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Villa San Clemente XIII Century

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Located in the Tuscan countryside, the Villa San Clemente is attached to the old Church of San Clemente in Poggio (just outside of Fiesole, North of Florence) which dates back to the 13th century.Popular belief has it that Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Commedy, was married here in the church located on the property, and nearby is the Villa Gemma Donati, who was Dante's wife.In contrast, as an actual documented proof, the Church of San Clemente is mentioned in the eighth story of the second book of Boccaccaio's Decameron, that the head preist of San Clemente was invited to dinner by Mister Varlungo (see Emmanuele Repetti's “Geographical, Physical and Historical Dictionary of Tuscany,” 1833; book IV, p.491.)Architecturally, the Villa is single structure including an adjoining sacristy as well as a 13th century front portico in front of the deconsecrated church.Inside, the church has the three original trusses leading to form the Romanesque apse still in its original material, which is visible in one of the adjacent villas. The church also contains the two confessionals from the 1700s.LOCATIONThe Villa San Clemente is out in the Tuscan countryside of Fiesole far from noise and urban traffic but is still only about 9Km from the historical centre of Florence. The adjoining deconsectrated church has been transformed into a large common room ideal for reading and relaxing.There is also swimming pool is located in the tree lined garden, complete with indoor and outdoor wi-fi.The Villa is made up of 5 rooms, with 4 doubles and 1 triple.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Public Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Peretola Airport12 km
Guglielmo Marconi Airport79 km
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Civitavechhia was born as an equipped center near an ancient port, from the Roman period. It suffered frequent damage during the American bombings of WWII, and was completely reconstructed. In the City center, roman architecture was redesigned. Archaeological research in the Fort Michelangelo courtyard detected...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Villa San Clemente definitely has its charms. We stayed for five nights and it is peaceful and quiet. The problems we had was the overall lack of cleanliness of the place. The kitchen was infested with the ants, so it was difficult to keep any...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This B&B is tucked away in the hills outside Fiesole in an incredible historic building and is wonderfully tranquil. Rafael the owner is lovely and incredibly helpful, he suggested an excellent restaurant nearby and even made the booking for us. The rooms are comfortable although...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 16 June 2014

After a busy day in Florence, why not retire to the peace and tranquility of the Villa San Clemente XIII Century? Why not indeed, especially whilst the city streets are reaching 35°C+, you can count on the garden of the Villa to be a good...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

I went with my wife out to the countryside to get "lost" in the hills and this was perfect: a swimming pool, a garden to sit in, and all wrapped around an old little church that they renovated. For the literature geeks, apparently Dante was...More

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