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Via Vernalese 21a, 50012, Bagno a Ripoli Italy
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#2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Bagno a Ripoli
Villa Sestini B&B is located on the beautiful hills overlooking Florence, 15 minutes by car from the city center.The villa, from the 15th century, offers an enchanting stay to guests who want to enjoy a holiday dedicated to: arts, excursions, nature and sports. Very close there are: a riding-school, a golf club, tennis courts and a wood for open air walks.On request the breakfast is served in the Italian-style garden.
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miroslavahemmerova wrote a review Aug 2018
Malcesine, Italy5 contributions
If you want to visit Firenze, at the same time to enjoy a wonderful and peaceful place in the countryside and to meet an extraordinary lady,go to Giovanna's Villa Sestini. We have just spent six days there and we are really very satisfied. The location is perfect. By car it is only 3 kms to a cheap parking place (2 euros a day)and the bus 23 takes you in 10 minutes to the historical centre of Firenze. In the evening you can enjoy the sun set over the city from the amazing garden. The room and the bathroom is spacy and very clean and it is cleaned every day. The breakfast Giovanna prepares for her guests is rich with different kinds of cheese and ham, yoghurt,homemade cakes and marmalade. There is a swimming pool at the villa too. And mainly Giovanna is a very nice lady who will help you with anything you need and with whom it is a pleasure to be. The villa comes from the medieval period and it is very stylish and has its special charm. Thank you,Giovanna for the best holiday we have experienced in years.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from gio42firenze, Proprietario at Villa Sestini
Responded Aug 27, 2018
Thank you very much Mirka, you have been pleasant guests, I hope to see you again and you have become my new friends. A warm embrace. Giovanna
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Palek wrote a review Aug 2017
Wroclaw, Poland522 contributions185 helpful votes
We spent more than a week in this lovely located villa. Some helpful facts: - Location: at first you may be scared by very narrow local roads paved with stone walls. Driving, especially bigger and rented car may be some kind of experience. In any case, reaching Florence and nearby motorway to hit Pisa, Vinci and other Tuscan gems is really easy. No problems with parking your car near the property, - Groceries and other stuff you can buy in Coop supermarket in Bagno di Ripoli. - Insects, as some people mentioned before may be kind of issue. You may consider taking your favourite electric repelling devices with you, - Swimming pool is shared with other gusts of their property. Anyway it is very clean. Some people may be afraid of bees and wasps trying to drink the water from the shower drain. Harmless but in big numbers, - renting few hundred years old property you will face some drawbacks. Gas kitchen plate, boiling water for the tea takes ages but on the other hand you have all the spices and equipments of the traditional Italian house, - The garden is really beautiful, offering great views on the surrounding hills and remote domes of Florence. Giovanna is very warm and careful host.
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Date of stay: August 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from gio42firenze, Proprietario at Villa Sestini
Responded Aug 4, 2017
Thanks for the kind words, I'm sorry for the wasps and the bees that every day disturb the guests at the pool, but the extraordinary hot season and the lack of rain makes these insects drink in the pool.
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Balazs B wrote a review Jul 2017
10 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautifull palazzino, breathtaking view and atmosphere surraunded with the scents of figs and cypresses in the air. Giovanna is nice and helpfull just as she was always in the last 12 years, since we have been visiting Villa Sestini. Breakfast can be local and also continental AND if you smile a lot, Giovanna MIGHT make you a fruity breakfast pie! Maximum enjoyment!!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from gio42firenze, Proprietario at Villa Sestini
Responded Jul 14, 2017
Dottor Biro e Signora, che conosco da diversi anni ,sono sempre stati ospiti gentili e piacevolissimi e spero di averli ancora come ospiti a Villa Sestini.
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Peter S wrote a review Jul 2016
Stroud, United Kingdom31 contributions4 helpful votes
Villa Sestini is a traditional Tuscan farmhouse, set in olive groves on the hills overlooking Florence. Joanna/Gioanna our host was keen that we enjoyed our visit. She was helpful in advising on how to visit Florence by bus, and where to park the car. She provided information on where to eat in the evening and places to visit and enjoy in Tuscany. The house is approached via narrow roads and a car is essential. The bedroom was comfortable, with a separate bathroom, and use of the lounge and garden. The property has a swimming pool guests can use. We really enjoyed our visit. It was fun to be in a real Tuscan house, with an Italian host. The breakfast was well presented with fresh local produce. We were pleased not to be in the heat and bustle of the city, and found access to Tuscany and Chianti was very easy. Getting into Florence by bus was also very straightforward. We stayed for 7 nights.
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Date of stay: June 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from gio42firenze, Proprietario at Villa Sestini
Responded Jul 15, 2016
, Dear Mister Peter, thank you for your kind review .I am very glad that you were good at villa Sestini and you have spent pleasant days. Yours sincerely Giovanna
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Lisette L wrote a review Jun 2016
Merkelbeek, The Netherlands15 contributions4 helpful votes
Giovanna is the most wonderfull host one can wish for when visiting italy, she stands for great hospitality and can give you al sorts of advise! It feels a lot like comming home. We stayed in a room in villa sestini, it's an old monumental landhouse but one of the most beautiful i've ever seen the accomadodation is clean and you get what you see on the pictures! Its peacegull and quiet, we do advise to look on the website of villa sestine beforehand so you know what to expect! We had a wonderful seven days stay! Btw giovanna speaks excellent german and we will definatly come back here
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from gio42firenze, Proprietario at Villa Sestini
Responded Jun 30, 2016
Lisette Thanks for your words, you were welcome guests, friendly and cheerful with which I was very happy. I hope to see you again Giovanna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Sestini
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Sestini?
Nearby attractions include Piazzale Michelangelo (3.9 miles), Piazza del Duomo (4.4 miles), and Piazza della Signoria (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Sestini?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Sestini?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Sestini?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Sestini?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gustarium, Ghibellina Forno Pasticceria Bakery in Florence since 1890, and Degusteria Italiana agli Uffizi.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Sestini?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (4.5 miles), Basilica of Santa Croce (4.2 miles), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (3.9 miles).