Villa La Memma is a lovely country home set in the beautiful green hills south of Florence, brightly marked by expanses of vines and olives, and surrounded by a beautiful, lush flowering garden. The interior is finished off with light-coloured walls, alternating with shades of green that recall the surrounding nature, with hand-painted decorations and romantic floral wallpaper. The floors in bleached wood, the green of the doors, the white windows and pannelling, the country-style furnishings with their clean lines are the components that give voice to the architecture of this original Nordic-inspired cottage, cosy and welcoming. Located in the area of the Valdarno, between the ridge of Pratomagno and the nearby region of Chianti, halfway between Florence and Arezzo, and just a few kilometres from the Autostrada del Sole, the property is surrounded by a landscape among the most beautiful and fascinating of the valley, characterized by the presence of the so-called Balze (cliffs), rock erosions formed after the drying-up of a large lake that covered the valley of the Arno and which many believe to be portrayed in the backgrounds of the paintings of the great Leonardo da Vinci. From the road of Setteponti, the old road linking Arezzo and Vallombrosa, along which the property stands, depart numerous CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) paths that allow you to explore on foot, horseback or mountain bike the whole area of the Balze, dotted by many rural buildings and Romanesque churches, inluding the famous basilica of Gropina which dominates the borgo of Loro Ciuffenna, ranked among the most beautiful in Italy. Close by is the small town of Piantravigne, known as La Perla delle Balze for the wonderful panoramic views seen from its location on a natural cliff. Within the radius of a few kilometres, besides interesting tourist destinations, are a tennis court (Montalto, 3.5 km away), golf courses (Impruneta, 30 km away and Cavriglia, about 16 km away) and riding clubs (Castelfranco) for a vacation totally dedicated to relaxation, sport and exploring the artistic and environmental treasures that abound in this area.
The house has two floors connected by an internal staircase. The main entrance on the ground floor opens, through a French window, into the living room arranged with sitting area and dining table. From here a small hallway leads to the kitchen, connected to a guest bathroom and to the pergola outside, and to two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with tub: the first bedroom has a kingsize bed and the other has direct access to a small patio through a French window. The ground floor is completed by the laundry room with separate outside access. The first floor is composed of a reading room, a double bedroom facing onto a large terrace, a bathroom with shower, a twin bedroom (with joinable beds) and a baby room, where is located the baby cot and also a single bed (available on request) in the case of guests who, using the twin room, prefer to sleep in two separate rooms. Air conditioning in the bedrooms and in the living room on the ground floor.
A lush, well-maintained garden of about 2000 sq m surrounds the house, forming a veritable corner of peace and relaxation. It is characterized by areas of lawn dotted with fruit and olive trees and embellished by many flowers, rose bushes, irises, wisteria and lemon trees. A large pergola in front of the kitchen contains an outdoor dining and relaxation area, just a few steps from the pool. The entrance to the property is through an iron gate (shared with an adjacent property) after which a short driveway lined by oleanders leads to the 3-car parking area.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
The rectangular swimming pool, open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October, with one infinity edge, is located on a side of the garden about 15 m from the villa and is reached from the pergola along a stone path and a few steps. The pool, with internal steps for easy access, measures 4 x 9 m with the depth ranging from 1 to 1.50 m. It is lined in gray concrete and has chlorine purification, internal and external lighting and a cold-water shower. The surrounding sunbathing area, bounded by lawn and a wooden on one side of the pool, is equipped with sunbeds and a shady pergola.
Pets: On request, small sized. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site.