The villa at the beginning of the 18th Century was the summer residence of an Italian Bishop. Its location near the Reno River, between the medieval city of Pistoia and the Apennines, and the historical background of this property makes it a very special holiday destination.
On the ground floor, when you enter the villa you’ll find an entrance hall, the spacious kitchen, a dining room for 16 people and a large living room with a spectacular fireplace and TV and SMART TV with digital decoder and a toilet
In the 2000 sqm of fenced in garden, in front of the villa, there is the large swimming pool 10x5 (1.20 to 1.40m deep) with Roman steps. It is heated with heat pump and the water temperature is usually between 26 and 28 ° Celsius (depending on weather). The surface of the pool will be closed automatically at night which helps to store the heat overnight.
The ground floor leads also to the fitness center with sauna for 4 people, a large Jacuzzi for 7 people and changing rooms for the swimming pool outside.
From the entrance of the villa there is a natural stone staircase leading up to the first floor. There you’ll find a studio with bunk beds and three double bedrooms, which are all equipped with private en suite bathrooms. Another staircase leads up to the attic. Here there are two more bedrooms, both with private bathrooms, and a large living room with pool table. Upon request, it is possible to add an extra double bed
The Florence airport is only 40 minutes by car from the villa; instead the airports of Pisa and Bologna are distant 50-60 minutes. The strategic location of Villa La Signora between Pistoia, Florence and Lucca (approximately 20 minutes) provides an ideal base for day trips to explore Tuscany. There is also an hourly bus service to the station of Pistoia. The bus stop is just outside the villa's entrance gate. Trains to Florence and the beaches of Viareggio exit Pistoia every 30 minutes.
In Pistoia, with its vibrant town center you will find many excellent restaurants and 2 times a week an interesting local market. The area surrounding the villa offers many recreational opportunities: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing and fishing, cultural and leisure activities, e.g. Music and folklore festivals, gastronomic events and shows from the Middle Ages. Shops (shops, supermarkets), banks with ATM, post office, pharmacy and a hospital are within easily reachable.
Just 100 meters from Villa La Signora there is a typical restaurant where you can enjoy special local dishes. While having your meal you can enjoy the antique structure of the restaurant with beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, vaulted arches and an ancient fireplace. It’s also possible to sit outside if you prefer to enjoy the nature. There is also a bar area where you can stay and have a drink.