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Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, only 6 Kms 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. 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. The villa has three floors. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms 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 duomo of Florence.
Two day trips above all - not to be missed!: Chianti Route (Total Kms 35 - one round trip): 1st leg: Sant'Andrea in Percussina (with visit to Machiavelli's house) 2nd leg: San Casciano (visit the ancient walls of the town) 3rd leg: Montefioralle (visit the historic centre and lunch at the Castellana!) 4th leg: Greve in Chianti (walk in the world-renowned square, shop for typical cold cuts at Falorni's butcher shop and wine tasting at the characteristic winery inside a tavern, right behind the square). Palio Route (Total Kms 60 - one round trip): 1st leg: San Gimignano (walk inside the 'City of Towers' - UNESCO heritage since 1990) 2nd leg: Monteriggioni (lunch in the medieval fortress of the town) 3rd leg: Siena (home to the famous Palio, you can walk in the medieval streets, or just sun-bathe in Piazza del Campo)
About meal...: Upon request, it is possible to prepared Tuscany dishes, carefully cooked by Lady Mina. The dishes are those of the ancient Tuscan tradition such as Pappa al Pomodoro (a soup-like dish prepared with bread and tomatoes), Ribollita (a potpourri of local vegetables and bread, simmered for hours and hours), and Tripe with tomato sauce (a very typical Florentine dish).
The History: The villa was built in the XVII century. At the beginning of the '900 the Berni's family bought the villa for the summer holiday in the Florentine countryside. The villa has been lovingly and elegantly restored at the begging of the 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.
OUR TWO NEW SERVICES: 1. 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!!
2. FRESH VEGETABLES FROM OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN. STARTING FROM 2013 WE HAVE A WONDERFULL VEGETABLE GARDEN ONLY 300 METRES FROM THE PROPERTY: OUR GUEST CAN TASTE OUR FRESH VEGETABLES DIRECTLY FROM OUR GARDEN!!
5 bedrooms are very large and a great deal of attention to details was paid. All the 5 bedrooms has a large double bed. Tastefully furnished, they are inspired by the history of the villa. The sixth bedroom is at the ground floor, it's the smallest one but it's important because it's wheelchair accessible and there is a bathroom close this bedroom. The sixth bedroom has a standard double bed....moreless
Two bathrooms are on the ground floor, two are on the first floor, and the fifth bathroom is on the second floor in the tower bedroom....moreless
The villa is wheelchair accessible because all the common rooms are at the ground floor (kitchen, living room, dining room and library) and at the ground floor too there is one bedroom with its bathroom.
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..)...moreless
Medium Season Mar 29 - Jun 27, 2014 7 night min stay
High Season Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014 7 night min stay
Medium Season Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2014 7 night min stay
Low Season Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014 3 night min stay
High Season Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2015 7 night min stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
Price is per property per weeks for 6 persons, all included linen and towels, also the cleaning at the end. The price per week for the extra person is € 100.
Heating/Air conditioning not included.
FREE PRIVATE PARKING PLACE for our guests. Deposit payment required at the reservation.
Check-in time is from 17:00. Check-out is not later than 10:00 in the morning.
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The 'Villa Berni' is located 3 Kms away the 'Firenze Impruneta' A1 highway exit, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Tuscany and the city centre of Florence! The Villa is located on top of the hill where the Certosa abbey is situated, 6 kms from the ancient walls of the historic centre of Florence.
ONLY 400 METRES AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY THERE IS A WODERFULL POOL IMMERSED IN THE TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE: DAILY TICKET 5 EUROS!
The villa is also near the four Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:
1.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 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 Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).
The nearest bus stop for the centre of Florence is 2 Kms away from the property, the bus takes 10 minutes to reach Palazzo Pitti and Giardini di Boboli and 15 minutes the Duomo of Florence and the Uffizi Gallery.
Golf: There is Golf Club near the house. The distance form the house is 12 Kms.
The address is:
Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino via Chiantigiana, 3
50015 Grassina - Firenze
tel. 0039055 2301009 fax 0039055 2301141.
Description: Ugolino is a natural course designed and built in 1934 in the Chianti hills and it exploits at best the natural characteristics of the Tuscan landscape: the cypress trees and olive trees, the slopes that curve and follow the magnificent scenery, the small greens which are often very well-defended. N° of hole: 18
Year Purchased: 1900
About: 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 Impruneta: 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 Villa: 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.