Il Gineprino is a wonderful Villa/Chalet for rent in Tuscany located in the top of the area of Vallombrosa (elevation 1450m) immersed amongst the wonderful mountain near Florence. Stylishly furnished with the capacity to sleep 11 people this villa is ideal for a relaxing holiday in Tuscany.
A Corner of Paradise located just 35 km or a 45 minute drive from Florence, you will find this fabulous location immersed in the heart of the wonderful Natural Reserve of Vallombrosa and close the Ancient Wooded area of Sant'Antonio, surrounded by private park 4.000 sqm and containing a beautiful garden. There is external terrace about 20 sqm ideal for relaxing and enjoy the solarium. There is also a pergola with barbecue and a tennis table. The villa has car parking facilities.
The villa/chalet is spread over 3 floors for a total floor space of roughly 200sqm. The villa offers guests 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and has been furnished with attention to detail. The villa is warm, cozy and colourful, the walls are highly decorated. Ilaria the owner of the property is an artist, oil paintings, frescoes and this villa shows off her full talent.
There is a short outer staircase which leads to the terrace where you will find the entrance to the villa. Upon entering you will find a lovely living room with a modern style chimney and a cozy dining area. On this floor you will also find a well equipped kitchen, two triple bedrooms each with private bathroom complete with tub, bidet, toilet and sink.
On the top floor you will find a lovely attic which houses a charming tea room, a small double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (tub, toilet and bidet) which is a romantic and delicious spot.
In the downstair there is a triple bedroom very cozy and spacious with private bathroom (double shower jacuzzi, double sink, bidet and toilet).
Apart from the standard sleeping capacity for 11 people in 4 bedrooms there is the possibility of adding three extra single beds, and a baby bed if needed.
Our Personal Opinion:
Ideal for a family or a group of friends for short term rentals. The location of the villa garantees a perfect privacy within a surrounding environment superb. The villa/chalet is lovely and bright, perfect for anyone who loves nature, beautiful landscapes,walks and wants to live in comfort and relax in the quiet Tuscan.
The property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
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Weekly price: high season: 1.600 €, mid season: 1.200 €, low season: 800 €.
Included: All linens included, one weekly cleaning with linens change, utility bills, taxes and condo fees.
Excluded: Final Cleaning 80,00€, heating (if needed) 5,00 € per m3, tourist taxes (1 euro per person per day up to 6 nights).
Extra on request: On demand preparing dinners characteristics,
Firewood for the chimney (100Kg 15€)
300,00 € payable in cash on arrival
Check-In: 3:30pm to 7:00pm
Check-Out: 9:00am to 10:00am
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||120 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence Airport (FLR Peretola) 50 km, Nearest railway: Sant'Ellero Station 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (4), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Among the valley of Casentino and the Valdarno, for a route rich in history and stunning views
Vallombrosa is an area that can satisfy a wide variety of cultural interests: from the naturalistic to the historical. It was founded by St. Giovanni Gualberto at the beginning of the XI century followed by numerous disciples. The current biogenetic reserve is of great naturalistic importance, extending over 1,270 hectares, as is the State-owned forest of St. Anthony of 993 hectares.
The Iron Cross of Pratomagno is at a height of 1,591m: inaugurated in 1928, it is visible from very far away. This itinerary proposes a trek from the abbey of Vallombrosa (FI) to the monumental Cross of Pratomagno (AR) and back, for a total of 30 Km and slopes of 680m. This trek leads us to the discovery of the secular forest of Vallombrosa on the Monte Secchieta and from there to the ridges of Pratomagno, where we can enjoy vast fields rich in broom trees and wide views.
The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world's 72nd most visited in 2009, with 1,685,000 visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.
Florence is also an important city in Italian fashion, being ranked within the top fifty fashion capitals of the world; furthermore, it is also a major national economic centre, being a tourist and industrial hub. In 2008, the city had the 17th highest average income in Italy
Distance Gineprino: about 45 Minutes by car
Casentino is a long valley located in northeastern Tuscany. Monte Falterona, at its northern edge, gives birth to the spring that becomes the principal river in the region, the Arno River, whichGoes through Florence and Pisa
The Casentino includes many small and characteristic towns, all within the province of Arezzo. This area presents a rich vegetation and beautiful, centuries old forests which are part of the
National Park of the Casentino Forests
There are many interesting places to visit in the Casentino area: small villages, ancient feudal castles (such as the Porciano castle) and beautiful Romanesque churches. Two important historical worship sites are located in this area, the Verna Sanctuary (where Saint Francis of Assisi retired to pray) and the Eremo di Camaldoli, a Benedictine monk hermitage.
Distance Gineprino: about 15-30 Minutes by car
Upper Arno River:
The upper Arno River Valley (Upper Valdarno) basin lies 30 km southeast of Florence and spreads out between the Chianti hills to the west and the Pratomagno Mountains to the east. Reggello is a rural market town in the Arno Valley, surrounded by vineyards and olive grounds and dominated by the peaks of the Pratomagno Mountains.
Distance Gineprino: about 25 Minutes by car
Reggello: Pieve, Olives, Setteponti - and Masaccio
The old medieval Cascia became Reggello under Granduke Leopoldo in 1773. The territory is crossed by Setteponti road, along Pratomagno, an ancient etruscan way still existing in roman and medieval times to join Arezzo with Fiesole. Interesting churches are found in the area: Pieve di Cascia (Parish Church) is a very known roman building which has the Trittico of San Giovenale by Masaccio in the interior. Pieve di San Pietro a Pitiana dated back to the XII century, Pieve di Sant'Agata in Arfoli and the splendid Abbazia di Vallombrosa founded in 1008 by San Giovanni Gualberto and later became in 1973 Riserva Biogenetica Naturale. Reggello is known for the production of an exceptional extravirgin olive oil. Comfortable hotels, characteristic agriturismos and pleasant holiday homes await you at Reggello for passing an unforgettable holiday. In the ancient times, the territory of Reggello was crossed by Setteponti road, along Pratomagno, an ancient etruscan way still existing in roman and medieval times to join Arezzo with Fiesole and it was one of the most ancient settlement places of the Etruscans. Also the Romans used the track to transform it into a branch of the Cassia way since the understood the importance of this way.
Distance Gineprino: about 15 Minutes by car
Via dei Setteponti Along the ridge of the seven bridges:
III-II cen. a.C, old Etruscan road that used to connect Arezzo and Fiesole, paved by Romans, became a part of via Consolare Cassia vetus that, in coinciding stretch with actual Setteponti road, was (according to some stories) the road where Hannibal's army passed through during the Punic wars. From Arezzo the provincial Sette Ponti road winds along the foothills of the Pratomagno, yielding breathtaking views over the countryside and brushing beautiful terraced vineyards which reflect perfect harmony between Man and nature Worth a stop:Loro Ciuffenna and the old Pieve of Gropina
Distance Gineprino: about 20 Minutes by car