Palazzo Rosadi was a farming family's residence for two hundred years. One of the charms of staying in Tuscany is that most houses have a long and interesting history. In 1889 Francesco Rosadi came to live in Ripoli with his family. He had bought a number of farm estates in the area, and Palazzo Rosadi was in a good and central position to run and manage all of them.
In 1902 Palazzo Rosadi was extended as the family had already grown. They used the services of a local artist, Giangio, from Monterchi, who decorated the majority part of the bedrooms and corridors. During the 2nd World War the house was used as a refuge to the inhabitants of Ripoli, during a 2 week bombardment by German forces. In more recent times, the house has been used as a family home, from where they managed the farming of their local land. From the year 2000, the Rosadi family became involved in tourism, and many visitors from all over the world have subsequently enjoyed interesting and relaxing holidays at the villa.
It is managed directly by the owners. In case of any problems, the owners are just 20 minutes away. They are there to meet and greet you, show you around the property and help with any needs you have. The difference between a property managed by the owners and a property owned by someone living in another country is huge. Have you ever arrived after a long journey and found the most basic of welcome packs? A half cleaned house? A semi clean pool? At Palazzo Rosadi the majority of our guests are repeat bookings.
There are four bedrooms, three doubles and one twin. Three bedrooms have a bathroom en-suite with shower.
At the ground floor of Palazzo Rosadi you will find: a fully equipped laundry, a large living room (80 sq. m.) with armchairs, table and chairs for 12 people, Satellite TV, stereo and large fireplace (not working). Adjacent to the fireplace there is the kitchen (28 sq. m.) with: table and chairs, microwave, kettle, Italian coffee maker Bialetti, American coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, oven, fridge and the complete dish facilities.
On the first floor you will find another fully equipped kitchen: (without dishwasher), a fireplace (not working) and a small balcony. There is also a preciously decorated living room with a glass cupboard, table and chairs, armchairs, TV with video recorder, telephone and an internet connection if you have your own laptop computer.
Location & Nearby Attractions:
Grassed paths through mature woods provide splendid opportunities for gentle walks or running, and continue throughout the vast, private parkland (25 hectares) that surrounds the house. The vistas are absolutely splendid, looking over small hilltop towns and villages with the Apennines mountain range forming the backdrop in the far distance.
Note: There is 20% discount for booking the week 26 June - 03 July 2010.