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Just minutes away by car or bus from the historical center, the freshly renovated Villa Duca is set atop one of most prestigious hills of Florence, peacefully surrounded by olive groves, cypress trees, and beautifully manicured gardens. This elegant luxury three-story villa features a picturesque panoramic courtyard with direct views of the Florentine countryside. A glorious boulevard of grand cypress trees leads the guests to this sun-flooded home, perfectly suited for sophisticated living and entertaining.

  • Mountain View
  • Ample Parking on Estate
  • Child Friendly
  • Air Conditioned
  • Central Heating
  • Sleeps x 16
  • En-suite x 4
  • King x 3
  • Queen x 3
  • Air Conditioning
  • King/Twin x 2
  • Bath x 1
  • Shower x 6
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully equipped
  • Barbecue
  • Central Heating
  • Al fresco dining
  • Satellite Sky TV
  • Cable
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Salt-water heated swimming pool
  • Sightseeing
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Nature
  • Outdoor Equipped Gym

BEDROOMS
Ground floor:
Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
First floor:
Queen bedroom with adjacent private bathroom with shower
King/Twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower
King/Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Second floor:
King bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with shower
King bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with tub
King bedroom with original Frescoes ceiling, shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower
Queen bedroom with shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower

All bedrooms have A/C and all bathrooms are provided with hair-dryers

LIVING SPACES
Ground floor:
A glorious 18-ft high frescoed ceiling living room offers you an unforgettable welcome when you enter Villa Duca. The sun-flooded room features an open wood burning fireplace and three French doors that open onto the terrace with views of the courtyard and the Tuscan countryside. The recent remodeling incorporates vibrant accent colors and contemporary furniture to counterbalance the traditional architecture, and the striped pattern of the chairs and ottoman’s fabric provides striking contrast against the crisp, clean palette of the walls to give the room a fresh contemporary look. This inviting room is provided with a 47” LED TV with Sky satellite channels, two large sitting areas and a generous book library available on the well-stocked bookshelves. Large eat-in kitchen with breakfast table up to 10 people and original frescoed ceiling, equipped with American standard appliances. Separate den adjacent to the kitchen featuring an additional breakfast table for up to 8 people and direct access to the portico with a dining table for up to 16 people facing the front courtyard. Laundry room with washer and dryer completes this floor.
First floor:
Home office equipped with a large desk area, computer and printer at disposal of the guests. Formal dining room with large oval wooden table and vibrant colored chairs for up to 16 people add warmth against the neutral palette of the walls. Thanks to three big windows and high ceilings the elegant dining room is airy and bright, looking great for any occasion.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
For outdoor lounging and dining, a furnished portico faces the courtyard featuring a charming oval water fountain. Expansive panoramic garden surrounding the villa, perfect to rest and enjoy relaxing time with family and friends and ideal for children to blow off some steam. Private salt-water heated swimming pool (11 m x 5.5 m) bordered by lush landscaping including flowery plants and fragrant rosemary bushes. Towering cypress and palm trees add privacy and a sliver of shade to this distinctive retreat. The sundeck is completed with comfortable lounges, umbrellas and a dining table for wonderful poolside meals.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
Enjoy the ultimate luxury at Villa Duca, a meticulously recently renovated property with beautiful views, fresh decor, easy elegance and with an ideal Florence address.

INCLUDED WITH RENT
Electricity, A/C, water and final cleaning
Morning housekeeping for 4 hours (Mon-Fri)
Unlimited Internet connection included (Wi-Fi with several range extenders)
Satellite TV (Sky)
Bath towel changes twice a week
Local and national phone calls
Pool heating (in spring and fall)

NOT INCLUDED WITH RENT
Heating charged on usage as per meter reading (approx. €35-50/day)
Additional housekeeping service: €15/hour
Personal laundry and ironing: €15/hour
Breakfast service
Cook service
Cost of food and beverages
Grocery shopping service €60
Babysitting service, subject to availability: €25/hour
Telephone charges extra (International calls)

NOTES
Pets allowed at owner’s discretion
Security deposit: €1,500 held by the agency
No smoking property
Tourist tax to be paid locally in cash
Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
All the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged

Nearest Airport: Florence Peretola  18 min
Nearest serviced town: 3 min
Nearest major city: Siena 53 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

Famous for its art and architecture, Florence is an obligatory destination for the first-timer visitor of Italy. However, while exploring the historical center is something that cannot be missed, the pristine studded landscapes and the enchanted medieval villages set on the famous Tuscan rolling hills surrounding Florence are well worth a visit.
The most famous area to explore is the Chianti, a blessed land that covers a rather large wine-producing region of Tuscany, reaching from Florence to Siena, and all the way out to Pisa. Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa!

WHERE TO EAT
Osteria di Passignano - Set in the middle of the Antinori wine estate…all we can say is: NOT TO BE MISSED!
Via Passignano 33, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - +39 055 807 1278
Il Padellina - Rustic trattoria serving local cuisine. Come for the steak, stay for the atmosphere.
Corso del Popolo 54, Strada in Chianti – +39 055 858388
La Loggia (at Hotel San Michele) - Fine dining, romantic setting and unforgettable views.
Via Doccia 4, Fiesole - +39 055 567 8200
La cantinetta di Rignana - Stunning views, great food and, of course, fantastic wine!
Località Rignana 13, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 852601
Torre guelfa di chef Claudio - Ideal place for a meal if you are in this area for a shopping afternoon at the Outlets (20 minute drive away). Your shopping spree will be even more memorable thanks to the specialties tasted at this restaurant.
Via S. Martino Altoreggi, 8, Figline Valdarno - +39 055 951112

WHERE TO SHOP
Clothing:, The Mall - Tuscany’s most exclusive outlet complex with more than 20 boutiques, including Prada, Gucci Armani, Fendi, Marni and Dolce and Gabbana.
Via Europa, 8, Leccio - The Mall Official Website
Terracotta objects: the area of Impruneta is famous for the terracotta. Visit Artenova, which sells a unique range of artistic hand-made terracotta decorations.
Via Europa, 12 - +39 055 201 2316
Hand embroidered items: linen for the home and lingerie of the finest quality can be found at Grazia Giachi Ricami
Piazza Matteotti, 35, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 854 4671
Via Borgo Ognissanti 6 r - +39 055 265 0399
Food specialty store: Macelleria Falorni, one of Italy’s greatest butcher shops where salsicce and prosciutto have been artisanal for eight generations. Here you can buy their products vacuum sealed for easy travel.
Piazza Matteotti, 71 – Greve in Chianti - +39 055 853 029.
Wine: Enoteca Antinori, an architectural masterpiece built as a shrine in honor to the rich wine of this land.
Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Loc. Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa - +39 055 23595

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