Villa Rosita, nearby Florence
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10
VILLA ROSITA is an italian luxury country house sets in Tuscany region.It's ideal position is a great starting point to visit one of the most beautiful regions of the world.
The villa is located in a marvellous environmental park, a real naturalistic oasis surrounded by 600 hectares of protected area very close to Florence, main town in Tuscany.
Villa Rosita was originally built in the 19th century but has been completely restored in 1999 and it's very comfortably furnished with great attention to the details.
The villa is on two levels and can accommodate max 8/10 guests.
On the ground floor:
a wide, well furnished income,a large living room with fireplace, armchairs and sofas supplied of TV set (TV + Sat,DVD,VHS ) and stereo system.
A large dining room (dining table for 10 people) & kitchen perfectly equipped with refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, microwaves oven, kettle, mixer , toaster , American coffee machine, table set for 10 people and every type of kitchen accessory.
A large laundry with washing machine, ironing set, appropriate fountain to wash clothes and several cabinets.
A bathroom and an an easy access to the private garden where is the barbecue and table&chairs for eating “al fresco”.The upstairs for the first floor.
On the first floor:
The Ginestra bedroom, our main bedroom, with a luxury bathroom “en suite” supplied by a wellness centre with Jacuzzi bathtube and Jacuzzi sauna .
The Rose bedroom, a large bedroom with TV set and a lovely pink bathroom “en suite”.
The Glicine bedroom, the largest of the villa with it's own bathroom.
The rooms are spacious, all the bedrooms are furnished with and the ceilings at sight have beams in wood like the typical Tuscany style.
The villa has a large, completely fenced garden where is the private swimming pool, encircled from the terrace equipped with warm and cold shower, gazebo, beachbeds, deckchairs beyond to chairs, tables and towels.
Beach towels are provided.The swimming pool is supplied of lighting system for a romantic dive under the moon.
The outside villa is wholly enclosed, with barbecue, table-tennis, covered parking places, a very large terrace outside with table&chairs for 10 people to eating al fresco.
The large garden it is entirely levelled and has ample spaces where the children can safely play, there is also a corner in the garden where you can find hammocks for relaxing under the trees; moreover the estate is surrounded by a 40.000 m2 olive grove from which it is possible to enjoy a impressive panorama.
There is the possibility to buy local products, like oil, fruits and vegetables.
Mr Andrea, the owner, lives on site to take care of the lawn/garden and the pool cleaning; he will be happy to help you for every needs.There is the possibility to buy local products, like oil, fruits and vegetables.
The nearest village is only 1,5 km from the villa and there you'll find every kind of shops, (supermarket, post office, pharmacy, newspaper stand, bank, pub, lady hairdresser). Prato centre is only 6 Km far, Florence only 15 Km far.
Nearby this Tuscany vacation rental you will find a number of sporting clubs with tennis courts, a thermal spa and pool, horse riding stables and golf courses.
We're sure you'll find setting Villa Rosita a real paradise where spend your holiday!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Versilia 50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 15 km, Nearest railway: Prato centrale 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Swimming pool available from mid April to mid October abt , the pool is well equipped and has also a hot/cold shower .There is a spacious veranda, furnished with tables and chairs for eating outside. Professional BBQ
outside near the tables. Secure parking. There are hammocks, chairs and tables in the garden enterely levelled and fanced for you kid's security.
Rates include: the use of the Villa with water, electricity, and gas - Bed-linen and Towels (1 change week) - The use of the Swimming Pool and equipments ( the pool is open from 15/04 to 15/09) - Swimming Pool maintenance - Lawn maintenance - English speaking assistance by the owner - Park ang garden use - Tennis table use - Car parking.
Rates Exclude: final cleaning (120 Euro) - Central heating (only for cold seasons € 80/day). A 500 € security deposit has to be paid locally to the owner or his/her representative; it will be returned on departure less phone calls and breakages.
Term and condition: the rentals runnig from Saturday to Saturday during high and med season - Check in from 3 p.m., Check out within 10 a.m. - Low season changeover day is flexible.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is very well known among tourists:the typical Tuscan landscape most famous in the world is that of plains and hills where more than in any other part the harmony unites man with nature.
Here orderly cultivations of vines and olives alternate, marked by rows of cypresses and by farm houses which give the visitor a sense of balance and elegant beauty.
Regarding the Architecture we know the beginning from Etruscans but Tuscany has also numerous testimonies of Medieval castles and very ancient churches.The really urban architecture in Toscana began in the 1200s with the construction of the tower-houses, more like fortresses than private residences.Later with the economic prosperity of the region, taste changed and we had Nobles' houses, stone buildings became more elegant and extended horizontally. In the 1400s there was also the necessity to construct more solid housing for the poorer people to prevent the frequent fires which destroyed the wooden shanties. At this point the 1500s saw an ideal architectural organisation for the urban setting.
At the end of this century new trends appeared, among which was the balcony. The 1600s brought the Baroque opulence, best expressed in religious architecture. The end of the 1700 coincided with the construction of elegant bourgeois detached houses on the outskirts of the cities The most radical urban transformation, especially in Firenze, was in the 1800s, when old houses were knocked down to make way for imposing buildings worthy of the new born Capital of Italy. Lastly the 1900s opened with the decorative “art nouveau”, of which we have notable examples of buildings in Versilia and Montecatini. After the”great war” there was a rapid reconstruction of the cities, simplifying the architecture of the buildings, thereby officially affirming the social function of the architect, less artist, more technician.
Florence surroundings may be really considered a Valley of Treasures of Art and History. There is a number of small town museums and monuments a churches often called “Pievi” that can offer you extraordinary surprises.And it may be a double gift: together with the Arts, you will be able to explore one the most enchanted countrysides of the world. (if you’re not in hurry, you’ll also find out that little country restaurants and taverns may be more convenient than the town centre ones and, most of all, maybe more genuine).
Everywhere in Tuscany you'll find all the best!
the city of Florence itself has mounds of activities to offer and it’s only 10 kms distant. You can enjoy art, culture,people and food!These are the most famous museums of the city to visit:
Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Palatina Gallery, Bargello Museum, Medici Chapels, Modern Art Gallery, San Marco Museum, Archeeological Museum, Silver Museum, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Boboli Garden of Pitti Palace, Costume Museum ,Dante’s House and many others.
Prato is the second-largest city in Tuscany and became the capital of a new province in 1992, before which it had been part of the province of Firenze.
The entrepreneur from Prato, Giuliano Gori, has turned his 18th century Fattoria di Celle in the Pistoia area into a kind of art gallery. Both the park and the interior of this splendid villa house works by great modern artists, who stay at the villa and produce their work on site so that they fit naturally into the context of the villa.Also the Museo Pecci is a very important Museum of Contemporary Art.
The "Pavoniere" is one of the most beautiful golf course in the region.
The local cuisine is traditional Tuscan, with the notable exception of the famous cantucci di Prato, dry biscuits with large pieces of almond inside that are excellent when dipped in Vin Santo, and the bozza di Prato, a round bread loaf typical of the city.
Pistoia lies at the far end of the uninterrupted strip of urban settlement that stretches all the way from Firenze. .
The extensive walls of the old city, which are still basically intact, were built in the first half of the 1300s and subsequently fortified by the Medici. Some of the large Romanesque constructions had already been begun the century before, and at the end of the 1300s work started on the Palazzo del Comune. However, this expansion was hampered in one direction by Lucca and in the other by Firenze, who joined forces to conquer the city at the beginning of the 14th century.It's only relatively recently, with considerable industrial and artisan development, that the city has expanded, becoming internationally important for its production of plants and flowers, with nurseries springing up in various parts of the province.
The long period of Florentine dominance over Pistoia has probably played a part in stifling culinary differentiation, because it is in fact very similar to Florentine cooking. If the sights of the city itself are not enough for you, you could try visiting towards the end of July, when the Giostra dell'Orso, the 'Joust of the Bear', is held. This involves a procession in costume and a horse-riding competition.Nearby don't forget to visit Montecatini Terme a very nice termal town
don’t miss to visit a small but fascinating town, if you love Art and History and you also love great
great international pop artists, and you’re happening to travel through Tuscany in July, you should absolutely make a stop in Lucca (50 km from Prato and just 20 km from the Versilia beaches)
The Lucca Summer Festival has a program of stars!
Among the historical towns of Tuscany, Pisa deserves a particular mention. And not only for its Leaning Tower which is probably one of the most known “icons” of Italian Antique monuments.
In medieval times, Pisa was one of the most powerful Italian Towns, specially those particularly courages ones that fought their way through the sea, known as the “Repubbliche Marinare”, the “Republics of the Seas!” .
Its ships, like the ones of Venice, Genova and Amalfi, traveled and traded all over the known seas, enriching the merchants, the ruling class and the entire town.
The towns of Massa and Carrara are just a few kilometres from each other and are co-capitals of a province.
The recorded existence of Massa dates back to 882, and it was contested over the years that followed by Lucca and Pisa, then was dominated by the Milanese and the Florentines until control of it passed into the hands of the Malaspina family, who ruled the city for three hundred years from the 15th to the 18th century. It was then governed, together with Carrara, by Maria Beatrice d'Austria Este until it became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.
From Massa, there are a number of interesting excursions to Monte Cerchio and Pian della Fioba, from which you can get wonderful views.
Less than 5 kilometres away is Marina di Massa, which developed as a bathing station amidst a pine wood; it has a splendid sandy beach and is situated at the point where a mountain stream, the Frigia, flows into the sea.
Carrara is situated in a basin amidst olives at the foot of the Apuan Alps; it developed in an area that was already famous for its marble in ancient times, and was first mentioned in 963 when Ottone I gave it to the bishops of the Roman colony of Luni
On the Apuan, are the old marble quarries which supplied marble for sculptors such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Andrea del Sansovino, and in more recent times Henry Moore.
Leaving the city in the direction of the sea, you come to Marina di Carrara on the northernmost point of the Tuscan coast. It is a beach resort with a wide sandy beach. There is also a mercantile port here, constructed in the 19th century for the export of marble.
The stretch of coastline from Livorno to Piombino is known as the Coast of the Etruscans because they settled there and exploited the area's enormous agricultural and mineral resources. The powerful Etruscan fleet criss-crossed the Tyrrhenian Sea from the ports of Vada and Baratti, and Populonia was powerful enough to issue its own coinage. Historic and tourist centres include Castiglioncello, Rosignano Marittimo, Cecina, Bibbona, Campiglia Marittima, Vada, San Vincenzo, and Castagneto Carducci. The latter owes part of its name to the poet Giosuè Carducci who lived there when he was very young, and who remained attached to it throughout his life.
Situated in central Tuscany, Siena was once one of the most important cities in Italy. Initially there was an Etruscan settlement here, on the route from Volterra to Arezzo. It then came under Roman rule and was declassified to minor city status. Its fortunes rose again under Lombard rule, when it was the only city on the Via Francigena between Lucca and Viterbo. It grew a lot in this period and became economically much stronger as a result of the commercial exploitation of its products. In 1200, the most important families of the city and the bankers of the Papal See started banking activity in the city. The most important sites for transactions were the urban strip along the Francigena, and in Piazza del Campo, the only large piazza in the city, which has its own particular and distinctive fascination even today.
After finally surrendering to Firenze in 1559, Siena became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, but having constructed a fort there, the Medici neglected the city for the next two centuries, the result being that Siena slipped into a deep economic and demographic crisis.
The arrival of the railway in 1850 gave fresh stimulus to the city and to the old university, with scholars coming from all over Europe to study. The pharmaceutical industry became firmly established here and its old banking activities were revitalised.
Maremma amara - bitter Maremma. This is how a traditional Tuscan song describes the area in the province of Grosseto that makes up the southernmost part of the region.
Wind, sea, mountains, and sun seem to combine to give this zone a real sense of wildness. The Maremma is one of the least populated areas of Italy, with large stretches of land left undisturbed for the flora and fauna, which seem, even beyond its boundaries, to be a natural extension of the Parco dell'Uccellina. Although the land has undergone massive reclamation, which has transformed what was once putrid and unhealthy marshland, there is a singular harmony between nature and the work of man. Although the reclamation work was started by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany in the 18th century, it was only finally completed in the post-war period.
The provincial capital, Grosseto, is a relatively youthful city that developed in the medieval period on a site where Etruscan boats used to pass through the marshes. It provided accommodation for the workers in the salt pans, and developed slowly until eventually it was fortified by the Medici.
And indeed it's invariably the views rather than the towns and villages that are the strongpoint of the area.
The settlements on the coast, at Cala Martina, Cala Violina, Punta Ala, and above all at Castiglione della Pescaia are inseparable from the beauty of the sea that beats against the hills running down to the coast, and the unspoilt countryside that is a mix of Mediterranean bush vegetation and pine woods. For a wonderful walk all you have to do is climb to Monte d'Alma or Poggio Ballone which provide height and protection for small villages and rugged castles.
The city of Arezzo is situated near the Alpe di Poti, in the centre of a wide basin where the Valdarno Superiore, the Casentino, and the Val di Chiana all converge.
It has been transformed in a short period of time from a prevalently agricultural economy to a mainly industrial one, and has also become a world centre for gold craftsmanship.
The first reliable evidence of the existence of a settlement here dates back to the period between the 4th and 5th century BC, when it developed as one of the largest centres of Etruscan civilisation (Arretium). In the Roman period, when it became an important military outpost on the Via Cassia and an ally of Rome, the city expanded southwards and an imposing amphitheatre was built. Traces of this period can still be seen today.The building of the Autostrada del Sole highway in the 60s, followed by the quadrupling of the Firenze-Rome railway, has meant that Arezzo lies in an advantageous position at the centre of the national transport network.
If you get the opportunity to visit Arezzo between the end of August and the first few days of September, you'll catch one of the most well-known cultural manifestations held in the region, the Giostra del Saracino, the Joust of the Saracen, which takes place in Piazza Grande. Set against the background of the prevalently medieval city centre, the Aretini gather together to side with and support the lancers on horseback.
If you miss this fascinating historical re-evocation, there's the chance for another leap into the (more recent) past at the antique fair. Held on the first weekend of each month, hundreds of stall-holders come from all over Italy and visitors crowd the streets of the ancient city centre.
Much of the city centre is closed to traffic, except for tourist access to the hotels, but moving around on foot shouldn't just be regarded as an administrative imposition. It's an opportunity to experience things that can only be seen from the paved streets, from the doorways of palaces, and from under the overhanging buildings rising in the narrow, uneven alleyways.
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10 Jul 2013
"Great villa in the countryside near to Florence"
We looked hard for a nice villa with gardens, swimming pool, outdoor dining area and three full bedrooms each with private bathroom / ensuite. This was one of very few that met the criteria and was i… More
17 Oct 2012
"Beautiful villa, beautiful pool, wonderful host"
The pictures make the villa look nice, but they really don't do it justice. It is amazing both inside and out. Everything is clean and well kept. The pool was amazing -- the kids loved it and we used it several times a day. The kitchen has everything you need. The rooms are beautiful and fun to stay in. The owner Andrea is wonderful and a joy to spend time with. He took us to a nearby gelateria owned by his friend and got us great gelato. He was very helpful in answering our questions and guiding us to everything we needed.
5 Aug 2011
"OK to see Florence, but nothing special"
We stayed at this villa for a week with our 2 boys and friends ( family with one teenager). The villa in general is OK, but you have to know the following factors - 1 villa has no view - so, you'… More
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