About the property
- Villa4300 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
Exclusive 5 Bdr Villa With Breathtaking Views of Florence and Private Pool
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (3 bedrooms in the main villa and two bedrooms in the “Limonaia”), all which benefit from the breath-taking panorama of Florence and the valley of the river Arno.
Each bedroom has its own terrace which dominates the city of Florence. From the Sitting room you can walk through large French windows, onto a large terrace, from which you can admire the view, whilst relaxing, in the shade of the Cyprus trees
The swimming pool, on the roof of the villa offers ample spaces in which to relax and a shaded area with comfortable deckchairs and a table ideal for a picnic lunch or “al fresco” dining.
The sitting room has views on both sides, one on the rock face of the hillside and the other over the town of Florence; the furnishings are composed of antiques and purpose built items that are designed to offer an elegant atmosphere.
The kitchen is of the highest standard and is supplied with professional equipment.
From the entrance you enter the sitting room that is connected to the dining room by a double wooden door.
The kitchen is reached through a corridor from the sitting room and a service entrance, it is also reachable, via a pantry, from the dining room.
The guest bathroom and another bedroom and bathroom are accessible from the corridor between the entrance and the kitchen.
From the sitting room, after an atrium that takes you to the bedrooms, you reach the large and luminous study from which the garden is accessible.
Access to the Limonaia is via a spectacular external staircase and also from the garden.
The apartment in the “Limonaia” has two bathrooms, two bedrooms .
The laundry room and the staff quarters are underneath the main part of the villa.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful Villa and location!!
My family (3 adult children and spouses - along with a 4 month old) recently spent 5 nights at the villa. Just like the other reviews - the views were breathtaking, the house was beautiful and everything was exactly as indicated. We used Tommaso for transportation to and from the train station as well as a wine tour and Sandra for our tour of Florence as suggested in the owner's manual and they were both excellent. We also had Eva, the housekeeper, prepare a lunch and dinner which was wonderful after long days of traveling and touring. She and her husband were accommodating and willing to help in any way (and SO sweet). As suggested in the other reviews, the bus in Fiesole was an easy 5 minute walk from the villa and then a 15 minute ride to the middle of Florence. One of our highlights in Fiesole was visiting the winery Poggio La Noce - a 15 minute cab ride from Fiesolo. It is a smaller vineyard owned by
husband and wife Enzo and Claire and it is well worth the effort. http://www.poggiolanoce.com/en/vineyard Save time at the end of the day to drink wine on the terrace and watch the sun set over Florence - spectacular.
Just one small suggestion to the owner - there were only two hair dryers and those need to be upgraded. But we loved absolutely everything.
We absolutely loved staying at the villa! It was beautiful and the views were simply breathtaking. We traveled with our 2 young children who loved the pool. There were locations (particularly the stairs by the pool) where we had to be very careful with our 3 year old as he could easily fall and get hurt. If you want to explore wineries or sienna, I highly recommend calling Tommaso Ciliberti, a private driver in the area. (+39) 338 306 0076
We also enjoyed having 2 meals cooked for us by Ewa, the groundskeeper. She was a fabulous cook and we loved eating in the villa.
We traveled with a few people who struggled walking down the hill (it is not difficult for an average person) so it is good to know that you can call a cab and it will pick you up directly in front of the villa!
I highly recommend staying here! It worked for us and we ranged in ages of 3 - 70!
The management company was very responsive and easy to get a hold of.
Stunning Location Spacious Comfortable Quietude
This villa is exceptional in many ways. As you have seen via the owner’s photos... the vistas of Florence are stunning. This is true whether you are on the upper pool deck, main house level living room & terrace or three bedrooms. The floor to ceiling windows in the living room, bedrooms and dining area kept us mindful of this amazing location throughout our stay. Each morning Eva’s (housekeeper) coffee and continental breakfast was quietly enjoyed with a cool whisper of breeze on the terrace. “This place is amazing” or words to that effect were often overheard among the five couples who shared the villa.
The two bedrooms in the “Limonaia” are rather tight and not air conditioned, however, even with 94 degree F days these 2 rooms remained reasonably cool and honestly the “living” areas of the villa i.e. pool deck, living room and front terrace are so comfortable and spectacular that when awake that is where we wanted to be.
The kitchen is nicely equipped and chef Elisa Berghi (see contact info in the owner’s handbook) provided a wonderful cooking lesson that besides being a terrific meal, taught each of us who participated something new to take home to friends and family. Highly recommended!
The villa is situated at about 950’ elevation overlooking Florence 165’ elevation and as noted a convenient bus station is located a short 10 minute walk away and made access to Florence very easy. There is a significant buffer of olive trees around the villa that when coupled with the steep hillside terrain embellishes the spacious comfortable quietude enjoyed by all. Cooling off in the pool in the late afternoon was a great way to transition into an evening meal. Certainly worth a return visit!
SPower, Honolulu, HI
Upon arriving at the Villa we were all so overwhelmed by the views. No matter which level you stood, which window you looked out - the views were just breathtaking. The images of Villa Le Scallette online do not even come close to the real thing! The villa, it's grounds and the views are nothing short of amazing. Fiesole is a quaint 'suburb' just 15 - 20 minutes from the center of Florence. The elevation makes for a truly breathtaking view of Florence that can be enjoyed from the many terraces of the multi level villa. We decided to cut our touring short one day just so we could enjoy the villa during the day. We sat on the pool level which is actually the roof of the villa. For the sunset, we moved to the main level terrace to enjoy our wine. Everything from the grocery store to some fantastic restaurants are just a 7 minute walk away. *(The walk is up and down contain some steep elevations that may be challenging to some).
Eva, the housekeeper of the villa made our beds each day, did our wash one day, and changed the towels. She also made sure we had breakfast and coffee each morning. Although we couldn't speak to her, she speaks Polish and Italian - luckily for the translating app on our phones we were able to communicate. Both Eva and her husband live on the property and he is the caretaker of the grounds. Upon arriving, we were greeted by the lovely Antonella who is the owner's representative. She gave us all the details of the villa, showed us around and explained everything to us.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much at Villa Le Scalette and it truly made our visit to Florence very memorable.
Cathy & Todd T.
A wonderful way to savor Florence
We celebrated my wife's birthday with friends at the Villa in late September. The experience was all we had hoped for. The manager Antonella is a genius at anticipating all the details that made our stay so comfortable. And housekeeper Ava and her husband were so helpful. Ava prepared a superb dinner for us to enjoy our last night at the villa. It all began with our gracious owner/host making certain our questions and concerns were addressed. We would return every year if it could work out.
Amazing setting for our family vacation!
My family and I loved staying at this villa! It’s been a surprisingly amazing place for us to enjoy our time together, while being close to Florence.
We spent most of our days outside, the rooftop swimming pool was our favorite spot to relax and we had breakfast and dinner on the terrace every day, enjoying the breathtaking views over Florence.
We explored Fiesole, which is a lovely town with beautiful historic monuments, lots of cafes and really nice restaurants and went down the hill to Florence several times (which was unexpectedly very easy!).
Coming back to this peaceful paradise at the end of the day was such a treat! We loved every minute of our stay, thank you so much for hosting us and I will definitely be recommending this villa to anyone who wants to visit Florence!