Twins 2 Doubles 7 Bathrooms 8 Guest bathrooms 1
Built combined with a tower from 1200, Villa Isabella together with the whole estate belonged over the centuries to several Fiorentine families, such as Pitti and the Medici. Towards the middle of 1500, the current main building was rebuilt and expanded on the ruins of the ancient castle (of which today only the tower remained). During the nineteenth century, the English landscape architect Cecil Pincent, transformed the romantic nineteenth century park into a rational garden, inspired by the fashion of those years.
Situated a few kilometers from Bagno a Ripoli (8kilometers/5miles), 12kilometers/8miles from Florence, in the area of Chianti classic, Isabella is a historical residence consisting of the villa, the tower, a romantic park and a French garden with a large infinity pool with views of the lovely Chianti hills.
Thanks to its privileged position, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, the villa is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday, immersed in the tranquility of the countryside, but yet close enough to Florence to easily go there, even for only half a day.
The villa is built on three levels; the second and third floors host the bedrooms, from a classic to a rigorous style, very spacious, some of them very large and with a wonderful view of the Tuscan hills and Florence. Some bedrooms overlook the beautiful garden. The furnishing is made of traditional Tuscan furniture in total simplicity and the bathrooms are well maintained, dating from the era between the 60s and 80s.
The ground floor houses an impressive living room with a high wooden ceiling, once called ballroom. The other rooms on the ground floor are a series of halls and parlors, some of which are equipped with large French windows that open onto the garden terrace.
What can be organized for the guests of Isabella: some unforgettable experiences such as cooking classes, dinners with chefs combined with lovely music, guided visits to museums and sightseeing in Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca, excursions to 5 Terre, cycling in the vineyards and the Chianti hills, oil, wine and cheese tasting combined with wine tours, painting lessons in the park of the castle, yoga lessons around the pool, private classical concerts, dinners and theme nights, transfers to and from the airport or train station in Florence. This historical home, due to its characteristics, is the ideal place to host private events and weddings and to live unforgettable moments.
villa sleeps 14
main entrance, hallway, living room (white) with fireplace, small TV and doors opening to outdoor garden, second living room (yellow) with fireplace and spacious dining room with table for at least 16 people and piano. 1 step up; fully equipped kitchen with double sink and cooking island, dining table seats 6 people, dining area with table for 10/12 people with view on courtyard, small living room (pink) with fireplace and direct access to the garden, guest bathroom with shower cabin.
27 steps up;
bedroom 1: double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with living area, fireplace and en suite bathroom with shower cabin (small). This bedroom has a door connected to:
bedroom 2: double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with fireplace and en suite bathroom with bath tub (+ hand held shower).
bedroom 3: twin bedroom (not convertible into a double) with sink in the bedroom and en suite bathroom with bath tub (small + hand held shower).
17 steps up hidden entrance behind library; spacious living room of 50 sqm (pink) with fireplace.
bedroom 4: master double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with fireplace and spacious en suite bathroom with double sink, bath tub (+ hand held shower), shower cabin and view.
bedroom 5: double bedroom (Lyz Taylor, not convertible into a twin) with fireplace and en suite bathroom with bath tub.
6 steps up; room with two sofas and a library with a French window leading to the covered terrace. This room is usually closed but can be opened on request. Outdoor covered terrace with view of the garden and Tuscany landscape.
bedroom 6: double bedroom (convertible into a twin) with fireplace.
bedroom 7: double bedroom (convertible into a twin) with fireplace.
1 small bathroom with bath tub (+ hand held shower).
9 steps up; small living area with fireplace and sofa.
bedroom 8: twin bedroom (children’s room, not convertible into a double) with and en suite bathroom with double sink, bath tub (+ hand held shower) and shower cabin.
third floor (tower)
23 steps up;
bedroom 9: double bedroom (not convertible into a twin) with en suite bathroom and spacious shower cabin.
fenced in garden and park of 1 hectare, lower level 19 steps down: vegetable garden, fruit trees and swimming pool, changing rooms, outdoor shower, two furnished gazebos and play house for children. Around the property olive groves and vineyards.
supermarket 3km/2,5miles, golf course Ugolino 5,4km/3mile, nearest restaurant 7km/2miles, tennis court 10km/6miles. Guided tours in Florence, bicycle outing in town and in Florentine hillside, guided museum tours, wine and food tours, tour of Florentine artisan and art workshops.
the owners live on the grounds in a separate part of the property, privacy guaranteed. All fireplaces are used as decoration only. Non smoking villa, no pets allowed.
Although the property features 9 bedrooms, it can accommodate comfortably up to 14 guests including children and infants.
- air conditioning/AC
- mosquito nets
- wi fi internet connection
- satellite TV
- flat screen TV
- Sky TV
- cd player
- dvd player
- fully equipped kitchen
- washing machine
- play area for children
- swimming pool
- outdoor showers
- private patio
- alfresco dining
- outdoor furniture
- lounge area
- parking area
- vegetable garden
- aromatic garden
- swimming pool (11X12mts, depth: 1,5mts)
- air conditioning in all the bedrooms
- private (4 covered/ 7 uncovered) parking area
From - To EUR USD * GBP ** Sept 28, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 13,200.00 14,450.00 11,500.00 Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020 17,600.00 19,250.00 15,350.00 Jan 4, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021 20,000.00 21,900.00 17,450.00 Security deposit 1000.00 1,092.89 870.12
* For an indication of the weekly price in US Dollars please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 1.09289 USD
** For an indication of the weekly price in GBP please have a look to this reference rate: 1 EUR = 0.870116 GBP
Concierge service, daily continental breakfast preparation (from 8:30 am to 10:00 am – including shopping and food, preparation of the buffet and cleaning up after breakfast), daily maid service 2 hours (from 10am to noon), change of linen and towels on Saturday, final cleaning on Saturday, air conditioning.
extra maid service 30 Euro per hour, baby sitter 30 Euro per hour, city tax 2,5 Euro per person per night (children under 14 do not pay), heating, laundry service 30 Euro per wash (including washing, drying and ironing), extra change of linen and towels (including pool towels) 35 Euro per bedroom, cooking classes 85 Euro per person (food and wine included).
San Polo in Chianti 4km/2,5miles, Bagno a Ripoli 8km/5miles, Grassina 8km/5miles, Florence 12km/7,5miles, Greve in Chianti 16km/10miles, San Gimignano 58km/36miles, Siena 70km/43miles, Lucca 100km/62miles, Pisa 104km/65miles.
airports and trains
airports: Florence 15km/9miles, Pisa 100km/62miles, Rome Fiumicino 300km/186miles.
trains: Florence 12km/7,5miles.
The location indicated on the map is purely indicative.