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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa

Overview

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

Owner
Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

Amenities

Galluzzo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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One Mile from Center of Florence Historical 5BR-5BA Villa With Stunning Pool
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Lovely Villa in hills of Florence

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home, very clean, well supplied kitchen with great appliances, enjoyable patio with roll down awning, & nice views, convenient washer, & drying facilities, comfortable beds & baths, nice outdoor pool, pretty views. Wifi not very good, located on busy, narrow, winding road that we decided too dangerous to walk down. Our family of 6 adults and one baby had a wonderful time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect location, beautiful villa, stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 people ages 4 to 64 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Fontaine. The villa has so much space, very well laid out for privacy and together time, beautifully furnished, and very, very clean! It exceeded our very high expectations, which is always a treat! Very nice restaurants are close, it's an easy drive into Florence, and very easy access to the A1 to go anywhere in Tuscany. I just can't express how delighted we were with our stay. We enjoyed the stunning views from the backyard every morning and evening - it was a dream - we loved living 'Under the Tuscan Sun'! The owner was very good at communication and provided all the necessary information in a handy guide. Also her daughter was a lovely and very gracious host. We hired the owner's recommended chef, Laura, to cook a meal for us at the villa and it was a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Florence airport
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Livorno
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

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