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Luxury 17th Century Villa,6kms from Historic City Center of Florence!

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Last updated: 07/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Impruneta villa description

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!!

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

              • Tower bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Yellow bedroom: 1 queen, 1 child bed

                on request is possible a twin bedroom...moreless

              • Pink bedroom: 1 queen

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              • Green bedroom: 1 queen

                on request is possible a twin bedroom...moreless

              • White bedroom: 1 queen, 1 child bed

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              • Ground Bedroom: 1 double

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              • 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

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 5: toilet

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              • 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

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Radio
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • Stereo

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Historic

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Location Type

                      • Rural

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Arrival Day

                          • Saturday

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining Room
                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Seating for 12 people

                              General

                              • Fireplace
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Living Room
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Internet
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Heating
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Parking

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Toaster
                                  • Oven
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Freezer
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Dishes & Utensils

                                  Outside

                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Barbecue
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in:
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Low Season
                                  Mar 1 - Mar 28, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €400 €400
                                  €2,000
                                  Medium Season
                                  Mar 29 - Jun 27, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  €2,500
                                  High Season
                                  Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  €3,000
                                  Medium Season
                                  Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  €2,500
                                  Low Season
                                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  3 night min stay
                                  €400 €400
                                  €2,000
                                  High Season
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  €3,000

                                  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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                                  Location

                                  12 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  'Amerigo Vespucci' Florence Airport
                                  70 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Livorno
                                  7 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  'Santa Maria Novella' Florence rail station
                                  3 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  'Firenze Certosa' A1 Motorway exit
                                  70 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Viareggio beach
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  'Latino' bar
                                  12 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Ugolino Golf Club
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  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

                                   

                                  Manager info

                                  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.


                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: italian, english

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • The view of the 'Villa Berni'

                                    The view of the 'Villa Berni'

                                  • The real Florentine style garden of the villa

                                    The real Florentine style garden of the villa

                                  • The bedroom in the tower of the villa

                                    The bedroom in the tower of the villa

                                  • The fully furnished kitchen with the fireplace

                                    The fully furnished kitchen with the fireplace

                                  • the living  room with the fireplace, Cable TV, DVD

                                    the living room with the fireplace, Cable TV, DVD

                                  • The green bedroom

                                    The green bedroom

                                  • The pink bedroom from another side

                                    The pink bedroom from another side

                                  • Details of the yellow bedroom

                                    Details of the yellow bedroom

                                  • The white bedroom

                                    The white bedroom

                                  • One of the five bathroom

                                    One of the five bathroom

                                  • The 'al fresco' garden area where having lunch

                                    The 'al fresco' garden area where having lunch

                                  • Our vegetables garden 300 metres away from our property

                                    Our vegetables garden 300 metres away from our property

                                  • The view of the 'Villa Berni'

                                    The view of the 'Villa Berni'

                                  • The view of Florence from the bedroom of the tower

                                    The view of Florence from the bedroom of the tower

                                  • One of the five bathroom

                                    One of the five bathroom

                                  • The dining room

                                    The dining room

                                  • The pink bedroom

                                    The pink bedroom

                                  • The yellow bedroom

                                    The yellow bedroom

                                  • Acient details on the wall of pink bedroom

                                    Acient details on the wall of pink bedroom

                                  • The kitchen fireplace

                                    The kitchen fireplace

                                  • The stone table: an acient detail in the garden

                                    The stone table: an acient detail in the garden

                                  • Another view from the parking area of the Villa

                                    Another view from the parking area of the Villa

                                  • Our welcome present for our guests: a fresh vegetable box from our garden!

                                    Our welcome present for our guests: a fresh vegetable box from our garden!

                                  €400 per night (EUR)
                                  5

                                  6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 14

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/31/14
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                                  Speaks: italian, english
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