San Donato in Collina - Bagno a Ripoli - Italy

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Here you will experience a new way of being on vacation. The family motto of the villa's owner, a famous Florentine interior designer is: "make our guests feel that they are at home".

You will be spoiled and looked after by a helpful staff, a dinner prepared in the tranquility of the villa. You are sure to experience an especially memorable holiday in an area like Florence rich with history. And, more specifically, in fascinating surroundings, immersed in a fairy-tale garden, amidst the violet of the iris and the red and white of the rose gardens, - carefully designed by a Noted architect, Porcinai - which can be admired from the bedrooms and from the whole house for each level of the house there is a large terrace/solarium, also ideal for taking a view to the horizon. Swimming pool ( 8 x 14 m) with a panoramic view of the valley.

A gazebo provides the perfect area for outdoor dining or for simply spending an evening in the fresh air enjoying one of the spectacular sunsets that this valley offers – its picture perfect vistas appearing to be the artifice of an expert hand. Once the sun has set, you will be left with only stars to keep you company, along with, perhaps, the humming of cicadas on summer nights; timeless and simple elements that in this marvelous setting add to the magic which dilates the senses and sharpens memory, aiding to capture a never-to-be-forgotten moment. The place is also ideal for families with children who can play on the lawn benefiting from the healthy countryside air.

The interior of the villa has been tastefully renovated to create a bright atmosphere, admirably fusing the classical with the modern, while fully respecting Italian cultural tradition. The bedrooms, naturally bright and endowed with large drapes, are decorated in Tuscan style with all modern facilities. The interior of the villa (500mq) is characterized by an exclusive atmosphere, bright and welcoming, decorated with special Biedermaier attention being made to elegance and comfort. Recently remodeled preserving all the traditional Tuscan elements but without sacrificing any modern comforts, this residence presents the perfect mix of functional elegance and careful conservation.
The red edifice, with its generous windows and large shade trees surrounding it, makes guests feel completely at ease, immersed in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Ground Floor: Dining room with a very charming atmosphere, the antic crystal chandelier and the big dining table invites you for savouring delightful meals. The generous living room furnished with big white sofas, beautiful hand-made white linen curtains, precious Biedermaier paintings and mirrors and an opened marble fire place, goes directly to a large terrace overlooking an amazing scenery offering the view of the ancient watch-tower appreciating a breathtaking moment. A lovely hand-painted trompe l’œil breakfast room, where the eye dances over delightful touches. Powder room (toilette and hand-wash).

First Floor: 4 Individually styled bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 3 of these have air-conditioning. The master bedroom has a white hand-made marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tube, the second double bedroom has a Portugal rose marble bathroom with hand-painted trompe l’œil. And the others two single bedrooms share a bathroom with Jacuzzi shower.

Beautiful villa decorated with taste and the best qualities and located near Florence but immersed in the nature so very quiet. We recommend this property for groups that wish to enjoy Florence and Tuscany as well as their Italian home.

The property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.

Pricing Information:

Included in the price: Gas and water, electricity (up to 300/Kwh), linen change (on Saturday), Gardener/Pool attendant, towels and pool towels change (once a week), once a week (2 hours) maid service for light cleaning (no kitchen), babycot/high chair,Wi-fi internet connection available and included for fair usage only (emails, web-surfing); downloading will be charged according to our provider charges, Ipod dock, Cd player, fresh flowers, welcome basket, 1 bottle of wine.

Excluded from the price:Final cleaning (250,00€), electricity (over 300/Kwh), heating (500,00€/week).

N.B: Please note that for rentals over 30 days all clients must sign an Italian Rental Contract which is obligatory under Italian law. The cost is equal to 1% of the total rental fee, plus revenue stamps.

Security Deposit: Security deposit € 2.500 to be paid in cash upon arrival.

This apartment for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

For shopping, the villa is quite near one of the largest factory outlet malls in Tuscany. Here one can conveniently acquire some of the most famous brands such as Dolce e Gabbana, Coveri, Ferrè, Fendi, Cavalli, Cardin, Klein etc…, enjoying savings up to 40% or more. Further north, guests can shop at the separate outlets of Prada and Gucci.
The distance from Florence downtown is exactly 20 minutes.
In the nearest village about 1km500: you can find all kind of shops as baker, post office, alimentary and in Bagno a Ripoli about 8km you have a big supermarket.
Restaurant: ”Centanni” 5km da casa. “Nuovo Ranch” 1km500.

There is parking space for 3 cars

More facilities:
Air conditioning and heating (extra cost)
Mosquito nets
Espresso machine
American fridge
Salted private Swimming pool (8 x 14 m)
Panoramic terrace/solarium
Private garden
Pizza oven
Fully equipped kitchen
10 hectares of natural park
Pets allowed

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Initial cleaning
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.


  • 4.1/5 Great location with a breathtaking view. Very elegant and well equipped property. When we arrived Anna, the owner was very friendly and helpful, the villa was perfectly clean. We will surely come back next year.
  • 4.1/5 A lovely experience what can we add more than this? The swimming pool was amazing, the garden was perfect and peaceful and I will never forget our dinners out there! We were warmly welcomed and we had so many things to do that we never got bored. Absolutely suggested!


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