The farmhouse is set on the charming hills around Florence at La Romola, a pleasant village near San Casciano Valdipesa, one of the most beautiful places of Chianti area between vineyards and olive groves, with striking views over the tuscan countryside . All around an uncontaminated nature made of pine and oak woods with a special variedness of colours . Nevertheless the place is very close to Florence,reachable in less than 30 minutes by car or using the public transportations (at 5 minutes of walking distance from the farmhouse stops the bus to Florence with very frequent rides) .
The place is, more, at 10 minutes by car from the A.1 Highway and the Freeway to Siena . An ideal place to visit Florence and the central part of Tuscany ,living in a complete relaxing . The farmhouse The farmhouse is placed near the Village La Romola and it is linked up with the main road by a dirt road (private drive 300 mtrs.long with an automatic gate ) . At the end of the drive you’ll find a villa with a big cedar of lebanon : it is the house of the owners ; a little far away, up on a small hill, are set two yellow buildings both consisting of two-storied apartments that have been obtained from the restoration of a large farmhouse and its rural outbuildings ,part of a landed property of 12 hectares of vineyards and olive groves . Both the apartments have a private garden and ,at short distance, open a large pool (mt.7 x 14 x 2) with a wide solarium (130 sq.meters) equipped with beach umbrellas, folding beds,deckchairs and small tables (the pool is open from 8,00 am to 8,00 pm) . A common laundry with token washing machine is in a room apart . Guests will be provided with a remote control for opening the electric gate . In front of the apartments is set a large square for parking the car .
Note : The Villa (owner’s house) was built in the 16° century ;next open an historical italian garden with terraces and an ancient pond with a grotto in baroque style . In the garden take place about one hundred of lemon trees in ancient hand-made flowerpots. At the end of the garden is placed an old lemon-house to visit . The owners,living in the Villa, will be at your disposal for any request .
Apartments description :
Groundfloor : Wide entrance, large livingroom with fireplace and two chair-beds + dining table . Small drawingroom and large kitchen with dining area with access to the private garden . Bathroom with shower . First Floor : One double bedroom and two bedrooms with two single beds . Bathroom with shower . The apartment accomodates 6 with 2 more beds on request. 2 Bathrooms .230 sq.meters .
Groundfloor : Entrance, large livingroom with fireplace and dining table with access to the outside . Kitchen with dining table,bathroom with shower, Corridor with access to the garden on the back of the house . First Floor : One double bedroom,one two single beds bedroom and one single bed bedroom . Bathroom with shower . The apartment accomodates 5 with 1 more bed on request. 2 Bathrooms .160 sq.meters
Ortensia apartment :
Groundfloor : large livingroom with fireplace,double sofa bed and dining table . Reading corner with writing desk . Bathroom with shower and access area . Large kitchen with dining table . First floor : Double bedroom + two single beds bedroom and bathroom with shower . 4+2 sleeps + 2 bathrooms . 90 sq.mtrs
Camelia apartment :
Large kitchen with dining table . First floor : Double bedroom + two single beds bedroom and bathroom with shower . 4 sleeps + 1 bathroom . 60 sq.mtrs
In the outskirts La Romola is a small village immersed in the green . You can find there two groceries,one newspaper kiosk and two bars . The bus stop to Florence is at 5 minutes of walking distance . Cerbaia : at two km. by car: it is a crowdy village with all sort of shops and facilities . Grocery open even in Sunday Tennis court (even night open ) and riding ground . Chiesanuova : small village at 3 km. from the farmhouse Grocery open even in Sunday,small trattoria with typical tuscan cookery where you can taste a special “focaccia” . Golf course at Montelupo and Ugolino (both 7 km far .) At two km. is set the natural park “ La Tavernaccia” .
At the farmhouse you can visit the cellar and the activities of the farm . Exibition of old agricultural tools . Farm products tasting :(wine,vinsanto,capers,olives,lemons)
How to reach the farmhouse :
Take the exit Firenze-Impruneta of the A.1 Highway . At the roundabout take the normal road (SS.2) to Siena (warning : not the freeway to Siena). Cross the village Tavarnuzze and go on for 1 km. as far as the village Scopeti . Turn right over a small bridge following the direction Sant’Andrea in Percussina . Cross the village Sant’Andrea and go on for one km. as far as a fork . Turn right following the direction Chiesanuova . Cross the village Chiesanuova as far as the Via Volterrana . Go straight for one km. and turn left at the road sign “La Romola” . Go on for about 3 km. Before entering the village La Romola,in via Treggiaia # 90 ,look for a gate on the left and ring the bell: go on along a drive 300 mtrs long as far as a villa with a big cedar of Lebanon .
The price includes : Weekly linen change, Water , use of pool . Excluded : Electricity,cooking gas and heating on meter reading . Final cleanings : 15 euro/person . Minimum : 60 euro for Giaggioli aptm . 50 euro for Iris,Ortensia and Camelia aptms. Midweek cleanings : on request : 15 euro/person Midweek linen change : on request : 10 euro/person . Added beds (each) : 100 euro x week/person
Arrivals : Saturday after 3,00 pm .
Departures : Saturday within 10,00 am
The rate has to be paid at check-in
Security deposit ( to pay in advance via wire transfer) : 300 euro
Coffee machine (italian)
Coffee machine (american)
Pots and pans