Charming Villa Gemella, Fiesole (Florence, Italy)
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||90 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Budget, Luxury, Romantic, Rural, Town|
Description from the owner
Villa Gemella is a rental property offering affordable luxury located in the countryside of Fiesole, a small town on the hillside overlooking Florence, Tuscany.
Villa gemella is quite and charming being inside one of the most beautiful wineyard of tuscany: Antinori wines!
Villa Gemella is situated within a typical Tuscan farmhouse dating back to the 15th Century. The property has been entirely refurbished in 2011 maintaining the original Tuscan country style while offering modern high-end amenities, including private sauna and steam room.
Villa Gemella is surrounded by thousands of olive trees and vineyards, the fruit of whi...Read more
Charming Villa Gemella, Fiesole (Florence, Italy)
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Villa Gemella is located in the countryside of Fiesole, a small town on the hillside overlooking Florence, Tuscany.
Villa Gemella is surrounded by thousands of olive trees and vineyards, the fruit of which is used to produce one of the most prestigious Italian wines. Our guests are free to access the entire property, which includes several walking paths spread over 1500 acres of private pristine landscape.
Villa Gemella is 15 minutes away from the city of Florence, in close proximity to its superb restaurants, museums, historic sites and high-class shopping.
In addition, the property is ideally located for convenient day trips to some of the most picturesque towns in Tuscany, including Siena, Lucca and Pisa.
The territory where Villa Gemella is located is of Chianti Rufina, less known from turism but depp of culture nice lanscapes..
In order to complete this wonderful scenary, cooking classes, ceramic lessons or wine & olive oil tastings combined with the visit of Medieval Castle or ancient Manors can be suggested, during your stay. The area offers nice restaurants – often organic and surronded by a magnificent view - were to taste typical Tuscan dishes combined with superb wines. Trekking and cycling trails are also part of this context as well as horse riding in the vineyards (only in Summer).
At 25 Km, The Yacht Club of Bilancino Lake in Mugello for enjoing with nautic sports such as sailing and windsuf. The Yachting Club organize private lessons for both children and adults. Always at 25 Km, in two distinctive areas, you may find two major Outlet Centers where to buy the best of Italian Fashion Luxury goods at special prices.
Location Type Rural, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$107 - $147||$100 - $268||$670 - $804||$1,742 - $2,680||1 night|
|Nov. 1 2012 - Apr. 30 2013
|Dec. 23 2012 - Jan. 6 2013
|May. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||$134||$255||$737||$2,680||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$121||$121||$737||$1,742||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $201 - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $47 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
All applicable taxes are included in the rates shown above.
On request, a baby crib and high chair can be provided for a euro 30 fee. Please request this at time of booking to ensure availability.
A deposit of 100 euro f the total rate is required to confirm the booking. The balance is due to be paid upon arrival.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
North Carolina, USA
All we hoped for and more!
Visiting Tuscany was a long-held dream for us, and staying at Villa Gemelli was absolutely perfect. Susanna and Mario, our hosts, were so attentive and helpful in every possible way. From picking us up at the airport late at night to driving us to get our car rental, they were wonderful. They were like family to us, and we loved talking to them. The villa was lovely and just what we hoped for. The garden was a beautiful refuge to relax in. All around us were vineyards and olive groves. We even had a Nightengale to sing to us. A dream come true!
Hillsboro Oregon USA
A wonderful place to experience Italian hospitality.
My sister and I had a great time at Villa Gemella. It was peaceful after a day of exploring Florence and other Tuscan cities. Susanna and Mario's advice on what to visit was much appreciated. The meals we had there rivaled anything we had in the restaurants. We went to celebrate my sister's birthday and Susanna and Mario made it a birthday to remember. A wonderful place to experience Tuscany.
A great jumping-off point to the best of Italy
First and foremost, Susanna and Mario were gracious, accommodating and did everything to make my sister and I feel welcome, enhance our stay and remove any barriers to having a great vacation in Italy.
The location was superb, allowing for recovery from the pace of Florence. Travel was easy, with Mario and Susanna providing transportation to Fiesole. From there, it was very easy to get to San Marco in Florence and move on from there.
The accommodations were great. After a long day of hiking through Florence, the sauna was a nice treat to soothe aching muscles. Susanna cooked amazing meals, true to the Tuscan area. The villa is immaculate, well-appointed and lovely. I'm looking forward to visiting again.
Susanna and Mario were very accommodating to receive us. I was originally going to arrive at 4pm then 6pm because children wanted to make a stop to their grandparent's grave more south in Italy (bicultural marriage Italo-American). They waited for us in centre of Fiesole. I appreciate that. We arrived and immediately the kids felt at home. There were videos and Susanna welcomed us with foccacia and sausage. She showed us the apt. We stayed two nights and could have stayed more...
The only thing that I regret on a human level is that I had a friend from Ireland who was meeting me at last minute in Florence. I asked the hosts if he could stay with us. We could pay more (1 woman 2 kids + 1 friend) The answer was an affirmative no. I dont understand this as the apt is very large and can accompany 4 or more guests.
So despite my goings and returns to my guest's hotel into Firenze to find my Irish friend, we only confirmed that the stay was ok. Kids liked it though.
Response from Susanna - 05/08/2013
We appreciate very much the nice family of Kristine, BUT we wish to POINT OUT that our previous email Agreement were about 1 adult and 2 childs.
Kristine asked by email if we could host her Irish friend and I answered by email that it was not possible It was not a matter of price, Agreement is Agreement and we know that our house is not accessoried to host 4!
Very nice location
The property is very nice, with beautiful interior and very nice views in the garden.
Equipped with all you need, owners are very nice and helpful.
The only problem was the heating in the house which was not enough to keep us warm, the temperature could not be adjusted from the panel we had in the apartment because it was not working. The owners said it was cold in the house because we have left an window opened over the night in the kitchen, but this was not the reason at all, the door to the kitchen was closed all the time.
Overall, we had a pleasant stay.
Little piece of Tuscan heaven!
My boyfriend Jason and I stayed at the Villa Gemella in Fiesole on October '12. This was my very first trip to Italy. I wanted a place where we could immerse in the Italian culture. The Villa was a perfect start to our journey through Italy. Susanna and Mario are such wonderful people. They were so warm and welcoming. They became like family after just a few days of stay. Jason and I took the bus from Fiesole to Florence most of the days. It's only about a 10 min. ride from Fiesole. The other days we stayed at the Villa. I recommend not having a car. Mario and Susanna are so helpful. They dropped us off and picked us up. The Villa is absolutely luxurious. It's peaceful and serene. We had breakfast everyday and dinner on select days. Absolutely delicious! The Villa has all the amenities I am used to in the us. The pictures on the website are just a glimpse of the villa and surrounding areas. It's breathtaking to be there. I hope time allows us to do it all over again. After Fiesole, we went onto Cinque Terre, Venice, and Paris. I miss it all!
Warm, Welcoming, Wonderful!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Villa Gemella. Suzanna and Mario were the perfect hosts; it was like spending time with beloved relatives. Also, their knowledge of Florence specifically and Italy in general was a great help in our travel activities.
The apartment was new, spotless, and very comfortable.
We really look forward to a return visit!
Anita and Tim
Heaven on earth
From the moment we arrived at the villa we knew we had hit the jackpot. We were hoping for a true Tuscan experience and this is exactly what we got. We were greeted by the most amazing hosts Susanna and Mario and they welcomed us into their home like we were family. We travelled with a 6 moth old baby and she spent just as much time with them as she did with us. The property is set in the most spectacular part in Tuscany. Surrounded by rolling hills covered with sprawling vineyards and olive trees. Just or short trip into Florence and even closer to the most charming little Tuscan town - Fiesole. This was comfortably the highlight of our 6 weeks European holiday. Since we've got home, we have already recommended this accommodation to friends and family. And don't forget to take Susanna up on her offer to cook you dinner. Better than any restaurant in Italy - seriously!
Roberts Creek, Canada
Best Place to stay in Tuscany
I agree with the other reviews; it was the highlight of our trip, the best accomodation. The service and breakfast in the garden were exceptional. The appartment was very comfortable, clean and spacious, All you need, plus over 200 Dvds to select, making a quite evening very enjoyable.The best part of the stay was the most welcoming and charming owners,Mario and Susanna go out of their ways to ensure your stay is a memorable and positive experience. For ease of finding the location, Mario meets you at a central location point and guides you to their a beautiful villa. Enjoy this italian experience.
Go to Villa Gemella...
We stayed at Villa Gemella for two nights and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. Staying with Susanna & Mario will make you feel like you are meeting up with old friends...
Our first view of their house was everything we hoped it would be: beautiful green vineyards surrounding their classic Tuscan styled home. They gave us a quick tour of the apartment as we tried to contain our excitement: spacious bedroom with comfortable bed, modern kitchen, bathroom with sauna, and living room with any kind of wine you would want to try!
Both nights we ate outside in the backyard at a table which sat right in front of a tall row of sage trees. Quite the ambient table setting: lantern candles, fresh grapes, utensils wrapped with giant grape leaves...again, it was everything we could wish for. We wish we could package the dinner atmosphere so we can take it with us...just awesome!
The first supper we had homemade tagliatelle? and pesto. It was so good! Fried balls of bread (Coccoli? They were excellent!), fried sage and zucchini flowers with bruschetta made up the rest of the meal...all topped off with homemade vanilla-almond ice cream. Everything was made at home. Fantastic!
Our second night we had the most amazing ravioli as well as stuffed tomatoes, caponata, and pizza. We still say that the food we had here was the best we had on of our vacation. The food was absolutely amazing! It was also really interesting to hear them explain some of the history behind each dish as well.
Both breakfasts we had were simple yet memorable: espressos, toast and croissants served with fig jam and honey. Their villa also offers many photo opportunities: alot of vineyards with grapes, olive trees, mountains, old Tuscan buildings, long winding roads, and excellent sunsets.
We wish we could have spent more time here: you will do very well by choosing Villa Gemella for your vacation!
Jason & Kristin
Nicolas & Perrine
Lille - FRANCE
Excellent sejour à la villa Gemella
Nous avons passé une semaine idéale à la villa Gemella. L'appartement est tres agréable : charmant, très moderne, frais, même quand il fait tres chaud dehors, et très confortable (même le lit, plus confortable que dans bien des hotels).
Le quartier est très calme, entouré d'oliviers, et la vue sur la vallée est splendide.
Nous avons particulièrement apprécié l'accueil de Susanna et Mario, toujours disponibles pour nous aider en cas de problème. Ils recherchent avant tout l'échange avec leurs hotes, tout en respectant leur intimité.
La cuisine de Susanna est délicieuse, qu'il s'agisse de plats typiquement italiens ou de gateaux.
Nous recommanderons sans aucun doute cette location tant nous avons été charmés par la region et par nos hotes.
Nous avons passé les vacances dans les conditions que nous souhaitions. La villa est très bien située pour rayonner dans la Toscane, et proche de Florence; le cadre est idyllique pour la tranquillité des lieux, les services de la location et l'accueil des propriétaires. Nous en sommes ravis et le conseillons vivement!
A Must Stay - Fabulous Tuscany Experience!!
Our stay at Villa Gemella was one we will never forget. The owners, Susanna and Mario, were very hospitable - we felt like part of the family! The apartment is clean, spacious, modern (but still with Tuscan charm), all the comforts of home with a private entrance. There is a nice patio area off the front porch which over looks the olive tree garden and vineyard views. We used the complimentary bicycles on numerous occasions to go sightseeing. And if we wanted a ride into Fiesole or surrounding areas, Susanna and Mario were readily available to drive us.
When we arrived we learned that Susanna offered home cooked meals in their quaint garden - thank god we said yes, as this turned out to be one of the most memorable dinning experiences in all our travels!! The food was amazing and the ambiance even better. They had a beautiful teak patio set out back with country style settings, candles, wine, flowers... all just for me and my husband - we could not have felt more special!!! We thought we had died and gone to Tuscan heaven!!
We would highly recommend Villa Gemella - not just for the great apartment - but for the opportunity to live just like the locals and meet people you will never forget.
Thanks again for everything Susanna and Mario!!
Response from Susanna - 07/27/2012
Thank you kelly and Chris, we wonder to have guest as nice, polite, kind, curious and nice as you both are!
Come back soon!