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IMPRUNETA - Florentine hills - Tuscany
Property ID: 2263
Sleeps: 9

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- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 6 bedrooms
- 4 baths

- Fireplace
- Maid Service
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Barbecue
- Baby bed available
- Radio / CD player
- Central heating
- Fast Internet
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In Pineta is a remarkable villa in an equally remarkable location in the Chianti hills just south of Florence.  This classy villa is a great home base for visiting the fascinating city of Florence with its art treasures, traditional trattorias, excellent restaurants and fabulous shops.  It also offers a welcoming haven after a busy and tiring day of sightseeing.  A fresh dip in the pool and a glass of Chianti under the inviting pergola make for fabulous memories.

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This stylish property has been restored by a famous Italian architect  who has tastefully and artistically combined excellent use of color with antique and modern furnishings.  Creative use of space presents an open and airy feeling throughout the house and, because this is also occasionally used as a family home, the personal collection of art work, family portraits under glass, and comfortably molded seats and sofas creates a very unique and comfortable ambiance.  
Set in the beautiful Chianti hills twelve kilometers south of Florence, In Pineta is a wonderfully renovated farmhouse, spotlessly clean with every possible modern convenience.  The views and grounds are simply splendid.  The ancient stone villa sits on 3 acres of fenced and private grounds which are shared with only the very kind caretakers who live in a separate stone cottage on the estate.  They attend to the housekeeping (four hours per day), gardening and swimming pool.  The pool (13m x 4m) is large and set in a superb panoramic position overlooking the vineyards and hills.  In 2010 the pool will be open from May 1 to October 2.

Upon request, it is possible to hire a cook who will prepare a typical Tuscan dinner for your group.  It is a true joy and treat to "dine in" under on the shady pergola with great views.

The In Pineta property, located on the main road from Impruneta to Martellina, is entirely enclosed and the villa is set back behind a large electronic gate for privacy.
The hilltown of Impruneta is two kilometers away.  In ancient times, it was called "In Pineta", which means "within the pine woods".  Remnants of these pine forests can still be seen on the rolling hills in the area, among the olive groves.  Impruneta has been a center for the terracotta industry since the 11th century and many artisans continue to flourish here, producing beautiful handmade terracotta tiles, pottery and bricks.  The town also offers a wide variety of services such as grocery stores, restaurants, shops, bank and, especially in the summer, cultural events in the piazza. 

The Golf Club Ugolino (18 holes) is 10 minutes away, where there is also a tennis club.  The villa is just off of the famous Chiantigiana (Route 222), giving easy access to the Chianti Hills in one direction and Florence in the other.  There is also a bus stop for Florence on the Chiantigiana which makes it very easy to visit the city without having to manage the drive in and parking.
Day trip possibilities from In Pineta are endless and enticing.  From here you can visit the glories of the Florentine Renaissance and the medieval intricacies of Siena, sample the Chianti Classico vineyards, shop in the weekly open-air markets in local villages, or simply relax at the pool and watch the marvelous Tuscan sunsets.

A small dog, a Jack Russell terrier, stays with the caretaker from time to time. If guests have allergies, the dog can be kept inside.

The Villa

This sophisticated villa is 350 square meters on two floors with lovely terraces and a beautiful pergola for dining al fresco.  The entrance is through a beautiful arched door into a large entrance hall with a vaulted ceiling.
To the left are two large living rooms (satellite TV and stereo) and study with telephone and fireplace on an upper level opening onto a bi-level terrace.  To the right is the dining room with a table for 10, fully-equipped eat-in double kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, cappuccino maker, gas and electric stove, and open fireplace for making pizza), 1 1/2 bathrooms (one with tub), large laundry room (with extra bed for a nanny, washing machine, and sink), terrace, outdoor furniture and barbecue. 
Accessed by a wide staircase leading upstairs are six bedrooms, three full bathrooms, (two bathtubs plus a separate shower, and one with tub and hand shower attachment) and a study with an Apple computer and Internet access.
To the right: Two double bedrooms that share a bathroom.
Center: Two single bedrooms that share a bathroom.
To the left: Master bedroom with bathroom and study; one single bedroom.
Furnishings throughout have been carefully selected for both comfort and harmony.  Walls are hung with beautiful oriental carpets, original paintings and a very special hand-stitched quilt.  The atmosphere is airy, cheerful and beautiful in every way.
Florence 12 km
Pisa 80 km
Siena 50 km
Versilia 110 km
Lucca 90 km

Rental prices 2010

PLEASE NOTE: This property is priced in EUROS
High season June 26 - August 28 EUROS € 5795/week
Mid season April 3 - 10
May 1 - June 26
August 28 - October 2
December 18 - January 8 '11
EUROS € 4410/week
Low season All other weeks EUROS € 3845/week

Plus $35 booking fee.

No more than three children under 10 will be accepted.

Inclusions  Housekeeping 4 hours per day, Monday through Saturday, pool towels, linens changed once per week, telephone for local calls, Internet access ADSL line.

Services upon request and charged separately:  Cook services and transfer services.


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