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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

6 Showers

Description from manager

MAIN VILLA sleeps 10+2

Ground floor:

* An impressive entrance hall with imposing staircase made of the silver-greyish Pietra-Serena stone is the first thing you see when stepping into the villa.

* Bedroom 1 "Caminetto": double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom)

* Bedroom 2 "Caminetto": twin bedroom (beds can be joined) plus single bed in passage room

* 2 bathrooms (shower)

* Small living room with open fireplace

Upper floor:

* Centrally located, exceptionally big drawing room measuring approx. 65 sqm with three windows facing the garden, equipped with sofas, armchairs and a concert grand piano awaiting gifted hands.

* Bedroom 3 "Torre" air-conditioned: double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom) located in the antique tower with high ceiling, en suite bathroom (shower)

* Bedroom 4 "Affresco Suite" air-conditioned: double bedroom (beds cannot be divided) beautifully decorated with wall friezes and wall frescoes, en suite bathroom (shower)

* Bedroom 5 "Terrazza Suite" air-conditioned: double bedroom (beds cannot be divided), en suite bathroom (shower), private living room (plus single bed) and access to a private terrace with amazing views onto the open valley.

DEPENDANCES sleeps 16+2

Externally accessed:

* Large summer room with dining area for 30 people and more and a fully equipped kitchen; the room has French doors opening to the panoramic terrace equipped for al fresco dining.

* Bedroom 6 "Bellavista Suite" air-conditioned: double bedroom (beds cannot be divided), en suite bathroom (shower), private living room with large windows facing the beautiful valley

* Bedroom 7 "Giardino Suite": double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), en suite bathroom (shower), private living room

* Bedroom 8 "Oleandri Suite": double room (can be prepared as twin bedroom), en suite bathroom (shower)

* Bedroom 9 "Le Volte Suite": double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), en suite bathroom (bathtub), private living room with single bed

* Bedroom 10 "Cortile" air-conditioned: double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), bathroom (shower)

* Bedroom 11 "Cortile" air-conditioned: double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom) plus single bed in a passage room, bathroom (shower)

* Bedroom 12 "Nido": double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), bathroom (shower)

* Bedroom 13 "Nido": twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), en suite bathroom (shower)


* Terrace equipped for al fresco dining with beautiful garden views

* Classical Tuscan garden with lawns and various sitting areas

* Wood pizza oven in the pool area

* Private swimming pool

* Parking inside the property

In a fairytale landscape

Villa Aurora is a large, historic villa just south of Florence. Located halfway between Florence and Siena (22 miles each), it is perched on a hilltop amidst a lush green countryside. The villa has a large swimming pool, a lovely garden with amazing views, terraces and patios.

The location is outstanding: From the garden you can enjoy stunning views of the gentle rolling hills, vineyards, olive trees leading to the extraordinary ancient towers of San Gimignano in the distance. The valley below is of rare beauty.

The antique tower dates back to around the year 1000, the villa itself to the middle of the 18th century. Once used as the summer retreat for a Florentine family the owner undertook a painstaking restauration. The facade opens onto beautifully interiors, Italian furnishings at its best.

The massive walls, high wood-panelled ceilings, arches, wall friezes and wall frescoes, stuccoes and hand-painted ceilings in some of the rooms enhance the special atmosphere of this ancient house. All the original materials have been preserved or harmoniously matched with contemporary equivalents. Tuscan colored walls, terracotta floors, beautiful mirrors with gold-painted baroque frames create a charming atmosphere resonant with history and art.

The villa is partly air-conditioned and it has 13 generous bedroom suites, each with a sitting area by the window, a fridge for drinks and 13 bathrooms. A total of 30 people (26+4) can be accommodated. On special request (please enquire upon booking) and at extra charge some more bedrooms are available.

The villa features is a large entrance hall, a spacious living room with grand piano and another small living room with open fireplace. Externally accessed there is a spacious room facing the garden with fully equipped kitchen and large dining room. The al fresco dining area is right in front of the villa, close to the kitchen. When joining for meals guests enjoy wonderful garden views. A cook can come into the house.

Villa Aurora is a grand place to host to family reunions, weddings, choral groups, yoga retreats and professional seminars. Guests are welcomed with great warmth and gentilezza, and the owner and staff will do all they can to make you feel comfortable. Lovely people, relaxed atmosphere, professionality.

The beautiful classical Tuscan garden with

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 12856561

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Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($1,133.89) €1,000.00
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  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided


  • Ceiling Fans
  • TV


  • 6 Showers


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