Astra

from€6,429/week· Villa

Villa Astra dates back to the 15th century and it was recently restored and transformed into an exquisite independent villa for up to 8 people. This beautiful three-story property is nestled in an exclusive estate boasting an impeccable manicured park (5000 sqf) which includes other villas as well. It can be rented alone or together with other houses to accommodate large parties or special reunions. While the villa is irresistibly cozy, it is also unmistakably Tuscan and this quality alone coupled with its sought-after location near Florence – only 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by train – makes Villa Astra a picture-postcard escape.

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

2017Guests (up to)All year round
Villa only86,429€
Notes
  • Security deposit: € 1,000 to be held by the agency
  • Gardener resides on the premises in separate quarter; privacy of the guests is guaranteed
  • Check-in: between 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
  • All extra services must be pay locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged
Included with rent
  • Electricity up to 500 kW per week, A/C, water, gas and final cleaning
  • Housekeeping service 2 hours per day
  • Mid-week change of bed linen (Wed)
  • Daily change of bath towels
  • Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Gardener and pool maintenance
  • Baby cot and high chair on request
Not included with rent
  • Heating charges: depending on usage, as per meter reading
  • Extra charges for electricity over 500 kWh per week: € 0.55 per extra kWh
  • Food and beverages
  • Extra housekeeping service: €12 per hour
  • Personal laundry service: €10 per hour
  • Babysitting service, depending on availability: €12 per hour
  • Telephone charges extra

Location

What to do in Florence area, Tuscany

Famous for its art and architecture, Florence is an obligatory destination for the first-timer visitor of Italy. However, while exploring the historical center is something that cannot be missed, the pristine studded landscapes and the enchanted medieval villages set on the famous Tuscan rolling hills surrounding Florence are well worth a visit.
The most famous area to explore is the Chianti, a blessed land that covers a rather large wine-producing region of Tuscany, reaching from Florence to Siena, and all the way out to Pisa. Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa!

Where to eat

Osteria di Passignano - Set in the middle of the Antinori wine estate…all we can say is: NOT TO BE MISSED!
Via Passignano 33, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - +39 055 807 1278

Il Padellina - Rustic trattoria serving local cuisine. Come for the steak, stay for the atmosphere.
Corso del Popolo 54, Strada in Chianti – +39 055 858388

La Loggia (at Hotel San Michele) - Fine dining, romantic setting and unforgettable views.
Via Doccia 4, Fiesole - +39 055 567 8200

La cantinetta di Rignana - Stunning views, great food and, of course, fantastic wine!
Località Rignana 13, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 852601

Torre guelfa di chef Claudio - Ideal place for a meal if you are in this area for a shopping afternoon at the Outlets (20 minute drive away). Your shopping spree will be even more memorable thanks to the specialties tasted at this restaurant.
Via S. Martino Altoreggi, 8, Figline Valdarno - +39 055 951112

Where to shop

Clothing:, The Mall - Tuscany’s most exclusive outlet complex with more than 20 boutiques, including Prada, Gucci Armani, Fendi, Marni and Dolce and Gabbana.
Via Europa, 8, Leccio - The Mall Official Website

Terracotta objects: the area of Impruneta is famous for the terracotta. Visit Artenova, which sells a unique range of artistic hand-made terracotta decorations.
Via Europa, 12 - +39 055 201 2316

Hand embroidered items: linen for the home and lingerie of the finest quality can be found at Grazia Giachi Ricami
Piazza Matteotti, 35, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 854 4671
Via Borgo Ognissanti 6 r - +39 055 265 0399

Food specialty store: Macelleria Falorni, one of Italy’s greatest butcher shops where salsicce and prosciutto have been artisanal for eight generations. Here you can buy their products vacuum sealed for easy travel.
Piazza Matteotti, 71 – Greve in Chianti - +39 055 853 029.

Wine: Enoteca Antinori, an architectural masterpiece built as a shrine in honor to the rich wine of this land.
Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Loc. Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa - +39 055 23595

, Tuscany is one of the world's most irresistible destinations. It is a land for all seasons; it offers an agreeable climate as well as excellent food, wine, art, history and a breathtaking coastline. Every year, millions of people from all over the world enjoy its unspoiled nature and awe-inspiring countryside as they stroll through its medieval villages and are greeted with a great sense of hospitality.

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