Villa La Rosa dates back to the 15th Century and is a truly remarkable and elegant renaissance villa located on the spectacular hills of Florence and just a stone’s throw from the city.
The villa sits at the end of a cypress tree-lined driveway on the southern hills of Florence and immersed in the spectacular countryside that surrounds the famous city. It’s location, just a ten minute drive from the city, yet offering all of the benefits, comfort and beauty of a fine countryside residence, is one of its truly unique points. It is without doubt the closest villa to Florence in terms of villas of its stature.
The layout of Villa La Rosa is typical of aristocratic renaissance villas. It is centred around a paved courtyard, surrounded by formal gardens and set in a productive agricultural landscape. The villa itself measures 1,000 square meters and sleeps up to fourteen guests in seven bedrooms.
Villa La Rosa sits in an eleven hectare park surrounded by a quintessential Tuscan landscape of olive groves and rolling, picturesque hills. A lake lies beyond the olive grove which provides water to the wildlife and the property’s gardens. Given the size of the park, there are a number of appropriate landing sites for guests arriving by helicopter. The villa is surrounded by two beautiful and peaceful gardens. On one side lies the Porcinai Garden which contains the swimming pool, named after the renowned landscape and garden designer Pietro Porcinai. On the other side of the villa lies the Cedar garden, named after the 300 year old Lebanon Cedar that forms the centre point of the garden.
The villa is fully staffed offering guests maximum comfort during their stay. Guests will be well served by the resident housekeeping couple, chef and concierge service that provides around the clock assistance.
Villa La Rosa has 7 double bedrooms each with their own ensuite and comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests.
The ground floor which is adorned with frescoes throughout consists of the grand entrance hall, blue living room, sitting room, a studio, a ballroom which is one of the oldest rooms in the villa, the dining room with seating for up to 20 guests and one bedroom with ensuite.
The first floor includes 5 double bedrooms each with their own ensuite and a double bedroom which is equipped with a kitchenette and its own bathroom.
The whole lower floor maintains its original Fifteenth Century appearance. The fully equipped kitchen is open, spacious, bright and features a traditional Tuscan fireplace and bread oven. Next to the kitchen lies the breakfast room.
Outdoor seating and dining
The villa has a private pool
A concierge service will be on call at all times to provide assistance to guests
Daily Housekeeping: 5 hours per day / 6 days a week
Chef: One meal per day. Ingredients are paid by guest separately
Breakfast: Continental style breakfast prepared daily. Ingredients are paid by guest separately.
Welcome Snacks: On arrival including: local salami and cured meats, crackers and cheese, fresh seasonal fruit, Prosecco and fruit juices.
Bedroom and Bathroom linen change mid-week
11 Jan - 31 Mar
01 Apr - 30 Nov
01 Dec - 15 Dec
16 Dec - 10 Jan
Rates are nightly.
Security Deposit: €10,000 per week for groups of 10 or more, €5,000 per week for groups of 10 or less.
From £4,985 per night
Renaissance villa, historic, seven bedrooms, large grounds, WiFi, swimming pool.
Villa La Rosa is located in the hills of Florence and only a short drive to the city.