Villa del Merlo Nero

B&B / Event Location / Elegant Estate


Romantic Location

Elegant Estate filled with History and Tradition, situated approximately 3 km from the centre of Florence and the Michelangelo square. The Estate comprises a main Villa and an old Country Lodge and the Limonaia. The buildings are surrounded by lush greenery, a swimming pool, olive groves, and an abutting farm.

The Estate is located close enough to enjoy the centre of Florence whilst still enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the beautiful Tuscan hills. The rate includes parking, wi-fi and exclusive pool access.

The Estate has a traditional Italian Garden with its beautiful mazes. The Property is decorated with antique furniture and paintings representing the family history of the proprietor which goes back to a famous Renaissance Painter. The swimming pool is surrounded by olive and cypress trees and offers an outdoor kitchen area where is possible to enjoy a pizza party with a pizzaiolo by our own wooden-fired pizza oven or a grill party. Air-conditioning in every bedroom. King size beds in some of the bedrooms.




Suitable for

Luxury Holidays and Dreamy Weddings.

Contact us for a free estimate
+39 055 4222446


You were great hosts!

15 December 2020

Hi Ginevra,

Hope all is well with you & your family.

We just wanted to thank you again for making our stay in Florence so enjoyable.

You  were great hosts and we enjoyed spending time with both of you.

You also gave us good advice on restaurants and stores that we visited & made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay.

We wished that we could have spent more time visiting with both of you, especially our last night. It was so nice that you prepared food & bought us Champagne on our final night. It was fun listening to your mother tell stories about her past. It was also thoughtful of you to buy Monica a birthday present on her birthday!

Now that we are settled back into our daily routines, we often think about our time in Florence. We will definitely return some day & would like to stay at your Villa again.

We will also recommend your place to our family & friends that might be visiting.

If you ever make to the USA & happen to be in New York, please look us up. You’re always welcome to stay with us.

Thanks again for your hospitality!

September 2019

Jim & Monica, New York

A wonderful Italian Villa

15 December 2020

A wonderful Italian Villa in a beautiful neighborhood. A truly magnificent place.

Thank you for the wonderful experience to stay at your beautiful place.

6 January 2019

Daniel - Germany

Highly recommended

15 December 2020

”The Best of 2 Worlds. This house has it all: A lovely, formal, rose garden in front of a bucolic Tuscan view, and still an easy 30 minute walk to the center of Florence. All the bedrooms are large with comfy beds; the baths are well equipped with full amenities and the house is decorated with lovely art and antiques. The staff are friendly, available and knowledgeable. Perhaps the most charming is the owner who can tell you wonderful stories of her family history and the region in general. Highly recommended.”

October 2019

Melissa New York, USA

Dream comes true

15 December 2020

My Toskani Dream comes true The house was like a dream and the owner so kind and helpful to administration fantastic !! Ich werde auf jeden Fall zurückkommen meine Familie und ich sind sehr herzlich aufgenommen worden das Haus ist nur 10 Minuten aus der Stadt entfernt und man schaut in den wunderschönen Garten alles was alt ist ist fantastisch die Möbel die Bilder die Zimmer das Haus alles was neu sein muss ist perfekt die Küche das Bad die Laken und die Handtücher ich habe selbst ein Airbnb in Mexiko man kann es nicht besser machen Danke  Gracie per tutti

June 2019

Anke e Familie, Germany

An absolutely stunning villa...

15 December 2020

”An absolutely stunning villa within walking distance to Florence city centre. We took over the whole villa for five days as part of our wedding weekend. To say that our guests were blown away is a complete understatement, the villa has unbelievable character everywhere you look. This villa has everything you want, including tonnes of space inside, pool, BBQ and fantastic space in the gardens. Ginevra & Fortuny were the most gracious hosts, answering all of our questions before the stay, giving insider knowledge of where to get the best food and places to visit and providing endless hospitality. We will most certainly be going back!

Words can’t express just how grateful Gary and I are to you all. The personal touches, constant suburb hospitality, flexible nature and willingness to answer my (endless) questions on the lead up to our stay made it the most magical and memorable five days of our lives. Your villa was the perfect place to host our wedding weekend and every single guest was completely blown away by the villa and everything it provided. Thank you for all the suggestions of places to go, restaurants & takeaways, they were all delicious and helped the guests decide what to do on their days in between the wedding. I hope it all goes well in the future. Gary and I will be back!

September 2020

Maria, UK


Square meters

Inside: about 130 square meters plus Loggetta and Terrace overlooking the garden
(approx 80sqm and partly covered by a tent).
In case of rain, Sala del Piano can be rented (approx 60 sqm).
Covered greenhouse on the garden level, approx 70 square meters

External spaces: swimming pool area (for cocktails, aperitifs, pizza / grill parties).
Spacious and romantic Italian Maze Garden.


What We Offer

Kind of location

Accomodation with Maze Garden

Do you host more than one event per day ?

Only if at different times

Are there any time restrictions for the reception?

After 1 am an extra hourly fee will apply

Do you offer bridal suite ?


Exclusive photographer?


Exclusive musician?


Exclusive catering?


Do you offer American Bar service?

Yes it is offered by the catering service

Is it possible to dance with music until late? What time?

Indoor (softer music and with closed windows/doors) until 3am, extra hourly fee after 1am

Is there an internal equipped kitchen?

Yes for use by catering/private chef

Do you apply a fee for the exclusive use of the location?


Which is the payment method

Is there an access for disabled people?

Not at the moment

Any facilities or services for children?

Please enquire Babysitting

Are pets allowed?

Please enquire

Is it possible to perform the ceremony in your venue?

Symbolic ceremony

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

Euro 1000

What months are included in your off-peak season?

November to March

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

Euro 2400 plus accomodation (compulsory in Peak Season)

What months are included in your peak season?

May to September

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8 (4 rooms, 1 covered area called Serra, 1 Terrace overlooking the garden, Maze Garden, Swimmingpool Area)

In case of inclement weather conditions is there a covered appropriate space for all guests?

We add Sala del Piano (extra fee)

Describe the “plan B” solution

Maximum capacity of the main internal lounge

50/80 seated

Is there an outdoor green garden?


Garden description

Romantic Maze Garden and Swimmingpool area with Pizza Oven and Grill Area

Capacity of the outdoor garden

100/130  seated in the maze Garden area

Internal parking facility?


How many parking spaces are there?

Approx 20 cars

Internal equipped cloakroom?

Not at the moment

Equipped smoking area?

Smoking allowed in outside areas only

Available electrical power


Air conditioning

Yes in bedrooms and lounges


Yes at extra fee

Audio and video system / microphony

No at the moment

Wi fi connection available?


Will I be followed by a referent in location from start to the end?



Why should you
choose us ?

A unique private Estate in Florence, a historical manor house filled with tradition and elegance.
With us, one can enjoy a truly Tuscan Lifestyle

Our successful
feature is…

Being in Florence and at the same time,being able to live the Tuscan countryside.

Review the Location


Villa del Merlo Nero
ia Benedetto Fortini 49/51
50125 Firenze

+39 055 4222446


Inside Villa Il Merlo Nero B&B

13 bedrooms (8 ensuite, one with own bathroom from corridor)
12 bathrooms
3 kitchens (one open plan), 3 lounges, 3 washing rooms, Main villa upper floor :  terrace with dining area and balcony


3 km from Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo and Church of San Miniato al Monte
Train Station SMN 4 km approx
Train Station CM 3 km approx
Florence Airport Peretola 9km approx
Highway A1 (Firenze Sud exit)  approx 2km
Bus Ataf : n.41 at entrance, other busses at approx 600 mt
Catholic churches: SS Maria Brigida al Paradiso at approx 500 mt (in Via Fortini), Santa Margherita a Montici at approx 1 km,  San Miniato al Monte at approx 3 km


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