The Structure

Villa Cosmonire, located on the romantic hills of Bagno a Ripoli, south of Florence, is surrounded by the typical Tuscan landscape with Chianti rolling hills, freestanding Villas, the river Arno and many Olive groves. In 15 minutes driving you will reach the center of Florence. The name of the small town is Vicchio di Rimaggio, renowned for its Church and its fine restored medieval origins.

Villa Cosmonire

From the main entrance of the Villa you will access an oasis  of peace and quietness.

Villa Cosmonire is a cozy private burg, characterized by the large Villa Patronale, where the owners live, and by 2 others lovely and cozy properties.

Around the Villa, there are beautiful well groomed gardens which leads to the large fully equipped swimming pool (6 X 12 meters), from where you can enjoy the breath taking view over the wonderful imposing city of Florence.

All around the property there are 5 hectares of wine yards and olives groves, therefore you will appreciate your vacancy in total quietness and peace even more.

The splendid position, the beautiful gardens and the swimming pool are just a few arguments which makes Villa Cosmonire the perfect place for those who want to spend time in Florence or generally in Tuscany. This location  is great either for tourism, for work or even for families who just want to spend their holydays relaxing completely,  in the countryside but close to the city.

 

We advise you to rent a car, so that you will be free to reach easily the city or the town of Bagno a Ripoli. There is no public transport from the Villa. Inside  the property  you can park your car with no problem. The closest parking place, from where you can take the bus to the center of Florence, is just 1,5 Km from the Villa, in Viale Europa. The bus is the number 23, which goes directly  to Piazza Stazione Santa Maria Novella.

The apartments

There are 3 apartments: Tosca and Mimì, which are located in a tower from the 12th century , and Violetta, an independent house  with the view over Florence.

 

The houses have each a private and independent access, from an electric gate on Via di Riseccoli.

The houses can also be booked together, especially Mimi and Tosca, as one is located on the ground floor and the other on the first floor of the tower. Each has its own entrance.

Each apartment is furnished in Tuscan style, with antique wooden furniture, and with a choice of col

 

ors which reflects the typical Tuscan farmhouse atmosphere.

Guest will be welcome with a bottle of olive oil and wine, produced in the property. It is also possible to buy further bottles.

Each apartment is equipped with tables and chairs in the garden area, perfect for meals al fresco.

While swimming in the pool, 6x12 meters, you will enjoy the wonderful panorama. From here you can see the city of Florence and recognize its Cathedral with its imposing dome, Giotto’s bell tower, the castle Palazzo Vecchio, Fiesole hills, Settignano and Michelangelo’s square. 

Villa Cosmonire suits up to 12 people. There are 4 bedrooms and comfortable sofa beds.

 

Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Vicchio di Rimaggio

 

The church of San Lorenzo, dated back on the 12th century, has been renovated on the 1900, in Neogothic style.

The façade of the church is preceded by a porch with octagonal pillars. On the main door, there is a frescoed lunette with pictures of San Lorenzo and 2 angels. (15th Century)

The layout of the church is rectangular, with just one central body. 

With wooden trusses and an Abside that function as Presbytery, preceded by an arch supported by 2 columns made of pietra serena (local sandstone).

Inside there are paintings as “Madonna col Bambino” from Vicchio di Rimaggio Master and frescos from Cenni  as “Storie Francescane” and “Sposalizio mistico di Santa Caterina. (1300) On the right side of the Presbytery there is a Tabernacle made of pietra serena with copper plate on it representing “Sant’ Elena” (1460)