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Villa Torre di Colonne Historic House, (XI - XV C) genuine italian hospitality

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Located on the hills beetween Florence and Fiesole ; WiFi, Parking .

The Villa is a portion of the Historical complex called Torre di Colonne dated from XI to XV Century, protected by the Italian Landmark Preservation Ministry.

The Villa has been renovated in the last 4 years and consists of 2 double bedrooms, a living room with direct access to the wide and panoramic terrace, a comfortable and well equipped Kitchen, 2 bathrooms with shower.

In the living is also available a sofabed for 2 added persons.

The Villa is on 2 levels with few inside steps.

WIFI free available in the Villa

Car is necessary, private parking available in the property.

The Villa is strategically located to visit Florence, Fiesole and all the most well known destination in Tuscany and the amazing Chianti Rufina vineyards and the hills covered bt countless olive trees.

Beautiful and interestig trails are available from the house door for walking and cicling lovers

The owner, Alba, lives in the other portion of the Villa and is glad to help you with maps and informations and to book museum tickets

From the porch you can enjoy a breezy weather in the summer while just few minutes from the summer heat of the city.

There is central heater system and a typical wood burning stove to create a warm and cozy environment in the winter.

The classic Italian decor makes the stay comfortable and you can enjoi and share the real local way of living..

Good Tuscan flavour Restaurants and Pizzeria are available close to the Villa ( 1 to 3 kms)

More Details

Alba Quarantotto
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Alba Quarantotto

I am a retired Teacher with 2 married doughters and 5 granchildren. Some live in Florence city center some in Sicily. I like reading, gardening and host my Guest

Alba Quarantotto purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Alba Quarantotto chose Pontassieve

I bougth this property with my husband Piero since we felt in love with this ancient house and its surroundings. The view, the stone house and the fresh air in summer.

What makes this cottage unique

The view is unique , and the house is cool in summer (Florence can be very hot indeed) and cozy in winter


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pontassieve in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Pulizia finale Euro 40,00 per 2 persone; Euro 50,00 per 3/5 persone
  • Riscaldamento non incluso: Euro 5,00 per metro cubo a consumo
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is garden level . A cot available complimentary
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be set as double, same level of livingroom ,
  • The Garden level Double Bedroom has a queen size bed (160 x 195), wardrobe ,2 bedsides , The bedroom has a windows. Bedlinen provided A complimentary cot can be added The second Double or Twin Bedroom is located at upper level A flight step (only 10 steps) takes you to this bedroom (also reachable with direct entrance from the upper panoramic Terrace) The Bedroom can be set as double (160 x 195) or as a Twin (2 single beds (80 x 195) side beds, wardrobe. The window is at roof Bedlinen provided The 2nd bathroom is located aside this room The Garden level Bathroom is located aside the bedroom
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
The Villa Torre di Colonne is sourrounded by a private garden, shared with the owner. A portion of this garden, in front of the Kitchen is private for Guest , as the wide panoramic upper Terrace. In your garden you will find garden table and chairs., Sun umbrella and longchairs A common laundry area is available in garage. fully equipped Private Parking area is available complimentary.


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Villa Torre di Colonne Historic House, (XI - XV C) genuine italian hospitality
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Excellent property in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Villa Torre di Colonne is in a very pretty position with easy access to Florence but in a quiet place. The property was very clean and comfortable, run by a lovely Italian lady, who was very helpful, recommending places to see and very good local restaurants. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Irene Thank you for the nice review I am happy you enjoied your stay and hooe to see you back A big hug to the little Mia Dearest regards Alba
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Una vacanza last minute e una gran bella sorpresa

  • 5 of 5

Siamo partiti prenotando all'uktimo minuto

E siamo stati fortunati e felici

Alba ci ha accolti con un sirriso e cise buone da mangiare per la nostra orima colazione di Pasqua

Letti comodi e casa pulita

Passeggiate e visita a Fiesole

Abbiamo avuto tanto sole e susmo stati in completo relax in giardino con vista

Solo 3 giorni ma torneremo

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi è stata una bella Pasqua anche per me Spero vivamente di vedervi tornare Cari saluti Alba
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My stay in Fiesole was wonderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sra. Alba tutto perfetto, grazie per la vostra gentilezza. la vostra casa è accogliente. abbracci

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr gepflegte Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schöne Ferienwohnung, in welcher es an nichts fehlt.

Die Austattung von Küche und Bad sind vorbildlich und sehr sauber.Wohltuend sind die beschattenden Freisitze und die Lage

abseits des Trubels von Florenz. Leicht zu finden,gleich neben der Straße.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sehr vielen Dank für Ihr mit uns und für einen Beitrag . Wir hoffen, in der Zukunft zu sehen. Beste Wünsche Alba
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un merveilleux sejour

  • 5 of 5

Chere Alba,

j' ai passè avec ma famille un magnifique sejour chez vous, nous étions tous tres silencieux en voiture sur le chemin du retour, à l' idee de rejoindre la ville apres ces journées de pleine liberté, de silence ( un luxe aujourd' hui) de confort et de relax. J' aime tellement l iItalie et je crois que dans votre coin de paradis il y a tout ce qu'on aime de ce fantastique pays. A bientot , merci encore de votre gentillesse et chaleureux acceuil.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cher Martine , quel plaisir de lire votre avis . Merci pour votre visite et vous regardez à l'automne pour la nouvelle huile . Un baiser affectueux aux enfants. Alba
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An amazing italian experience! Love it

  • 5 of 5

Dear Alba, and Claudia and Ilaria and all amazing and welcoming Quarantotto Family!

It was a pleasure to spend 2 weeks with you.

And thanks again for including us in your beautiful Family and for all the informations, hints and good reccomendations

The House is well equipped with all you need for a very comfortable holiday.

And we thank God for staying on the hills and enjoi the cooler temperature in the nights

Arrivedrci, see you again

Diana, Albert, Matthias, Guya

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vetta alle Croci
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Borgo San Lorenzo
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A1 Roma Milano Firenze Sud exit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Torre al Sasso
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Versilia Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

GPS coordinates are: Latitude: 43860208 Longitude 11355739


on Google Maps search Pontassieve Via alle Croci 8/b

or on your Tomtom look for Pontassieve Strada Provinciale Molin del Piano (SP 84) we are at Km 10 .

We will be glad to email you more detailed directions when you confirm the reservation

From North (Milano or Venice) A1 Motorway direction Firenze exit Barberino del Mugello and follow indication to San Piero a Sieci.Take the road SS2 called Faentina. When you reach the place Vetta alle Croci turn left and drive on the road SP84 to Santa Brigida - Molin del Piano. After 2 Kms ( milestone indicating KM 10) you will see the medieval complex Torre di Colonne. enter the white road and park the car.

From South ( Naples or Rome ) Motorway A1 direction Firenze, exit Firenze Sud and follow the road without any turn. At the end of the road turn right on the road SS 67 - Aretina - direction Pontassieve ( no enter in Ellera stay on the main road). When you reach the village of Le Sieci turn left at the crosslight taking the SP 84 in direction Molin del Piano - Santa Brigidain direction OLMO. We are at Km 10 km. You will see on your right the medieval complex of Villa Torre di Colonne. Enter the white road where is the milestone 10 ....and park the cra at the parking lot.

From Florence City Center: Piazza delle Cure, take via Faentina road direction Borgo San Lorenzo. Follow the road, in direction Olmo. Take the first on the right and pass the intersection following toward Molin del Piano- Santa Brigida. Follow the road SP 84 for the 2 Kms you will see on your left the tower of the villa , enter the white road where is the milestone indicating KM 10 . Take the white road and park the car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Pontassieve, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Summer "al fresco"
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Sweet September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £8.76

Nightly or weekly price include:accommodation, .Free WiFi and parking
heating is payied on consumption, Euro 5 per cubic meter; cash on site
Weekly or final stay cleaning Euro 40,00 for 2 Guests , Euro 50,00 up to 5 cash on site
Montly stay means a full month.Weekly cleaning mandatory E 40 or 50, cash on site includes 3 hours cleaning and change of bedlinen and bath towels

Monthly rate doesnt include utilities .They will be payed on consumption based at official price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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