andltbandgtVilla rental in Florenceandlt/bandgt, Italy located at the border of a charming hamlet perched on the top of a hill just few miles west of Florence. This is a magnificent villa for rent, situated on a charming hill a short distance to the west of Florence. The architecture of Villa La Ferdinanda dates back to the 12th century. It used to serve as a guarded farm on the Arno valley. The structure was converted into a living quarters in the 16th century, subsequently a chapel was constructed. The villa itself is tucked away to preserve your privacy but there are other similar houses in the near vicinity. The Villa has of course been refurbished and renovated inside out. Monuments and furnishings which have been pieced together over many years of travel line the shelves, this provides for a very classy and individualistic feel. Villa Ferdinanda is your perfect getaway to just unwind and take leisurely strolls through the radiant countryside where olive groves, vineyards and medieval structures abound. Upon entering the villa, you will find a spacious living area with a genial hearth, terra cotta floor tiling and overhanging beams. A television with a satellite connection is provided for your entertainment as well as shelf upon shelf of interesting and informative books. The left portion of the living area has a studio-room which doubles as a bedroom. There is a laundry room with all the relevant furnishings and equipment like a washer and iron. The kitchen is a fully functional affair with a four burner gas stove, espresso maker, microwave, oven and cooking counter. It has a generous supply of utensils also for your convenience. There is an elegant dining room which is connected to the kitchen and also to the rest of the villa by a stairwell that nestles between the kitchen and the living area. The dining room has a window and an attractive glass door which present a view of the lush garden outside. There is a landline phone connection which can be used to call people locally. A time honored cellar with a brick vault inhabits the area beneath the living space. This cellar was also of great historical value as during the remodeling period ancient Etruscan artifacts were unearthed here. Towards the rear end of the villa estate there is a garden with a Jacuzzi from where you can relax and take in the scenic Arno valley in all it 's splendour. On the first level above the ground floor you will find two bedrooms with a bathroom that comes equipped with a bathtub and shower. The entire floor is air-conditioned. The first bedroom encases a huge four poster bed wrought in iron. The room itself has a window which delights your senses with a view of the Duomo. The next room is provided with a double bed and terra cotta floor tiling. The ceiling of this room is adorned with floral patterns. The bathroom has a decor which is befitting of a grand hall, paintings lavish the walls, an immaculate wooden linen case immediately draws the eye and classic tiles add a divine touch. The ground floor has a bathroom which has a shower, dual washbasins and a full body mirror. The western commode is in a separate portion of the bathroom which has a bidet and washer. Wi-Fi internet connectivity is available as well as a laptop for rent at the rate of 30 Euros per week should you be against bringing your own. Just short distances away are two nice restaurants. This villa is not appropriate for children.andnbsp
Additional amenities include: private chef, bicycles nearby, laundry, wine tasting on estate, view, hot springs nearby, pool nearby, heating, satellite connection, tennis court nearby, restaurant nearby, airconditioned, horse riding nearby, local markets....Read more
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