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Picturesque Villa Giotto has a pergola, table tennis room and massive fireplace

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4.0 Bathrooms, 12 Sleeps

Experience Tuscany at a farmhouse steeped in history. The foundations of villa Giotto date to the 14th century, and the six-bedroom stone farmhouse has been renovated with an eye to keeping its centuries-old charms. Set on an estate that produces olive oil and wine, the villa offers rural peace and quiet but is just 20 miles northeast of Florence.

Looking out from the villas grounds, its hard to see any signs of modern lifeunless you count the inground pool surrounded by chaise longues. The original stables have been converted into an outdoor area with built-in barbecue, and a covered table and chairs is the perfect shady al fresco dining spot. The main house has its own 21st-century amenities, like an Internet connection, ping-pong room and mosquito nets.

Inside the villas vine-covered stone walls, floral and gingham fabrics, white walls and beamed ceilings play up its rustic charm but feel open and breezy. Gather around in the cheery living room, which has plenty of comfortable seating, or the dining room, where a buffet features vintage dishes and tins. The modern kitchen has both modern appliances and an old-fashioned fireplace large enough to sit inside.

Villa Giottos six bedrooms are decorated in equally charming fashion and have beautiful views of the landscape. There are two bedrooms with double beds, and two bedrooms with two twin beds each. The fifth bedroom has two twin beds plus a single bed perfect for children. In the sixth bedroom, youll find a French bed and en-suite bathroom.

The villa is named for Renaissance painter Giotto, who was born in the village of Vicchio, just over a mile away. Today, youll find amenities like a grocery store, tennis court and train station in the village. Active guests will want to check out the stables 3 miles away, the sailing and windsurfing on Lake Bilancino, 12 miles away, or the golf course 15 miles away. For day-trippers, its an easy jaunt to Florence, 20 miles away.

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BEDROOM BATHROOM

Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: Double bed

Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds, Children's single bed

Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds

Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds

Bedroom 6: French bed, En-suite bathroom with bathtub and 2 shower rooms

FEATURES AMENITIES

Table tennis room

External laundry room

Washing machine

Satellite TV

CD player

Fireplaces

Mosquito nets

Dishwasher

Microwave

ADSL dial up internet connection (charges may apply)

OUTDOOR FEATURES

Al fresco dining

Swimming pool (1.40 m x 2.20 m)

From first week of May to first week of October

Partially fenced garden

Covered BBQ area

Al fresco dining

STAFF SERVICES

Included

Maid service (3 hours, twice/week)

Weekly change of linens and towels

Final cleaning on Saturday

Normal use of hot/cold water

Electricity (up to 330 kW per week - any usage beyond this will be metered and charged locally at the time of check out. Charges vary greatly but can be as high as ~0.80 per kW)

At Extra Cost (advance notice required)

Villa pre-stocking

Car rental

Airport transfers

Telephone charges

Cook service

Heating (will be metered and charged locally upon check out

LOCATION

Points of Interest

2 KM (1.2MI) to Vicchio (supermarket, bank, tennis court, etc.)

5 KM (3 MI) to train station

5 KM (3 MI) to horseback riding

20 KM (12 MI) to sailing and windsurfing activities on Lake Bilancino

25 KM (15.5 MI) to golf course

45 KM (28 MI) to Florence

95 KM (59 MI) to San Gimignano

90KM (55.9 MI) to Arezzo

117 KM (72.7 MI) to Siena

114 KM (70.83 MI) to Lucca

135 KM (83.88 MI) to Pisa

Airport:

43 KM (26.7 MI) to Florence Airport(FLR)

316 KM (196 MI) to Rome Airport (FCO)

VILLA POLICIES

Maximum12 guests

Children are welcome

Small pets allowed

Non-smoking villa

Credit card details to be provided along with signed pre-authorization form at time of booking

All services not included in rates are to be paid locally.

All rentals from Saturday to Saturday

Check-in:4pm-7pm (late arrivals must be arranged in advance and may be subject to additional charges)

Check-out:10am

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

From the garden you might hear cars passing occasionally along a narrow country lane.

Trains depart to Florence every hour from Vicchio). For more information, visit www.trenitalia.com

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Amenities

Vicchio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Luxury
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is a full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis

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Picturesque Villa Giotto has a pergola, table tennis room and massive fireplace
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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villa stay was pretty good.

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was an enjoyable experience. We all loved the Giotto villa and the way it was furnished. The main living level is very cold. Heaters are either insufficient or do not work well. We tried to light fire a few times but all the bedrooms got filled with smoke.

Maybe supply a couple of space heaters?

Also, the distance quoted in the villa description seem to be incorrect. Pisa is almost 125km away.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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5

The villa was beautiful...

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful and the service was terrific. We had a great two weeks.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Villa Giotto, Toscana, What a wonderfull place...

  • 5 of 5

Luxury gave us the opportunity to share in family the Beauty of the Toscana. We have a wonderful time ... Thanks!! Jeremie, DÁnita and Virginia have been with us really warm and kind.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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