Just minutes away by car or bus from the historical center, the freshly renovated Villa Duca is set atop one of most prestigious hills of Florence, peacefully surrounded by olive groves, cypress trees, and beautifully manicured gardens. This elegant luxury three story villa features a picturesque panoramic courtyard with direct views of the Florentine countryside. A glorious boulevard of grand cypress trees leads the guests to this sun-flooded home, perfectly suited for sophisticated living and entertaining.
- Living spaces
- Outside features
- Special characteristics
Ground floor: Queen bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
Queen bedroom with adjacent private bathroom with shower
King/Twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower
King/Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
King bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with shower
King bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with tub
King bedroom with original Frescoes ceiling, shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower
Queen bedroom with shared walk-in closet and shared bathroom with shower
All bedrooms are well-appointed and have A/C
A glorious 18ft high frescoed ceiling living room offers you an unforgettable welcome when you enter Villa Duca. The sun-flooded room features an open wood burning fireplace and three French doors that open onto the terrace with views of the courtyard and the Tuscan countryside. The recent remodeling incorporates vibrant accent colors and contemporary furniture to counterbalance the traditional architecture, and the striped pattern of the chairs and ottoman’s fabric provides striking contrast against the crisp, clean palette of the walls to give the room a fresh contemporary look. This inviting room is provided with a 47” LED TV with Sky satellite channels, two large sitting areas and a generous book library available on the well-stocked bookshelves.
Large eat-in kitchen with breakfast table up to 10 people and original frescoed ceiling, equipped with American standard appliances. Separate den adjacent to the kitchen featuring an additional breakfast table for up to 8 people and direct access to the portico with a dining table for up to 16 people facing the front courtyard.
Laundry room with washer and dryer completes this floor.
Home office equipped with a large desk area, computer and printer at disposal of the guests.
Formal dining room with large oval wooden table and vibrant colored chairs for up to 16 people add warmth against the neutral palette of the walls. Thanks to three big windows and high ceilings the elegant dining room is airy and bright, looking great for any occasion.
For outdoor lounging and dining, a furnished portico faces the courtyard featuring a charming oval water fountain. Expansive panoramic garden surrounding the villa, perfect to rest and enjoy relaxing time with family and friends and ideal for children to blow off some steam.
Private salt-water heated swimming pool bordered by lush landscaping including flowery plants and fragrant rosemary bushes. Towering cypress and palm trees add privacy and a sliver of shade to this distinctive retreat. The sundeck is completed with comfortable lounges, umbrellas and a dining table for wonderful poolside meals.
Enjoy the ultimate luxury at Villa Duca, a meticulously recently renovated property with beautiful views, fresh decor, easy elegance and with an ideal Florence address.
Weekly rates & Availability
- Pets allowed at owner’s discretion
- No smoking property
- Security deposit: €1,500 held by the agency
- Tourist tax to be paid locally in cash
- Check-in: between 4:00pm – 7:00pm
- Check-out: before/by 10:00am
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Included with rent
- Electricity, A/C, water and final cleaning
- Morning housekeeping for 4 hours (Mon-Fri)
- Unlimited internet connection included (Wi-Fi with several range extenders)
- Satellite TV (Sky)
- iMac computer and printer at guests’ disposal
- Bath towel changes twice a week
- Local and national phone calls
- Pool heating
Not included with rent
- Heating charged on usage as per meter reading (approx. €35-50 per day)
- Additional housekeeping service: €15 per hour
- Personal laundry and ironing: €15 per hour
- Breakfast service
- Cook service
- Cost of food and beverages
- Cooking classes available upon request
- Grocery shopping service €60 plus cost of goods
- Babysitting service, subject to availability: €25 per hour
- Telephone charges extra (international calls)
What to do in Florence City
Florence, a medieval city of timeless artistic beauty is there to be discovered. The beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, the Pitti Palace, and Ponte Vecchio are only few of the city’s most famous architectural masterpieces. Check at least one of its museums – we like the Academy of Fine Arts, which houses Michelangelo’s superb David. Stroll the narrow streets of Florence, the cradle of the Reinassance, and marvel at the richness of this real open museum. Enjoy a cappuccino on one of its piazzas, or a colorful gelato to cool off the summer heat. Whatever you do, don’t pinch yourself…you are not dreaming!
Where to eat
La Giostra - serving Tuscan Cuisine where the highlight is Chianina Tagliata, a kind of carpaccio that goes into the oven with garlic, rosemary and bay leaf. The charismatic Soldano, owner of the restaurant and Prince of Hapsburg Lorena, makes the dining experience unique by welcoming you in person in this romantic venue where the motto is still “in food we trust”.
Borgo Pinti, 10-18 R, Florence - +39 055 241341
Trattoria Sostanza - Informal and modest place, up to 35 seats with communal dining, no menu in English, and an essential – almost unattractive - décor that should not discourage you to try the food…every dish is thick with flavor. You can try the artichoke pie but if you really want to taste a piece of heaven order the butter-roasted chicken. Reservation is a must.
Via del Porcellana 25/r, Florence – +39 055 212691
Procacci - for a small bite while shopping in Florence, stop at this special gastronomic venue and order some truffle sandwiches and a glass of prosecco. Your experience will be elevated a notch!
Via Tornabuoni 64red, Florence - +39 055 211656
Il Santo Bevitore - A romantic place in Oltrarno area with a youthful atmosphere which is both welcoming and stylish. Very good food and large selection of wine. – next door Il Santino, is a wine and Italian tapas bar from the same owner – perfect for aperitivo!
Via di Santo Spirito, 64/66, Florence - +39 055 211264
4 Leoni - located in the city historical center, this casual restaurant serves authentic Florentine cuisine. In summer, outdoor seating overlooks one of the most characteristic corners of Florence. Reservations are a must, especially for outdoor seating.
Piazza della Passera, Florence - +39 055 218562
Santarpia- For the best pizza, Neapolitan style, do not miss the recently opened stylish yet essential venue. Choose among mouthwatering toppings such as burrata and truffle, mozzarella di bufala or a classic Margherita, to enjoy this ultra-italian specialty at its best. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Largo Pietro Annigoni, 9, Florence - +39 055 245829
Where to shop
Clothing - Luisa Via Roma - Unique concept store proposing emerging and avant-garde designers.
Via Roma 19/21 red, Florence - +39 055 906 4116
Clothing – Flow – For the latest fashion brands, with a young and trendy look in a uber-stylish store. Visit also its twin Flow Run for top sneakers from major brands.
Via de' Vecchietti, 22 - +39 055 215504
Perfumes - Lorenzo Villoresi - Creator of unique fragrances, by appointment; prêt-à-porter fragrances, bath and body products, and home fragrances are also available.
Via de Bardi 12, Florence - +39 055 234 1187
Skin Care and Herbal products - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella - Perfumes, essential soaps, essential oils, and herbs…they all smell divine, especially Acqua di Colonia Melograno!
Via della Scala 16, Florence - +39 055 216 276
Fine leather Goods - Tattanelli - Florentine designer creating beautiful and fashionable items to enjoy for years!
Piazza Pitti 31r, Florence - +39 055 219 324
Custom made Men's Shoes - Ugolini - Elegant and lightweight shoes that every gentleman should own.
Via Michelozzi 17r, Florence - +39 055 216 246
Specialty Food store - Pegna - Gourmet delicatessen market, ideal place to shop and bring some delicious foods back home.
Via dello Studio 8, Florence - +39 055 282 701