This accommodation offers both: rural peace and quiet but also proximity to Florence. It is located close to Bagno a Ripoli, just a 15-minute drive from the center of Florence. The town of Bagno a Ripoli also offers easy access to Chianti, so you can alternate trips to the Uffizi and the Duomo with excursions to the vineyards and hilltowns of Tuscany. A grocery store is located within easy walking distance (300 m), and the closest bus stop is a five-minute drive from the property.
The property is accessed via a 100 meter unpaved road. The estate consists of four buildings, two of which are the owner's villas (also two Yorkshires live on the property). Two apartments MINA and TOSCA are located in a detached house behind the owner's villa, CASA VIOLETTA is an independent little cottage. The pool is shared. These three guest units can either be rented together or individually. Rented together they can accommodate a total up to 12 people: 8 people in the 4 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms and twice 2 people on sofa beds.
The three units are spacious (100, 115 and 130 sqm living space), the interior is solid and functional. Garden sitting areas have been provided for each apartment. The gardens are immense: lawns surround the various houses, the lawns gently merge into the olive groves. At the far end of the garden there is a lovely pool with a magnificent view through olive trees - across the valley to the silhouette of Florence, in the distance. The town is way down in the valley, the silvery Arno river meanders through it and the cathedral dome can be clearly seen, standing out against the rest of the town.
A pizzeria/restaurant in close proximity - just a walk down the hill. In the nearby village of Bagno a Ripoli (approx. 2 km) you will find more restaurants, bars, a bank, post, pharmacy, grocery shop and a bus stop, which is convenient if you want to reach Florence without car: you can park your car in Bagno a Ripoli and continue to Florence by bus. Girasole is an ideal starting point for going on excursions to Florence and the Chianti region. And after a long day filled with art you can return easily to your villa, where you can enjoy the rural setting cooling off and having fun at the pool.
Additional amenities include: all units are equipped with satellite TV, pool in the olive grove, for communal use: garden, parking and electronic entrance gate, washing machine and private outdoor area, air conditioning in the casa violetta cottage.TripAdvisor property ID 2049852...Read more
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