Seventeenth Century Villa 4 Miles Away from Downtown Florence!
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, only 4 miles away from the ancient walls of downtown Florence, Villa Berni is the ideal lodging for those who wish to visit the city during the day, and relax by night. Immersed in the green countryside of Florence, Villa Berni is located by the Certosa highway exit, 5 minutes away, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Tuscany!
This 17th century Florentine villa has been lovingly and elegantly restored at the beginning of 2007 with traditional taste and contemporary comfort.
The four fireplaces, terracotta floors and antique furnishings compliment the history of the villa, while the luxurious linens, modern bathrooms and air conditioning create a relaxing elegance in this tranquil country setting. Amenities also include WIFI Adsl internet, satellite TV, and his private historic Florentine garden.
With (6) bedrooms and (5) bathrooms, the 280 sqM Villa Berni can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people.
On the ground floor there is a well equipped Kitchen, a big living room, a big dining room, a laundry, a double bedroom, a library room and two bathrooms. On the first floor there are four bedrooms with two bathrooms and on the second floor there is the tower of the villa with a bedroom and its private bathroom. From the two windows of the tower bedroom you have an amazing view of the Florence and of the Tuscany countryside!
The Berni family, that lives near the property can help you with everything from planning your day trips and restaurant suggestions.
Infact Villa Berni is in a strategic position to visit all the most beautiful Tuscany places. The villa is near the five Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:
1.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car);
2.Historic centre of Siena (40 minutes away from the property by car);
3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);
4.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by
5. Historic centre of Lucca (50 minutes away form the property by car).
It's very easy to reach the historic city centre of Florence from our property: infact the nearest bus stop is 2Kms away for the property. In front of the bus stop there is a big FREE parking, where you can park the car and catch the bus for the historic city centre. The bus takes 10-15 minutes to reach the Duomo of Florence.
NEW SERVICE!! MINIVAN RENTAL WITH MY BROTHER MARCO DRIVER.
STARTING FROM THE 2011 WE OFFER TO OUR GUEST THAT DON'T WANT TO RENT A CAR, A WEEKLY CAR SERVICE WITH A DRIVER (MY BROTHER). MY BROTHER MARCO HAS A RENTAL DRIVER LICENCE AND A MINIVAN (A CAR WITH 9 PLACES: 8 PERSONS AND THE DRIVER). WE CAN DO A VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE FOR OUR GUEST!!
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- 5.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
In the dining room there is a furnished cupboard where our guests can find all necessary items for tasting Italian wine (professional tasting glasses, decanter, thermometer and other useful instruments), In the library room you can find many maps and itineraries of the near Tuscany places and other useful information (for ex.: address and telephone numbers of the most famous wine cellars of the Chianti region, museum of the Florence centre, and so on..)...morecollapse
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Walking up the Tuscany hill immersed in the real Tuscany country area
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Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
We stayed at Villa Berni for two weeks from June 23-July 7, 2012. There were 8 of us one week and 6 the next. The listing was very accurate. The villa was extremely clean with very large rooms, a well equipped kitchen and a nice courtyard to sit and visit. It had been nicely renovated but still had a historical feeling to it. We found everything we needed there (enjoyed having a safe) and even had a bar-b-que one night. During our stay we hired Marco, a brother in the family, to drive us daily. He had a very comfortable 8 passenger van. Marco was knowledgeable about the area, polite, a great driver and extremely flexible with our comings/goings. We would recommend this to anyone staying at the villa. It made our trip even more memorable as we did not have to worry about travel routes and parking. Enrico, another brother, had perfect english and was able to answer our questions and give us suggestions about our day trips (wine tours, meals out in the area, trains to Venice etc.) The location of the villa to Florence was perfect, 15 minutes by car and still central enough to see the surrounding cities of Pisa, Lucca, Sienna, Lucignano, San Gimignano and Grieve in Chianti., We certainly enjoyed our stay and the friendliness of the family and would highly recommend renting this villa.
- Guest Karen C.
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
wonderful villa outside of florence
wonderful villa outside of florence
Our group of 9 stayed at this villa for one week in July. The home was beautiful and is just as it is described in the listing. It was spacious and very authentic with modern amenities. We enjoyed the garden area very much and ate most of our meals outside. Enrico and Marco were very patient and accommodating to our needs. I would highly recommend this property and will have many fond memories of our stay there.
- Guest rebecca
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/03/12
Villa Berni 2010
Villa Berni 2010
We stayed at the Berni property for a week in 2010. The house was very charming with plenty of space for our family. We enjoyed our stay and the Berni’s were very welcoming. Everything we needed was at the home. They arranged a car service for traveling in Tuscany and they were excellent tour guides. We also had a meal cooked for us my Mina and it was excellent…one of the best we had in all of Italy on our trip. We highly recommend the property, especially if you will be touring in Tuscany as we did as it is very convenient to the main roads outside Florence. We look forward to staying at the Berni residence again in the future, especially during the summer months.
- Guest Joe
- Date of stay 02/28/10
- Review Submitted 02/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Girls get away
Girls get away
Just returned from a wonderful week at the Villa. We had 10 women escape their hectic lives in Cleveland and relax in this picturesque villa in the hills of Firenze. The villa itself was more beautiful than the pictures. We loved every detail of the home and especially were thrilled with the modern bathrooms with blow dryers included. Lady MIna prepared us a meal that was delicious. Enrico served it to us in the lovely garden. The location was perfect. To get to the bus was a 25 minutes walk down hill and we took cabs home for about 30 euro. This was also a great launching pad for multiple trips to the surrounding sites in Tuscany. We used the recommended driving service which was wonderful. I have already recommended this lovely villa to friends and family. Thanks to the Berni family for sharing this jewel.
- Guest Girls from Cleveland
- Date of stay 09/24/11
- Review Submitted 10/03/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Beautiful Tuscan Villa
Beautiful Tuscan Villa
We stayed at the Villa Berni for a week in September, 2011. There were six of us, three couples, and we had lots of room inside and out. The villa is beautifully restored, yet retains an old world charm. Alessandro, Enrico and Arianna were very helpful, both in our preparations for the trip and during our stay. The kitchen is very well equipped. We cooked dinner there nearly every night and ate in either the spacious dining room or outside in the beautiful garden. One night Mina cooked us a delicious and authentic Tuscan dinner and delivered it to the villa. It was marvelous! We also enjoyed a wine tour which Alessandro arranged for us. The villa is located in the countryside yet very close to a bus stop to catch a bus into Florence. That was very convenient for sightseeing in Florence. It is also a great location for a tour of the Tuscan hill towns. We had a marvelous time and wished we could have stayed longer. We hope to return soon.
- Guest Gayle H.
- Date of stay 09/03/11
- Review Submitted 09/20/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Villa in Tuscany
Villa in Tuscany
Had a wonderful stay. The owners and their family were so helpful and we had a fantastic time. The garden was beautiful, peaceful and everything you would expect of a Tuscan Villa garden.
- Guest KMW
- Date of stay 09/25/10
- Review Submitted 10/09/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
We stayed at this villa for 3 weeks in October 2008. The owners Alessandro, Arianna, and Enrico were extremely helpful in preparations for our stay, as well as while we were on site. They recommended several tours of the area which we thoroughly enjoyed, and they also provided very helpful information on places close-by to eat and shop. The villa was exactly as pictured and described. We had 13 friends from the US, Germany, and Scotland join us over the course of our stay and the villa accommodated everyone's needs very comfortably. We particularly enjoyed gathering for meals in the dining room, as well as relaxing in the garden. The location of the villa is excellent -- close enough to catch a bus into Florence, but far enough away in a beautiful country setting of olive groves and vineyards. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful and comfortable place to enjoy Florence and Tuscany. -- Karen, Tracey & friends
- Guest Karen, Tracey & friends
- Date of stay 11/10/08
- Review Submitted 11/10/08
We stayed at this beautiful villa with our four adult children for a wonderful week in late July 2008. The accommodations were excellent with more than enough room and relaxing atmosphere. Our hosts were extremely informative and accommodating during our stay. The villa was an excellent location to use as a base for visits to Florence, Pisa, Sangiminiano, Siena and even a long day trip to Venice. There were local restaurants within minutes that provided a wide variety of cuisines and the kitchen of the villa was used several evenings for excellent home cooked Italian meals from the local markets. The villa’s courtyard was gorgeous and provided a beautiful spot for outdoor dining when we decided to eat in. We would wholeheartedly recommend this for any size family or friends and would return any chance we have.
- Guest Jim & Cathy Madden
- Date of stay 10/23/08
- Review Submitted 10/23/08
My wife,I and 3other couples stayed at 17th Cetury Villa Sep 13 to Sep 20,2008.We were very impressed with the Berni family and there Villa. The place has charm of 17th century and is both roomy and has upgraded facilities. Enrico was extremely helpfull in directions to places and he was a pleasure to be with. We were also honored with two fantastic Italian dinners. We would do it again.
- Guest Ray Manari
- Date of stay 10/15/08
- Review Submitted 10/15/08
My wife and I lived in the Villa Berni during the summer and fall of 2007. The villa is wonderful! It was completely restored in early 2007 and is immaculate. The outside garden is very private, very beautiful and has a covered area for dining al fresco.Each bedroom is large and fully furnished. Each bedroom has individually controlled air conditioning and heating. The living room is very large and the dining room can seat 12 easily. The tower bedroom with its own bathroom offers a fabulous view of Florence and the country side.To get into Florence we would drive to the bottom of the hill where there is a park and ride and the bus stop. We would then take the bus into Florence which is about a 15 minute ride. Bus tickets are inexpensive and can be purchased at a number of places across the street from the park and ride. I would recommend the bus rather than trying to drive into Florence as it is difficult to navigate and parking is expensive.The Villa Berni also offers easy access the Chianti country side. We would drive to the bottom of the hill and make a right turn and be in the Chianti country side in 5 minutes. We spent many a day in Chianti trying wines direct from many small wineries in the region. There is a wonderful small winery, called Collazzi, only a half a mile from the villa. I would often walk there with guests and get a great tour from the wine maker Alberto. If you go there, tell Alberto Ronaldo sent you.The Villa is run by the Berni family who took excellent care of us. Enrico was our primary contact and was available nearly all the time to help us. Enrico even set up a doctor’s appointment for me and drove me to the doctor’s office when I got sick. He also set up a dentist appointment for our son. In my opinion there were only two draw backs to the Villa. During the summer there were mosquitoes in the garden which, at times, made it uncomfortable to eat outside. I pointed out the problem to Enrico and I think he was going to take care of it.The second drawback is the road up the hill to the Villa. It is a typical small Italian back road which is wide enough for one car, but of course, is open to traffic in both directions. However, I became very accustomed to driving on the road and found the local drivers we encountered to be very courteous. In summary, the Villa Berni is a perfect place for a vacation. The Villa is wonderful, the Berni family will take care of you and its location is conve
- Guest Rubber side down
- Date of stay 01/19/08
- Review Submitted 01/19/08
Jul-Aug ............. €3000/week Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dic ............. €2000/week Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct .. €2500/week 20th Dicember - 10th January €3000/week Price is per property per weeks for 6 persons. The price per week for each extra person is €100. Linen, towels and Departure Cleaning Fee are included in rates. Free private parking place is available for our guests.
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About the owner: My name is Alessandro - live in Florence. I manage my properties (I own 4 total) with my wife Arianna and my brother Enrico to the best of our abilities. We are extremely helpful in preparations for your stay, as well as while you will on site. We provide all the information on places to eat and to shop and to visit our special city. We work to assure that our villa will be your home away from home and visit Florence as only a Florentine person can do!
Why the Owner Chose Other Florence Properties:
Villa Berni is my grandfather villa, I fully restored the villa in the 2007 year with every amenity and comfort. The location is great! Infact the villa is near the five Tuscany Unesco heritage sites: 1.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car). 2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car); 3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car); 4.Historic centre of Lucca (60 minutes away from the property by car); 5.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car).
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The villa has inside the unique sign of its historic origin and the comfort of a modern one. From the tower of the villa you can have a wonderfull sightsee of the hitoric city centre of Florence. The garden is a unique and real florentine garden style.
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The view of the villa from its historic florentine garden
A view of the city centre of Florence from the tower of the villa
The living room
A detail of the pink bedroom
The green bedroom
The white bedroom
The garden area to have lunch or dinner
The florentine stile garden of the villa
The bedroom in the tower of the villa
The dining room
One of the five bathrooms
The sign of the family that lived in the villa during the 17th century
The yellow bedroom
The fireplace of the kitchen to cook a real "bistecca alla fiorentina"!
An art work on the pink bedroom wall
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