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Bagno a Ripoli 50012 Italy

Listing # 142499

Rates From EUR 1200 Monthly
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Bright barn in the hills just beyond Florence

Bright renovated barn, surrounded by olive groves, 10 km from the center of Florence. New renovations combine the tradition of ancient Tuscan farmhouses with the most innovative techniques of restoration, high energy performance, class A, earthquake-proof, an ideal place for those seeking the comfort of nature but but not complete isolation: here everything is at your fingertips: nature, excursions, the charming village of Antella, the wonders of Florence, the most special places of Tuscany.

With private garden, surrounded by organic olive groves, easily accessible from the city center by bus to the town of Antella then 1 km on foot, 10 minutes from the highway exit. The garden space, though a work in progress, is usable and enjoyable.
Naturally cool in summer and warm in winter, equipped with underfloor heating and a ventilation system that ensures the continuous exchange of air, it is powered by a pellet boiler, photovoltaic system and solar panels.
80 sqm, three large rooms, the kitchen and living room are on the ground floor and a bedroom on the first floor overlooking an external patio with access to the garden, a bathroom on the ground floor with bathtub, shower, bidet, WC, washbasin, a small bathroom on the first floor with WC and washbasin, independent entrance with loggia where you can sit and eat outdoors. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and two sides are almost entirely windows while on the third side there is a large arched French window, the floor is in antique terracotta tiles and the ceiling consists of large beams and tiles. In the living room, cosy and intimate, there are two windows and a skylight that lets the light through from the first floor, the floor is made of bamboo and the ceiling is made of wood, there is a sofa bed (140X180cm). The living room is accessed by a staircase to the bedroom also with bamboo floor and wooden beamed ceiling, consisting on three sides of windows, all except one with the typical brick designs of Tuscan barns. In the bedroom the bed is double (180X 190). The barn is furnished with antique furniture and paintings from our family. The space is suitable for families with children, especially because of the large outdoor space - for the little ones, however, pay attention to the stairs: there are 4 terracotta steps without railing and small gates between the kitchen and the living room and a suspended staircase of 15 steps between the living room and the bedroom without gate.

The barn is located 10 meters from our house, (although it has a private entrance and garden). Our house is the farmhouse and the barn was, historically, it's stables. The core of our house consists of a church dating back to 1400, the former church of St. Bernard, deconsecrated since the 50s, today a large space of 75 square meters that houses the headquarters of a social promotion association that carries out cultural, educational, environmental and wellness activities for all ages.

For seven years we have been taking care of "San Bernardo" and its barn, the open spaces are in continuous evolution and still being planned. Both inside and outside we try to take care of details, we love simplicity in the choice of materials, our countryside is authentic, gentle but wild. Around the barn over the years we have encouraged the growth of a wide variety of wild plants such as poppies, borage, dandelion, plantain, chicory, chard. In our fields live roe deer, hares, foxes, badgers, squirrels, boars.
If you are looking for a place where silence reigns supreme, this is not the right place for you! Ours is a restful countryside full of peace, but also full of activities ... and the beauty is that the town of Antella is near, and especially Florence, of which you can see the dome of the cathedral.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
80 Sq. Meters
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, September 19, 2021 until Tuesday, November 11, 2025
Minimum Stay
3 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bagno a Ripoli
Postal Code - State or Province 50012 Toscana
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Florence Santa Croce Piazzale Michelangelo Bagno a Ripoli
Closest University California State University
University nearby Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, European University Institute, International School of Florence, New York University, Syracuse University

Rental Price:

EUR 1200 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I have a degree in Performing Arts at the Folkwang Universität der Kunste Essen - Folkwang University of Performing Arts, Essen, North Rhine – Westphalia, Germany. I teach contemporary dance as an indipendent teacher in primary and secondary public and private schools. I'm Somatic Movement Educator and Infant Developmental Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering. My German husband Andreas and I live in the countryside, very near Florence with our three children. We speak English, French, German and Italian. Also thanks my children I discovered the joy of sharing body language and movement with children and young people and I understood the importance of somatic education within the school, from nursery school to preschool, primary and secondary school. I developed a great curiosity and passion towards all learning processes through concrete experience and movement.

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