Villa Donati is a wonderful manor house situated on a hill in Acone, a small village of the Val di Sieve area, in the province of Florence.
In the distant past, the villa was the historical residence of the Cerchi's, a noble Florentine family that is mentioned by Dante - together with the village of Acone - in its “Divine Comedy”. Later the manor house belonged to other Florentine families such as the Fontebuoni and the Gondi, and is currently owned by the Spagnoli family.
The external square-plan building with its stone walls rises up above the foundations of the ancient Cerchi's Castle, which was badly damaged during a series of battles in the past.
Besides, the manor house's garden plays host to the ancient private chapel dedicated to the Blessed Umiliana dei Cerchi, whose mortal remains are to be found at the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.
Among the outdoor spaces you will find a large terrace with a dining table, small tables and parasol, from where you can admire a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.
On a lower level is a lovely swimming pool, surrounded by a green lawn and equipped with sun loungers and a gazebo.
Please note that on the back of the property (swimming pool's opposite side) there are some apartments also rented to tourists, however the villa is located on a higher level, separated from them by a wall and enjoys a separate and independent position.
The property, set on 3 floors and furnished with 19th century Tuscan furniture, can accommodate up to 12 people for a total of 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
Basement: In the basement there is a large billiard room, a lounge/relaxation area and a bathroom.
Ground floor: The ground floor is dedicated to the living area made up of: a fully equipped kitchen (with oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, breakfast table); two living rooms with sofas and armchairs; a dining room with a table for 12 people; a guest bathroom.
A double bedroom with private bathroom (with shower) makes the rest of this floor.
First floor: The upper floor consists of 5 spacious double bedrooms (including 3 with private bathroom) and a shared bathroom with shower.
Included free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Pets are allowed with fee.
Wonderful manor house with private garden, swimming pool and billiard room. Situated on a hill in Acone, it is the ideal accommodation for families or groups of friends wishing to spend an unforgettable holiday in the Tuscan countryside, just a few km from Florence.
CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.
Included in the price: Utilities (heating, electricity up to 200 Kw/h per week); house, garden and pool maintenance; pool towels.
Excluded from the price: Final cleaning (200,00€); electricity over 200 Kw/h per week; heating on consumption; pets allowed (100,00€/pet); other extra services on request. City tax (the amount is subject to change, it usually goes from €1,00 to €2,50 per person per night and it will be requested at check-in in cash).
Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 700.00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.
Villa Donati is located in the Val di Sieve territory, an area in the province of Florence, characterized by ancient towers, Romanesque churches and Renaissance villas.
The nearest towns are Rufina (just 5 km) and Dicomano (13 km).
Rufina has been the land of wine par excellence for centuries. The composition of the soil and the climate are the basis of one of the most fragrant Chianti wines that has obtained the DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) "Chianti Rufina". The Old Wine Road of Chianti Rufina and Pomino (the oldest road in Tuscany as well as in Italy) was born right here, among these hills. The Road allows you to visit local wineries, discovering the beauties of the territory.
Dicomano is an old village that originally was founded and inhabited by the Etruscans, in fact there are many buildings and artifacts belonging to their time.
Florence is easily accessible by car (within 50 minutes) or by the useful train service both from Dicomano and Rufina that will take you into the city centre.
In the surrounding territory you will also find lovely medieval villages such as: Vicchio, Borgo San Lorenzo and Pontassieve.
For sports lovers, just an hour away you can reach the Mugello International Circuit and the Bilancino Lake (where you can practice several water sports). Moreover Villa Donati is the ideal starting point for excursions on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike.
Lastly, if you love shopping, we recommend to go to the Barberino Designer Outlet (50 km) where you can find the most important brands of international fashion.
Rufina (5 km), Dicomano (13 km), Pontassieve (14 km), Vicchio (23 km), Florence (34 km), Mugello Circuit (38 km), Bilancino Lake (44 km), Siena (100 km).
Outdoor private parking for 6-7 cars
Private swimming pool with sunbeds
Private garden with lawn
Outdoor dining table
Cot (available on request)
High chair (available on request)
Beautiful view of the surrounding countryside