Villa Rufina

Elegant villa sleeping 14 a few kilometres from Florence historic centre, near Pontassieve, in Valdisieve. Swimming pool, garden with small chapel, Internet connection.

Accommodation:
Villa

Area:
Valdisieve

Place:
Pontassieve (Florence)

People:
14

Villa Rufina
Villa Rufina

Location

The villa is located in Valdisieve, near Pontassieve, a charming village perched on the hills that surround Florence.

The small town halfway between Florence and the Mugello mountains is an excellent departure point for walks and bike and horseback rides, as well as for visiting the nearby nature parks and protected areas (such as the nature area of Santa Brigida, Poggio Ripaghera and Valle dell'Inferno and the park along the River Arno).

Palazzo Sansoni-Trombetta, which houses the coats of arms of the "podestà" who governed Pontassieve, the church of San Giovanni in Monteloro, situated near the ruins of the homonymous castle, and the sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie (also known as the sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso), built in 1490 on the ruins of a medieval oratory, are worth a visit.


Description

The villa overlooking the surrounding countryside is the result of the restoration of an ancient hamlet that in the past belonged to the Cerchi family. The small chapel next to the villa is dedicated to the Blessed Umiliana de' Cerchi.
Florence and its monuments (including the basilica of Santa Croce, which houses the remains of the Blessed Umiliana) are easily reached both by car and by train.

The private swimming pool (10x4 m; depth: 1.50 m) lies in the wide garden that stretches around the villa.
The terrace that runs along the perimeter of the building is furnished for relaxing and having meals in the open air.
A barbecue area is at guest's disposal in the outdoors.


Accommodation

The imposing three-storey building can accommodate 14 guests in 7 double bedrooms and has 6 bathrooms.

The ground floor composes of entry hall, kitchen with fireplace/barbecue and laundry area, dining room, two double bedrooms (one of which is accessed from the outdoors) and two bathrooms (one of which is accessible to people with disabilities).
The lower floor consists of a large living room with a billiard table and a fireplace. The room is accessed also from the outdoors.
On the first floor are five double bedrooms (two of which have a private bathroom with shower) and two more bathrooms with shower.


Facilities and Services

The villa comes with swimming pool, barbecue, fireplace, billiard table, satellite TV, Internet connection, oven, microwave oven, pizza oven, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, cot bed and private car parking place.
A domestic help is available upon request.
Guests can taste the olive oil and the honey produced in the farming estate of the owners of the villa and the wines coming from the most important Tuscan wineries.

Some food shops are 1 kilometre from the villa.
Other shops and services of any kind and the railway station with trains to Florence city centre are 4 kilometres from the estate.

 

Rental Prices

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5 days
Villa Rufina (14 beds)2395 €2915 €  2395 € 3190 €
6 days
Villa Rufina (14 beds)2875 €3500 €  2875 € 3830 €
7 days
Villa Rufina (14 beds)3350 €4080 €4470 €4080 €3350 €4470 €4470 €
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