ZIGOLO APARTMENT - LA SCUOLA HOLIDAY HOME - TUSCANY

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
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ZIGOLO APARTMENT - LA SCUOLA HOLIDAY HOME - TUSCANY

Fucecchio Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Family holiday self catering accomodation with garden, scenic pool. Free WiFi

LA SCUOLA holiday home is a small holiday complex in a very quiet countryside (within the Parco delle Cerbaie) overlooking a green valley. It allows you to relax, while being able, at the same time, to be in less than 1 hour in almost every tourist destination in Tuscany (Lucca, Pisa, Vinci, San Gimignano, Florence, the beach). So, in the morning you can have a massage by the pool, take a walk to the little country shops or go to the supermarkets in Fucecchio (5 kms) with your car, then visit one or more tourist attraction in Tuscany, come back to enjoy a swim our fantastic pool (12x6), relax in the large equipped garden sipping an aperitivo while the tomato sauce boils in the kitchen, then have a relaxing dinner in the garden alfresco. The 6 basic apartments in the former school building have 1, 2 or even 4 bedrooms while the brand new villa offers some more comforts and sleeps up to 6. Parking inside the property. Nice country pizzeria / restaurant at walking distance. Free Wi-Fi.

*Everyday Life*

A big plus for all our guests is that we live nearby. We will welcome you, show you around, provide maps of the area and give you a list of restaurants and enjoyable excursions. We are always on hand if you need us but we will leave you to your well deserved holiday!

We sometimes see that families arrive here with the car full of groceries and food (after maybe a long journey under the hot Italian sun). Please note that most of the food you buy at home is available also here. Our local supermarket is open from 8AM to 9PM every day except Sunday; and 9AM to 8 PM on every other Sunday. Another supermarket nearby is open from 8AM to 8PM and also every Sunday morning from 9AM to 12.30AM. And another smaller grocery shop, Gelsastore, is open any day of the year from 4 in the morning to 1 at night!

* Market *

A medley of colors and scents awaits you every Wednesday morning in Fucecchio in Piazza Aldo Moro.

*Restaurants!*

One of the reasons to rent a holiday accommodation is that you can cook your own food and avoid eating out. You can shop at farmers' markets, try local recipes, keep your children entertained while cooking... But sometimes you just want to relax and unwind with a nice glass of wine and let others cook! Among other local area information, we will give you a list of nearby restaurants (one of them is at walking distance!) we usually go to! And we will be happy to call and reserve a table for you, if you like!

*Farmers' Market Agripolis*

Local organic and quality food in Piazza Montanelli every third Saturday of the month, 4pm - 7pm

*Palio di Fucecchio (horse race)*

Every year since 1981, there is this horse race in Fucecchio. The town is divided into contrade (just like Siena!). You will spend your holidays at La Scuola Holiday Home, so in contrada Torre, whose colours are white and blue. It is a brilliant experience. Before 'the' day, there are lots of feasts and festivities in each contrada, possibly al fresco, in order to spend nice time together, get to know each other and have a home style meal with some good wine. The date of the event is usually the third Sunday of May. In the morning you can attend the historical parade with its lively display of 1200 persons in rich locally made costumes along the streets of Fucecchio. The 3 afternoon races take place at la Buca del Palio (Via Fratelli Rosselli in Fucecchio). Palio might last until sunset! The races only last a minute or two, so you have to spend some time in Fucecchio beforehand, soaking up the atmosphere and the rivalry between the different districts, each of which is represented in the first two races. For a fucecchiese, Palio is like Football World Cup for Italians! The date for 2014 is the 18th of May!

*Infiorata di Corpus Domini (flower carpets)*:

On the Sunday of Corpus Domini the streets of historic Fucecchio are covered by beautiful floral carpets. It is a quite common tradition in central Italy that originated in St. Peter's Basilica in 1265.

In Fucecchio the custom of sprinkling the streets with flowers and forest sprigs compose sacred figures, dates back to the 30es but it was only in 1990 that the Flower Festival has become a tradition.

The carpet of flowers are displayed in the old city centre, starting from and coming back to the Collegiate Church. The materials used are many varieties of seasonal flowers (poppies, brooms, carnations, roses ...) and many other type of natural material (grapes, coffee, wood chips ...).

*Padule di Fucecchio, a bird watchers' paradise*

The Padule di Fucecchio is the largest non-coastal marshland area in Italy (around 1,800 hectares!).

The Padule is one of the last refuges for many plant species (the yellow floating heart or water fringe, now very rare in Tuscany, or white and yellow pondlilies, etc.), and is a big attraction for birdwatching enthusiasts, especially during the spring migration. Over 150 species can be observed throughout the year, at least fifty of which are nesting birds. Of particular interest are the herons, which nest in colonies, and migratory birds like the stilt bird, crane and black stork. There are 9 nature trails in the marshes, most on foot, some by car.

*Events Calendar 2014*

White Night in Florence 30 April

Palio dei Bambini - Children Fair 11 May in Fucecchio

Palio dei Cavalli - Medieval Parade & Horse Race 18 May in Fucecchio

Toscana - Arcobaleno d'Estate 21 June all over Tuscany

Marea Festival - Music Theatre Concerts Wine and Food in Fucecchio 24/29 June

Eagles Live in Concert - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 2 July

An Evening of Guitars feat. Jeff Beck, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Robben Ford - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 7 July

The Prodigy - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 10 July

Emma - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 11 July

Mercantia - International Festival of Street Theatre from 16 to 20 July in Certaldo

Elisa - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 17 July

Panariello E Basta 2.0 - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 18 July

Stevie Wonder In Concert - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 20 July

Backstreet Boys In a World Like This Tour 2014 - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 23 July

The National - Lucca Summer Festival 2014 26 July

Salamarzana - Medieval Festival the second weekend of September in Fucecchio! The city will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen, ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters....if by magic they will bring back the mysterious and magic Middle Ages in Fucecchio.

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On arrival you will receive information regarding pool rules when you collect the keys. The pool rules are also stated on posters in the holiday home, and for your own health and safety it is important that you follow these rules. Otherwise, La Scuola srl cannot be held responsible for any inconveniences.

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Details for ZIGOLO Apartment - LA SCUOLA Holiday Home - Tuscany 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Zigolo is a self catering apartment on the ground floor. The entrance is directly into the large sitting/dining room with fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric oven, top stove with 4 fires, kettle, percolator). A passage leads to a double bedroom, twin bedroom (or a second double bedroom) and bathroom with shower. It is ideal for a couple with children or for 2 couples holidaying together. Zigolo's entrance door is the only one on that side of the building. This means that a nice portion of the garden is just for you, even if there are no fences between you and the other guests. Summer is a great time to relax and enjoy the company of a good book! You can relax and enjoy reading while sipping a glass of red Chianti wine sitting in the garden, under the cork tree. Not to mention alfresco dining! There is a large communal 'barbecue house' in the park for home cooked delicious Fiorentina steaks (ask us about the best butcher shops in town). SHORT STAYS WELCOME!
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Ms. Tiziana Fierli

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian
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I was born in Fucecchio and I have been living here all of my life. Even if I have been working in the fashion industry for 2 decades now, I am more and more interested in the holiday rental world. I also attended a course to become a professional manager in hospitality and tourism management; it was fun to come back to school. I even started a blog about everyday life in Tuscany. You learn something new every day!

Ms. Tiziana Fierli purchased this apartment in 1998

My father bought this property in the late '90. It was in such a state! No heating, no electricity, no running water! He started to restore it (with Italian burocracy, this process can take a lot of time and even more patience!), then came with this idea: 'Why don't we rent to tourists?'. At that time (pre-internet era for me) I thought it was a terrible idea. 'Tourists in Fucecchio? This is not going to happen!'. How wrong I was!

It is easy to fall in love with this location! Splendid views over a tranquil valley, fantastic pool. Real possibility of reaching from nearby Empoli train station: Florence in 24 minutes, Pisa in 28 minutes and Siena in 45 minutes (stress free solution), or Lucca in under 30 minutes by car.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Our stay was wonderful

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
Hi!
We are back and missing our Home in Tuscany. Our stay was wonderful, we are planing to go back in a future. So many places to see that in our four days stay we miss few places that we want to visit.
It was great to meet you at the restaurant, it was a pleasant surprise to see you there!!!
We enjoy the villa very much and took wonderful pictures!
Elsie, Pepe, Lydia y Cesar from San Juan, Puerto Rico
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A fantastic week that we'll remember forever.

A fantastic week that we'll remember forever.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Dear Tiziana,
thank you again for a fantastic week that we'll remember forever.
Best regards,
Ina, Mark, Aidan (9) & Kian (6)
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Holidays at La Scuola = Tuscany + Relax + Pool

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a nice time! We liked the pool and it's a really beautiful sight! Thank you for your good information!
We visited Volterra, Pisa, Tirrenia for a day at the beach, Firenze, Niki de Saint Phalle's "Garten des Tarot", Lucca and Vinci but spent most of the holiday relaxing by the pool!
We hope to come here to stay again!
Best wishes
Stefanie, Stefan, Marielle (8) & Liv (6)
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Everything was nice and clean!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We really liked the stay here at La Scuola, everything was nice and clean.
You were very discreet and seemed very interested in your guests and tried to make our stay as nice as possible.
Thank you!
Thomas, Marius, Julian & Daniel
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Gazie per il bel appartamento!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Buon giorno et grazie per il bel appartamento. Il nostro soggiorno era molto piacevole e la Toscana è anche bellissima. Vogliamo tornare in Italia l'anno prossimo per visitare un' altra regione e altri monumenti.

Vi auguro una bella estate.
Cordialmente,
Sophie G.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa PSA Galileo Galilei
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Livorno - Leghorn
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
San Miniato - Fucecchio
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Altopascio exit of A11 motorway
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Viareggio (20+ kms stretch of golden, sandy beach)
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
in Torre - Salvia e Ramerino
Nearest Ski
74 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Golf Club Fontevivo - San Miniato
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
in Torre - Salvia e Rosmarino
Car: necessary

Fucecchio is not yet well known, but its location is ideal for those wanting to combine relax, getting lost in the countryside and visit all the beautiful reasons why Tuscany is famous in the world. In less than an hour you can reach the beautiful walled town of Lucca; the world famous leaning tower of Pisa; Leonardo's birthplace Vinci; Florence - the jewel of Renaissance, home of Michelangelo's David and Ponte Vecchio -; the nice hill town of San Miniato; taste the wines of Montecarlo, walk on the golden beaches in Versilia or visit the Vespa museum in Pontedera. Driving to medieval gems Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra takes a little more than one hour. La Scuola Holiday Home is set inside the Cerbaie Natural Park, with trekking trails and picnic areas.

*Salvia e Ramerino is a nice country cafè / restaurant /pizzeria (also take-away) at walking distance

*Il Cacciatore and

*Osteria Numero Uno are a couple of good country restaurants within a very short drive.

*Gelsastore is a cafè, pizzeria and grocery shop offering a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh bread (also on Sundays), fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go and alcohol open from 4AM to 1AM!

*Free unlimited Wi-Fi.

*Spa services available on site.

Other Activities:

*Prada and various shoes/bags/clothes outlet shops in Fucecchio.

* NEW * Possibility to attend the local gym club.

* NEW * Special discounted price at a private beach in Versilia!!!

*Pistoia Zoo

Home of over 600 animals including about 65 species of mammals, 40 species of birds and 30 of reptiles.

*Botanical Gardens of Parco delle Mura - Lucca

Open from April to the end of October from 10 AM

*Whale and dolphin watching trips in Viareggio

Day long whale and dolphin watching trips in the Pelagos sanctuary with the only Tuscan licensed guide. From 6 to 20 persons per boat with lunch provided.

*Kayak Trips on Massaciuccoli Lake, near Viareggio

Courses and excursions in kayaks on Lake Massaciuccoli with Circolo Kayak Airone. 10 single kayaks and 1 Canadian kayak available for use.

*Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Park

One of the two regional parks in Tuscany. The park extends along the coast of Pisa and Lucca. Activities include horse riding, guided nature walks, bicycle tours and bird watching on lake Massaciuccoli.

*Museo Piaggio 'Giovanni Alberto Agnelli'

Vespas, automobile and locomotive museum. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

*Pinocchio Park and Villa Garzoni Gardens

Pinocchio based theme park in the medieval village of Collodi, birthplace of the author Carlo Lorenzini of the adventures of Pinocchio.

Beautiful Villa Garzoni Gardens

Learn and get to know butterflies at Collodi Butterfly House

*Inspiring Ideas for a Rainy Day: Caverns and Caves

Antro del Corchia: Corchia's cavern

Marble caves on the southern slope of the Corchia Mountain (1678 ms). Guided tours available in July, August and first half of September.

Grotta del Vento

Situated in the centre of the Apuan Alps' Natural Park, this is one of the most complete European caves, presenting an extraordinary variety of phenomena which are outlined with competence and precision by expert speleological guides. One, two or three hour tours to discover stalactites and stalagmites, polychrome flowstone, alabaster curtains and crystal-brimmed lakes at Grotta del Vento.

* Golf. There are various clubs in Tuscany. Choose from:

- A.S. Montecatini Golf Club in Monsummano Terme

- Club de Golf Fontevivo San Miniato in San Miniato

- Montelupo Golf Club in Montelupo Fiorentino

- Le Pavoniere Golf Country Club in Prato

- Castelfalfi Golf Country Club in Montaione

- Golf Club Poggio Vittorio in Lastra a Signa

You will need a car to reach La Scuola and to benefit from your stay here. We'll send you detailed driving directions.

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If you have questions, need anything at the facility or if you need help, just ask! Please inform us immediately. This is the only way we can correct any shortcomings quickly.

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Availability & Rates

Fucecchio Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Springtime in Tuscany
Mar 29 2014 - May 9 2014
€92
€535
3 nights
 
 
Summer Start at La Scuola
May 10 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€115
€667
3 nights
 
 
Summer Sun at La Scuola
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€840
14 nights
 
 
Wine Grape Harvest Time
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
€115
€667
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150.00
Cleaning Fee €35.00
PERIODS NOT SHOWN: PLEASE ENQUIRE
A 25% non-refundable deposit is due when booking. Balance to be paid 2 months prior arrival.
Please note that full payment will be required for any bookings made within 70 days of the start of the rental date. Payments accepted also through credit card (plus 3% credit card charge). Any charges incurred for bank transfer payments must be met by you.
Notes The Tourist Tax is not included (1,00 euro per person/per night, maximum of 6 nights, children under 14 free). The Tourist Tax is levied on behalf of the municipality of Fucecchio separately.
We at La Scuola Holiday Home advise all our guests to purchase travel insurance to indemnify them against any costs that they may incur as a result of unavoidable changes in their travel plans.
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Amenities

Fucecchio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Sunbed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The pool is situated slightly away from the houses for security and for noise reasons. Guests don’t have to worry about children’s excited noise and small children can’t wander to the pool area too easily. Communal laundry machine with laundry soap available for our guests for free, plus iron, ironing board, clothes basket and drying rack with clothes pegs in the apartment. Hair straightener provided. Please note that the toilet paper rolls we supply are a courtesy as we do not want that our guests have to shop straight away on their arrival. As a self-catering establishment, we do not usually provide ongoing supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Maximum sleeping capacity 2
    Bedroom 3 - Free baby bed
  • The twin-bedded room can be easily transformed into a double bedroom. Both bedrooms, like every room in the building, have a beamed ceiling. Please ask us about additional beds (charges applicable) or cots (free of charge). Children and Extra Bed Policy: All children are welcome. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots. All older children or adults are charged 10.00 euro per night and person for extra beds. The maximum capacity is 1 extra bed and 1 cot or 2 cots per apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Communal washing machine available. Throughout the property you can hook up to a FREE wireless internet connection. Pool open according to season (usually 1st of May-30th September). Pool towels are available at 3 euro/piece, it is NOT possible to bring the bath towels by the pool. Treat yourself to a relaxing and refreshing full body massage by the pool or beauty treatments by a qualified beautician! We can help you organize wine and chocolate tasting, scenic drives through the hillside of Tuscany on a Vespa scooter or admiring the sights of Florence by helicopter! A babysitting service is available at an additional charge. English-speaking Melissa gives lessons in a horse riding centre nearby. Late arrival? There is a grocery shop with a selection of local produce, as well as all the necessary bits that you might need nearby, open from 4AM to 1AM!!! Due to the current legislation, a photo ID is required for ALL guests, and its details will be communicated to the authorities.
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