Villa del Giglio, near Florence, 12 sleeps
Locality Florence area
6 double ensuite room
ideal for a family reunion
Every stone in the Tuscan landscape tell about the many cultures that inhabited it throughout the centuries. About 30 Km from Florence, Villa del Giglio holiday property, built on the ancient Via Francigena connecting France to Rome, is a magnificent example, evoking a multitude of ancient influences. The castle was built back to 1210,from a most important noble family as the centre of Val d'Elsa's court. They owned and lived in this fabulous castle, later transforming it into an elegant country mansion, until the 17th century. Traces of the original 13th century fortified castle are still visible in the square brick tower and the defensive walls along the villa.
Villa del Giglio, has been completely restored while still keeping the spirit and atmosphere of a noble house. It is capable of 12 people accomodation in luxurious comfort.
On the ground floor, you will meet a cosy living room with a fireplace. Magnificent marble staircase guide the guest to the first floor. A corridor provides access to the rest of the house. The big and fully equipped kitchen has terracotta flooring and beamed ceilings. An elegant dining room with French windows gives access to the courtyard. Further on, the Yellow living room with fireplace has a reading room alcove with TV, computer with broadband line and fax. Finally the double bedroom of Federico Barbarossa has an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
On the first floor, another corridor leads to the bedrooms. There are two twin bedrooms, the Celeste and the Pink bedroom - both with bathrooms inside, one with shower and tub and the other with shower. Towards the end of the corridor a double bedroom with outside balcony overlooks the front yard. There is also a laundry room with wardrobe.
XII CENTURY TOWER
The medieval tower standing alongside the villa (part of the original castle) has its own access. From the living room on the ground floor a staircase takes you up to a double bedroom with its own bathroom with shower. With a breathtaking roof terrace.
In front of the Villa you may admire a unique views of the green and fertile countryside below, and the towered town of San Gimignano.
A staircase leads down to the swimming pool of 10 x 5 meters surrounded by a lawn and a n arcaded loggia. Behind is a shower and a fridge.
Limonaia converted into a casual sitting room, with six arched windows offering sweeping views of surrounding countryside. Breathtaking roof terrace.
XIII century chapel, restored in the XVIII century, contains a XIII crypt.
Wine press dated 1743 and cellar with a selection of fine wines available for the guests.
Air conditioning, swimming pool that measures 10 x 5 m, jacuzzi, jacuzzi tubs in 4 bathrooms, maid service 3 hours/6 times a week (Sunday available on request), local cook on request, breakfast for 6 days (Sunday available on request), linen change once a week, food delivery service on request, heating at extra cost, safes in every bedrooms, computer with broadband line, satellite TV, VCR DVD player, telephone extra cost, dishwasher, washing machine, BBQ.
The Villa is rented on a weekly base from Saturday to Saturday.
Arrivals must be between 15.00 and 19.00
Rooms must be left at least at 9.30 am
These rates include 3 hours of daily cleaning with a maid and breakfast (excluding Sundays) .Upon request, a cooking, shopping and butler service is also available.
Guarantee deposit: 1,500.00 euro in cheque, cash or credit card (Visa/Mastercad)
Certaldo 12 Km, Montaione 19 Km, Gambassi Terme 12 Km, Montespertoli 8 Km, Empoli 17 Km, Poggibonsi 25 Km, San Gimignano 23 Km, Vinci 27 Km, Colle Val d’Elsa 35 Km, Volterra 44 Km, Firenze 35 Km, Siena 55 Km, Pisa 60 Km, Lucca 60 Km, Livorno 70 Km, Florence Airport – Amerigo Vespucci: 30 km, Pisa Airport – Galileo Galilei: 49 km
In the neighbourhood:
Closest Restaurant: 3 km, Closest golf course – Castelfalfi Golf Club: 20 km, Tennis court: 3 km, Hospital 3 km
Weekly rental rates 2016
other periods euro 8775
25 June- 26 August euro 12825
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