Simonetta

from€5,502/week· Villa

Villa Simonetta, built in 1800, just recently very tastefully restored by its owners. From its classic detailed exteriors to its romantic elegant interiors, Villa Simonetta exudes comfort and sophistication. From here, you can reach Florence in 30 minutes by bus using the bus stop which is just a few hundred yards from the villa, or by train via the Calenzano train station, only 2.5 km from the villa. This two-story villa boasts spacious, light-filled rooms, with many original details, including beautiful antiques, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and an open-well central staircase. The private swimming pool is set in the villa’s lush enclosed garden, an ideal antidote to the summer heat. 

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

FromToWeekly rate
03/31/201806/09/2018€5,502
06/09/201809/08/2018€7,000
09/08/201809/22/2018€5,502
Notes
  • Security deposit: €1,000 held at agency
  • Check-in between 4 pm and 7 pm. Check-out by 10 am
  • All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged

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Included with rent
  • Electricity, A/C, gas, water and final cleaning
  • Wi-Fi Internet access  
  • Garden and swimming pool maintenance
  • Crib and highchair available upon request
Not included with rent
  • Heating charges upon usage based on meter reading
  • Housekeeping service €20 per hour/staff member
  • Personal laundry and ironing service: €20 per hour
  • Additional change of bed linens €150 per 5 bdrs change 
  • Cook service, price ad hoc

Previous guests say

Genna R. • August 2017

We had a fabulous visit at Villa Simonetta! The pictures are very accurate, and the grounds are lovely. There were lots of beautiful fruit trees, fountains and fresh herbs growing everywhere. The location was also perfect. We were two families travelign together and didn’t want to be inside the city of Florence with four kids, who loved being able to swim in the pool day and night. Yes, we were close enough to get to Florence easily on several of the days, and only about a one-hour drive to lots of other places, including Lucca (which was incredible), Pisa (we went at night and recommend that ;), San Gimignano, and more. The kitchen was very well-equipped and the villa seemed huge. All nine of us could have been in separate parts of the house or hang together anytime. There’s also a cute school across the street that turns into a neighborhood hangout at night where you could buy beers, ice cream and snacks. The local COOP market is a short walk, and tons of delicious local food for us to enjoy and cook in the kitchen when we chose to.

The S. and R. Families • August 2017

We had a wonderful week exploring Tuscany from our beautiful base at Villa Simonetta! Thank you for the hospitality and for opening your beautiful property. We made many great memories!

The Blecker Family • July 2017

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! Your villa is beautiful! We will remember this vacation forever!

The S. and K. Families • June 2017

We had a wonderful week in Tuscany. Your villa was amazing, but what truly made it special was your warmth and generosity. Thanks once again for all the help, advise, and being patient with all my myriad requests. We look forward to seeing you again soon here in Tuscany or in Delhi (or Goa)? Please keep in touch and stay well!

T & J • December 2016
This villa is amazing, authentic, and so comfortable. Real Italy! So much attention to detail! Love it here! Can’t wait to come back! Beautiful atmosphere, gardens, and sun.

Donna S. • August 2016
Had the pleasure of spending the week at Simonetta. Sits in the middle of quaint town, Calanzano, approximately 20 minutes or so outside of Florence. Easy location to hop on and off of highways. Also public transportation in and out of Florence is available within walking distance of Villa. The home is beautiful, well appointed with antiques, bedrooms are roomy with upscale linens. Formal rooms downstairs, comfortable dining area. Outside patio is a great spot to start the day with a cup of coffee. Rolando, the owner and host of this, his childhood residence was an absolute delight. He went out of his way to make us comfortable.

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