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Villa Le Scalette

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Private Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Window Screens
  • Wireless Internet

About this Villa

Villa Le Scalette in Florence enjoys one of the most beautiful views of the city. An award-winning building, heavily influenced in its style by Frank Lloyd Wright, it was built in 1952 by Rolando Pagnini.

Published in various journals as a unique example of modern architecture, this house has been built to blend into the Fiesole hillside creating uninterrupted views of the garden and Florence using mostly glass and stone fronted cement. Extending over 5,000 sqm, the carefully landscaped grounds are terraced and planted with over 80 olive trees, cypress, oak, almond, pear, peach and fig trees and a rose garden. There is a gated drive leading to the villa with parking and a potential secondary entrance can be used from below the property.

The property comprises the main villa divided into two parts joined by an internal staircase with an independent staff apartment, a guest wing, several outbuildings and a swimming pool. There is an alarm, remote cameras, Cable TV and Internet.

The property has been carefully restored to maintain and/or recreate the original features and materials used in 1952 and there are many built-in cupboards, storage and shelving throughout.

Included in price

  • Staff of two daily. Cleaning every morning, Monday - Saturday
  • Buffet Breakfast included from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Staff has Saturday half day, Sundays off and a two hour break in the afternoon
  • AC in 3 main bedrooms upstairs
  • Excellent mattresses and linens
  • Hairdryers provided
  • Local telephone calls included
  • Complimentary WiFi provided. Please note there is not consistent coverage throughout the property. Please discuss your particular connectivity needs before booking
  • Parking spaces on the property
  • Children welcome 11 years and older provided they are capable swimmers as the pool is close to the house please inquire
  • Unobtrusive staff lives in separate quarters. They do not speak English.
  • Local person to assist with request
  • Florence Airport is 7 kilometers
  • Greve in Chianti is 27 kilometers
  • Siena is 72 kilometers
  • Arezzo is 75 kilometers
  • Rome is 300 kilometers
  • Venice is 265 kilometers     
  • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (3 bedrooms in the main villa and two bedrooms in the “Limonaia”), all which benefit from the breath-taking panorama of Florence and the valley of the river Arno. Each bedroom has its own terrace that dominates the city of Florence.
  • From the Sitting room you can walk through large French windows, onto a balcony, from which you can admire the view, whilst relaxing, in the shade of the Cyprus trees.
  • The swimming pool, on the roof of the villa offers ample spaces in which to relax and a shaded area with comfortable deckchairs and a table idea for a picnic lunch or “al fresco” dining.
  • The sitting room has views on both sides, one on the rock face of the hillside and the other over the town of Florence; the furnishings are composed of antiques and purpose built items that are designed to offer an elegant atmosphere.
  • The kitchen is of the highest standard and is supplied with professional equipment.
  • From the entrance you enter the sitting room that is connected to the dining room via double wooden doors.
  • The kitchen is reached through a corridor from the sitting room and a service entrance; it is also reachable, via a pantry, from the dining room.
  • The guest bathroom is accessible from the corridor between the entrance and the kitchen.
  • From the sitting room, after an atrium that takes you to the bedrooms, you reach the large and luminous study from which the garden is accessible.
  • Access to the Limonaia is via a spectacular external staircase and also from the garden.
  • The apartment in the “Limonaia” has two bathrooms, one bedroom and a sitting room/bedroom and a corner kitchen.
  • The laundry room and the staff quarters are underneath the main part of the villa.



  • Entrance foyer with cupboard for coats

  • Large open living room with large fireplace and access to terrace via large French windows with seating and spectacular view of Florence idea for relaxing at any time of the day.

  • Dining room with table able to seat 8/10 people with large window.

  • Large open plan, professionally equipped kitchen.

  • Pantry and cupboards with cups, plates glasses and cutlery

  • Guest cloakroom.



  • One grand suite with luxurious bath and shower

  • One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • One double bedded bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

  • All bedrooms share a large balcony with views of Florence

  • Long corridor with extensive cupboard space.


  • LIMONAIA Annex (below night floor)

  • One twin bedded bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

  • Sitting room with two sofa beds

  • Corner Kitchen

  • Additional bathroom with shower.



  • Terrace on the Day Floor: Swimming Pool, covered al fresco picnic and dining terrace, deck chairs, sun loungers and Rose Garden.

  • 5000sq m of terraced land with olive and fruit trees.

  • Other terraces with panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley.

  • Laundry room with two washing machines and separate dryer.

  • Driveway with ample parking.

  • Telephone (long distance)
  • Food, beverages and consumables
  • Additional staff hours
  • Personal laundry services
  • Refundable security deposit USD 3000 to be paid with final payment and refunded one month after departing the rental less any unpaid expenses.
  • Extras deposit due in cash due on arrival; for multi-week rentals, extras are to be settled in Euro at the end of each week.

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