Villa Forte

Sleeps: 12 - 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8
Sleeps: 12 - 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Early Bird Offer! Book by 31st of Jan for:

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

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Originally a 13th-14th century fort, this restored holiday villa in Tuscany in the Valdarno valley now provides a luxury, eco-friendly retreat or venue for up to 16 guests.

Divided into two properties, the estate is tastefully decorated with a blend of modern and traditional features, with period furnishings throughout. The main villa includes six sizeable bedrooms with en suite baths, some with private lounges, a gorgeous modern kitchen, and multiple dining and lounge spaces to gather the group. Guests can enjoy access to a fitness room with a sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as a spacious living area that’s easily convertible for conferences.

The annex consists of two additional bedrooms, and is warmly inviting with its wood burning porcelain stove and cozy living room.

Surrounded by olive plantations, vineyards, and forests, the estate grounds are prefect for entertaining, with a BBQ and pizza oven, large patio and pergola with valley views, and a sparkling pool.

While in a peaceful rural location, the villa is just 14km from the cultural centre of Florence. Be sure to stop by La Bottega in nearby San Donato in Collina for local delicacies – from delicious cured meats and regional wine, to house made focacci. 

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The tower’s ground floor hosts a tasting room for wine, cheese, honey, and olive oil
  • The electricity is powered by solar energy; the heating and cooling generated by geothermal energy
  • This villa in Tuscany is steeped in history, with many period features including a fresco dating back to the 1850s

What you should know…

  • Access to the spa and fitness center is at an extra weekly cost
  • A car hire is recommended to best explore the region
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con All Bedrooms En-Suite

Main Villa (12 beds)
- Two bedrooms with double beds or two single beds (width 100 cm each), each with private bathrooms.
- Two bedrooms with king size and private bathrooms
- Triple bedroom with bathroom
- Single room (width 120 cm) with own bathroom a lobby (85 m²) with piano, also usable for conferences
- Two parlours
- Breakfast room
- Dining room
- Lounge with minibar, on the first floor of the tower.
- Kitchen with ceramic induction, refrigerator and freezer, baking oven, microwave and coffee machine.
- Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
- Private swimming pool
- Fitness Room with Jacuzzi, sauna and bar at additional cost.
- Refreshment of air produced by geothermal energy. That means that the air will be refreshed circa 10-12 degrees lower than the outside temperature. A healthy refreshed air. (If the temperature outside is 30 degree we will have in the house circa 19-20 degree).

Annex (4 beds)
- Bedroom with double bed (king size) and own bathroom.
- Bedroom with double bed or twin bed and own bathroom.
- Additional room and kitchen.

Outdoor Area
- Outside there is a pergola, patio and pizza oven / barbecue grill. Guest can enjoy relaxed alfresco dinning. There is a large swimming pool 12 x6 m in length and 1.20 m to 2.80 m depth. The water in the swimming pool is heated by an ecological water conduit system, positioned under sun light stones.
- Private parking space.
- Barbecue

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Forte
Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting
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In the heart of a large rural estate, Villa Forte is set in a delightful, relaxing and untouched corner of Tuscany on the Val d’Arno hills, only 14 km from Florence in the direction of Arezzo. The villa is located near San Donato in Collina and is within close distance to the cities of Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa, Assisi and Urbino.

All of the electric energy is generated by solar power. The air conditioning, heating and cooling systems are generated by geothermal energy.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens Cot(s)

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Cooking at the villas, cooking lessons, horse riding tour, private guide in florence or region (at extra cost)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

- There is a welcome basket with everything needed for a first breakfast in addition to wine, regional olive oi and cheese.
- Greeting on arrival and help settling into the property.
- Catering: A cook is available for €150 + IVA 21% (plus the costs of the shopping) per evening. The cook comes at 5 pm to prepare dinner and serves through dessert.

Services upon request at additional cost:
- For an hour more cleaning: 23 euro per hour.
- Extra towels or bed linens (regular changing is done on Wednesday and Saturday): single bed change: 5.60 euro, double bed: 10.00 euro, pool towel: 2.05 euro, small towel (bidet): 0.52 euro, medium (face): 0.64 euro, and shower: 1.35 euro.
- Baby bed.
- Child seat.
- Pick up from the airport.
- Pick up from the station.
- Guide to Florence.

Tours
The owners can organize a private guide to accompany guests in the streets of
Florence. Below are different tour proposals but the guide is very happy to tailor any tour to individual desires.

Tour 1 :
A classical tour suggested for first time visitors that crosses all the main monuments, 3 hours long. The religious heart, including the Duomo, the Baptistery, Giotto's bell tower and Brunelleschi's Dome, is first. The medieval quarters with the house-towers is second. Finally, the political heart with the city hall, palazzo vecchio, signoria Square and the famous old bridge completes the tour.

Tour 2:
This is a 2 hour private walking tour starting from the 'Duomo' area, the religious heart of the city, and progressing through the tiny and narrow streets of the medieval quarters. Guests will see the highlights of Florence, the Signoria Square, the old bridge, and St. Croce until they reach the 'Oltrarno' where artisans still work at keeping ancient traditions alive.

Tour 3:
This is a full-day tour of six hours. It starts with a visit to one of the most important museums with the original Michelangelo masterpiece the David Statue. The guide will help guests skip the huge waiting lines. After the museum, the walking tour moves into the religious heart of the city, where guests will see the baptistery, the cathedral (Duomo), Giotto's bell tower and Brunelleschi's Dome. After a break for lunch, the tour moves to the political heart of the city: Signoria square, old bridge and the inside of the most beautiful church of Florence, Santa Croce. It has Giotto's 16th century frescoes and Michelangelo's, Galileo's, and Machiavelli's tombs.

Tour 4:
This is a 3 hour evening day tour for curious children. Summer is very hot in Florence, so guests will enjoy the breeze of the evening with an accurate tour of the secrets and legends in this ancient town. The Roman town, the towers, and the hidden narrow streets are especially exciting for children that get bored of seeing monuments or for adults that want variety. This is a unique experience to see Florence from an unexpected point of view. The last stop is always for the best gelato in Florence. The cost is 50 euro per hour.

Everyday costs for food services - 7 days
-BREAKFAST: Euro 15 per person per day.
                        Cost per person for the whole week: 7x Euro 15= Euro 105 
 
-LUNCH/DINNER: (N.B. during the week guests can select some fish menu as well as some vegetarian/meat menu)
MEAT/VEGETARIAN CHOICE: includes a starter, a first course, a main course and a dessert (red wine and coffee included)
- Up to 11 people: 1 chef is required: Euro 30 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 30= Euro 210
- From 12 people on: 1 chef and 1 waiter are required: Euro 40 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 40= Euro 280

FISH CHOICE: includes a starter (with meat and fish selection), a first course, a main course and a dessert (white wine and coffee included)
- Up to 11 people: 1 chef is required: Euro 40 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 40= Euro 280
- From 12 people on: 1 chef and 1 waiter are required: Euro 50 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 50= Euro 350

VEGAN CHOICE: includes a starter, a first course, a main course and a dessert (red/white wine and coffee included)
- Up to 11 people: 1 ASSO VEGAN CHEF is required: Euro 50 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 50= Euro 350
- From 12 people on: 1 ASSO VEGAN CHEF and 1 waiter are required: Euro 60 per person per service (lunch or dinner)
- Cost per person for the whole week (for one service lunch or dinner): 7x Euro 60= Euro 420

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

The spa and fitness center: is an additional cost of €1000 per week, plus €100 for final clean. This must be requested at the time of booking.
Swimming Pool: Chloro Pool, the pool is not heated
Cool air produced by geothermal energy: The villa is cooled to a 22 degrees (this is not air conditioning)
Allergies: Please info the owner if you have any allergies at the time of booking and they will then prepare for your arrival.
Daily Cleaning: Priority is given to the Kitchen and any spare time is spent cleaning the bedrooms. If you wish extra cleaning hours at an additional cost are available.
Pool dimentions:
Length of 12 m and a width of 6 m. Its depth is 1.20 m to 2.80 m.

Security deposit €1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs included? Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? €400 per week for up to 11 guests. An extra €100 is required if over 11 guests are staying.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - April 7th 2018 - £4,033.28 £8,066.56
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - £4,537.43 £9,074.87
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £10,083.20
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - £4,537.43 £9,074.87
October 27th 2018 - April 5th 2019 - £4,033.28 £8,066.56
April 5th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - £4,033.28 £8,066.56

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - April 7th 2018 - £3,629.95 £7,259.89
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - £4,083.69 £8,167.39
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £9,074.87
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - £4,083.69 £8,167.39
October 27th 2018 - April 5th 2019 - £3,629.95 £7,259.89
April 5th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - £3,629.95 £7,259.89

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - April 7th 2018 - €4,421.04 €8,842.10
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - €4,973.68 €9,947.36
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €11,052.62
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - €4,973.68 €9,947.36
October 27th 2018 - April 5th 2019 - €4,421.04 €8,842.10
April 5th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - €4,421.04 €8,842.10

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - April 7th 2018 - €3,978.94 €7,957.88
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - €4,476.30 €8,952.62
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €9,947.36
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - €4,476.30 €8,952.62
October 27th 2018 - April 5th 2019 - €3,978.94 €7,957.88
April 5th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - €3,978.94 €7,957.88

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - April 7th 2018 - $5,210.58 $10,421.17
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - $5,861.90 $11,723.82
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $13,026.46
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - $5,861.90 $11,723.82
October 27th 2018 - April 5th 2019 - $5,210.58 $10,421.17
April 5th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - $5,210.58 $10,421.17

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - April 7th 2018 - $4,689.53 $9,379.05
April 7th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - $5,275.71 $10,551.43
June 23rd 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $11,723.82
September 1st 2018 - October 27th 2018 - $5,275.71 $10,551.43
October 27th 2018 - April 5th 2019 - $4,689.53 $9,379.05
April 5th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - $4,689.53 $9,379.05

The Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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