Augusta

from€17,150/week· Villa

Set on a high hill overlooking the scenic Tuscan landscape, this incredible 16th century patrician mansion exudes class and elegance at first sight. The villa spans over 1200sqm of living space and its central location is convenient to explore the major areas of Florence, Chianti, Siena and Lucca. In its past the villa has been the dwelling of many illustrious guests, among them Paolina Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and the Grand Duchess of Tuscany. The villa belongs to one of the most prominent aristocratic Italian families, and you will feel as a true royalty vacationing here while having the villa staff pampering you like a prince!

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

2017Guests (up to)06/03 - 09/30
12/16 - 01/06/18
Rest of Year
Villa Augusta1224285€on request
Notes

 

  • Pets allowed with dog sitter (available also at the villa at extra charge)
  • The staff lives on the premises in separate quarters on the ground floor, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
  • Security deposit: €5,000 per week of stay to be held by the agency on credit card guarantee
  • Check-in: between 4:00 pm–8:00 pm / check-out: before/by 10:00 am
  • All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
Included with rent
  • Electricity,  water and final cleaning
  • Housekeeping service up to 4 hours per day
  • Pool towel change on Tue and Thu
  • Daily pool cleaning and garden maintenance
  • Computer at disposal of the guests, connected with ADSL line
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access
  • Apple TV with 230 movies, Netflix
Not included with rent
  • Heating in winter season €250 per day
  • Additional staff hours, available on request: €20 per hour /per staff member
  • Professional chef, depending on availability: rates at hoc
  • Telephone and fax charged on usage
  • Food shopping service €50 per time

Location

What to do in Florence area

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

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