The Villa Main HallView of the building from the garden
Charming Renaissance Villa Apt


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Historical building! 16th century Villa surrounded by olive groves. Free Wifi and private parking. Car not necessary: only 1 km from town's center and shops. Bus stop to Florence (12 Km) in front of entrance gate. Perfectly located to explore Tuscany


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $6 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $112

Description

The space

Located in Impruneta, medieval town at the edge of Chianti, Apartment Saladino is a comfortable 70 sqm apartment consisting of:
• Large living room with double sofa bed, couch with two matching armchairs, table with 4 chairs, flat screen television and fully equipped kitchen with appliance (oven and dishwasher included),
• Bedroom with king size double bed,
• Bathroom with shower and washing machine.
Old terracotta floors and high ceilings with exposed beams.
Apartment Saladino is fully furnished and decorated with antiques belonging to our family collection.
Walls are thicker than 50 cm (20 inches), as it was customary centuries ago in this kind of buildings to ensure cool even in the hottest summers .

Apartment Saladino is located on the first floor (ground level) of a 16th century Villa surrounded by a beautiful park and by olive groves, beyond which there also is a pine forest inhabited by deer and fawns, perfect for walking.
Apartment has direct access from the garden and reserved table and chairs for outside dining, located in the shade of old pine trees.

Guest access

Our guests have full access to the whole property, which includes two large sunny lawns, a big shady area under pine trees and orchads, 6 hectars of olive groves and over 20 hectars of forest.
In the forest, down the hill, there also is a water source. Ask us and we will tell you how to reach it.
In the garden you will find table and chairs and deck chairs for your relax.
The Villa elegant dining room with fireplace is open to guests having breakfast and/or dinner, while the Villa main Hall, full of history and charme, the small chapel and other private areas, can be visited upon request: ask us and we will gladly give you a free tour.

Interaction with guests

Let us introduce ourselves to you:
We are Perla and Marco, we are married and live in the Villa with our two children, Bernardo and Beatrice .
The Villa belongs to our family for many generations, ever since it was built over 500 years ago and it has a special charm, the entire building is filled with objects of the past, old letters , furniture and paintings collected over the centuries by the family members .
We love this place and we will be glad to show it to you !

We do our best to make guests feel as if they were at home .

Upon your arrival we will welcome you with Florence and Chianti maps, tourist information including main museums opening hours, discount rates for nearby restaurants, list of wineries for wine tastings, bus timetables, etc.

In the hope of meeting all your needs, we have organized to offer various additional services on request: breakfast with home made cakes and jams, home made dinner, car with driver for Chianti or sightseeing tours, wine tastings, professional cooking lessons (we have an agreement with a cooking school to have a professional chef teaching private lessons in the Villa kitchen), non professional cooking lessons (I can teach you personally how to make home made pasta), guided Florence tours with a professional guide, shuttle service... and much more.
If you are interested in something in particular, just ask and we will give you more details.

The neighborhood

Impruneta is a hill town located between the valleys of the Greve and the Ema streams, about 20 minutes south of Florence. It was known in ancient times as "in prunetis" or "in pineta" (within the pine woods) and indeed remnants of beautiful pine forests may still be seen interspersed among the olive groves on some of the surrounding hills.

The Church of Santa Maria at Impruneta became ever more well-known for the sacred and miraculous effigy of the Madonna housed there. Pilgrims came in large numbers and a famous fair took place and still takes place on the feast of Saint Luke, 18 October. Originally a feast associated with the movement and sale of livestock, it is now celebrated with stalls, dinners and horse races.

A small village important for the production of pottery had developed near the church. The first record of terracotta manufacture dates from 1098 and the production of terracotta tiles, pottery and bricks has continued to flourish to the present time. The church and its treasure, and the pottery kilns and their output are the principal reasons to visit Impruneta.

However, there are many other interesting sights in Impruneta and nearby, and throughout the year there are festivals and cultural activities.

And if you are interested in castles, Chianti is full of them and they are described in the itineraries of the Chianti Castles route.

Getting around

The Villa is located less than 1 km from the town's main square and from shops and amenities.
There is a bus stop in town and there also is a bus stop for the nearby city of Florence (12 Km) in front of entrance gate.
Buses run on average every 30-40 minutes and the last ride in the evening arrives in Impruneta around 8:50 pm. Buses are perfect for visiting Florence during the day and return in the evening and we will be happy to provide all the necessary information and timetables.

If you come by car, Villa Saladini is ideally located as a base to explore Tuscany .
We are just 6 km from the exit “Firenze-Impruneta" of the A1 highway and from the beginning of the road which connects Florence to Siena. From here you can easily reach all places of cultural interest and the most beautiful towns in Tuscany, such as:
• Siena : 60 km (1 hour)
• Pisa 100 km (1 hour and 30 minutes)
• Lucca : 90 km (1 hour)
• Pistoia : 50 km (45 minutes)
• Arezzo : 80 km (1 hour)
and also San Casciano Val di Pesa (12 km) , Greve in Chianti ( 15 km) , Certaldo (36 km ), Colle Val d' Elsa (40 km ), San Gimignano (45 km), and the renowned spa town of Montecatini Terme ( 60 km)

Villa Saladini is therefore an ideal place to relax surrounded by a beautiful environment, but also an excellent base for visiting Florence, the beautiful Chianti countryside and the most charming towns in Tuscany.
You will love it!


House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

CLEANING FEES: please note that a € 30 final cleaning fee is requested on arrival

CHECK-IN: Check-in time starts at 4.00 pm and ends at 10.00 pm.
In case you need an early or a late check-in, we are flexible but it is very important that you advise us, otherwise you might not gain access to the property.
Please note that for check-in after 10.00 pm is requested a € 30 extra charge.

CHECK-OUT: We need to clean the apartment for guests arriving after you, so please respect check-out time (10.00 am). If you need a late check-out, we will be glad to meet your needs if possible, but it is very important that you ask in advance. Thank you!

RULES OF THE HOUSE: Please respect our home, do not move or spoil the antique furniture, respect the night peace, remember to turn off the lights, always close and lock the Villa entrance door and take care of the keys. Please do not smoke inside the room. When you will leave, please, wash and store kitchen utensils where you have found them. Thank you!!!

INFORMATION ANT TIPS: We will leave inside the room any kind of useful information: Florence and Chianti maps, itineraries, places to visit, buses timetable, museums opening hours, nearby restaurants discounts.
If you have any particular interest or request and/or if you wish to book a visit or a tour, just let us know and we will gladly manage it.

At time of booking we will send you a confirmation with detailed directions to reach us including coordinates and map and a list of additional services available on request.
For anything else, just ask!


Cancellations

This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.


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Floor User Profile
April 2017
If you are searching for a real Toscan place to stay, close to Firenze and the beautiful Chianti area, Impruneta and this lovely authentic house is perfect. Sweet people and a pretty warm and welcoming place. Thankyou Perla and Marco x

Karynn User Profile
October 2016
Wow! I'm not sure I can be more amazed! Perla and Mario were like family! We didn't have a car right from the beginning and Marco picked us up for a small fee and they checked up on us everyday to make sure we're ok when we got home late! I call it home because that is what it felt like! The accommodations were very comfortable, kitchen was great, the grounds beautiful and a 10 minute walk to the village. I would recommend this to anyone and get a car with a GPS...much easier to get around but the bus is very convenient to Florence. You can't go wrong with this amazing villa! Thank you for your hospitality Perla and Marco!

Marin User Profile
October 2016
Perla and Marco were really helpful and forthcoming, and the Villa was really nice and comfortable and it was easy to get all of Tuscany from there. Kitchen, bathroom and bed was perfect, and the kids slept well on the large futon. The only negative was that the apartment was a bit dark in October, but this should not be a problem in the spring or summer months.

Herve User Profile
August 2016
A wonderful place, in an authentic Tuscan Villa, on top of a hill and in the middle of olive trees. The perfect place to relax or to visit the region (Firenze, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni...) and to taste the local dishes and wines.The apartment includes all you need during your stay... plus the charm of the renaissance Villa. Perla and Marco are really kind and helpful if you need anything, such as information about the local services. Do not hesitate to ask Perla for the visit of the Villa, you will be surprised by the history of the Villa and the family. Last but not least recommendation: we really enjoyed the diner prepared by Perla! Highly recommendable.

Lisa User Profile
July 2016
Very quiet spot and easy to get to Chianti wineries with a car. Nice to have lawn chairs all over so we could relax! The villa itself was a little dark and didn't have a view; we wished we had booked one of the 2nd floor rooms with a balcony - I think that would have made a big difference.

Richard User Profile
July 2016
Perla and Marco's place was wonderful in a great center location (you should be exploring Tuscany with a car) our room actually mini apartment in the villa was just wonderful great comfy bed our own water heater and great water pressure, the room was cool even in the summer. Unfortunately we did not meet perla as she was on vacation but we met Marco and he was awesome very attentive to anything you need and an excellent cook! Tons of information about the local area and the greater Tuscany was made available in the room which was very helpful. Highly recommend this place

Stuart User Profile
June 2016
Marco and Perla were great host and hostess. Marco drove us to the airport at 4:00 am to catch our plane home. Villa Saladini was like home and very welcoming. They could use an extra light in the living room area, a small item.

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Impruneta, Italy · Joined in September 2011
Perla User ProfilePerla is a superhost.

I live in Impruneta, a small town at the edge of Chianti, a few kilometers from Florence.
I'm married with Marco, who manages with me the apartments we rent.
The Villa where we live belonged to our family for generations and we love it.
We have 2 wonderful kids: Bernardo and Beatrice, they are the joy of our life.
We like countryside, good wine and the olive oil we produce... we wait for you!

Vivo ad Impruneta a pochi chilometri da Firenze e sono sposata con Marco che gestisce con me gli appartamenti che affittiamo e che si trovano accanto alla nostra casa, all'interno della Villa e della proprietà che appartiene alla nostra famiglia da generazioni. Abbiamo due splendidi bambini: Bernardo e Beatrice, loro sono la gioia della nostra vita!
Ci piace la campagna, il buon vino e l'olio che produciamo noi... vi aspettiamo!

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