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Luxury Villa in the Florentine hills

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)

Luxury Villa Poggio Secco is located in a fairy-tale setting among the gentle hillsides just south of Florence.

The property is set on a large plot of beauty and peace, making this villa the perfect location for several couples or an extended family seeking a holiday in close proximity to Florence. The location could not be better, set on an idyllic hillside just 15 minutes (8 km) from Florence. This elegant country house is within an hour's drive of all of the beautiful hill towns and vineyards in the Chianti area.The villa offers easy access to both the center of Florence and the Chianti region, so you can alternate trips to the Uffizi and the Duomo with excursions to the countryside of Tuscany.

The closest village, Grassina is at 3km away from the property. This town has several bars, grocery shops, bakery, butcher, and a hairdresser.

Riding and a golf facilities are available at 4 km. from the house.

A short unpaved road (200 m) leads to the farmhouse, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

The house has been fully restored last year and the attention to detail and beauty is remarkable.

We have a large private garden with a large patio overlooking the Tuscan country side. You can enjoy sipping a glass of Chianti while barbecuing some Tuscan stake. The house is furnished with original 18th century furniture.


Villa Poggio Secco boost some beautiful tiled floors and beamed ceilings, and is divided into two floors.

The 3 double bedrooms all with a double beds are located on the ground floor.

Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed is located upstairs.

Air conditioning system and underfloor heating available in the whole property.


A large bathroom downstairs with a bathtub and separate shower. A upstairs bathroom with a bathtub.


Large open plan kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave and many other luxuries.

Living Rooms:

Large Living room with fireplace and a sofabed.


Tv room with access to the upstairs mezzanine with sofabed and bathroom.


The villa has its own two private parking spots and private driveway.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

All towels linen and cleaning of the flat included in the price.


Parking available in front of house, no stairs present, this allows for an easy access to this property.


450 square meters garden with a large patio which includes a barbecue, table and chairs.

The house also has Wifi.

More Details

David Canevaro
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About David Canevaro

My Name is David, I work as an Osteopath in London.

I was born in Spain and brought up in Florence.

David Canevaro purchased this villa in 1970

Why David Canevaro chose Gavinana

This property is been in hour family for many years.

What makes this villa unique

You are really near Florence but can still enjoy been in the country side.


Gavinana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A large bathroom downstairs with all luxuries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Plus an extra mezzanine with a private bathroom and luxury sofabed. Extra sofabed in the living room. Cot available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
A full self explanatory manual is provided for all guests. Keys will be handed on arrival to all guests. Cooking and cleaning services also available on demand (extra charge).


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Luxury Villa in the Florentine hills
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews

A spacious and comfortable home set on a beautiful hillside south of Florence.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is situated near to the Firenze Sud (Florence South) entrance to the Autostrade (Italian Motorway). This made it an ideal base for day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona and other places of interest in the Tuscan region which we enjoyed visiting very much. Although shops are not in walking distance, there are lots of restaurants and supermarkets a short car ride away. The villa itself is very spacious with comfortable sofas and beds, a modern kitchen and a lovely garden. David, the owner, kept us well informed by e-mail prior to the stay and welcomed us by phone and through an English speaking friend of his in the area. We enjoyed excellent meals at local restaurants recommended by Trip Advisor and ate at the villa from time to time after shopping in the local supermarkets and excellent delicatessens.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed our beautiful home. We hope to see you again!
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Better then expected

  • 5 of 5

It’s hard to truly grasp what a place will look and feel like from pics online but this villa was incredible, beyond our expectations. The first morning we were there I threw open the shutters of our bedroom window and said “wow, I’m in heaven”. The vista of the Tuscan hills was breathtaking. The villa itself is modern, well equipped and appointed, well located, just a short 25 min bus ride to San Marco in Florence. The villa was very clean, beautiful outdoor area to relax in, Dina the housekeeper was always available to answer questions or assist in anyway needed. David was prompt to answer if you emailed him with questions. And yes, we will be going back next year. If I could give 6 stars I would have.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing 2 weeks in a beautiful villa- August 2017

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner have just come back from a 2 week stay at this villa with our friends . Would highly recommend staying here , the villa is amazing , spacious but cosy , modern but traditional at the same time. The garden is huge and the views are amazing! Very quiet and relaxing but also 15-20 min drive into Florence if you fancy getting out and about. Would definitely visit and stay here again. David the owner and Dina who lives next door to the villa are also very helpful with any queries and happy to help.

Thank you for an amazing holiday

Katie & Dan

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most amazing holiday in beautiful florence!

  • 5 of 5

What a great villa! Only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Florence. This villa has everything you need for an amazing holiday. This was our first visit to this amazing part of italy. We had some amazing dinners on the outside patio in the evenings. Our 3 children age 4,6 and 8 had a great time running around in the huge back garden. The villa was luxurious and well located. The villa was extremely safe and well designed for children and families. The mezzanine has an amazing see through glass like the pictures. We went for some amazing walks in the surrounding area. I can't reccomend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful Tuscan retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the beginning of August in this beautiful villa. Temperatures outside were heatwave hot so we were really appreciative of the air conditioning. That and the super comfortable mattresses made sure that we all slept well, ready for the day ahead.

From our first enquiry all the way through our stay, David and his team made sure that we were well taken care of. The villa is exactly as depicted in the photos but it's the little touches that you don't see; the mosquito netting on door and windows meant that bites were kept to a minimum (but come prepared with sprays and cream anyway). The furnishings are stylish and comfortable and the location is breathtaking; the views from the well kept garden are truely Tuscan.

Location wise the villa is ideally placed to get to Florence and other areas and even during the height of the summer the roads are manageable.

We had a lovely holiday and would recommend the villa wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Stay

  • 3 of 5

The house is lovely inside, but it is far up in the Florentine hills and hard to find. There are a couple empty houses nearby that I believe are being renovated, which was worrisome. It also was not a child friendly house. For adults who have a car and do not mind being far away, this house is affordable and nice inside. It is not for children however. The windows have a high drop and the upstairs loft is surrounded by what appears to be plexiglass.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Cinque vie
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Florence Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Forte dei marmi
Car: recommended

Villa Poggio Secco apartment is located just 5 km from the the center of Florence, a place with ancient roots and surrounded by the hills of Impruneta, Greve in Chianti, Bagno a Ripoli, San Casciano Val di Pesa and Scandicci.

Florence is a place you must visit if you come to the area on holiday. Drawn by its incomparable artistic and cultural heritage, the city attracts visitors from all continents. You have a sense of the importance of Florence through the age walking between magnificent Renaissance buildings in its historic center where one can admire landmarks such as the Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia dell’Arte and the Uffizi Gallery.

Some localities in the surrounding areas are also of interest, for example Greve in Chianti, Volpaia, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti. The main attraction of these towns are the terracotta and wine making. Most of the terracotta kilns can be found going down from Impruneta's main square towards via Chiantigiana, along via della Fonte.

Among the many products you will find a display of the very large orci, pots that once were used to store olive oil and that nowadays are used in gardens and in the atriums of the magnificent villas of the surrounding areas. A visit to the Chianti area means you must have a sampling of the locally-produced wine which is famous the world over.

The curious traveler will appreciate the hospitality of the local farmers who will help him discover the qualities of the 'Chianti dei Colli Fiorentini', that can be sampled with some Tuscan bread sprinkled with an excellent extra virgin olive oil.

From an artistic point of view, you must visit Chiesa (Basilica) di Santa Maria all'Impruneta and also the museum next door. It dates back to the 11th century but was restored during the Renaissance period. It now houses important works by Michelozzo and Luca Della Robbia. Moreover, there are particularly interesting villas along Via Imprunetana.

How to get there

By car

By the main high way (A1), take the firenze Sud exit, once gone pass the Sheraton hotel take your first right turn towards 'Cinque Vie' until reaching a supermarket called Penny Market. Now take a left turn in direction of the church of S.Giusto. Once pass this church keep driving for 2 km on via di Vacciano until reaching a tabernacle of the Virgin Mary, take a left here onto via di fattucchia, we are located at at n39

By plane

The nearest airports are the Peretola in Florence and the G. Galilei of Pisa. Once you get to Florence, continue as above.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $49.63
Refundable damage deposit $620.35

Checkin at 3pm
Checkout at 11am
A 50% deposit is due when booking is confirmed. This a non refundable deposit once you booking as been confirmed. The rest of the money is due 60 days before your arrival date. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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