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Stunning XIV Tuscan Villa, Pool, in Florence, Sleeps up to 14, Walk to Town

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Private swimming pool and garden nestled among olive trees

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Last updated: 01/21/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Piazzale Michelangelo villa description

Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Tuscany in a 14th century traditional Tuscan villa - ex Hunting Lodge, full of character and situated only a few minutes away from Florence city centre (walking distance).

The ex Hunting Lodge Il Melograno can accommodate up to 11 (10+1) people (or up to 13 by renting also the cottage) and lies nestled among the green hills of the Tuscan countryside in an historic part of Florence.
Dating back to the 14th century and situated in the Paradiso degli Alberti (Heaven of the Alberti's, family of Leon Battista Alberti,it was used as the hunting lodge and guest house for the Villa Il Merlo Nero, which has a stunning Italian Garden with its beautiful maizes (where pestigious dinners or memorable birthday parties, or romantic weddings can be organised on request)
Enjoy the private swimming pool surrounded by olive and cypress trees with squirrels and pheasants running around while being in walking distance of the principal museums and architectural masterpieces of the amazing city of Florence...
...during the winter months, relax by the beautiful big Tuscan sandstone fireplace, reading a book in the cosy atmosphere reminiscent of the bygone past...

The fascinating grounds and flower garden with old terracotta flower pots scattered around and some fruit trees are reserved for guests are part of the ancient villa called Il Melograno, with accommodation for up to 11 people, 5 bathrooms + 4.5 bathrooms(1 guest toilet with shower), fully fitted and equipped country kitchen (cooker, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine which also has a dining table.
The rooms are furnished with antique furniture and paintings, so as to keep the tuscan ancient feeling of the villa. The dining room with volted ceilings and beautiful velvet blue antique high chairs can accomodate up to 8 people with the possibility of adding a further table to accomodate up to 12 people.
The bedrooms can be prepared as queen or single beds on request and are furnished with big wardrobes. The whole place is kept very neat and clean.
Wifi is provided as well as satellite tv with dvd player, and children games (monopoly, chess ...) as well as lots of history and literature books.

Romantic dinners or sunny breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden under the olive trees, on the garden table and chairs provided. The swimmingpools offers a jacuzzi and sunloungers.

Within close distance of the city centre (5 minutes by car, 20 minutes walk to the Ponte Vecchio), yet hearing the birdsong and the joyous ringing of the Badiuzza bells and seeing the squirrels and pheasants running around.

Features:
- swimming pool among olive trees, open during summer months with sun loungers, garden chairs
and tables for a sunny breakfast or a romantic dinner.
- parking available within the property
- bus stop at entrance to property
- Wi-Fi and satellite TV

If your party is bigger than 11 people, please enquire about our detached cottage, Limonaia, situated in the same property, leading out to the swimmingpool area.

Cooking courses, catering, dinners can be arranged on request. welcome basket is provided.

Keywords: Swimmingpool, Villa, Florence, Farmhouse, Garden, Tuscany, private, family reunions, countryside, museums, art, relaxation, private parking, wheelchair friendly

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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Private Chef

                  Suitability

                  • Events Allowed
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Smoking Allowed:

                    in the outside area...moreless

                  • Wheelchair Accessible:

                    We have a room on the ground floor (i.e. no steps) with two single beds, kitchenette and bathroom with shower. Our detached cottage is also on the ground floor....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

                  Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    in some bedrooms...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Parking is private, inside the property, but not covered...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Traditional big Tuscan wooden fire place in sandstone...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    also microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, oven, fridge with freezer, coffee machine...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Fridge and freezer...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    about 20 minutes away, the famous Ugolino Golf CLub, in the rolling Tuscan hills...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 3.5
                      from 2 traveler reviews
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                      Rates:  €1200-4000Week 
                      Sorry No Credit Cards Accepted, Internet Banking Payments Accepted.
                      30% Non Refundable Deposit at Booking, 70% One Month Prior to Arrival.
                      €160 Cleaning Fee.
                      €400 Damage Deposit to Be Returned Within Two Weeks from Departure If
                      No Breakages or Losses Have Been Incurred.
                      pls enquire about our long term monthly fees
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 01/21/2015
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                      Location

                      10 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Florence Peretola
                      0.8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Viale Giannotti
                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Livorno
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      Ugolino
                      4 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Firenze SMN
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A1 Autostrada del SOle
                      0.8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Via di Rusciano
                      200 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      Abetone
                      80 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Viareggio

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Walk to Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge), and to all main museums of the city.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Why the Owner Chose Piazzale Michelangelo:
                      The Melograno has been in our family for a very long time, we have also lived in it (before moving into Il Merlo Nero) and from then it has been used as our guesthouse. We have tried to keep very much of the old furniture and beautiful old paintings to keep its character.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      An affordable way to arrange family reunions, or group of friends being in walking distance to the city centre, and flavouring the florentine lifestyle in a typical tuscan villa and breathing history with the villa's 14th century reminescences. The owners will be delighted (if there) to invite you to enjoy a coffee in their stunning italian garden with its beautiful hedge maizes.


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                      Photos

                      • Private swimming pool and garden nestled among olive trees

                        Private swimming pool and garden nestled among olive trees

                      • The Living Room with fireplace and satellite tv

                        The Living Room with fireplace and satellite tv

                      • The Dining Room can accomodate 10/12 people

                        The Dining Room can accomodate 10/12 people

                      • The bedroom called Sofonisba withh stunning views over the tuscan hills, ensuite

                        The bedroom called Sofonisba withh stunning views over the tuscan hills, ensuite

                      • The bedroom called Patrik

                        The bedroom called Patrik

                      • The Bedroom with Single Beds called Helen

                        The Bedroom with Single Beds called Helen

                      • The Exterior

                        The Exterior

                      • The swimmingpool with gazebo for the most romantic dinners/braais

                        The swimmingpool with gazebo for the most romantic dinners/braais

                      • Geraniums

                        Geraniums

                      • Cottage Limonaia Dining

                        Cottage Limonaia Dining

                      • Private garden and swimming pool reserved to the guests among olive trees

                        Private garden and swimming pool reserved to the guests among olive trees

                      • Bathroom Patrik with bath tub. In the back wall 14th century fresco !

                        Bathroom Patrik with bath tub. In the back wall 14th century fresco !

                      • The Living Room with Tuscan Sandstone Wooden Fire Place

                        The Living Room with Tuscan Sandstone Wooden Fire Place

                      • View of the Swimmingpool among olive and fig trees with squirrels running around

                        View of the Swimmingpool among olive and fig trees with squirrels running around

                      • The fully equipped Kitchen has an eating area

                        The fully equipped Kitchen has an eating area

                      • The bedroom called  I Putti (the painting is showing two Putti), en suite

                        The bedroom called I Putti (the painting is showing two Putti), en suite

                      • Salottino (small living room) on the first floor

                        Salottino (small living room) on the first floor

                      • The bedroom called Tinaia, ensuite

                        The bedroom called Tinaia, ensuite

                      • Cottage Limonaia

                        Cottage Limonaia

                      • Particolare

                        Particolare

                      • Cottage Limonaia

                        Cottage Limonaia

                      • Old 'Orcio'

                        Old 'Orcio'

                      • Bathroom Putti (shower)

                        Bathroom Putti (shower)

                      • Fully equipped kitchen big fridge,dishwasher, microwave, welcome basket

                        Fully equipped kitchen big fridge,dishwasher, microwave, welcome basket

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/21/2015
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                      +39 33 5122 1989 (Italy)

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