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Overview of Historic Dante's Manor, 5 Bdr Villa, Pool, Garden, Jacuzzi, AC, 5 min Florence

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5 bedrooms, Internet
Living Room
In-Room Dining

Historic Dante's Manor, 5 Bdr Villa, Pool, Garden, Jacuzzi, AC, 5 min Florence

5.0/5 Exceptional

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVilla Medici3 min drive
    Popular LocationHospital of the Innocents7 min drive
    Popular LocationGallery of the Academy of Florence16 min drive
    AirportFlorence (FLR-Peretola)29 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 10
7535 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 double beds
Bedroom 2
    2 double beds
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    2 double beds
Bedroom 5
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bathtub
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Historic Dante's Manor, 5 Bdr Villa, Pool, Garden, Jacuzzi, AC, 5 min Florence

Adults-only Florence villa in Le Cure, near Stadio Artemio Franchi
The most beautiful properties of Florence are secluded in the hills surrounding the city,
benefitting from breathtaking views of its countryside, exquisite italian historical gardens and cooler temperatures. Such is "La Magione degli Alighieri", a place of inspiration for the poet Dante Alighieri and, following his exile, home to the family of Beatrice Portinari, the woman he followed to hell and beyond in his master work, The Divine Comedy.
The villa and its gardens are set on the most well known historical road leading from Florence to Fiesole, a
ten-minutes drive from the city cathidral, and tucked behind tall stone walls with a remote-controlled gate.
World War II left the palazzo and its extensive gardens in ruin; their rescue and restoration by Count Pier Francesco Rimbotti remains one the most notable stories in the city annals. It has remained in the Rimbotti family ever since and constantly updated. The villa has been fully restored in Summer 2016 and just available for rent. The Villa appears in many books on most beautiful villas surrounding Florence.

On the ground floor, comfortably elegant sitting rooms decorated with antiques and hand-painted wall murals lie on either side of the entrance hall. Double doors from one of these lead to a panelled dining room, as suitable for six as it is for fourteen. Al fresco meals can be served in the covered verandah room or at a long table in the courtyard. The large modern kitchen is set at the rear of the house.
A beautiful curving stone staircase sweeps up to the first and second floors. Here are
distributed five spacious double bedrooms, each with a freshly renovated ensuite
bathroom and independently adjustable air-conditioning. A corner of the first floor is
occupied by a small but bright office which opens to a terrace with loungers for sunbathing. In the terrace there is a hot tub (hydromassage) for 6.
The gardens are laid out in the classic Italian style: paths lined with clipped hedges and
masses of pink hydrangeas are shaded by towering umbrella pines and punctuated by
stately cypress trees. A pretty gazebo with couches lies just beyond
the first courtyard.

Two sitting rooms, verandah room, dining room (with a table that can be expanded to
seat fourteen), breakfast room (with bar seating for six). Modern kitchen with top-of- the-line appliances. Laundry room and staff quarters with a separate entrance.

Four large double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and adjustable air-
conditioning. Office opening to a large terrace with a sitting area overlooking the gardens

Large double bedroom (convertible to twin) with an ensuite bathroom and adjustable air-
conditioning. Small sitting room.

- One hectare garden with "Italian Style Garden" and large covered Gazebo.
- New swimming pool in the garden.
The laundry room and the staff quarters (independent) are at the ground floor of the villa.
Bathrooms include showers and bidets.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • 5 bedrooms


  • 6 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Bidet


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 7535 sq ft (700 sq m)



Check-in time starts at Flexible

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

About this area


Located in Florence, this villa is in a rural area and near theme parks. Uffizi Gallery and Leonardo da Vinci Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Stadio Artemio Franchi or Nelson Mandela Forum. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as cycling, horse riding, and ecotours in the area.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Villa Medici - 3 min drive
  • Hospital of the Innocents - 7 min drive
  • Gallery of the Academy of Florence - 16 min drive
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum - 16 min drive
  • Careggi Hospital - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Florence-Le Cure Station - 4 min drive
  • Cascine Station - 8 min drive
  • Peretola Airport (FLR) - 29 min drive


  • Piatti e Fagotti — 12 min walk
  • Wabi Sabi — 18 min walk
  • La Bottega Del Buon Caffe — 18 min walk
  • Osteria felled tre panche — 18 min walk
  • Re Matto — 19 min walk

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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely perfect!
Dante's Manor hosted us for an incredible stay! What a wonderful villa in perfect location. Cristiana and team could not have been more helpful and flexible with all of our arrangements in advance, throughout our stay and beyond. This included assistance in seeking urgent medical attention for one guest; we received tremendously warm care. Thank you for everything and we look forward to returning!

5/5 Excellent

Wonderfull Villa in a great setting.
Very high end and luxurious property. Expansive and well appointed. A highlight is Peris who is the on site full time butler. He was outstanding, friendly, helpful, very professional, attending to our groups every need.

5/5 Excellent

Very nice place to get away from the noise & crowds of tourists in Florence
Rental process was very easy & great communication with villa manager Chritiana

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Villa
We had a great stay at La Magione degli Alighieri. As a first time used of VRBO and home share services, I was initially very nervous. However, Cristiana allayed any concerns early on. She was very responsive in helping to answer questions and make arrangements (groceries, catered dinner, transportation for wine tasting) prior to our arrival. Our house manager was also excellent and made sure we were comfortable. I was looking for a property with character and proximity to Florence, and this property really delivered. The villa comes loaded with history, wonderful wall paintings, and a beautiful garden full of roses and lemon trees. While we had easy access to Florence (a 30min bus ride after a 10min walk to the bus stop), when you were at the villa you felt like you were away from the hustle and bustle. Every bedroom has amazing views of Fiesole and the hillside. If I were to make any complaints, it is that the house was very cold when we were there (early May). This may be a plus if you are visiting in the summer, but if you are visiting in the spring come prepared. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Villa in hills above Florence
This was an exceptional villa sitting on the hills above Florence. Beautifully appointed, spacious, lovely property surrounded by beautiful gardens. Wonderful service from the property manager and house manager. Very special Villa.