About this listing
The best way to visit Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards in the country near San Gimignano and Siena, only 20 minutes from Florence. Bedroom for two with bathroom, use of the kitchen shared with the other guest, heated jacuzzi in the garden.
Il Vicovecchio it's a large bedroom with 1 double bed with bathroom
You can use the kitchen in sharing with the other guest for preparing breakfast and lunch.
We are immersed in the Chianti Classico area, only 20 minutes from the city of Florence, accessible by car or public transport. The Sant'Angelo is a large apartment located on two floor of the main farmhouse. It is equipped with a kitchen with a 5 fire, a fridge, a microwave, Wi-Fi Internet connection for free. The apartment has a private parking, a barbecue and a terrace with a covered porch with a table for outdoor dining. The garden next to the house is exclusively at your use, with a solarium and chairs for sunbathing and a large Jacuzzi 2.3 x 2.3 meter, where you can cool off and relax. Access to the Jacuzzi is free during the warm season .The Jacuzzi is very large and can simultaneously accommodate up to 6 people. It has the advantage of ensuring maximum privacy and independence
If you request the heating, during cold season, the access to the Jacuzzi is by payment of a fee
Whe are located in Ponte di Gabbiano, a small district of Mercatale Val di Pesa, very close to the main road connecting Florence to Siena. There are only 20 minutes to arrive by car in the centre of Florence - 45 with the public transport. Due to its convenient position, we represents an excellent base if you wish to visit the area of Chianti Classico, Florence and Siena. It is also a good starting point for visiting the historic villages of Impruneta (famous for the production of Cotto), Greve in Chianti (main town in Chianti Gallo Nero) and San Casciano Val di Pesa (a 12th Century fortified village, which in the past has been object of dispute between Florence and Siena for long time). Also the Tyrrhenian coast, with its famous seaside resorts of Castiglioncello, San Vincenzo and Livorno, is within reach
To arrive here or in order to move in direction of the hystoric center of Florence, can be easy the use of public transport line "SITA".
The bus stop of "Ponte di Gabbiano" is 700 meters from the house (last run at 8 pm - few run on sunday and holidays)
On request you can use two bicycles
Interaction with guests
You can count on my presence for all the informations you may need and for suggestions on places to visit and to organize itinerary to discover Chianti by car, motorbike or bycicles and to buy local foods.
The Vichiaccio is located among the vineyards of the Chianti countryside and was built where once stood the ancient castle of Vicchio, now destroyed. The ruins can still be seen in the woods. The castle was located in a strategic position, on the road called of Strada dei Pecorai ,that in the medieval period was used to move, during winter, flocks of sheep from Pratomagno and Casentino to the Maremma, passing front of the church of Sant'Angelo Vico l’Abate .
The Church contained precious paintings now kept in the Museum of Sacred Art in San Casciano Val di Pesa.
With a short walk through the vineyards you can reach Castello Di Gabbiano, ancient residence of the noble family Soderini and today turned into a a prestigious wine production centre.
In the area is also the Castelli del Grevepesa, a large winery that produces Chianti Classico where you can buy wine at the Enoteca.
There are many restaurants and pizzerias within walking distance or by car.
Mercatale Val di Pesa is the nearest village, which is about 7 kilometers away, where you can go shopping, buy a newspaper, take a coffee and buy typical products of Chianti, as well as finding the bank and the post office,
but if you want in the Location Ferrone 2 kilometers from the Vichiaccio food shop sells a great bread and delicious meats and cheeses.
San Casciano Val di Pesa is 10 kilometers and is the most important center. Here you can visit the weekly market which takes place on Monday Morning.
Greve in Chianti to 14 kilometers is Considered the gateway to the Chianti region With its funnel-shaped Piazza Matteotti, Surrounded by arcades with small shops selling local products and reataurants.
Impruneta 8 kilometers is famous for its terracotta.
Our house is located in places Vichiaccio in San Casciano in Val di Pesa among Mercatale Val di Pesa, Impruneta (famous for its Tuscan terracotta) and Greve in Chianti on the road between Florence and Siena. Florence is easily reached in 20 minutes by car or 45 minutes by bus. It is an excellent starting point to visit the Chianti Classico or the so-called “Chianti Triangle”, comprising the towns of Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti. and from there reach Siena. you can visit the city of the towers of San Gimignano and the medieval village of Monteriggioni.
Changing direction and moving to East you will find Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci with the museum.
At about 110 km is the Tyrrhenian coast, with the famous seaside resorts of Castiglioncello, San Vincenzo and Livorno which you can reach for a one-day visit
Other things to note
In the price are included: electricity, water, Wi Fi network, towels and linen.
It's escluded, in the period from 01 may to 30 october, the Tourist tax fee of Euro 1,5 per person / per day - for a max of 7 days (only adult and children more than 14 yers old)
In the hot season or if you don't need heating, the use of the jacuzzi is for free
In the cold season , with the heating of the water, the cost for unlimited use is:
20€ for one day.
8€ for each additional day
Chech in 16,00 to 22,00
Check out 10,00
Pets are welcome
This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
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Hello, My name is Beatrice.
I am 49 years old.
Me and my family, my husband Massimo, my two sons Matteo 18 and Giulia 13 years, Max the dog and two cats, we all live at Il Vichiaccio.
I studied Fashion Design at Polimoda in Florence. I worked for over 20 years as Designer and Product manager for an international sportswear's company.
My passion are books and Iyengar yoga! I would go every day to the movies. I love DIY and everything about manual creativity. I come from a traditional family and I learned to cook as a child. I know all the traditional Tuscan recipes. Obviously all these passions are an excuse to fill the house with books.
2012 all my life as changed: I started to be an host. You may wonder why? I do not know if you can call a series of unfortunate events, but I ended up traveling for work and now I guess the turning of the seasons by the changing colors of the vineyard.
Il Vichiaccio was a dream for my husband and me: a place where to live and grow our children's surrounded by vineyards as if we lived in an everlasting holiday.
We felt in love with this very old typical Tuscan stone house in 2001. After about 8 years of restoration, we started to host. We furnished the house and all the external in the typical authentic Tuscan style, finding the furniture and objects in the antique markets. We chose each piece with passion, from the stones to the terracotta tiles of the floors, doors and wardrobes and iron beds.
We wanted this place to become welcoming to us, for our friends and guests. We like to think that those who come to the Vichiaccio arrive as a guest and leave us as a friend.