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Villa Palagio Montedomini

Tuscany - Dicomano - Florence
Sleeps:10 to 20
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10
Pool: Private

Euros 2700 to 8700 per Week
Available in CDN$
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It is a historic villa of '600 called "The Palace", completely renovated and tastefully furnished. The Villa was built around an existing tower; given the particular location on top of a hill with the horizon open on three sides and a view that sweeps up the plain below, the existing tower was probably used for military purposes as a lookout point in the Middle Ages / Renaissance.

The building, with a total area of 1,305 square meters, is arranged on the three floors, with a square plan, with internal small courtyard,  square-shaped, designed to give light to the interior environments. The basement, with an area of 326 square meters., Is composed by the wineries and the mill, no longer in use. The Villa is surrounded by a wide garden more than 3.000 sqm.

Ten rooms with bathroom, including 8 doubles with an impressive fireplace  and a Swimming pool set in an oasis of greens

The Company Montedomini, located in the Mugello area of Tuscan Apennines, covers an area of about 750 acres, including the municipalities of: Dicomano, Londa and San Godenzo in the province of Florence. The company is composed of a series of properties, among which, a villa with pool and outbuilding of the 600, and forest land within which there are some houses to be restored.

The Business center, consisting of the villa and other buildings is located in the municipality of Dicomano, at an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level and about 50 minutes from the center of Florence and 30 minutes from Mugello International Autodrom.

The Church

In the most downstream of the park there is a small church, used in the past by the owners of the villa. This is a simple construction to make nearly square with dimensions of approximately 6 x 5 meters

Oil Mill
The basement, with an area of 326 square meters is composed of the wineries and the mill, no longer in use. In the past a part of the farm land was cultivated for the production of oil and wine.

Also on the property is the Palagino; The Palagino is a small village consisting of two old buildings of structured forms on different levels, separated by a small square paved with stone. The two buildings have a total area of 510 square meters and have been recently renovated making 4 residential units, autonomous and independent. During the renovation the original features have been retained in buildings, both for the exterior and the interior.
A short distance from the Villa is located a building called "Farm". It is an old farm building, which was formerly used as a residence of the Farmer. It is situated on the two floors and has an area of 260 square meters. The building is renovated and furnished. The Agricultural Storage is a recently built, located about 500 meters from the villa and the other main buildings. The building is on one floor with a surface of about 240 square meters, used for agricultural purposes: as machinery and equipment storage, shelter for animals kept in the farm ...

Historical Notes: the information and notes relating to local history describing the presence, in the fraction of Montedomini, the villa called the "Palace"  is said to be built in the sixteenth century.

Architectural News: By examining the structure of the building is noted that the original part is made up  nearly square with a small courtyard inside. Between the end of 700 and early 800, the building was expanded to the east to build a shed and a stable for horses. The internal current structure  is done by reconstruction in the 80-s, during which were eliminated the parts added to the original structure in the restoration of 900.

 
Outdoor Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool and Fitness Area: Adjacent to the annex is the swimming pool. Made with irregular curve- linear shape , it has dimensions of about 12 by 6 meters, and a total area of about 70 sqm. Min height 3,94 ft - Max 6,56 ft. The pavement around the pool is built in stone and brick; here are placed furniture and outdoor furniture in wrought iron. From the swimming pool, located in the upper part of the park, you can enjoy a fine view of the surrounding hills and valleys. Next to the swimming pool you can find the Fitness Area with a well equipped gym, sauna for 4/6, changing room and a bathroom.

 

Interior

The Ground Floor has an area of about 534 square meters and consists of a major dining room, a kitchen area with original stone work, the library, and some rooms used as living area. In all areas there is a fireplace. All rooms are furnished with contemporary and antique furniture.

First Floor   On the first floor the bedrooms are situated. In total there are ten bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Each room has been furnished with furniture and customized components, so as to make exclusive and unique environment.

Floor Plans of the Villa  (Click on the Room Name below and view the Room)

Heating   Usage will be metered throughout your stay and you will be charged accordingly. Charges must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked to make a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.

Water and Electricity    Please note that most of the properties in our portfolio are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.

 

Internet Connection   Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services.

 

Interior Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Amenities

  • Full Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryers in all bathrooms
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Piano Room
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • much more

Out Door Equipment

  • Pool
  • Barbeque
  • Gym
  • Sauna

Specifications

  • Type of accommodation: Villa
  • Level(s) :4
  • Bedroom(s) :10
  • Bathroom(s) :10
  • Pool Private
  • Covered terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Services

  • Catering
  • Chef at Villa
  • Babysitter

 

Price List
WINTER SEASON LOW SEASON MID-SEASON HIGH SEASON
2015
from Jan 10 to Mar 28
from Oct 24 to Dec 19
from Mar 3 to May 16
from Sept 26 to Oct 24
from Dec 19 to Jan 09
from May 16 to June 20
from Aug 29 to Sept 26
from June 20 to Aug 29
Up to 10 guests € 2.700 € 3.400 ... ...
Up to 14 guests € 3.400 € 4.300 € 5.300 € 6.700
Over 14 guests € 4.400 € 5.600 € 6.900 € 8.700

Deposit: € 1.200
Final cleaning: 250 € up to 10 guests - 300 € up to 14 guests - 350 € over 14 guests
Electricity: 300 kw included in the price, the remainder to be paid according to consumption
Heating: to pay according to consumption

All prices are per room per week
Day of arrival and departure: Saturday - Check-in: from 16.00 to 19.00
Check-out: 10.00 am - in exceptional circumstances and with advanced notice different times can be set up

 

 

Distances

  • 50 km from Florence
  • 130 km from Livorno
  • 30 km from Autod. Mugello
  • 35 km from Outlet Barberino
  • 140 km from Pisa
  • 117 km from Lucca
  • 100 km from Siena

 

Map of the area