Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Villa Rovoncisi is a typical historical Tuscan villa with an exclusive swimming pool. This independent villa, built in the second half of the 18th century, is the centre of a property of over 18 acres of woods and olive groves. It is on the last western slopes of Mount Albano, approximately 250mt. above sea level.Originally it was composed of two farm houses which have been joined together (maintaining however a certain independence if required).The owners have carried out an accurate and rigorous renovation using only materials recovered from the surrounding area and period while ensuring a structure which respects the norms of bio-architecture. The living areas have been renovated with a careful eye for details - antique furniture and ornaments, antique doors, prints, paintings and Persian carpets can all be found - whilst the property also has every possible modern comfort.Ground FloorThe Ground floor of this enchanting property consists of a dining room seating 8, a lounge room with antique fire place, two well equipped kitchen's, two bathrooms with jacuzzi shower's, a lounge room, dining room, tv room and billiard room.Second FloorThe second floor consists of 6 bedrooms: the Yellow bedroom, Green bedroom, Pink bedroom, Blue bedroom, Triple bedroom and Single bedroom.Interior DesignFor more than thirty years the owners have cultivated their passion for antiques and have furnished the villa with pieces acquired from antique dealers, auction sales or antique fairs. Some of the more particular pieces are the beautiful doors of the walk-in wardrobes in two of the bedrooms, the wooden 17th century plaque from a Florentine convent above the door of the larger loungeroom. Two of the bedrooms have Empire wardrobes and chests of drawers.The owners' taste is eclectic and includes some pieces of Liberty period furniture, for example, the French mirror in the green bathroom and the Sicilian chest of drawers in the yellow bedroom. There are two chairs and a table from Puccini's villa at Torre del Lago, as well as a late Empire sideboard of Calabrese origin.There are many antique prints on the walls, including geographical maps of various countries, and in some of the bedrooms and lounge rooms there are chests of the C16th and C17th. Another remarkable piece is the billiard table, dating back to the early nineteen hundreds - in perfect condition. Many other pieces, more or less important, have all been chosen in the spirit of tracing our roots back to the past. Also in the garden one can find marble or stone capitals as well as old terrracotta Tuscan vases.The PoolThe pool, 6x12mt. and depth of 1.35mt, is exclusive to the guests of Villa Rovoncisi. It is situated on a natural terrace a few metres below the villa level and has a wide view of the valley below.It is an overflow pool and is equipped with hydromassage, swimjets system for water treadmill and a changing room with shower and WC. The night lighting and surroundings are particularly enchanting.The cleaning system of the pool insures utmost hygene and eliminates any possible inconvenience caused by the chloride.The water is slightly saline and contains the same percentage of salt as the human eye. The pool is open from mid April to mid October (under normal climatic conditions).There is a sunbathing area with umbrellas, chairs, tables and divans. Further down to the right of the pool there is a relaxation area with a gazebo and chairs. There is also a small children's corner.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 7 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (2)|
|Further details indoors|
InteriorDining RoomThe Dining room has a C 19th English table, 4 Luis XIV chairs a C 17th Southern Italian sideboard, a Biedermeier corner show-case with a collection of antique cups and saucers and a small Tuscan C 17th chest.There is also a small bathroom, situated in the old bread oven under the staircase, with shower with Jacuzzi hydromassage.Lounge RoomThere is a lounge-room with antique fire-place in peperino (stone) with 2 divans and 1 double sofa bed (2 and 3 seats), an arm-chair, a games table (C 19th) with 4 Liberty chairs, an Empire side-board and 2 C 17th Tuscan big chairs, and a double sofa-bed.KitchensMain Kitchen - C 19th table and 8 chairs, rustic original fire-place with pizza oven, C 19th side-board. The kitchen is completely equipped and has a side-by-side fridge and icemaker.Second Kitchen - C 19th table with 6 Northern Italian chairs, C 19th Tuscan sideboard and is also completely equipped.Dining RoomDining room (on the other side of the open fire-place) has C 18th Tuscan dining table (seats 16) with 8 chairs and 2 heads of table (C 17th Tuscan), upholstered in velvet. Long seat with decorated back and inlaid chest of C 17th, 2 chairs Luis XVI from Lucca.Lounge RoomLounge room with double face fire-place with 2 divans (6 seats), table and 2 chairs (Luis XIV) which come from the villa of Giacomo Puccini at Torre del Lago-Viareggio. Low C 19th table, C 19th Chinese cabinet and 2 small English tables (C 19th).TV RoomLounge room with double face fire-place with 2 divans (6 seats), table and 2 chairs (Luis XIV) which come from the villa of Giacomo Puccini at Torre del Lago-Viareggio. Low C 19th table, C 19th Chinese cabinet and 2 small English tables (C 19th).Billiard Room6 hole billiard table, beginning of C 20th. Cues, balls etc. for the various games. Bookcase with some books in English at guests' disposition. BedroomsYellow BedroomDouble bedroom, Tuscan Luis Philippe furniture with king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe with C 18th French baroque doors, Liberty Sicilian chest-of-drawers, 2 Biedermeir chairs and table . Bathroom ensuite with Jacuzzi bath and shower.Green BedroomDouble bedroom with king size bed, 2 liberty bed side tables, walk in wardrobe with C 18th French baroque doors, French Empire chest of drawers and en suite with Jacuzzi hydromassage shower.Pink BedroomDouble bedroom with King size bed, Tuscan Empire wardrobe, French Empire chest of drawers and en suite with Jacuzzi hydromassage shower.Blue BedroomDouble bedroom with King size bed, wardrobe C 18th Piemonte, C 19TH Tuscan bedside tables, C 19TH Tuscan chest-of-drawers, C 19th Tuscan 'toilette', C 17th Tuscan chest. There is a balcony reached by a circular staircase (8 stairs) with an additional single bed and en suite with Jacuzzi shower.Triple BedroomBedroom with three single beds, 2 of them with bed-heads in C18th wrought iron, Piemonte wardrobe C 18TH and C 19th Tuscan bedside table and chest-of-drawers.Single BedroomSmall bedroom, 1 single bed, walk-in-wardrobe with early C19th Tuscan doors and small chest of drawers.LoftAbove the large dining room and reached by a staircase of 9 stairs, a quiet bedroom with 2 single beds and pleasant views. The bed-heads are in 18th wrhought iron, there is a Piemonte wardrobe (C 19th), C 19th Tuscan bedside table, English desk (C 19th) and C 18th Tuscan chest-of-drawers. The bathroom is downstairs.Amenities- Single heating and air conditioning- 3 working fireplaces (one of which is two-sided)- washing machine- clothes dryer- 2 irons and ironing tables- hairdryers in all bathrooms- 2 dishwashers- 1 microwave oven- 2 coffee machines- 1 oven- side by side refrigerator with ice machine- 2 toasters- wall safe- 1 TV 32 LCD with satellite - English and American programs- billiard room with 6 holes- VCR- DVD- complete Internet wireless conexion (wi-fi)- 2 children's beds- 2 cots- 2 highchairs- 3 mountain bikes.- The lighting of each bedroom is equipped with an automatic bio-switch for disconnecting the electricity, eliminating the electric tension when all the lights are off, thus permitting freedom from magnetic fields when you are asleep.- All windows have mosquito screens.- The special wooden slat supports for the matteresses can be adapted to the weight of the person and to the diverse distribution of body weight.- All beds have patented Waterlily matteresses to ensure maximum comfort.
ServicesEach room has its own heating and air conditioning units and the possibility of summing up the electricity and gas consumption.The villa has an exclusive perimeter and house allarm which is connected to the police via radio and telephone. The code number and password vary weekly. Instructions on the premises.- Electricity usage above 250 kw per week will be charged according to consumption.- Maid service ? 12 per hour- Cooking at the villa- Extra linen change ? 130- Hire car with driver ? 30/40 per hour- Driver with guest's car ? 20 per hour (possibility of fixed price for excursions ect.)- Baby-sitter ? 10 per hour- Shopping delivered (price to be agreed)- Hair dresser, beautitian or masseuse at home (to be agreed)- Body guard (to be agreed as per service requested)The following can be organized on request:- catering for up to 50/60 guests with or without entertainment (specialized in Tuscan and Italian cooking)- guided visits to museums or art cities- painting courses (on canvas or porcelain)- courses in Italian cooking (especially Tuscan).All the above extras are to be requested on booking and paid to the owner in advance.PartnersGolf clubThe villa has an agreement with 6, eighteen-hole golf courses, amongst the best in Tuscany and all within a maximum one hour by car.- La Pievaccia 15 min - Montevettolini- Le Pavoniere 35 min - Prato- L'Ugolino 50 min - Florence- Poggio dei Medici 60 min - Mugello- Cosmopolitan 60 min - Tirrenia- Versilia 45 min - PietrasantaFor the guests of Villa Rovoncisi a 10% discount is offered. For the access to the golf club at least one of the players must be in possession of a current membership card.Spa Grotta GiustiThe villa has an agreement with the Grotta Giusti SPA in Monsummano Terme, 10 minutes by car. The antique thermal grotto, already famous for its curative and benefic effects from the middle of the C19th, was the object of extensive restauration six years ago and the number of services increased. As well as the natural cures of the grotto it is possible to enjoy diverse treatments such as massages for health and beauty, oriental disciplines, energetic and ostheopatic techniques, massotherapy etc. Everything is illustrated in a treatment brochure, that you will find at the villa. It is also equipped with a thermal swimming-pool. For the guests of the villa a 10% discount is offered. Cooking at the VillaYou can eat in the garden ?al fresco? with a lovely view and a cook will prepare genuine dishes for you.If you want to have a pool party, you wish to celebrate your birthday or any other occasion have some live music too!A great duo will play all kinds of music from the 70's and 80's. You can also choose from a wide range of rythms for dancing. Background music to liven up your happy hour, your dinner and afterwards. (? 160,00). *Please enquire for additional information
The Tuscany region
Within a range of 15/20 mins. by car there are many places of interest to visit - the Giusti Grottos with their hot thermal baths, the Monsummano caves, the Pistoia hills and mountains (skiing in the Winter), the Svizzera Pesciatina, innumerable Romanic churches, the Fucecchio swamplands (of great interest for the local flora and fauna).
Villa Rovoncisi is in an area called the Valdinevole, as yet unruined by mass tourism, and presenting all the characteristic natural and artistic aspects of the Tuscan countryside.
The villa is most strategically placed: away from the chaos of the cities but with easy access to Tuscan "musts". Infact, 95% of the symbolic Tuscan landmarks can be reached within an hour and a half by car.
Montecatini Terme (5km.) is 50 mins. to Pisa and 50 mins. to Florence by train. Monsummano Terme (2km.) is the nearest town and has 15.000 inhabitants and all necessary facilities and shops etc.