Villa Fiorentina was home to aristocratic families since the 1200's. Recently restored with 7 large and elegant en suite bedrooms, the villa is now a home for travelers who expect luxury surroundings. Staff includes a professional chef for all your meals as well as concierge to who is happy to make dinner and museum reservations, arrange personal drivers and tours and offer their knowledge of the area. Ideally located, it is 15 minutes from the center of Florence, two minutes from the Chianti Wine Road, 5 minutes to Autostrada A-1. Well appointed bedrooms with large baths, each having double sinks. A conservatory was installed in the central area of the villa in 2010. Just 10 kilometers south of Florence, the historic center can be reached within 20 minutes by car. Located on a hillside overlooking mountains on one side and a town on the other, this luxury villa is conveniently located - only 3 minutes by car to the famous Via Chiantigiana or Chianti Wine Road on one side and 10 minutes to a lively mid sized suburban bedroom community town on the other. Greve in Chianti can be reached in 20 minutes, Siena and San Gimignano are under 1 hour. It is an excellent base for those who are looking for a luxury villa with full time staff and want to enjoy the excitement of Florence as well as easy day trips into the Chianti countryside and other areas of Tuscany. Close proximately to the Florence Sud exit of the A1 highway makes all of this possible. This villa has always been home to an aristocratic family, records going back to the 1200's. Complete renovations where done in the 1700 and 1800's and the current owners just completed a new renovation in 2008. The villa is on the hillside in the suburbs of Florence and is reached by a small road leading up a hillside that ends at the villa's gate. Once past the electronic gate, the long gravel driveway is lined with large elm trees and potted lemon trees. Between these trees are areas for parking. As you approach the villa, you need to walk across the stone terrace with asymmetrical lawns and terracotta pots scattered about brimming with colorful flowers. To your left is the entrance to the garden and pool and on the far side of the garden is the owner's own villa. GROUND FLOOR: Enter from the terrace through double glass doors and into the receiving room with pastel colored walls, frescos and coats of arms. Café tables and chairs are scattered around for those moments when you are waiting for the group to depart for sightseeing jaunts or night out. Beyond the receiving room is an open courtyard that will be enclosed as a conservatory for the 2010 season. Beyond this area is the dining room with a small breakfast kitchen where your villa chef will prepare your complimentary Continental breakfast each morning. A cozy but formal living room adjoins this room. Beyond the dining room is the staircase to the upper bedrooms. Master Bedroom: To the right of the stairs is the master bedroom - a large and impressive suite with a black and gold four poster king-sized bed. Beautiful frescos adorn the walls; a Venetian chandelier hangs from a remarkable hand hewn wooden ceiling which blends harmoniously with the harlequin patterned black and red terracotta tiled floor. A 1700 fireplace sits in the corner and an oriental carpet and fine antique furnishing give this room a regal yet warm atmosphere. The large bathroom has high ceilings and separates the dressing room with the rest of the bathroom with a glass topped wall above the doorway. This spacious room has two pedestal sinks topped with gold framed mirrors and a shower. A set of French doors lead out to the swimming pool via a double six step staircase. FIRST FLOOR: Suite 1: King size Bedroom with warm brown furnishings, rubbed terracotta floor and fabrics in soft taupe, cream and red adorn the windows and sofas. The bathroom is divided into two rooms, the first room has a sink and vanity area and further on a Carrara marble bathroom with shower and a second sink. Two large windows look out on to the courtyard and third onto the tree lined boulevard entrance. Suite 2: On two levels, the ground floor is made up of a sitting room with two sofas, one that pulls out to accommodate an additional person - ideal for a child. A stone staircase with black wrought iron rail leads you upstairs to the King Bedroom with rubbed terracotta floor, brick and chestnut beams. The large white and yellow tiled bathroom has two pedestal sinks and a Jacuzzi tub Suite 3: A large king size bedroom with terracotta vloors, cream and tan baric bedspread and a cream and gold trimmed headboard. The bathroom has twin sinks, and a shower. Suite 4: Pastel green walls and a unique floor with a black tile border and red and pale green hexagon tiles which upon sits a warm brown and black armoire and table and chairs. Accent colors of red and green fabrics complete the room. The large bathroom has double sinks and a shower. Suite 5: This twin bedroom can be combined into a king bed on request. Rubbed terracotta floors, warm walnut with black trimmed table and chairs, a writing desk. The soft yellow pastel walls blend with the yellow, cream, green and red fabrics. This large 20 square meter ( 210 square foot) bathroom is heavenly. Done in muted colors of pastel greens and cream, it has a very unique patterned tile floor and tub in green and subdued red. An archway flanked by twin cabinets with glass shelves separate the bath area from the rest of the bathroom and of course, there are his and her sinks on opposite sides of the room. Suite 6: A large and very spacious room with pastel green walls and dark green trim, accented with red, cream and tan bedspread and curtains and offset with a beautiful armoire of burl wood and black. A wooden table and cane backed chairs for your private seating area, as well as an antique desk. The bathroom is done in white tile with a hand painted sink with poppies. A built in cabinet for towels is in this same area of the bath. Further on is a shower. ROOMS: Living Room, Dining Room, Study, Terrace, Interior Courtyard/Conservatory, Private Chapel 6 King Bedrooms with sitting area and en suite bathrooms 1 Twin/ King Bedroom with sitting area and en suite bathroom 5 Bathroom with Shower 2 Bathrooms with Showers and Tubs FACILITIES: Phone, High Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels, Stereo, Hairdryer, Wi Fi, Each en suite bedroom has Flat Panel TV with SAT, Complimentary MiniBar and Safe, Swimming pool is 1,6 meters deep AMENITIES: Private Inground Pool, 11 x 5.5 meters, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Central Heat, Maid Service, Breakfast Included, Arrival Dinner, Daily Maid Service, Continental Buffet Breakfast, Chef Service for Lunches and Dinner included in the rental price, Bike rentals, Concierge Service for Reservations at Restaurants, Museums and Tee Times at the nearby golf course, Arrange Drivers and Private Tours, Welcome Basket of Toiletries TRANSPORTATION: Gated Parking Distance to Parking: on property Nearest Airport: Florence , 30 km Nearest Train Station: Florence, 10 km Nearest Bus Stop: 1 km, by car, cannot walk due to the road Cities and Towns: Florence 10 km, SERVICES: Coffee bars, banks, restaurants, grocery shops, Golf Course 5 km NOTES: The professional kitchen is for use of the chefs and other staff only. The owners lives in the adjacent villa on the property.
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