Country house near the city c.
Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The house is situated in a quiet and suggestive, picturesque country spot just outside the walls of MedievalFlorence city and very near the city centre, about 1,5km, ( about 20 minutes'' walk) and also it is well served by bus to the city centre. It is very near Certosa di Firenze, Piazzale Michelangelo, Porta Romana, Poggio Imperiale, The Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri. The apartment is set in typical country house.
LA MIMOSA is at the ground floor and it is quite big: three bedrooms, two bathroomsa spacious living room (with two comfy sofas) with a beautiful dining table made of crystal and marble that seats 6.The kitchen corner is well furnished.There are 3 bedrooms :In t "yellow"bedrooms there is a double bed.In the master "pink bedroom" there is a double bed and in the "green"bedroom there are two single beds. It is quite warm in winter a cool in summer (sleeps 6). The big bathroom includes a glass enclosed shower a toilet,a bidet and a washbasin,The second bathroom is the hallway next to the big one and includes a shower,a toilet, a bidet and a wash basin.
It is quite warm in winter a cool in summer (sleeps 6).THE PHOTOS n. 4- 5 -6 -7 -8 -9- 10- 11 REFER TO MIMOSA apartment in particular.
It is very spacious,about 120 square metres and is located in a peaceful area not far the bustling Florence city center.There is a parking space with the unit so for anyone driving can make that available to you as well at no additional price.The buses are very frequent (almost every ten minutes) and al take you to the city center and to Florence main railway station in less than 10 minutes.You don't need a car!! The house is near a nice market place and some pizzeria,restaurants and shops ,Chemist's a baker's a butcher's and a supermarket.If you love walking ,you can reach the city center in about 20 minutes!
IRIS is a cosy apartment, for two people (sleeps two) recently renewed which consists of a bedroom with a double bed ( Very comfortable) and a fully equipped quite big kitchen-sitting room with chairs and armachairs ,a bathroom with washing basin, a shower, a toilet,a bidet and a washing machine and dishwasher.It is very cool in summer and quite warm in winter as the walls are very thick.It is a part of a old farmhouse recently restored.The area is peaceful and you can enjoy the silent of the country just outside the bustling Florence.You can hear the breathe of the vineyard and the trees and the beautiful and moon rise on the barnyard.
The bus stop is about 450 metres from the house and you can find pizzeria, restaurants , supermarket in the nearby and even a nice market place where you can buy delicious fruit and vegetables almost every day.If you want to plunge into the different flying colours of Florence just take the bus!!!!!!!!!!! It takes you to the center in than 10 minutes!!!
The PHOTOS N. 12- 13- 14- and 15 refer to IRIS apartment in particular.
In the apartments you don't need the air con as they are naturally cool in summer and very nice warm in winter because of the very thick walls of a house which was built in the 14th century
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Versilia coast-viareggio forte dei marmi 100 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Santa maria novella station-Firenze 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment situated at the ground floor of the house has indipendent entrance.It is very spacious, about 120 square meters, and has recently been restored.Each room has cotto on the floor.There are three big double bedrooms with two single bed each,two bathrooms with shower cabin and a living/dining room with fully equipped kitchen corner with a table made of crystal and marble .It is very comfortable both in winter and summer.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is very near some of the beautiful landmarks of Florence:Piazzale Michelangelo,the astrophysical observatory of Arcetri,Poggio Imperiale,Porta Romana, La Certosa di Firenze Pian dei Giullari. Motorway A 1 Firenze Certosa and the Autopalio Firenze-Siena are easily reacheable from the house (about 6 Km).
athe garden is very very big and well equipped with deckchairs,table chairs and so on?
Check in preferably from 3,00 p.m to 5,30 p.m
Check out preferably from 9,00 a.m to 12 a.m.
Minimum stay: four nights (according to availability)
Please don't smoke in the apartments.
please don't hang the washing inside
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is located in the centre of Italy, south Europe, mediterranean sea.
Fly to Pisa with Ryanair or EasyJet from several UK airports: Leeds/East Midlands/London
- Local taxis are readily available - fares no more than 20 Euros from Florence airport
- Local buses “Vola in Bus” run regularly between Florence airport and the city centre
- Inexpensive local train service (www.trenitalia.com) between Pisa Airport and Florence
- Car hire available from www.europcar.it / www.hertz.it / www.maggiore.it/
Getting to Florence is very easy and also fairly inexpensive. Florence has are two international airports. One is on the north side of Florence, the Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) which is just a 20 minute taxi or bus ride into the city centre and the other is in Pisa, the Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) which is approximately 80 km. from Florence and which has regular train and bus connections to Florence (Santa Maria Novella). You will find many of the low cost airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet, AirOne, Jet2 fly direct to Pisa and all the major companies such as Alitalia, Meridiana, Lufthansa, British Airways fly direct to Florence from London, Frankfurt, Paris, Monaco, Barcelona and many more European cities.
There are shuttle buses connecting Florence airport and Florence train station (Santa Maria Novella – S.M.N) with departures about every half hour. You can choose between two companies - “Terravision” or “Vola in Bus”. The “Vola in Bus” service is run by the local Florence bus company and tickets cost around 5 euros. The journey takes about 30 minutes. You can also catch a taxi to Florence and the trip costs around 20 euros depending on how much luggage you have.
From Pisa airport to Florence train station (Santa Maria Novella – S.M.N) there is a regular and inexpensive train service. Pricing and timetables can be found on www.trenitalia.com the Italian railway company’s officiale “Trenitalia”. The journey takes just over 1 hour. From Florence train station we recommend you getting a taxi to the property.
For further information on driving in and around Florence, parking, transport, bike and car hire then you check out the Florence town’s council website in the English language : http://en.comune.fi.it/index.html
Experienced multilingual staff are always available to assist guests in their every need; meeting and greeting guests on arrival, assistance with booking tickets or reserving tables at one of the typical Florentine restaurants and arranging private car transfers with driver for excursions in and around Tuscany and much more.
By Plane, the main airport in Tuscany is Pisa airport, also Florence airport is quite important. International flights arrive in Rome or Milan
By Car, A1, the most important Highway in Italy crosses Tuscany, passing through Florence, Arezzo and the South of Siena (Chiusi, Montepulciano).
By Train Train reach the most important towns in Tuscany, Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca, Livorno and Grosseto.
Tuscany is a year round destination and you can really come at any time without disappointment because every season has its own charme.
Of course during winter it does get cold, but certainly not as compared to central and northern Europe.
Not quite so busy and certainly recommended are the months of April, May and October. November is the month of the harvest either olive and Wine so those coming in this month will be able to live this important moment of the Tuscan lifestyle.
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Daytime temp. (°C) 11 13 16 19 23 27 30 30 27 22 16 12
Night time temp. (°C) 3 3 6 8 12 15 18 17 15 11 7 4
Sea temp. 12 12 13 14 16 20 22 24 22
Main attractions near the house:Ponte Vecchio,Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo);Piazzale Michelangelo; the Astrophysical Observatory; Il Giardino di Boboli;San Miniato a Monte.Florence - "Florentia", the florid, was the name given by the Romans to this small settlement located at the foot of the ancient Etruscan Fiesole and founded in the first century BC.
Despite the internal struggles, first between rival families and then between the Guelfs (loyal to the Pope) and the Ghibellines (loyal to the Emperor), from the thirteenth century onwards it began to flourish as a city of art, culture and international trading, reaching its zenith in the fifteenth century under the Signoria of Cosimo and Lorenzo de’ Medici.
The territory of Florence is the guardian of an exceptional art heritage, a splendid testimony to its history and secular civilization from Fiesole with its Roman Theater to the hills of Chianti with its parish churches, endless itineraries may in fact be followed through the country side, offering a variety of different themes and high-quality content, both of cultural value and of environmental naturalistic interest.
If this is your first time in Florence, follow this link and find a comprensive guide to the area, with suggested places to see.
To visit the area around Florence we suggest to hire a car, or a moto. Distances are bigger than you may think.By carFlorence is geographically located in the middle of Italy, the main highway A1 which connect Milan to Naples, pass through Florence. Depending on your destination, you can exit Florence north, Centre, Certosa or South.Personally, I suggest to go to Florence, by train because the parking is almost impossible, the main parking is Santa Maria Novella, under the train station and it cost 3,50 Euro/hour. Many days during the year the city centre is not reachable by car, because the police block the traffic for smog, so you can also be stopped along the road with your luggages and constrict to take a taxi. If your hotel is in the city centre and the parking is not included, it can cost up to 30 Euro/day. Think about itBy TrainDue to its location, Florence is considered one of the most important train station in Italy.All the fastest trains stop here, in 2006 will be possible to reach Milan or Rome (300 Km) in 1,30 hours with the new fast train. There are many connections with these towns, every 2 hours there is a train and the station is centrally located, about 5 minutes from the city centre. Train is the best solution for those who want to visit Florence. By PlaneFlorence has an airport By BikeFlorence is not a main destination for bicycle lovers. The town is almost flat, but around there are many hills, Chianti area or Mugello are not very easy to see with bicycles. By BusBuses are also useful for Florence.See these companiesATAF for Florence townFLORENTIA BUS for Mugello, Valdisieve and ValdarnoLAZZI for Lucca, Pistoia, EmpoliSITA For the Chianti area or Val di PesaFlorence to Siena by bus or Siena to Florence by bus every hour, departure near the Santa Maria Novella train station. <<< MONTELUPO GOLF CLUB >>>at 30 mins drive website:www.golfmontelupo.it/ -
tTENNIS COURTS NEARBY: CASCINE PARK>>>>www.ctfirenze.org/ -HORSE RIDING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES>>>>>.www.collinedifirenze.it/tu/e/nat/ippoturismo.htm ORGANIZED ITINERARIES IN FLORENCE www.walksinsideflorence.it/ >>>CYCLING IN FLORENCE AND OTHER AREAS IN TUSCANY:www.tours-italy.com/florence/florence-bike-tour
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17 Sep 2013
"Even Better than Described!"
We stayed for nearly a week in mid-August and cannot speak highly enough of our time spent here. The best I can do is to endorse completely all the feedback in the preceding reviews.The welcome from N… More
18 Jul 2013
"Perfect place to stay when visiting Florence"
This gem of an apartment is only a 15 minute bus ride and short walk away from Florence. We commuted each day into Florence and were so glad we stayed here. The apartment had all that we needed and … More
3 Jun 2013
"An unforgettable Experience - We will be back!!"
It is hard to put this review into words but the kindness shown by Nicoletta to all of us will never be forgotten. I will try my best to summarize our experience:-
Accommodation - Spacious, clean in a beautiful setting
Location - Short walk down the hill to the bus stop very frequent services into Florence (36/37/11 buses)
Nicoletta and her son/other permanent residents of the farmhouse - Friendly, helpful, insightful, took time out of their life's to make our stay unforgettable. Even the two residents cats were friendly! My 1 year old managed to hug and kiss one of the cats on our last day!
8 Nov 2012
"Wonderful, quiet, spacious property and a home away from home for an extended stay"
I stayed here just two weeks ago with my parents for 5 nights and I can not recommend this property enough. This was my parents first time to Florence and staying at Mimosa only enhanced their visit and their positive impressions of the city. If you are happy to take the short bus ride into the centre (it's only 10 - 15 mintues) then I would highly recommend staying here and if you are feeling lazy there are always taxis which really weren't that expensive. The property is in a lovely part of Florence's suburbs with a wonderful view and outdoor seating area out the back and is extremely convenient if you are driving due to the off road parking. The apartment is very well appointed, comfortable, quiet and spacious and a lovely sactuary to come back after the the hussle and bussle of the city centre. There are also amendities close by (a 15-30 minute walk depending on your pace, in the square at the end of the street down the hill) such as a supermarket, passticeria, restuarant and a rossticeria for when you want to self cater or not go into the city for dinner. Also top points to Nicoletta the owner who was a wonderfully welcoming and helpful host. She was there to welcome us to the property and happy to answer all our questions and provided some lovely touches such as a bottle of vin santo and cantucci bicscuits and coffee for the coffee maker as well as abundant information about the Florence such as maps and guide books. Again, I'd thoroughly recommend staying here especially for larger groups and families and for those planning a more extended stay as it's also a great base for taking day trips to the surrounding areas as well as Florence itself.
28 Jun 2012
"Great place, wonderful hosts!"
We spent 5 days at the farmhouse and really enjoyed it. Our hosts met us at the airport and brought us back to the house. They even went shopping with us and provided a ton of great information. They … More
Tony and his friends are wonderful people!!!! I thank all of them for staying at our premises and I really appreciated their kindness and "joie de vivre". I would be very happy to meet you again!!!!
24 May 2011
"The Perfect location for Florence and Tuscany"
A comfortable and spacious farmhouse set in a village just outside Florence with a nearby bus connection that is frequent and easy to use - only 10 minutes from the city centre. The owner was extremel… More
Very, very, very nice people!!!!!!I'd like them to be our guests again
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