IL FORTETO is located only 14 km from Florence, in San Donato in Collina. The extensive property, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards is an ideal place for a relaxing vacation without missing any comfort. The villa is completely equipped with environmental and renewable energy sources with solar-powered electricity production and geothermal-powered heating and air conditioning.
The villa is completely built with the original field stone and has been lovingly restored. In the outer courtyard in front of the dining room there is a barbecue with pizza oven. The Mediterranean garden offers plenty of seating areas and loggias, ideal for outdoor dining or relaxing with a glass of wine.
The swimming pool is large (6x12m and 1,20-2,80m deep) and solarheated from April until October.
Il Forteto is the property on the right side of the picture above. The other house is also a property of the owner of Il Forteto but is not for rent. They stay there in some weekends. Il Forteto is an enchanting Villa in the Chianti valley. This is the right place to enjoy the best quality of life with the supreme wines, homemade olive oils and Fiorentina steak.
This Villa is situated on a hill from where you will be amazed by the surrounding 360 degree views and peaceful scenery. It’s a totally relaxing place, a private escape from the egocentric city and working life. The villa is spread over 3 floors and has 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds (1mx2m) and en-suite bathroom each. In one of the bedrooms in an extra bed is possible (on request), 2 bedrooms with double bed and en-suite bathroom and 1 single room with double bed (1,20 m) and a private bathroom.
Adjacent the Villa there is a dependence with kitchen, 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, each with en suite bathrooms. Perfect for 4 people. In the garden you find a gazebo for dining al fresco or just relaxing.
This is an ecologic property as the electricity is produced by solar cells and heating and air conditioning by geothermic system.
The kitchen is professionally fully equipped. Here you will find a dishwasher, oven, stove, double sink, large fridge, American Coffeemaker and more.
Also located in the villa are a 85 square meter large reception room, several living rooms, also a living room with a small bar on the first floor of the old defense tower, a dining room, breakfast room and a fully equipped kitchen plus an utility room with washer and dryer.
The separate spa area near the villa, equipped with jacuzzi, sauna, gym with treadmill and bicycle ergometer and a cozy bar area is available exclusively for guests of the property (mornings or afternoons by appointment).
With its strategic position just 15 minutes outside Firenze, you will experience the beauty of this city with its rich culture with different museums, antique churches and historic buildings of the renascence art. For example the Uffizzi, Duomo, Piazzale Michelangelo and least but not last the city centre with its top brand shops.