1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, 1 Rooms with convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4
- english, italian
My name is Francesca, Neapolitan of birth but Florentine by adoption. I was thirteen years old when I saw, for the first time, the center of Florence through the window of a taxi. My young eyes remained so captivated by her charm and her beauty that, even today, so many years after, lucid memories remain of the great desire to live in this extraordinary city. For all sorts of strange and incidental circumstances, my family bought this estate in 1985. I supported my father in this wonderful adventure because, despite its austerity, this fortress immediately revealed such warmth as to make me feel at home. Thirty-seven years after that first visit to Florence, I now live permanently in this extraordinary home, trying, day by day, step by step, to take care of this 'Old Lady' with the venerable age of a thousand years.
Francesca purchased this Estate in 1985
Why Francesca chose Bagno a Ripoli
The peace and quiet of this area have always helped me to feel all the charm and warmth of the magic of time that passed through these walls. Not infrequently, when I am alone, I cannot help but hear the distant voices of time, of the many things that have happened, of those who have lived in this fortress believing to possess it, but like me and all those before me, I have just been seduced and lost in its austere charm. I never fail to see these surroundings’ alluring myriad of color: the lush green of spring, the exciting yellow of summer, the warm red of autumn, and the sober brown of winter, especially when everything is covered with a white and romantic blanket of snow.
What makes this Estate unique
For me, there is nothing more beautiful to be done in relaxing moments than listening to the serene silence of the hills and the beauty of this enchanting nature. I would love to share this magical, gracious, and intimate atmosphere, hosting all those who desire an unforgettable experience.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing