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ONE MILE FROM HEART OF DOWNTOWN FLORENCE, STUNNING 5BD-5BA VILLA W/ HEATED POOL!

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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
1 night minimum
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This fabulous 5 Bedroom - 5 Bathroom Villa dates back to the XVIIIth century and lies on the hill of 'Poggio Imperiale', one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city of Florence. Being only one mile away from Porta Romana square, a renowned 'gate' into the heart of the historic district of the city, the villa is ideally located to visit Florence and its Tuscan surroundings at their very best! Set within a 3 hectare (7.4 acres) estate, this delightful villa is flooded with sunlight and has recently been extensively and carefully renovated by the owners to the highest standards. All of the original charm and architectural features have been strictly maintained and are highlighted by the wonderful Tuscan landscape, second to none for its striking beauty. Each living space has...This fabulous 5 Bedroom - 5 Bathroom Villa dates back to the XVIIIth century and lies on the hill of 'Poggio Imperiale', one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city of Florence. Being only one mile away from Porta Romana square, a renowned 'gate' into the heart of the historic district of the city, the villa is ideally located to visit Florence and its Tuscan surroundings at their very best! Set within a 3 hectare (7.4 acres) estate, this delightful villa is flooded with sunlight and has recently been extensively and carefully renovated by the owners to the highest standards. All of the original charm and architectural features have been strictly maintained and are highlighted by the wonderful Tuscan landscape, second to none for its striking beauty. Each living space has been exquisitely appointed to create a sophisticated and cozy atmosphere making the villa a truly unique gem, within just a few minutes from the very best that the city of Florence has to offer. The breathtaking views of the surrounding hills together with the tranquility of the estate create a relaxing, and peaceful atmosphere. The property provides its guests with a unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, perfect for a family reunion, a group of friends traveling together, or an anniversary party…with its 5 wonderfully decorated bedrooms and bathrooms, the villa offers the ultimate accommodation for your dream luxury holiday in Florence! The Garden. The beautiful typical Tuscan landscape of the villa’s private garden, full of fruit and olive trees, roses, century-old cypresses and pine trees, can be enjoyed throughout the villa. The garden also looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale – from 1737 to 1860 this was the residence of the 'Lorena' family, the Austrian Grand dukes of Tuscany. And the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici can be seen as well. The Private Heated Pool. The wonderful salt-water infinity pool sits right next to the villa’s terrace and garden and comes with a full set of comfortable sun loungers. Being wonderfully exposed to the sun all day, the pool’s water gets really warm (around 31-32 Celsius/88-90 Fahrenheit) during the summer months, while it is heated during the Spring and Fall. The Location. The villa’s location is without any doubt one of its most unique and important features. While immersed in the beauty and quietness of the typical Tuscan landscape it is located just about a mile away from Porta Romana square (where the old city walls begin), and represents the beginning of the historic district of the city of Florence. So, all of the cities’ main points of interest can be easily and quickly reached in just a few minutes either by car, taxi, bus or even on foot. Just to name a few examples, world-renowned Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and the Uffizi museum (the very “heart” of the historical district) are only about 1.9 miles away, while the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Del Duomo (Main cathedral) are only about 2.5 miles away. The nearest grocery stores, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes are located just within a 6-7 minute walking distance. At this same location it is also possible to take the bus that goes right into the heart of the center in just a few minutes. Taxi service works perfectly as well, as taxis usually reach the villa within 3 to 5 minutes from the time they are called (nearest taxi station is only about 1 mile away). Furthermore, from the villa it is possible to easily reach the road leading to the nearby Chianti villages (such as Greve, Panzano, Gaiole), the freeway to places like San Gimignano or Siena, and to the A1 Highway (to reach Rome, Milan, Naples or other places in Tuscany such as Pisa, Lucca). The Layout. Interiors: The villa is air conditioned throughout the entire home and comes with a total of 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, so it can comfortably welcome up to 10 guests (upon demand, an extra twin bed can be added to accommodate up to 11 guests). Below is a detailed description: - Entrance hall - Dining room with wooden table and full set of chairs (accommodating up to 10 guests), directly connected to the outdoor terrace and kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen, completely renovated in late 2015, with top of the line appliances: stove, oven, fridge/freezer, ice machine, Nespresso, drip-coffee machine, Moka (Italian style) coffee machine, dishwasher, sink, toaster, kettle, microwave - Living room with working fireplace and 48” TV (with SKY satellite channels), directly connected to the dining room and opening onto the private garden/pool area - Office room with large desk, printer and hard-wired (LAN) internet connection - Master bedroom with 1 King bed, large walk-in closet and large en-suite bathroom (with shower) More
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Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2007
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- 1 King bedroom with an attached bathroom (with shower) - 1 Queen bedroom with an attached bathroom (with shower) - 1 bedroom with two twin beds (that can be joined to form a King upon request) with en-suite bathroom (shower) - 1 bedroom with two twin beds (that can be joined as a King upon request) with en-suite bathroom (with shower) All bathrooms have been completely renovated in 2016 with some of finest, top quality Italian marbles. Exteriors: The outdoor area features a large terrace covered by an automatic awning and comes with a large teak wooden table and a full set of chairs (seating up to 12 guests). To the right of the terrace there is a small laundry room, equipped with a washer and dryer.
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

The villa and grounds were fantastic. The villa was cozy and had been updated with all modern ammenities. The view of the Tuscan valley from the back yard was wonderful and we spent several afternoons there drinking wine. The owners were nice, easy to work...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Oscar H
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Pros - The home itself is amazingly beautiful and a good size. Views from the terrace and pool are lovely. Cons - Despite being advertised as 1km to the heart of Florence it is not easy to get there. Also, the part of Florence in...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 133judyc
Trail561079, VR Owner at ONE MILE FROM HEART OF DOWNTOWN FLORENCE, STUNNING 5BD-5BA VILLA W/ HEATED POOL!, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you found the villa to be beautiful, of a good size and the views to be amazing! In regards to some of your comments, we would like to clarify a few...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2017
Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Villa Le Fontaine is lovely. Furnishings are of the highest quality as are linens and towels. The property is well cared for by "Butch" and the owners. The pool is beautiful. Indeed, my four grandchildren and their parents were often reluctant to leave the...More

Date of stay: June 2013
4  Thank kangxi
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Our family had the most wonderful experience at Le Fontanine. It is truly the best of both worlds. You feel like you are far out in the Tuscan countryside with the beautiful landscape, but you are only 1 mile from the city of Florence. The...More

Date of stay: April 2013
2  Thank Amy W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Yard
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
The City of Florence itself offers a great variety of activities: It is one of the richest city in the world regarding art and culture: The Uffizzi Gallery, Galleria dell ccademia, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo (Cathedral), Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Garden, Campanile di Giotto...showing the works of art of the greatest Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Botticelli, Donatello, Brunelleschi.High quality exhibitions and concerts are offered throughout the year. Some of the best italian and international shops for fashion and antiques can be found in the City Center.There is also various possibilities to admire artisan craftsmanship in their workshops: marble engravings and statues, carved wood, guilding, metal furniture, lighting fixtures, silk wov...
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The private garden develops to the left and in front of the terrace, while the private pool is just below it. The whole outdoor area is immaculately kept at all times and is full of colorful flowers, rosemary and lavender bushes, as well as century-old cypress trees. The property is accessed through a private entrance gate, followed by a driveway leading up to the villa’s main entrance. Mid way through the driveway there is a large gated parking area. Recap of Amenities: - Air conditioning throughout the villa (all bedrooms & living area) - Wi-Fi Internet connection - “Office Room” with large desk, a hard-wired (LAN) internet connection and a printer - Private entrance gate, gated parking and private garden - Private heated pool - 48” TV with “SKY” satellite channels - Laundry room wi...
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