Enjoy noble splendor in this gracious antique villa which is both close to Florence and immersed in tranquility.
Villa Il Turco is an elegant, aristocratic, sixteenth-century country estate which once belonged to a noble family named Rosselli Del Turco.
Complete with vaulted ceilings downstairs and chestnut coffered ones upstairs, stables, a pigeon loft and a graceful loggia on the second floor, this villa is like some thing out of a period movie. Not only will it delight you but it also can provide the perfect staging point for exploring all the most important sights in Tuscany as well as those more off the beaten track.
Thanks to its valuable 18th and 19th century antique furnishings and its proximity to Florence, only 25 km, this villa is perfect for art lovers who wish to relax in a historical environment. Original frescoes and wooden coffered ceilings help to give you the feeling that you have stepped back into the annals of time.
Although it enjoys absolute seclusion, the villa is part of an active farm which produces Chianti wines, olive oil, grappa and honey (all of which can be purchased). Wine tasting and visits to the cellars can be arranged.
With in walking distance is a charming typical restaurant where local specialties are served.
Accommodation: ground floor: large eat-in kitchen with fireplace (oven, washing machine, dishwasher). Formal dining room with vaulted ceilings opening onto the garden, living room; also with vaulted ceilings, satellite TV and telephone, bathroom with shower. Beautiful original terracotta floors.
Second floor (piano nobile): access by means of interior and exterior staircases into the large sitting room with fireplace. Living room with piano, library with fireplace, billiard room, three bedrooms with double beds, two bedrooms with two twin beds each, two bathrooms with bathtubs. Wi-Fi internet connection available.
In a little storage house in the garden, there is the boiler and the laundry.
Please note that due to it’s size and disposition, this villa is not suitable for winter lets.
Garden and swimming pool: the garden is vast and very private. It is shaded by centuries-old trees and graced with beautiful views of the family vineyard. Behind the house, hidden away in absolute privacy, are a spacious terrace and a broad lawn, where a barbecue and brick oven make evening meals a delight.
Nearby the villa is the private swimming pool (5 X 10 meters). Recently built for the exclusive use of guests at the villa, it is shaded by oak and olive trees and affords wonderful views across the valley.
There is also a very old chapel on the grounds which can still be used for religious functions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Livorno 75 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 25 km, Nearest railway: Florence 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (5), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Villa Il Turco is near to Florence as well as with easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is Florence airport (less than 40 minutes), Pisa is about an hour and Rome airports are both about three hours distant.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEAR BY: Montefiridolfi is a little village with shops for the first necessities. The village is situated in the heart of the countryside, among the hills that surround the Pesa valley. The village of Cerbaia, with more diversity, a pharmacy, and a supermarket, is 3 Km away.
Horse riding: It is possible to go horse riding at the Riding Centre Horse World, which is situated on the same road as the villa, about 200 meters or yards away.
Nearest town: Cerbaia km 3
Restaurants: nearest km 0,1
Supermarket: Cerbaia km 3
Grocery: Cerbaia km 3
Shops: Cerbaia km 3
Outlets: The Mall, Reggello km 45
Bank: Cerbaia km 3
Post office: Cerbaia km 3
Chemistry: Cerbaia km 3
Tennis court: Cerbaia km 3
Golf: Golf Club Ugolino km 25
Horse riding: Cerbaia km 0,2
SPA: Gambassi Terme km 25
Train station: Firenze km 25