Impruneta, Florence Impruneta

7 Bedrooms — 14 Pax

Villa Impruneta is situated a mere 12 km from Florence, just a 20 minute trip. Its position is ideal for those who want to visit Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio without the inconvenience of having to find parking, since only 100 mt from the villas gate there is the bus stop, and the bus will take you directly to the center of the city!

Historical notes

Villa Impruneta, 900 sqm, is surrounded by vineyards and olive orchards in the hillsides of Florentine Chianti, located on the road that connects Bagnolo to Impruneta. Impruneta is a very nice little town whose reputation is related to the production of “cotto” (the cotto tiles of the Duomo, in Florence, were made in Impruneta). Villa Impruneta is located only 2 km from Impruneta and we can find the famous imprunetine cotto in the amazing ceilings of the villa.

Although the reputation of the estate is above all linked to the quality of its products – its wines and extra virgin olive oil have won a great number of prices – interest and attention have been paid to the historical and architectural elements of the villa.

The villa, whose construction is so old that some parts date to the 1300, is dominated by a stately tower. The form is somber and dignified both in the design of its layout and in the finish of the facade. But the origin of the property dates even further back. A document dated 1042 reports the sale of a “house with land and vineyards” in this area, indicating without doubt the antiquity of the cultivation of vineyards in the region.

Ground Floor

  • Wine cellars (available to guests for wine tasting tours).
  • Gym with sauna.
  • Laundry room (with washing machine, drying machine and iron board).
  • Staff quarters (not available for guests).

First Floor

  • Main hall with huge fireplace.
  • 2 elegant living rooms (one of which has an office area with fax machine and Adsl internet connection).
  • Dining hall with a large table suited for 14 guests.
  • Kitchen with microwave oven, traditional oven, freezer and two refrigerators.
  • Service bathroom.
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one with shower, the other one with bath tub).

Second floor

  • Large hall with grand piano.
  • Comfortable living room with satellite tv.
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with bath tub).
  • One large and elegant twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with shower).
  • One double bedroom and a twin canopy bedroom. These two rooms share a bathroom (with shower).

Third level (the tower)

  • Cozy living room with tv.
  • Twin bedroom (but the beds can be combined to obtain a double bed) with amazing view of the valley and a bathroom with bath tub.

Garden/Grounds

  • Beautiful and peaceful private park, with abundant olive orchards, laurel hedges and a fantastic lawn perfect for children to play.
  • There are two living areas in the park. One in the cotto patio in front of the villa, with two arcades where it is possible to eat or relax in the shade. A huge fig tree guarantees shadow and coolness also in the hottest months. Plenty of deckchairs are at the guests disposal.
  • The other living area is in front of the hall at the first floor. An elevated square garden with a big oak tree where its possible to enjoy breakfast in the freshness of the morning or have a relaxing aperitivo at sunset, or try an informal dinner with the tasty dishes cooked by Grace, the villas cook.
  • The pool is surrounded by laurel hedges for the guests privacy. Nested among the olive trees, it measures 15 by 8 meters.

Amenities

  • The villa is equipped with A/C in 7 bedrooms.
  • WIRELESS Internet connection.
  • Satellite tv (with several channels of movies in English).
  • Fax machine, cd player, hairdryers in all bathrooms.
  • Gym with Finnish sauna.
  • Swimming pool (open June-September, the depth is 2,7 m in the deepest section and 1 m in the shallow section, the pool measures 7,5 by 15,25 m).
  • High chairs and portable cribs for infants (2 of each).
  • All bedrooms have mosquitos screens at the windows (no screens in the tower bedroom).
  • Two security boxes for guest use.

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Daily cleaning (excpt on Sunday) by on-site staff (available for guests all day up to 7 pm, except from 1 to 4 pm).
  • Service for continental breakfast (not the cost of food).
  • Welcome dinner on the day of arrival, with 2 bottles of the house wine (only for rentals of 1 week or more).
  • Tour of the vineyards and cellar and wine tasting (in August check for availability of this service).
  • Electricity.
  • Gas.
  • Water.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Weekly change of linen and towels (on Saturday).

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Dinner on request (euros 20-25 per adult, children 0-4 years free, 4 to 12 years pay half price), comes with 2 bottles of our wine.
  • Service of personal laundry (15 euros per hour).
  • Extra staff hours (after 7 pm or on Sunday) at the rate of 15 euros per hour per person.
  • Mid week change of linen (50 euros).
  • Telephone.
  • Heat (October thru April, at the rate of 25/50 euros per day of use).
  • Wood for the fireplace (5 euros per basket).
  • Babysitter (15 euros per hour).
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