This historic estate on the hills surrounding florence dates to the 1200's and was originally the home of Accursio da Bagnolo, famous for having gathered the definitive publication of giustinian law. The present villa was built in 1874 by architect architect Leopoldo Pasqui. Today the villa has been lovingly restored and completely updated by its current owners.
The villa sleeps ten comfortably but additional guests can be accommodated through special request. The rooms are all bright and spacious and feature exquisite interiors and flooring. The bathrooms are all large and most with enormous showers and separate bathtubs. The extensive grounds ensure privacy and plentiful options for rest and relaxation.
Your stay at Vila Accursio includes preparation and service of two authentic italian meals a day*, as well as daily housekeeping and maid service by our on-premise care takers. *Food & beverage costs are not included.
The owners fell in love with Italy when they moved there in 2001. In 2004, they came upon this historic villa which was in a state of disrepair. Over the years they have restored it to its original grandeur, hired a staff to maintain their high standards and extend a high level of hospitality to visiting guests.
Phyllis Swindells purchased this villa in 2004
The picturesque setting and deep history of this property made this a truly unique property.
The villa is set on 40 acres of beautiful landscaping, olive groves and vineyards. Our farm provides the villa with fresh eggs, fresh produce, livestock and the highest quality olive oil and wine.
Recently I took my entire family for 16 nights at this villa. Honestly, the only downside is that every future vacation will have to try to live up to this one. It's not like staying in someone's house, it's more like having your own five star hotel.
It's the perfect combination of access to great cities of Tuscany, and a magnificent pool to lie around some days. Proximity to Florence allows you to do half-days in town, half days at the villa, which is nice. If you can't decide between and art-history-food vacation, and a lie-by the-pool-and-relax vacation -- here you don't have to choose, you can do both.
Fely and Oscar, the caretakers, are lovely, and Fely is an incredible cook. Her lemon chicken and brick-oven pizza were standouts.
The property is vast, with a tennis court/soccer field and two thousand olive trees. We had two boys, 5 & 6 years old with us, and many days were spent hiking around the olive groves, looking for deer (we saw) and wild boar (heard but never saw).
Impruneta is 3 minutes away by car, and has a lovely square, 3 restaurants, and two good spots for gelato. The not-to-be missed towns of Siena and Lucca are less than an hour's drive away. (We hired vans from Chianti Drivers, so none of us had to drive, which made things even easier. And the drivers were all the nicest people.) Florence, obviously, is quite close.
When I booked the vacation, it seemed a bit expensive. In hindsight -- as a vacation for 13 people, it was remarkably reasonable -- considering what you get.
If you can afford it -- do it. It's exactly the Tuscan vacation you're imagining, only better.
We stayed for two weeks in this gorgeous home. All the rooms are very generously sized. The house itself is even larger than it looks in photos and is beautifully appointed with modern amenities. The cook prepares wonderful family meals. And the location can't be beat - perfect for exploring Florence and all the Tuscan hill towns. Easy rental transaction on VRBO. Highly recommend this villa.
Villa L'Accursio is a fabulous and beautifully restored Tuscan manor home with commanding views, modern amenities, and yet an old world flavor to complement any trip to Florence. With a pool, tennis court, basketball court, ping pong table and other kid friendly amenities, it is a wonderful family setting. Fely and Oscar are real gems, always friendly and willing to cook and otherwise pamper guests. The formal rooms are tastefully decorated, the many bedrooms and bathrooms are expansive and comfortable, and the outdoor seating areas are inviting. With Florence just fifteen minutes away, this is a spectacular find which we can't recommend highly enough and would return to in a flash next time we travel to Tuscany. The Casey family
Villa L'Accursio is an incredible place to stay while enjoying Florence and Chianti Country! It's setting in the hills overlooking the olive trees and vineyards is spectacular. Highly recommended.
The location is perfect: a short drive into Florence yet located in the rolling hills of the countryside with gorgeous vistas just outside of the town of Impreneta. The villa is expansive with rooms set up for all kinds of different activities: ping-pong and pool tables, large flat screen tv with a library of the best tourist books, study, bar side chatting, fireplace lounging, kitchen culinary exploration with table for informal meals and formal dining room. The third floor has a great game/play area for kids.The poolside area and patio outside the villa overlook the countryside. Walking around the property near the olive trees you will discover a court that can be converted for tennis, basketball or soccer. The photos accurately reflect the immaculately kept property and its amenities. In addition to sightseeing in Florence day trips can be taken to charming nearby tuscan towns, such as Greve, Panzano (don't miss stopping in to see Dario, the famous butcher at McDario's) San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena. If you come during the warm weather (May is delightful) you can learn about tuscan winemaking and taste the best of tuscan wines. Many fabulous restaurants abound. I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives.
My family and I recently returned home from a 10- day vacation at this beautiful villa. As we found out the day we arrived the photos hardly do this expansive property justice and the owners clearly spared no expense in restoring this magnificent villa. The bathrooms alone exceed any European standards of luxury for a private villa that we’ve seen. Each and every room awash in rich Tuscan colors is so tastefully decorated it’s hard to believe this is a rental property.
We will never forget our welcome dinner served Al Fresco with those stunning views of the countryside. This really set the tone for our entire stay. We took advantage of a friend's recommendation to hire a tour guide for our first day in Florence, a great decision. While we enjoyed several other day trips (SIENA, San Gimignano, Lucca, etc), toured the incredible Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Cellar (a must-see for wine lovers) and did some local olive oil tasting, we always looked forward to getting back to the villa. On our last night there, we agreed that the most meaningful times were spent at the villa - at the pool, on the court, playing backgammon or charades, late night ping pong matches and certainly dining Al fresco with that breath taking view and the magical sunsets.
Our experience at this villa far exceeded our expectations. Every meal was outstanding, the staff always very accommodating. We left (reluctantly) feeling incredibly relaxed, rejuvenated and committed to living life a little slower from now on - thank you Italy! I still miss waking up (with a big smile) and opening that bedroom window to breathe in another Tuscan morning so I am now plotting my return - this time a Girls Trip to Villa L’Accursio for the Fall of 2015. Thank you Phyllis for opening your gorgeous home and a huge thank you to Fely for taking such good care of us!!
Suggestions: We brought our own GPS (TomTom World Traveler) which was brilliant to navigate the maze of streets in Siena especially. Ladies, if wearing sleeveless, bring a scarf to cover your shoulders when going into any churches. Also if you're there in the summer you will want to bring some mosquito repellant for the evenings. It quickly became our "summer scent" - a small price to pay for a slice of heaven.
Don't Miss: Fely's pizza, Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence (fragrances, gifts), the view from the rooftop bar at The Westin Excelsior (Florence), Ristorante Il Battibecco for a romantic dinner out (Impruneta).
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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|Notes||Food, beverages and gratuities not included in nightly rate. Rates posted are for groups up to 10 people. Please email for rates for 11-16 people.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.