PANORAMIC HOUSE IN THE HEART OF FLORENCE COUNTRYSIDE

Laura Lastrucci

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PANORAMIC HOUSE IN THE HEART OF FLORENCE COUNTRYSIDE

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4 bedroom country house to sleep 8+2 in Tuscan Countryside

It is a simple and typical country house built at the top of a hill facing the village of Vinci: on the ground floor the big kitchen with the fire-place, the room to keep wheat and “salami”, the dining-room for very special occasions; on the first floor all the bed-rooms (for grand-parents, parents and four children). There was also the cellar with the big barrels of wine and the olive-oil.

The name of the property is the original name from the area surrounding that was called “Marcello”, the land around the house was and still is all cultivated with olive trees as well as a vineyard on the east side at the bottom of the hill; in front of the house there’s a “barn” to keep working tools, it housed the rabbits, the pigs and on the west side there was the hen-run.

The house has remained as it was except for the 2 bathrooms on first floor, also the heating of the house is as it used to be: the fire-place in the kitchen and a big wood stove upstairs to heat the bed-rooms

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Laura Lastrucci

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Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5

THE HOUSE EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS

  • 5 of 5
I booked this house as the pictures which Laura had put up for us to see really sold it to me. It was comfortable and spacious for the 10 of us, with plenty of cooking equipment and room at the table to sit and eat and play games late into the night. The setting was amazing with views across the countryside and over to the hills, with a lovely patio to sit out on as well as a hidden pergola type area on the edge of the olive grove.The rooms were light and airy and the beds comfortable.It was a great place to visit many historic sites and having a railway station a few kilometeres away made visiting Florence a dream.I am hoping that I can get another family get together organised so we can stay in Laura's lovely house again before too long. This was one of the most memorable holidays I have experienced for years. I keep looking at the photos on my mobile and they give me a wonderful warm feeling.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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CHARMING VILLA WITH AN AMAZING VIEW

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Casa di Marcello. The view from the house is absolutely magnificent and the surroundings were beyond expectation. The house is located privately on a mountain top and all around the house are olive trees as far as the eye can see. It is so beautiful, very recreational, and at night the stars stand out clearly.

The nearby village - Vinci - is very nice and (as all Italians) the people there are very friendly and welcoming. You can find good places to buy Italian specialities and good places to dine.

The house is very cosy, well-equipped and all rooms have amazing views over the mountains. The house has comfortable beds and is well furnished which made our stay very pleasant. In short: We had everything we needed during our stay.

The host Laura is a very sympathetic and trustworthy person who made sure we had the best vacation possible. We would love to come back to Casa di Marcello on another occasion.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Vinci Empolise
5

SPACIOUS HOUSE WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS.

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this comfortable and spacious house which is peacefully situated amid olive trees at the end of a private drive. It enjoys spectacular views in all directions. We found the accomodation well-equipped and ideal for our needs with a well-equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. It is a very easy drive from Pisa airport and well situated for easy access to the key sites in Tuscany such as Florence, Lucca, Siena, San Gimagnano etc. The owner was very welcoming on our arrival and we would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a holiday in this area.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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5

BEST PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Hi there,
We just came back from 7 nights at Casa di Marcello.
We are 10 people family, and the house was comfortable with a lot of space. The kitchen has large table that we all could sit around, there is a dish washer, washing machine, gas- everything that makes life easier.
The bedrooms are very big!
There is wide surface outside where you can eat or just drink your coffee and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounds area.
The house situated in a very quiet area, and defiantly gives you the feeling of a farm owner in Toscana.
The house is close to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and there is Vinci that is very close. It is a good base to tours in Toscana. If you want to enjoy in Toscana- go there, it's a good base!
Enjoy there, its much recommended place!
Oz
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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A LOVELY TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN A FANTASTIC LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The house was well equipped, and we had everything we needed to sleep and feed seven of us in comfort. Laura met us in Vinci (once we'd found it!) and showed us the way to the house, which is a genuinely traditional farmhouse set among olive groves, with fantastic views in all directions. She was also an excellent guide to the local area. I'm not keen on driving abroad and you do need a car to enjoy the visit, though we took the train to Florence (best idea!) and the station (Empoli) was only a short drive away. We also visited Sam Gimignano, Certaldo, and the Chianti region. The house is a good base if you're flying to/from Pisa, which is only about an hour away by car. We booked a cookery lesson and all learned how to make pasta - it's not cheap, but the meal was delicious. Walking, which we enjoy, is a little limited from there, but we walked up the road (very quiet) to the next village (Vitolini) one morning to buy fresh home-made bread, which Laura had told us about, and we found a couple of woodland walks not far from the house. Vinci is a charming little place, and worth exploring, but don't expect to be able to shop there late in the evening, or find everything you need. Fortunately, there's a huge supermarket not far away in Empoli. The Leonardo museum is ok, but a bit heavy on his engineering achievements. We had a wonderful week, and this house is highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Empoli
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Motorway FI-PI-LI
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Versilia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Faltognano
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Vinci
Car: necessary

“La Casa di Marcello” is on the top of a hill between Vinci and the village of Vitolini, in a beautiful panoramic position, from the house you can enjoy a wonderful view on the typical Tuscan countryside.

It's a very quiet area, ideal for relax and peaceful holidays.

The distance from the house to Vinci is km 2,5 if you walk through the country or km 4 if you follow the road, everybody certainly knows Leonardo da Vinci: the artist, scientist, mathematician, writer.. Leonardo was born in Vinci in 1452, he was an illegitimate son to Piero da Vinci.

Vinci, through the centuries, has remained a village, it has definitely enlarged since Leonardo’s time but hasn’t modified its shape and activities, it’s mainly an agricultural village with a good wine and olive-oil production, it's worth visiting Leonardo’s birthplace and museum.

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Availability & Rates

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Vinci House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€750
 
 
mid season
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
low season
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Notes 30% Total expense to be paid upon confirmation, balance one month before arrival.
Price includes linen for beds and towels for 8 people, water, gas and electric expense, extra Euro 40,00 for final cleaning
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Amenities

Vinci House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms are large and well lighted with beautiful views from all windows
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Toys
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
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