Desiderio 1 & 2 / Near Florence, in Tuscany

  • Desiderio 2 Patio View
  • Desiderio 2 Outdoor Dining
  • Desiderio 2 Patio
  • Desiderio 2 Patio
  • Desiderio 1 Bathroom
  • Desiderio 2 Red Bedroom
  • Desiderio 1 Bedroom
  • Desiderio 2 Terrace
  • Desiderio 1 Entrance
  • Desiderio 1 Facade
  • Desiderio 2 Terrace
  • Desiderio 1 Kitchen
  • Desiderio 2 White Bedroom
  • Desiderio 1 Living Room
  • Desiderio Pool
  • Desiderio 2 Bathroom
  • Desiderio Pool Seating
  • Desiderio 2 Bedroom Entrances
  • Desiderio Pool Seating
  • Desiderio Pool Seating
  • Desiderio 2 Exterior
  • Desiderio Pool
  • Desiderio 2 Kitchen
  • Desiderio 2 Kitchen
  • Desiderio 2 Living Room
$ 6,422 – 7,268 /wk
Top Features

Truly unique apartment overlooking Florence. Designer décor, attractive grounds.

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The Desiderio offers guests the best of both city and country. Located above the center of Florence, the property is set in a classical Tuscan landscape, surrounded by nearly 4 acres of gardens and olive trees.

The idyllic grounds offer a stunning view over Florence. A well-tended garden provides fresh vegetables and overlooks the countryside and the city of Florence. The buildings were once used to store lemon trees during the winter and the olive crop in the fall. Now they have been converted into beautiful country homes with a perfect balance between modern and traditional furnishings. The owner, a well known interior designer, lives on the property. She is fluent in English and French and is happy to help her guests during their stay.
Settignano is a picturesque borgo with spectacular views. From here, you can take a bus into Florence in just 15 minutes. The A-1 highway is a 10-minute drive, making Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Chianti, Grosseto and many other destinations within easy reach.
Accommodations for Desiderio 1 & 2 are in two luxury suites, these two suites are always rented together. Each suite has an independent entrance and outdoor spaces to relax or dine al fresco.
Desiderio 1 & 2 cannot be rented separately.

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The Suites

Desiderio 1 (Sleeps 2)

 This suite is approximately 48 square meters (500 sq ft).

Ground floor
  • Living room with fireplace (can not be used to BBQ)
  • Kitchenette with microwave and dishwasher, with a view towards the garden
  • Outside area with garden furniture. This area is in front of Desiderio 2,15 meters away.
Lower Level

Accessed by a stairway of 14 narrow steps

  • Double bedroom with king bed (bed size 180x200cm) – french doors open onto a courtyard with a view over Florence
  • En-suite bathroom with shower

Please note, the courtyard on this level is for the owner’s use. Guests of Desiderio 1 have their outside area off the living room on the upper floor.

Desiderio 2 (Sleeps 4)

This suite is approximately 80 square meters (850 sq ft).

Ground floor
  • Spacious living room with TV and fireplace (can not be used to BBQ)
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and dining area that overlooks the patio
  • Small laundry/storage room with washing machine and storage
  • Magnolia Suite with king bed (200x200), walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with shower over tub
  • Green Room with king bed (180x200), wardrobe – en-suite bathroom with large shower
  • Elegantly furnished patio with sitting area and dining table


  • Outdoor parking area for each unit.
  • Shared swimming pool (45’x23’)

A conservatory can be used for dinners for more than six people that are catered by the property.



  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Closest store or village: 4.0 km
Closest Village/Services
  • Parking
  • Pool (unheated)
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral Heat
  • DishwasherMicrowave
  • Washer

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
2016 Weekly Rates
Low Season
Jan 2 - Mar 18
Oct 1 - Dec 16
Mid Season
Apr 2 - May 27
Sep 10 - Sep 30
High Season
Mar 19 - Apr 1
May 28 - Sep 9
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017

Additional Information

  • Linens, pool towels included (bath linens changed Tues & Sat,bed linens changed Sat)
  • Daily maid service Mon-Sat except holidays
  • Utlities (including heat & A/C)
  • WiFi Internet connection
  • Final cleaning fee €100
  • Addition services are available upon request at an extra fee: laundry service, cook service, additional maid service
  • Local head tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
Security Deposit

$1,500 payable by check to Doorways and refunded a month after your stay, €450 due on arrival and returned at the end of your stay less any damage or unpaid fees.

  • Units 1 & 2 are rented only together.
  • Unit 3 can be rented with exclusivity of the property if rented for more than 3 weeks and if Units 1 & 2 are still available.
  • Pool pening dates May 20 - Sept 15 (according to weather conditions).
  • Upon request and approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm for an extra fee of €50.



Settignano500 m
Florence6 km

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Doorways Ltd.
(800) 261-4460USA & Canada
(610) 520-0806International
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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