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Villa to rent in Tuscany, Italy - Villa Il Portico, close to Florence
ITALY VILLAS - VILLA IL PORTICO,
LARGE COUNTRY VILLA CLOSE TO FLORENCE, TUSCANY
This large holiday rental property (sleeps 10), originally a farmhouse owned
by the Medici family, and dating back to the early fifteenth century, lies 20
km south-west of Florence, and 3 km from San Casciano, between Florence and
Surrounded by well-kept and ample private furnished garden space, and with a
17 x 7 metre swimming pool, Villa Il Portico is composed of two stone buildings
from the 15th century. One of these has been beautifully restored with a careful
eye to maintaining the authenticity of typical Tuscan architecture, with wood-beamed
ceilings, cotto floors and whitewashed walls, whilst at the same time adding
the most modern amenities.
The villa is reached by own 800 metre 'white road' that leads up to the villa
and no further; this type of road is typical of the Chianti region. The other
stone building was a barn, now empty, but the owner has plans to restore the
interior at some time in the future.
Villa Il Portico sits in a hilltop setting that has a dominating position over
the surround vineyards and countryside of the Chianti Classico district.
The house itself is surrounded by 7 acres of fenced land (with many olive groves)
inviting guests to country walks in the hills. Under an archway, there is a
glass table perfect for dining al fresco.
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