Villa Ramole is an exclusive luxury villa near Florence, sleeps up to 44
This exclusive hamlet, just outside Florence, dates back to the 14th century and once belonged to an Aristocratic Florentine family and was used as a country home and a refuge from city life. The family were artists and hosted many famous artists of the time including Raffaello and Botticelli
The hamlet is made up of several buildings and is set in 30 acres of magnificent private grounds.
It has been lovingly restored and is a perfect place for a get-away with family, friends or for business. Here you can relax by the pool, try typical Tuscan products in the tasting room. Or rediscover your inner harmony and enjoy the treatments and the peaceful silence of the Spa.
Even the grounds have been carefully restored to bring back their former splendour. The idyllic Tuscan countryside of olive trees, vineyards, fields, oak and cypress trees extend for miles and provides a wonderful backdrop. This luxury property encapsulates the very best of Florentine tradition.
Each of the five spaces, that make up this property, is unique. They have all been restored with quality-driven choices of materials, even down to the finishing touches to create an elegant and refined atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
The local village is close by at 2 km and Florence city centre is just 17km.
|1 Jan - 12
19 Nov - 25 Mar
|12 Mar -
15 Oct - 19 Nov
|21 May - 15 Oct|
Original Renaissance elegance and a spacious Italian garden reinterpreted for the 21 century
The Villa has a majestic, plastered façade and windows framed in classic grey sandstone that recall the stately villas of the historic Florentine countryside. The lush gardens blend perfectly with the crystal blue waters of the ornamental pond at the foot of the Villa.
On the ground floor is a grand living room, a library/study, a spacious dining room and a large kitchen. Each space is immaculately decorated with high quality parquet or two-tone floors made of Bardiglio stone and white marble. The walls are in warm pastel colours and embellished with refined trompe-l'œil that recall geometric profiles and mouldings, that match the ceilings in the rooms on this floor.
The bedrooms are upstairs. Each has its own marble bathroom with windows that overlook the grounds and with views to the surrounding countryside. The walls are painted bianco calce – a warm white, while the wooden floors are made of antique oak. Each room has its own unique identity.
An ancient dovecot has been transformed into one of the most fascinating and exclusive rooms in the Villa. A large window frames the view of the Certosa of Florence and in the distance you can even see the unmistakable Duomo (Cathedral) in central Florence
The outdoor spaces have been designed to be a continuation of the indoor spaces and are spacious.
From the barbecue to the small wood-fired oven, the spaces are ideal for gathering and enjoying time together.
Last but not least is the Villa dependence, which was originally the Limonaia, or lemon house – with its large, arched windows from which the warm light of the Florentine countryside floods the rooms.
Where some of the greatest renaissance artists lived and walked
The building adjoining the Villa is the Fattoria. These two buildings are the original core of the property.
From here, there is private access to the chapel, where the beautiful fresco by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio can be admired. The dining room and living room feature vaulted ceilings uncovered during the restoration. They are made of terracotta tiles from Impruneta and highlight the remarkable craftsmanship of the Renaissance builders 500 years ago. From the east-facing rooms, there are breath taking views.
The mastery of the artisan workers of the past meets the innovation the present
Opposite the Fattoria is the Bottega. A building that has best conserved the style and characteristics of a typical Tuscan “country house”. It features terracotta floors, stone fireplaces, exposed wood beams. A stately wooden truss lies above the large living room. A piece of high engineering made by the skilled hands of the master craftsmen of the past.
In addition to the spacious living room, dining room and functional kitchen, this building boasts two bedrooms – one master and one double – each with private bathroom and wardrobe. From the windows, as well as from the private garden, the beautiful Duomo of Florence frames the backdrop.
From original olive press to haven of peace and privacy
The Frantoio is still used today, just as it was 500 years ago, to produce an estate oil of absolute excellence that enriches our cuisine and the delicacy of our dishes.
Frantoio has a living area on the ground floor that leads outside to the entrance – a loggia with two arches – leading out to the gardens and an open-air courtyard, which is cosy and reserved and at the centre of the building.
The entrance hall features chestnut-wood flooring made from unused beams, along with charming slight imperfections that make this natural environment even warmer and more inviting. The whitewashed walls juxtapose the roughness of the rustic back panels, in harmony with the old fireplace made of Pietra forte stone with detailing in grey sandstone.
The family crests hang from the central stone door frame and include a shield with three garlands and a shield with a courageous knight holding a bigordo (a spear used during games or tournaments).
Passing to the adjacent hall that houses the grande sala – or “main room” – the breadth and harmony of the spaces are impressive. There is a private inner courtyard with a wood oven, that can be enjoyed in cookery lessons/ experiences. Two other rooms face the courtyard, a bedroom and a study, separate from the rest of the house.
Set in a garden of linden trees, bay, lavender, sage and other aromatic herbs and plants
The Studio faces South. It is laid out over three floors and has a large living area on ground level where an beautiful stone fireplace warms the living room and lunch area. Three bedrooms are located on the top floors, each with a wardrobe and private bathroom, embellished with marble and stone. The grandiose master bedroom located on the mezzanine floor can be accessed directly from the garden.
The Studio has its own private garden, just like the other apartments.
The SPA is located in the basement below the Villa. It has a charming brick vault and stone walls. The well-curated lighting contributes to a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Everything from wellness to psychophysical rejuvenation is at your fingertips. It has a chromo therapy shower, sauna, Turkish bash, Jacuzzi tub. There’s even a small gym and a room dedicated to relaxation, not to mention invigorating massage therapy.
For those who love to swim, or those who simply wish to relax there is a 120 sq mt pool. Large and inviting, the elongated pool is surrounded by pristine greenery alternating with olive trees and fruit trees. Two small islands with orange trees stand in the centre, creating a fascinating ambiance.
What was once an original barn is now La Locanda restaurant. Here you can have breakfast or simply relax over a glass of wine or to sip an espresso while reading the newspaper, chatting with friends old and new. The dishes created by our talented Chefs are cooked with selected ingredients of the highest quality, including vegetables from the garden and olive oil produced on the estate. They are sure to delight even the most demanding and refined palates. Not only do you feast on the art and history of a unique city like Florence, but on its classic flavours – the savoury dishes of Tuscan cuisine – combined with an extensive selection of local wines.
Villa Ramole was originally owned by one of the most famous family of painters during the Renaissance period. Today it proudly host as Artist in Residence. He is a well-known American painter/printmaker. His work can be found in private collections and galleries around the world, as well as in the Prints and Drawings Collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. He lives in a separate, private quarter of the Estate. He only shares the main entrance with guests and he has no access to any of the buildings or open spaces occupied by guests. Painting and drawing lessons are available on request.
Villa Ramole is set in 30 acres of grounds and is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees and woodland. There are wonderful views over Florence from different points around the property. The villa has a beautifully restored Italian garden with pool. A second pool is set in a large lawned garden and has 2 small islands set in its centre planted with orange trees. The magnificent gardens offer beautiful views and there are both more private spaces for each accommodation, as well as communal spaces for the whole group to enjoy.
Set in 30 acres of private grounds
2 swimming pools - 1 heated on request
Tesla charge points
Spa & Beauty services
Slippers & robes
All bathrooms have: Bathroom Essentials, slippers, bathrobes, hairdryer and luxurious amenities
All bedrooms have: private Safe, walk in wardrobe, complimentary WI FI, in wall USB plug charger
Yoga instructor and personal trainer on request
Cookery lessons with selected chefs
Organic vegetable garden in season
Wine & Oil tasting
Extensive wine cellar
Lakeside fishing on private lake
Horse riding 10km
Artist in Residence
Check in between 4 - 7pm
Departure is by 10am
No animals allowed
Local village 2km
Florence Airport 18km