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Giotto, Tuscany, Italy

Giotto

Florence Area, Tuscany, Italy
6 br, 4 ba, Pool

7 night minimum stay

From €414 - 785 per night
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Villa Features
Staff
Maid service: twice a week

Bedrooms
2 Double Bed, French Bed , 6 Twin Bed

Distances
40 km to airport
25 km to golf course
2 km to shopping
2 km to tennis court
Pool
Pool

Villa Features
Alfresco dining, Barbecue, CD player, Dishwasher , Fireplace , Internet - ADSL, Satellite television , Washer

Villa Description

Experience Tuscany at a farmhouse steeped in history. The foundations of villa Giotto date to the 14th century, and the six-bedroom stone farmhouse has been renovated with an eye to keeping its centuries-old charms. Set on an estate that produces olive oil and wine, the villa offers rural peace and quiet but is just 20 miles northeast of Florence.

Looking out from the villa’s grounds, it’s hard to see any signs of modern life—unless you count the inground pool surrounded by chaise longues. The original stables have been converted into an outdoor area with built-in barbecue, and a covered table and chairs is the perfect shady al fresco dining spot. The main house has its own 21st-century amenities, like an Internet connection, ping-pong room and mosquito nets.

Inside the villa’s vine-covered stone walls, floral and gingham fabrics, white walls and beamed ceilings play up its rustic charm but feel open and breezy. Gather around in the cheery living room, which has plenty of comfortable seating, or the dining room, where a buffet features vintage dishes and tins. The modern kitchen has both modern appliances and an old-fashioned fireplace large enough to sit inside.

Villa Giotto’s six bedrooms are decorated in equally charming fashion and have beautiful views of the landscape. There are two bedrooms with double beds, and two bedrooms with two twin beds each. The fifth bedroom has two twin beds plus a single bed perfect for children. In the sixth bedroom, you’ll find a French bed and en-suite bathroom.

The villa is named for Renaissance painter Giotto, who was born in the village of Vicchio, just over a mile away. Today, you’ll find amenities like a grocery store, tennis court and train station in the village. Active guests will want to check out the stables 3 miles away, the sailing and windsurfing on Lake Bilancino, 12 miles away, or the golf course 15 miles away. For day-trippers, it’s an easy jaunt to Florence, 20 miles away.

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BEDROOM & BATHROOM

  • Bedroom 1: Double bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds, Children's single bed
  • Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
  • Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds
  • Bedroom 6: French bed, En-suite bathroom with bathtub and 2 shower rooms

FEATURES & AMENITIES

  • Table tennis room
  • External laundry room
  • Washing machine
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Fireplaces
  • Mosquito nets
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • ADSL dial up internet connection (charges may apply)

OUTDOOR FEATURES

  • Al fresco dining
  • Swimming pool (1.40 m x 2.20 m)
    • From first week of May to first week of October
  • Partially fenced garden
  • Covered BBQ area
  • Al fresco dining

STAFF & SERVICES

Included

  • Maid service (3 hours, twice/week)
  • Weekly change of linens and towels
  • Final cleaning on Saturday
  • Normal use of hot/cold water
  • Electricity (up to 330 kW per week - any usage beyond this will be metered and charged locally at the time of check out. Charges vary greatly but can be as high as ~€0.80 per kW)

At Extra Cost (advance notice required)

  • Villa pre-stocking
  • Car hire
  • Airport transfers
  • Telephone charges
  • Cook service
  • Heating (will be metered and charged locally upon check out

LOCATION

Points of Interest

  • 2 KM (1.2 MI) to Vicchio (supermarket, bank, tennis court, etc.)
  • 2 KM (1.2 MI) to train station
  • 5 KM (3 MI) to horseback riding
  • 20 KM (12 MI) to sailing and windsurfing activities on Lake Bilancino
  • 25 KM (15.5 MI) to golf course
  • 45 KM (22 MI) to Florence
  • 90 KM (43 MI) to San Gimignano
  • 90KM (43 MI) to Arezzo
  • 120KM (50 MI) to Siena
  • 115KM (60 MI) to Lucca
  • 130 KM (60 MI) to Pisa

Airport:

  • 40 KM (24 MI) to Florence Airport(FLR)
  • 310 KM (192 MI) to Rome Airport (FCO)

VILLA POLICIES

  • Maximum 12 guests
  • Children are welcome
  • Small pets allowed
  • Non-smoking villa
  • Credit card details to be provided along with signed pre-authorization form at time of booking
  • All services not included in rates are to be paid locally.
  • All rentals from Saturday to Saturday
  • Check-in: Between 4pm-7pm (late arrivals must be arranged in advance and may be subject to additional charges)
  • Check-out: Before 9am

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

From the garden you might hear cars passing occasionally along a narrow country lane.

Trains depart to Florence every hour from Vicchio). For more information, visit www.trenitalia.com

Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy


Giotto, Tuscany, Italy

 

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