About the home
Villa Bottai a splendid 13th Century Villa just 10 minutes from the historical centre of Florence. Together with Fulvio I have been renting this villa for the past 10 yrs.
Recently the ground floor has been restored into 3 double bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 cloakroom/laundry room, lounge with sofa bed, sitting room, dining room, kitchen , The Villa is ideally situated for stress free vacation in this beautiful historical city, available throughtout the year: it has the feel of the countryside sitting amidst its own olive grove and fruit orchard on 6 hectares of land only minutes away from the historical centre of Florence. The terraced gardens have magnificent views of the Florentine Hills
The property is all enclosed with a high brick wall and electronic gates, a short gravel road inside the estate reaches to the private parking near the Villa from there a footpath leads to the formal Italian garden and to the entrance to the apartment. We let the apartment throughout the year as it is ideal for those who want to visit Florence in the quieter months .
Price includes electricity, gas, water, linen, internet access free, satellite TV, bicycles, final cleaning charge and local taxes.
Central Heating is not included in the price it is paid locally if used.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Tirrenia, 80km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The Apartment consists of :
3 double Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with showers, 1 cloakroom, 1 laundry room, kitchen, dining, lounge with sofa beds, sitting room.
Sleeping Zone for 6 or 8 Persons
Bedroom 1: King size bed + single bed or cot.
Bedroom 2: King size bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds
Lounge : Double sofa bed
Sitting room is furnished with sofa, lounge chairs, coffee table and TV, DVD and telephone.
Lounge with sofa bed, chairs coffee table.
Dining Room: long wood table with 10 Chairs
The Kitchen has built in cabinets, hob, electric oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, all crockery, cutlery supplied. (kettle, toaster , coffee maker)
Bedroom 1 is furnished with antique furniture, king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers night tables, chairs, extra bed or cot if required.
Bedroom 2: has double bed, wardrobe, night tables and chairs.
Bedroom 3 is on the mezzanine floor with 2 single beds, wardrobe, night tables.
Bathrooms : tiles from floor to ceiling, pedestal basin, large mirror, enclosed showers and wc.
Cloak rooms: Pedestal basin and wc.
Further details outdoors:
The guests have their own private parking inside the estate, the formal garden with views of the countryside
Part of the garden in front of the entrance is set out with seating area with table and chairs and built in barbecue.
Outdoor furniture : Lounging chairs, table, chairs and Parasol, near the brick built barbecue.
Swimming pool : 6m x 12m surrounded by patio, furnished with lounge chairs , tables, parasols, and shower. A changing room is close to the swimming pool with bathroom facilities.
The Villa is ideal for week-end breaks as it is near the historical centre close to bus route or walking.
From the villa the bus stop is 100mt. from here it takes you the centre of Florence or to the Central Station (SMN) where you can take a train or bus to anywhere in Tuscany or Italy.
Journey to Rome is 1.5 hour with Eurostar.
Journey to Bologna is 1 hour with Eurostar or regular train.
We Rent the villa Saturday to Saturday with the exception of low season (from October to May) where one can arrive any day of the week.
We let on a weekly basis from May to September, the rest of the year we let for a week stay or week-end breaks .
At the time of booking we require a 20% deposit with the balance paid on arrival.
The Tuscany / Firenze Province region
Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy. Six Tuscan localities have been designated UNESCO protected sites: the historical centre of Florence(1982), the historical centre of Siena (1995), the square of the Cathedral of Pisa (1987), the historical centre of San Gimignao (1990), the historical centre of Pienza (1996) and the Val D’Orcia (2004).
Tuscany is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, and its artistic heritage includes architecture, painting, and sculpture, collected in dozens of museums in towns and cities across the region. Perhaps the best-known are the Uffizi, the Accademia and the Bargello in Florence . Tuscany was the birthplace of Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli.
Tuscany is also well known for its wines, the most famous of which are Chianti, Brunello di Mantalcino,and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, it has 120 protected nature reserves. Other agricultural products include Chianina cattle (origin of the famous "Fiorentina" steak) and the production of olive oil, principally in Lucca and the surrounding hills.
The industry comprises factories producing Piaggio motorcycles and scooters. Tourism is the economic backbone of the so-called "Cities of Art" Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona, Pienza, as well as on the coast and in the isles (Elba).
The Florence / Galluzzo area
The Villa is ideally situated for visiting Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, Pisa, Lucca and Rome - not to mention the small cultural towns of San Gimignano, Certaldo, Vinci and many more. A car is not necessary as you are only 100m from the nearest bus stop that takes you in the centre of Florence. From there you can take a train or bus to any destination.
The seaside towns of Tirrenia and Rossignano are an hour away, Cecina is 1.5 hour with a water park and sandy beaches.Besides wandering in this beautiful city and looking at Renaissance art, there are many other things you can do in Tuscany. For example, you can learn to cook or just taste Tuscan food, do trekking, golf or go to a health spa.
At the property we have leaflets and information on events during your stay.
How to get there
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From the UK you can arrive by Airplane, Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Meridiana, British Airways and many other European and American Airlines . A Car is not necessary to get around as you are in the city, you can take the bus which is a short walk from the Villa to go into the centre of Florence. From the Centre of Florence you can take a bus or train to any destination in Tuscany or Italy.
However if you prefer to have your own car all major Car Rental companies are represented in Florence and we have private parking inside the property.
*Ryanair and Easy Jet from Pisa Airport : there is a direct link by bus and train (1 hour journey from Pisa Airport to the Centre of Florence)
Activities near Florence
Golf within 30 mins drive
27 May 2012
I stayed at Villa Bottai with my fiance and three friends we were awestruck when we walked through the door. The photos do not do this place justice when the big gates close behind you from the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
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|29 Sep 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 300||1 Week|
|22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1460||£ 210||£ 300||1 Week|
|5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 300||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 1460||£ 210||£ 300||1 Week|
|6 Apr 13||11 May 13||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 300||1 Week|
|11 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1460||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1670||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 1460||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1250||£ 200||£ 300||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1460||£ 210||£ 300||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are per week . The Villa sleeps 6+2 persons.
In the price we include all utilities, linen, local taxes, use of swimming pool, private parking inside the estate
Final cleaning charge Euros 50.00 only charge for stays less than a week.
Wifi euros included in rental price
Bikes euros 8.00 per day
Cot euros 15.00 per week
High chair euros 10.00 per day
Central Heating is not included in the price it is paid locally if used.
Minimum stay 3 nights, Arrival and departure is from Saturday to Saturday except for low season when you can arrive any day of the week.
Arrival time is from 16:00 hour
Departure is by 10:00 hour
Maid available on request, paid locally.Book
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