Villa Il Forte
Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Villa Il Forte was at the origin (century 13/14) a fortified position, elements of which have come to light, such as the colonnade surrounding the courtyard and the walls of the tower structure, elements that have made possible a particularly refined restoration and the creation of environments of charm. Even the terracotta floor is specially manufactured with a mixture of black kaolin to get the gray-brown colour to harmonize with the walls made of local stone.
Villa Il Forte is situated near to San Donato in Collina, only 14 km from Florence, well connected to many art sites, and is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and forest trees: an ideal place for a restful and cultural holiday. The villa is entirely equipped with ecological, sustainable energy sources, as solar cells for electricity and geothermic system for heating and air conditioning.
The separate "Fitness House" with hydromassage, sauna, equipment for gym and bar, is located half way between "La Leopoldina" and "Villa Il Forte". Its use will be exclusive for the first clients who will reserve it for an extra cost. The orientation of the common areas of the two villas (pools, dining rooms, barbecue ...) ensures complete autonomy and intimacy to each of the two residential areas.
Villa Il Forte can easily accomodate 12 people (plus 4 in the adjacent dependence) in luxurious comfort. Available facilities: air conditioning, heating, fireplace, satellite TV, internet connection, washing machine, dryer, baby bed (upon request), barbecue, private swimming pool, parking place. The kitchen is professionally fully equipped. Here you will find a dishwasher, oven, stove, double sink, large fridge, American Coffee maker and more.
The villa is divided in 3 floors. On the ground floor there are large living rooms, wine tasting room, professional kitchen and a large double bedroom (king size) with en suite bathroom. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 triple) with en suite bathrooms and 1 single bedroom with a bathroom next door. On the second floor there is another double bedroom (king size) with en suite bathroom.
Adjacent the Villa there is a dependence (80 mq) with kitchen, 2 double bedrooms each with en suite bathroom (one with shower and one with tub). Perfect for 4 people.
Garden & Swimming Pool:
In the garden you find a gazebo organized for dining al fresco or just relaxing. The swimming pool (6 x 12 and deep from 1,20 to 2,80 meters) is open from April to October.
The area around the villa is arranged as a country garden, including centuries old olive trees; a gazebo placed between the two villas suitable for rest, reading etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 25 km, Nearest railway: Figline Valdarno 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (6)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Villa Il Forte is located near to the village of San Donato in Collina, where you can find restaurant, grocery, bank, post office and chemistry. This town is only 14 km from Florence and with a bus connection to the old town of Florence.
There is quick access to the motorway and also a frequent bus service into Florence.
Villa Il Forte is within easy reach of the most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is in Florence (about 30 minutes away).
Nearest town: San Donato in Colle km 2
Restaurants: San Donato in Colle km 2
Supermarket: Figline Valdarno km 12
Grocery: San Donato in Colle km 2
Shops: San Donato in Colle km 2
Outlets: The Mall km 12
Bank: Troghi km 2
Post office: San Donato in Colle km 2
Chemistry: Troghi km 2
Golf: Ugolino km 15
Horse riding: nearest km 0,6
SPA: in the property
Train station: Figline Valdarno km 12
Bagno a Ripoli
The city lies on the River Arno; it is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture and, more generally, for its cultural heritage. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance; it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history included periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, religious and republican revolution. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy.
The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1.685 million visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Florence is also an important city in Italian fashion, as well as a major national economic centre, being a tourist and industrial hub.
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