About the property
- Villa10000 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
This fantastic 7 bedroom villa is located just a short distance away from world renowned Ponte Vecchio, (old bridge), which represents the very heart of the historic district of the city of Florence. Featuring more than 10,000 square feet of indoor living space as well as a beautiful private garden and gated parking, the villa is an ideal place to enjoy while visiting the area.
The whole villa has recently been extensively and carefully renovated with brand new beds, mattresses, sofas, curtains and carpets of the finest Italian quality, as well as new paint for each room. Several unique pieces of furniture have also been added so to create a very elegant, sophisticated and cozy atmosphere.
The interiors of the villa, all with the characteristic high ceilings, are spread over 4 floors, accessible either through the perfectly working elevator or the beautiful stone stairs.
On the ground floor there is the fully equipped kitchen directly connected to a first dining room, a living room with tv, a laundry room (with washer and dryer) and a powder room.
On the first floor, which is the floor where the main entrance is located, there is two large living rooms, of which one with 42' TV (with Sky satellite channels), the main dining room with a large table, a service kitchen, 2 guest bathrooms and one bedroom.
On the second floor there is the two main Master bedrooms, both with large walk-in closets room and bathroom, as well as powder room and an additional double bedroom.
On the third floor, there is 3 more double bedrooms and one additional bathroom.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Location details: the villa lies on the famous viale Michelangelo and is ideally located to visit the city of Florence, as it is only about a (beautiful) 15/16 minutes walk away (1.2 miles) from the Ponte Vecchio bridge, world renowned Uffizi museum or piazza della Signoria (to name just a few examples), which all represent the very heart of the historic district of the city of Florence.
As an alternative to walking, there is a bus service that works extremely well, with plenty of buses running in and out the historic district of the city every few minutes (the nearest bus stop is located within a 2 minutes walk away from the villa). So either on foot, by bus or by taxi it is very easy to reach the historic center of town, without the need of having a rental car.
The nearest restaurants, breakfast places, pharmacy, grocery stores, etc.. are all within walking distance.
Please not that is not included in the price city tax of € 2.50 per person per night for the first 6 days
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- Response time:
- within two days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The home is a romantic and beautiful way to live as a local florentine if even for a week.
Location of the home, grandeur, and experience were exactly what we had hoped for. The home is a beautiful Florence mansion situated just across the river Arno, a short walk into the centre of Florence. Amble room to park a few cars which we needed for day trips, but were not necessary in Florence. The staff were very helpful and the house and kitchen well stocked.
Beautiful home in a beautiful country
My family and friends shared this wonderful home for three weeks. Loredana (the House Manager) was a true blessing and assisted us with questions. We spent many evenings eating in the downstairs dining room but would gather in the larger living room to play card games and chat. Morning coffee on the front porch was lovely and we used the terrace for afternoon wine and snacks.
There are several floors so the elevator was great for some of my family that aren’t able to walk many stairs.
The kitchen is equipped with basic essentials and a lovely market is just down the road (Grana Market). We ate dinner several times at La Piperna (Antonio) which was wonderful when we chose not to cook.
The house is within walking distance of the city or simply learning the bus schedules and walking up the road worked well too (Bus 12 down, Bus 13 up).
We did use the car service for a day trip to Siena and San Gimignano - well worth the cost and as transportation to the airport since the previous day was a taxi strike day (transportation strikes are common).
Again, beautiful home managed by a beautiful lady.
Perfect Tuscany Villa in Florence!
I had the opportunity to stay in this lovely villa with friends as we were celebrating a retirement. Our group consisted of 9 people and we had PLENTY of room in this villa. There are several bedrooms so this can accommodate many individuals. First of all, the location of the villa is perfect for experiencing Florence. There is a beautiful walking path in this area and we were able to reach the Florence city center in 20-25 minutes (walking). The villa is situated in a lovely residential area with restaurants and shopping extremely close. The villa itself is remarkable. All rooms are extremely large in size with beautiful decor, high ceilings and a fully equipped kitchen. There is an elevator in the villa which made this even better as we had individuals who could not necessarily do the steps. The grounds were extremely nice which just enhanced the entire experience. Bathrooms were perfect for our needs as well. The house manager was extremely nice and helpful (Edgar) which we really appreciated. Caterina (villa owner) was helpful as well providing information for a catering service, driver (Tommoso) as well. Since we stayed in the villa between September 30-October 7, there was a bit of an issue with mosquitos (outside) so I recommend bringing bug repellent with you as you WILL want to sit outside and take in the amazing views. All in all, this was a PERFECT vacation for our group and this property certainly made the experience even more special. By the way, online pictures do not give the full brilliance of this villa. Simply amazing property.
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A GRAND VILLA THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT
This would have been a 5-star review but for VRBO making a pig's ear of our booking. They charged us twice by mistake. We were then asked to leave a day earlier than agreed, for - we were told - essential work to be done. The helpful caretaker let slip that new guests were actually arriving, guests who presumably insisted on staying on the date we had reserved. This was for us an expensive change of plan. And it was not honestly conveyed.
But that aside the house is magnificent. The kitchen would delight Nigella and the public rooms would please Pevsner. Decor is rich but restrained. Some goodish pictures line the walls. The tiered garden is delightful.
At the front the Viale Michelangelo below is noisy, so bedrooms at the back are best at night, but the view of the hills from the front is memorable. I advise taking cocktails and dining on the terrace at the front. There is a dumb waiter to take food up to your dining floor from the basement kitchen. There is a spectacular bathroom off the master (and majestic) bedroom but be warned, the bath takes an age to fill; but no matter, there is much to do while the water trickles, there's a library of books to read, a lift to visit other floors (the house is on five I think) and there is a terrace outside and on the right of the house where breakfast can be taken in the sun, leisurely, while the bath gently fills.
Wonderful Stylish villa in Florence
We had a wonderful stay at this very stylish villa within easy reach of the centre of Florence. The property was extremely spacious with beautifully decorated rooms spread over the 4 floors. The facilities were excellent. Spacious bedrooms and great kitchen. Mr Edgar & Mrs Loredana looked after us extremely well and we're both very helpful. Many thanks
Thank you so much Sean
5 stars does not do this place justice. The villa is absolutely incredible. The service was amazing. There are housekeepers cleaning every day. We stayed here with a group of friends before our wedding. Words can't describe how stunning the villa is and how much fun we had. One night we hosted a large dinner at the villa and they accommodated our group without a problem. It was spectacular. Don't bother looking for other places - this is the perfect villa in the perfect location!