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Accommodates 16 people in 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.
Plus a guest house is available for an additional 10 people
Villa Lacella, is a beautifully refurbished villa, placed on the hills which divide the Sienese and Florentine areas and it is just a few minutes away from many interesting artistical, historical and cultural places such as San Gimignano, Certaldo, Siena and Florence, the latest two easily accessible from the motorway. The Florentine Hills of Barberino Val d’Elsa contains the estate surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, monumental plants and a big garden and composed of 12 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, dining-rooms, kitchens, sitting-rooms. Moreover it is provided with every comfort and designed with style, traditional taste and simplicity. Welcome to Tuscany, a land of tastes and colors, an immense author’s canvas.
When talking about art, especially the Enlightnment Renaissance art, you talk about Florence, the capital city of art throughout the centuries. Florence is the artistic centre of the entire region of Tuscany and, among innovation, evolution and tradition, offers countless works of art, museums, churches and cathedrals to visit. Even if one has said and seen everything, this city is always able to enchant. The secret of Florence is in the city’s people themselves, the Florentines, another valid reason to get in touch with this capital of art.
A large garden with extensive lawns wraps around the house and sweeps gently downhill 30m/100 feet to the swimming pool, 8 x 16m/26 x 52 feet, and its pool house with a changing room, showers, a fridge and a WC. Surrounding the property are the lush, rolling hills for which Tuscany is justifiably famous.
The villa provides many services, such as the satellite TV set (with SKY), ADSL Internet connection and telephone, and other services such as the alarm security system, air-conditioners, beds and baby changing-tables for children and drying racks. Moreover, we can provide you with a chef and a cathering service on request.
There is nothing better than a cool and refreshing swim in the pool with Jacuzzi jets. The external pool, in stone and with ongoing water circulation, represents the most absolute freedom you could enjoy. The automatic cycle of cleanliness and sanitization with chlorine and other specific products, grant the most total tranquillity for you and your children. Moreover, a break area with a minibar, dressing room and shower is at your disposal. The villa offers a sauna. The sauna helps muscle with relaxation and meditation, improves body and mind and heals the soul.
There is a big, comfortable and very beautiful panoramic open-air terrace from which you can admire the wonderful green hills around the farm and the charming living nature landscape. The terrace is put at your disposal in order to host rich tables, banquets and open-air ceremonies. You can relax with a light wind that brings piece and the sweet chirp of the birds; an impassive calm, a wonderful view
There are options for sitting in Living rooms for those rare rainy days so you may spend some of your time, enjoying a movie comfortably sitting in an armchair with your entire family.
Under the vaults of the dining-room or on the beautiful panoramic open-air terrace, the typical dishes of the Tuscan tables are served and tasted. Savory and genuine, ancient, special and difficult to forget, the Tuscan “salumi” (pork salted meat of any kind), the “pecorino” cheese, the “ribollita” (a bread soup with vegetables), the home-made pasta, the “pappardelle” (special pasta) with wild-boar or hare sauce or the famous “fiorentina” T-bone steak are some of the specialities that you can treat yourselves to, with vegetables and wines which exalt the dishes and your appetite. A large kitchen is dedicated to the creation of unique dishes with unmistakable taste, rich in colors and intense in flavors. We couple originality and tradition in order to bring typical Tuscan specialities to the table. We encourage you to accompany your dishes with fruity table wines with intense fragrances and full-bodied, intense colors.
Comfortable, snug, elegant, the bedrooms are a pleasure to sleep in. You will have twin or double rooms at your disposal. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms and are furnished with a TV set and air - conditioning.
The villa is furnished with 13 bathrooms. Every bathroom is provided with a WC, bidet and a shower or bathtub, and their location is studied in order to make their accessibility easier; in fact you can find them in every room as well as on the ground floor.
AMENITIES: telephone, Wireless ADSL capability, Fax, 8 hairdryers, Central heating, Two dishwashers, double oven/stove, Wood oven, Nine satellite TVs (Sky), one with DVD/video, CD player, Microwave, Air conditioning, Gym. Sauna, Ping pong table, 3 Bicycles, Assistance is provided locally by the property's offsite caretaker, who speaks English.
Optional Services: Chef, babysitter, additional maid services, Breakfast, taxi service, cooking classes for pizza and fresh pasta. Masseuse.
Extra: telephone and heat if used
Airports: Florence, 48km/30 miles; Pisa, 90km/56 miles. Railway station at Certaldo, 16km/10 miles. Bus service to Florence from Barberino Val d’Elsa. Motorway exit at Tavarnelle, 12km/7.5 miles from the property along paved roads to the property’s white drive. Parking garage for five cars.
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Nearest village with shops at 1.5 miles
Tennis at Tavarnelle, 5km/3 miles. Horseback riding at Bagnano, 8km/5 miles. More tennis and 18-hole golf at the Castelfalfi country club, 30 minutes. This is a wonderful area for walking and biking. Florence 22, Siena 26, San Gimignano 13, Greve in Chianti 13, Rome 200
TV cable or satellite
cook included or available
maid included or available