Charming Villa Gemella, Fiesole (Florence, Italy)
- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- sleeps 3
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)
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
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 01, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Dec 23, 2013 - Apr 30, 2014 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|May 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 ||$136||$258||$883||$2,716|
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$122||$815||$1,766|
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit | $204
- Cleaning fee | $48 per stay
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.
- Alarm Clock
- Housekeeping Included
- Housekeeping Optional
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Paper Towels Provided
- Private Chef
- Security System
- Towels Provided
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Steam Shower
- Mountain Views
- Dish Washer
- Electric Stove
- Cable TV
- DVD Player
- High Definition TV
- Movie/Video Library
- Music Library
- Satellite TV
- Video Game Console
- Video Game Library
- Outdoor Dining Area [?]
- Pet friendly - Ask
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - Yes
- 90 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
The most wonderful place
We cannot thank Mario and Susanna enough for making our stay in Villa Gemella so wonderful. The accommodation itself is beautiful and the surroundings are absolutely breathtaking. What made our holiday so amazing though, is having Mario and Susanna as our hosts. They really are the most fantastic hosts and are such a wonderful couple. They really go out of their way to make sure you are happy and comfortable in their home. We already have spoken about returning to this beautiful part of the world and cannot wait to see Mario and Susanna again!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!