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Bedrooms 8
Space 836 m²
Property type villa


About the property

8 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

This magnificent 8 Bedroom - 8 Bathroom luxury Villa dates back to the XVth century and lies on the hill of "Poggio Imperiale", one of the most exclusive residential areas of the city of Florence. Being only one mile away from Porta Romana square, a renowned "gate" into the heart of the historic district of the city, the villa is ideally located to visit Florence and its Tuscan surroundings at the very best...

Rare beauty characterizes this exclusive villa that has been recently (early 2016) extensively and carefully renovated by the owners to the highest standards. All of the original charm and architectural features have been strictly maintained and are highlighted by the fabulous Tuscan landscape, second to none for its striking beauty.

Several rooms with frescoes were found during restoration work, having previously been painted over and hidden (by past owners).. Each living space has been exquisitely appointed to create a very sophisticated and cozy atmosphere making the villa a truly unique gem, just within a few minutes distance the very best the city of Florence has to offer!

The breathtaking views on the surrounding hills, together with the tranquility and privacy of the estate, create a relaxing, secluded and peaceful atmosphere… resulting in a truly idyllic and undisturbed accommodation for an unforgettable holiday, in a place where the guests’ privacy always comes first!

The Garden.

The beautiful typical Tuscan landscaping of the villa’s 5 acres garden, full of fruit and olive trees, flowerbeds, century-old cypresses and pine trees, can be enjoyed from almost every corner of the villa.

The garden also looks out onto the beautiful Florentine hillside as well as Villa del Poggio Imperiale – from 1737 to 1860 residence of the "Lorena" family, the Austrian Grand dukes of Tuscany - and the Arcetri observatory where Galileo Galilei continued his astronomical research after being called to Florence in 1610 by Cosimo II dei Medici.

The private (heated) pool.

The wonderful salt water pool is perfectly maintained at all times and comes with a full set of super comfortable sun loungers, several parasols and all new outdoors furniture (including a table with chairs for al fresco dining by the pool). Being wonderfully exposed to the sun all day, the pool’s water gets really warm (often more than 31-32 Celsius/88-90 Fahrenheit) during the summer months, while it can be heated during the spring and fall or upon request.

The pool size is: 11 meters in lenght x 5.5 meters in width (36 x 18 ft). By the "Roman stairs" the width is 7.3 meters (24 ft).

The location.

The villa’s location is by far one of its most unique and important future: while immersed in the beauty and quietness of the typical Tuscan landscape it is located just about a mile away from Porta Romana square (Piazzale di Porta Romana), which represents the beginning of the historic district of the city of Florence. So, all of the cities’ main points of interest can be easily and quickly reached in just a few minutes either by car, taxi, bus and even on foot.

Just to name a few examples, world renowned Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and the Uffizi museum (the very “heart” of the historical district) are only about 1.9 miles away, while the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and Piazza Del Duomo (Main cathedral) only about 2.5 miles away.

The nearest grocery stores, restaurant/pizzeria, pharmacy, bakery, cafes are located just within a 5-6 minute walking distance. At this same location it is also possible to get the bus that takes right into the heart of the center in just a few minutes.

Taxi service works perfectly as well, as taxis usually reach the villa within 4 minutes from the time they are called (nearest taxi station is only about 1 mile away).

Furthermore, from the villa it is also possible to easily reach the road leading to the nearby Chianti villages such as Greve, Panzano, Gaiole etc, to the freeway Florence-Siena and to the A1 Highway.

The Layout.


The villa spreads over 3 floors (ground, first and second), is more than 800 square meters (about 9000 s.f.) in size and comes with a total of 8 double bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms, so it can welcome up to 16 guests... All of the interiors have been completely renovated (in 2016) with brand new beds, mattresses, sofas, curtains and carpets of the finest Italian quality.. Here below is the description, floor by floor:

Ground floor:

- Large Living Room (85 s.m. – 1000 sf) with original Frescoes and more than 5 meters (18 ft) high ceilings, 47" Led tv with sky satellite channels and oversized super comfortable Roche Bobois sofa;

- Large fully equipped kitchen with original Frescoes on the ceiling, American style fridge/freezer/ice maker, dishwasher, oven, gas stove, microwave, VitaMix blender, Hurom Slow Juicer, Nespresso Coffee machine, French press and Drip-coffee machine;

- Open dinette attached to the kitchen;

- One bedroom with King sized bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower);

- Large Laundry room with washer and dryer (both new, top quality).

- Direct access from the kitchen-dinette area to the courtyard (where the water fountain is located), to the covered patio for outdoors dining (with a large table accommodating up to 16 guests) and the outdoors living room with new, super comfortable furniture.

First floor:

- At this floor there is the main entrance to the villa (from the facade);

- Study room with large desk and wi-fi printer;

- Formal Dining room with large table for up to 16 persons;

- 1 Double bedroom with a Queen size bed and 1 full bathroom with shower (not en-suite);

- 1 Double bedroom with either a King size bed or two large twin beds (according to different needs) and a bathroom with shower (en-suite)

- 1 Double Bedroom with either two twin beds or a king size bed (according to the different needs) and a full bathroom with shower (en-suite)

Second floor:

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with large walk-in closet and full bathroom with shower (en-suite)

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with walk-in closet and full bathroom with tub (en-suite)

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with original Frescoes on the ceiling and a full bathroom with shower (en-suite)

- 1 Master Bedroom (King bed) with walk-in closet and full bathroom with shower (en-suite)


- Air conditioning: All 8 bedrooms are air conditioned (with new top quality a/c units)

- Private (heated) swimming pool with 14 super comfortable lounges, table and chairs and 4 parasols

- Internet wi-fi throughout

- Sky satellite tv in the villa's Main Living Room and in one of the Master Bedrooms on the 2nd floor

- Private garden and Spacious gated parking (for up to 12 cars)

On demand It is possible to organize all of the below services for our guests:

- Cooking classes and catered meals directly at the villa (either breakfast, lunch or dinner).

- Private gym instructor, yoga or pilates instructor for private lessons.

- Car service (Personal driver), private tours/wine tasting tours

- Baby Sitter

- Pedicure/manicure

- Hair stylist

More Details

Olga Alexandra Weigelsperg
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, german, spanish, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Galluzzo, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 836 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , en-suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , en-suite to bedroom 4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , attached to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , en-suite to Bedroom 5
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet , en-suite to bedroom 6
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , en-suite to bedroom 7
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , attached to bedroom 8
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Can be setup either with a king bed or two large twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Can be setup either with a king bed or two large twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 8 - 1 extra lg. double bed , attached to bedroom 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Best birthday ever!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and family helped me celebrate my 60th birthday in this perfect villa overlooking the hills of Florence. The favorite meeting place was the outdoor patio for breakfast or afternoon cocktails before dinner. A highlight was seeing lightning bugs in the moonlight. We were a mixed group of couples, singles and two toddlers and the staff and owners met our every need or wish! Our only regret was not spending another week! I hope to return again to watch the sun rise and set over those hills and to see the friendly cat, Rosso who we all fell in love with and looked forward to his greeting each morning!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Large family Tuscan adventure

  • 5 of 5

This extraordinary historic home offered us every modern convenience and luxury, together with every sense of rustic charm, elegance, and natural beauty. We were there with 8 kids, and the space and layout of the home were perfect, especially for multiple families traveling together who each want their own section of the house. After days out exploring Florence or Tuscany, we each day had fresh delight in returning to this beautiful home with views worthy of many photos. We hated leaving and fully intend to return!

My only word of advice would be to definitely rent cars for supermarket and Tuscany exploring. Access into Florence is along a very dangerous road and walking isn't safe, and there is very little parking at the city walls, so you have to taxi every time you go into Florence, just a mile, or so, away.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa in Florence. Great place for family and large groups.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I arrived in Florence and were greeted at the airport by Tommaso, the taxi driver recommended by the villa's owner, Alexandra. Upon our arrival at Villa la Fonte, we were warmly greeted by Alexandra, her son Antonello, and their friendly staff. They were very helpful in getting us settled and offered great information regarding transportation, tours, shopping, restaurants, etc. The villa is very spacious and beautiful and tastefully decorated with antique furniture as well as modern conveniences. We felt very comfortable and safe there. The outlying landscapes are beautiful with scenic views from every window. There are numerous outdoor seating areas which offered a quiet atmosphere and lovely gardens surrounded by olive and cypress trees. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Florence. Our experience was first class.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana Girls Trip in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Our recent visit to Villa la Fonte greatly exceeded our expectations. Our all girls getaway group enjoyed a ten day stay at the villa. The villa is exquisitely beautiful and decorated very tastefully. The furnishings, artwork, and original frescoes were breathtaking! It was like staying in a museum. We all felt pampered and welcomed by Alexandra, Atonello, and their helpful staff. The villa is surrounded by scenic Tuscan countryside, tall cypress trees, an olive grove, and fragrant herb gardens. Every window in the villa offered a beautiful view. We were fortunate to participate in the harvesting of the olives with the owners. The oil they pressed and shared with us was delicious. We are greatful to have experienced the trip of a lifetime at this beautiful Florentine Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Italian Adventure 2016

  • 5 of 5

Off the charts! This villa is THE BEST! Each room is beautifully decorated, with care & attention to detail, all bathrooms were well appointed. King size beds were very comfortable. The magnificent living room, library & formal dining room are beautiful. The art work in each room is stunning, old works & modern pieces thoughtfully curated. The outdoor areas are perfect for entertaining & outdoor dining with ample seating areas. We chose to cook several meals at the villa & enjoyed each dining area to its fullest, inside & out. The salt water pool & large & private gardens & Olive orchard are beautiful & the views across the valley are amazing. Conveniently located close to Florence, an easy walk or five minute car ride. Easy access to good supermarkets! The Opera singer serenading us across the valley with fireworks was a treat on our first night. Antonello could not have been more helpful arranging a Chef for a White Party dinner, great recommendation! Chef Laura with Cooking In Chianti was the best, great cuisine & thoughtful waitresses, she even put me touch with a florist who was also good. Andrea our housekeeper was a gem, assisting us & answering questions. Antonello's directions & recommendations were the very helpful. We took day trips to Venice, Pisa, Lucca, Sienna, San Gimignano & of course Florence all within easy access by train & car. I would highly recommend this stunning home, beautifully decorated, ample room for a large group. I would love to go back again!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Amazing oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We were there to celebrate a friends (BIG!) birthday and had a total of 13 people at the villa. It could not have been better. The rooms were very comfortable, the grounds beautiful and the kitchen and dining space made it a pleasure to stay at the Villa. Apart from all the sight seeing, we had many fun dinners all sat around the outside dining area-the large fully equipped kitchen easily catered for many cooks!

One night we were even serenaded by opera singers from across the valley!

The villa was close enough to Florence to walk or get a cab for about 10-15 euro, and easy access from the train station. The owner and housekeepers were lovely. Nothing was too much trouble to organise.

I would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Ferry
53 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Parco di Firenze
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Florence Santa Maria Novella train station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Il Pipistrello
Nearest Ski
79 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Forte Dei Marmi
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Galluzzo, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season I
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
Highest Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season I
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season II
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season II
28 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
Highest Season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season I
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
High Season II
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.09%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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