Elegant vacation villa in Bagno a Ripoli, in the countryside south-east of Florence. Sleeps 16, swimming pool, Internet connection, barbecue. Gorgeous panorama. Tennis club and golf club nearby. Possibility of organizing cooking lessons and dinners with Tuscan dishes.
The villa stands at an altitude of about 100 meters on the hills between Florence and the Chianti region, in the municipality of Bagno a Ripoli.
Apart from some interesting monuments, Bagno a Ripoli is renowned for two particularly important folkloric events: the Rievocazione storica della Passione di Cristo (historic re-enactment of the Passion of Christ), which takes place every year on Good Friday along the streets of Grassina, and the Palio delle Contrade - Giostra della Stella, on the second Sunday of September, during which the contradas Bagno a Ripoli is divided into challenge each other to win the Palio painted by a local artist.
Situated between Florence historic center - about 12 kilometers away - and the Chianti region, the villa is an excellent solution for those who want to relax in the peaceful Tuscan countryside and at the same time wish to visit Florence famous monuments, such as the Duomo, the basilica of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.
All of the most important Tuscan cities of art are within easy driving distance.
A tennis club and a golf club are at guests' disposal a few kilometers from the villa.
The villa is part of an estate that comprises a horse farm. The farm produces also extra-virgin olive oil.
The windows of the ancient stone farmhouse and the private swimming pool (4x17 m; depth: 1.10-2.10 m) overlook the marvelous surrounding countryside.
A large paved area is furnished with table and chairs for dining in the open air.
The barbecue equipment is at guests' disposal.
The three-story building is divided into three apartments connected by internal stairs and in total composes of two kitchens (one with fireplace), two living rooms (one with a double sofa bed), seven double bedrooms, five bathrooms and a toilette.
Facilities and Services
The villa is equipped with outdoor shower, barbecue, fireplace, oven, microwave oven, fridge with freezer and private car parking place.
A domestic help is available upon request.
Cooking lessons and dinners with Tuscan dishes are organized upon request.
Some food shops are 2 kilometers from the villa.
Other shops and services are 6 kilometers from the property.
A golf club and a tennis club are 4.5 kilometers from the estate.