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A unique example of an aristocratic fifteenth-century Renaissance manor
Villa Le Rose is a stunningly restored fifteenth-century house which has become one of the most luxurious properties for rent in Florence and Tuscany. Situated in the hills above Florence, Le Rose is a deluxe six-bedroomed villa that offers a bespoke experience filled with indulgence and romance in a classic Renaissance style.
This unique property was a Medici villa commissioned by the Marchese Niccolò Antinori in the fifteenth century. Then in the 1980s, Leonardo and Beatrice Ferragamo bought the villa and made it their own home. After being restored, the villa features lavish and modern amenities to maintain the standard of the world’s leading five star hotels while preserving the original historical features.
Villa Le Rose is the perfect retreat for enjoying tranquility in the midst of the Tuscan hills, while still being conveniently close to the centre of Florence which is five-minute’ drive away. The property lies at the end of an enchanting driveway lined with ancient cypress trees. Guests will then rejoice at the sight of the thirteen-acre park incorporating a small lake that surrounds the villa. The garden features authentic Tuscan elements such as olive trees, lavender, lemon trees, cypresses, traditional terracotta pots, herbs and the scent of jasmine. The evocative name the villa is manifested in the antique rose bushes found in various delicate colors.
The extensive garden not only offers breathtaking landscape views, but also features an elegant oval-shaped swimming pool and an adjacent covered alfresco dining area. The fabulous garden provides an idyllic setting for any moment of the day, from a lovely breakfast, an afternoon tea to a magical candlelight dinner under the stars.
The villa has an area of about 400 sq. m. and it is built over three floors, maintaining the typical layout of aristocrat villas. It is centered around a paved courtyard and the entrance is situated under a charming arched loggia. The ground floor boasts a large living room with frescoed walls, an impressive eighteenth-century ballroom with a grand piano and splendid chandeliers. The sumptuous dining room can seat up to 20 guests. Further, on the same floor there is a mirrored bar and a library equipped with a satellite TV, a DVD player and a lovely collection of sailing-boat models.
The lower floor includes the spacious open-plan kitchen that features a traditional Tuscan fireplace and a bread oven. It is also fully equipped with all the modern amenities such as a dishwasher and it offers plenty of space for food storage.
The sleeping area of the villa comprises six suites spread over two floors. All suites are flooded with warm light and the authentic charm of a historical Florentine home. The finest materials and hand-picked furnishings were thoughtfully selected to create an inviting space that exudes elegance and luxurious comfort. Each room has a private bathroom, air conditioning and telephone.
With its splendid landscape, the authentic aristocratic architecture and sumptuous nobility combined with luxurious modern amenities, Villa Le Rose guarantees a unique deluxe holiday where even guests’ unexpressed desires will be catered to by the wonderful team of staff and concierge service.
There are 6 suites each boasting original furnishings, decorated furnishings and large windows overlooking the renowned and unforgettable Tuscan landscape.
The Baldacchino Suite (44 sq. m, 475 sq. ft.): The suite boasts a king-sized bed with comfortable armchairs and a sofa for seating. The Empire-style furnishings and epic canopy bed make this room the most elegant of all. The en-suite bathroom is decorated from floor to ceiling with frescoes in shades of dark green. The bathtub is beautifully fitted with gold and crystal antique fixtures. The shower is separate from the tub.
The Roses Bedroom (46 sq. m, 497 sq. ft.): A charming junior suite which comprises twin beds put together to make a king-sized bed; a comfortable seating area with two sofas and four very large windows offer fine views of Florence's beautiful rolling hills. There is plenty of wardrobe space in the bedroom and in the powder room. The en-suite bathroom is large and has twin basins, a large marble shower with glass door and separate bathtub. All the bathrooms in the villa meet the highest standards and come complete with Le Rose signature amenities.
The Guest Bedroom (26 sq. m, 280 sq. ft.): A beige and dark-blue room with a king-sized bed. The bathroom has twin basins, a marble shower, separate bathtub and plenty of space. Being a corner suite, this room also boasts views overlooking the cypress-lined drive leading up to the villa.
The Master Suite (49 sq. m, 530 sq. ft.) –otherwise known as the “green suite” due to the wonderful green stone used in the bathroom. This lovely suite has a functioning fireplace and very comfortable seating suitable for afternoon tea or just relaxing. The large bathroom consists of a powder room with dressing table and ample wardrobe space. The bathroom has twin basins, shower and separate tub.
The Oriental Bedroom (36 sq. m, 390 sq. ft.): This is the smallest bedroom but it is still charming and has an en-suite with twin basins, marble shower, separate bathtub and bidet.
The Pink Bedroom (44 sq. m, 475 sq. ft.): This bedroom is connected to the Oriental Bedroom by an adjoining door but it also has its own entrance from the first-floor landing. This large, corner suite has a fireplace and cosy, comfortable seating area. The oversized couch can be turned into a comfortable single bed making this bedroom a triple if necessary.
There is also a room suitable for staff on this floor, complete with en-suite bathroom and mini kitchenette for warming food, tea, bottles, etc.
Villa Le Rose stands on a stunning hill just outside Florence in an area known as Firenze Certosa, named after the nearby monastery La Certosa. The area can be defined as the gateway to the Chianti region, renowned for its wine groves and breathtaking landscapes.
The villa is ideally positioned for visiting local places of interest. A stone's throw away from the centre of Florence it is also well placed for day excursions to Siena, Lucca and Pisa.
Florence: 7 km (4.4 miles)Siena: 62 km (39 miles)Lucca: 82 km (52 miles)Florence Airport: 18 km (11.4 miles)Pisa Airport: 88 km (55.4 miles)Rome: 292 km (183 miles)Venice: 266 km (167 miles)
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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