If you read our homepage closely, you will know that there are a number of villas in Florence that are available to rent throughout the year. One such villa that we recommend is Il Parco, which is run and owned by Giuseppe Marco. Below we will take a look at how Giuseppe came to own such a beautiful property as well as what you can expect if you rent it out during your trip to Florence.
Giuseppe Owns This Property Out of Pure Luck
Giuseppe, like many Italians, loves to gamble and he will happily tell you that when you are speaking to him. In fact, spend ten minutes in a room with him and we are certain that you will leave that room with him having told you the story of how he managed to become the owner of such a beautiful villa in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
We are about to tell you ourselves, so if you opt to rent this property and get speaking with Giuseppe, when he asks you if you want to know how he came to acquire such a remarkable property, you can take a “guess” and amaze him at how accurate you are. In fact, as he is a gambling man, you could tell him that if you guess correctly he owes you a lovely bottle of Tuscan wine, but if you guess incorrectly you will buy him a bottle instead. We are certain that he will take you up on that offer. Sorry Giuseppe.
So, here is what happened. As we said, Giuseppe loves to gamble, but he never really had much luck until July 18th, 2009. He had never really lost a lot of money while gambling at casinos, but he never really won a lot either.
We must state that we are talking about online casinos (and therir famous online casino games describes here : https://www.onlinecasinoza.co.za/casino-games.html) here because there are only five brick and mortar casinos in the whole of Italy, with none being close to Florence. So, he satisfies his gambling urges by playing slot games at online casinos.
On July 18th, 2009, after a long day at work (he was a builder), he went home to his wife and children, switched his laptop on, put his feet up and started having a few games that he finds on pokerstarcasino.gr, an american gambling site, not expecting to win much as usual. However, about thirty minutes after he started playing a progressive slot, he hit the jackpot and won close to 4 million Euros.
He sat there in complete silence for an hour before he got over the shock and was able to tell his wife and children about his huge win.
Il Parco Was His Dream Property
The Il Parco villa is not too far from his own house and he would pass by it every morning on his way to work and every evening on his way back for work. He absolutely admired it and wished that he could own such a property one day. He was getting too old to carry on with building work and always liked the idea of giving up his job and living off the money accrued by renting out a lovely villa to tourists. However, he knew that it was likely never going to happen. But a man can dream, right?
Well, thanks to this big win, Giuseppe could make his dream become a reality. He found out who the owner Il Parco is and asked him how much he would be willing to sell the property for. The man, who coincidentally was also called Giuseppe, told him that it was not for sale. However, he soon changed his mind when Giuseppe told him that he would give him 900,000 Euros for it.
They both agreed on the deal and Giuseppe was soon the proud new owner of Il Parco.
A Closer Look at the Villa
This villa is big enough for 12 guests and comes equipped with 6 bedrooms that all have their own personal bathrooms and come equipped with AC units. There is a living room with a fireplace (for the cold winter months), a kitchen, a dining area, and a pool table. There is also a lovely outside pool for the hot summer months.
If you are renting out a car to help you get around and see the beauty of Florence and the surrounding areas, you will be happy to hear that there is a private car park, meaning you will not have to waste your precious time trying to find a parking spot on one of Florence’s busy streets.
If you are not renting a car, then you will be pleased to hear that there is a bus stop just 200 meters away from the village. Here you can hop on a bus that will take you in to the middle of Florence, where you can then explore the beauties of Florence or hop on a train to another beautiful region of Tuscany. If you do not want to get on a bus, you can walk it to the center within ten minutes – that is how close you are to everything.
The villa comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, so you can stay connected to your friends and family members back home and tease them by sending them some photos of what they are missing out on. However, be sure to bring them back a bottle of Tuscan wine as an apology or they might not speak to you again.
How Much Does it Cost to Rent?
The villa will cost you 200 Euros a night to rent, but that is a very reasonable price for what you are getting. Furthermore, the price is not much different to the price of some hotels in the city. If you stay there for a week, it will cost you 1400 Euros, but if you split the bill between those who are staying (if there is a large group of you), you can stay in Florence in complete luxury for a mere 100-200 Euros.