Stunning 8 bedroom villa, recently refurbished by a famous Italian designer, only 10 kms/6 miles from Florence and a 15 minute walk to the nearest village.

Tuscany-Florence Area Villa 16

The setting is gorgeous, the classic Renaissance style villa is located within a 720 hectare (1200 acre) estate, commanding an impressive view over the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. The portion of the estate where the villa is situated consists of 14 hectares/23 acres planted with vineyards, olive groves and old-growth hardwoods. Eight kilometers of easy driving separate Villa Romola from Florence. At 1000 ft./320 meters above sea level the house has a commanding view of the Tuscan countryside encompassing the hill towns of Fiesole, Panzano, Florence and distant Volterra. Constructed in the late 19th c., it has been carefully restored by a leading Italian designer and sits in the heart of the Chianti wine production zone.

Romola is an ideal place to relax in the lap of luxury. In fact, Prince Charles and Lady Diana were guests on the estate where the villa is located on their first trip to Italy in 1986. The house is surrounded by a large natural park, and the grounds include a large swimming pool, a tennis court, a small amphitheatre and many lovely paths for strolling. Interiors are elegant and stylish, yet comfortable and welcoming. But what sets this magnificent country house apart is the tower on its top level. Furnished as a comfortable living room, the tower has wraparound windows with a panoramic 360° breathtaking view of the countryside, inviting a quiet respite with a book or a glass of wine at sunset. The villa has been written up in numerous international publications, just recently in the Russian edition of Architectual Digest.

Electricity, A/C, water, gas and final cleaning are included.

Within 15-20 minute walk of two small villages. A perfect choice for those who want to be close to Florence and everything it offers, yet live in an aristocratic villa, immersed in the beutiful Tuscan countryside, only 10 kms/ 6 miles from the city. Highly recommended.

8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms


  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Heated Swimming Pool (heating at extra cost)
  • Satellite TV
  • Tennis Court
  • WiFi
  • Washer & Dryer (operated by housekeeper only)
  • Bocce court
Property Type
Tuscany-Florence Area
Special Selection
  • Deluxe World Class Property
  • Our Favorites
  • Outdoor pool
  • Within walking distance of a village

Ground Floor

Entrance hall, Two spacious living rooms and separate dining room overlooking the gardens. Well equipped kitchen. One guest bathroom. One master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.

Mezzanine Floor

One king bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.

First Floor

There are few things more important than a good night of sleep, so the first floor of the villa is designed to ensure that you always wake up happy and well-rested. All rooms are quiet, cool, and comfortable, with suite-level amenities and a breath-taking vista from the windows.

The first floor of the villa can accommodate up to twelve guests in large bedrooms equipped with all comforts. All the rooms offer the best privacy possible and are provided with an en suite. All the bathrooms are equipped with showers, and two also have premium bathtubs. Two rooms are equipped with twin beds and four bedrooms with king-size beds, while there is a large wardrobe room where you can easily store everything you packed.

Summary: Four double bedrooms, each with king sized beds and bathroom, two bedrooms each with twin beds and bathroom.

Second Floor

In the tower, panoramic Living room with four large windows giving a 360° view upon the countryside


The 32-acres of the villa’s grounds are the perfect place to enjoy some quality time with the people you love, surrounded by majestic evergreen oaks and a one-of-a-kind panorama. Aside from the several outdoor areas for dining al fresco, including BBQ, and relaxing private spots, the highlights of the villa are the private park, the manicured garden, the private heated swimming pool with lounge chairs and shades, the private tennis court, bocce court.


Daily housekeeping for up to 4 hours. English speaking host for check-in and check-out. Garden and pool maintenance. Cook available at additional charge.


3000 Euro refundable security deposit. Extra housekeeping service: € 12 per hour (on Sundays and on bank holidays €15 per hour). Personal laundry service on request: €13 per hour (on Sundays and on bank holidays €15 per hour). Washer and dryer are operated by villa staff only. Babysitting service: €13 per hour (on Sundays and on bank holidays, € 15 per hour). Telephone charges. Heating charges depending on usage, as per meter reading


Romola: 15 minute walk Chiesanuova: 20 minute walk Cerbaia: 5 kms, Tavarnuzzze: 6 kms San Casciano in Val di Pesa: 8 kms, The villa is 10 kilometers from Florence, approximately ten to fifteen minutes by car. Florence airport: 18 kilometers from the Villa, The Chianti towns are a short drive away.

Recommended Local Restaurants

Within a 10 minute drive

La Tenda Rossa-PIAZZA DEL MONUMENTO 9/14, 50020 CERBAIA Tel +39055826132 Very upscale establishement run by three families. Excellent food and decor, monumental wine list. Expensive, but lunch menus offer considerable savings.

I Mal'avvezzi vini e cibo-Via della Repubblica, 13 50023 Tavarnuzze Tel +39 055 237 4262 Creative food, even some good fish dishes which is reare in this area. Moderate prices.

Villa Machiavelli Ristorante Albergaccio dal 1450-via degli scopeti 64, Località Sant’Andrea in Percussina Tel +39 055 828471 Winery and restaurant. One of the better places to eat in the area. Moderate prices.

Within 25 minute drive

L'Artevino-VIA SONNINO 28, 50025 MONTESPERTOLI Tel +390571608488 The new management has preserved the atmosphere and quality of this very pleasant, centrally located restaurant. The setting is restful and the traditional recipes have been successfully reinterpreted. Moderate prices.

Ristorante Bistrot Lo Zero-Via Taddeino Taddeini, 70, 50025, Montespertoli Tel +39 329 024 1553 Nice bistro, warm welcome, good food. Modertate prices.

Il caminetto del Chianti-VIA DELLA MONTAGNOLA 52, 50027 STRADA IN CHIANTI Tel +390558588909 This small, friendly, family-run restaurant is just outside the centre of the village on the Florence road. It serves traditional regional dishes that form part of a well-presented menu that changes almost daily. Inexpensive to moderate pricing.


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2021/2022 Prices on Request



31 October 2016

Thank you for a FANTASTIC week!! Marcella and Remus were just amazing, we enjoyed everything about the villa and recommend it very highly. Grazie mille!!! Tracy & Friend 

Tracy Michael Holland

8/22 October, 2016

We had a wonderful time with friends and family.

Just beautiful!

Judy Thompson and Bill Turner

September 24 to October 1, 2016

“Thank you for gifting us with this amazing week!
The house is warm and beautiful… we will cherish the memories fondly and hope to be back soon.
We couldn’t think of a more special place to be to celebrate our lovely 60th birthday. Grazie mille.”

Sonia Tsao

Dear Owner,

I am so glad to leave a review on your beautiful villa. My top guest from Moscow and his family have recently terminated their excellent holidays at Villa Tavernaccia. The building’s location, the setting and the typical Tuscan landscape are absolutely stunning.  The immaculate lovely maintained garden,  warm enough in day time to enjoy the swimming pool while the evening breeze makes it ideal for outdoor dining, has been the perfect unique retreat for relaxation.  All rooms are comfortable and clean as well as the linen provided.
The kitchen is well equipped and very practical either for professional use, as you know, we have organized a nice birthday celebration. The villa’s frame and the professionality of Marcela and Remus has made the difference.  I really wish to book your villa again in the future.

Thank you so much and best regards,

Paola Colacicco

9/16 July 2016

Marcella, thank-you for making this week such a special one. Your thoughtfullness and warmth will be remembered for a very long time!

We had a wonderful week!

Much love to you!

Jill Swisher, Los Angeles

Thank-you for spoiling us this week, your smile each morning was the perfect way to start the day. We’ll miss you. Come and  visit us and we’ll make breakfast for you!!

Lee, Scotty Recher, Pierce, Los Angeles, CA


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