Magnificent Villa in the Chianti Valley near Florence

Situated on the outskirts of Impruneta, a quaint village just twelve kilometers from Florence, the Relais Villa L'Olmo is perched on a hill dotted with olive trees, overlooking the Chianti Valley. Awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, this magnificently restored villa dates back to 1500.
 
Originally the summer residence of the prominent aristocratic Florentine I Davanzati family, the property was purchased in 1743 by the current owner’s family.  In 1997, the farmhouse, cottages and apartments underwent a major restoration to preserve their original architectural structure and modernize them for today’s sophisticated traveler. Relais Villa L’Olmo opened in 2000 and continues to operate as a farm, producing cold pressed extra virgin olive oil in the olive presses and homemade Tuscan white and red wine in their own small cellar.
 
The Relais offers eleven guest accommodations, including eight one- or two-bedroom apartments, two private cottages and one private farmhouse.  All accommodations feature living room with fully furnished kitchen, air conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe and Wi-Fi throughout the property. Breakfast can be booked on request and is served in the Breakfast Room, an ancient charming farm loggia. 
 
In a picturesque setting of vineyards and olive groves, the Relais offers a large swimming pool surrounded by a sandy beach and beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the countryside. The villa also offers a well-equipped fitness room, outdoor barbecues, laundry facilities and parking. The Impruneta village is a five minute stroll from the Relais, where guests can savor Tuscan culinary delicacies in the typical trattorias. Public bus service to Florence is available every half hour.