Tiglio 6

Fiesole villa with private pool and fabulous gardens : Fiesole, by Florence

Nice little touches

  • It's fabulous to have such a beautiful villa in the countryside near Florence with a train station nearby that allows you to get into the centre of Florence in just fifteen minutes.

Good to know

  • The walk up from the train station is steep - it's still best to have a car here.

Tiglio is a historic villa with terraced gardens looking out over the Pratolino hills, very close to Fiesole and Florence. This is the perfect spot to relax in the Tuscan countryside and still be able to be in the centre of Florence visiting the Uffizi, the Duomo and more, with just a short train ride.

A haven of tranquility, Tiglio is in a historic villa and its spacious rooms are lined with books, many of them published by the owner, founder of a well-respected publishing house. Large arches open onto a furnished garden with various terraced levels, each a perfect spot to relax with a good book and a glass of wine. The last large section of the garden houses your private swimming pool, shaded by mature trees. The villa is in the hills overlooking the Val di Mugnone, barely a couple of miles from Fiesole, in a landscape of olive groves and vineyards, with some darker patches of forest, reminiscent of the landscapes visible as the backdrops in many of Leonardo da Vinci's famous works.

The thick stone walls, hill breeze and shading terracotta roofs guarantee cool temperatures in the house even during the summer months, and the bedrooms also have airconditioning to ensure comfortable nights. This is a house that allows to share the lifestyle of the Florentines, the perfect mix of history, culture and relaxation - not forgetting the fabulous food and wine!


Fiesole is older than Florence, founded by the Romans who had a famously good eye for the best spots in the landscape, high above the valley to capture the breeze; this area is still one of the most desirable spots around Florence, with some beautiful villas built in the hills over the centuries.

Tiglio is one of the lucky few, part of a large villa with gated grounds, surrounded by greenery but very close to Florence.

After parking under the trees you go through a gate and walk up an alleyway shaded by wysteria, then turn to the villa entrance after a moment to enjoy the beautiful vista that opens up as you turn the corner. Inside, turning left a few steps take you to the ground floor into a large living-room and an adjoining studio/library, both lined with books which speak of the owners' love and careers in publishing. Large arched windows looked out onto a furnished terrace.

Beyond the studio and living-room there is a large kitchen for breakfast and a dining room.

A wide stone staircase leads up to three large double rooms with three en-suite bathrooms.

Outside there is a 3-level garden with a private swimming pool and external bathroom. On the furnished terrace in front of the house there are two big outdoor dining tables.


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • All ensuite
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Insect Screens
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Property

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Three Double Bedrooms, Each With An Ensuite Bathroom
  • The Bedrooms Are All Airconditioned

Kitchen equipment

  • American Coffee Machine
  • Italian 'Moka' Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Fridge Freezer


  • Washing Machine
  • Sat And Smart Tv - With Sky, Amazon And Netflix. In Living Room And In Master Bedroom
  • Air Conditioning In The Bedrooms Upstairs

What's included

  • Maid Service For Two Hours A Day, More On Request


  • Extra Maid Service On Request
  • Private Chef On Request
  • Tours, Drivers And Guides Can Be Arranged


  • Swimming Pool
  • Furnished Terraces And Gardens

Nearby Activities


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Where is Tiglio ?

Getting here

  • Florence Airport 25 min by car, or an hour by public transport, with an 800m walk from the station to the property.
  • Pisa Airport 1h 30min by car or 2h 15min by train (plus walk from the station)
  • Rome FCO Airport 3h 30min by car or 3h by train
  • Bologna Airport 1h 30min by car or train
  • Closest Railway Station Caldine, 800m away

Around Tiglio

Fiesole is a short 10 minute drive away from Tiglio, and has a Roman amphitheatre where concerts and events are still held today, as well as a beautiful Cathedral, museums and some excellent restaurants.

Florence itself is only a 15 minute train ride away so it is very easy to visit all the famous sights of the Renaissance city from here. Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi, Piazza della Signoria, Brunelleschi's cupolone and so much more are all within easy reach.

Further afield, the Chianti region is within easy reach, as are Pisa, Siena, Pistoia and Volterra, making Tiglio the perfect base for exploring the region.

Nearby Activities

  • Closest Restaurant 1km away, 15 min walk - but uphill on your way home.
  • A second restaurant is 1.7km away, 30 min walk or 5 min drive
  • More restaurants in Fiesole, 10 min drive - or an hours walk for those keen to stretch their legs.
  • The centre of Florence is a 15min train ride, with the station a short walk from the house
  • Lago di Bilancino
  • Pratolino Demidoff

Local Towns and Places to Visit

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Sleeps: 6
From € 521 per day


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How to book

Is Tiglio perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

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