The old stone house is near the town of Vinci where Leonardo Da Vinci was born. Located on the slopes of Montalbano in the heart of Tuscany [Montalbano del Chianti road] ... delicious wine and olive oil! We have 6 en suite double rooms available. This 4-level-house with a common kitchen and lounge is decorated with art from all over the world and has warm colours: a perfect place for art lovers! The new swimming pool is ready together with a lovely terrace with an amazing view on the valley, ideal for breakfast, cocktails and dinners. The location is perfect; you can reach Florence within 40 mins and towns like Lucca and Pisa within an hour and only 20 mins from Pistoia, A new parking area was recently finalized.
THE DAILY ROOM RATE IS 76 EUROS [two people can share the room] breakfast is not included. Please read the house rules section!
PLEASE CONTACT US ANYWAY WE HAVE 6/7 ROOMS AND THE CALENDAR GETS BLOCKED AT THE FIRST BOOKING, IT IS THE LIMIT OF THE AIRBNB SYSTEM. WE HAVE CREATED VARIOUS LISTINGS FOR EACH ROOM AND SO YOU CAN BOOK FROM THE OTHER ROOMS.
No smoking in bedrooms, we allow smoking in outdoor areas.
It is requested that utilities are used in a reasonable manner. Lights, heater, air-con should be turned off when not needed.
only in one room we can add an extra bed for a child and we charge 15 euros extra per night
Hi Giacomo & Rolly
we have had a great time in your wonderful old stone house - a place to relax and enjoy
You both and your lovely dogs are great hosts :-)
Thanks for everything (your tipps/infos and the cooking)
Denise & Ben
Il posto è bellissimo la stanza pulita e il letto comodo il nipote di Giacomo è stato molto disponibile! con una piscina alta rispetto alla casa e con una vista stupenda peccato essere rimasti solo un giorno è un paradiso in mezzo alle colline toscane.
The place is wonderful the room was clean and the bed confortable Giacomo wasn't there but there was the nefiew that was very kind. The pool is in an amazing high spot so we could take a swim alone and nobody looking it is a paradise in the Tuscany countryside. Unfortunately we stayed only for 1 night!
Mit meinen 7 Fotofreunden waren wir eine ganze Woche im Haus von Giacomo. Selten habe ich mich so gut aufgenommen und betreut gefühlt wie hier. Das Haus ist wunderschön und bietet einen fantastischen Blick über die Hügel der Toskana. Die Inneneinrichtung ist hochwertig und sehr individuell, dabei aber sehr geschmackvoll und wohnlich.
Giacomo ist ein sehr netter Hausherr, der uns Fotografie-Begeisterten auch noch Ratschläge für gute Orte abseits der Touristenströme gegeben hat. Wer mitten in der Natur in luxuriöser Umgebung ein paar freie Tage verbringen will, ist hier gut aufgehoben. Und einen Pool hat Giacomo auch. Von dem aus ist der Blick über das Tal etwas besser, da dieser noch etwas höher liegt.
Vielen Dank & Wir kommen sicher wieder!
The old stone house is ideally located north of Florence in a beautiful landscape. Vinci and Empoli, as well as Lamporecchio are only a few minutes by car away.
The house is well equiped with all the necessary items you need for a great stay. The great terrace offers even a bbq, the pool invites for some refreshing moments.
Giacomo and Rolly are nice fellows that help you with all the small and bigger issues that occure.
There is a simple, but great restaurant in walking distance down the street, which offers great italian food.
So all in all, the old stone house is a perfect place to spend a couple of days in tuscany and we enjoyed our stay there very much.
Our stay in Tuscany was fantastic! Giacomo and Rolly were wonderful hosts. The place is amazing from inside to outside. It is beautifully decorated with unique pieces of art and photographs of Giacomo's work. Outside the view from the terrace is the typical Tuscany postcard view, rolling hills, olive trees, vineyards, colorful villas tucked into the side of the hill. The accomodations are very nice and the outdoor space with the terrace and poolside patio is plentiful, all offering fantastic views! Close to Vinci and Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Cinque Terre and Siena are farther but are definitely do-able. Wonderful!
We had a great time at the Stone Cottage! We met lovely people and Rolly was full of great info and tips! We wee sorry we didn't get to meet Giacomo but hopefully next time. The rooms were lovely and we were so impressed with the views. However be aware the drive is not for faint of heart! The explicit directions that Giacomo sent are exact. My husband has experience on hilly roads so we were set! It is Tuscany so expect twists and turns on the road! Enjoy a glass of wine on the patio and relax!! Can't wait to get back!
We had a great stay at Giacomo's place in Tuscany. We were actually met by Rolly who was extremely friendly and helpful (Giacomo was away during our stay) showing us around the house and suggesting places to visit for day trips.
We drove to the place from Rome and had little difficultly finding the house using a combination of GPS and Giacomo's detailed instructions. The house itself is quite large and situated on the side of one of the Tuscany hills with a lovely view of the valley below. It has several rooms with a large communal kitchen and sitting room. During our stay we were the only guests so not sure how it is when it is fully occupied.
While the location might seem remote for some, the area is absolutely stunning and it is very well located for those who wish to take day trips to towns such as Vinci (10 minutes away) or San Gimignano (one of Rolly's great suggestions) which was about a 90 minute drive.
We would definitely stay again if ever back in Italy. Thanks Rolly! ( and Giacomo).
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I am a professional photographer and media consultant. I am based in Tuscany but i travel around the world for my photo assignments and trainings. I work mainly for UNICEF and other UN agencies. I have been living outside Italy for over 20 years between US, Ivory Coast, Kenya and South Africa. I have also a place in Manila in the Philippines, Miami Fl. and New York City. I love photography, art, travelling.