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Villa Bottai

14 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Villa Bottai a splendid 13th Century Villa just 10 minutes from the historical centre of Florence. Together with Fulvio I have been renting this villa for the past 10 yrs. Recently the ground floor has been restored into 3 double bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 cloakroom/laundry room, lounge with sofa bed, sitting room, dining room, kitchen , The Villa is ideally situated for stress free vacation in this beautiful historical city, available throughtout the year: it has the feel of the countryside sitting amidst its own olive grove and fruit orchard on 6 hectares of land only minutes away from the historical centre of Florence. The terraced gardens have magnificent views of the Florentine Hills. Check in : after 16,00 Check out : morning before 10,00 The property is all enclosed with a hi...Villa Bottai a splendid 13th Century Villa just 10 minutes from the historical centre of Florence. Together with Fulvio I have been renting this villa for the past 10 yrs. Recently the ground floor has been restored into 3 double bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 cloakroom/laundry room, lounge with sofa bed, sitting room, dining room, kitchen , The Villa is ideally situated for stress free vacation in this beautiful historical city, available throughtout the year: it has the feel of the countryside sitting amidst its own olive grove and fruit orchard on 6 hectares of land only minutes away from the historical centre of Florence. The terraced gardens have magnificent views of the Florentine Hills. Check in : after 16,00 Check out : morning before 10,00 The property is all enclosed with a high brick wall and electronic gates, a short gravel road inside the estate reaches to the private parking near the Villa from there a footpath leads to the formal Italian garden and to the entrance to the apartment. We let the apartment throughout the year as it is ideal for those who want to visit Florence in the quieter months . Price includes electricity, gas, water, linen, internet access free, satellite TV, bicycles, final cleaning charge and local taxes. Central Heating is not included in the price it is paid locally if used. The history of Villa Bottai begins in the 14th Century when the powerful Gavacciani family built an imposing, aristocratic residence along the road that linked Florence to Rome via Volterra. In 1333, Lapo Gavacciani had an Oratory built dedicated to the Holy Mary (which existed until the 19th century) and, two years later, a hospital for pilgrims and sick people. The Gavacciani dynasty came to an end in 1376 and from then onwards the property had a number of different owners until 1569, when the rich and powerful Corboli family (who also contributed towards the building of Florence's defensive walls) acquired the whole estate, widened and embellished it. The elegance of the Villa was so renowned that even Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany, used to be hosted there with his family to watch religious processions from the windows of the façade. A small shrine in the building opposite the Villa is a reminder of those gracious visits. In 19th century the ownership of the Villa passed into the hands of the Bartoli and then of the Bottai families. During the centuries this ancient, aristocratic Mansion hosted some of the most important people to whom Florence owed much of its social and cultural development. The extremely refined atmosphere of the Residence and the lovely park overlooking the Tuscan countryside are still reminiscent of its glorious pastMore
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Federica Cioni L
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Spacious, comfortable for family gatherings. Advice was great & lorenzo taking us to supermarket on first night was amazing. Felt at home. Loved the pool and garden at end of day. Great views & relaxing.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Go752447
Traveler567745, VR Owner at Villa Bottai, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you very much. I hope to have guests in Villa Bottai

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We arrived a little early, as they were still cleaning villa , but this wasn’t a problem we sat in the lovely garden, Lorenzo offered to take us to the supermarket which was great as it would of been a walk in the hot sun...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank joannePortsmouth
Management response:Responded 25 July 2018

Thank you very much. I hope to have guests in Villa Bottai

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend this accommodation. The only thing missing was a mirror in the bedroom of the annex. We had great fun making pizzas in the out door oven.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Paul W
Management response:Responded 25 July 2018

Thank you very much. I hope to have guests in Villa Bottai

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Great location for visiting Florence and a very friendly welcome from the Villa owners. The villa is part of a large house which faces the road and backs onto some beautiful countryside. The two back bedrooms are a little noisy due to the road and...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Chris J
Management response:Responded 3 June 2018

Thank you very much. I hope to have guests in Villa Bottai

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This private villa was beautiful. Located 10 minutes from the center of Florence by taxi. Easy to use the bus to go where we needed. Three couples stayed together and there was plenty of room. It had a nice common area to sit and talk,...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank stephenpD8251BW
Management response:Responded 5 August 2017

Thank you very much. I hope to see you again at Villa Bottai Federica - Villa Bottai-"

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Dryer
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Corporate Bookings
Good Nightlife
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The Villa is ideally situated for visiting Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, Pisa, Lucca and Rome - not to mention the small cultural towns of San Gimignano, Certaldo, Vinci and many more. A car is not necessary as you are only 100m from the nearest bus stop that takes you in the centre of Florence. From there you can take a train or bus to any destination. The seaside towns of Tirrenia and Rossignano are an hour away, Cecina is 1.5 hour with a water park and sandy beaches.Besides wandering in this beautiful city and looking at Renaissance art, there are many other things you can do in Tuscany. For example, you can learn to cook or just taste Tuscan food, do trekking, golf or go to a health spa. At the property we have leaflets and information on events during your stay.
How to get there
From the UK you can arrive by Airplane, Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Meridiana, British Airways and many other European and American Airlines . A Car is not necessary to get around as you are in the city, you can take the bus which is a short walk from the Villa to go into the centre of Florence. From the Centre of Florence you can take a bus or train to any destination in Tuscany or Italy. However if you prefer to have your own car all major Car Rental companies are represented in Florence and we have private parking inside the property. *Ryanair and Easy Jet from Pisa Airport : there is a direct link by bus and train (1 hour journey from Pisa Airport to the Centre of Florence) Check in : after 16,00 Check out : max 10,00
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