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Villa rentals in Tuscany - Rufina - Villa del Vescovo

Villa del Vescovo

Tuscany - Rufina

See what inspired the great DaVinci, stroll through vineyards, endless fields of poppies, sunflowers and spot a trail of cypress trees leading to a noble villa producing a Super Tuscan wine. Whether it is your first or your fifteenth time - the cradle of the Renaissance - is one of the most amazing places on earth!

ADSL Wi-Fi Internet
Air Conditioning
Country Views
Daily cleaning
DVD Player
Hi-FI System
Laundry service
Open fireplace
Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
Washing machine
WIne Tasting

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Florence 31,3 km Florence Airport 35,0 km Arezzo 73,6 km Siena 99,0 km Lucca 109 km Pisa 117 km

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Villa del Vescovo – Rufina – Florence

6 Bedrooms (4 double, 2 single) – Pool

Villa del Vescovo was built from the 13th till the 18th century and is a recently restored property located near the small village of Doccia, on the hills of Florence, inside the  Rufina county one of the 7 defined zones for producing Chianti. The villa has been restored with the greatest of care, sparing no expense recovering original materials and thoroughly respecting the historical integrity of the property. Decorative paintings and stylish furnishings combined with the gorgeous grounds make Villa del Vescovo an excellent property for clients wishing to experience the art, history and culture of Florence and Tuscany. 

The Villa. The villa is on three floors and a tower in the middle of the roof. The main entrance is at the first floor from the parking area back of the house.

Ground Floor. All the rooms are connected to the garden: the kitchen is one of the highlights of the villa; completely furnished with a state of the art industrial style gas stove, a large electric oven and with a working table in the middle. One refrigerator is in the kitchen (there is a freezer in the pantry as well as another fridge). In the large cabinet in the kitchen there are two sets of porcelain for the guests use.Next to the Living Room is the main dining room with large antique walnut dining table with will seat up to 12 persons. The Living Room, which is the main gathering area of in the house, complete with fireplace, stereo system and television with satellite access. On the ground floor you will also find a powder room, the stocked pantry, staff quarter and the laundry. The chapel is on this level of the Villa, with entry from the garden. Recently has been transformed in a nice small library with a complete collection of Italian and French literature from XIX and XX century. Books of English, German and Russian literature are available on second floor.

First Floor. On the first floor, coming from outside, there is the main entry into the villa. From the hall you will find the following rooms: a second living room with fireplace, satellite TV and stereo. The master bedroom (Bishop Suite) with a king size bed, en suite bathroom with ancient tub, separate shower, his and her dressing rooms. An additional dining room with fireplace. The second bedroom (Princess Bedroom) has a french size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and a spacious closet. The third bedroom (Blue Bedroom) has a queen size bed. An additional powder / bathroom room is on this floor.

Second Floor. From the staircase you arrive at the second floor where are: the second suite (Birds Bedroom) with a queen size bed with a fantastic view on the tuscany hills. Connected to the bedroom a sitting room or a single bedroom for a child. Across the hall a lovely bathroom with antique tub with shower head. A second queen size bed, known as the Library bedroom (with English, German and Russian literature) for the two bookshelves on bothside of the window and an en-suite bathroom with shower. 

Tower. The tower of Villa del Vescovo is reached by climbing one flight of stairs. The Studio in the tower is a wonderful place to work, read, listen to music, or it can actually be used as a single bedroom as there is a single bed in the room. There is a terrace on this level which looks over the valleys of the southern hills of Florence. This is one of the most perfect views as there is no industry visible, only rolling hills dotted with olive groves, a few castles and farm houses. Midway up the stairs there is a wonderful bathroom, which has a large shower and a beautiful view. This bathroom can be also used as a suplementary bathroom for one of Bedroom of second floor. 

The Garden. The garden with a terrace structure surrounds the house over about one hectare. The entrance in the backyard is connected with a large parking area for 6 cars. On the front there is a wide terrace faces to the valley. On one side of the house there is a plenty and fresh area, under the shadow of an old cypress, where you can dine and enjoy the view during the favorable season. From this area through the olive trees you can reach the staircase, covered by thyme, that takes you to the swimming pool. Walking down from the front terrace, you reach the fruit garden: pears, apples, figues, apricots, kakis, nuts and cherries are the protagonists of this area. Lower down you will see the vegetable garden where, according to the season, are picked the vegetables for the meals in the Villa.

The swimming pool. The pool is twenty by five meters (60 by 15 feet) and is set with 15th century stones on the borders surrounded by plush manicured lawns, lavander, brooms and wild roses. Here you can enjoy your time and spend beautiful days, tanning and swimming even during the night thanks to the lighting system inside and around the pool. Depth is uniform at 1.50 meters (5 feet). A ladder in a corner makes the entrance into the water very easy. A large sun umbrella and teak sun beds with mattresses are available for 6 people. There is also a brass shower head above an antique marble shower plate, for outdoor shower. 

Distances and Airport service: Molino del Piano 4 Km, Pontassieve 15 Km, Florence Center 32 Km, Florence Airport 40 Km. Airport pick up can be arranged upon request. Driver and expenses are not included. The Villa has a Land Rover with 7 seats or 4 seats and luggage space. 

Staff. The Villa house keeper is Spanish and Italian speaking. He will take care of the house, cleaning and daily maid service and can help in the kitchen at the clients disposal. If the guests are interested in preparing meals on their own, that is fine but he will be present for any help. The house keeper is an amazing gardener and handyman. The Villa is not available without the staff.

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  • 6 Bedrooms (4 double, 2 single)
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Garden with a terrace structure
  • Swimming pool with sun umbrella and teak sun beds and a brass shower
  • Private chapel
  • Fireplace
  • Central heating
  • Equipped kitchen with dishwasher, industrial style gas stove, a large electric oven, fridge and freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Sat TV, DVD player, video recorder, CD players
  • WI-FI internet, fax, telephone in every room
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • Included in the price: daily maid service and general house keeping 8 hours per day - 6 days a week, weekly change of linen, pool towels, electricity, water, Wi-fi Internet connection, final cleaning
  • Not included: telephone; kitchen staff and chef, cost of food & beverages for meals; central heating; extra set of linen and towels; laundry and other services are available on request.Villa wine celler and the properties own productsare available for purchase
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