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One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa


About the property

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.

The Villa estate has recently been fully renovated.

Rooms description: 5 double bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, dining room with large table seating up to 10 ppl, 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 bed available at the villa for an 11th guest.

Keywords: Villa

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Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Galluzzo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • 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 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite to Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite to Bedroom 3
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , On demand the 2 beds can be joined to form a king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 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
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Perfect location, beautiful villa, stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 people ages 4 to 64 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Fontaine. The villa has so much space, very well laid out for privacy and together time, beautifully furnished, and very, very clean! It exceeded our very high expectations, which is always a treat! Very nice restaurants are close, it's an easy drive into Florence, and very easy access to the A1 to go anywhere in Tuscany. I just can't express how delighted we were with our stay. We enjoyed the stunning views from the backyard every morning and evening - it was a dream - we loved living 'Under the Tuscan Sun'! The owner was very good at communication and provided all the necessary information in a handy guide. Also her daughter was a lovely and very gracious host. We hired the owner's recommended chef, Laura, to cook a meal for us at the villa and it was a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Villa close to Florence

  • 5 of 5

I brought 26 people to this gorgeous villa. 16 people stayed in the main villa and 10 people stayed in the villa #2, just 40 yards from the main villa. Everyone had a great time at the villa. I want to say thank you to Antonello, owner's son for his assistance. All the ladies liked him. I had a birthday party for my girlfriend at the main villa with a personal chef Alessio to cook dinner for everyone. It was a spectacular event. My friends are still talking about it. I like to thank Alexandra, the owner of the villa in attending the party and getting to know her. She is a very charming lady.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nambucca Heads NSW Australia


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Fontaine with a group of 4 adults and three children. It is a beautifully appointed Villa and consistent in appearance with the photos. Every detail has been thought of for the traveller. The information provided on restaurants, shopping suggestions and sights to see takes into account all needs and wants. The kitchen was compact but excellent knives, and all possible cooking implements, plentiful serving ware, and seating options for dining. 5 bathrooms with regular new towels was a luxury. An ample supply of basics for the dishwasher, laundry, bathrooms and some pantry items ,coffee and tea was appreciated and is a really thoughtful touch.The night lighting of the garden and surrounds was a treat. Brilliant location within touching distance of Florence but with a Tuscany feel. The best of both worlds! We loved staying at Villa Fontaine.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in a Beautiful Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family/friends of 9 adults who stayed for 5 nights in March 2017 to visit my daughter, who was studying abroad in Florence. Olivia did a fantastic job directing us, and making sure our stay was comfortable. The villa lived up to, or surpassed, its description, and the views were fabulous. Located a couple of miles or so from central Florence, we did not rent a car, so we used a lot of taxis to get in to Florence and back, but the owners even made that easy. It was a little difficult to walk on the streets immediately close to the villa to get to the local shops, since there were no sidewalks, so you need to be alert and careful. We hired Tomaso to take us on a day tour of Tuscany and some Chianti vineyards, and he planned a wonderful excursion for us! That was a highlight of the trip! We would love to return someday, if we have the opportunity, and we would absolutely recommend staying here. For the size of our group, we thought it was a great value for such clean, modern, and elegant accommodations.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa, great hospitality, right outside of town

  • 4 of 5

The 6 of us had a wonderful stay at the villa for 3 nights. It was well decorated and whole the pool was closed as it's just getting warm for spring the grounds and everything will look fantastic for spring and summer. The owner gave us all the info we'd need for a great stay, Olivia was awesome, and Tomasso our driver was fantastic for our wine tour around Florence. Only constructive criticism would be to have more basic provisions for cooking, shampoo and detergent included, and that's really it and mostly those are small things, although when e arrived we had no car and would have had to spend €50 euro round trip for a grocery run or for Olivia to get us provisions. We would definitely come back in the future! Thx

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana, United States

Tuscany's Best!

  • 5 of 5

Villa la Fonte was the perfect vacation to Italy! The family and staff of Villa la Fonte made the stay at their home comfortable, safe, and relaxing. Hospitality was welcoming and generous. I walked the gardens and picked olives; the grounds are as beautiful as anywhere you would find in the Tuscany area. It was quick and easy to get to the heart of Florence as well as the train station, expressway and shopping areas. If I ever return to Italy and the Tuscany area, I will only stay at Villa la Fonte. Praise and admiration to the family and staff of this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • 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

Galluzzo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
Highest Season II
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Highest Season I
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Highest Season II
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season I
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season II
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season II
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 2 2018 - Apr 27 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season I
Apr 28 2018 - May 18 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season II
May 19 2018 - Jun 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
Highest Season
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season II
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
High season I
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 19 2018
1 night minimum stay
Mid Season I
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.09%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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