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VITTORIA

 

Located near Florence. Sleeps up to 12 guests. 6 bedrooms and 6 baths.

 

Vittoria is a semi-attached residence composed of two units and it can accommodate up to 12 guests. It is perfectly positioned atop a hill surrounded by five acres of exquisite gardens and rows of olive and cypress trees. This villa, where these two units are located, is perfect for those seeking countryside tranquility and convenient access to Florence. The two separate units, one on the ground floor and the other on the first floor, are decorated with style and good taste, and they provide all the modern comforts. Larger groups can also rent nearby Villa La Florenza (sleeps 4).

6 BEDROOMS & 6 BATHS

Main Unit (upper floor):  Each of the four bedrooms has its own individual color scheme and distinctive bed with romantic draped curtains and covers. 2 queen bedrooms, each with private bathroom with shower. Just past the kitchen, 1 romantic green twin bedroom and bathroom with shower. 1 queen bedroom with small en suite bathroom with shower.

Dependance (on ground floor): 2 queen bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom with shower.   Both bedrooms have access to the patio.

LIVING SPACES

Main Unit (upper floor):  Well-equipped kitchen with traditional Tuscan wood-burning oven and sitting area with sofas. Another sitting room with TV and small kitchenette with coffee maker and microwave.

Dependance (on ground floor): Living room, dining area, and well-equipped kitchen.

OUTSIDE FEATURES

Large swimming pool (6 x 12 meters), amidst lovely shrubs and lemon trees, is shared with guests of nearby La Florenza. Outdoor dining loggia and 3 outdoor tables for dining al fresco.

AMENITIES

A/C in each bedroom.  Satellite TV, and wireless Internet connection. Plasma TV in sitting area of kitchen, laptop, oven, four-burner range, dishwasher, washer (in bathroom of twin bedroom), and dryer, hairdryers, barbeque, space for private parking. Pre-paid Cell phone is provided for client use.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS

The nearest "equipped" town is located under a mile away and the center of Florence is less than 10 miles from the villa, easily accessible via train or bus (both station stops are a 5-minute drive from the villa). Guests can also reach Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre and Venice from this train station. A restaurant is within walking distance. The English-speaking owners reside in the villa's other wing, accessed via separate entrance, and are available to the guests. Eighteen-hole golf course, horseback riding, and fishing are nearby and can be arranged for guest use.

VILLA RENTAL RATES

Villa Vittoria rents from €3,500 - €5,417 per week. Contact us directly for a quote and for information about special offers.

AVERAGE DISTANCES BY CAR

Lucca - 1 hour
Siena - 1 hour and 10 minutes
Florence - 30 minutes
Rome - 3 hours

INCLUDED WITH RATE:
* A/C, electricity, water, gas and final cleaning
* Midweek linen change (Wed)

NOT INCLUDED/EXTRA, ON REQUEST, TO BE PAID LOCALLY, IN CASH
* Heating charged on usage
* Housekeeping service: €12 per hour
* Extra sets of linens: €6 per set
* Personal laundry & ironing service: €12 per hour
* Extra cot (max two available) €150 per bed/per week
* Telephone charges extra
* Tourist tax: €1.50/day/person for the first 4 days. Children 14 and under are exempt

NOTES:
* Security deposit: €500 to be held at the agency
* Swimming pool open May to September

 

WHAT TO DO IN THE FLORENCE REGION OF TUSCANY

Surrounded by hills, Florence rises on the banks of the Arno River. One of the greatest art centers of Italy, Florence is home to the Accademia, where you can view Michelangelo's "David," as well as the Uffizi gallery, arguably the most important art gallery in the world.

 

Tour the cathedral with its pink, white and green marble façade and marvel at its remarkable Duomo by Brunelleschi and the gold Paradise door of the Baptistery. Continue to the Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence since the 1300s. Then stroll by the charming jewelry shops of Ponte Vecchio. There is nothing like enjoying a morning coffee and truffle panini at the celebrated Procacci bar before setting out for a serious morning of shopping on Via Tournabuoni. Take a day to scour the Gucci, Armani and Yves Saint Laurent outlets in the outskirts of the city.

For those wishing to explore some of Tuscany's other treasures, one of the best ways to see the region is by automobile. The small fortress cities are within easy driving distance of one another, and each offers its own special appeal, from the picturesque medieval cities of San Gimignano and Volterra to Pisa with its Leaning Tower and Lucca with its olive groves. Visit seaside resorts like Viareggio, Elba, and Forte de Marmi. Do not forget other worthwhile Chianti sights such as the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Volpaia.

Siena is also not to be missed. Siena is a beautifully preserved medieval city, constructed of checkerboard brick, and crowned by its Duomo. It was the seat of the Ghibellines who often crossed swords with the Florentine Guelfs during the 13th century. Other highlights of Siena include the beautiful Piazza del Campo where on July 2nd and August 16th of each year the famous Palio takes place. 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Restaurants

 

Trattoria Cibreino Next door from the more famous Cibreo – this lively trattoria features most of the dishes as the Cibreo (at lower prices).

Teatro del Sale Trendy place where the meals are buffet style – the large tables are shared by all.

Boccadama Located in the trendy Piazza Santa Croce. Drink wine by the glass with classic Tuscan crostini, bruschetta and salads as well as hot dishes.

Coquinarius Conveniently located nearby the Duomo it is perfect for lunch. Good choice of pasta, salads and wine – Not to be missed are the pear and cheese ravioli. Delicious!

Enoteca Pinchiorri An exclusive restaurant. Elegant atmosphere and elegant menu. Wine list for connoisseurs. Considered the best restaurant in Florence.

Cantinetta Antinori Owned by the noble family and wine producers Antinori – Enjoy fine dining in the wine bar located in their 15th-century palazzo.  Most ingredients come fresh from the Antinori farms, as does all the fine wine.

Becco Fino For nouvelle great Tuscan food; sophisticated, hip atmosphere with Conran-style furnishings.

Procacci Via Tornabuoni Ideal for a snack or a light lunch—fabulous sandwiches with truffles to be paired with Italian Prosecco!

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