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One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Only one mile from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the heart of the city of Florence, this beautiful Villa is located on the hill of 'Poggio Imperiale', immersed into the beauty of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit trees. The property looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale - from 1737 to 1860 residence of the 'Lorena' family, the Austrian Granddukes of Tuscany - and the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

Location details: The villa is located only about one mile away from where the historic district of the city of Florence begins (Porta Romana square). The city center is thus easily and quickly accessible either by bus, taxi, rental car or even on foot. The 'heart' of the city center, such as the world renowned Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Uffizi museum are only about 3 km (1.9 miles) away. The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Duomo only 4 km (2.4 miles) away.

The nearest bus station is within walking distance as it is only about 0.4 mile away from the villa. At the same location of the bus station there is also a few excellent grocery stores, take out places, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes, etc.. Taxi service works very well too, as it only takes a few minutes to come and go from the heart of the historic district of the city to the villa.

The Villa estate has recently been fully renovated.

Rooms description: 5 double bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms (of which 3 are en-suite), dining room with large table seating up to 10 people, fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace and 48' LCD TV with SKY satellite channels, office room, laundry room (with washer and dryer), terrace with awning overlooking the pool and garden with new outdoors rattan furniture chairs and teak (wooden) table.

On request there is also a full bed available at the villa for an 11th guest.

Keywords: Villa

More Details

Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence airport
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
golf club Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Autostrada A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
pizzeria il Pipistrello
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Car: not necessary


Galluzzo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite to Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite to Bedroom 3
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , On demand the 2 beds can be joined to form a king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On demand the 2 beds can be joined to form a king size bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
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Perfect luxury estate in Florence

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, charming villa was absolutely perfect for our large family vacation in Florence. We dream of returning soon! The location was outside of the city but a very short taxi or drive to the center. The pool was a great bonus for our toddler, who played in it regularly. Gorgeous grounds, wonderful dining areas and many lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. We had a cooking class in the kitchen from a chef referred to us by the owners. Amazing! It was a wonderful base from which to enjoy Tuscany, including a daylong trip to the Chianti area, enjoying wineries, cheese makers and olive oil producers. Florence of course is filled with all the activities you could desire, and we hope to come back soon. Thank you for a perfect trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away From Home...

  • 5 of 5

It sure felt like home to all 9 of us during our 2 week stay in Italy. The owner of the estate, Alexandra, was extremely helpful from start to finish through the rental process. Her children, Olivia and Antonello are incredible hosts and were there for us upon our arrival and departure. They couldn't have been nicer or more attentive - they were a text or phone call away if we needed them which was very comforting.

Our family of five siblings (four of whom had spouses with) stayed for two weeks in this picture-perfect, ideally located, comfortable home. Five bedrooms and five baths allowed for each person to have ample personal space in addition to the inviting family spaces for gathering and conversation at the end of our days of touring. Located in close proximity to Florence, it was easy to maximize our Firenze Pass for our first three days and hop on trains to our overnights in Rome and Venice. We took our rental van on sightseeing day trips to beautiful Modena, Assisi, Cortona, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano and Sienna!

We packed a lot in so it sure was nice to come home to Villa Le Fontanine - it was everything we dreamed of so we hope to be back someday...


  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful retreat (Aug 19-26th)

  • 5 of 5

We were 8 Canadians staying at this beautiful villa and did not feel cramped at all. The pool is a great asset for sure along with the stunning views! My advise is to rent a car, even just to get to supermarket, as it is not great walking on the narrow streets and very far. Also we used the driving services of Tomasso that also set up 2 private vineyard tours for a day. His service was very reliable and costs about 40 e/hour. We also took the bus into Florence, which is very close. We did a dinner at the villa with a chef that was recommended by the Villa, and were completely satisfied as the food and service was incredible. The owners daughter (Olivia) was really nice as well, giving us some fresh tomatoes and lettuce from their garden. The pool is cleaned daily and the chemicals are checked too. The grounds are stunning and well taken care of. Thanks to all at the villa for making our stay so memorable!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa near Florence

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at this beautiful villa. The home is comfortable and spacious. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals to enjoy on the covered patio overlooking the pool. The location is perfect, close enough to Florence to enjoy all the culture and restaurants yet far enough that you feel as though you are hidden in the country. It is easily situated to venture to other beautiful locations for day trips. Olivia is very helpful and makes sure everything is taken care of. This is our second time staying at these properties and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to enjoy Florence.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect little villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Fonta is the guest house of a large villa.

It is private; you never see the main villa.

5 Bedrooms, all with bath; living room,

dining room, good sized kitchen; lovely terrace and a perfect

moderate-sized swimming pool.

The villa is recently decorated and is immaculate.

It was absolutely perfect for 4 adults and 2 children.

The rate was extremely reasonable.

I would recommend it to every family with children.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa la Fonte

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa. We were a family of 8 adults. Really appreciated that each bedroom had it's own bathroom. Pool was a blessing during the heat wave. Olivia and Antonello were very helpful. The guest information booklet was full of good suggestions for groceries, restaurants, activities, transportation ideas and lots more. Our goal was to see the art and architecture of Florence in the mornings and relax in the afternoons by the pool. Some days we enjoyed the walk into town and others we took the bus, which was very accessible. Taxis were also very reliable.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.09%

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