Tuscany, Florence, Bagno a Ripoli

    • Sleeps 4 Guests
    • Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 1 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 90 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Terrace
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 15 km
      Pisa 100 km
      Rome 285 km

    € 980 - 1690 per week

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    On the green hills high above Florence

    This accommodation offers both: rural peace and quiet but also proximity to Florence. It is located in the hills about 8 km east of Florence, close to Bagno a Ripoli, and just a 15-minute drive from the center of Florence. The town of Bagno a Ripoli also offers easy access to Chianti, so you can alternate trips to the Uffizi and the Duomo with excursions to the vineyards and hilltowns of Tuscany. A grocery store is located within easy walking distance (300 m), and the closest bus stop is a five-minute drive from the property. The property is accessed via a narrow, 100 meter unpaved road.

    The estate consists of four buildings: three of which are the owner's villas (also two Yorkshires live on the property) and the guest house GIRASOLE, an independent little cottage offered here. The guest house is perfect for a family of 4. The interior is solid and functional. A private terrace is equipped with table and chairs for al fresco dining and it boasts wonderful views: The town is way down in the valley, the silvery Arno river meanders through it and the cathedral dome can be clearly seen, standing out against the rest of the town.

    The gardens are immense: lawns surround the various houses, the lawns gently merge into the olive groves. At the far end of the garden there is a lovely pool with a magnificent view through olive trees - across the valley to the silhouette of Florence, in the distance. The pool is shared with the owners. 

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Hallo Monica,
    We would like to thank you for making our holidays at your house Girasole a wonderful stay - even more as we did not have the opportunity to meet you personally. Also thanks a lot for the wine provided - we bought some bottles for at home.
    All the best to you
    D. Engelhardt, July 2019

    Our stay at Girasole was perfect. The house is beautiful and its setting amongst olive groves on a hillside above Florence, could not be better. We found it very private but if we needed any local knowledge we could always find Monica who was always friendly and incredibly helpful. I know this is a place we will love to return to.
    All the best,
    Roger, October 2018

    We booked the Girasole house for almost a month late last year knowing that there is so much to explore in Florence, and explore we did. From the Uffizi (the most famous) to La Specola (which was amazing but very few either know of it or take the time), and so many others. Art is everywhere in Florence, so sometimes just walking around feels like you are in a museum. 
    The owner, Monica, is such a gracious host. She informed us on all the workings of the apartment, which are quite different than we have here in the states. It is “the” place to stay and feel at home, for however long you stay.
    The apartment is in a perfect location for all the you could see and do. You can easily get back after a long day of sightseeing, rest up and then go out again for the evening. We even cooked in a few times, having made several stops at local stores for items like cheese, wine, and all that one needs to eat in true Italian style.
    We cannot thank you enough, for making us feel so welcome and all that you did to assist us in making this our unforgettable Italian adventure.
    K. Chua, February 2018 

    Fabulous location, amazing views, lovely villa, narrow road...
    Left on Sep 11, 2014 for a stay in Aug 2014
    Fantastic set up on an olive grove; Girasole is a perfectly-equipped villa and the pool is in very close proximity. Perfect for a family. The views were spectacular and the owners and their family are lovely. The nearest restaurant, 2 minutes' walk up the hill, was very welcoming and serves great food. The villa's proximity to Bagno also makes it very well situated for trips to Florence by bus (buy your tickets at the supermarket) and for trips further afield. Tip, however; if you're hiring a car, make sure it's not a long, wide one as the drive to the villa is via the back of the main house down an ungravelled path with high, immovable walls on either side. This made us, as a result, not as adventurous as we would otherwise have been with a smaller car. There is a high value deposit, in cash, which was a pain, and the additional cleaning fee also felt exorbitant: having been around, however, when the villa was cleaned mid-stay and discovering that this would be done again after our departure, it actually felt OK value. Would have preferred to have paid this in advance, however, with our booking rather than in cash on arrival. Other than that, an idyllic holiday.

    Good morning,
    I spend two weeks in Italy in this wonderful place thanks to your organisation. I thank you very much!
    A. Bailly, September 2014 

    Left on Sep 22, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
    Two weeks looking over the most beautiful city (in my opinion!) in the world. Well equipped and pool lovely. Only a couple of things could have made our stay more pleasant and that would be for the villa to have shutters as the main house, we arrived during a 2 week heat wave and although there was a mobile air con unit this could not cope with the intense 40' heat. The excessive cleaning and deposit was unnecessary-have never had to pay such a ridiculous amount, especially the price we paid during peak season!! Very friendly owner and beautiful location.

    We stayed in Girasole nearly 4 years ago when we lived in Germany & I was pregnant with the youngest. We had a great holiday & are looking to do something last minute in August. Thank you.
    A. Spuck, July 2008


    Holiday Home Amenities
    • Pool: 6 x 12m / shared pool
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Panoramic terrace
    • Electronic entrance gate
    • Parking
    • Barbecue grill shared with the owner
    Touring ideas

    Grocery shop 300 m
    Pizzeria/Restaurant 1 km
    Bus stop 2 km
    Bagno a Ripoli 2 km
    Florence 8 km
    Siena 70 km



    A pizzeria/restaurant in close proximity - just a walk down the hill. In the nearby village of Bagno a Ripoli (approx. 2 km) you will find more restaurants, bars, a bank, post, pharmacy, grocery shop and a bus stop, which is convenient if you want to reach Florence without car: you can park your car in Bagno a Ripoli and continue to Florence by bus. Girasole is an ideal starting point for going on excursions to Florence and the Chianti region. And after a long day filled with art you can return easily to your villa, where you can enjoy the rural setting cooling off and having fun at the pool.


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    Main floor (access to the terrace):
    1 spacious living/dining room with sofa and kitchen area 
    Basement (garden access):
    1 double bedroom with French door opening onto the garden
    1 room with 2 beds and French door opening onto the garden (the beds are not of the same height/pull-out bed; this twin bedroom has a sliding door opening directly onto the hall); this room is perfect for kids or teenagers.
    1 bathroom (shower)

    The Girasole cottage is located near to the pool and in a good distance from the other houses. It has a bright living/dining room with large windows offering views from every angle. The cottage is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and has a well-equipped kitchen area with dishwasher and a washing machine. The main floor opens to a private terrace with stupendous views of Florence and the Duomo. Downstairs there are two bedrooms with garden access: a double bedroom for parents and a bedroom with trundle beds perfect for kids or teenagers.

    Request BookingGIRASOLE
    01 Jan 2019 - 26 Mar 2019
    02 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
    24 Sep 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
    1290 EUR
    26 Mar 2019 - 02 Apr 2019
    30 Apr 2019 - 25 Jun 2019
    27 Aug 2019 - 24 Sep 2019
    17 Dec 2019 - 07 Jan 2020
    1490 EUR
    25 Jun 2019 - 27 Aug 2019
    1690 EUR

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    Girasole 01 Jan 2019 - 26 Mar 2019
    02 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
    24 Sep 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
    26 Mar 2019 - 02 Apr 2019
    30 Apr 2019 - 25 Jun 2019
    27 Aug 2019 - 24 Sep 2019
    17 Dec 2019 - 07 Jan 2020
    25 Jun 2019 - 27 Aug 2019
    4 PAX 4
    1290 EUR 1490 EUR 1690 EUR N/A Request BookingGIRASOLE

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Air conditioning
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Pool cleaning
    • Garden maintenance


    • Heating (if required): metered
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week
    • Final cleaning: EUR 120


    EUR 400 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • First grocery shopping
    • Transfer service with Van CNC Mercedes from and to the airport; excursions for wine tastings to Antinori, Frescobaldi, Banfi


    • Reservations are not limited to rental periods from Saturday to Saturday. Minimum stay 4 nights: prices on request.
    • Pool opening dates: May 20th - end of September, depending on weather conditions
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.

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