Villa Il Vento
The hills surrounding Florence are almost as famous, and architecturally significant, as the city itself. The plagues and political reversals that bedevilled Florence before and during the Renaissance drove many noble families to resettle here, and made rich men of the farmers who held on to their land and livestock. Villa Il Vento dates from this period, a 15th century stone farmhouse built carefully and on a grand scale in the lush countryside that is now only a short drive from Florence’s historic centre – and within walking distance of an 18-hole golf course with tennis, exercise and riding facilities. A recent top-to-bottom restoration preserved the building’s old beamed ceilings while enlarging its interior spaces and adding enormous windows to flood them with light and summer breezes. The decor is elegantly rustic, a tasteful, uncluttered blend of local antiques and comfortable modern furnishings highlighted by crisp whitewashed walls and a scattering of colourful woven rugs. The kitchen and bathrooms, while thoroughly modern, are finished with the same warmth and flair. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Living and dining areas on the ground floor open to a large garden shaded by olives and cypresses; these give way to open lawns around the property’s private swimming pool, which is positioned on a west-facing slope to capture long hours of sunshine and marvellous sunset views.
Max Occupancy: 6
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
- Satellite Tv
In the hills just south of Florence, 15km/9 miles, although Impruneta, 2.5km/1.5 miles, is much more convenient for shops and restaurants - if you tire of the trattoria just down the road, 500m/yards. Riding stables, tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course and a gym are also within walking distance. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy tasting Tuscany’s finest at the Cantine de Greve in Greve-in-Chianti, 20 minutes' drive. Only in food-mad Italy is a butcher afforded celebrity status: see for yourself if Dario Cecchini, whose shop is in Panzano, 5 minutes further, deserves the acclaim. More traditional touring options include medieval San Gimignano, 45 minutes; both Siena and Arezzo can be reached in under an hour.
[28 steps down from the parking area]. Spacious sitting room with TV and fireplace with enormous windows and glass doors opening to shaded outdoor sitting areas. Dining room with fireplace and glass doors leading out to a loggia with a dining table and the garden facing the pool. Spacious kitchen with a beamed ceiling and a breakfast table. Laundry room. WC.
[Up 14 wooden steps] Air conditioned double bedroom with a fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks and a jacuzzi bath. Two air conditioned twin bedrooms [convertible to doubles] of which one is on a landing with a partition wall that does not reach the ceiling. Bathroom with shower.
A very nicely kept garden studded with mature trees. The swimming pool, 11x7m/35x22 feet, is set on an open lawned area about 20/yards from the villa.
Assistance is provided locally by very helpful caretakers who speak English and live in a separate house in the property. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Air conditioning fee, Euro 0.90 per kW.
Dishwasher. Portable barbeque. Washing machine. Satellite TV [English-language Sky Channels] with DVD. CD player. Fireplace. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Central heating. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line. There are also several internet cafés nearby.
Tennis courts, gym, 18-hole golf and a restaurant within about 500m/yards of the villa. Walking and biking trails from the doorstep.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool, 11x7m/35x22 feet, has a constant depth of 1.6m/5 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.