Just 14 kilometres from Florence, stone has rubbed shoulders with olive groves for more than 8 centuries. An ancient renovated fortress, Villa Del Dongo quietly watches over the Val de L’Arno where green hills stretch as far as the eye can see. This is the Tuscany of the paintings of Raphaël, Botticelli and Leonardo. Never again the great città of the arts as seemed so close yet so far away at the same time.Learn more
The magic of the place is fully experienced once you step through the gates. The house looms, and the main building is flanked by a square, 2-storey tower, with a recently constructed 3-part annex to the side. White stone and red tile make for a little piece of Provence in Italy. After all, countryside translates into every language without any particular geographic roots or ties. Like Venise de Reggiani said, it’s simply “the place where you are happy.” The best moments are shared in open air—on the small garden pathway, at the edge of the infinity pool or under the terrace pergola by the barbecue and pizza oven.
The villa itself seems to open up completely to the outdoors. The large half-moon windows by the spa/sauna and dining room capture light inside, and in the other rooms, high ceilings open up the space even more. The air is never stuffy and even the décor gives the impression of lightness. The sombreness of old stone is balanced by subtle touches of modernity. From the impressive reception room decorated with tapestries and a piano, it’s just a few steps to the perfectly equipped kitchen.
Four double bedrooms, 1 single and 1 triple are spread over several floors and the 3 sides of the villa. Each one is spacious, tastefully furnished and equipped with a private bathroom, almost always with a bath and shower. Two bedrooms, those on the ground floor and tower, have their own private lounge.
For cultural expeditions to the land of the Renaissance, Villa Del Dongo remains the best remedy for stress, routine and other afflictions of Stendhal.
This property has the following amenities. Please note that your concierge will be able to answer any other need you might have.
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