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Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian

One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR Villa with Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa

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Metropolitan City of Florence Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Only one mile from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the city of Florence, this beautiful typical Florentine villa is situated on the hill of 'Poggio Imperiale', immersed into the beauty of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit trees. The property looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale - from 1737 to 1860 residence of the 'Lorena' family, the Austrian Granddukes of Tuscany - and the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

Location details: The villa is located only about one mile away from where the historic district of the city of Florence begins (Porta Romana square). The city center is thus easily and quickly accessible either by bus, taxi, rental car or even on foot. The 'heart' of the city center, such as the world renowned Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Uffizi museum are only about 3 km (1.9 miles) away. The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Duomo only 4 km (2.4 miles) away.

The nearest bus station is within walking distance as it is only about 0.4 mile away from the villa. At the same location of the bus station there is also a few excellent grocery stores, take out places, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes, etc.. Taxi service works very well too, as it only takes a few minutes to come and go from the heart of the historic district of the city to the villa.

Our prices are all inclusive: 3 hrs. daily housekeeping 5 times a week, 3 weekly towel changes, 1 weekly linens change, satellite tv, wireless internet connection, final cleaning, gated parking, private garden and private swimming pool.

The Villa estate has recently been fully remodeled and restored.

Rooms description: 4 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 4 bathrooms (3 of them with shower stall, master bathroom with both tub and separate shower stall), dining room, fully furnished kitchen, living room with fireplace and 48' LCD TV with SKY satellite channels, office room, laundry room (with washer and dryer), terrace overlooking the pool and garden with new outdoors rattan furniture chairs and teak (wooden) table. Recently, a big awning with electronic switch was added to the terrace so that it can be entirely covered to protect from the sun.

On request there is also a full sofa-bed (with regular mattress) available at the villa for the eventual 10th guest.

Keywords: Villa

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR Villa with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Winnetka, IL


  • 5 of 5

Delightful stay for our extended family! This lovely home served as our home base for our family's travels throughout Tuscany! The pool was wonderful for our children as were the accommodations for all. We highly recommend this property as close enough to Florence yet a lovely refuge from the tourists and noise. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa in Florence, unforgettable 5-star experience!

  • 5 of 5

Although the photos were what drew us to the property in the first place, we were still awestruck when we arrived. The villa is really truly beautiful, much better than we could have ever imagined!! It is the perfect combination of a countryside feel whilst being only minutes to the city centre of Florence. We were out most days enjoying the sites, which were so easily accessible it was possible to have a late start everyday and still do more than we expected. The owners couldn't have been more accommodating, they knew everything about the local areas and beyond and were a gold mine of information. We enjoyed the chef service a few times during our stay and will never forget the tasty meals we experienced here! The kids favorite part of the holiday was of course the pool, which was ready and cleaned everyday for them to enjoy, which meant a little quiet time for us to relax on the terrace and sample the wines and local delicacies. We absolutely could not have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did! Moving in and out of the historic district of town was just perfect, sometimes we walked down to the nearby bus stop, sometimes we took taxis (just a 5 minute ride)..the villa's location is absolutely fantastic! (there is also a few great grocery stores, cafes and restaurants within walking distance). The grounds & pool area are immaculately kept and the interiors are wonderful (all 5 bathrooms were just recently renovated with beautiful Italian marble).. Thank you so much for hosting us and I will definitely be recommending it to anyone who wants to visit the beautiful city of Florence! We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate location and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 3 children (ages 7, 9, & 11) spent two weeks at the Villa Fontane. The home, the 5 bedrooms, the 5 bathrooms, kitchen and dining area were all tastefully decorated and so comfortable. It had a gated entrance and beautiful grounds as well. It literaly became and felt like our home while in Italy.

The villa could not be in a better location to see Florence. It feels like it is deep in the Tuscan country side but is only a mile from where the historic district of Florence begins at Porta Roma Square. Bus service to Florence was a short walk (.4 mile) but we used taxi or Uber more often. Uber was really excellent in that they all had large and new 7 passenger vans.

The owner’s daughter Olivia and son Antonello were always available if we needed help with even the smallest detail. They had our requested provisions stocked in the kitchen when we arrived. They made excellent restaurant recomendations and reservations for us. They provided a chef to cook a fabulous meal in the home. They even helped with an English apeaking doctor who came to us at the villa.

We live in the United States and rent a home on VRBO. I thought we were excellent hosts at our property but we learned what true hospitality is from Olivia and Antonello.

Out entire family and especialy the children (they loved playing outside in the spacious yard and grounds) made memories that will last a life time. We will certainly recommend this home to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Perfect, Best Family Vacation, Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

First I would like to say that the Villa was more beautiful than the internet images, decorated impeccably, and incredibly comfortable, including the luxury of a bathroom for every bedroom! The location was perfect, a short taxi from Florence, yet situated in a beautiful Tuscan country setting. The villa owner was incredibly accommodating and very knowledgeable of what is needed to provide a perfect stay for a large family. The villa owner "set up" a chef for us one night, provided directions and suggestions for various itineraries, places to shop for food and anything else we asked, as well as information about transportation, shipping wine, and the list goes on, including ordering in pizza one night for the entire family who was tired from a long day of sightseeing!

The villa was very clean and well maintained and the washer, dryer and dishwasher were much needed. The housekeeper changed our bedding and kept the villa clean, it felt like a fine hotel.

I can't wait to go back! My family is still talking about "their vacation of a lifetime".

Cliff and Judy from Montclair, New jersey

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey, USA

Gorgeous Tuscan Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Favoloso! I couldn't think of a better place to stay in one of the most beautiful places in the world! The Villa Fontane was perfect for us! It was beautifully decorated, spacious, clean and in an ideal location, one mile from the center of Florence. I loved walking down to the outdoor market for fresh fruit and vegetables every morning. Antonello was an amazing host, so accommodating and helpful. He went above and beyond providing us with everything to make our stay perfect. And perfect it was! He even provided us with a chef that cooked us a memorable authentic dinner. When we opened the back door of the villa we were taken back by the breathtaking views and all the surrounding beauty. It was truly a fairytale setting right out of a storybook. I will never forget my stay at this magical place. Thank-you Antonello for being so wonderful and helping us to create unforgettable memories. I can't wait to come back and use the swimming pool!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas, USA

Ideal Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Fontane provided the ideal accommodations and setting for a reunion trip of 4 couples and as a home base during a week of exploring Tuscany. As an example of the hospitality extended to us, the night of our arrival at the villa we found ourselves in the horrific predicament of not having acquired a supply of Chianti. Antonello heard our desperate cries for help and graciously responded by coming to the rescue with 6 bottles. Olivia was also very accommodating in helping us through several house-keeping items that arose during our stay. The villa is located within a moderate walking distance to a bus stop that transported us to the heart of Florence within 10-15 minutes. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are highly recommending the villa to friends and family as the perfect place for spending their Tuscan holiday. As you may have suspected, we are already looking at our calendar for another opportunity to spend time at this very special villa.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence airport
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
golf club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Autostrada A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
pizzeria il Pipistrello
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Gavinana - Galluzzo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
highest season
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 27 2016
1 night minimum stay
high season
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
high season
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 14 2016
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
Highest Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 2.78%

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Metropolitan City of Florence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite to Bedroom 5
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , On demand the 2 beds can be joined to form a king size bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , On demand the 2 beds can be joined to form a king size bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Internet access, Fax machine

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