About the home
This 17th century villa occupies a hillside on the old road to Bologna, just fifteen minutes north of the city centre. It has its own 4500 square foot garden, with a swimming pool that occupies one of the natural terraces where lemon trees used to be cultivated in a great earthenware vases. Facing this side of the property is the glass-enclosed room where those trees were protected in winter; now it holds a table where six people can dine with a view of the Duomo. At the other end of the garden is a cottage with a washing machine, dryer, iron and board, and a small WC.
But the villa has more to offer! On the roof, reached by a comfortable flight of stairs, and on the first floor there are large terraces with deck chairs and one of the best views to be found for miles.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Forte dei Marmi, 100km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seating for 30, Lounge seating for 20|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Also occupying the ground floor of the villa are a comfortable sitting room with couches, chairs and satellite TV, a dining room whose table can open up to accommodate sixteen people, a living room with a fireplace, armchairs and telephone. These rooms have stunning casement ceilings. Next to the dining room is a kitchen, furnished with a full fridge and freezer, oven, range top, microwave, American coffee maker, and dishwasher. It has a table for two, and opens onto a covered pergola with dining for the entire group.
Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom has a double bed, a roomy wardrobe and a door onto a private terrace overlooking the city. Next door is a bathroom with shower and tub. Across the hall from the bathroom, a door opens onto a tiny back street, perfect for unloading bags and parking if you have more than one car.
The next two bedrooms share a balcony: one has two twin beds, the second has a full sized bed and a single bed. Then there is a suite with its own entrance, featuring a double bedroom, small kitchen and bathroom with shower.
Another flight of stairs leads up to the last bedroom, which has a double bed and a bathroom with a stall shower.
All the windows in the house have screens, the property is gated and surrounded by a wall, and in the garden is a built-in brick barbeque.
Just down the street are several small shops and only 100 yards from the door is the stop for the city bus that goes straight down to the centre of town.
We can provide baby beds on request.
Further details outdoors:
Awesome views over Florence old town and the surrounding hills
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any question.
Area for smokers.
In high season (from May to September) the villa is rented per week, from Saturday to Saturday.
In other periods is possible to evaluate shorter terms.
The Tuscany / Firenze Province region
Florence, the spectacular capital of the region of Tuscany, is located on Italy's northwest coast. It is a stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the River Arno that flows from the Apennines through Florence and Pisa and on to the Ligurian Sea. Florence is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings and sculptures.
The city was found in 59.B.C by Julio Caesar's war veterans, who named it "Florentin", for its flourishing beauty. Florence experienced its time of greatness in the 14th century when the powerful family of the Medicis made its entry onto the world scene, eventually becoming bankers to the papacy. Cosimo Medici became the ruler of Florence and sponsored artist such as Donatello, Brunelleschi and Filippo Lippi. In 1469, the grandson of Cosimo, Lorenzo, took over power. He was responsible for the great development of art, music and poetry; and was a patron to philosophers and artist such as Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. From 1860 to 1875, Florence was the capital of Italy.
Apart from the overwhelming art and cultural treasures, the city offers one of the Italy's most atmospheric and pleasant places to visit. The streets of Florence radiate the charm of Italian culture. It has a wonderful countryside, featuring picturesque villages and vineyards, making for a perfect day excursion. In close distance, you can visit Siena, once Florence's rival in artistic and political dominance, and Pisa, world famous for it's leaning tower. Plus, from Florence you can easily reach the Italian coast with its beautiful beaches, while Rome and Milan, the "capital of fashion", are in short distance.
Food and wine lovers won't be disappointed in Florence; there are much delightful Italian wines and dishes to try. The city also makes for great shopping; here you find designer wear as well as wonderful flea markets. Mercato "Delle Cascine", situated in the beautiful Parco delle Cascine, is probably the biggest and cheapest market in town. Florence is also an active centre of modern art and culture; in summer music, cinema, dance and theatre flows the streets and the squares.
Florence is best visited in the low season, from April to June and in September and October, when the weather is pleasant (summer can be very hot), during this time the city is also less crowded. During summer, tourists flock to the city as if it was Mecca. Early winter is also a good time, as it offers mild temperatures.
In Florence you will enjoy the cultural and historical richness of its past and take part of its lively fun-going atmosphere of today!
The Florence / Fiesole area
If you have ever been to Florence you know this is a town where “suburbs” takes on a very special meaning. Just outside the very hectic circonvallazioni, the main arteries that lead into and out of the city center, are a host of picturesque residential areas where the aristocratic and wealthy built their spacious villas in the shade of huge umbrella pines.
Cypress trees line the narrow roads that wind upwards past olive groves and tiny vineyards, so that almost at once you forget about the noisy city you just left behind. But it’s there, visible from every curve and terrace, dominated by Brunelleschi’s inexplicable cupola and the forboding tower of Palazzo Vecchio.
What a perfect combination, to have the sights of the Renaissance city but not the smells, sounds and mayhem of 21st century Firenze!
A day trip from Florence to Fiesole is a must for any visitor to this part of Tuscany in Italy. Aside from the sights of interest within and near Fiesole itself, on a sunny day the view over Florence is spectacularly beautiful. Fiesole can be reached by car or bus, and also (for the fit only) on foot along narrow walled roads past numerous fine villas.
Villa Acacia opens on Florence - its churches, its palaces - and it's washed by the warm sunset light; from here you can peak on the hills and woods as you breath on the ancient scents of the Tuscan countryside.
How to get there
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This 17th century villa occupies a hillside on the old road to Bologna, just fifteen minutes north of the city centre. From villa Acacia you will enjoys spectacular views of Florence from a vantage point in the hills north of the city. Conveniently, located only 6 kilometres from the historic centre. Bus stop is just few meters away, if you bring the car you will easily reach Florence in a few minutes
How to arrive to Villa Acacia
With public bus from the Central Station (Firenze Santa Maria Novella)
Go to nearby San Marco square. Take number '25' to "La Lastra" stop. This is a square with some trees in the centre, an Agip petrol station on the right, a bar and a grocery store an the left. Take the road on the left. After 400 metres there is a traffic light. Another few steps and you have arrived in fron of the iron gate of the main entrance.
By car from Florence Airport or from the highway
To who arrive by car or by plane This is the way from the highway, Firenze Nord way out. The Florence airport called Peretola is there. Arrive to Florence from the highway, the way out is Firenze Nord (this is the place where it is placed the Florence airport).
Follow the signs below:
"Centro Novoli Rifredi-Careggi" There is an ESSO petrol station after 500 mt on the right,a Q8 petrol station on the left and and a big BANCA TOSCANA sign in front of you.
Follow the sign "Centro Rifredi Careggi" on your way you should see the Hotel Alexander (in Viale Guidoni) Keep going to the Centre, turn right after 2.5 Km from the end of the highway following the sign "Centro Stazione Stadio" Street with trees (Viale Forlanini). After 500 mt there is a turn around. Turn left following the sign "Centro Stadio and Fortezza sede mostra" (on a yellow sign) There is a big Blockbuster store.
Go straight on a street with trees for 1.3 Km ( Viale Redi) , the direction is the Station. Go through a street with trees and keep going following the sign "Stazione Stadio Fiesole" (Blue sign).
Bridge under the railway with a big sign ESSELUNGA Small walking bridge and on the left the Fortezza Street with trees (Viale Lavagnini) direction "Fiesole" (blue sign) "Stadio".
After 700 you arrive in Piazza della Libertà Direction "Fiesole" (blue sign) "Stadio".
After the square (piazza della Libertà) follow the sign "Ponte Rosso Bolognese"
There is a church on the right Cross a bridge on the right Sign "Hotel Villa Le Rondini Bologna" (Blue sign).
From this point starts Bolognese Street After 2.7 Km from the bridge after the church there is a sign :" La Lastra " Square with trees in the middle. On the right there is an AGIP petrol station.
You are really close to the Villa On the left side of the square the is a BAR and a Alimentari (grocery).
Take the street on the left After 400 mt there is a traffic light and the there is the Villa Iron gate main entrance.
The way from the airport to the villa is around 10,5 Km and it takes about 20 minutes
Activities near Florence
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
16 Nov 2011
Wow! This is the place to be when visiting Florence. From the terrace near the master's bedroom and from all other balconies in the house there is a splendid view of the city. The perfect place... more
Thank you for leaving such lovely comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday and will look forward to seeing you again: you are a lovely party!
13 Nov 2011
La villa Acacia a Firenze, vicinissimo a Fiesole è una villa stupenda. La sua posizione vi rende facile di visitare il centro di Firenze (sia con bus che con la macchina) e di andare in campagna:... more
Grazie per la precisa descrizione e soprattutto per i complimenti. Sono molto contento di avervi avuti come ospiti e vi aspetto da maggio a settembre, quando la piscina è aperta!
05 Nov 2011
Останавливались в этой вилле трижды, т.к. после первого раза влюбились в нее раз и навсегда! Это Уникальное место - огромная вилла, где каждая комната продумана до мелочей и украшена с настоящим... more
Спасибо за такой прекрасный оставляя комментарии. Я рад, что вам понравилось отдыха и жду, чтобы вы пришли снова ... Может быть, в мае нравятся розы и другие цветы цветы.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: American $||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Super low season 2013||6 Jan 13||2 Mar 13||$ 2200||$ 350||$ 350||4 Nights|
|Low season 2013||2 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||$ 3100||$ 465||$ 500||4 Nights|
|Med season 2013||23 Mar 13||4 May 13||$ 4350||$ 652||$ 700||4 Nights|
|High season 2013||4 May 13||8 Jun 13||$ 5100||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season 2013||8 Jun 13||24 Aug 13||$ 5950||-||-||1 Week|
|High season 2013||24 Aug 13||21 Sep 13||$ 5100||-||-||1 Week|
|Cycling World Champ.||21 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||$ 5950||-||-||1 Week|
|Med season 2013||5 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||$ 4350||$ 652||$ 700||4 Nights|
|Low season 2013||26 Oct 13||16 Nov 13||$ 3100||$ 465||$ 500||4 Nights|
|Super low season 2013||16 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||$ 2200||$ 350||$ 350||4 Nights|
|Xmas 2013||21 Dec 13||11 Jan 14||$ 4350||$ 700||$ 700||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
5% discounts on two weeks stays, 10% on three and four weeks stays.
Rates price does include: All Taxes, water, electricity, linen, Internet Wi-fi, local (no mobiles) telephone calls
Rates price does not include: Gas for heating, daily extra cleaning service, telephone, electricity for air conditioning and shopping for guests
Extra costs (this might be subjected to changes)
Gas 1.1 Euro per 1 m3 of consumption over 20 m3
Electricity for air conditioning 0.4 Euro per Kw (maximum charge per week: 250 Euro)
Shopping for guests: the cost of the goods bought + 30% of that cost (with a minimum of 30 €)
Extra cleaning services 20 € / hour
Telephone based on usage
500 € in cash upon arrival refundable at departure minus gas expenses and final cleaning.
To reserve the villa a 30% bank draft is requested, no reservation will be considered confirmed until booking deposit will be received. The booking deposit is not refoundable.
Balance will be paid upon arrival and by Cash, or two months before check in by bank draft.
We can accept also drafts in US$, UK£ and CHF (Forex excange rate at the date of the draft +2%)
For payments through Paypal an extra 3% commision is requested.
According to Italian laws a tourist rental contract might needed to be signed at check in, please bring with you a copy of your passport to give to the owner to take care of any formal requirement.Book
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