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Villa di Bonorlo

Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | South of Florence, Tuscany

Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioned bedrooms |

Overview

Villa dl Bonorlo, sits elegantly, as it has for the last 450 years at the end a huge lawn reached by following a winding drive shaded by magnificent 300 year old cypress trees. Words are hard to describe how magical the Villa, the grounds and the setting are. A brother of the renowned political writer, Francesco Guicciardini, purchased the estate in 1546 and is still owned by the same proud family who have now decided to rent part of the villa. They have restored the ground floor and added a private pool for the comfort of our guests. Set near the famous castle of Poppiano in some of the most beautiful countryside in Tuscany, between Florence and San Gimignano. Both reachable in just over a 30 minute drive, a fantastic location from which to explore the Chianti at whim with Siena reachable in under an hour. Villa di Bonorlo is set at the heart of a 150 acre working estate that produces a well known Chianti Colli Fiorentini as extra virgin olive oil. A visit to the private 400 year old "cantina" is a must and can be arranged. Steps lead you into the grand living room decorated with beautiful frescoes at the end of which is a shaded terrace for dining al fresco. The rest of the villa rotates around this main room, all in grand scale with very high ceilings with an air-condtioned bedroom [all the bedrooms shall be air-conditioned for 2015] and en suite bathrooms. Find the time to study the painting in the entrance hall depicting the Giucciardini family tree, one of the oldest in Tuscany. The formal garden enjoys some of the prettiest views from Florence all the way to the Apennines and towards the coast. The private swimming pool is set in an enclosed gated garden with beautiful lawns and large trees offering an alternative to the shade of the umbrellas.
For those that are looking to totally immerse themselves into the fascinating history of Tuscany, this magical villa is the ideal choice. The onsite Italian caretaker lives in a independent wing in the farmhouse next to the villa with.Total privacy is guaranteed.

Clients reviews

We and our friends have had a terrific week here. The views form the veranda are spectacular…sunset with vino and friends will always be in our memory! The evening dinners prepared were fantastic…. We spent several great days in Firenze and another in Siena all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing this unforgettable place with us. Charlie and Jill. Such wonderful memories made here this week at Villa di Bonorlo. Day trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, pIsa and Lucca were enjoyed by all, but the evenings spent together on that terrace partaking in antipasti, wine and the iew were the best! Grazie. Bart and Maribeth. This American couple have never been to Europe before…the bar has been set very high by Toscana-food, friends, history,vino….all glorious!! The weather in October is also wonderful. Thanks to you all and your country for preserving so much so well for the rest of the world to enjoy.

Brian Hickey
11-Oct-2014
(USA)

This villa and this place is absolutely magical! The natural beauty of it is unforgettable. Every morning we picked a fresh lemon for our tea, we walked and discovered every part of this gorgeous villa, from forgotten little gardens surrounded by ancient trees, to a stately cypress walk through, hugged by lions. We watched the colours of the trees change from bright greens to luscious burgundy and yellows of early fall. Hearing bells ring nostalgically in the tower in the nearby village made us feel transported in time….we cant wait to come back to experience this magical feeling of being lost in time!

Thilo Semmelbauer
03-Oct-2014
(USA)

As we sit here on the terrace to write an inadequate thank you. We are overwhelmed by the beauty and tranquillity of this very special villa and countryside. Thank you for all your hospitality and attention to detail. We were only 4 people- our younger daughter and her husband, so it was extremely spoiling to be in such beautiful surroundings, to spend such a special time with her, as she lives in London and we in Australia. We will return.

Geraldine O'Sullivan
04-Aug-2014
(United Kingdom)

What a beautiful place to spend a week in Tuscany! Thank you so much of sharing your home with us. The tranquil beauty away from the crowds, the history equal to and more personal than any of the places we visited, the pool in its secret garden, to beat the heat of the mid afternoon, the home made pie on our arrival, the views over the Tuscan country side - it was all we could have asked for and more. We will always remember Villa Bonorlo fondly and hopefully return some day soon.

Ken Gray
26-Jul-2014
(Canada)

What a majestic wonderful and beautiful Villa. It fulfilled all of our expectation for a family holiday. Walking around the park, long dinners on the terrace, evening drinks watching the sunset. We are sorry to leave and would love to return sometime soon.

Paul Murray
21-Jun-2014
(Canada)

What a wonderful family trip we had in Tuscany! It was made even more wonderful by staying at the villa di Bonorlo. A lovely authentic setting that was true to the Tuscan history and comfortable for all. Memories of a lifetime were made here and we thank our gracious host for the opportunity. Aaron Gretchen & Vivian LeMay Thank you so much for such a fantastic stay at this gorgeous villa Our new memories from this villa will last a lifetime! Amanda & Chris Burke. Our family trip to villa di Bonorlo was everything and more that we could have hoped for!! Our hostess Angelica was most gracious!! Villa di Bonorlo was noble in history as well as beauty!! The time spent in this magical place will provide found memories of a once in a lifetime family experience! We thank you for allowing us the privilege of enjoying your most gracious and confortable surroundings!

David Vite
14-Jun-2014
(USA)

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