Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Florentine Retreat is a house of 100 sqm with garden and terrace
It consists in 2 double bedrooms, a living room, 2 bathrooms with original Amalfi tiles ( with showers) and 2 kitchnettes: one is located in the living room of Garden Appartament that has indipendent access from the garden, and the other is located in the Studio.
Garden and terrace are equipped for eating outside. Free Wifi and parking available.
The Florentine Retreat is a portion of a Villa , ex Hay Loft of an Old Tuscan Family and surrounded by gardens in a secluded area at only 12 minutes from Forte Belvedere and Boboli Garden entrance, 20 minutes walking from the Old Bridge and Piazzale Michelangelo.
Via San Leonardo is a old road and a pleasant walk in the one of the most interesting antique area of Florence.
The composer Tchaikovskij loved Florence and Florentine climate and spent a winter in a house in Via San Leonardo, less than 100 meters away from us. The famous italian painter of post-macchiaioli, Ottone Rosai had his studio here.
From here you do not need a car for visiting Florence ( historical city center is off-limits for car).
Bus stops are at 100 meters. Parking is free in the garden .
The owner lives in the other portion of the Villa and is glad to help you with maps and informations and to book museum tickets.
The Villa is very close (10 min walk) to Omero Restaurant considered one of the best in Florence serving and selling typical tasteful tuscany food. Open daily for lunch and dinner
The historic Chalet Fontana, cafè. restaurant and pizzeria, is at 100 meters from the Villa (at the moment it is under repair)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Versilia 100 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Firenze Peretola) or Pisa(Galilei) at 82 kms) 6 km, Nearest railway: Firenze Santa Maria Novella 4 km|
|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
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Description of Garden Bedroom 16 sqm
The Bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 195), wardrobe ,2 bedsides , oriental carpets.
The bedroom has two windows watching the garden.
Description Garden Bathroom
Bathroom has original Amalfi style tiles and 1 window to the garden, shower
Bath Towels provided.
Garden Living and Kitchnette
The Living leads to the garden and has an antique table for 4 persons.
The Kitchen corner is equipped with a 3 stove, sink, electrical oven, fridge and utensiles
In the living room it is possible add a single bed for 1 person, as well as a child bed in the bedroom on request.
Description of Studio Bedroom 40 sqm
A flight step (only 10 steps) takes you to the Studio bedroom
The Bedroom has a French style bed 140 x 200
a wide library
a table for 8 persons
a sofa comfy for 2 and 2 armchairs
a french door leads to the private terrace
Air Conditioning (only in this room payable by consumption)
The Bathroom of Studio is ensuite
It has Amalfi style tiles and Devon & Devon
large shower and a nice large window
inside there is a wardrobe
Bath towels provided
The Kitchenette is in a separate little room and has a sink and 2 stove and fridge. Utensils provided
|Further details outdoors|
The Villa is surrounded by a private garden, shared with the owner. A portion of this garden, in front of the Garden living is private of the Florentine Retreat.
In your garden you will find garden table and chairs.
A common laundry area is available in garage.
The Florentine Retreat can be rented in full for 4 up to 6 people (price on request) or by only 2 persons using only the lower Garden rooms or the Studio suite (price is shown as per 2 persons)
For extra people sharing the sofabed is requested an extra of Euro 25,00 per night/person or Euro 150,00 per week/person.
The Florentine Retreat is a perfect choice for 2 couples travelling together with privacy. They can share the garden and have privacy since each part of the house is autonomous (ensuite bathroom and kitchnette)
Long Term rental welcome
It Is possible to smoke in the garden or terrace.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is a well known Region for Art and Culture
Via San Leonardo, historic lane connecting the Astronomical Observatory G.Galilei on the hill of Arcetri with Forte Belvedere and Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge)
Via San Leonardo is a narrow fashinating road through antique buildings, olive groves and gardens in the protected and silent area landscape, with few inhabitants, villas and farmhouses converted into artists' studios, that takes about twenty minutes walking to the historic center.
Towards the Old Bridge you pass by Chalet Fontana restaurant , historic meeting place of writers and artists, the house of Chaikovskij, the famous painter Ottone Rosai's studio, the Church of San Leonardo in Arcetri of XI Century and passing close by Forte Belvedere of XVI Century.
From Forte Belvedere a gate leads into Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace, but if you go through the door of old walls, you find Villa Bardini Museum of Macchiaioli, Roberto Capucci Fashion Art museum, Annigoni's Collection, after you find Galileo's home arriving at Ponte Vecchio.
Piazzale Michelangelo with its famous and marvellous view of Firenze is at only 20 min walk, as well the romanich church of San Miniato.
The area offer many beautiful and interesting walks.
The Arcetri Astronomical Center is closeby and you can enjoi a visit in a clear summer night.