From its natural balcony over the Florentine Chianti, Villa Soldi enjoys enchanting panoramic views of the hilly landscape between the Val di Pesa and the Valdarno. It is the ideal location to experience the true essence of a holiday in Tuscany, less than 5 minutes from the village of Impruneta but also close to the city of Florence and just 40 kilometres from Siena.
This splendid country house is characterized by a rural architectural style which brings you back to the past centuries when it was the noble residence of the landlords of the area. Plunged in history and surrounded by a luxuriant nature Villa Soldi commands a vast territory covered with vineyards and olive groves crossed by the famous cypress tree lined roads celebrated by photographers, painters and poets.
The region is full of opportunities for your daily excursions with plenty of wine cellars to taste the world renowned red Chianti wine, visit the vineyards and the farms to understand the wine producing processes. The olive mills to appreciate another valuable Tuscan product, the extra virgin olive oil, essential element for the Tuscan cooks. In addition to that, the area of Impruneta is famous for the production of the so called Cotto Impruneta, which is terracotta manufacturing of very high quality resulted from the excellent work of the local craftsmen. Mainly it is used for floors and bricks but also for jars and pots to contain oil or just to embellish the gardens. At Villa Soldi you can also see a Madonna made with this material and great artists such as Brunelleschi used this same terracotta to build the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.
Villa Soldi is perfectly located to satisfy all your preferences and you can organize your days visiting the nearby town of Florence or take advantage of the many other local amenities. But you could also choose to simply relax and enjoy the calm and the peace at the property immersed in this genuine atmosphere delighted by the smells and the flavours of the authentic country life.
The owners Matilda and Sabrina will welcome you and will do their best to fulfil all your desires and grant you a holiday you will never forget.
Accommodation: Villa Soldi extends over two floors plus the basement for a total of 450 square meters and it can easily accommodate up to 7 people in the main house and 2 extra persons in the annex for a total of 9 persons sleeping in 4 bedrooms of which three bedrooms are in the main villa and the fourth bedroom is in the dependence. All the rooms are spacious and bright, elegantly furnished in keeping with the ancient style that characterizes the building, therefore it is not suitable for children under 5 years old.
On the ground floor you will be welcomed by a large kitchen fully equipped with everything you need included a working fireplace, a spacious living room with another fireplace, a bright dining room and a small toilet. The kitchen opens on to a large outdoor veranda organized with table and chairs which allow you to enjoy your dinners and snacks in front of the breathtaking views over the Tuscan hills, pampered by the fragrant scent of white wisteria.
On the first floor of Villa Soldi you will find 3 large double bedrooms, 2 of which with king size bed and one twin. One of the bedrooms is internally connected with a smaller bedroom with a single sofa bed which is ideal for a family with a kid but this room is also accessible from the corridor and you can lock the connecting door with the other bedroom in case it is used by an adult. On the same floor are 2 big bathrooms one with shower and one with shower and bathtub.
In the basement, a laundry is at your disposal and also a gym area.
An outdoor paved terrace equipped with a gazebo to relax in the open air separates the main villa from its dependence. The annex is a completely independent studio apartment and it offers a comfortable accommodation for 2 persons in one large double bedroom with kitchen corner, Tv Sat and one bathroom with shower.
This property offers you many services such as air conditioning, two fireplaces, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, fast internet connection, barbecue, small gym, cot and high chair for babies, midweek cleaning and change of linen, private parking, hair dryer, dishwasher, washing machine, safe box and central heating for the winter.
Garden & swimming pool: The panoramic swimming pool (4 x 10 x 1.50 meters) is perfectly positioned in front of the main entrance of the house and it is fenced by a hedge for children safety and it also has a gate.
Villa Soldi, from its privileged position in the hills of Impruneta, is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a holiday in direct contact with nature and its fragrances. This authentic Tuscan farmhouse is immersed in the greenery of a idyllic park planted with trees, shrubs and flowers of every kind, very well manicured and providing to its guests an alternation of sunny and shady areas to satisfy all your needs, whether if you prefer sunbathing or take it easy and enjoy the views in this warm open air, but well sheltered from the hot rays.
The views are those of the typical Florentine Chianti with its hills covered with olive groves and vineyards producing some of the best red wines. An authentic postcard landscape which will capture your eyes and will remain stuck in your memories.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Livorno 115 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 30 km, Nearest railway: Florence 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Villa Soldi is located near to the village of Impruneta (only 700 meters), 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.
Villa Soldi is within easy reach of the most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is in Florence (about 30 minutes away). Not to mention the Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino you just 5 minutes from the property.
Nearest town: Impruneta km 0,7
Restaurants: Impruneta km 0,7
Supermarket: Impruneta km 0,7
Grocery: Impruneta km 0,7
Shops: Impruneta km 0,7
Outlets: Barberino del Mugello km 45
Bank: Impruneta km 0,7
Post office: Impruneta km 0,7
Chemistry: Impruneta km 0,7
Tennis court: Impruneta km 0,7
Golf: Golf dell'Ugolino km 3
Horse riding: Golf dell'Ugolino km 3
SPA: Galluzzo km 10
Train station: Florence km 15
The original Chianti, the area between Florence and Siena, is the heart of Tuscany, traditionally identified with a thousand-year-old history of wine-making, gastronomy, artisanship and culture. At the very center of this area lies the Chianti Storico consisting of the three municipalities Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Castellina in Chianti. People in this area have cultivated the land and made wine and olive oil at least since Etruscan times.
The undulating hills form small, protected valleys with a unique, mild microclimate, which has made this area attractive since Etruscan and Roman times. Here we find a special flora and fauna and this is the reason for the high-quality wine and food products from this area. More than half of the Chianti, however, is woodland, which makes it perfect for outdoor activities.
Festivals, concerts, museums, exhibitions, fairs offer a wide range of cultural entertainment. The central position of the Chianti Storico allows for comfortable daytrips to Florence, Siena, San Gimigniano and Montalcino.
Medieval castles, churches, fortified hamlets, villas and farmhouses are scattered all over, making just driving around an experience in itself. A network of partly unpaved country roads invites to explore this beautiful landscape on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
The Chianti being one of the most famous wine regions in the world means that wine tasting is a key holiday experience, whether visiting local wine festivals, touring wine producers, visiting enoteche, or simply choosing among the many local wines to go with a meal.
Eating out in the many little family restaurants gives a chance to experience local food specialties first hand. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere, the traditional Chianti recipes and the consistent high quality of the seasonal products all contribute to an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Accommodation ranges from very elegant, high-end luxury hotels or rental villas, over agritourism and farm holidays to family run bed and breakfasts. A warm welcome and personal treatment is assured in any case, and as everywhere in Italy children are more than welcome.