About this listing
Exquisitely restored 16th century Tuscany private villa with pool, spectacular views. Superbly located in the best of Chianti region close to Florence. Tranquil gourmet paradise, wineries, restaurants. Fireplace, great any season.
Glorious Tuscany views-private tranquil 500 year old villa-superb location in the heart of Tuscany's most beautiful Chianti region-close to the Renaissance city of Florence and famous hill-top towns- beautifully restored and tastefully decorated-spacious outdoor areas and pool with views-large fireplace-quiet ideal location nestled on a hilltop at the end of a pretty country road-large bedrooms.
Our lovely large private Tuscany villa-country house is superbly located in the heart of the famous Chianti countryside on a hill top position with stunning views from windows, terraces, courtyard, pavilion and gardens. We are close to Florence (20 minutes), Siena (35 minutes) and Tuscany's most famous and beautiful hill top towns.
**Please note* our villa is private, you do not share our private gardens and relaxation spaces with any other guests. There are many cheaper accommodations listed on Airbnb where you only get an apartment in a shared complex. **
Our 500 year old stone country house-villa (230 square meters or 2, 475 square foot) and has been lovingly and completely restored to the highest standards and in keeping with the beautiful Tuscan aesthetic.
Our villa is an ideal base to explore Tuscany and Florence as it is superbly located 20 minutes south of Florence (direction Siena) in classic Tuscan Chianti countryside and is surrounded by rolling hills, tree lined valleys, olive groves, vineyards, wine estates, castles and renaissance villas. For wine lovers the house overlooks vineyards and is situated in wine country being close some of Tuscany's best wine estates. For gourmet lovers, nearby are wonderful restaurants and wineries as well as farms that produce delicious Tuscan products such a cheese, olive oil and hams. Close by is the village of San Casciano Val di Pesa which is listed as one of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany.
The villa has large spacious bedrooms and living areas, antiques, stone floored bathrooms with high quality fittings, four poster beds and traditional architectural elements including a hand carved large fire place and ancient wooden beamed ceilings as well as a sensitive restoration of original doors and windows.
The villa is on four levels and has traditional terra cotta flooring throughout. The villa comes with fine furnishings and linens as well as antiques and high quality home wares including ceramics, cutlery and all new superb quality European kitchen appliances. It has three large double bedrooms, three bathrooms with the highest quality fittings; two large lounge rooms, (sleeps up to 8) and one large live in kitchen as well as a separate laundry.
Local artisans have hand crafted to order fine furniture and fittings in traditional style including an iron four poster bed and an antique style traditional kitchen dresser. Outdoor areas include a large loggia (traditional covered veranda with oak beams and terra cotta floors) with beautiful views. The loggia has a large new gourmet BBQ as well as a large iron antique table with wooden top (seating 10) with iron patio chairs and out door divan lounge. Off the loggia in front of the house is a large ancient stone court yard, a separate oak beamed pavilion with lounge seats and table with iron balustrade and beautiful views. The courtyard also comes with a medieval stone well and troughs and leads onto a lower court yard and terrace, a forest area with oaks, private gardens and a large above ground pool.
The garden is planted in traditional Tuscan style with olive trees, lavenders, rosemary, traditional old style roses and pomegranates.
All the rooms and gardens have beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside as the villa is situated on a hill and overlooks grand historical estates such as the 1,000 year old Castle of Bibbione, mentioned in Salman Rushdie's latest book 'The Enchantress of Florence'.
We also have an above ground pool with four large reclining teak lounge chairs and bar fridge all set on a hillside with beautiful views.
We can also provide a cooking teacher for learning Tuscan cuisine, a cleaner, a cook and great discounts on wine tours and art tours for Tuscany, Florence, Venice and Rome through Artviva.
The house is large and private, you do not share it with any other guests, you have access to your own gardens, terraces, courtyard and pool. There are beautiful views from bedrooms, outdoor areas and pool.
Interaction with Guests
We are here if you need us! :) We are also tour providers so can give lots of great advice on our how enjoy Tuscany. Our caretaker meets and greets and gives a tour of the house when we are not in town. He can also pre buy any groceries if required. He can also come and cook and clean if required as well.
Our villa is superbly located in the very best and most famous part of the Tuscan countryside-Chianti. Poggio Canali is also close to the cradle of the Renaissance-the famous city of Florence which is only a 20 minute drive away. We are surrounded by vineyards, oak woods, poppy fields, castles, hill top villages and ancient abbeys. Our area has some of the best authentic Tuscan restaurants- making a true gourmet paradise with Tuscan farms and stunning heritage wineries nearby producing some of Italy's best and most delicious cheeses (one of which has the 'Michelangelo of cheese' no less :)), salami and wines. We are close to the cradle of the renaissance-Florence-20 minutes, Siena 40 minutes, San Gimignano 30 minutes, Pisa 1 hour. Our closest village is listed as one of the most beautiful in Tuscany. Our estate is surrounded by beautiful walks and you can see wild deer, hares, and wild boar at times, early in the morning, grazing in our gardens. You can see and experience lovely fireflies and nightingales singing during summer evenings. If you want to experience what the best of classic Tuscany can offer-this is it.
Guests often drive to the local village (5 minutes) and park and catch a bus to Florence-30 minutes. You need to have your own car when staying at our villa as bus transport is a 1 kilometer walk away.
Other Things to Note
The villa and gardens are large and private, with wonderful walks close by-you do not share the villa and gardens, and the pool with other guests. The third bathroom and laundry is on another level.
Please respect our house and the environment.
Please do not waste electricity, water or gas.
Poggio Canali House Rules and Liability Waiver
By staying in our property you agree to the following conditions and rules:
No smoking, no smokers.
Children to be supervised at all times.
No candles or fireplace fire to be left unattended.
Property to be left in clean and tidy condition with all rubbish taken away to designated bins.
Any breakages to be reported immediately.
Neighbours not to be disturbed with excessive noise.
No eating, glass, or sharp objects around the pool.
Breaking this rule will mean immediate forfeiture of the damage deposit.
Gate to the pool to be kept shut.
No diving into the pool.
Lights and fans to be turned off when not is use.
Toilet flush systems to be pressed properly.
No unnatural objects apart from toilet paper to be placed in the toilets.
No changing of heating settings.
Windows not to be left open with heat on.
Refrigerator door to be closed properly.
Conditions of staying waiver of liability:
All guests must have appropriate and adequate travel insurance.
No Liability. The owners and Management Company shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any judgment or deficiency with respect to the stay.
Waiver of Special or Punitive Damages. Guests hereby waives all claims against all owners and management companies for consequential, special or punitive damages allegedly suffered by any guests.
Limitation of liability: the owners and management company shall not be responsible for any failure of services in the villa due to circumstances beyond their control.
It is explicitly understood guest(s) assume all liability and responsibility for their actions while using the property and agree to hold harmless property owners and management company from any and all claims regardless of their nature.
One of the large living rooms with wooden beamed ceilings and a large carved stone fireplace.
We love living in Tuscany and are happy to share our knowledge of this fabulous country's beauty, art, history and cuisine with you. The house, gardens, terraces areas, courtyards, pool are private, you do not share it with other guests. We have a wonderful cook available and also have a renowned tour company should you need any assistance with enjoying Italy.