The house is very spacious and has been divided into large and elegant apartments, 17 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms (flats from 2 up to 8 sleeps) for the guests, which can be joined to accommodate even large groups up to 33-36 people or ready for single rents . The property has been completely restructured in full respect of the Tuscan architectural style, with the handsome façade in bare stone, the door and window frames in grey sandstone, the roof ventilated with modern technology but made using the ancient tiles, the interior floors in classic red terracotta, the ceilings with great beams in chestnut, oak and cypress, or beams in antique terracotta, the plaster walls tinted in pale hues, the stone stairways, and the original frescoes that decorate some of the ceilings. Community area with oven, grill and a zone equipped with tables and benches for outdoor enjoyment. Large arcade , panoramic pool and a heated hidromassage pool for 6/8 adults set amid olive trees.
Why choosing us?: We're proud of the unique feature owned by our mansion:
All our apartments are really larger than the usual on the Tuscan accommodation markets being from 100 sqm to 160 sqm. The typical 2 bedrooms apartment for a 4 people family is about 115 sqm.
We offer also connectible units of 240-270 sqm to accommodate 8-12 persons in 4/5 separate bedrooms .
Its' possible to rent half property with independent entrance sleeping 16 people or the entire property as a superior accommodation -1050 sqm with 17 separate bedrooms- ideal to accommodate groups of 30-35 people.
A luxury holiday in the modern life needs space, silence, nature.
We've got it! The property keeps ready for the guests the fine restoring of the medieval house and the care of the interiors as well as the largeness of its holiday accommodations, the quietness of the countryside, a panoramic hilltop location amid nature with an amazing view on the Florentine hills.
The ideal location: The property is in a perfect position for traveling around in Tuscany only 25 minutes from the centre Florence, which is only 25 km far from us.
The other major Tuscan cities of arts Pisa, Siena, San Gemignano,Lucca, Pistoia are reachable in less than an hour through The Fi-Pi-Li freeway to Florence, Pisa and Livorno which allows to move quickly in the Tuscan area
The station of Empoli (6 km far from us) offers to the tourists frequent trains every 15 min to Florence but
many trains to Pisa, Siena and Rome stops there too.
So the property stands in hilltop position amid olive trees in the Leonardo's land but it 's only few kilometres to the main road of the area and to the important railway station of Empoli. We would remark our property is in the most exclusive area of the municipality of Vinci which includes hills and the plain. We're in hilltop position and not in the plain or in a basin amid hills: take always care to verify the real position of any property!
List of fittings and courtesy of the staff : Other fittings and equipments:
Grill- barbecue, ancient wood burning oven and large.
Gazebo equipped with tables and benches, where guests can cook and enjoy their time.
Ping Pong table and table football.
Laundry room with washing machine.
Large panoramic arcade equipped with tables and chairs.
Panoramic swimming pool amid olive trees and sun terrace with sunbeds, chairs and
umbrellas, shower, toilet and changing room usually open from April to October.
Heated Spa Hydro massage pool for 6/8 people set amid olive trees under a patio.
Enclose private parking.
Fridge, freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher, hair dryer. TV sat in each apartment.
Air conditioning/heating in each room.
Extra services for groups on request:
Daily breakfast, a typical Tuscan dinner, extra virgin olive oil tasting, wine tour & tasting.
Podere Jana is a family owned property with the help of a small staff of people which will respect your privacy offering help on request.
The medieval villa with pool is located near Florence and exactly inside the famous municipality of Vinci, Leonardo's birthplace, just 25 km from Florence centre and 5 km from the railway station and its frequent trains to Florence, Pisa, Siena (the best way to visit Tuscan cities).
The large and elegant apartments of the villa are in ideal position to reach Florence in 20-25 minutes by car or train and all the other major Tuscan cities of arts like Pisa (45km) , Siena (65km), Pistoia, Lucca (50 km), San Gimignano (40 km) all reachable in less than an hour . The property is just 50 min from Versilia and its long sand beaches for guests who wish to spend one day at sea side. The property stands in hilltop position on the Faltognano hill, not far from Leonardo's house on the Montalbano Oil and wine route, being part of the farm itself made up of olive groves for the production of IGP oil (“Colline Montalbano”)with about 800 trees on 5 hectares of sloping hillside terrain
Other Activities: Visits of museums & wineries
Golf: The nearest golf courses are:
The New Golf Club Bellosguardo 9 holes located in Vinci only 3 km distant reachable in less than 5 minutes by car or Golf Club Fontevivo located in San Miniato only 15 km far from us reachable in 15-20 minutes.
Both the golf course are made up of a club house and 9 holes plus a restaurant and bar.
About the Fontevivo Golf you can see the tower of San Miniato from many windows of the property too, so you can't fail direction!