Villa Forte

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Sleeps: 12 - 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool All Bedrooms En-Suite

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 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 BBQ 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

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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.

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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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

 

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

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 payable in cash, upon arrival
Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
End of stay cleaning included? €400 per week for up to 11 guests (extra €100 is required for more guests)
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Other Ts and Cs SPA & fitness center: additional cost of €1000 per week, plus €100 for final clean (on request)

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 £4,464 £5,431 £6,399 £8,927
Oct 26th 2019 - Apr 3rd 2020 £3,968 £4,828 £5,688 £7,935
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £3,968 £4,828 £5,688 £7,935
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £4,464 £5,431 £6,399 £8,927
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £9,919
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £4,464 £5,431 £6,399 £8,927
Oct 24th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 £3,968 £4,828 £5,688 £7,935

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 £4,017 £4,888 £5,759 £8,034
Oct 26th 2019 - Apr 3rd 2020 £3,571 £4,345 £5,119 £7,142
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 £3,571 £4,345 £5,119 £7,142
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £4,017 £4,888 £5,759 £8,034
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - £8,927
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £4,017 £4,888 £5,759 £8,034
Oct 24th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 £3,571 £4,345 £5,119 £7,142

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 €4,838 €5,805 €6,773 €9,675
Oct 26th 2019 - Apr 3rd 2020 €4,300 €5,160 €6,020 €8,600
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €4,300 €5,160 €6,020 €8,600
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €4,838 €5,805 €6,773 €9,675
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €10,750
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €4,838 €5,805 €6,773 €9,675
Oct 24th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 €4,300 €5,160 €6,020 €8,600

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 €4,354 €5,225 €6,096 €8,708
Oct 26th 2019 - Apr 3rd 2020 €3,870 €4,644 €5,418 €7,740
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 €3,870 €4,644 €5,418 €7,740
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €4,354 €5,225 €6,096 €8,708
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - €9,675
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €4,354 €5,225 €6,096 €8,708
Oct 24th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 €3,870 €4,644 €5,418 €7,740

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 $5,330 $6,297 $7,265 $10,659
Oct 26th 2019 - Apr 3rd 2020 $4,738 $5,598 $6,458 $9,475
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $4,738 $5,598 $6,458 $9,475
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $5,330 $6,297 $7,265 $10,659
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $11,844
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $5,330 $6,297 $7,265 $10,659
Oct 24th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 $4,738 $5,598 $6,458 $9,475

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 $4,797 $5,668 $6,539 $9,594
Oct 26th 2019 - Apr 3rd 2020 $4,264 $5,038 $5,812 $8,528
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 4th 2020 $4,264 $5,038 $5,812 $8,528
Apr 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $4,797 $5,668 $6,539 $9,594
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - $10,659
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $4,797 $5,668 $6,539 $9,594
Oct 24th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021 $4,264 $5,038 $5,812 $8,528

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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