Together with my husband and two children (aged 7 and 9) we recently spent four magical days as guests at Villa Jacopone. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left everything about this place was perfect.
Viviana and Paolo made us feel as if we were personal friends come to stay in their gorgeous home.
We had a very spacious apartment with a large bathroom, dressing room, large double bedroom and a sitting room with a beautiful leather sofa that converted into a very comfortable double bed with the easiest mechanism we have ever encountered!!
The apartment was spotless, extremely comfortable and very well appointed. The view of the Duomo and the heart of Florence as we sat on our balcony having breakfast each day was magnificent. Viviana provided a vast array of breakfast foods in our well designed little kitchen alcove and these were supplemented with delicious cupcakes and snacks each day.
There was even a bottle of her home made limoncello!!!
The swimming pool was one of the best we have seen even in many hotels in Europe. Surrounded by lawns, flower beds and fragrant banks of lavender and plenty of umbrellas and deck chairs it was a great place to relax whilst continuing to enjoy the extraordinary view of Florence.
The house is at the end of a very narrow lane but it is easy enough to find and negotiate. Walking back down the lane (about 200m) there is the bus stop with regular buses that go to piazza San Marco in the city centre. (line 7).
The journey takes about fifteen minutes. In the other direction the bus goes up the hill to Fiesole which is quite close , you can then take a scenic and downhill(!!) stroll back to the Villa.
There are restaurants which can be reached on foot or with a short drive and Viviana is so helpful with suggestions and advice.
The apartment is cleaned everyday which is most unusual for this type of accommodation and there was an endless supply of fresh towels . The surrounds, verandahs, garage and poolside were all immaculate at all times. This quiet, relaxing oasis is a dream come true after a hot busy day dealing with the crowds in Florence.
We have been to Florence many times but we would never stay anywhere else but Villa Jacopone from now on.The warmth and generosity of Viviana and Paolo is unparalleled, from the first email we sent to our departure when Viviana provided a cake for the children to have on their journey .
This is perfect holiday accommodation, mille grazie Viviana e Paolo, a presto!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jacopone prestigious villa has 4 suites of 45/50 sqm., Including three on the first floor (all with private entrance from the rooftop terrace with views of Florence and Fiesole), and fourth at level garden in front of the swimming pool. Furnished with fine wood furnishings and fine fabrics, and suites welcome guests by wrapping it in a warm and charming atmosphere. Each suite is equipped with a stove, refrigerator and sink. There is, in addition to the need for equipment for the table, pots and kitchen utensils, espresso coffee machine with pads, kettle and toaster. In addition, everything you need to prepare for a great breakfast at the most liked time and enjoyed indoors or on the terrace of the suite. All rooms are equipped with independent heating and air conditioning, color TV, internal telephone, safe, WIFI, cable internet, heating and air conditioning. Outside the villa, a magnificent garden with swimming pool and covered parking available. ... more less
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