Florence holiday lodging in apartments/bed and breakfast
Residence La Cappella offers bed and breakfast/holiday apartments
in the grounds of a splendid Italian villa just a short distance from
Usually a weeks stay is required, but three-night stays may
be possible off-season. A refurbished chapel sleeps 2 (4 on request),
and there are also two double
have the best of all worlds, with quick access to Florence
quiet of the Tuscan
countryside, and accommodation in a secluded and peaceful setting
on the historic Strozzi-Riccardi estate.
Located at the foot of Settignano hill, in more than 20 hectares of private
land, the villa lies just outside Florence, yet is surrounded
by meadows and olive groves. A pine-lined avenue leads to the house and its
buildings, and there is a large garden equipped with tables, chairs, and deckchairs.
Guests have access to a courtyard adjoining the owners' villa next door, and
there is a glass conservatory for dining, lounging, or table tennis.
The Chapel was built in the 18th century and is restored in neo-classical
style; originally a private chapel for the Strozzi-Riccardi family (as in the
Palazzo Strozzi in central Florence), the one-bedroom accommodation
has recently been carefully restored to its original
state, retaining its original beauty and charm, and is furnished throughout
The interior covers about 50 square metres. There
is a living room with full kitchenette; the double bedroom (queen-size bed)
is located in the chapel's original nave (still decorated with original frescoes),
and there is a bathroom with shower.
The Chapel is independent of the owners' villa next door and has a wonderful
atmosphere - refined, historic and very special. The owners occasionally allow
four people to stay in the chapel, and can provide an additional bed. The amenities
include heating in winter, CD player, and television.
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