AND HORSE RIDING WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE.
Villa Il Turco, Villa for rent near Florence, Tuscany
Villa Il Turco is an elegant sixteenth-century
country estate which once belonged to a noble family named Rosselli Del
Turco. Thanks to its valuable 18th- and 19th-century antique furnishings
and its proximity to Florence (only 18 km. away), the villa is perfect
for art lovers who wish to relax in a historical environment. Original
frescoes and wooden casement ceilings help to give you the feeling that
you have stepped back into the annals of time.
The aristocratic atmosphere extends throughout both floors of the villa,
as well as to the vast private garden, which is shaded by centuries-old
trees and graced with beautiful views of the family vineyard. Behind the
house, hidden away in absolute privacy, are a spacious terrace and a broad
lawn, where a barbecue and brick oven make evening meals a delight.
Nearby the villa is the private swimming pool (5 m X 10 m). Recently built
for the exclusive use of the villa, it is shaded by oak and olive trees
and affords wonderful views across the valley. There is also a very old
chapel on the grounds which can still be used for religious functions.
Although it enjoys absolute seclusion, the villa is part of an active
farm which produces Chianti wines, olive oil, grappa and honey (all of
which can be purchased). Wine tastings and visits to the cellars can be
arranged on the property.
Ground floor: large eat-in kitchen with fireplace (oven, washing machine,
dishwasher). Formal dining room opening onto the garden, living room (satellite
TV and telephone), bathroom with shower. Second floor (piano nobile):
access by means of interior and exterior staircases into the large sitting
room with fireplace. Living room with piano, library with fireplace, billiard
room, three bedrooms with double bed, two bedrooms with two twin beds
each, two bathrooms with bathtubs.
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