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Villa in Tuscany, Central Italy, Italy

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Tuscany, Central Italy, Italy


Villa Forte is a magnificent 13th and 14th century fort surrounded by olive plantations, vineyards and forests. It is an ideal place for a restful and culture-filled holiday.

The villa is filled with period feature and has generously sized rooms with high ceilings. The beautifully decorated living room, complete with a piano, is a comfortable and relaxing place that can easily be converted for use during a conference.

On the ground floor of the tower there is a tasting room for oil, wine, honey and cheese. In addition, there is a room perfect for conferences or dinners with direct access to the enchanting garden. The living room connects the ground floor with the garden level, where guests can find the dining room, professional kitchen and service rooms. The kitchen opens onto a shaded patio with a barbecue and pizza oven.

The rooms in the tower and on the ground floor each have a large private lounge.

The annex has a cosy living room with a wood burning porcelain stove.

There is a stunning fresco from around 1854 on the wall by the stairs leading to the first floor. There are also two bright bedrooms with private bathrooms.

Interior & Grounds

Main Villa

(12 beds)

- Two bedrooms with double beds or two single beds (width 100 cm each), each with private bathrooms.

- Two bedrooms with king size and private bathrooms

- Triple bedroom with bathroom

- Single room (width 120 cm) with own bathroom a lobby (85 m²) with piano, also usable for conferences

- Two parlours

- Breakfast room

- Dining room

- Lounge with minibar, on the first floor of the tower.

- Kitchen with ceramic induction, refrigerator and freezer, baking oven, microwave and coffee machine.

- Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

- Private swimming pool

- Fitness Room with Jacuzzi, sauna and bar at additional cost.

- Refreshment of air produced by geothermal energy. That means that the air will be refreshed circa 10-12 degrees lower than the outside temperature. A healthy refreshed air. (If the temperature outside is 30 degree we will have in the house circa 19-20 degree).


(4 beds)

- Bedroom with double bed (king size) and own bathroom.

- Bedroom with double bed or twin bed and own bathroom.

- Additional room and kitchen.

Outdoor Area

- Outside there is a pergola, patio and pizza oven / barbecue grill. Guest can enjoy relaxed alfresco dinning. There is a large swimming pool 12 x6 m in length and 1.20 m to 2.80 m depth. The water in the swimming pool is heated by an ecological water conduit system, positioned under sun light stones.

- Private parking space.

- Barbecue

Catering & Services

Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)

Cooking at the villas, cooking lessons, horse riding tour, private guide in florence or region (at extra cost)

- There is a welcome basket with everything needed for a first breakfast in addition to wine, regional olive oi and cheese.

- Greeting on arrival and help settling into the property.

- Catering: A cook is available for €150 + IVA 21% (plus the costs of the shopping) per evening. The cook comes at 5 pm to prepare dinner and serves through dessert.

Services upon request at additional cost:

- For an hour more cleaning: 23 euro per hour.

- Extra towels or bed linens (regular changing is done on Wednesday and Saturday): single bed change: 5.60 euro, double bed: 10.00 euro, pool towel: 2.05 euro, small towel (bidet): 0.52 euro, medium (face): 0.64 euro, and shower: 1.35 euro.

- Baby bed.

- Child seat.

- Pick up from the airport.

- Pick up from the station.

- Guide to Florence.


The owners can organize a private guide to accompany guests in the streets of

Florence. Below are different tour proposals but the guide is very happy to tailor any tour to individual desires.

Tour 1 :

A classical tour suggested for first time visitors that crosses all the main monuments, 3 hours long. The religious heart, including the Duomo, the Baptistery, Giotto's bell tower and Brunelleschi's Dome, is first. The medieval quarters with the house-towers is second. Finally, the political heart with the city hall, palazzo vecchio, signoria Square and the famous old bridge completes the tour.

Tour 2:

This is a 2 hour private walking tour starting from the 'Duomo' area, the religious heart of the city, and progressing through the tiny and narrow streets of the medieval quarters. Guests will see the highlights of Florence, the Signoria Square, the old bridge, and St. Croce until they reach the 'Oltrarno' where artisans still work at keeping ancient traditions alive.

Tour 3:

This is a full-day tour of six hours. It starts with a visit to one of the most important museums with the original Michelangelo masterpiece the David Statue. The guide will help guests skip the huge waiting lines. After the museum, the walking tour moves into the religious heart of the city, where guests will see the baptistery, the cathedral (Duomo), Giotto's bell tower and Brunelleschi's Dome. After a break for lunch, the tour moves to the political heart of the city: Signoria square, old bridge and the inside of the most beautiful church of Florence, Santa Croce. It has Giotto's 16th century frescoes and Michelangelo's, Galileo's, and Machiavelli's tombs.

Tour 4:

This is a 3 hour evening day tour for curious children. Summer is very hot in Florence, so guests will enjoy the breeze of the evening with an accurate tour of the secrets and legends in this ancient town. The Roman town, the towers, and the hidden narrow streets are especially exciting for children that get bored of seeing monuments or for adults that want variety. This is a unique experience to see Florence from an unexpected point of view. The last stop is always for the best gelato in Florence. The cost is 50 euro per hour.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit

€1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.

Energy costs included?

Please enquire.

The spa and fitness center:

is an additional cost of €1000 per week, plus €100 for final clean. This must be requested at the time of booking.

Swimming Pool:

Chloro Pool, the pool is not heated

Cool air produced by geothermal energy:

The villa is cooled to a 22 degrees (this is not air conditioning)


Please info the owner if you have any allergies at the time of booking and they will then prepare for your arrival.

Daily Cleaning:

Priority is given to the Kitchen and any spare time is spent cleaning the bedrooms. If you wish extra cleaning hours at an additional cost are available.

Pool dimentions:

Length of 12 m and a width of 6 m. Its depth is 1.20 m to 2.80 m.


Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment

Kids Activities Close-by


Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Baby and Toddler Equipment

Kids Activities Close-by

Onsite Facilities

Services Available


Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Modern, cool, recently refurbished

Property Amenities

Private pool

Internet access

All bedrooms en-suite

Air conditioning

Babies & Toddlers


Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location

Wine tasting

Walking/Hiking paths

Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages


In the heart of a large rural estate, Villa Forte is set in a delightful, relaxing and untouched corner of Tuscany on the Val d’Arno hills, only 14 km from Florence in the direction of Arezzo. The villa is located near San Donato in Collina and is within close distance to the cities of Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa, Assisi and Urbino.

All of the electric energy is generated by solar power. The air conditioning, heating and cooling systems are generated by geothermal energy.

More Details

Property Manager
Russell Or David..
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017



Rignano sull'Arno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


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  • You will be charged the rental cost for this booking only. Any extra charges such as cleaning fees, cots, high chairs or electricity consumption will be confirmed at the time of booking and may be payable at the time of booking separately or on arrival.