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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Filippa A is a gracious 40-square-meter (about 430.5 square feet)

apartment which sleeps four people. It features a patio and shared swimming-pool

and garden, all with a wonderful view of the woods and the valley.

It is equipped with central heating, satellite-dish TV, and parking space.

Villa Filippa A has a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, and a living-room

with a double divan bed and a kitchenette.

The place

Villa Filippa is a beautiful villa built as a vacation home. There is a large

swimming-pool and terraces facing the sun and the vast scenery of the valley and

the hills. It is divided into five small apartments.

It is at about 400 meters (about 1,312 feet) of altitude in a prominent position

on the slopes of a hill covered in woods. Around you all you will see are a few

other vacation villas or houses inhabited by people of the place.

You will be on the hills of Montalbano, the hills where Leonardo Da Vinci was

born, a land which stretches between Florence and the sea.

In the sixteenth century, this area was a hunting reserve of the Medici family.

Even today the hills are covered in woods: if you are fond of ecotourism, this

place will definitely excite you. In the area you will find a numerous foot and

cycling paths which will lead you into the discovery of very ancient woods,

archaeological sites, old villas, churches, and old hamlets. You can even take a

wine and food tour on a way called 'Strada del Vino e dell'olio' (Road of the

Wine and the Olive Oil) and visit wine cellars and oil-mills.

You won't be far from the sea. At only 40 km (about 25.9 miles) away, you will

find the small town of Viareggio, famous for its splendid beaches and elegant

shopping streets.

You will also be close to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano: you will

be able to go on convenient daily excursions to search for the cities of art of

Tuscany with their beautiful castles and historical hamlets.

The swimming pool

At Villa Filippa you will have a shared 12 x 5 meter (about 39 x 16 feet)

swimming-pool at your disposal. It is located in a flat area facing the main

façade of the villa. In one angle of the swimming-pool, you will find a

whirlpool corner.

Around the swimming-pool you will find a large sun-drenched area furnished with

umbrellas and sun loungers. From the sun-drenched area you will enjoy the vast

scenery consisting of the surrounding green and the valley.

The swimming-pool is open from the first of May to the 30th of October.

The garden

At Villa Filippa you will have a spacious park some hectares large at your

disposal in case you feel like going for strolls. It is a wooded area in a

sloping land. The land boasts paths and steps which will lead you to an area

furnished with deck chairs so you can relax in the shade of trees or to an area

where there is a barbecue or even to a playground for kids. You can even use

such paths and trails as shortcuts to reach the town of Porciano on foot, which

is about one km (about 0.6 mile) away; you will be hiking amidst the green.

The house and the patio

Villa Filippa A is on the ground floor, and you can reach it from the patio of

the villa by going through a patio door without having to climb any steps. The

patio is spacious and shared with another Appartamento Filippa A unit.

On the patio you will find a large wrought-iron table with chairs and an

umbrella exclusively at our disposal. While sitting outdoors, all you will have

before you is a beautiful view of the swimming-pool and the green of the hills.

In the living-room you will find a double divan bed, a table with chairs, a

satellite-dish TV, and the kitchenette. The kitchenette is equipped with a

four-burner stove and a fridge.

From the living-room you will be able to reach the double bedroom and the

bathroom with shower.

The double bedroom has windows overlooking the hills.

The apartment is completely furnished, well-cared for in details, elegant, and

cozy.

At Villa Filippa A you will have a shared laundry room available.

Nearby tourist attractions

During your stay at Villa Filippa A, you will be in a territory whose history

dates back to the ancient Romans and which has preserved, since the year One

Thousand, historical castles, churches, villas and palaces rich in master

pieces, all to be absolutely visited. You will also be near the small town of

Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.

You will be in the area where the 'Chianti del Montalbano' wine is produced. And

as an addition to all the cultural visits, don't forget to stop at the beautiful

wine cellars of the area while taking the “Strada del Vino e dell'Olio” (Road of

the Wine and olive Oil). Don't miss out on having lunch in one of the

characteristic trattorias, often attended by local people and where you will

taste the genuine Tuscan cuisine!

1 km (about 0.6 mile) away from the house you will find the first shops, right

in the center of Porciano. You will find the first restaurants three km (about

1.9 miles) away. Pistoia is 15 km (about 9 miles) away from the villa. From

Pistoia it is possible to get trains to Florence. If you feel like enjoying some

thermal baths, 20 km (about 12 miles) away are the famous thermal waters of

Montecatini.

In addition, Lucca is 40 km (about 25 miles) away, San Gimignano is also 40 km

(about 25 miles) away, Florence is 45 km (about 28 miles) away, Volterra, the

city of the Etruscans, is 45 km (about 28 miles) away, Pisa is 60 km (about 37

miles) away, and Siena is 70 km (about 43.5 miles) away. You will be able to

easily visit the great artistic and historical attractions of Tuscany and also

go on excursions to the sea, as the beautiful and famous beaches of Viareggio

are only 40 km (about 25 miles) away.

And if you like Italian fashion, don't forget to plan a stop at the renowned

'Valdichiana outlet Village', where you will find 90 shops which offer Italian

high fashion at reasonable price!

And when you are tired of walking up and down, you can enjoy the peacefulness

and beauty of the Tuscan hills in a beautiful and comfortable apartment!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Access Car advised
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 TV, Satellite TV
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2)
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Villa Filippa A has a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, and a living-room with a double divan bed and a kitchenette.

Villa Filippa A is on the ground floor, and you can reach it from the patio of the villa by going through a patio door without having to climb any steps. The patio is spacious and shared with another Appartamento Filippa A unit.

In the living-room you will find a double divan bed, a table with chairs, a satellite-dish TV, and the kitchenette. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner stove and a fridge.

From the living-room you will be able to reach the double bedroom and the bathroom with shower. The double bedroom has windows overlooking the hills. The apartment is completely furnished, well-cared for in details, elegant, and cozy. At Villa Filippa A you will have a shared laundry room available.

Further details outdoors

Villa Filippa is a beautiful villa built as a vacation home. There is a large swimming-pool and terraces facing the sun and the vast scenery of the valley and the hills. It is divided into five small apartments.

It is at about 400 meters (about 1,312 feet) of altitude in a prominent position on the slopes of a hill covered in woods. Around you all you will see are a few other vacation villas or houses inhabited by people of the place.

You won't be far from the sea. At only 40 km (about 25.9 miles) away, you will find the small town of Viareggio, famous for its splendid beaches and elegant shopping streets.

At Villa Filippa you will have a shared 12 x 5 meter (about 39 x 16 feet) swimming-pool at your disposal. It is located in a flat area facing the main façade of the villa. In one angle of the swimming-pool, you will find a whirlpool corner. The swimming-pool is open from the first of May to the 30th of October.

At Villa Filippa you will have a spacious park some hectares large at your disposal in case you feel like going for strolls. It is a wooded area in a sloping land. The land boasts paths and steps which will lead you to an area furnished with deck chairs so you can relax in the shade of trees or to an area where there is a barbecue or even to a playground for kids. You can even use such paths and trails as shortcuts to reach the town of Porciano on foot, which is about one km (about 0.6 mile) away; you will be hiking amidst the green.

The Tuscany region

Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.

Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.

The region was populated first by the Etruscans on the 7th century BC, and about 500 years later by the Romans.

The words Humanism and Renaissance evoke Tuscany, as immediately as Pope evokes Rome: just think that between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century, both these ages were born here. The entire region attained a very important artistic role.

If you are keen on art and nature… well you’re definitely in the right place! ;-)

Indeed the fathers of Italian painting, architecture and sculpture lived in this beautiful towns: such as Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. This is the reason why the entire region is rich in museums where thousands of amazing works are kept. You’ll be impressed by the majesty of the many ancient palaces (for examples “Palazzo Vecchio”, “Palazzo Pitti”, “Palazzo Medici”), monasteries and villas that are springing up all over the Tuscany.

Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.

The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.

What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.

The Apuan Alps are a monumental work of the nature. They consist in some of the highest peaks in the region: This regional park sets up the chance for those who want to practice trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape.

Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.

Pistoia

Pistoia (north-west of Florence) is a lovely place for wallowing in rural beauty, enjoying the wealth of watercourses like Ombrone Pistoiese that dimple the land, and provide the opportunity to admire precious ichthyic species in crystalline waters.

The name derives from the Latin "Pistôrium", meaning Etruscan city... Pistoia has proven Roman origins, but it probably had Etruscan settlements, too.

The city was built during the II century BC as important "oppidum" (fortress) of via Cassia, that linked Rome, Lucca and Florence: it was intended for supplying the Roman troops against the Ligurians.

Pistoia was episcopal seat and underwent several ivasions: Goths, Byzantines, Longobards and Franks but, in 1105 the city became independent, governed by the "consuls" (the oldest democratic Bench in Italy) and, in 1158, the 'podestà' finally stemmed the bishop's power.

In 1144, two pilgrims, brought in town the precious St Jacopo's relic, making Pistoia unavoidable leg of via Francigena for all believers going to Santiago de Compostela. The "shell of the pilgrim", one of the symbols of St Jacopo, is also probably represented in the city's coat of arms: the white and red chessboard with 36 pieces, supported on both sides by two bears (later added in order to represent the predominance of Pistoia over the mountain).

Pistoia is situated at the confluence of three big commercial itineraries and this position fed its great commercial vocation: specially from 1100, when it grew a new active flourishing mercantile class. The inhabitants of this enchanting place became internationally popular for their incredible abilities in banking and financial mathematics.

The city is sunny, with a temperate climate, just ideal to enjoy the great outdoors any time of the year: in summer is lovely to rest and enjoy the cool breeze under the shadow of centenary chestnut and beech trees; spring and autumn, for the stunning marvels offered by the nature itself.

Pistoia holds marvellous monumental buildings dated back to different ages, as well as splendid, sophisticated, Romanesque and Gothic churches. Make a beeline for Piazza del Duomo, centre of the civil and ecclesiastic power.

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:26 Aug 2014

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