About the home
Located at the edge of Chianti, Villa Saladini is a typical Tuscan villa. Surrounded by the gentle Chianti hills, the 6ha property, owned and managed by Morici family for over 200 years, is less than 1 km from the main square of Impruneta and only 12 km from the center of Florence. The bus stop for Florence is just in front of entrance gate.
Staying at Villa Saladini is like a blast from the past: it is a place where time has stopped. From the entrance to the small chapel, everything has remained as it was 200 years ago, but at the same time there are modern facilities such as free Wi-Fi also in the garden.
Due to its location (300 meters above sea level), the property has a very comfortable climate, cool even in the hottest summers, and it has a spacious view on olive groves and surrounding hills.
We like to offer our guests a comfortable and relaxing holiday as well as full access to the large sunny lawn with panoramic views, to the shady and fresh garden with pines and orchads and to the whole park and olive groves.
The property is surrounded by woods and has ample parking.
Apartment Saladino is a comfortable apartment of 70 sqm. consisting of :
- Room with king double bed,
- Living room with sofa bed and kitchen,
- Bathroom with shower.
The apartment is furnished with antique furniture belonging to our family collection and has high ceiling beams and old terracotta floors. Walls are thicker than 50 cm as is usual in this kind of buildings. This ensures warm winters and cool summers even without air conditioning.
The apartment is located on the ground floor of the Villa with direct access from the garden.
The entrance is located next to the old well and to the shade of a centuries-old cedar which leads to a large sunny lawn.
Opposite the entrance you will find table and chairs for outdoor dining and lounge chairs for relaxing in the shade of pine trees or sunbathing on the lawn.
Perla Pedani and Marco Morici, the owners, will be happy to inform you about hikes, cultural excursions, monthly events and weekly markets. On request, we will go shopping for you so that everything is there upon your arrival.
On arrival we will welcome you with Florence and Chianti maps, tourist info including museum opening hours, events of the month, guides, buses timetable, etc., home made pastries and a bottle of our production extra-virgin olive oil.
We can reserve for you museum entrance or personalised guided Florence tours with a professional guide.
On request we can provide you with excellent all-natural (no sulfates) Chianti wine bottles from a nearby farm at a good price.
If needed we also offer a shuttle service to/from airport/train station at a very reasonable price.
Finally, if you do not like to cook and you do not want to move to go to a restaurant, we will serve you a 4 course dinner at € 25 per person including at least two different Chianti wines.
The Villa is located less than 1 km from the town's main square and BUS STOP for the nearby city of Florence (12 Km) is situated IN FRONT of entrance gate.
Buses pass by in average every 30 minutes and last bus ride in the evening arrives in Impruneta at 8.50 p.m.
Buses rides are perfect to go to Florence during the day and come back in the evening and we will give you all timetables.
If you come by car, our place is perfect as a starting base for visiting Tuscany.
We are located just 6 km from the exit “Firenze-Impruneta" (formerly "Firenze - Certosa") of the A1 motorway and from the beginning of the road which connects Florence to Siena. From here you can then easily reach all places of cultural interest and the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, such as:
• Siena: 60 km 1 hour
• Pisa: 100 km 1 hour 30 minutes
• Lucca: 90 km 1 hour
• Pistoia : 50 km 45 minutes
• Arezzo : 80 km 1 hour
and also San Casciano Val di Pesa (12 km), Greve in Chianti (15 km), Certaldo (36 km), Colle Val d'Elsa (40 km), San Gimignano ( 45 km), and the renowned spa town of Montecatini Terme (60 km)
For whom may need it, we also offer a shuttle service from/to Florence airport or train station at a very reasonable price.
Apartment Saladino is therefore the ideal place to relax but it is also an excellent base for exploring the beautiful countryside of Chianti, the wonderful city of Florence as well as the most charming places in Tuscany.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Viareggio, 100km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 900m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
LIVING ROOM - KITCHEN
Large living room including: a sofa with two matching armchairs, a sofa bed, two small tables, one of which supports the TV, an octagonal dining table with 4 chairs, a nineteenth century's showcase, a two marble shelves console with a drawer and two doors.
The kitchen with appliance (refrigerator and dishwasher) and external electric oven, everything working perfectly is equipped with all kitchenware you may need: various pots, dishes, glasses, cups, cutlery, oil-cruet, coffee maker, kettle and various kitchen instruments (in more than enough for four people).
Bedroom includes: a comfortable king double bed, an early '900 walnut wood wardrobe with internal mirror, a XIX century marble-topped chest of drawers with mirror, two XIX century's marble topped bed side table and a dressing table with mirror.
Bathroom with shower has been freshly renovated. Inside it you will find the washing machine.
Further details outdoors:
• Reserved table and chairs for outside dining
• Swing for children
• Private parking
• Free wifi also in the garden
• Welcome pack with pastries and a bottle of extra virgin olive oil provided on arrival
• Maps and tourists info provided on arrival
• Garden is shared with the owners of the house and with other guests but there is a specific area for guests of Apartment Beatrice
• English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
• We prepare dinner on request (price is € 25,00 per person wine included)
• Shuttle service from/to Florence airport or train station available on request. Price is € 20 for the station and € 30 for the airport.
• Short term breaks must be at least 3 days.
• Well-behaved pets are allowed but please ask first
• Refundable breakages deposit of Euro100 required.
• 20% of rental fee due at time of booking.
• Balance due 14 days before arrival.
• Cancellation policy: Guests cancelling up to 1 week before the start of the holiday will receive a full refund.
The booking deposit is always non-refundable.
The Tuscany / Firenze Province region
Tuscany (ital. Toscana) is bordered on the west by the long sandy beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is sheltered to the north and east by the Apennine Mountains and the Apuan Alps. The region thus defined is one of great fertility, with the wines of the Chianti region and the superb olive oil of the area known to anyone who appreciates good food and wine.
The landscapes of Tuscany are perhaps more varied than in any other region of Italy, varying from the ancient marble quarries of the Apuan Alps to the sand dunes of the Tyrrhenian Coast, but it is the land between, in particular the Chianti district, that most readily comes to mind when we talk of Tuscany.
Hilltop towns and villages dating back to Etruscan times are surrounded by vineyards where the vines form geometrically precise rows, olive groves alternate with undulating fields of wheat and sunflowers, slashed in spring by the vibrant red of poppies, and over all a sky of ineffable blue - this is a landscape that has changed very little since the Middle Ages.
No wonder that Tuscany today is so beloved of visitors who come for the exquisitely balanced attractions of culture and relaxation, great food and wine and scenery of entrancing beauty.
An essential feature of the landscapes of Tuscany, and of northern Italy in general, is the tall, slender spire of the Cypress tree. Yet this tree is not Italian in origin. It was brought to the region by the Etruscans, from Persia and Syria.
The fact that it did not drop its foliage in winter gave it mythical and supernatural powers in their minds, and they used to plant it around their burial places - something which can still be seen throughout Italy and Greece, where the cypress tree is always to be found growing around churches and cemeteries.
Legend has it that if you fall asleep underneath a cypress, your soul will be stolen and you will never re-awaken....
Italy now has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in the world. In Tuscany there are:
- The Historic Centre of Florence
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa and buildings of the Piazza del Duomo
- The Historic Centre of Siena
- The Historic Centre of Pienza
- The Historic Centre of San Gimignano
- The Val d'Orcia
The Impruneta area
The town of Impruneta is located a few kilometres from Florence in the hearth of Tuscany. Famous for its terracotta industry, Impruneta will be a stop to visit the famous Chianti and Tuscany countryside.
It was known in ancient times as "in prunetis" or "in pineta" (within the pine woods) and indeed remnants of beautiful pine forests may still be seen interspersed among the olive groves on some of the surrounding hills. During the mediaeval period, Impruneta and the surrounding villages were part of the fiefdom of the Buondelmonti family whose castle was in the village of Montebuoni.
The Church of Santa Maria at Impruneta became ever more well-known for the sacred and miraculous effigy of the Madonna housed there. Pilgrims came in large numbers and a famous fair took place and still takes place on the feast of Saint Luke, 18 October. Originally a feast associated with the movement and sale of livestock, it is now celebrated with stalls, dinners and horse races.
A small village important for the production of pottery had developed near the church. The first record of terracotta manufacture dates from 1098 and the production of terracotta tiles, pottery and bricks has continued to flourish to the present time. The church and its treasure, and the pottery kilns and their output are the principal reasons to visit Impruneta.
However, there are many other interesting sights in Impruneta and nearby, and throughout the year there are festivals and cultural activities that make the short journey from Florence worthwhile. And if you are interested in castles, Chianti is full of them and they are described in the itineraries of the Chianti Castles route.
How to get there
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The property is located just 6 km from the exit “Firenze – Impruneta” (formerly “Firenze – Certosa”) of the A1 highway and from the beginning of the road which connects Florence to Siena.
From here you can then easily reach all areas of cultural interest and the most beautiful rural areas of Tuscany, such as:
• Siena: 60 km (1h)
• Pisa: 100 km (1h 30 min)
• Lucca: 90 km (1h)
• Pistoia: 50 km (45 min)
• Arezzo: 80 km (1h)
And also: San Casciano Val di Pesa (12 km), Greve in Chianti (15 km), Certaldo (36 km), Colle Val d'Elsa (40 km), San Giminiano (45 km) and the renowned spa town of Montecatini Terme (60km).
To arrive at Villa Saladini, drive on the A1 highway towards Florence and take the exit "Firenze - Impruneta".
After the exit there is a roundabout. Take the third exit of the roundabout following sings to Impruneta. After about 1km take a road on the left. There is sign. Follow street for 5,5 km until you rech Impruneta main square. Continue for about 1 km. Entrance gate is on the main street at the corner with "Via delle Terre Bianche".
Nearest airport: Aeroporto di Firenze (23 Km)
Nearest train station: Firenze Santa Maria novella (17Km).
From the train station you can take the bus to Impruneta (company CAP). Exact address is Largo Fatelli Alinari n°10. Bus stop in front of our gate is named LA PRESURA (we suggest you to ask the driver).
Activities near Impruneta
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
23 May 2013
You can imagine yourself in this lovely villa, living in the 14th Century with the Medici and all the excitement of that time. Yet the apartment is totally comfortable and has all the modern... more
14 Aug 2012
An apartment full of charachter in an old Tuscan villa set in a garden and olive groves above the town of Impruneta.
We were looking for a property for a week's rental near to Florence... more
07 Aug 2012
We stayed at the villa for ten days in early July. Marco and Perla were gracious hosts. The apartment was in a traditional 16th century villa that had been updated without taking away from the... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High season||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 450||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||€ 420||€ 70||€ 70||3 Nights|
|Low season 2013-2014||1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||€ 390||€ 65||€ 65||3 Nights|
|Spring 2014||1 Apr 14||1 Jun 14||€ 420||€ 70||€ 70||3 Nights|
|High season 2014||1 Jun 14||31 Aug 14||€ 460||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Last minute offer: 15% discount if booking is made 4 weeks before arrival or later.
Final cleaning Euro 20,00.-
Required 20% initial deposit.
Refundable Euro100 security deposit required with final balance payment.Book
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