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An Aperitive in the Garden with Alba

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Villa is a portion of the Historical complex called Torre di Colonne dated from XI to XV Century, protected by the Italian Landmark Preservation Ministry.

The Villa has been renovated in the last 4 years and consists of 2 double bedrooms, a living room with direct access to the wide and panoramic terrace, a comfortable and well equipped Kitchen with space outside for dining, 2 bathrooms with shower.

In the living is also available a sofabed for 2 added persons.

The Villa is on 2 levels with few inside steps.

WIFI free available in the Villa

A pool for children (max 12 years old) is available

Car is necessary, private parking available in the property.

The Villa is strategically located to visit Florence, Fiesole and all the most well known destination in Tuscany and the amazing Chianti Rufina vineyards and the hills covered bt countless olive trees.

Beautiful and interestig trails are available from the house door for walking and cicling lovers

The owner, Alba, lives in the other portion of the Villa and is glad to help you with maps and informations and to book museum tickets

From the porch you can enjoy a breezy weather in the summer while just few minutes from the summer heat of the city.

There is central heater system and a typical wood burning stove to create a warm and cozy environment in the winter.

The classic Italian decor makes the stay comfortable and you can enjoi and share the real local way of living..

Good Tuscan flavour Restaurants and Pizzeria are available close to the Villa ( 1 to 3 kms)

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Versilia 100 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Firenze Peretola (Pisa about 85 kms) 18 km, Nearest railway: Firenze Santa Maria Novella 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Garden level Double Bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 195), wardrobe ,2 bedsides ,

The bedroom has a windows.

Bedlinen provided

The Garden level Bathroom

Bathroom, full equipped with shower

Bath Towels provided.

Kitchen is also at garden level with door leading to the garden with space for dining. Handmade table for 4/6 persons.

The Kitchen is equipped with a 4 stove, sink, electrical oven, microvawes, dishwasher, fridge and utensiles

A beautiful ceramic burning wooden stove gives a cozy atmosphere in some cooler days in early spring or fall and winter.

The second Double or Twin Bedroom is located at upper level

A flight step (only 10 steps) takes you to this bedroom (also reachable with direct entrance from the upper panoramic Terrace)

The Bedroom can be set as double (160 x 195) or as a Twin (2 single beds (80 x 195)

side beds, wardrobe. The window is at roof

Bedlinen provided

The 2nd Bathroom is at same level of the second bedroom. Full equipped with shower.

Bath Towels provided

Living Room is at upper level with a french door leading to the wide and Panoramic Terrace.

Has a sofa comfy for 3 (also convertible in sofabed) and a library and a desk

The sofa can host 2 children or 1 adult. Acot is available complimentary

A Childreen Pool available ( max 12 years old)

Further details outdoors

The Villa Torre di Colonne is sourrounded by a private garden, shared with the owner. A portion of this garden, in front of the Kitchen is private for Guest , as the wide panoramic upper Terrace.

In your garden you will find garden table and chairs., Sun umbrella and longchairs

A children Pool avilable (max 12 years old)

A common laundry area is available in garage. fully equipped

Private Parking area is available complimentary.

Further details

Price include:

accommodation ,

a welcome basket for your breakfast, basics for toilettries

electricity, water and gas for the kitchen and bathroom need.

Bed linen, towels will be replaced every end of the week of stay.

Price do not include:

Heating in the season prescripted by Regional Law , payabale cash according with consumptions and official rates

We will hear the House 5 hours complimentary before your arrival.

Final cleaning Euros 50,00 per stay payable cash upon arrival

For longstay cleaning is mandatory at the end of each week of stay.

General Condition

Changeover arrival is flexible (saturday preferred)

Check-in is from 5 pm to 8 p.m.

Check-out is within 10 a.m.

Different schedule of Ceck in or ceck out has to be agreed in advance, when possible.

A 30% of the reservation is requested at confirmation (not refoundable)

The Balance is due within 6 weeks before arrival or at arrival.

Payments are via Bank wire or Paypal

A Euro 200,00 as security deposit (refoundable) is request cash upon arrival

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is one of the wellknown Region in Italy for Art, Culture and great food

Tuscany has been appointed Wine Best Destination 2012 by the Trip Advisor Travellers

Florence

Strategically located in the Northern hill of Florence, at only 11km from the city, it offers enhanced privacy and typical Tuscan views of the olive trees, vineyards, and valley below.

The area is also famous for Chianti Rufina vinejards

Within the radius of a few kilometers, there are several historic sanctuaries, churches and buildings to explore, as well as a castle, amazing wineries, and of course, great restaurants. The property is also bordered by a communally protected forest, which makes for less neighbors, great hiking, and the opportunity to glimpse rare flora and fauna. It's easy to sink into the peacefulness of the valley here, but should you want to explore more by car, the central location of the property makes it easy reach the surrounding towns of Santa Brigida (4km), Fiesole (8km), and for the fashionistas he designer outlets at Barberino del Mugello and di Incisa Valdarno.

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19 Aug 2014

5/5

"Just perfect. That's all!"

We stayed for a week in the height of summer. Set in a beautiful location in the hills above Florence, the villa was a perfect base for a touring holiday. Clean and reasonably spacious, Alba is always on hand in her own adjacent property to help if needed.
It's a very quiet, peaceful place. The nearest major supermarket is just down the road in Pontassieve, around 10 - 15 minutes drive and Florence is probably 30 minutes dependant on traffic.
Incidentally, although the daytime temperature was around 34C whilst we were there the villa stays very cool and air conditioning isn't missed at all.
In summary, we would stay there again in a heartbeat, a lovely holiday, perfect location and a great but unobtrusive host.

5 Jul 2014

4/5

"Beutiful Apartment in Toscany"

We arrived late at night and Alba (owner) was still awake to welcome us. Beutiful nature, quiet and relaxed scenery. Apertment had 3 places outside to enjoy the morning coffea. A perfect way to start … More

11 May 2014

5/5

"Beautiful country villa, perfect for two couples"

Alba is a wonderful host who insures that you have a perfect stay. The villa is about 10-15 minutes by car to free parking lot and the bus into Firenze. After the crowds of the city it is wonderful to have the beauty and peace of this home base. We stayed 5 nights, spent some days in the city and some exploring Chianti region. We followed Alba to the very nearby Castello del Trebbio winery and made arrangements for a tour, tasting, and dinner. The villa itself is on two levels with bedroom and bathroom on each. The outdoor space is wonderful and views are spectacular. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

15 Mar 2014

4/5

"Tuscan hills at your doorstep!"

La villa Torre alle Colonne is a beautifully restored house overlooking the hills around Fiesole. The annex we rented overlooks the main courtyard but has an independent entrance. The place has all you need to be comfortable and a special shower that caught the imagination of our children!, (light, music, hydromassage etc ;-) Alba, the owner, lives on site and is super helpful and full of advice and tips.
From the house you have direct access to many walking trails and it's easy to explore many pictoresque villages nearby; unfortunately the weather was still a bit chilly but i imagine this to be the perfect base for a relaxing holiday walking in the Tuscan countryside in the spring/ summer time.
Florence is not far away (30-40min drive) but you will need a car and make sure you avoid the SS67 Aretina! This is often very busy and it might add another 30min to your journey. Better to head north and take the SS302 Faentina.
All in all we enjoyed our stay, and enjoyed meeting Alba very much! We will try and go back in the summer to try and make the most of the beautiful location

10 Jan 2014

5/5

"Una "Mamma per amica""

Cara Alba,ancora grazie per la tua calda e accogliente ospitalità.Siamo stati coccolati da te come fossimo tuoi figli. I bambini hanno una nuova Nonna .Grazie per l'olio buonissimo e per le info… More

24 Nov 2013

5/5

"Accogliente e calda in ambiente naturale mozzafiato"

Atmosfera autentica di Toscana antica, in mezzo a colline e boschi incontaminati, a pochi minuti da Firenze. L'appartamento è curato nei particolari, con esterni fruibilissimi e panorama nell�… More

22 Oct 2013

5/5

"Just what you picture of beautiful Tuscany"

Our stay in Villa Torre di Colonne was beyond expectation. We wanted a calm relaxing environment in the proximity of Florence. We knew that Florence was busy and touristy so we decided to look for som… More

22 Oct 2013

5/5

"The tuskany hills at their best!"

The place is magical! Quiet, cosy, comfortable and in a great location. 30 min from the center of the beautiful Firenze this place is great for a young family or a couple looking for a romantic retrea… More

25 Apr 2013

4/5

"Very good location and nice view"

I do not like to stay in tourist cities with lots of rush and high rates for not good quality hotel rooms.So this was a perfect choice around 12 KM from Florence,on hills,nice and relaxed environment,… More

22 Mar 2013

5/5

"Cozy, modern in a Medieval contest. Warm hospitality. Great value for money"

We decided to have some days beetween Florence and Lucca and since we stayed in the city center of Lucca we decided to choose a country place close to Firenze and Fiesole.
We dicovered Villa Torre di Colonne and we think it has been the best choice for us.
Alba, the owner lives on the other side of the wide courtyard and is a special person. Calm, sweet very welcoming.
The house is part of a medieval complex with a Tower. It is well equipped and with space enough for 4 or six people. We were only 2.
In march we enjoied the cozy atmosphere of the fireplace having dinner. We think in summer this location should be perfect for escaping the heat!!
Great value for the price we payed.
Florence is at 15 minutes drive and Fiesole at less then 10 minutes.
Following the Alba's indication we also visited the small little churh of Lubaco that we never discovered without her hint.
Thank you, grazie Alba, you have a beautiful holiday house. We will be back as soon we can.

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