Set on the hillside of Settignano (Italy) with extraordinary views of Florence and the surrounding Arno valley, Villa Rossellina is renowned for its splendid gardens, celebrated throughout the world by leading landscape architects and garden historians. Completed in the early seventeenth century by the Florentine noble Zanobi Lapi in Tuscan style, the Villa combines interesting architectural features of both an urban palazzo and a suburban villa. In the eighteenth century, the property belonged to the Marchesi Capponi, and by that time the house and gardens had acquired the characteristic elements seen in the famous engraving by Giuseppe Zocchi (1744): the cypress alley, bowling green, nymphaeum, grotto garden, parterre and lemon garden. At the end of nineteenth century, Princess Catherine Jeanne Ghika began the transformation of the parterre de broderie into the beautiful parterre d’eau, enclosed at its southern end by a majestic cypress arcade. Elegant expressions of topiary art were created by Mathilda Ledyard Cass, Baroness von Ketteler, in the following decades. Following the partial destruction of the Villa during the Second World War, Rossellina was acquired in 1954 by Marcello Marchi, whose family had founded important Italian industries and owned other historic properties in Tuscany. In 1994 the Villa passed to the present owners, who have continued the work of conservation and restoration. The villa divided in two floors is composed as following: Ground floor: Entrance with vaulted ceilings, hall, 4 double/twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and one half bathroom. The ground floor of the Villa comprise two elegantly appointed salons, an interior colonnaded courtyard and a dining room. First floor: 5 double/twin bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, one half bathroom, a large living room leading to a furnished terrace overlooking the garden, dining room, large kitchen, laundry, library, lift. This villa is huge and elegant property perfect for who is looking for the best. The villa, fully staffed, perfectly located, with modern amenities and with 9 beautiful bedrooms is a great choice for large groups who wish to have an unforgettable experience in Tuscany. The villa can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday. Pricing Information: Included in the Price: Final Cleaning, Utility Bills: water, gas and electricity (air conditioning and heating), house, swimming-pool and garden maintenance. Staff: 2 people 8 hours a day. Change of bed and bath linens twice a week. Internet wi-fi, 2 swimming-pools. Taxes. Excluded from the Price: Extra linens change and extra cleaning on request. Other extra services on request. Security Deposit: All customers must pay before the arrival, with bank transfer, a deposit of 10% of the total rental price. It will be returned, by bank transfer, after check-out in full, subject to deduction for damage caused and/or payment for additional services. Parking: The property has plenty of space for car parking. Destinations: The villa rests on a hillside above the historic village of Settignano, considered an ideal place for rest and meditation. It is a place filled with vines and olive groves, with roots all the way back to Roman times. If you take the time to explore its streets, you’ll find the Church of Saint Maria, the New Public Square (which provides a panoramic view of Florence as well as a lovely statue), the Oratory of Vannella, the Villa Michelangelo (where the artist spent his youth), and the Villa Capponcina. There are also paths for scenic walks around the countryside. From the main square in Settignano, you can take bus #10 into Florence. Main distances: Settignano: 800 m, Florence: 6 km, Firenze Airport: 10 km, Siena: 60 km, Pisa: 80 km. More facilities: Internet Wi-fi Walking distance to town Historic garden Air conditioning Elevator Heliport Fully equipped kitchen Dishwasher Washing machine Dryer Hairdryer Complete furnishings 2 Private swimming-pools Sun beds and umbrellas Satellite TV Maintenance of garden and pool Daily cleaning Electric gate Baby cot on request Private cleaning on request Cook or chef on request
Additional amenities include: bedrooms 9, double beds 9, sleeps 18, bathrooms 7.TripAdvisor property ID 1915695...Read more
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