From being met at midnight by Christina Villoresi to checking out 9 days later we had a fantastic stay. It's about 15 minutes drive from central Florence but a great escape from the hustle and bustle of tourist crowds, and within the walls of the formal garden or the ancient walls of the villa itself it feels like your own private haven. Yes it is a little 'run down' in places but in a lovely rustic way. It is billed as a 3 star remember, the pictures and reality of the villa are indeed beautiful but bare in mind if you want true luxury and being waited on hand and foot you may wish to look elsewhere; the staff are minimal in number so you may have to go hunting for a drink at times, but they are lovely and helpful when you find them. Christina herself is part of the draw here, a wonderful old lady who delights in inviting you to her table to regale you with tales of the history of the villa and her family and all manner of subjects. The florentine steak is a highlight of the evening menu. Very limited but tasty cold snacks available during the day, or head 2 mins walk to town square for supermarket/cafe/pizzeria. We stayed in 'the tower' room which had a balcony and view into the inner courtyard. Would like to stay in one of the rooms opening onto the loggia next time; they look amazing and are huge. The loggia is a great place to sit and drink/watch a sunset/do some sketching, overlooking the garden and pool. Because most guests use it as a base for touring Tuscany we found on the days we chose to stay there all day and rest that we had the place to ourselves, lovely and peaceful. Would definitely return whilst still in family ownership.
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- Villa hotel on the Florentine hills with swimming pool restaurant frescoes and antic furniture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villoresi Hotel Florence
- Villa Villoresi Province Of Florence/Sesto Fiorentino, Italy