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5 bedrooms, villa with large private park. Children welcome. Near Florence
The first floor of the villa has 4 bedrooms. In 3 bedrooms can sleep 6 people. In the bigbedroom ( about 40 s.m. ) can sleep 4 people. Totally 10 people. At the ground level is available another bedroom and its bathroom, for 2 people. This room is not included in the basic price. It's necessary an extra price of 200€/week. The 2 bedrooms with single beds can each be arranged as matrimonial rooms.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- July, August, : arrival day Saturday.
- Travelers will be refunded in case of cancellation if the period is re-booked’
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About Gianfranco Dei
My name is Gianfranco Dei. I was born in Tuscany, Poppi village in the 1942. I attended technical studies then I lived and worked in Genoa for about 35 years in the Italian steel company: Information technology field. After my retirement I came back to my village. My mission has been to carry my property at the level of the 1960s.
Gianfranco Dei purchased this Villa in 1945
Why Gianfranco Dei chose Poppi
An uncle of mine, bought Casa Fantone and other properties immediately after the Second World War. He entrusted the management of the land to my father, who was the only one of the family to have remained in his home village. Of the other nine brothers and sisters, all left the Casentino valley before and during the war, to find a better life in Genoa, Rome and France. When my uncle died, all the local family possessions, about 70 hectares of land and four houses, were inherited by my father. Despite all these assets, farmland management became increasingly difficult as people kept leaving the countryside, and the business turned less profitable. My parents lived in San Martino village where they had a small farm. They had three sons, of whom I am the youngest. While the eldest brother carried on managing the family property all his life, my older brother and I left our village as young men to work in Genoa in the 1960s. In 1978, my father decided to divide the property in three parts, one for each of his sons. I chose Casa Fantone farm. My father never had enough money to maintain in perfect conditions all the properties he had to manage, in any case he brought water and electricity, built a little outside wc (which was later demolished), substituted the flat natural stones which made up the house floor with cement tiles. However, when I became the owner, the house was in a general state of disrepair and it was evident that several problems had to be fixed. When my father died in 1979, the property stopped to be worked. At the time I was living and working in Genoa and it was impossible for me to take care of the house Following my retiring from work in 1998, I decided to move back to my village and began anew the activity of restoring the house and managing the property. In 2000 I started renting the property trough an online advertising company. Year by year part of my earnings have been re-invested on the house.
What makes this Villa unique
Hospitality and Privacy. The property is rented to only one party and only the people of this party live into the villa. My family lives in a little village 1.5 miles far from the farmhouse. We are satisfied of our work only if our guests have no problems. Friendliness, a welcome basket with some local products as a bottle of Casa Fantone organic olive oil, any information and help are offered. We will care for everything that is necessary to allow Casa Fantone’s guests a good holiday. Houseguests can taste natural fruit and vegetables from the garden, when they are available. They can also buy olive oil and Chianti wine. For stays of 2 weeks or more a welcome breakfast, based on the Mediterranean diet, is offered at the owner's house. The villa offers a great privacy. Twelve acres of private garden ( cypress, olive trees, apple trees, grape trees, flowers, meadows, vegetable garden...) around the villa are fenced. You enter through an automatic gate enjoying freedom, silence and a beautiful place.
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