Elegant vacation villa near Gambassi Terme, in the countryside south-west of Florence. Sleeps 8, garden, swimming pool, Internet connection, hydromassage. Riding stable, tennis court and golf club in the neighborhood.
The villa stands at an altitude of about 250 meters in the countryside south-west of Florence, a few kilometers from Gambassi Terme.
Situated in a territory inhabited since Etruscan and Roman times, as demonstrate the finds unearthed in Poggio all'Aglione archaeological site, in the Middle Ages Gambassi Terme stood along the Via Francigena, the famous pilgrimage road that connected northern Europe to Rome. The municipality is rich in castles, churches and monasteries.
The first castle mentioned in a written document is the 10th-century castle of Camporbiano, of which only a few ruins are left standing. The castle that can be identified with the present historic center of Gambassi Terme dates back to the second half of the 12th century and houses many medieval buildings.
The villa stands in an estate that includes olive groves, vineyards, an orchard, a vegetable garden and a second house divided into two apartments. The farm produces extra-virgin olive oil, vinsanto and Chianti wine that guests can purchase as a souvenir of their vacations in Florence countryside.
A wide park surrounds the two buildings. Here is the swimming pool (7x14 m; depth: 1.10-1.40 m) equipped with sunshades and sun loungers. The swimming pool is to be shared with the guests of the second house.
The guests of the villa can have their meals in the open air in the private portion of garden at their disposal.
Situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, the villa is an excellent departure point for visiting important cities of art such as Siena, Pisa, Volterra, Lucca and San Gimignano, as well as the whole Chianti region. Florence historic center is just a few dozen kilometers from the estate and is easily reached by car and by public transport.
A tennis court, a riding stable and a golf club are within a few kilometers of the villa. Horseback and mountain-bike rides are organized upon request along the many pathways that surround the property.
The villa is a two-story building composed of kitchen, living/dining room with fireplace, two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The two twin bedrooms are converted into two double bedrooms upon request.
One of the bathrooms has a whirlpool bathtub whereas the second one features a shower enclosure.
Facilities and Services
The villa is equipped with barbecue, working fireplace, whirlpool bathtub, oven, fridge, freezer and private car parking space.
A maid service and a cook are available upon request.
Horseback and mountain-bike rides in the neighborhood are organized upon request.
Shops and services of any kind are about 3 kilometers from the villa.
A tennis court, a riding stable and a golf club are within 15 kilometers of the estate.