Villa Floriana B is an elegant 40-square-meter (about 430.5 square feet) apartment which sleeps four people. It features a private terrace and shared swimming-pool and garden, all with a wonderful view of the valley.
It is equipped with air-conditioning, telephone, satellite-dish TV, and parking space.
Villa Floriana B has a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a living room with a double divan bed and a kitchenette, and a large terrace.
Villa Floriana is a beautiful villa built as a vacation home. It features terraces facing the sun and the wide scenery of the valley and the hills. It is at about 400 meters (about 1,312 feet) of altitude in a prominent position on the slope of a hill overlooking the valley of Valdinievole, formed by the river Arno. The villa is in the middle of a small “fraction-town” of San Baronto . You will have restaurants and shops at just a few steps away.
You will be on the hills of Montalbano, not far from the sea. Only 40 km (about 25 miles) away, you will find the small town of Viareggio , famous for its splendid beaches. The scenery around the villa is one rich in hills, with vineyards covering the lower areas, olive groves on the slopes, and woods of chestnuts and oak trees on the top. The Chianti wine of Montalbano is produced in the area and there are several wine cellars around.
Amidst the green, you will see elegant villas and beautiful farms which offer hospitality to tourists: the area boasts many trails and cycling paths.
You will be close to Florence , Pisa , Lucca , Siena , and San Gimignano : you can even search for the cities or art of Tuscany and also its beautiful castles and historical hamlets on convenient daily visits or excursions.
The swimming pool
At Villa Floriana you will have a shared 12 x 6 meter (about 39 x 20 feet) swimming-pool available. The swimming-pool is placed in a terraced land on prominent position. It is framed by the woods on its background and by the valley right in front. Around the swimming-pool you will find a large sun-drenched area furnished with umbrellas and sun loungers.
The swimming pool is caressed by the sun from sunrise, above the hill, to sunset, over the valley. The swimming-pool is open from the first of May until the 30th of October.
The house and its terrace
Villa Floriana B is on the second floor, and you reach it with an elevator. The apartment is airy and bright. As soon as you step into the living-room, you will notice a large glass window taking the entire wall in front of you. Through that window you will see the wide terrace and the sky. Once you have left the living-room and headed towards the terrace, you will have a 360º view of the hills and the valley. On the terrace you will find a table with chairs and further ahead, away from the eyes, two sun loungers ideal for some sunbathing time.
The living-room is furnished with a table with chairs, a double divan bed, a telephone, a satellite-dish TV, and a kitchenette. The kitchenette is equipped with a two-electric-burner stove and a fridge.
The living-room communicates with the double bedroom, which has a bathroom with shower inside.
The double bedroom also has a glass window which takes the entire wall and overlooks the private terrace. Through the window you can see the hills and the valley even from inside the room. A patio door will enable you to step onto the terrace straight from the bedroom.
The apartment is completely furnished, well-cared for in details, elegant, and cozy.
At Villa Floriana you will have a shared laundry room available.
Nearby tourist attractions
During your stay at Villa Floriana, you will be in a territory whose history dates back to the ancient Romans and which has preserved, since the year One Thousand, historical castles, churches, villas and palaces rich in master pieces, all to be absolutely visited. You will also be near the small town of Vinci , birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.
You will be in the area where the Chianti wine is produced. And as an addition to all the cultural visits, don’t forget to stop at the beautiful wine cellars of the area while taking the “Strada del Vino” (Road of the Wine). Don’t miss out on having lunch in one of the characteristic trattorias, often attended by local people and where you will taste the genuine Tuscan cuisine!
A few feet away from the house you will find restaurants, shops, and the bus stop of the shuttle which goes to Pistoia . Pistoia is 12 km (about 7.5 miles) away from the villa. In Pistoia you can take trains to Florence. In case you feel like enjoying some thermal spa, 20 km (about 12 miles) away you will find the famous thermal baths of Montecatini .
In addition, Lucca is 40 km (about 25 miles) away, San Gimignano is also 40 km (about 25 miles) away, Florence is 45 km (about 28 miles) away, Volterra , the city of the Etruscans, is 45 km (about 28 miles) away, Pisa is 60 km (about 37 miles) away, and Siena is 70 km (about 43.5 miles) away. You will be able to easily visit the great artistic and historical attractions of Tuscany and also go on excursions to the sea, as the beautiful and famous beaches of Viareggio are only 40 km (about 25 miles) away.
And when you are tired of walking up and down, you can enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the Tuscan hills in a beautiful and comfortable apartment!
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Other holiday homes nearby: Villa Floriana A , Villa Floriana C , Villa Floriana D , Villa Floriana E , Villa Floriana F , Villa Floriana G .
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"very clean, large balcony, huge vista over a 40-mile-wide valley"
Left on 11/17/2010 for a stay in May 2006 | CharleyReviewed Nov 17, 2010Stayed May 2006
The landlady speaks practically no English, but a nearby restauranteur/hotelier does and gives clear directions to the supermarket, wineries, and tourist sites, and then has some of the best food you'll find for leagues around. Breakfast on the balcony or at a two-doors-away local light-food place; plenty of side trips to make, and that view! Looks west over a long wide valley full of towns and farms to the coastal range 20/30 miles away, looks north and south maybe fifteen miles each way; at night the towns sparkle. Locals are friendly, but not much to do within walking distance. Private covered basement garage for easy parking, a real plus in Italy. It's on a bicycle route; weekends are full of colorful and death-defying bicyclists travelling fast, singly or in groups as large as fifteen or so. A very pleasant time; I didn't want to leave, even to go for a week Tampto the indescribably beautiful Lake Como.
Left on 11/16/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 16, 2009Stayed Jul 2009
This was the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. I couldn't believe it -- it was exactly as described. The gorgeous bedroom has French doors opening on to a beautiful, expansive deck overlooking the beautiful hills of San Baronto. And the deck is all yours!! The apartment is bright and airy. The kitchen and bathroom is quite modern and clean. The air conditioning, should you need it, is incredibly efficient. There is also access to a washer in the basement for a small charge. Oh yes, I almost forgot to say that there is wireless internet access in the apartment for a small additional fee as well. San Baronto itself is charming. Our favorite places to eat were next door at Victoria pizzeria and further out in the countryside at La Pinere. There are also two small grocery stores in town. The woman who runs Villa Floriana is absolutely wonderful -- very kind and helpful to us poor Americans who couldn't speak very much Italian. I recommend this place to everyone.
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