Florence - and yet not Florence:
a rural hilltop place close to town
This accommodation offers both rural surroundings but also proximity to Florence. It is a small guesthouse set in an exceptional location: next to a prominent Renaissance villa and in one of the best residential neighbourhoods of the area. South of Florence, the town is surrounded by gentle hills and cultivated fields. This quarter outside the town carries the proud name 'Poggio Imperiale' - Imperial Hill. The villa's location at the southern edge of Florence is an ideal starting point for going on excursions to the Chianti region, to Siena or to the coast, as the feeder roads to the superstrada motorway Firenze-Siena and to the autostrada highway are close by (1.5 km) and can be reached quickly without having to pass through the city centre. All necessary shops and several restaurants are only 1 km away.
"Why Amerigo Vespucci?" you may ask. Quite simple: It is exactely here where Amerigo Vespucci, the famous Florentine navigator spent his youth, before he set sail to find the New World and give it his name! Yes, my American friend - it is an Italian who baptised your land! An avenue of lime trees leads to this elegant 15th century villa decorated with columns and statues which sits majestically atop a hill. This elevated position allows for a beautiful view of the landscape and a pleasant, soft breeze even on hot summer days.
Here you live in an olive grove, far away from the bustle of the city with its humming motorbikes and honking cars. While the location is far from every disturbance, it is only 3 km to the city - a distance which you could also cover by foot. There is a bus stop approximately 500 m away, and buses go to the centre regularly. The hospitable family of the house provides bikes for free upon their guests' request for biking to the bus stop or conveniently exploring the city (two bikes).
A side entrance with electronic gates leads to rear of the property. The visitor then enters a large, gravel forecourt with panoramic views of cypresses against a backdrop of hills. The Amerigo Vespucci apartment is housed in part of the former barn of the villa, which has been fully renovated and turned into tastefully furnished holiday accommodation. It is located approximately 15 m away from the main villa. The guesthouse has its own roof-top terrace equipped for al fresco dining. The pool with a small pool house is shared the children of the owner.
Just by the way - the property owner can prepare dinners for you during your stay (please request menu and price on site). The accommodation is - compared to the usual prices in Florence - very reasonably priced and exceptional too for its location and excellent facilities. A fine address in Florence!
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Our Guests Reviews
“Quiet and very personal atmosphere in hictorical setting”
Reviewed May 17, 2015
Very nice owners who really care about their guests
Very near to Florence centre
Good bus connections
Nice refreshing pool
Appartement very appropriate
Hallo Frau Röhrig,
vielen Dank für den wunderschönen Urlaub.
Florenz/Pisa/Lucca usw. waren wunderschön.
Familie Rampini war super nett und wir waren gleich befreundet.
Sagen Sie den beiden nochmals einen schönen Gruß der Urlaub war einfach spitze!
Vielen Dank und Ihnen einen schönen Tag!
Gfrerer, Oktober 2014
We arrived on a Saturday, and found the villa easy enough to find. Mr Rampini and his wife were very welcoming. On first arrival we did not really recognise the apartment, the setting not as we imaginged, machinery in a yard. However, this was not a problem, obviously for the vineyards and olive groves surrounding, there was no noise at all from the yard and did not spoil our stay. We did find the accommodation very nice, a studio flat. We found the distance to the centre of Florence a good walk of around 35 minutes, which we were very happy to do every day (into Florence), very good exercise. The buses are also very good, running frequently. All in all we enjoyed our stay, very friendly owners, close proximity to centre and quite surroundings.
Mark, October 2010
Amerigo Vespucci is a wonderful haven in a beautiful setting near Florence. The hosts, Mario and Carla, treat you like personal guests whilst also managing to keep a discreet distance. Their welcome is second to none and is just a taste of the pleasures to come. Staying at amerigo Vespucci you are able to spend the day in Florence, Pisa or Siena for that matter, and then escape to this lovely calm oasis to swim in the pool or have supper in the roof garden. If you can't summon up the energy to go into Florence, the village of Galuzzo has a market,restaurants, coffee bars, shops and beautiful monastery nearby. Amerigo Vespucci is a true gem which we have recommended to a number of friends.
The only possible negative is the mosquitoes in summer so go prepared.
S. + K. Churchill, June 2010
Great atmosphere at a very nice location. The owners are very helpful and friendly.
Glob, June 2010
We enjoyed the personal atmosphere created by the hospitality and friendliness of the Rampini family. Mr.and Mrs. Rampini were always available when we needed something or just wanted to chat. The accommodation is spacious, in excellent condition and very quiet. It really offers privacy. Amerigo Vespucci is ideally located in the coutryside and yet close to the treasuers of Florence. Highly recommendable.
Eibl, June 2010
Sehr geehrte Frau Röhrig,
mein Lob unseres Aufenthaltes bei Herrn Rampini, Amerigo Vespucci, hat Sie hoffentlich erreicht. Das war eine ideale Unterbringung, vor allem wegen der warmherzigen Gastfreundschaft der Familie Rampini. Aber auch das hohe Maß an Privatheit haben wir sehr genossen. Freundliche Pfingstgrüße,
H. Wewer, Mai 2010
Sehr geehrte Frau Röhrig,
wir waren vor 2 Jahren in Florenz (Amerigo Vespucci) und das Quartier von Ihnen hat uns wunderbar gefallen, wir suchen nun für diesen Sommer etwas Ähnliches mit Pool.
K. Stocker, April 2003
Liebe Frau Röhrig,
wir sind am Sonntag aus der Toskana zurückgekehrt nach 2 sehr schönen Urlaubswochen. Unser Feriendomizil Amerigo Vespucci hat uns ausgesprochen gut gefallen. Die Familie war sehr nett und die ganze Atmosphäre locker und ungezwungen. Vielen Dank auch für die angenehme Abwicklung durch Sie. Wir waren sicherlich nicht zum letzten Mal in der Toskana.
K. & T. Schäfer, Mai 2001
Holiday Home Amenities
- Pool: 8 x 3m / shared pool
- Pool area is gated
- Air conditioning
- Internet WIFI connection
- Satellite TV
- Fridge with freezer
- Coffee machine
- Private roof-top-terrace
- Parking space inside the property
- Electronic entrance gate to the property
- Ping-pong table
Florence centre 3 km
Siena 65 km
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Outdoor steps lead into the apartment:
1 living room with kingsize bed, two armchairs (sleeping sofa for one person each), kitchen area and long dining table
1 small bathroom (with shower)
Private roof-top terrace 25 m2
An exterior staircase leads to the large living area. The ambience is similar to a studio and carefully furnished in a minimalist style: you'll find everything you need, everything in good taste and of high quality. The design consists of clear lines, simple forms and solid materials. Heavy, antique roof beams, and the warm tones of the terracotta floor tiles and clay roof tiles convey a liveable atmosphere. A comfortable suite of armchairs, a long table made of oak right next to the kitchen area and some additional features such as air conditioning and satellite TV offer comfort - a smooth blend of the country house style of Tuscany, comfort and fine design.
The exterior staircase leads then to the roof-top terrace. From here you enjoy a beautiful view and wooden garden furniture invites one to lie back and relax: there is a table with chairs and there are also two sun-loungers. It is only a few steps to the pool with its little pool house. The pool face south and can be used jointly, also the children of the owner use the pool. A lawn surrounds the oval pool. From there, you have a fine view of fields, cypresses, pines and the Certosa - the famous, antique monastery of Florence in the background.
990 EUR €
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|Amerigo Vespucci||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
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