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The tower "Terigi" is a classic example of a fortified mansion dating back to Lombard (8th century AD. C) around which it developed in the 14th century, a "summer residence of the lords" Peruzzi (the rich Florentine family of bankers patrons homonym Chapel of the Holy Cross with frescoes by Giotto).
The complex, completely renovated, is located in Bagno a Ripoli, through the primal Rimaggio valley, and has a swimming pool, solarium and a small lake.
And 'surrounded by woods with trails that allow walks with expansive views of the Chianti hills, Mugello and Pratomagno.
Is the ideal destination for the stay of those who want to combine a relaxing holiday in the hills of Florence with the visit of the major cities of Tuscany.
The center of Florence is in fact only 7 km and can be reached by car in about 15 minutes. Three kilometers is the toll-Florence south of the A1 motorway which allows to reach in less than an hour, Siena, S. Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa.
We stayed in this beautiful house for almost two weeks. The location is ideal, it's 15 minutes from the center of Firenze by car, but when you are at the house it is really serene and it feels like you are far, far away from any city. The house is at the end of an old road. I would describe it as a small compound where some families live. In the middle there is a beatiful pool with great view on the typical Tuscany landscape. You share the pool with the people on the compound, but it feels like a private pool, since there arn't a lot of people around.
The appartment is perfectly taken care of. Everything felt completely new and it was really well cleaned. Laura is just the perfect host. She picked us up at the center of a small town nearby the house, since the car navigation had some trouble finding the house. When we entered the house she left us a bottle of wine, home-made yoghurt ice (best we had ever) and delicious chocolate cake.
I would recommend this house to everyone, BUT ONLY if you have a car that you can use. In a way the house is quiet secluded, since you would have to walk a rocky road for 2 kilometers if you want to get to the nearest town. With a car you can easily occupy yourself for two weeks. Siena, Firenze, San Gimignano are all 'within handreach' and we even went to the beach one day which was only a 1,5 hour drive.
Normally when you rent a place the pictures are always better than the actual house, but in this it's just vice versa. Everything is better when you are just there.
Laura, thanks again and we might see you again :)!
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Laura et l'appartement était suffisamment équipé et conforme aux photos.
Florence est très proche et pourtant on rencontre des chevreuils et des sangliers sur la route ! C'est magnifique !( route très étroite sur plusieurs kilomètres où on ne se croise pas, conducteurs angoissés s'abstenir ...) .
Quelques bémols: Les alentours de la maison ne sont pas très soignés et surtout les autres membres de la famille qui vivent dans ce hameau sont très clairement hostiles aux locataires! Au mieux ils vous ignorent au pire ils sont désagréables . Dommage mais ça vaut quand même la peine d'y aller .
Nestled in the countryside of Bagno A Ripoli, the House Terigi is an apartment for 6 people, with private garden and a private pond on site.
The property is 8 km from Florence and 30 minutes drive from the city.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$109|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.