Fucecchio apartment rental - LA SCUOLA has been restored and divided into 6 fully equipped apartments
LA SCUOLA has been restored and divided into 6 fully equipped apartments
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights
 

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.

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!
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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.

55 Reviews of Property 420095 in Fucecchio, Italy

ZIGOLO Apartment - LA SCUOLA Holiday Home - Tuscany
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 55 reviews
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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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Es war einfach schön!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit hierin der Toskana.In unserer Wohnung haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es war einfach schön!
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You were so helpful during the planning stages

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Dear Tiziana,
We appreciated this clean, spacious and tranquil accommodation, you were so helpful during the planning stages and Walter gave us such great advice when we got here. The binder of info/maps was very helpful and we enjoyed our time in Italy. The views, fresh air and pool was amazing and the landscape and your landscaping on the property is beautiful!
Ciao!
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Supergepflegte Anlage mit tollem Pool

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Super ausgestattete geräumige Ferienwohnungen, supergepflegte Anlage mit tollem Pool und perfekter Ausgangspunkt, um Florenz, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Vinci & Co. zu erkunden! Und last but not least: Tiziana als perfekte "Gastgeberin"! Wer mit zwei Familien unterwegs ist, für den sei die Villa empfohlen.
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Eine schöne Herbstwoche in der Toskana!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Vielen Dank für die Gastfreundschaft!
Wir hatten eine schöne Herbstwoche in der Toskana haben alles eines genossen.
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Hemos disfrutado de unas vacaciones maravillosas!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Tiziana y Walter!!
"La Scuola casa di vacanze" es el lugar perfecto para disfutar de unas fantásticas vacaciones en Italia! Todo todo está cuidado al detaille, la casa, el entorno, los servicios, la información, la piscina... Hemos disfrutado de unas vacaciones maravillosas!!!
Desayunos y cenas bajo al sol de la Toscana...
Seguro que volveremos, MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!
Montse, Bartolo y Marc
Estela, Ales y Arlet
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Toskana - La Scuola

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Wir hatten mit unseren beiden Kindern (7 und 1,5 Jahre) eine wunderschöne Zeit in der Toskana und in Tizianas "La Schola"!
Tolle Lage des Objekts für Ausflüge nach Florenz, Pisa etc. und kleinere Orte in der Toskana, super Objekt ansich (Appartmentausstattung top, Pool top, wunderschöner Garten mit Spielplatz für die Kinder, Grillmöglichkeit!), super nette Betreuung durch Tiziana und ihren Bruder - ein rundum perfekter Urlaub! Vielen Dank nochmal dafür!
Wir werden definitiv wiederkommen!
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