VILLA SAN SIMONE - PEACE, BEAUTY AND COOKING, VISITING FLORENCE AND TUSCANY

Sandro Stilli

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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VILLA SAN SIMONE - PEACE, BEAUTY AND COOKING, VISITING FLORENCE AND TUSCANY

Pistoia Villa Rental Photos and Description

Apartment 'La Torre' 75 sq - 2 double bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - large living

The Villa is divided in 6 independent apartments with every kind of comfort (from 2 to 7 persons each) who can be rented individually or together.

La Torre is a bright and elegant apartment with oak parquet floors, composed by a double (or twin) bedroom, a twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms with shower and a large living/dining room with a queen-size sofa bed and a full equipped kitchen space (microwave, dishwasher, etc.).

Other facilities: Air conditioning - 27” cable TV - Wireless internet connection

The owners, Lidia and Sandro, who live in the Villa, are two well known architects, who restored this building in order to live in; they will welcome you to share the peace, the elegance and the beauty of Tuscan architecture and landscape. Villa San Simone is not a luxury hotel nor a villa to rent as here you will not find austere concierges, immense halls and electronic door keys. On the contrary you will enjoy the quite elegance of the place, the comfortable furniture, with fine design and antiques, the magnificent green of the garden and the surrounding woods, but above all the warm welcome that will make you feel at home.

The garden, the park and the 'infinity' pool: Villa San Simone has a large garden (1000 sqm.) shaded by centuries-old. trees. The garden is surrounded by olive groves and forests and peaceful private grounds of about 60.000 sqm., where deer and squirrels live. The large fenced garden surrounding the Villa is at complete disposal of the guests and it is equipped with tables and chairs, comfortable armchairs, chaise-longue, barbecue. At a lower level there is a small fenced vegetable and flower garden with lemon and orange trees. We also cultivate an organic vegetable garden.

The Villa is surrounded by a large private park where it is possible to stroll along the stream and amongst the olive trees.

Our beautiful “infinity” pool is only 50 m. away from the Villa and is set in a magnificent panoramic position overlooking the valley. It catches the sun from dawn until sunset. The pool has an organic and natural shape and the water flows into a small fall. When you swimm, the pool looks like a mountain lake.

From 2 to 34 persons: For large families or friends groups the villa can be divided in six parts, completely indipendent, all equipped with: central heating control, dishwasher, kitchen corner with microwave, oven, toaster, kettle (electric water boiler), espresso coffee machine, TV set, DVD player, free internet WI FI access, baby cot.

Tuscan cooking lessons: We organise tuscan cooking lessons and teach you delicious Tuscan dishes

Moreover, painting watercolours and cultivate your flower or organic vegetable garden.

We can introduce you to landscapes and places of unique art, but also to spas, wine, master craftsmen of chocolate, artists studios, outlets. and help you to deeply know the genuine Tuscany

Our skills are:

~ The kindness and competence of the owners in suggesting the best itinerary and assist you

~ The position exceptionally favourable to reach the main tourist destinations in Tuscany

~ The proximity to the historic centre of Pistoia, one of the most beautiful historical towns in Tuscany,

not yet overrun by tourists

~ The elegance of our rooms, tastefully painted and decorated with antique furniture

~ The large beds exceptionally comfortable and the complete equipment of flats

~ The shady garden and the great park around the Villa, where deer and squirrels live

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Nous avons séjourné en famille à la Villa San Simone en été. Appartement spacieux, très bien équipé, climatisé (très appréciable en plein été). Nous avons été très bien accueillis par les propriétaires très attentifs au bien être de leurs clients. La Villa est située dans un site magnifique mais attention la voiture est absolument indispensable. La localisation est pratique pour visiter la Toscane de Florence à Pise. Piscine très agréable, en surplomb de la vallée.
Sep 2013
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Sandro Stilli

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The owners are two well known architects who have completely restored this period villa, furnished the apartments with antique and design furniture and provided it with modern conveniences (TV, DVD and WI-FI Internet). Lidia and Sandro (the owners), who live in the Villa, will be happy to welcome you as friends and provide you with information and suggestions which will make your holiday a memorable experience.

Sandro Stilli purchased this villa in 2003

THE GARDEN

Villa San Simone has a fantastic scenic garden (1000 sqm.) shaded by century old trees.

The fenced garden surrounding the Villa is at the complete disposal of the guests and it is equipped with tables and chairs, comfortable armchairs, chaise-longue, barbecue and a table-tennis table.

At a lower level there is a small fenced vegetable and flower garden with lemon and orange trees.

THE PARK

The Villa offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and Pistoia. The large private park of about 60.000 sqm., offers the possibility to stroll along the stream and amongst the olive trees. Villa San Simone is surrounded by olive groves and forests where wildlife such as deer and squirrels live.

THE SWIMMING POOL

The infinity pool is only 50 meters away from the Villa and is set in a magnificent panoramic position overlooking the valley. It catches the sun from dawn until sunset. The pool has an organic and natural shape and the water flows into a small fall.

SEEINGSITES

Located in the hearth of Tuscany, 5 km from the city walls of PISTOIA, a splendid city of art, Villa San Simone is only 30 min. from Florence, 40 min. from Lucca, 50 min. from Pisa and the sea, 60 min. from Siena and Chiantishire )

COURSES , ACTIVITY , EXCURSIONS, SHOPPING:

Villa San Simone can organize visits to landscapes and places of unique art, but also SPA, cellars, master craftsmen of chocolate, studio artists, outlets, teaching you to cook Tuscan dishes, painting watercolours or cultivate your garden.

- Agreement with the Spa of Monsummano and Montecatini.

- Visit to PRADA, GUCCI, FERRAGAMO outlets

- Guided visit to a large plant nursery in Pistoia.

- Discover the unknown masterpieces of Tuscany.

- Visit to winery tasting of Chianti.

- Walking or skiing on the snow of Abetone mountain (50 km of slopes).

- Olive harvest and olive oil mill (October - November).

- Jams and marmalades - tomato sauce courses (July– August)

- Basic design or watercolour courses.

- Cultivating the vegetable garden (Spring).

TUSCAN COOKING CLASSES

In San Simone’s large kitchen, Lidia and other excellent cooks will teach you to cook full meals from antipasto to dessert and you’ll make yourself pasta, ravioli, risotti, cakes, which we’ll eat at dinner, evaluating and debating the results of our work.

Lessons start with a guided tour of our organic vegetables garden where you can learn to identify the main vegetables we are going to use.

Nordic Wallking classes

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Villa San Simone - Peace, Beauty and Cooking, visiting Florence and Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Pistoia Pistoia Area
5

BEAUTIFUL AND SPECTACULAR - CHARM THROUGHOUT!

  • 5 of 5
This was a large party of about 13 people, one in a wheel chair for a wedding in Italy. We set up a dinner on our arrival, which the hosts at Villa San Simone graciously provided. We had several apartments which we rented in the villa. All were appropriate for our needs (even for the wheel chair). Simply charming. The location is great. Sandro was excellent at providing well thought out excursion, food and transportation recommendations. Close to Pisa, Florence and then even less turistic sites. Nestled on the side of a beautiful scenic locale (overlooking Pistoia). We ate under the stars with candlelight and such a fantastic dinner on our first day (this is a cooking school after all). The setting was Tuscan, the hospitality was genuine, the accomodations were great, the hosts were gracious, what more could one ask for. The entire group would gladly recommend this facility and it's hosts to any person from any country. We had a great time. We had large rooms with kitchens and that really made it special. Great grocery store a short drive away. I would recommend a rental car for this locale. Parking was fine, directions were fine (use directions instead of a GPS device, or both), food is fantastic and of course, authentic.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 1970
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Villa San Simone - Peace, Beauty and Cooking, visiting Florence and Tuscany
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396159
+39 3398517075
Pistoia Pistoia Area
5

THE PERFECT VACATION PLACE IN TUSCANY

  • 5 of 5
This vacation villa is a incredible place to stay. We stayed in the Cucina Dei Frati apartment and it was excellent. The bed is very very comfortable, the seating is comfortable, the private garden was lovely with a fabulous view. The ambience is very romantic but it is also very family friendly. Sandro and his family are an absolute delight. They go far beyond what is expected for a landlord to make you feel welcome and comfortable. They are helpful, eager to please and very kind and generous. The town of Pistoia is very interesting and a nice town to visit. The location of the villa is excellent for visiting Pisa and Florence. Five stars is not high enough rating for this place. We loved it and will highly recommend it to anyone we talk to that wants to visit Tuscany. Our visit to Tuscany was everything we dreamed it would be and the accomodations exceeded our expectations.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Il Duomo of Florence
"Climb the Giotto bell tower Look at the wonderful frescoes on the ceiling"
Accademia Gallery
"Admire "David" the absolute masterpiece of Michelangelo. Better to book in advance"
Piazza della Signoria
"Visit Palazzo Vecchio, the Loggia dell'Orcagna and above all, The Uffizi art gallery (book..."
Siena
"Siena, at only an hour from Villa San Simone, is unforgettable, also without Palio. Taste "..."
Leonardo da Vinci Museum
"At only 20 minutes from Villa San Simone, in the Vinci village. Very intersting in an evocat..."
Villa Gamberaia
"Wonderful example of an histporical "Italian garden""
Monteriggioni
"On the road for Siena and San Gimignano"
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Florence
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Pistoia
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pistoia
Nearest Beach
48 Miles
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Candeglia
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Montecatini
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Candeglia
Car: recommended

Villa San Simone is only 5 km from the 15th century walls of Pistoia, a charming city of art and story in Tuscany. It is a vintage residence located on the slopes of the hills between Pistoia and Florence. Ideally located, near both to the mountains and to the sea (60 km), Pistoia is only 30 km far form Florence, which can be easily reached in half an hour by train, avoiding the traffic and any problems about parking. The other historical cities of Tuscany (Lucca, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo) can be reached in an hour. The Villas Medici of Artimino, Poggio a Caiano, Castello it's 30 min. far away. The Leonardo da Vinci Museum is at 25 min. Rome is at 2 hours by train from Florence.

In July Pistoia hosts the famous Blues Festival and a jousting tournament in medieval costume which is called Giostra dell’Orso.

The city, with its markets and a lot of friendly pubs, is also the European capital of nursery of ornamental plants.

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Availability & Rates

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Pistoia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HIGH
Jun 29 - Aug 23
2 night minimum stay
€220
From
€230
Fri,Sat
€1,190
 
 
LOW
Oct 26 - Apr 4
2 night minimum stay
€170
From
€180
Fri,Sat
€840
 
 
MEDIUM
Apr 6 - May 23
2 night minimum stay
€185
From
€205
Fri,Sat
€945
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€200
From
€220
Fri,Sat
€1,120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning €60.00
Pet Fee €30.00
Laundry use €50.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Pistoia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Town ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Farm Holidays
  • Rustic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • ISDN Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
Notes:
TUSCAN COOKING CLASSES In San Simone’s large kitchen, Lidia and other excellent cooks will teach you to cook full meals from antipasto to dessert and you’ll make yourself pasta, ravioli, risotti, cakes, which we’ll eat at dinner, evaluating and debating the results of our work. Lessons start with a guided tour of our organic vegetables garden where you can learn to identify the main vegetables we are going to use.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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