Apt with view in Renaissance Villa

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Vittorio Veneto, Impruneta, Tuscany 50023, Italy
Perla

Historical monument! 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

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Historical monument! 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

Beautiful Villa apartment overlooking the park and the olive grove.
Located in Impruneta, at the edge of Chianti, Apartment Laura is a comfortable 65 sqm apartment consisting of:
• Bedroom with double bed and sofa bed,
• Bathroom with shower,
• Living room with kitchen
Sofa bed can be moved in the livingroom if requested before arrival.
Old terracotta floors and high hand decorated ceilings.
All furniture and paintings on the walls are antique and belong to our family collection.
Walls are thicker than 50 cm (20 inches), as it was use in this kind of old building to ensure cool even in the hottest summers.

Apartment Laura is located on the first floor of our family Villa, a 16th century Villa, surrounded by a beautiful park and by olive groves. In the garden you will find table and chairs and deck chairs to relax in the green.
This is 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!

Guest Access

Our guests will have full access to the all 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 wood.
In the garden you will find table and chairs and deck chairs for your relax.
The Villa main Hall, full of history and charme, is at guest disposal on request.

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, events of the month, bus timetables, etc.
We will also offer you a welcome gift consisting of a bottle of our production extra virgin olive oil.

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, organic Chianti wine and oil 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), car with driver to visit Chianti, vineyards and castles tours, Guided Florence tours, 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 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 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)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $462 /week
Monthly Price: $1681 /month
Security Deposit: $140
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

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  • Great place, great location, great host.
    Couldn't wish for more.

    June 2014
  • Perla is (email hidden)!!!
    The property is divine, it is very relaxing. The beds were incredibly comfy and it has a real 'home' feel to it.

    It is easy transport into Florence
    I would recommend it!

    May 2014
  • The apartment was very lovely and Perla and Marco were such gracious hosts. Perla answered patiently knowledgeably every question we had about the villa, the area and Tuscany in General. I can't overstate how important that was! The drive up to the villa was as breathtaking as I hoped it to be-Tuscany in all it's glory. The meals were also very delicious and available at a very reasonable price. I definitely recommend this listing to anyone looking to enjoy Tuscany for the first time and in need of a little guidance!

    May 2014
  • Perla is an excellent host! She and Marco made everything to make me comfortable. They've met me at S.M.N. train station and even bought a bicycle right before my arrival! The villa and surroundings are beautiful, apartment is comfortable (5 centuries old building!). Vila is just 15-20 min walk from the center of Impruneta.
    Would come back again with pleasure, to investigate Chianti and Tuscany more.
    Thanks!
    Evaldas, from Lithuania

    November 2013
  • Excellent séjour de quatre nuits à la Villa Saladini, avec un excellent accueil de Perla et Marco. Très bel appartement, spacieux, dans un environnement calme au milieu des champs d'oliviers. Emplacement idéal pour visiter Florence, le Chianti et le reste de la Toscane.

    October 2013
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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! I live in (email hidden) 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!
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