Surrounded by 18 acres of olive groves, Villa Serenella, Florence Area, Tuscany is fantastically located not far from Lucca, Florence, Pistoia, Pisa, Volterra, Siena, San Gimignano and the beaches of Versilia and Le Cinque Terre. This eighteenth century Tuscan villa with pool is the ideal accommodation for a family and/or group vacation (for up to 15 guests).
Serenella has been recently renovated without losing its Tuscan soul. The living areas have a careful eye for details - genuine antique furniture and ornaments, antique doors, prints, paintings and Persian carpets, antique fireplaces and a billiard room. The villa is surrounded by a 3,000 sq.m gardens with swimming pool, a barbecue and an equipped pergola for outdoor eating. The saline pool is situated on a natural terrace a few meters below the villa level and has an overflow pool and is equipped with hydro-massage, swim-jets system for water treadmill and a pool house with shower and bathroom. The bedrooms WiFi and air conditioning.
The valley where the property is located is an original mix of famous thermal resorts, intact nature and ancient Medieval villages. It is found in the deep and secret heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Lucca and, for centuries, was a crossroads for culture, trade and meetings. Her hills conceal villages and castles that from the 'Swiss Pesciatina' stretch out until Vinci where the genius of Leonardo da Vinci was born. Versilia Club beaches as well as Chianti most famous wineries and historical gardens are within one hour of reach. From the chestnut woods, passing through the landscape scattered with olives trees, we reach the valley where the precious waters of Montecatini Terme and the steam of Monsummano Terme's grottos are born, and where the natural reserve of Padule di Fucecchio extends.
This is the homeland of Pinocchio, the most famous puppet in the world. There are several remarkable Art towns in the area (Pisa, Lucca, Firenze) and also some beautiful and relatively unknown medieval towns like (Pietrasanta, Vinci). In the area there are also a number of interesting contemporary gardens as well as some of the most incredible private villas of the world. There are several tennis courts nearby the estate. The golf club is less than ten minutes away. The baths and spas date back to the fourteenth century and nowadays there are nine fully-functioning 'terme' spread around the town. Elegant, peaceful and relaxing, it is a perfect resting place. Enriched waters have been drunk by previous visitors including Rossini, Verdi, Princess Grace, Orson Welles, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks and assorted European royalty. Verdi was particularly taken, searching for eternal youth each year for 25 years.
The Weekly Rate includes : Concierge service on site, mid week change of bed linens, estate manager on call, gardener, pool cleaning and utilities (water, electricity consumption up to 300 kWh, cooking gas & WiFi). Additional cost : end of stay cleaning and electricity consumption over 300kWh (payable locally).
General information : Serenella is 280m above sea level. It offers 500 sq. m of interior living space, and 4 hectares of grounds.
Getting there : Florence Airport 40 mins. Pisa Airport : 55 mins. Rome Airport : 3 hrs. 20 mins.
Damage Deposit : 20% of the rental rate payable by wire transfer prior to arrival.
All bedrooms are located on the upper floor and are accessible via one of the two staircases.
Bedroom 1 : Bedroom with king-size bed, WiFi, AC / heating, dressing room, living area and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi hydro-massage bathtub and shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 2 : Bedroom with king-size bed, WiFi, AC / heating, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 3 : Bedroom with king-size bed (can be made up as two single beds upon request), WiFi, AC / heating and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 4 : Bedroom with king-size bed, WiFi, AC / heating and en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. This room has a mezzanine floor with a single bed and accessible via a spiral staircase. 3 guests maximum.
Bedroom 5 : Bedroom with three single beds, WiFi and AC / heating. Shared bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 3 guests maximum.
Bedroom 6 : Bedroom with a single bed, WiFi and AC / heating. Shared bathroom with shower, vanity and WC. 1 guest maximum.
Bedroom 7 : Bedroom with two single beds, WiFi and AC/ heating. Access to a bathroom with shower, vanity and WC close by.
Note: The rates above are subject to 5% Tax/Service Charge.
Payments accepted in US Dollars, Euros, British Pound, Canadian Dollars, Swiss Franc, Fijian Dollars, Thai Baht, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars.
Major credit cards accepted in US Dollars.
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