Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Villa Le Rose is a beautiful Medici villa commissioned by the Marchese Niccolò Antinori in the 15th century . The villa remained in the Antinori's possession until the beginning of the last century. The family then decided to sell the property and in the 1980’s, Leonardo and Beatrice Ferragamo bought the villa it and made it their home. The owners’ affection for the Villa motivated them to carry out a meticulous restoration project which was terminated in 2003. This unique villa has become one of the most luxurious properties for rent in Florence and Tuscany. The villa has been fitted with all the modern,luxury comforts in line with all quality, leading five star hotels while maintaining and enhancing its original historical features.
Villa Le Rose is located just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Florence at the top of hill, at the end of an impressive driveway lined with ancient cypress trees. It is built around a beautiful courtyard and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and olive groves. Next to the Villa is the Cedar Garden, a sweeping lawn enclosed by high hedges and ancient trees, embellished by antique rose bushes and pietra serena pedestals bearing potted lemon trees, and a 300 year old Lebanese cedar.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|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||Air conditioning, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (6)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
A highly professional team manages the hospitality at Villa Le Rose, guaranteeing a 5 star hotel service to all guests. The staff is dedicated to maintain absolute perfection from house keeping, concierge and butler service and lots more. Please see below for what is included and excluded from the price.
Included in the rental price:
- Final Cleaning
- Bed linens, changed weekly
- Bath and pool towels, changed every 3 days
- Full time butler (8 hours per day)
- Breakfast preparation (food not included)
- Utility bills apart from electricity up to 800 kws per week
- Garden and swimming pool maintenance
- Concierge service for advice and assistance in all matters
- House keeper (6 hours a day) for cleaning, preparation and assistance during breakfast. *
Not included in the rental price:
- Extra cleaning & change of linen
- Transfers with private driver
- Electricity over 800 kws per week
- Telephone charges are billed separately
- Extra catering services
*The cleaning includes a basic straighten up of bedrooms, and cleaning of bathrooms and common areas. The cleaning does not include washing of dishes from the night before if left by clients. If clients wish to prepare meals on their own with no services requested they are also responsible for cleaning up after themselves.
Extra Services on Request:
We are happy to cater for any other service requested, even if not listed within the available services list. For example a qualified chef, limousine and chauffeur service, tour guides, musicians, child care, on-site massage. The above mentioned requirements, as well as food and drink will be charged for separately.
Villa Le Rose is also available to hire for special occasions and events in Florence. The villa makes for a regal setting for wedding receptions, private functions, sumptuous parties and memorable corporate functions. Please click here for more information.
The villa offers private gate with guarded gate house and electrical gate with remote control, state of the art alarm system with surveillance cameras with two monitors one in the kitchen one in the staff apartment on the first floor. There is an ADSL wireless internet connection throughout the villa.
Please note that the owner of the property has the house which shares the courtyard of the main villa. However when the property is occupied the family uses a separate entrance. The swimming pool is for exclusive use to guests of Villa Le Rose only. Unfortunately the villa is not equipped for disabled access.
|Further details outdoors|
Garden and Outdoor Space:
The villa comprises extensive gardens up to around 1000 m² which includes a lovely oval shaped exclusive swimming pool. The views from this area are stunning. There is also a covered dining area near the pool which is ideal for picnics or cocktails. There is a further lounge area with wrought iron chairs and tables which is the ideal setting for breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and of course dinner ‘al fresco’.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
Villa Le Rose stands high on a stunning hill just outside Florence in an area known as Firenze Certosa, named after the nearby monastery La Certosa. The area can be defined the entrance to the Chianti region, renowned for its wine groves and breathtaking landscapes. Furthermore, it is ideally located for visiting local places of interest. A stone's throw away from the centre of Florence it is also well placed for day excursions to Siena, Lucca and Pisa. The Villa is just 13 Km from the center of Florence and 2 Km from the motorway / highway exit Firenze Certosa off the autostrada A1 and the Raccordo to Siena,
Main Distances from Villa Le Rose:
Florence 7 km
Florence Airport 18 km
Pisa (and Airport) 88 km
Rome 295 km
Venice 266 km
Siena - 62km
Lucca – 82Km