed interns and has been recently restored, having in total 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It is in the Tuscan countryside a few km from Florence and Arezzo, as well as the countless sites closer by, and is thus apt for those preferring holidays centred around art and culture.

The house was built more than 100 years ago.

It was built by two Englishmen. Borgo All Collina was a popular resort in Tuscany, visited by many English people who loved the valley and felt it to be more beautiful and authentic than other areas of Tuscany.

Then came the war years and in 1922 Villa Mondello was bought out of love by the Mondello family, after whom the house was obviously named.

It was bought out of love because the Mr. Mondello, a ship-owner by profession, had a great passion for poetry, defining himself an “amateur poet”, and often came to visit the grave of Cristoforo Landino, a great humanist and commentator of Dante's Comedy.

Villa Mondello is also perfect for relaxing vacations, being in a safe and quiet place, with no acoustic pollution, with even the pool being built apart from the house, so as to ensure no noise can disturb.

Villa Mondello is moreover apt for those interested in visiting sacred places, as nearby are the Camaldoli Hermitage and La Verna, where St. Francis of Assisi received his stigmata. There are even many sporting and shopping opportunities nearby!. The best Tuscany!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.35
Refundable damage deposit $1,178.27

CHIEDI UNO SCONTO PER L'USO DI 4 CAMERE INVECE DI 6, GRUPPI FINO A 8 PERSONE CHE USANO 4 CAMERE HANNO PREZZI INFERIORI

il deposito cauzionale verrà per danni eventuali verrà restituito alla partenza.Like most Holiday properties, we request a cautionary deposit of €1000 when you arrive. This will be returned on departure less the cost of any damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.