Located in a tranquil, countyside location yet lonly 20 minutes from the centre of Florence, Villa del Sogno offers a magical base from which to explore the delights of Tuscany. An ancient cypress-lined driveway leads to the villa which is situated amongst rolling hills and is surrounded by 3 acres of olive and fruit trees, flowers and herbs. Village with amenities (grocery, restaurants and train station) within 4.5 Km. 4 hours daily maid service (excluding Sunday). Cook service and lessons available. Air-con and wi-fi. The owner welcomes you with drinks and canapes by the pool
The semi detatched villa has four spacious bedrooms, a 15×30 foot living/dining area on the upper floor, surrounded by large windows on three sides, wooden beams and a grand working Tuscan fireplace. The inlaid wood dining table comfortably seats fourteen. The modern kitchen is well equipped for entertaining.
This multi-leveled property has 4 terraces. The first, at the entrance to the house, has a sitting area and overlooks the distant valley. The second is a large pergola in the upper gardens with a sitting and dining area equipped with a Tuscan barbeque and marble counter with sink. Above the pergola is the top level of the property which affords spectacular panoramic views and is perfect for a morning coffee or sunset drink. The fourth lounging area adjacent to the pool has a sitting area as well as a covered outdoor dining area.
Strictly a NON SMOKING residence.
The villa has been lovingly restored with attention to detail - furnishings are in an international, eclectic style combined with many original Tuscan features such as exposed beamed ceilings and terractotta tiled flooring . The interior decoration combines antiques with modern sofas and other contemporary furniture. The exterior pergola furniture is custom designed as well. Screens on most windows and new individual room controlled central heating.
The bed and bathrooms are both elegant and comfortable capturing tradition and modernity. Sophisticated and luxurious, each room is unique with Italian high thread count linens, Frette bathrobes, plush down comforters, pillows and linen hand towels. Erborio Toscano olive oil amenities
enhance the ambiance. Each of the four bedrooms has a luxurious private bath. There is an additional full bathroom located on the ground floor1 master suite and 3 large double bedrooms all enhanced with fine Italian bed linens and towels. The master bedroom suite is air-conditioned. The other bedrooms have remote controlled ceiling fans and air conditioning. All bedroom windows have screens.
Equipped with an espresso machine, new refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Alessi toaster, microwave, large double sink, marble countertops and fine Richard Genori china along with Le Jacquard Français table linens. Wine and glassware are carefully selected to enhance the dining experience. There are two bar stools and a marble counter for informal eating.
5 full contemporary bathrooms are of the highest standards combining marble, wood and authentic Italian ceramic tile. They are equipped with guest bath amenities from Erbario Toscano as well as with hairdryers, bathrobes and heated towel racks. Three of the five bathrooms have double sinks.
The Leonardo master suite:
Entered on the ground floor, the grand two level suite has striking hardwood floors, a custom made king size bed. Surrounded by windows, either looking into the rose garden or completely open to the terrace for outdoor living, the Leonardo Suite connects one to the natural setting. Antique side tables with murano glass sconces lend elegance to the bedroom. Custom-made modern chairs are ideal for reading and relaxing by the open terrace. CD and radio controlled by remote completes the mood along with remote controlled AC. The suite has built in wood closets and shelves, which lead to the en suite bathroom. This luxurious bathroom has a double sink and both a bath and shower with a build in marble seat and rainfall shower. This room is dramatically lit with recessed and under sink lighting. A lit magnifying mirror and bench provide a dressing table.
This ground floor spacious room, decorated with old maps, can be entered from the hall way or terrace. This room has an elegant antique armoire with mirror and small dresser with en suite bathroom with shower. Imposing antique ceramic lamps grace both sides of the bed. Extensive closets outside of room for clothes. The two twin beds can easily be converted to a king. Remote controlled AC and ceiling fan.
Decorated in a palette of soothing ivory and beige tones with built in closet and shelves where you can discover a poetic or touring book to enhance local explorations. Matrimoniale – large queen white antique bed, with view of rear garden and pergola. Double sink large luxurious marble and wood bathroom with shower and extensive closet and storage space. Remote controlled AC and ceiling fan.
Antique carved wooden headboard sets the stage for a refined and tranquil setting overlooking the rear gardens. This room is graced with a stunning antique impeccably maintained steamer armoire with both closet and shelf space. This room can convert comfortably from twin to a large king size bed. The spacious and well-equipped bathroom has a blue and white tiled double sink and wood drawers as well as both a Jacuzzi and shower along with a washing machine for the sole use of the guests. Remote controlled AC and ceiling fan.
200 satellite-channel flat screen television, Wi-Fi, desktop computer, printer/copier/fax machine, DVD player and library of useful, informative books for informal reading or touring.
THE GREAT ROOM
A gathering place before or after dinner, either to share the experiences of the day, gather around the Tuscan fireplace, play a game of chess or eat at the gracious table that can extend to serve 12-14. This large wood beamed stylishly appointed room with windows on 3 sides feels connected to the spectacular countryside that surrounds it- olive orchard, vineyards and cypress trees along with panoramic views of hills and valleys that capture the unique essence of Toscana.
A variety of fruit trees, grapes, berries as well as herbs including rosemary and sage move from “farm to table”. The gardens include many kinds of flowers and flowering trees such as magnolia and hydrangeas. Enjoy magnificent vistas from different parts of the terraced property.
All meals can be prepared and delivered or served formally by Rossella and her staff. Below is a sample of her cooking for each season. Guests can arrange for a cooking lesson, a visit to St. Ambrogio or just arrive in the evening for a memorable dining experience. The table will
be set with an eclectic selection of more formal Richard Ginori china contrasted with the charming Vietri ceramic dishes and mugs set on the colorful Le Jaquard Francais table linen.
80 square meter state-of-the-art infinity pool with grand views, open March - October
The approach to the villa is via a single track mountain road. The owner offers to arrange airport transfers and cars to other places if you prefer not to drive