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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 98 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Only one mile from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), a historical gate into the city of Florence, this typical Florentine villa is situated on the hill of "Poggio Imperiale" immersed in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive groves, gardens and fruit trees.

The villa looks out onto the gorgeous Florentine hillside including the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

The villa dates back to the XV century and the whole property is of much interest to the city of Florence being listed under “properties of particular cultural interest of the historical Park of the hills of Florence” in the Regulatory city plan of the city. The villa and its garden are also additionally mentioned as “building and garden of particular interest.”

The estate has recently been fully remodeled and restored. This careful restoration has created a very special ambiance: elegant, cozy and appealing.

The property lies at an ideal location for visiting Florence, but is also convenient to the surrounding Chianti area and Siena (approximately 40 minutes by car), as well as to Pisa, Lucca and Arezzo.

The city center of Florence is easily and quickly accessible either by bus, taxi or rental car. The 'heart' of the city center, such as the world renowned Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Uffizi museum are only about 3 km (1.9 miles) away. The main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Duomo only 4 km (2.4 miles) away.

The nearest bus station is within walking distance as it is only about 0.4 mile away from the villa. At the same location of the bus station there is also a few groceries stores, take out places, bakery, ice cream places, breakfast places, restaurant/pizzeria, dry cleaning and a pharmacy.

Taxi service works very well too, as it only takes a few minutes to come and go from the heart of the historical district of the city to the villa.

The nearest car rental place is only about 0.7 mile away.

The Villa has recently been fully remodeled and restored. This careful restoration has created a very special ambiance: elegant, cozy and appealing.

The villa comes with two setups available for rent.

The first setup, (for up to 6 guests), features:

3 double bedrooms (master bedroom with attached walk-in closet), 2 bathrooms (of which one with TEUCO tub/shower), living room with new 32" lcd tv and SKY satellite tv, dining room, fully furnished kitchen, private garden with teak wooden table and rattan outdoors furniture, small laundry room, private swimming pool and gated parking.

The second setup, (for up to 8 guests), features:

4 double bedrooms (master bedroom with attached walk-in closet), 3 bathrooms (of which one with TEUCO tub/shower), living room, dining room, fully furnished kitchen, private garden with teak table and rattan outdoors furniture, small laundry room, private swimming pool and gated parking.

Prices are all inclusive: 2 hrs. of housekeeping 6 times a week, 3 weekly towel changes, 1 weekly linen change, wi-fi internet connection, satellite tv, air conditioning, private swimming pool, final cleaning, gated parking.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Viareggio 98 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 600 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence (Peretola) 12 km, Nearest railway: Firenze Santa Maria Novella 45 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 Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, 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 Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Tuscany region

For a truly idyllic holiday then head to Tuscany where you will be surrounded by olive groves, cypress trees, vineyards - this is Italy at its best. It is ideal for getting away from it all and enjoying a rural retreat, but when you feel like some city living, then Siena, Lucca, Florence and Pisa are all to be found hiding away in the rolling landscape.


The City of Florence itself offers a great variety of activities: It is one of the richiest city in the world regarding art and culture: The Uffizzi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo (Cathedral), Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Garden, ...showing the works of art of the greatest Renaissance artists: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Botticelli, Donatello, Brunelleschi...

High quality exhibitions, concerts are offered throughout the year.

In addition, the best italian and international shops for fashion, antiques, can be found in the City Centre.

It is possible to admire the artisans craftsmanship in their workshops: marble engravings and statues, carved wood, guilding, metal furniture, lighting fixtures, silk woving, leather objects....

Other excursions nearby include olive oil and wine-tasting visits of Chianti area, visits to Carrara Marble quaries, best italian terra-cotta furnaces at Impruneta.

It is well-known that the agricultural environment of Tuscany provides fresh and excellent products for the table.

All types of restaurants offer from best quality italian food with the best wines, to simpler and typical tuscan menus with pasta, pizza, fish and famous local beef.

Most sports and other physical activities can be easily practiced: swimming in pool or at seaside, tennis, golf, (4 courses nearby), horse riding, pedestrian tours, trecking, thermal baths and health spas at Montecatini...

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5 Jan 2014


"Wonderful! The home was more than we had hoped and Tuscany was magical."

I visited La Fonte Antica with my husband and extended family including our five year old granddaughter. The home was beautiful, well maintained, and had everything we needed for a wonderful week… More

22 Oct 2013


"Sensational stay at La Fonte Antica - Absolutely breathtaking!"

My husband and I and a group of friends were delighted when we arrived at Villa La Fonte Antica, which is situated in the country-side, just outside the gates to Firenze. We found this villa after mon… More

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:30 Aug 2014

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