This exclusive five star villa is just an easy 10 minute drive, taxi journey or ride on the villas free shuttle service to the city centre. This villa provides that touch of luxury you are looking for and is a great choice for a romantic and memorable getaway. This establishment really is top notch. It has a first class restaurant, beautiful gardens and a welcoming library with a roaring fire in the colder months. Free parking is also available to guests, as is complimentary newspapers and free lobby WiFi. The 24 hour reception can help you organise anything, from city tours to theatre reservations and laundry services to medical services. There is also a night porter services, a lobby PC for guest use, a luggage room, express check in/out, a reading room and a 34 hour concierge.
In addition, this villa also provides excellent business facilities with a variety of meeting and conference rooms, audio/visual equipment and translation services. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and fitness suite.
All the sumptuous guest rooms feature room services, air conditioning, a bathrobe, slippers and complimentary toiletries in the en suite bathroom complete with a whirlpool or Jacuzzi bath, complimentary mineral water, interconnecting rooms for larger groups and families, a work desk with free internet access, a safe with notebook plug, a telephone and TV, a hairdryer, a mini bar, pay per view TV services and a sewing kit.
Our top picks in the local area
The Institute and Museum of Science exhibits a whole host of interactive displays dedicated to the world of discoveries and has a very interesting section devoted to Galileo Galilei.
Dreamy and romantic couples can indulge themselves in a touch of luxury at the natural hot spa and springs in the lovely town of Montecatini located between Florence and Pisa. Take the chance to soak your cares away in the salty thermal swimming pool at the Tamerici Resort, or dip and disappear into a healing and therapeutic mud baths at the Grocco Spas
The Laurentain Library is an often overlooked and well kept secret in the heart of Florence. The library was designed by the great Michelanagelo. The neat and well maintained order of this special place is a real experience for any culture vulture and the grand staircase is a real sight to behold.
Andreini is a great workshop and gallery which produces eye wateringly good sculptures, statues and ceramic of the type you see adorning high class, classic and expensive gardens. If you want a fine copy of David or Venus then this is the place to head to, but just remember to bring very, very deep pockets.
For eating out
Caffe Coquinarius is a romantic cafe bar which serves divine traditional food. That said, it is always packed and without a reservation you have to arrive early to bag a table. The portions are surprisingly large, so share and appetiser and leave room for one of their lovely puddings.
Tenax is a jumping hip club which is a favourite amongst the young, trendy set. It is also always very busy, especially on live concert nights when it showcases the best local talent.