The property BANDINI is a splendid Tuscan Villa from the 17th century in a breathtaking position in the middle of rolling hills with vineyards and olive groves. Its located only 15 km from the city centre of Florence close to a small village with restaurants, stores and a local market.
The Villa is painted all in soft red tones and the old hay barn on its left side is painted in warm yellow colours. (The hay barn is empty). Together with the green and blue tones from the rich nature and the clear sky’s they form a harmonic picture of truly unspoiled Tuscany. The Villa is connected to the pool by an ample terrace with deckchairs, umbrellas and tables.
This terrace is a bit higher than the pool level and gives you a gorgeous view over the pool and a natural lake that is less than 50 meters from the house.
You enter the Villa trough 2 front doors. The left door brings you right in the large kitchen with its massive wooden table and sufficient space for the whole group to have dinner together. The kitchen is brand new with a large double door refrigerator, 4-burner gas stove with a large oven, dishwasher and double sink. You will find a coffeemaker and all necessary plates, glasses and silverware to prepare a full Tuscany meal. The kitchen occupies the whole left part of the ground floor.
The right hand side of the ground floor is divided in two rooms. First you find the TV-Room and behind it the room with the antique open fireplace. In both rooms there is a fold out sleeping couch for 2 persons. The villa has SAT-TV with English news channels, a CD-Stereo system and a laundry room with clothe washer and dryer. There is also a bathroom on the ground floor. Especially the TV-room can be used as a perfect sleeping room for a couple. Villa BANDINI holds groups up to 12 persons comfortably.
The old stone staircase leads up to the first floor with its 4 bedrooms, one in each angel of the Villa. There are two bedrooms with a queen-size double bed and two bed rooms with 2 twins each. The bed rooms have high ceilings and you can admire in all of them the beauty of the traditional way in which roof tops in Tuscany where made 300 years ago. Massive oak trees and hand made cotto tiles called “mezane” form an impressive mosaic that supports the roof.
All bedrooms have large windows with great views in the vineyards which surround the whole property. Chains of soft rolling hills, cypress trees and some independent farmhouses in a distance between the olive trees, that’s all you can see around this very special place. Each bed room has individual Air Condition with remote control.
Villa BANDINI has been completely renovated a year ago and especially the bathrooms have been redone in the best imaginable way. They are completely tiled with exclusive Italian marble in red and white colours. The largest bathroom has a Jacuzzi whirl tub all others have a large shower boxes. All of them have WC, sink and bidet.
The location of Villa Bandini is perfect to explore the whole Chiantishire (Chianti Classico) with its numerous small hill towns and wine factories. Greve, Panzano, Radda or Castellina all these historic villages can be reached in less than 30 minutes. The best what Tuscany has to offer can be found right in your neighbourhood.
The pool is 12 meters large and 6 meters wide an has large steps that lead softly into the water, perfect with small kids who love to sit on these steps and play in the shallow water. There is a full bath room right next to the pool. You will find a sufficient number of sun chairs and umbrellas on the pool.
There is a comfortable courtyard between the villa and the hay barn which is furnished with several tables, a large BBQ area, a Ping-Pong table and a gazebo. This is a splendid place for a breakfast or a dinner all fresco with view over the pool and the lake. Only 10 steps from here and you are in the kitchen. This Villa is very well designed and offers its guests the maximum of comfort, privacy and tranquillity that you can imagine.
You can see the floor plans of this Villa in large scale. Just click on the link (see floor plan) on the bottom line next to the prices.
A wonderful Whirlpool for 4-6 people is expecting the guests of VILLA BANDINI.
Electricity is charged upon consumption (0,30 Cento/KW).