The Gnomone villa is located in an ancient and characteristic estate immersed in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, surrounded by fields with fruit trees and hills that offer shelter and guard the precious olive groves and noble vineyards. The villa comfortably accommodates for four people and is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday to discover a territory rich in history and culture. The villa, completely independent, is spread over two floors and is surrounded by a large private garden with a patio equipped to enjoy pleasant outdoor meals. On the ground floor there is a large living room with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen with marble countertops. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with private bathroom with bathtub and double sink, one bedroom with single bed and one bedroom with double bed and single bed with bathroom with shower. The villa has been completely renovated using original materials and is finely furnished with period furniture and finishes that respect the traditional look of ancient country houses. The terracotta floor, the wooden beams and the careful selection of masonry colors give the environment a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The guests have private and exclusive access to the entire villa, the front garden and the patio. The large swimming pool and the land surrounding the farm is shared with the guests of the three remaining villas.
The owners are available to guests for any need and to suggest the area's tourist destinations, the lesser known itineraries, and the best restaurants to taste the precious wines and typical local dishes.
The ancient farm in the second half of 1400 was for some years the home of Marsilio Ficino, philosopher, humanist and astrologer, one of the most important personalities of the culture in Medici's Florence . Marsilio Ficino was strongly linked to the Medici family, was the founder of Cosimo de 'Medici of the Neoplatonic Florentine Academy which was the center of Renaissance neoplatonism not only in Italy but throughout Europe.
The cities of Figline and Incisa Valdarno (established 1 January 2014 from the merging of the Municipalities of Figline Valdarno and Incisa in Val d’Arno) is located in the Valdarno superiore fiorentino area, in a strategic position at the centre of the urban Siena-Florence-Arezzo triangle. It covers the area from Florence to Arezzo, hemmed in by Pratomagno and the charm of the Chianti hills. The strategic and cultural role of the “Tuscany Cradle” has been famous since ancient times. Traces of the Etruscan and Roman roads can still be seen on the ridge of the hills between Chianti and the Valdarno. On the right bank of the river, the Cassia Vetus still bears witness to the ancient Roman consular road, known as the "Road of the seven Bridges" while the Cassia Nuova, dating to 123 AD, passed by Figline Valdarno, in the direction of Florence. Figline is the largest tourist destination in the province after Florence and is one of the most interesting towns thanks to its ancient Roman/Etruscan origins and the traces of the Renaissance cultural blossoming. Typical Tuscan scenery frames this beauty, extending as far as the Chianti hills. The origins of the town date to 1109, when the residents of the hill town around Feghine Castle (1008) came down to the valley, settling a market and bartering place, which established itself as a reference point and goods distribution place in the 1300s. Among the main routes and monuments, the following are worth visiting: piazza Marsilio Ficino, Insigne Collegiata, Palazzo Pretorio, Pieve di Gaville, Chiesa di San Francesco, Villa Casagrande, Teatro Garibaldi, Villa San Cerbone, Cittadella di Loppiano, Casa Petrarca, Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, and Chiesa di Sant’Alessandro.
Figline Valdarno is easy to reach by car along the A1 exit Incisa and go straight on SS 69. The railway station of Figline and Incisa Valdarno are served by the Florence-Rome line. Florence airport is about 50 km away.