Country suite Mandorla is one of twelve apartments located in the estate, a 15th century place situated on the lush green hills between Fiesole and Florence. It is just five kilometres away from the city of Florence and 2.5 kilometres from Fiesole.
The property is an organic agricultural estate of 300 hectares. It is used mainly for growing olives, there are about 20,000 olive trees covering 110 hectares.
The Frantoio and Moraiolo olives are picked by hand during the end of the year and pressed in the estate mill. There is also extra virgin olive oil produced in the estate "Laudemio" which has a high nutrition value.
The Country suite Mandorla is part of a villa which was once a village school. It can accommodate three to four people in two bedrooms. It comprises of a double bedroom, a single bedroom with the option of extra bed, a kitchen and two bathrooms. There is also a small patio area equipped with tables, chairs and a small dining area.
Other facilities include free internet station in the reception with free wireless connection, supermarket, restaurant, swimming pool, playground, car parking of 3 parking areas , Fun Park and outdoor gardens.
All of these apartments were once an ancient single building or a convent building. It has been newly renovated with style and comfort. There is an exclusive swimming pool in the gardens with breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside.
Also, available are a teaching farm, art class, Olive mill tours, night safaris and gastronomy tours. You can also find a beautiful restaurant offering local Tuscan cuisine.
It is equipped with a scenic terrace, wooden rooms with comfortable furniture suited for breakfast, lunch, grilled evenings etc and there is also a small market where you can buy local products.
A 15th century Chiostro, the Madonna Della Misericordia fresco, an old convent dining hall "Sala del Convitto" and an olive storage room "Sala Olivaia" is located on an integral part of the estate.
The Chiostro, the dining hall and the storage room are now used for conducting food and olive oil tasting, parties, functions and business meetings. Most importantly, they have been used for hosting the famous Fattoria di Maiano music and theatre festival.
Another interesting site in the estate include the Villa, the primary home of the estate. It is equipped with many rooms like the Tapestries Room, Red Lounge, Old dining room, Carriage Room and the Billiard room. All these rooms have unique and original furnishings. It also has a huge terrace with amazing views of Florence.
The Villa is the host for many anniversary dinners, parties, meetings etc. It has featured in many movies like Tea with Mussolini by Franco Zeffirelli and A Room with a View by James Ivory.
This apartment can be rented along with other apartments Country Suite Cipresso, Conte, Bellavista, Bellezza, Elegant, Daphne, Lilla North, Lilla South, Mandorla, Oliva,Giglio belong to the same estate for people who wish to stay together with their entire family.