MARIASOLE Rental - 14th century Castle on a 100h estate near Florence, Italy

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Villa Pandolfini Vacation Rental - 14th century Castle on a 100h estate near Florence, Italy 5 Bedrooms5 BathroomsSleeps 11
2 spectacular, spacious farmhouse apartments with frescoes and Loggia. Large groups: rent other villas on the same estate. Private forest, vineyards and olive groves. 10 mins from Florence centre. Antiques, frescoed ceilings, renaissance garden.

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5 Bedrooms
Up to 11 Guests
5+ Bathrooms

Villa Apartment for rent near Florence, Italy.

14thC castle on a 100h estate MARIASOLE is a spectacular, spacious farmhouse apartment with frescoes and Loggia. Large groups ask about the possibility of renting other villas on the same estate !!

This estate comprises of a private forest, vineyards and olive groves. Magnificent spacious private 180m2 villa apartment just 10 mins from Florence centre. On the nobile floor of the villa the rental apartment has antiques, frescoed ceilings and a beautiful loggia looking onto a breathtaking renaissance garden. Outdoor dining, walks, very quiet and private. This is the perfect place to discover Florence and enjoy the real Tuscan countryside living in an elegant castle that has accommodated guests such as Napoleon Bonaparte and King Charles VIII of France. Famous architecture design. Shared Swimming Pool.The apartment sleeps 5

Note: Children from 2 to 13 are not allowed at this villa. Also the fireplace is just ornamental at this villa. For security purpose they dont allow the use of fireplace in this villa.

Wonderful dining experiences at the many local restaurants, some noted as being the best in Italy. Relax at the villa apartment and enjoy its grounds, wine and forest, or discover the many local attractions such as horse riding, trekking, antique markets, Caruso`s villa and gardens, medieval villages and Etruscan ruins. Trains, buses and all shops within walking distance and close to all major highways. Stroll down and buy your fresh bread or morning cappucino and experience living like a local.

This is an incredible vacation experience. Live like a king, totally restored 5 years ago. From the formal living room 2 sets of double doors open onto the loggia and the very typical Italian style gardens with lemon trees, hedges and fountain. Sunny, very peaceful and private. 12m high ceilings with breathtaking frescoes, gold gilded mirrors, terracotta floors, and towering stone carved columns are the features of the lovely property which has been described as one of the best examples of a 14th century villa in Tuscany.The property produces fantastic extra virgin olive oil and typical chianti wine. Each room is a pleasure in itself, the main bedroom opens onto the front terrace with views of the town and surrounding. The main bedroom has a very large king size bed and the room is enormous. The windows are dressed with silk curtains, the large antique crystal chandelier illuminates the frescoed ceilings and there is a ornate marble fireplace. The second bedroom has wooden parquet floors , arched ceilings with frescoes and a small en suite with wc and handbasin. The bed is a queen sized and there is an extra single bed. The main bathroom is 1 full bathroom with a tub, shower, toilet and hand basin and can be accessed from the living room or the main bedroom. The fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, 4 gas burner stove top, oven, microwave, fridge & freezer,all pots and pans the feature is a vaulted ceiling and ornate fireplace with a dining table seating 6.

This is a privileged location only 10 mins from Florence enter whilst enjoying the beauty of country living. The owners speak; English, French, German and Italian.

History of MARIASOLE:

  MARIASOLE foundations date back to 1200. The original use of the palace was a hunting residence for the elite Florentine Gentile.
The origin of the Mariasole was near Ponte A Signa and from ancient times they owned this villa and the other villa called on the Arno known as La Torre (the tower) that even today conserves the aspects of a 1300s walled castle.

Agnolo di Filippo, great friend of Cosimo de Medici and admired by Leon Battista Alberti, tired and old retired in the villa of Ponte A Signa for 12 years, here he wrote the brilliant dialogues of the governing of the family and died at 86 years of age in 1446.

In 1434 the formers wealthy nephew Battista di Pandolfini returned in patria from Naples and gave the initial magnificent architecture to his villa at Ponte A Signa, honoured by the king of France Carlo VIII on the 13th of November 1495. Mariasole has been engraved with the date 1488 which is believed to be the date of the full restoration of this antique palace. The linear and harmonious architecture, the beautiful loggia, richly carved windows, the perfect sculpture of the stonework , reflects the work of the famous Bendedetto da Rovezzano. King Carlo VIII of France visited the castle from childhood. Since the 14th century nothing was changed or hardly confirmed by Giuseppe Zocchi.

At the beginning of the 18th century the Pandolfini sold their antique villa to the family Samminiatelli which immediately resold the villa to the De Prat exiled from France after the revolution.

In one of the living rooms, like the others, the 800 style frescoes ornate the room and hung on one of the walls is a large oil painting of the Marchis Francesco De Prat in his white and red uniform that is narrating to his son the episode of July 14 1790, whilst serving as naval commander, and his meeting with the king Luigi XIV; also present is his wife dressed in satin who seated watches over us. Today all three rest in the chapel constructed by Filippo Pandolfini. Other guests included Napoleon Bonaparte.

Apartment 2 is a huge and lovely apartment that has all aspects of the historical villa that it was originally a part of. It is characterized by high ceilings, frescoes, beams and marble throughout.

This apartment is split into two levels. The ground floor has 2 bedrooms on the garden level. There is another bedroom on the mezzanine floor. It has a private bathroom with shower over tub, toilet & bidet. There is another WC on this floor. There is a huge living room downstairs with comfortable seating and a TV. There is a fully equipped kitchen made of marble and well-stocked with all kinds of crockery and cutlery that the guests may require. The kitchen also has a nice and a dining area that can accommodate 6 people. The level has two more bathrooms - both of them have showers, toilets and one of them has a bidet. Through the entrance, from this level guests have access to the spacious parking space in front of the main villa (as many as 5 cars can be parked here).

Guests are also free to use the private garden area which has a beautiful pergola and furniture for alfresco dining.

The estate on which this villa is located is a sprawling 110 hectares. There are lovely woods to explore with a 2.8 km marked trail. There is a nice shared pool and guests can also enjoy horse riding on the estate next door.

All utilities and services are at a walkable distance. At 5 mins, there is a Bank with ATM, a butcher, a few of cafe/bars, some stores for groceries, a pharmacy, bakery, and a couple of restaurant/pizzerias. Then within a 10 min walk you will find another little town with more stores and a great steak restaurant. Locally within 20 mins drive there are also numerous very good restaurants.

Tuscan cooking classes are also available on the estate and to renters of this proeprty you will get a 10% off.

Accommodation and Amenities
Accommodation and Amenities: 
Linens provided, Towels provided, Microwave, Grill/barbecue, Dish washer, DVD, Refrigerator with freezer, TV, Parking
Near By Activities: 
Swimming, Museums
SeasonWeek NightWeekend NightWeekendLong WeekendWeekMonth
Week Night: 
265 Euro
Weekend Night: 
265 Euro
Week Night: 
270 Euro
Weekend Night: 
270 Euro
Week Night: 
300 Euro
Weekend Night: 
300 Euro
Minimum StayCheck InCheck Out
Minimum Stay: 
4 nights
Additional Information

Apartment 1:
Maximum Capacity: 5 
Double rooms: 2 
Extra beds: 1
Bathrooms with Tub & shower: 1
WC Only 1      

Apartment 2:
Maximum Capacity: 6 
Double rooms: 3  
Extra beds: 1
Bathrooms with Tub & shower: 1
Bathroom with shower: 2 

General Features: Balcony, Close to Public Transport, Garden, Heating, Parking, Town prox, View
Accessories: Barbecue, Cot, Dishwasher, DVD, Freezer, Hair dryer, Highchair, Microwave, Satellite, TV, Washing machine
Services: Babysitter, Cook, Cot, Fax, Laundry, Linen, Local markets, Maid service, Restaurant nearby
Activities: Outdoor pool, Wine tasting nearby
Other Services: Additional maid service available on request
Baby cot available.
Hairdryer on request.
Golf, cycling, walking, horse riding, jet ski, sports complex, trekking, swimming, flora & fauna
Nearest Airport: vespucci florence - 8 Km

Booking Deposit
Balance to be paid prior to holiday
    60 Days
1. Final Cleaning fee of 75 Euro paid on arrival
2. Refundable damage deposit 400 Euro payable on arrival
3. Heat 50euro/day
4. Telephone hire 15 Euro
5. Baby Bed and High chair: 50 euro per week
6. Extra maid service 14euro per hour

14 euro for sheets per double bed
7 euro for sheets per single bed
5 euro per set of towel.


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