|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
In delightful position at only 7 miles/12 km from Florence center rental in country house with independent entrance, spacious bathroom wonderful design with shower, new kitchen with dishwasher, 4 gas burners, electric oven - rooms with terracotta vaults. On the right from the entrance is large double room with double bed, fireplace and walk-in wardrobe. From entrance 15 easy stepts take to bedroom with double bed. Tuscan furniture.
Tranquillity and beauty of the scenery guaranteed.
External spaces and garden available to lay on sunbeds, sit in chairs and eat at table.
In 10 minutes on foot - 1.2 miles/800 meters by car one reaches village of Villamagna which features: romanesque Church, the 'Circolo' open on Saturdays and Sundays for pizza and first dishes (excellent prices), and another very good restaurant with Tuscan cuisine.
In another 10 minutes on foot - 1.2 miles/800 meters by car - is the village of 'Case di San Romolo' with one shop open in the morning until 1:00 pm where to buy groceries included fresh bread.
In another 10 minutes drive one reaches the larger town 'Bagno a Ripoli' that offeres a super market called COOP included fresh bread, meat, fish...
All around are hiking trails that take to lovely hills with olive trees, tiny churches and villages.
One reaches the country house by car or by public transportation: bus # 8 to Bagno a Ripoli and bus # 23A from Florence center/train station to Sorgane. Then bus # 48 which does not run often, so it it important to know the timetables.
Unique position and panorama that will leave you with lasting memories!
I have worked in tourism for ove 25 years: tour leader, guide in Florence and travel agent. My clients are usually individual travelers or small groups who are looking for tailor-made travels to Italy.
I live 12 km away from Florence, on top of a hill surrounded by olive trees with a stunning view of the dome of Florence.
I grow my vegetable garden and enjoy making jams.
I like hiking and attending exhibits and cinemas.
I rent part of the house where I live - There are separate entrances.
Violetta Buti purchased this chateau / country house in 1986
My parents bought it in 1986. I came to live here in 2012 because I fell in love with the view ... which is breathtaking.
I have always loved nature ... now I grow my vegetable garden, prepare my jams and harvest olives to produce my own extra virgin olive oil!
It's unique for the view of countryside and of Florence. One lives out in the country yet at only 20 minutes' drive to the city.
There is also public transportation available. The bus stop is just out of the property.
Comfortable cottage in peaceful hillside setting with sweeping views of the Florence countryside. Violetta, the owner, is a travel agent, and offered the best tips for the easy, short drive into Florence and free parking! The city of Siena is also a must see. We enjoyed our days in the city and our sunsets with a glass of wine on our lawn among the fireflies. Spectacular. We highly recommend this property and friendly, helpful Violetta. Our stay here was a favorite from our summer trip to Italy. Thank you Violetta.
We loved our stay in Violetta's centuries old Tuscany Country House. It was even better than we could have imagined. We loved hiking around the property and had never been in an Olive Grove. The house itself was as charming as the outside views. The thick stone walls, unusual ceilings, and the shuttered windows captivated us and the updated bathroom and kitchen were enough to convince us we want to return someday. We had rented a car in Florence and fell in love with the countryside as we followed Violetta's directions to the home. Guests should realize that the narrow road leading to this property is a two-way road.
Violetta had given us suggestions for and directions to local restaurants and food stores. We ate in the small delightful nearby village of Villamagna. We spent a day in Florence seeing the beautiful sights, including the Academia Museum and the Uffizi Museum. We spent another day in Siena, on Violetta's recommendation, where we made amazing memories.
The rooms in the Country House were large and clean. Looking at our pictures of it now we are home creates a strong yearning for this special place.
From our first email to Violetta inquiring qbout renting her home Violetta was quick to get back to us to answer or questions. She continued to be available promptly while we were staying at the house.
The views were breath taking. Looking at the village of Villamagna from the dining table was as compelling as the view of Florence from the front wall.
We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to rent a car and spend tie in the Tuscany Countryside. We hope that we can someday return to this beautiful place that draws us back each time we look at pictures of it We would love to return there someday.
My parents and I stayed at this Tuscan Villa for 4 nights upon our arrival to Italy. We drove a rental car, and Violetta gave us very good directions for how to get to her house. It is up a winding, sometimes very narrow road, and oncoming traffic can make you nervous, but that adds to some of the charm. Pass through the tiny town of Villamagna on your way up, and before you leave, make sure you stop to eat at the Trattoria in town - the food was amazing!
Prior to our arrival, Violetta helped me plan a surprise party for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary, where she arranged for a local store to prepare some traditional Tuscan dishes, and she got a fruit tart, bread, and a bottle of champagne. She also picked up some groceries for us so that we didn't have to deal with shopping for food upon our arrival in the evening. It was amazing, and my parents were thrilled!
Since this is sort of difficult to get to, you should choose this home if you're looking for a place to unwind, relax, and enjoy the countryside. Driving to Florence can take 30-45 minutes but isn't too difficult if you're up for it. We spent so much time outside despite the heat and mosquitos because of the view, and there was usually a really nice breeze as well. Sunsets were incredible too!
Explore the olive groves or go for a stroll up or down the winding road. This is a great opportunity to read all those books you've been meaning to finish - there was no TV in the house, so you have to find other ways to keep busy. The upper bedroom and the kitchen had AC, but often I enjoyed sleeping with the window open, which has a screen to prevent those mosquitos from entering. There is no "living room" but the double bedroom downstairs has a couch and chairs to use for your sitting area.
One of the highlights of our stay here was getting to know Violetta. She is so friendly and approachable (plus her English is great), that we left feeling like we had known her for years. And if you ever need to reach her, she stays in the attached apartment and is only one bell-ring away!
Definitely recommend and would go back!
Charming Owner's Violetta was very helpful for tips on Toscana but also very discreet.
Her place is very clean, simple but very good taste, true Italian style.
The house and garden with olive trees are perfect to relax and cool down after a warm day of sight seeing.
Good restaurant very close if a lazy evening is needed!
We are definitely planning to come back to that place and have already recommended it to friends and family.
Enjoy your stay!!
e reviens d'un séjour que je qualifie d'enchanteur à tous niveaux ! Suivez moi bien : on arrive déjà à Villamagna selon les indications de Violetta : parfait pour l'approche selon les indications. Et là le coup de coeur !L'accueil est là, on se sent déjà chez nous. La maison est bien équipée, spacieuse, décorée avec goût.
Un cadre enchanteur qui réjouit nos sens : lumière, chants d'oiseaux, senteurs des fleurs et... si vous avez la chance comme nous un faon en visiteur dans le jardin ! Que vous dire des lumières toscanes ? La maison est superbement située avec une vue sublime sur Florence et les champs et le ciel de Toscane.
Pour couronner le tout un accueil chaleureux de Violetta, notre "Castellana" (it's a joke!) qui sait allier présence précieuse par ses conseils éclairés pour visiter en plénitude Florence et ses environs et discrétion. Je ne saurais que conseiller à ceux qui voudront aller visiter Dante de passer par cette charmante Maison et sa bienveillante Violetta
PS : si je peux revoir la Toscane un jour, mon chemin passera surement par cet endroit idyllique
We really really loved the beautifully decorated place, the view to the Florence Duomo, and of course, our host, Violetta, so knowledgeable and warm.
The place is not in the center of Florence, but if you want more than busy streets and tourists all around, it is a nice escape to the country side. What better place to think about all the nice things you've seen during the day than in between the olives, while looking at the Duomo.
Thank you again Violetta, we had a wonderful time!!!
Hiking - picking olives to help with the olive harvest in November
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
New Year's Eve
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 High Season
Mar 15 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.