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Florenceonthehill, A Unique Barn Close To Florence, In The Heart Of Tuscany

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Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Florenceonthehill, built on the ruins of an early 19th century barn, is a traditional colonial Tuscan home. The house is cast amongst cypresses and olive trees on Giogoli hill, with breathtaking views of the Certosa of Florence, just fifteen minutes drive away from the city centre. Elegantly restored on three storeys, the house boasts a well-kept private garden and veranda in which guests can relax and enjoy outdoor meals. Florenceonthehill is ideally situated to visit Florence and its surroundings, as well as the rest of Tuscany. The house is only a few minutes drive away from the motorway exit 'Firenze Impruneta', fifteen minutes from Florence airport, 45 minutes from Siena, and less than 30 minutes drive away from the stunning towns of Impruneta and Greve. As such, Florenceonthehill is the ideal base for holidays aimed at exploring the artistic and cultural heritage of Tuscany, as well as its nature, foods and wines. The house can host up to seven people. We trust that our hospitality and the beauties of this region will make your holiday in Tuscany truly unforgetable.

Florenceonthehill has a private parking space surrounded by olive trees, which leads to the house through a stone staircase. The entrance to the house leads to a large and light living room with a double sofa, satellite tv, stereo and dvd player, an 18th century wooden english fireplace (not in use) and a table seating 8 people. Alongside is a modern, functional and well-equipped kitchen as well as a small bathroom and laundry room.

A modern iron staircase leads to the first floor in which the main bathroom, a studio, wardrobes, and three bedrooms (one single bedroom, one double bedroom with a queensized bed and one bedroom with two single beds). On the ceilings there are old wooden beams and beautiful red clay tiles from the Impruneta.

On the lower level there is a large room with a double sofabed and a play area for children.

In the house, our guests will be able to enjoy a wide selection of games, adult and children books, movies, art catalogues from Tuscany and the rest of Italy. The house is also fully equipped with heaters and air conditioning as well as free wifi. Outside our guests will be able to enjoy a 250sqm garden, rich with well-kept flowerbeds, olive trees, a swing, and a covered veranda with a beautiful cypress wood table hosting up to 14 people. Our guests are also welcome to bring pets.

Type of property

Stand alone old stone house built upon an ancient barn

Closest airport: Amerigo Vespucci airport (Florence) at 9,1 km, Galileo Galilei airport (Pisa) at 80,8km

Closest train station: Firenze SM Novella at 7,2 km

Closest motorway: A1 (exit Impruneta), SuperStrada Firenze-Siena at 4,4 km

Closest beach: Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi at 104 km

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2016


2 traveler reviews

Florenceonthehill, A Unique Barn Close To Florence, In The Heart Of Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Great Location, Excellent Host, All Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We knew this would be a great place when the owner (who drove up from Rome) and his local assistant met us at the gate, and then greeted us inside with gellato, drinks, and bottles of wine!

The house itself was great - aircon, wifi, laundry, dishwasher, plus all of the little extras that are sometimes missing from rental houses, and very typical of Florence architecture and style. Families with very small kids (ie. 1-4 range) might be a bit uncomfortable with the stairs to the 2nd floor bedrooms, but this place really had it all.

Just 4-5 minutes from the A1, less than 30 minutes to downtown Florence, plus within range of Pisa, Lucca (Toscana Adventures canyoning!), Sienna and a host of other Tuscany towns make this a great base for exploring the area. Galluzzo itself seems a bit short of restaurants (try to get reservations at Osteria el Miliones just up the road), but there was a great grocery store (Esselunga) and other basics in the town.

Highly Recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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un petit coin de tranquillité si proche de Florence

  • 5 of 5

très belle maison avec un jardinet clos pour notre chienne. Décoration, espace, matériel dans la cuisine..tout était parfait !

accueil de Lapo le propriétaire d'une gentillesse incroyable. A 20 mn du centre de Florence en voiture.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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3 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $219
Pet Fee $11

Check in and check out housekeeping costs are included.
Check in after 2.00 pm and check out by 10 am. Late check in (after 10pm) 20 euros extra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Scandicci Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

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