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Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
This fabulous 5 Bedroom - 5 Bathroom Villa dates back to the XVIIIth century and lies on the hill of "Poggio Imperiale", one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city of Florence. Being only one mile away from Porta Romana square, a renowned "gate" into the heart of the historic district of the city, the villa is ideally located to visit Florence and its Tuscan surroundings at their very best!
Set within a 3 hectare (7.4 acres) estate, this delightful villa is flooded with sunlight and has recently been extensively and carefully renovated by the owners to the highest standards. All of the original charm and architectural features have been strictly maintained and are highlighted by the wonderful Tuscan landscape, second to none for its striking beauty.
Each living space has been exquisitely appointed to create a sophisticated and cozy atmosphere making the villa a truly unique gem, within just a few minutes from the very best that the city of Florence has to offer. The breathtaking views of the surrounding hills together with the tranquility of the estate create a relaxing, and peaceful atmosphere.
The property provides its guests with a unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, perfect for a family reunion, a group of friends traveling together, or an anniversary party…with its 5 wonderfully decorated bedrooms and bathrooms, the villa offers the ultimate accommodation for your dream luxury holiday in Florence!
The beautiful typical Tuscan landscape of the villa’s private garden, full of fruit and olive trees, roses, century-old cypresses and pine trees, can be enjoyed throughout the villa.
The garden also looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale – from 1737 to 1860 this was the residence of the "Lorena" family, the Austrian Grand dukes 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 can be seen as well.
The Private Heated Pool.
The wonderful salt-water infinity pool sits right next to the villa’s terrace and garden and comes with a full set of comfortable sun loungers.
Being wonderfully exposed to the sun all day, the pool’s water gets really warm (around 31-32 Celsius/88-90 Fahrenheit) during the summer months, while it is heated during the Spring and Fall.
The villa’s location is without any doubt one of its most unique and important features. While immersed in the beauty and quietness of the typical Tuscan landscape it is located just about a mile away from Porta Romana square (where the old city walls begin), and represents the beginning of the historic district of the city of Florence. So, all of the cities’ main points of interest can be easily and quickly reached in just a few minutes either by car, taxi, bus or even on foot.
Just to name a few examples, world-renowned Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and the Uffizi museum (the very “heart” of the historical district) are only about 1.9 miles away, while the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Del Duomo (Main cathedral) are only about 2.5 miles away.
The nearest grocery stores, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes are located just within a 6-7 minute walking distance. At this same location it is also possible to take the bus that goes right into the heart of the center in just a few minutes.
Taxi service works perfectly as well, as taxis usually reach the villa within 3 to 5 minutes from the time they are called (nearest taxi station is only about 1 mile away).
Furthermore, from the villa it is possible to easily reach the road leading to the nearby Chianti villages (such as Greve, Panzano, Gaiole), the freeway to places like San Gimignano or Siena, and to the A1 Highway (to reach Rome, Milan, Naples or other places in Tuscany such as Pisa, Lucca).
The villa is air conditioned throughout the entire home and comes with a total of 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, so it can comfortably welcome up to 10 guests (upon demand, an extra twin bed can be added to accommodate up to 11 guests). Below is a detailed description:
- Entrance hall
- Dining room with wooden table and full set of chairs (accommodating up to 10 guests), directly connected to the outdoor terrace and kitchen
- Fully equipped kitchen, completely renovated in late 2015, with top of the line appliances: stove, oven, fridge/freezer, ice machine, Nespresso, drip-coffee machine, Moka (Italian style) coffee machine, dishwasher, sink, toaster, kettle, microwave
- Living room with working fireplace and 48” TV (with SKY satellite channels), directly connected to the dining room and opening onto the private garden/pool area
- Office room with large desk, printer and hard-wired (LAN) internet connection
- Master bedroom with 1 King bed, large walk-in closet and large en-suite bathroom (with shower)
- 1 King bedroom with an attached bathroom (with shower)
- 1 Queen bedroom with an attached bathroom (with shower)
- 1 bedroom with two twin beds (that can be joined to form a King upon request) with en-suite bathroom (shower)
- 1 bedroom with two twin beds (that can be joined as a King upon request) with en-suite bathroom (with shower)
All bathrooms have been completely renovated in 2016 with some of finest, top quality Italian marbles.
The outdoor area features a large terrace covered by an automatic awning and comes with a large teak wooden table and a full set of chairs (seating up to 12 guests). To the right of the terrace there is a small laundry room, equipped with a washer and dryer.
The private garden develops to the left and in front of the terrace, while the private pool is just below it. The whole outdoor area is immaculately kept at all times and is full of colorful flowers, rosemary and lavender bushes, as well as century-old cypress trees.
The property is accessed through a private entrance gate, followed by a driveway leading up to the villa’s main entrance. Mid way through the driveway there is a large gated parking area.
Recap of Amenities:
- Air conditioning throughout the villa (all bedrooms & living area)
- Wi-Fi Internet connection
- “Office Room” with large desk, a hard-wired (LAN) internet connection and a printer
- Private entrance gate, gated parking and private garden
- Private heated pool
- 48” TV with “SKY” satellite channels
- Laundry room with separate washer and dryer
- Fully equipped Kitchen
- Outdoor terrace, fully furnished with a set of table/chairs and automatic awning
*** A “City Tax” of € 2.50 per person per night, applicable for a maximum of 7 nights, is to be paid upon arrival as per the city of Florence regulatory rules (kids under 12 are exempt)***
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Wonderful Time in Tuscany
We can not say enough about our visit. The villa and the gardens are just lovely and as shown in pictures. Olivia is a wonderful to work with and a very good communicator. Her recommendations for shopping, transportation, cleaning and other services were all very good. We hired Chef Alessio Sedran to cater our event and he and his team were professional, friendly and the food -- tasty!
A spectacular comfortable villa in beautiful surroundings
choosing a villa from photos is not easy. But this one was all we expected and more. From the beauty of the property to the amenities...real strong hair dryers in each bathroom...unheard of...air conditioning which we did not need, a gorgeous pool, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.
Tomasso, the driver the villa uses, was fabulous and we did a wine tasting with him one day. Olivia was available for anything we needed.
The only glitch was the need of a taxi for the 6 of us...all women...it is not an easy walk into town for the local bus. so we spent more money on taxis than budgeted. Yet, it was a short 10 minute ride.
Tomasso and his driver Marco were always available to take us places...including San Gimignano.
I would highly recommend this property. when you look at the main photo, our villa was to the right and not a part of this larger one shown. We felt it was like our home and easily adapted to it.
Home Away From Home...
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...
beautiful retreat (Aug 19-26th)
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!
Beautiful Villa near Florence
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.
The perfect little villa
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.