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Villa Mondello in Tuscany, great view on the hills

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in December 2022 we changed all the windows and shutters...the colour of the shutter now is gray!
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Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
7 nights minimum 
Villa
Villa Mondello is a stone construction, with frescoed interns and has been recently restored, having in total 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It is in the Tuscan countryside a few km from Florence and Arezzo, as well as the countless sites closer by, and is thus apt for those preferring holidays centred around art and culture. Villa Mondello is also perfect for relaxing vacations, being in a safe and quiet place, with no acoustic pollution, with even the pool being built apart from the house, so as to ensure no noise can disturb.It's so beautiful stay here! The house was built more than 100 years ago. It was built by two Englishmen. Borgo All Collina was a popular resort in Tuscany, visited by many English people who loved the valley and felt it to be more beautiful and authentic than other...Villa Mondello is a stone construction, with frescoed interns and has been recently restored, having in total 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It is in the Tuscan countryside a few km from Florence and Arezzo, as well as the countless sites closer by, and is thus apt for those preferring holidays centred around art and culture. Villa Mondello is also perfect for relaxing vacations, being in a safe and quiet place, with no acoustic pollution, with even the pool being built apart from the house, so as to ensure no noise can disturb.It's so beautiful stay here! The house was built more than 100 years ago. It was built by two Englishmen. Borgo All Collina was a popular resort in Tuscany, visited by many English people who loved the valley and felt it to be more beautiful and authentic than other areas of Tuscany. Then came the war years and in 1922 Villa Mondello was bought out of love by the Mondello family, after whom the house was obviously named. It was bought out of love because the Mr. Mondello, a ship-owner by profession, had a great passion for poetry, defining himself an “amateur poet”, and often came to visit the grave of Cristoforo Landino, a great humanist and commentator of Dante's Comedy. He brought his Sicilian taste to the villa, rich and colourful. He ordered that every room be painted a different colour - the image of each to reflect the literature he knew so well.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
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Bedrooms
2 Kings2 Doubles4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath4 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Francesca B
Hosting since March 2012
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsyou can contact me by email, mobile phone and what'zapp. Me, or someone for me, can be at the villa in few minutes if you need. I'm there every morning (but Sunday), to clean the pool and water the plants. I usually give many information at the arrival about what to visit, eat,shopping,supermarkets etc.

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Michael L
Michael L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wunderschöne Villa
Liebe Francesca, es liegt uns am Herzen Ihnen auch schriftlich noch einmal mitzuteilen, dass unser einwöchiger Aufenthalt mit unserer großen Familie in Ihrer Villa wunderschön war. Es hat alles gestimmt, vom überaus freundlichen, grandiosen Empfang bis hin zu der Ausstattung des großen Hauses, dem riesigen Grundstück und dem Pool – alles war hervorragend, sehr sauber und gepflegt. Wir haben die Zeit bei Ihnen sehr genossen! Vielen Dank noch einmal und weiterhin alles Gute Michael mit dem Rest der Familie
Visited August 2023
Written 9 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
thank you,it was a pleasure to have you as guests and I hope to see you again!
Written 13 September 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andre S
Andre S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tolle Villa mit sehr schönem Blick!
Die Villa ist traditionell eingerichtet, hat einen wunderbaren Blick auf die toskanische Landschaft - sowohl aus vielen Zimmern und von der großen Terrasse als auch vom sehr schönen Pool mit Poolhaus. Francesca ist eine tolle Gastgeberin und geht auf alle Wünsche umgehend ein.
Visited August 2019
Written 19 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tanya A
Tanya A
Bath, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic villa in a beautiful setting. Definitely coming again next year.
What an amazing place. Francesca is a lovely host who made sure we felt welcome and well cared for. The facilities were excellent - especially the pool which had its own kitchen and shower and the kids loved spending time there. The main kitchen is very well equipped and I can honestly say everything we could possibly want was provided. The bedrooms were very well appointments and everything spotlessly clean. Our family and friends (9 of us) had a wonderful stay and we are planning to return next year. This is a very special place set among amazing countryside and we loved Poppi and the walk to the castle. Thank you so much for helping us have a wonderful holiday.
Visited July 2019
Written 7 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
Thank you for coming, it was a pleasure to have you as guests.I really look forward to see you again. Francesca
Written 18 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GoPlaces33492312460
GoPlaces33492312460
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a dream - marvellous villa in tuscany with a huge park and a very nice pool
Villa Mondello is just a dream! A marvellous, huge villa in Casentino near Arezzo, located in a small typical toscan village. We love the view over the hills, the lovely, extensive and well-groomed park with its trees, flowers and its several places for relaxing. The rooms are all well furnished with prestigious furniture, the interior decoration is very tasteful. We especially love the nice pool with the well furnished pool-house (complete bathroom and kitchen). And, of course, thank you very, very much, Francesca, for your great hospitality!
Visited June 2019
Written 24 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
Thank you for choosing Villa Mondello for your holiday, I'm so happy you enjoy the stay. We do our best to offer the best experience to our guests so I love to read that you like everything! Hope to see you again. Love Francesca
Written 25 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Terry B
Terry B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful villa in the stunning Casentino Valley
We are a family group of six, and we were in Italy for two weeks, with stops in Venice, Cinque Terre, and Tuscany, and we all agreed that the eight days we spent at this villa was the high point of our trip. The villa is even more beautiful than the photos suggest, with large rooms, lovely decor, well-appointed bathrooms (shower jacuzzis!), a huge terrace, a big pool, all surrounded by lush gardens and greenery. We were unfamiliar with the Casentino Valley before this trip, but think Chianti without the hordes of tourists. The villa is located just outside of the small hilltop village of Borgo Alla Collina and is a five minute walk from the center. In the town there is a bakery, and bar, and a small grocery store, and we regularly walked there to pick up pastries for breakfast or salumi and bread for lunch panini. The nearby towns of Poppi, Stia, and Prato Vecchio are ten to fifteen minute drives and have many shopping and dining options. We never had a bad meal in the valley and it was very reasonably priced. The villa itself is well-stocked with beer and a variety of wines which we kept track of and paid for at the end of our stay. The villa by car is about an hour and a half from Florence or Siena and forty-five minutes from Arezzo, so close enough for day trips. There are also a number of castles, churches and monasteries within an hour or less that are worth seeing. There are hiking trails along the Arno river and in the national forest nearby. All in all we though it was a perfect location. But above all that we fell in love with our hostess Francesca and her family. They were so warm and welcoming that we felt ourselves amongst good friends for the entire stay. One of them cleaned the pool every day early in the morning before most of us were awake, and Francesca would unobtrusively check on us from time to time to see if there was anything we needed. She also recommended a chef that we hired to prepare two dinners for us at the villa, which were very good. In short, we could not have asked for a better experience, and I highly recommend Francesca and her family's villa. We plan on returning as soon as we can.
Visited May 2019
Written 6 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
Thank you for this words,it means that we did a good job! We love to have here you and your family,I'd like to give you the 5stars as the best guests ever! I think that your review can help many persons because there are lot of details. I really look forward to see you all again. Love Francesca
Written 19 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tinna T
Tinna T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family friendly villa with pool in Tuscany!
Everything about Villa Mondello in Tuscany exceeded our expectations. Francesca is an amazing hostess, very helpful and accomodating. We didn´t expect the chilled processo, homemade salad, assortment of bread, cheese, ham and fruits upon arrival. We were already in heaven as we enjoyed the refreshments on the patio that has magnificent view. The villa and the surrounding garden is beautiful and very spacious. Every little detail inside and outside the villa is taken care of. The pool area is perfect and great to have a pool house with refrigerator, shower, toilet etc. We have two kids and they loved the stay at Villa Mondello. We highly recommend staying at Villa Mondello in Tuscany and look forward to visiting again soon!
Visited July 2018
Written 6 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
Thank you so much for writing about your stay at Villa Mondello. I'm happy you like your time here, and you all are such lovely family! Francesca
Written 7 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sightsee735650
Sightsee735650
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
top secret insider tip for people who love the beautiful life in the Tuscany...nature, with good food and swimming
Unsere Traumvilla !!! Wir 5 Nationen (Schweiz,Deutschland,Frankreich,Italien und der USA)... und ALLE hatten wundervolle 9 Tage. Morgens in den Pool springen. Danach zu Fuß (3min) ins Dorf um in der Bar Mingo den ersten Cappuccino mit Cornetto zu genießen. Frisches Obst,Gemüse oder Käse haben wir gern in den kleinen Dorfläden von Borgo alla Collina gekauft. Uns haben die kurzen Ausflüge in die nähere Umgebung gefallen. In Strada,bei Lanini, gibt es das Beste Eis. An jedem Tag gibt es irgendwo einen Markt und ein neues hübsche Städtchen zu entdecken. Die Natur im Casentino ist unglaublich schön.... wandern ist eine Lust. Nachmittags dann wieder an den Pool zum relaxen :-). Gekocht und gegrillt wurde meistens Abends in der perfekt ausgestatteten Küche. (Ich glaube Francesca gibt sogar Kochkurse auf Anfrage) Nachmittag, bei gutem Wein und untergehender Sonne wurde auf der Kieseinfahrt Boule/Pétanque gespielt. Kann das Leben schöner sein? Alles ist in der Villa Perfekt! Die Zimmer, die Ausstattung, der Pool. Alles ist sauber und mit viel Liebe gestaltet. Francesca ist immer ansprechbar und erfüllt alle Wünsche. EIN PARADIES ! Villa Mondello für eine große Familie, eine bunte Gruppe, für Ladies die entspannen möchten... echt Supertoll!
Visited September 2017
Written 13 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
Thank you so much for your review! I really look forward to see you again! love. Francesca
Written 21 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Denise P
Denise P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Villa and great hosts!!!
This villa was spectacular!!!!!!! Every room was decorated beautifully and ad all of the items needed to be comfortable. Close to several historical landmarks. Rome and Florence about hour away. Close enough to visit major landmarks and have the experience of true Italian hospitality. The views were beautiful from every room, the pool was lovely and the yard had several sitting areas to enjoy the landscaping and views. Book directly from Francesca. She is wonderful and can give you some really great places to visit. I have already recommended to several of my friends. Will come back again.
Visited September 2017
Written 7 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
My dear Denise, thank you so much for this words! You and your family are beautiful persons, and I'm happy that you like your stay in Tuscany. I love to had you as guests but I love more to find new friends! Look forward to see you again!! Love Francesca
Written 8 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christina M
Christina M
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is no other place to stay in Tuscany!
This villa is AMAZING!! Beautiful, authentic and very well appointed with great amenities. It is centrally located in Tuscany for easy access to main cities as well ancient and historical towns. The views are gorgeous! But by far the most attractive feature of this home, besides EVERYTHING about it and the grounds, is the wonderful family who runs it. They made sure everything was perfect everyday we were there and were responsive to every inquiry and need. Besides their incredible home, they made our vacation truly special with their personal touch. Thank you Francesca and your parents for a memorable stay. We love you!
Visited September 2017
Written 28 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sylvia459
sylvia459
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Luxury and privacy in a perfect setting!
We stayed for 10 days at the end of summer with a group of friends (9 adults) from 4 Nations (Germany, France, Switzerland, USA). It was the perfect place to relax and to discover the beautiful Casentino country side. A car is recommended to visit all the nice villages and towns in the area (Poppi, Strada, Bibienna, Florence, Siena, Arrezo, Pisa etc.) The villa and the whole property is extremely well maintained. Francesca and her family have a good feeling for details, so there is not much more to ask for! The pictures show the real beauty of the estate and the rooms. The kitchen is well equipped and in the garden there is a barbeque-station which we enjoyed to use as well. The villa offers the nice situation of privacy in the rooms on the first floor and the common area on the ground floor with kitchen and dining area with roofed outside sitting area plus lounge room and a great terrace with stunning view into the valley. Thanks to the various sitting areas on the estate and in the garden everybody can find the preferred situation. During the sunny days we enjoyed the pool and the nice pool area with extra shower, WC and bathroom. A kitchenette gives the option to have a coffee etc. at the pool without having to go up to the villa kitchen. The surprise dinner (local specialities prepared by Francescas mother) at the day of our arrival made us feel very welcome! The hospitality of the family Boccalini is overwhelming. Even tough the villa is located next to the street there is hardly a disturbing noise. The little village next door, Borgo alla Collina, is a huge benefit since you can do your little daily shopping in the bakery and alimentari. The local bar is the best place for a nice Italian coffee and a dolce. The people of the village are very friendly and always interested in a little chat. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope that we can come back in the near future!
Visited September 2017
Written 19 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sherpa435599
Sherpa435599
Thank you Sylvia for this review,and thank you all to be my guests,it was a pleasure for me and I hope to see you again! I think that your review is really usefull for the next guests too! Ciao a tutti! Francesca
Written 22 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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Map
Getting there
Peretola Airport
26.7 mi

Miramare Airport
48 mi
Restaurants
Mater Ristorante
4.1 mi

La Taverna del Castello
2.7 mi

Locanda Fonte allo Spino
4.5 mi

Atlantic Oil
1.1 mi
Attractions
Pieve di Romena
1.8 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Castello di Poppi dei Conti Guidi
2.8 miCastles

Museo dell'Arte della Lana
3.8 miArt Museums

Abbazia San Fedele
2.6 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks
About the neighbourhood
As it stands prominently on the hill top at Borgo alla Collina, Villa Mondello enjoys extensive and expansive views in every direction. This small village has origins at least from the middle ages and probably much earlier, has experienced a glorious history - and a tragic one, for it was extensively bombed during the first world war. The village was a fiefdom under the Guidi Counts and was annexed as part of Florence. The nearby castle was presented as a gift to Cristoforo Landino by the city of Florence in recognition of his humanitarian work and his appreciation and support to the divine comedy.
Getting around
I suggest you something to visit in Casentino's Valley. A beautiful walk/ride of 8km to arrive in Romena castle and church with a beautiful landscape. Stia is so lolvey with the old tonw and the wool museum. Poppi is one of the 100 most beautiful town in Italy. La Verna and Camaloly monasteries are unforgettable!
Access
Car required
How to get there
From northen Italy: A14 [Bologna - Cesena nord]. E45 exit Bagno di Romagna, Passo Mandrioli, Badia Prataglia. Then take direction to Soci and Ponte a Poppi. At the round about after Ponte a Poppi turn in direction of Strada in Casentino(exit3);Go straight until you see a village, Borgo alla Collina, and an arch. Villa Mondello is the first villa before the arch, on the right of the road. Otherwise: A1 Bologna - Florence Exit southern Florence. Take SS70 Consuma - follow Casentino. Pass over Borgo alla Collina's village; the first villa next the arch is Villa Mondello, on the left part of the road. From southern Italy: A1 Roma - Firenze Exit Arezzo SS71 follow Casentino-Bibbiena. Go straight on in direction Ponte a Poppi and after this village, at the roundabout, turn in direction Strada in Casentino(exit3);Go straight until you see a village, Borgo alla Collina, and an arch. Villa Mondello is the first villa before the arch, on the right of the road.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
heating is not included, we will pass the actual cost to you at the end of the stay. pool heating extra on demand,€200 per week. On your arrival we will ask for a 1000€ deposit, which will be return on your departure, damages excluded.Villa Mondello is a single building, There are two options for big and small groupThe price includes:Electricity,pool heating, linen and towels, initial and final cleaning. Heating is not included, pay it at the end of your stay. Saturday:Check-in 5 p.m.Check-out 10 a.m.

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