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Villa near Florence WiFi / Pool / Amphitheatre

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The villa has its own private salt water pool  Size: 12 x 6 m - depth 1.40 m all over.
The house and the garden are intertwined as if in symbiosis.
1 of 113The villa has its own private salt water pool Size: 12 x 6 m - depth 1.40 m all over.
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7 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
16 guests
1 night minimum
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LA SELVA Giardino del Belvedere is a large stone farmhouse with private pool near Florence. Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Barthrooms: 6 Nearest village: Montegonzi (1 Km - 0.6 miles) Swimming pool: private 12 x 6 mt - 39 x 19 feet (salt water) Property features/services: Welcome dinner, Wi-Fi, near town, sat TV, 2 washing machines, 2 dishwasher machines, 2 wood pizza ovens, outdoor BBQ, 2 fireplaces, cleaning 3 day a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), parking, 13 hectares (32 acres) natural botanical garden with a stone amphitheatre, cook available on request. Surrounded by centuries-old oaks, olive groves and meadows,the ancient stone farmhouse lies nestled in the Chianti hills within a 30-kms (20 miles) radius of Florence, Siena and Arezzo in a vast natural garden. The villa was built mo...LA SELVA Giardino del Belvedere is a large stone farmhouse with private pool near Florence. Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Barthrooms: 6 Nearest village: Montegonzi (1 Km - 0.6 miles) Swimming pool: private 12 x 6 mt - 39 x 19 feet (salt water) Property features/services: Welcome dinner, Wi-Fi, near town, sat TV, 2 washing machines, 2 dishwasher machines, 2 wood pizza ovens, outdoor BBQ, 2 fireplaces, cleaning 3 day a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), parking, 13 hectares (32 acres) natural botanical garden with a stone amphitheatre, cook available on request. Surrounded by centuries-old oaks, olive groves and meadows,the ancient stone farmhouse lies nestled in the Chianti hills within a 30-kms (20 miles) radius of Florence, Siena and Arezzo in a vast natural garden. The villa was built more than 300 years ago; the restoration has kept the spirit of the house, respecting the original architecture with use of hand-made special materials following bio-architecture parameters.. The villa is in the middle of a 13-hectare (32 acres) natural botanical garden (Giardino del Belvedere) with olive trees, meadows, forest of ancient oaks trees, a stone amphitheatre with modern art sculptures and a private salt water swimming pool. La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is the perfect place to discover Tuscany for a family reunion, a gathering of friends, a wedding or a meeting. The rooms are spacious, furnished with antiques, yet offering every modern convenience. Giardino del Belvedere is a house for all seasons. The old stone walls keep it cool in the summer sun, while great open fireplaces offer warmth and comfort during cooler months. Extensive natural garden stretch out towards the mountains on the horizon, with inviting pathways which meander through meadows of wild flowers. The house itself reflects the total peace and tranquility of its surroundings. The salt water swimming pool, an oak solarium, and lounge chairs and umbrellas sit adjacent to the villa. We love the fact that the villa and garden function in perfect harmony. It is a pleasure to welcome guests who love nature as much as we do, and it gives us enormous satisfaction to share in their joy. #### ACCOMMODATION: GROUND FLOOR: (2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) - Lunch al fresco (2 outdoor dining areas) - Spacious living and dining room with LCD TV, Satellite, DVD/DIVX player, Wireless High speed Internet, telephone and large open fireplace - Music room with stereo, CD player, MP3, iPod docking station, piano. The room has a direct access to the Swimming Pool overlooking the Arno Valley - 2nd living area with TV and fireplace - 1 kitchen fully equipped with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven, dishwasher and wood fired-pizza oven - 1 kitchen well furnished with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven and dishwasher - 1 bedroom with queen bed - 1 bedroom with queen bed and extra bed - 1 bathroom with tub - 1 bathroom Separate laundry room with 2 washing machines (in the same building) FIRST FLOOR: (5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) - Lounge room with 3 arched windows over looking the grounds - 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub - 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub - 1 twin bedded room (beds can be joined upon request) and en-suite bathroom with shower - 1 bedroom with queen bed and an extra single bed (on request) w/shared bathroom with shower - 1 twin bedded room with shared bathroom with shower ### ABOUT US: We love to welcome our guests with a traditional tuscan dinner prepared by our cook and share our love for the area and our wine. My family includes my parents, Paolo and Anna, my brother Andrea, and me, Francesco. We are from Montevarchi, Tuscany (5 miles away from La Selva Giardino del Belvedere). Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and cities of art, we enjoy living and working here. I (Francesco) manage La Selva Giardino del Belvedere and other properties . I enjoy snowboarding, sailing, traveling and exploring new cultures—and speak excellent English, too. My father Paolo is a horticulturalist and owns a nursery specialising in ornamental plants-- a family business for three generations. He has many passions, and is especially fond of nature and the arts. For the past four decades, my mother Anna has taught primary school. She is dedicated to her job, loves reading history books, and is passionate about culture. Andrea just graduated in political science at the University of Florence. In his free time, he helps my father out, is a Scout leader and plays rugby. # YOGA PAVILION “IL TONDO” “Il Tondo” is a yoga pavilion, overlooking the Chianti hills located in the highest part of the property 5 min uphill walk from the villa. The pavilion is build with local chestnut and natural stones. “Il Tondo” is the private artistic studio of the villa owner and is not included in the villa rental; on request only the villa guests can rent it.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
6 Full baths
About the Owner
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 25 April 2020

Our week at La Selva Giardino del Belvedere feels like a dream. It was the setting where, this April, my sister and I married our fiancés - yes, at the same time! My sister and I are type A planners and like to know the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Aloisies88
Reviewed 23 February 2020

La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is truly a special place in more ways than we can put into words, but we will try! My husband and I got married on October 19, 2019 at La Selva and we could not have asked for a better...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank kelseylm2016
Reviewed 8 November 2019

Oh this place is so beautiful and magical, you must go. Every room is beautiful, peaceful and full of art - found and created. Suprises for the eye and heart everywhere. And then there are is the property. Glorious, beautiful again full of surprises, art,...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Sunshine575952
Reviewed 2 October 2019

We cannot speak highly enough of Francesco and La Selva Giardino del Belvedere. We held our wedding here in August 2019 and it was absolutely perfect. My wife and I, our families and friends rented La Selva, and the two smaller villas I’Cocolli and Pianellino,...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Matt K
Reviewed 25 August 2019

La Selva Giardino Belvedere is such a fabulous location for a wedding. It’s not just the location in the hills of Chianti, the authentic Tuscan countryside amidst olive groves and ancient oaks, nor it’s secluded position allowing for total privacy. Nor is it the sensational...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank KMolino
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

This property is truly unique. We spent two weeks here with our large family. We loved the interesting house and garden, the beautiful Tuscan location, the large property, the local excursions, the cooking, the cooling off in the saltwater pool, and of course the wonderful...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Meander08099773429
Reviewed 24 May 2019

We stayed at La Selva for almost a week with both of our families and also had our wedding on the grounds of the villa. It was such a special time which in large part was due to the hospitality of Francesco and his family....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Christian M
francescooC, VR Owner at Villa near Florence WiFi / Pool / Amphitheatre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

Christian & Alice, thank you very much for the beautiful words, it really means a lot for me, my family and everyone that worked to make your stay and wedding so special. Thank you very much Francesco

Reviewed 13 November 2018

If you have stumbled across this location because you're looking for your dream wedding venue, or you're just after an authentic Tuscan villa stay, stop looking, you've just found it. My wife and I got married at La Selva Giardino del Belvedere in July, and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank cphunt49
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The Villa is beautiful. An old farm house with amazing rustic detail, spacious and spotless rooms. The living areas are comfortable, and inviting. The grounds are breathtaking. We were here for a wedding and It was so relaxing. The amphitheater added a something extra special...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Reece-Travology
Reviewed 22 October 2018

No words can truly describe how special La Selva is to my husband and I, we had our fairy-tale wedding on the 13th October and couldn't have imagined a more beautiful day. The success of the wedding was mostly down to the magical venue and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Tanjila A
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
City Getaway
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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#### LOCATION La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is located in Tuscany on the Chianti hills within a 30 kms (20 miles) radius of Siena, Firenze and Arezzo. -0.6 km (0.4 miles) from the main road -1 Km (0.6 miles) or 5 min. by car there is Montegonzi, a nice small village dating back to 1191 A.D., here you will discover a lovely church, a good restaurant (Osteria di Montegonzi) with a magnificent terrace overlooking the Chianti area, a food shop with cafè and a post office. -1 km (0.6 miles) from Borgo di Fontebussi, an historic Tuscan village turned resort with hotel, apartments and a top chef restaurant open for lunch and dinner. -3 km (1.8 miles) from horseback riding center -6 km (3.7 miles) from Montevarchi: the main town of the Arno Valley, Montevarchi have a large shopping ar...
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