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Elegant 16th Century villa, 250 sq. m., holding up to 10 persons with 5 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The villa is immersed in countryside, with olive and cypress trees all around, but is not far from the town centre and has a large garden with private swimming pool, furnished gazebo with barbecue for outdoor meals, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and satellite TV. It is perfect for those looking for a relaxing location right next to the cultural beauty Florence has to offer.

Outdoors and Swimming Pool
The property is very large and separated from the road by a high wall, where you will find the 15th Century villa where the owner lives and Villa Michelangelo. Each villa has its own entrance from a separate road and its own parking. Villa Michelangelo has a large, furnished and paved area leading to the large lawn which is shaded by olive trees and other trees. Here you will find the private swimming pool with hydromassage area, which measures 5 metres by 10 with a depth of 1-2.1 metres. Guests can also use a gazebo with mosquito screens, perfect for outdoor meals. Parking in the property.

Interior
The villa is on two floors. The villa is in typical Liberty style: most of the furniture is antique and creates an atmosphere of the past, reminiscent of the ancient splendour of Florence. To the right when you enter, you will find two steps leading down from the entrance to the large living room, with a large fireplace and complete with sofas, armchairs, satellite TV and DVD player. Two more steps lead down to a bedroom with two beds with direct access to the garden and to the bathroom with shower (no bidet). To the left of the entrance, three steps take you up to the dining room with veranda, from which you can access the garden and the outbuilding, as well as the fully-equipped kitchen with access to the veranda and a small bathroom with shower (no bidet). An antique stone staircase with 15 steps leads to the first floor, where you will find a small balcony overlooking the garden and the lemon house. To the left, a small living room with TV, a bedroom with 2 beds, a small kitchen with washing machine, a double bedroom, a bathroom with bathtub (no bidet). On the right, a double bedroom with bathroom with shower (no bidet), a double bedroom with bathroom with shower.

Location
The villa, originally a hunting house for the Leon Battista Alberti family, is in a splendid panoramic position in a large property which also includes the owners’ house, very close to Florence which you can even reach by foot or with public transport which stops right in front of the main entrance to the property.

Facilities
The villa has Wi-Fi, central heating, air conditioning in the bedrooms and in the living room of the villa, a baby bed, complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms, parking in the property.

Services
The price includes: bathroom, bedroom and kitchen linen (changed weekly), internet, water and gas. Upon request and to be paid for at the house are a baby bed, extra bed (to be requested upon booking), swimming towels, cookery courses, dinners, hired help, extra linen changes, trips and tastings. The property also has a magnificent Italian style garden which can be visited upon request.

Important Information
Pool available from April 25th to October 10th. Arrival time is between 5 pm and 7 pm and Check out between 8 and 9 am. The owners live in a villa on the same property in a completely separate and independent position.

Activities and Distances
The villa is perfect for groups of friends looking to mix quiet moments under the shade of the olive trees with cultural outings to Florence or to the Medieval towns and castles of the noble families of Florence and Siena which are just over an hour’s drive away.

Bus stop at the entrance to the property, 500m shops, restaurants and bank, 3 km Ponte Vecchio and centre of Florence, 80 km beaches. Siena, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano and Volterra are all an hour’s drive away.

Amenities

Equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Dryer
  • Ironing board
  • Portable barbecue
  • Bath linen supplied
  • Kitchen linen supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor shower
  • Iron
  • Electric oven
  • Fridge
  • Blender
  • Gazebo
  • Private garden
  • Internet free
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Baby bed
  • Extra bed
  • DVD player
  • American coffee-making machine
  • Microwave
  • Beach umbrella
  • Parking on the premises
  • Swimming pool with jacuzzi
  • Sunken Pool
  • Private pool
  • Al Fresco dining
  • Central heating
  • Food processor
  • Dining room
  • Lounge
  • Deck chairs
  • Garden chair
  • Living room
  • Garden table
  • Toaster
  • Satellite TV
Important Information
  • Suitable for weddings
  • Children friendly
  • Accommodation for non-smokers
Other
  • Car Needed
Activities
  • Centre 3.30km
  • Horse-riding 7km
  • Golf course 10Km
  • Tennis 2Km
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  • Holiday date: 18/07/2015 Rating: 9/10 Details of the review

    It was a fabulous house but it took quite a while to get into the city by bus and the buses outside the house ran quite infrequently. The air conditioning in the two main bedrooms could have been better but overall it was a spectacular house and the pool is great. Would highly recommend it but would also recommend you have a car.


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