I don't know where the villa is, but the distance from Barberino Val d'Elsa is about 40km and takes about an hour. However, you need to factor in the fact that you cannot drive into central Florence because of the limited traffic zone (ZTL). You will need to park outside the zone and then get yourselves into the centre.
Thanks . I need to get to the train station.
It takes just under an hour, traffic cooperating, etc. We've done it many times. And that excludes the ZTL restrictions.
Thanks noted. Hopefully traffic will not trouble us as we travel at6.30 am.
This might help with planning your parking outside the zone:
Alternatively you could drive to Scandicci and take the tram to the centre. Oh and if you do decide to drive in as far as you can, do watch out for bus lanes too, which like the ZTL are also policed by cameras and heavy fines.Edited: 14 March 2013, 10:23