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On the beautiful Florentine hills just 15 km from the center of Florence

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The apartment is about 120 square meters on two floors with patio completely


Sleeps 6 + 1

Located in the Tuscan hills near Florence

Wonderful views of the Tuscan countryside


Living / dining room with kitchen corner

King size bedroom

Queen size bedroom with extra single bed

Queen or Twin bedroom

2 Bathrooms

Large patio with covered area

Parking area

The apartment is equipped with a small refrigerator, four-burner cook top, microwave oven, dishwasher, American coffee maker, electric water boiler, toaster, espresso machine, CD player, ceiling fans, window screens, and independent heating, washing machine and dryer .

"Le Scalette" is located in a small hamlet about 16 kilometers (ten miles) from Florence. The small village of San Vincenzo in Torri, with a bakery and grocery store, is just a mile away. Florence with Pisa and Livorno, 5 km to A1 Italy's main high way, and 10 km from Florence-Siena expressway, makes it an ideal base in Tuscany.

The nearby town of Montelupo Fiorentino, with its Archaeological and Ceramics Museum, was an important center for ceramic production in the middle ages and the Renaissance, and local craftsmen still produces ceramic pieces there today.

"Le Scalette" is part of a restored 16th century farmhouse. This delightful apartment is entered through a lovely large terrace. The first floor has a large, open-plan living / dining room with two doors to the terrace. A large fireplace is an important feature of the room, adding to its rustic and casual feel. A small part of the room.

The terrace outside the living room offers an ideal opportunity for dining al fresco.

Dining table seating eight people. Colorful roses, hydrengeas in terra cotta pots line the terrace, and there are wonderful views to the surrounding countryside.

The three well-decorated bedrooms, all with beamed ceilings, are located on the second floor of "Le Scalette". A bedroom has a queen size bed, a second bedroom has 2 twin beds, and a third bedroom has a full and a twin bed. The handsome bedspreads and linens on the beds and draperies are all designed and produced by the owner. There are screens on all the bedroom windows.

There are two bathrooms on the second floor. Has a bathtub with a shower. Both bathrooms have skylights, which give them a light and airy feel. There is also a skylight in the second floor hallway.

Maid service is provided once during the weekly rental. Additional maid service is available upon request and payable locally. Cooking service can also be arranged for an extra charge.

Guests will find a number of English books in the living room as well as a large quantity of wonderful art and fashion books.

WIFI in the entire apartment.

In addition to its easy access to sightseeing, there are trekking trails nearby horseback riding and the famous golf course at Ugolino and Castelfalfi, less famous golf course in Montelupo, large swimming pool in the town of San Casciano.

excellent food shopping in several towns and many restaurants within easy reach.

Rentals at this property can start on any day of the week, but must be for a minimum of two days.

More Details


Scandicci Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • full bathroom with tub and shower - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    full bathroom with shower - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom ,large bed ,sofa, walking closet - 1 queen
    small bedroom with twin beds - 2 twin/ single
    master bedroom with double bed and a twin bed - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms Large double bedroom bedroom with two single beds master bedroom with a double bed and one single
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
we can schedule special services like: massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing. dinners, special tours of Tuscany, guided visits to museums.


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On the beautiful Florentine hills just 15 km from the center of Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect location and wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect home in a great location. Only 30 min to Florence and TONS of wineries in the Tuscany area! All the amenities you could ever ask for and the home itself is nothing short of spectacular! Just like in the movies...the views are AMAZING! An absolutely perfect place to unplug from the hustle and bustle, but be just a short drive to all of the attractions in the area. Could not have asked for a better place. Patrizia, the host, makes the stay complete! She will help you with ANYTHING you need, but is not intrusive. She has wonderful recommendations and is happy to have what you need in the house upon your arrival. Thank you for a wonderful three days, Patrizia! I wish we could have stayed longer, but we WILL be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear valerie and kyle i am ho glad you had a nice short vacation and great memories ! thank you patrizia
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Melbourne, Australia

Away from all the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

This home is tucked away up a very steep and in part dirt road so you can be sure of peace and quiet. A lovely place to be based in for tours around the countryside. The kitchen space is tiny but we soon learnt how to make it work. the bedrooms large and spacious and the outdoor area beautiful to sit in and enjoy the evenings.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful. Its even better than the photos.

It is very private and quiet but is still only a short drive to several great restaurants. The owner of the home is just lovely and made all our dinner reservations for us. She was also always available for tips and recommendations.

We will definitely be back and will take our dog with us next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am looking forward to having you Visit again with your dog!
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Beautiful dream home, that I keep dreaming of!

  • 5 of 5

400 year old farmhouse, (would love to know the history), that is comfortable and clean and dreamy. Loved cooking on the little stove, whipping up some coffee in the morning, and sleeping soundly upstairs.

Loved the restaurant recommendations and so enjoyed driving around that part of Italy.

We drove into Florence twice during our 5 day stay, but always loved coming back.

Good vibes, felt like home.

Patrizia is a wonderful lady!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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northern Illinois

Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this property, while accurate, do not do it justice! The views are breathtaking, the property is serene and beautiful, and the home itself is exactly what you'd envision a Tuscan home to be. We were a group of 7 and the home was very spacious and clean... and Patrizia, I can't say enough about her! She was a gracious host, always available, and her restaurant recommendations were fantastic! She made reservations for us every night we were there. If you are looking for a quiet place to sip wine in a picturesque setting with the scent of jasmine in the air, this is the place for you! Only a half hour drive to Florence for sightseeing, this was the perfect place to start and end the day.. We will definitely be back!

Thank you Patrizia!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracy I am very happy that you enjoyed your few days at Le Scalette Thank you I look forward to seeing you here in Tuscany again!
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Amazing and beautiful Tuscan spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Patrizia's place. It was in a very beautiful location with gorgeous views and a short drive to Florence. It is a great location for visiting Florence, Sienna, the Chianti region and we also made it to Cinque Terra - what an amazing place to visit.

The hospitality that Patrizia provided was the best we have had in our travels. She made dinner reservations for us at great places close to our place, helped with ideas on places to visit in the Chianti area and Sienna/Florence, and was always available to help with any questions. When one of us lost our wallet in Sienna, Patrizia drove with us to help pick it up from the police station as someone called us that they had found the wallet.

We definitely will go back in the future to visit more of the area and highly recommend staying at Patrizia's wonderful place.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patrizia Anichini
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Patrizia Anichini

I am a textile and interior designer , I have been working internationally for many years in home furnishing.

All the textiles used to decorate the property have been designed and produced by me.

Patrizia Anichini purchased this villa in 2000

What makes this villa unique

Located just 10 miles from the centre of Florence,45 minutes from Siena, Lucca, and Arezzo it is the perfect location to visit all of Tuscany .

Art tours to all major cities in Tuscany, visit to museums, churches ,castles, small villages , tours of the Chianti region, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and taste some of the most famous Chianti wines.

In every season it is possible to find cultural and food/wine related festivals and events in many of the Tuscan towns and small villages. Aside from the local production of wine and oil the area is famous for terracotta and ceramic products, glass and leather.

Also within a short drive are the well known designer outlets.


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Vincenzo a Torri
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ginestra fiorentina
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A small country road will lead you to the property through vineyards and olive groves.

The village of San Vincenzo a Torri, just a mile away Has a small grocery and a bakery.

Pharmacy, bank, restaurant, and many other stores are in the near by village of Ginestra Fiorentina.

The Archaeological Museum of Ceramics in the town of Montelupo, for centuries the center of ceramic and terracotta is Considered one of the most important of Its kind.

The property has sprawling views of the countryside with charming medieval villages dotting the landscape. Hiking, riding, swimming and golf Within Reach.

The house is only about a 20 minute drive to Florence and less than an hour drive to Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo and the other well known Chianti towns and villages. Less than 2 hours from the Cinque Terre and one hour from the coast.


While away from it all the house is only a few miles from all major highways making it quick and easy to take day sightseeing trips all over Tuscany.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizia $99.26
Pet Fee $12.41
Refundable damage deposit $372.21

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.