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- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Type: VillaAncient Stone Hilltop Villa in Florence
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VILLA CAFAGGIOLO is only 12 Km from Florence (15 minutes by car or by train).
It is an ancient stone built VILLA situated at the top of a panoramic Chianti hill, surrounded by VINEYARDS and OLIVE GROVES.
TRANQUILLITY and relax are assured, at the same time the VILLA is only 3 km from the RAIL STATION in the beautiful medium size village of PONTASSIEVE.
ACCESS to the Villa is by PRIVATE ROAD. You will never hear the sounds of traffic (day ...Read more
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Ancient Stone Hilltop Villa in Florence
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Villa Cafaggiolo is very close to Florence...
only 12,5 km South-East, that means 15/20 minutes by car.
A large and comfortable road will lead you from the bustle of the City to the tranquillity of the Florentine hills.
You’ll drive in the Chianti area, through the countryside, along the Arno river; left and right you’ll spot castles, farmhouses, old churches, vineyards olive groves… all the features of Tuscany landscape
To have an idea about where Villa Cafaggiolo is..., you can take a map of Florence area..., look for the village of Pontassieve (on the east side)... Now ideally cross the river and you’ll find the village named: Rosano... Villa Cafaggiolo is settled top on a hill, just 1 km away from Rosano.
So, Villa Cafaggiolo is only:
1 km from Rosano, 2 km from Pontasseive, 12,5 km from Firenze
This location is ideal for those wishing to visit Florence and all its glories, while at the same time experiencing the quiet and tranquility of a rural setting away from the noise of the city.
Villa Cafaggiolo is immersed in silence with a private road leading to the villa. You will never hear the sound of traffic (day or night) during your stay. Our guests love falling asleep to the nightly sounds of nature.
The small village of Rosano is 1 Km from the Villa Cafaggiolo
Here you’ll find the famous “Bottega di Rosano”… a grocery (a small supermarket) plenty of delicious food (cold meats, cheeses, olives, bread) and good wines…; you can get a quick panino (sandwich) or have a sit down meal with bistecca alla fiorentina. From the Villa, you can easily walk up to here in about 10/15 minutes.
Rosano is also famous for the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria situated in a beautiful landscape of olive trees and vineyards. You can visit this millenary monastery, the church and the suggestive crypt. The Pope Ratzinger has often visited the abbey in the past years. On Sunday morning at 10:00 am it is scheduled the Holy Mass in Latin, with Gregorian chants. If you are catholic… you cannot miss!!!
The quite big village of Pontassieve is 2 Km from the Villa.
It is an attractive medieval town where you will find any kind of shops, supermarkets, banks, several very good restaurants and a shopping center.
In Pontassieve there is a rail station; there is frequent train service to the center of Florence. The train takes about 20 minutes and is an easy way to travel for those who do not wish to take their car into the city. It is easy to park at the rail station.
To realize how easy, fast and cheap is to reach the centre of Florence by train, please visit this web site: www.trenitalia.com
If you digit: From: Pontassieve… To: Firenze S.M.N., you’ll get the train timetable and the train fares.
RESTAURANTS…there are at least 10 good restaurants that are located within 5-10 minutes drive from Villa Cafaggiolo; we suggest you these…
La Bottega di Rosano: authentic Tuscan food, pasta, meat, vegetables…
Pampurio: simple, genuine Tuscan food; handy and cheap. www.dapampurio.it
Acquacheta: Pasta, pizza, seafood and fresh fish. www.ristoranteacquacheta.com
Pizzeria la Torre: different kind of Pasta and a huge, delicious Pizza
Pizzeria Far West: Pasta and Pizza
Arrosto Girato: Pasta and meat
Toscani da Sempre: Italian food and Pasta
Il cantuccio del Buongustaio: seafood and fresh fish. www.cantucciodelbuongustaio.it
The Fashion Shopping OUTLETS. Fashion lovers and bargain hunters will find 3 different Outlets centres, offering great discounts in more than 100 stores; they are located in the village of Leccio, only 10 minutes drive from Villa Cafaggiolo.
The Mall: the top brand outlet centre (Gucci, Ferragamo, Armani, Valentino, Prada, Zegna, YSL…). www.themall.it
Fashion Valley: exclusive fashion centre (Bally, Versace, Scervino, Blauer, Trussardi, Vivienne Westwood, Richmond…). www.fashionvalley.it
Fashion Groove: outlet centre and restaurant (Timberland, Cuoieria Fiorentina, Geox, Calzzedonia, Disney…). http://www.fashiongroove.it
A little bit further (30 minutes drive), in the Village of Barberino, you can visit another big Outlet village: The Barberino Designer Outlet: 200 of your favourite designers brands at 30%-70% less. www.mcarthurglen.com/it/barberino-designer-outlet
SIGHTS and ATTRACTIONS.
There are several historic places and beautiful spots that worth a visit, within few Km from Villa Cafaggiolo:
1) the 11th Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria in Rosano
2) the Vallombrosa Abbey with its surrounding forests. The forest of Vallombrosa is one of the most pleasant places around Florence, where to wander. Even on the hottest summer days, the altitude and the thickness of its woods guarantee excellent walking possibilities.
3) the Medieval Castle at Nipozzano. Located on the top of an hill 350 meter high, the castle was one of the most powerful fortifications of the Florentine countryside and still today conserves great part of its medieval structure.
4) Fiesole, the hill town… an elegant village with fancy villas and its unforgettable views of Florence.
Villa Cafaggiolo is a short distance from the most famous towns of Tuscany. These are the approximate driving distances:
Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, 5Terre are about 1 hour drive.
Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano are about 1 hour and 30 minutes drive.
Roma and Venice are about 2 hours drive.
However, many people come to Villa Cafaggiolo not “to do” but “to be;”.
To enjoy the tranquil location, beautiful grounds, and excellent Tuscan food. This is life as it should be, calm and unhurried; time to talk and listen to friends and family and time to regain one’s lost vitality.
More About This Location
City vacations, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest train station: Pontassieve, 1.99 miles
Nearest airport: Florence, 14.98 miles
Car is not necessary