Property ID: FGFI006
  • 12
  • Sleeps
  • 7
  • Bedrooms
  • 8
  • Bathrooms
  • 500
  • Sq mt
  • 2.02
  • Lot Ha


A marvelous 5 acre estate and authentic 15th century villa set in the immediate surroundings of Florence with an amazing view of the Duomo of Florence in a distance… Villa Tantafera is an exceptional property, located in one of the most evocative spots of the olive grove and cypress tree clad hillside. A one-of-kind retreat, an exclusive oasis, just a 10-minute drive from one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Villa Tantafera is a splendid estate set in one of the most evocative spots of the Florentine hillside. Strategically located at a 10-minute drive from downtown Florence, it allows guests to enjoy everything the Tuscan capital has to offer: the countryside’s peace and quiet and the city’s world-celebrated art, dining and shopping!

The estate is comprised of extensive grounds and a superb historical villa dating back to the 15th century, surmounted by an ancient tower. Fully immersed in spellbinding nature and still very close to the heart of Florence. Villa Tantafera is a gorgeous property, ideal for memorable vacations of all kinds, from celebrations, to family reunions and friends’ holidays.

The villa, fully restored and refurbished with great love and care, perfectly preserves its original architecture, and boasts lovely frescoes and original fireplaces. Accommodating up to 12 guests, with state-of-the-art facilities, it provides matchless daily comfort in its 5 elegant double bedrooms and 2 single rooms. 4 of the double rooms (1 of which in Tower) and 1 of the singles have en-suite bathrooms; 1 double and 1 single room (located on first floor) share 1 adjacent bathroom. The romantic Tower, with its double room, ensuite bathroom and convenient kitchenette, is an independent apartment for 2.

Beautifully furnished and decorated by the owners, Villa Tantafera offers spacious and refined common areas, with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The fully equipped kitchen and bright oversized dining room guarantee marvelous meals, the TV room and two large living rooms are ideal for reading, relaxing and entertaining. A small guest bathroom is located on the ground floor.

Villa Tantafera boasts a unique feature in its indoor heated whirlpool tub, ideal for all seasons. Measuring 3×2 metres the tub, with adjacent private bathroom, is located on the lower garden level of the villa (allowing guests to go in and out on warm, sunny days).

Villa Tantafera offers luxuriant grounds which are comprised of a terraced garden which winds around the villa and lovely fields of shimmering olive trees. The garden has a fairytale-like atmosphere with its ponds and fountains, lemon trees, persimmon trees, flowers and splendid vines which yield “strawberry” grapes, a special, sweet variety! The rear garden, accessible from the kitchen, is an ideal spot for al-fresco dining and entertaining.

Strategically located in the Careggi hills, at a 10 minute drive from Florence’s city center, the estate provides its guests with the option of enjoying the relaxing country-side as well as the heart of the city, with its mesmerizing art and architecture, lively nightlife and countless dining and shopping opportunities. Many other Tuscan sites, such as Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca, as well as the smaller towns and Chianti hills and vineyards are easy to reach, by car or train.


The villa is surrounded by a terraced garden with a beautiful view of the hills and Florence.

The Villa:

  • 5 double bedrooms, 4 with en-suite bathrooms (2 on first floor + 1 in Tower + 1 on lower garden level), 1 (first floor) shares bathroom with adjacent single room 
  • 2 single bedrooms, 1 (lower garden level) with en-suite bathroom, 1 (first floor) shares bathroom with adjacent double + 1 on lower garden level)
  • 2 living rooms 
  • 1 kitchen 
  • 1 oversized dining room 
  • 1 TV room 
  • 1 small guest bathroom (ground floor) 
  • 1 indoor jacuzzi. 


  • Air conditioning in all spaces except 2 bedrooms on lower garden level 
  • WI FI 
  • Indoor jacuzzi 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Fireplace 
  • Automatic outdoor lighting 
  • Parking for up to 4 cars 
  • Terraced garden 
  • Olive tree fields



  • Weekly change of linen and towels
  • Final cleaning
  • Curtosy amenities in the bathrooms (soap, cream, shampoo, shower cap)

Additional services at a fee:

  • Maid service at 10 euro per hour
  • Chef 


Useful information and distances:

  • Downtown Florence,  Transfer time: 10/15 minutes by car
  • Florence train station, Transfer time: 15/20 minutes by car/taxi
  • Florence Airport, Transfer time: 30 minutes by car

Main places of interest and distances:

  • Siena, Transfer time: 1 hour by car
  • San Gimignano, Transfer time: 45 minutes
  • Pisa/Livorno, Transfer time: 1 hour and 15 minutes by car
  • Rome, Transfer time: 2 hours and 30 minutes by car
  • There are many facilities for tennis, horseback riding and other sports in the Florence surroundings and numerous SPAs in downtown Florence

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