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Villa Agape (TOF107)

Florence Tuscany
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House of the Art Hotel Villa Agape for the Suore Stabilite nella Carita

Villa Agape warmly welcomes you with fine hospitality and great food. There are stunning views over Florence from the gardens which surround a beautifully presented villa rich in history. A truly memorable place to stay.

Set in the picturesque hills on the southern side of Florence, close to the Arcetri Observatory there are panoramic views of the city and walking options in a countryside environment with the city a few minutes away.
 
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Staff very helpful. Breakfast buffet was very good. Shuttle service to three spots very helpful.
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Services

This convent is operated by the Art Hotel Villa Agape for the Suore Stabilite nella Carita.

A grand Tuscan villa presenting imposing spaces, original architectural features blended with beautifully presented and spacious rooms and guest facilities. Overlooking an open and peaceful garden setting.

On request, the guest house provides guests with a shuttle service to and from the city center. The small chapel, with a loggia, at the back, welcomes anyone who wants to spend a few restful hours.

Breakfast is included in the price. Lunch and Dinner available, book with the reception.

Property Services

Breakfast
Internet
Parking Onsite
Dining Room
Safe Deposit Box
Tea and Coffee facilities
Tourism Advice

Room Services

Air Conditioning
Linen Cleaned
Crib available
Hairdryer
Heating
Internet
Towels
Refrigerator
Safety Deposit Box
Telephone
Television
Toiletries

Local Services within 500m

Cash Machine N/A
Cafe N/A
Forex Services N/A
Hospital N/A
Laundromat N/A
Grocer/Market N/A
Dining Options

Features

Large timber vaulted ceilings within the villa create light filled spaces that feature ornate stone staircases and fireplaces. Outside the exquisite manicured gardens in an Italian/English style surround the villa creating a peaceful retreat for guests.

Property Features

Chapel
Conference Room
Elevator
Fire Detectors
Gardens
Roof Terrace
Common Room
Wheelchair Access N/A

Room Features

Private Bathroom
Chair and Desk
Fire Detector
No Disabled Rooms
Windows

Getting Around

In the heart of the Viale de'Colli hills overlooking Florence. The foothills on the south side of the river with easy access to the city. Bus stops close by for local and surrounding locations.

Villa Agape offers its guests a free shuttle service (09:00-22:00) from and to Michelangelo Square and the old town (Porta San Miniato and Piazza Mentana, near Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Boboli Garden, Forte Belvedere, Uffizi, Piazza Signoria, Duomo and Santa Croce). The service is offered on request, with no scheduled times.
General Transport
Bus
 

History

With origins in the Middle Ages (late 1400's), the house was rebuilt in its present form by Giulio de Filippo Arrighetti in 1602. Arrighetti was friendly with the scientist Galileo, who retired to Arcetri, effectively under house arrest after the condemnation of his theories. A plaque on the wall commemorates their friendship.It was later owned by the Duchess Anna of Orleans, who developed both the residence and gardens to that recognised today. She then bequeathed the villa to the Sisters and their hospitable and charitable works.

The Sisters have now brought in private management in 2015 to extend the service and offering of Villa Agape.  

Customer Reviews

Staff very helpful. Breakfast buffet was very good. Shuttle service to three spots very helpful.
- MI, United States (October 2016)
My room has a beautiful view. They have a lovely garden. Many choices of food for breakfast. Staff are courteous. I just don't think that the rooms are soundproof but earplugs do help.
- , Singapore (October 2016)
So serene and peaceful, love that it is ~27 minutes walking distance south of Ponte Vecchio. I walked into town daily during my 4 night stay, it was perfect location! Breakfast was a feast and the staff was professional, attentive and helpful. I would stay here again most definitely! One night there was a thunderstorm that rolled in just as I came back from town, it was glorious to watch it from my third story room with the large window open! The grounds are gorgeous as well.
- TX, United States (October 2016)
Villa Agape is perfect, beautiful surroundings complimented by wonderful accomodating staff. This was truly a unique stay and I would highly recommend Villa Agape to anyone. You get to stay in the beauty of Firenze countryside while only 10 minutes drive out of the city centre. Perfect in every way.
- QLD, Australia (September 2016)
Far from the main town, but worth it to stay here as it's beautiful. Shuttle service is a big plus. Delicious breakfast with fresh squeezed juice. Just wish I had stayed an extra day.
- Ontario, Canada (June 2016)
I thought the Villa Agape was excellent. The setting was beautiful and the service was first class. I could not find fault.
- Leicestershire, United Kingdom (April 2016)

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Villa Agape (TOF107)
Open All year round
Checkin After 3:00pm
Checkout 1:00am-11:00am
Curfew N/A
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  •  Breakfast is included in the price
  •  Private Bathrooms
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