The owners are two well known architects who have completely restored this period villa, furnished the apartments with antique and designer furniture and provided it with modern conveniences (TV, DVD and ADSL Internet). Lidia and Sandro (the owners), who live in the Villa, will be happy to welcome you as friends and provide you with information and suggestions which will make your holiday a memorable experience. Villa San Simone is not a luxury hotel, nor a villa to rent as you will find no austere concierges and electronic door keys. On the contrary, it will offer it’s guests an elegant but informal and relaxing environment with comfortable furniture, magnificent garden and woodland, and above all a warm welcome that will make you feel at home. Villa San Simone – Residenza d’epoca (ancient residence) is perched on the foot hills dominating the Florence and Pistoia plane. The Villa was built at the end of the 19th century on the remains of a medieval convent and a Romanesque church dating from the 11th century AD from which the villa has taken its name.