"Cerbiatto n°5A", 2-room apartment 35 m2 on 2 levels, on the ground floor. Comfortable and wooden furniture furnishings: living/dining room with satellite TV. Kitchenette (4 hot plates). On the lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower/bidet/WC. Small patio. Terrace furniture. Please note: The shower has not shower-try.
LA SELVA Giardino del Belvedere is a large stone farmhouse with private pool near Florence. Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 7 Barthrooms: 6 Nearest village: Montegonzi (1 Km - 0.6 miles) Swimming pool: private 12 x 6 mt - 39 x 19 feet (salt water) Property features/services: Welcome dinner, Wi-Fi, near town, sat TV, 2 washing machines, 2 dishwasher machines, 2 wood pizza ovens, outdoor BBQ, 2 fireplaces, cleaning 3 day a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), parking, 13 hectares (32 acres) natural botanical garden with a stone amphitheatre, cook available on request. Surrounded by centuries-old oaks, olive groves and meadows,the ancient stone farmhouse lies nestled in the Chianti hills within a 30-kms (20 miles) radius of Florence, Siena and Arezzo in a vast natural garden. The villa was built more than 300 years ago; the restoration has kept the spirit of the house, respecting the original architecture with use of hand-made special materials following bio-architecture parameters. The villa is in the middle of a 13-hectare (32 acres) natural botanical garden (Giardino del Belvedere) with olive trees, meadows, forest of ancient oaks trees, a stone amphitheatre with modern art sculptures and a private salt water swimming pool. La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is the perfect place to discover Tuscany for a family reunion, a gathering of friends, a wedding or a meeting. The rooms are spacious, furnished with antiques, yet offering every modern convenience. Giardino del Belvedere is a house for all seasons. The old stone walls keep it cool in the summer sun, while great open fireplaces offer warmth and comfort during cooler months. Extensive natural garden stretch out towards the mountains on the horizon, with inviting pathways which meander through meadows of wild flowers. The house itself reflects the total peace and tranquility of its surroundings. The salt water swimming pool, an oak solarium, and lounge chairs and umbrellas sit adjacent to the villa. We love the fact that the villa and garden function in perfect harmony. It is a pleasure to welcome guests who love nature as much as we do, and it gives us enormous satisfaction to share in their joy. #### ACCOMMODATION: GROUND FLOOR: (2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) - Lunch al fresco (2 outdoor dining areas) - Spacious living and dining room with LCD TV, Satellite, DVD/DIVX player, Wireless High speed Internet, telephone and large open fireplace - Music room with stereo, CD player, MP3, iPod docking station, piano. The room has a direct access to the Swimming Pool overlooking the Arno Valley - 2nd living area with TV and fireplace - 1 kitchen fully equipped with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven, dishwasher and wood fired-pizza oven - 1 kitchen well furnished with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven and dishwasher - 1 bedroom with queen bed - 1 bedroom with queen bed and extra bed - 1 bathroom with tub - 1 bathroom Separate laundry room with 2 washing machines (in the same building) FIRST FLOOR: (5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) - Lounge room with 3 arched windows over looking the grounds - 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub - 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub - 1 twin bedded room (beds can be joined upon request) and en-suite bathroom with shower - 1 bedroom with queen bed and an extra single bed (on request) w/shared bathroom with shower - 1 twin bedded room with shared bathroom with shower ### ABOUT US: We love to welcome our guests with a traditional tuscan dinner prepared by our cook and share our love for the area and our wine. My family includes my parents, Paolo and Anna, my brother Andrea, and me, Francesco. We are from Montevarchi, Tuscany (5 miles away from La Selva Giardino del Belvedere). Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and cities of art, we enjoy living and working here. I (Francesco) manage La Selva Giardino del Belvedere and other properties. I enjoy snowboarding, sailing, traveling and exploring new cultures—and speak excellent English, too. My father Paolo is a horticulturalist and owns a nursery specialising in ornamental plants- a family business for three generations. He has many passions, and is especially fond of nature and the arts. For the past four decades, my mother Anna has taught primary school. She is dedicated to her job, loves reading history books, and is passionate about culture. Andrea just graduated in political science at the University of Florence. In his free time, he helps my father out, is a Scout leader and plays rugby. # YOGA PAVILION “IL TONDO” “Il Tondo” is a yoga pavilion, overlooking the Chianti hills located in the highest part of the property 5 min uphill walk from the villa. The pavilion is build with local chestnut and natural stones. “Il Tondo” is the private artistic studio of the villa owner and is not included in the villa rental; on request only the villa guests can rent it.