About this listing
The medieval Tuscan town of Bucine is only 10min by walk
Nearest village: Bucine (1 Km/ 0,6mi)
Swimming pool: private 14 x 7 mt and Jacuzzi hot tub
Internet: Wireless ADSL
AC in all the villa rooms
Property features/services: Air conditioning, Wi-fi, near town, SPA with Jacuzzi, daily cleaning, sat TV, washing machine with dryer, dishwasher machine, outdoor BBQ, outdoor dining, private parking
Located within walking distance of the Tuscan town of Bucine, the lovely Villa is an eight bedroom air conditioned stone building, presiding high on a hill, overlooking the beautiful Val D'Ambra valley.
You can also hire mountain-bikes on the premises or hire a local cook who will prepare Tuscan delicacies for you at the villa.
The village of Bucine is about 1 km away (0,6 mi), and the A1 Milan/Rome motorway about 6 km (3.7 mi) .
Florence is 40 km (24.8mi) away and Siena 30 km. Nearby to the villa you will find several excellent restaurants.
Built in the 17th century in the Sienese stone architectural style this villa is within walking distance of a train station, and only a 45 minute drive from Florence, Siena or Arezzo
The villa has been completely renovated to bring the interior comfort up to the standards of the beauty of the building and the result is decidedly high-quality with all the modern conveniences, the villa is perfect for family reunions.
All of the bedrooms have their own bathroom, satellite-TV, telephone, internet access ADSL Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, and the bedroom on the ground floor has also been equipped for the disabled.
A nice fenced garden surrounds the villa and provides a private pool with open-air shower, a barbecue and a large gazebo ideal for al-fresco dining.
The villa is a 400 Sqm (4.280 Sq feet) two floors independent building with air-conditioning and can hosts up to 16+4 persons in 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms; the +4 are single beds located in the open galleries and are suitable for children or teenagers.
Air-conditioning in all of the villa, satellite-TV, telephone and internet access possibility in all of the rooms. Laundry with washing-machine/dryer.
GROUND FLOOR: entrance from a loggia
Large living-room with fireplace and dining-area, stellite TV - Hi-fi
kitchen (2 ovens, small microwaves, dishwasher, freezer, ice maker, orange squeezer, toaster, American coffee maker, Italian coffeemaker) with access on to the garden
living-room/studio with games table,
1 WC with washbasin, (entrance from the loggia)
1 double bedroom with bathroom with shower, entrance living-room with double sofa-bed,
1 double bedroom,
1 bathroom with shower suitable for the disabled.
FIRST FLOOR: accessible via a large charming furnished loggia with panoramic views
Open living-room in the upper part of the loggia,
2 twin-bedded rooms (can be turned to double bed) each with an open gallery with single bed (suitable for a teenager); each with its own en-suite bathroom with shower
2 double bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom with shower,
1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, dressing room and access to an open gallery with 2 single beds (suitable for 2 teenagers).
On request 2 of the first floor double bedrooms can be turned in twin bedrooms (2 single beds in each room)
IN THE TOWER:
1 double bedroom,
1 bathroom with shower
By many generations my family live in this unique and special part of Italy; for the last 15 years I passionately dedicated time and care to manage the villas and welcome my guests.
I know the area very well and I will be happy to assist you in organizing extra activities or day trips (complimentary benefit for my guests) and make your time in Tuscany unique & memorable.
In an area known for its food and wine, not to mention splendid scenery.
Bucine (1km/ 0,6 miles by walk or car) is a nice little town with grocery stores, lovely churches, restaurants, shops and train station. The medieval castle was built to gain control over the Ambra valley and protect the strategically important trade route between Valdarmo and Siena.
More than any other place, this is a land where tradition and daily life exist side by side in perfect harmony. The villa is situated in the midst of what is known as unspoiled “wine country” - with its vineyards, olive trees, castles, medieval hilltop villages and churches - is one of the more lively area south of Florence.
From the villa a beautiful road leads into Ambra Valley and Chianti area.
Montevarchi is the nearest big town with a large shopping area, excellent shopping Prada, Gucci, Armani, Dolce e Gabbana factory shop, restaurants, tennis courts, a regular train service to Florence (52 direct trains a day), Rome (8 direct trains a day) and the main Italian cities, taxi , pharmacy, hospital, indoor-outdoor swimming pool.
The history of Montevarchi dates back to circa 986, when pilgrims and travelers stopped here on their way to and from Rome.
Montevarchi: for centuries the “market town” for Valdarno, Chianti and Pratomagno – and one of the most important in Tuscany.
A meeting place for traders, townsfolk, the local livestock and grain “dealers” and above all for farmers and small local producers who, until the 1960s used all means possible to get to the town squares of Montevarchi, to make deals and sell their goods: free range chickens, vegetables, rabbits, artichokes, olive oils and chestnuts.
Today the area is famous for its contribution to the international fashion industry and boasts the location of prestigious fashion outlets like Prada and "The Mall".
The area has excellent restaurants, a farmer’s market and regular train service to Florence, Arezzo, Rome (with connections to every major Italian city)
There are many activities to do in the area; including 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Florence (one or two full day)
- Siena (full day)
- Cortona with wine tasting (full day)
- Chianti area with wine tasting (full day)
- Pisa and Lucca (full day)
- San Gimignano and Monteriggioni (full day)
- Montalcino and Pienza with Brunello wine tasting (full day)
- Assisi and Perugia (full day)
- Fashion shopping outlets (Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, Armani and all the main Italian fashion brands have factories in the area and shopping outlet with 50% discount)
Bucine train station: 2km (1.2 mi)
Montevarchi train station: 10km (6.2 mi)
Tollway exit (Valdarno): 6 km (3.7 mi)
Closest airports (Airport code) :
- Florence airport (FLR) 70 km / 43 miles
- Perugia (PGA) 120 km / 74 miles (very small airport)
- Pisa Airport (PSA) 130 km / 80 miles
- Bologna (BLQ) 160 km / 100 miles
- Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 260 Km / 160 miles
- Venice (VCE) 310 Km / 192 miles
- Milan (MXP) 410 Km / 254 miles
From the airports is easy to reach the villa by train or rental car.
The villa is only 6 km / 3.7 miles from Montevarchi train station and 10 km / 6 miles from A1 Valdarno exit (main highway of Italy)
A private car is necessary to explore the area, if you don't want to drive I can arrange a driver for you
Activities in the area
- Horseback riding
- Polo Club Villa a Sesta (in 2011 hosted the IX World Polo Championships)
- Fashion outlets
in Montevarchi "Prada, MiuMiu, Church's and Car Shoe" 50 minutes drive
in Reggello/Leccio The-Mall fashion outlet with 50% discount "alexander mcqueen, armani, bottega veneta, burberry, dior, zegna, fendi, gucci, roberto cavalli, salvatore ferragamo, sergio rossi, tod's, valentino, yves saint laurent and many more luxury fashion brands
-18-hole golf at Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, within 60 minutes.
I only rent the villa as a private place to one group of guests (family or friends) at a time, being the only residents, the quality and privacy of their stay is guaranteed.
The rates are variable and depending on the number of bedrooms occupied by guests, season and length of stay (rentals usually run by week from Saturday to Saturday).
In case the guests do not rent all the bedrooms the remain bedrooms stay empty and closed; the other area of the villa (swimming pool, garden, kitchen, living room, dining room etc.) remain private to the guests.
###### INCLUDED SERVICES:
• Private Swimming Pool open from 04 May to 02 November
• Jacuzzi hot tub
• Wi-fi internet
• Air conditioning / Heating according to consumption
• Cleaning during the week
3 hours from Monday to Saturday from 09:30 am (6 times a week for a total of 18 hours)
• Linens for bed, bath and table, pool towels
• Weekly change of linens
• Washing machine with dryer
• Iron, Ironing board
• Electricity, water
• Telephone (for local calls)
• Full stereo, CD player, speakers for iPod
• TV Sat (news only)
• LCD Tv in each camera
• 42" Plasma TV with DVD player in the living room
• Fully equipped kitchen with:
• American Coffee Machine
• Cappuccino Machine (with coffee capsules)
• Electric Oven
• Ice maker machine
• Refrigerator with freezer
• Gas for kitchen use
• Cot with bar (available on request at no charge)
• High chair (available on request at no charge)
• 8 hairdryers (one in each bathroom)
• Car parking in the property
• 2 Outdoor patio heaters (according to consumption)
• Final cleaning
• Municipality tourist tax
###### AVAILABLE on REQUEST:
•Air conditioning and Heating consumption
•First grocery shopping (shops are closed on Sunday)
•Personal cook for breakfast, lunch or traditional Tuscan dinner
•Tuscany cooking class
•Wine dinner with sommelier
•Firewood for BBQ
•High chair / Baby cot
•Airport/train station transfer / Taxi
•Private bus with driver for transfers or tours
•Personal guide for Florence, Chianti, Siena, Lucca, Pisa with skip the lines museum tickets
•Wine cellar visit with wine tasting
•Fashion outlets excursions (Prada, Gucci, Armani, Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.)
•Cell phone rental
•PA system with mixer and microphone
•Final cleaning fee
•More extra services available on request
Please contact me for rates, in your request include the period and number of bedrooms you will need (response within a few hours).
This host has a Super Strict 60 Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 60 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 60 days of the trip and the reservation is non-refundable with the exception of fees.
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Life is about experiences, and there is no greater experience than travel.
I born in Tuscany and after travelling all over the world I still live here surrounded by beautiful landscapes, art cities and great food. I enjoy living and working here !!
In my free time I like to snowboarding, sailing, cycling, cooking, traveling and exploring new cultures.