Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa della Corona is an elegant and welcoming two-story historical villa surrounded by meadows and by green hills. It sleeps 12 people. It is appoximately 500 square meters (5380 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a spacious private terrace, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed), winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be roughly 2 km (1.2 miles) from San Miniato. You will find the closest restaurant and a grocery store at 1 km (roughly 1100 yards). You will reach Villa della Corona from the parking area along a short walkway that cuts through the garden.

To stay at Villa della Corona you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, inside the entrance gate.

Villa della Corona is part of a group of buildings and lands on the “Bonaparte knoll”. Its name is due to the fact that was an ancient property of the Bonaparte’s family in San Miniato. It was the family of the most famous Napoleone.

In 1701 Maria Maddalena Bonaparte received it as a dowry going married in this year to a noble Bonaccorsi. In 1805 the country-house was given to the family of the present owners, maintaining the historical documentation and many furniture of the day.

Nowadays the property has been completely restored and it is an exclusive residence for those looking for an historical and relaxing holiday.

Plunged into a wonderful Tuscan landscape, the country-house is scattered on a “knoll” at the foot of the San Miniato’s hill, an historical village full of monuments and cultural activities, and famous for the production of the white truffle too.

Two floors, joined by a great central staircase, compose the house.

The large and elegant rooms make the atmosphere ideal for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

Swimming Pool

You will reach the swimming pool from Villa della Corona going down a short walkway that cuts through the garden. The pool is 7 meters (23 feet) large by 14 meters (46 feet) long, 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. It has a whirlpool corner. The swimming pool area is equipped with chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers. The pool is open from mid-May until mid-September.

Garden

The garden is partly shaded by trees. From the garden you will have a pleasant view of the surrounding countryside.

Ground FloorTerrace

The terrace is 30 square meters (320 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the kitchen through a French door. It is equipped with a table, chairs and sun umbrellas. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy a pleasant view of the surrounding countryside.

Living Room 1

You will be able to enter the first living room from the main entrance hall. The floor is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The ceiling boasts a brick cross vault. The furnishings are elegant, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include three sofas and armchairs. In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has two arched windows with a view of the garden. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Living Room 2

You will be able to enter the second living room from the corridor through an arched opening. The furnishings are comfortable. The furnishings include two sofas. There is a big and age-old fireplace. The dining table can accommodate five guests. In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has two arched windows. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Dining Room

The furnishings of the dining room are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The dining table can accommodate 12 guests. The room has two arched windows with a view of the garden. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating.

Study

You will be able to enter the study from the corridor. The floor is paved with terracotta tiles. The furnishings are classic, and include some antique pieces. They include two armchairs and a desk. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Kitchen

You will be able to enter the kitchen from the dining room. It is well equipped, with a six-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and other small appliances. There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the terrace with a view of the swimming pool and of the garden. The kitchen is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

Half-bath

The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. You will be able to enter it from the second living room.

Laundry room

You will be able to reach the laundry room from the second living room. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal. First FloorBedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window with a view of the garden. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.

Bedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the corridor. The bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 5 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the fifth bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 6 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the sixth bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

 

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 17
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

You will be able to enter the first living room from the main entrance hall. The floor is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The ceiling boasts a brick cross vault. The furnishings are elegant, and include some antique pieces. They include three sofas and armchairs. In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has two arched windows with a view of the garden. It is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. The second living room has a dining area for five guests and is equipped with a satellite television.

The furnishings of the dining room are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The dining table can accommodate 12 guests. The room has two arched windows with a view of the garden. The room is equipped with an air conditioning/heating.

You will be able to enter the kitchen from the dining room. It is well equipped, with a six-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and other small appliances. There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the terrace with a view of the swimming pool and of the garden. The kitchen is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit.

The first bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window with a view of the garden. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

The second bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

The third bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.

The fourth bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

You will be able to enter the fifth bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

The sixth bedroom has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom is equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

You will be able to reach the laundry room from the second living room. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.

Further details outdoors

The swimming pool is 7 meters (23 feet) large by 14 meters (46 feet) long, 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. It has a whirlpool corner. The swimming pool area is equipped with chairs, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers. The pool is open from mid-May until mid-September.

The garden is partly shaded by trees. From the garden you will have a pleasant view of the surrounding countryside.

The terrace is 30 square meters (320 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the kitchen through a French door. It is equipped with a table, chairs and sun umbrellas. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue. From the terrace you will enjoy a pleasant view of the surrounding countryside.

To stay at Villa della Corona you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, inside the entrance gate.

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

San Miniato

This lovely place has Etruscan and Roman (it has been indeed a Roman military post known as Quarto) origins, as testified by the innumerable findings in the necropolis of Fontevivo and Montecalenne - Montappio resorts. Anyway, innumerable archaeological evidences witness that the village and surrounding area have been settled since the paleolithic era.

During the High Middle Ages San Miniato was chosen as residence of emperor vicars.

Ottone I (who built the local castle in 962), Henry IV, Ottone IV and Frederick II resided there many times.

After the second battle of Meloria (fought on Sunday August 6, 1284, was of higher historical importance. A typical medieval sea-fight, that accomplished the ruin of Pisa as a naval power, in favor of Genoa), San Miniato rallied in support to Guelphs and the noble Anjou, remaining loyal to Florence for a long time, except of brief periods of rebellion: once between 1367-1370 and again between 1777 and 1779.

In 1612 the archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, and her husband Cosimo I confered the rank of “city” on the village of San Miniato, that became episcopal site, too!

During the last 3 weeks of November, San Miniato hosts a festival devoted to the precious, and highly valued white truffle which is harvested in the area around the city.

In March the village fills up with numerous colourful stands of natural and biological products, local glass handicrafts and ceramics for the "Festa della Primavera".

Market: every second sunday of the month, except of July and August, there is a lovely biological market in the open gallery of St Domenico and every Sunday of the month you will find a fully furnished beautiful antique trade market, with Italian and ethnic pieces of furniture.