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Salceta, in Tuscany Charming Country House

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen with an old oven, huge garden & swimming pool

Salceta is a typical Leopoldina style stone villa in September in the wonderful Valdarno area on a private and peaceful estate with woods, olive groves and wineyards. A meticulous restoration using high quality materials, and attention to detail in the fabrics and furniture has Conveyed a sense of beauty and elegance to the house. The villa comfortably sleeps 10 people and is the ideal solution for a vacation group of friends or for a family reunion That want to spend an unforgettable vacation Italian style. In the outdoor area of ​​Villa Ruschieto guests will find all the amenities to to spend a memorable holiday: a nice swimming pool (6x12) for sunbathing or relaxing after a sunny day while sipping an aperitif, an outdoor dining area under a pergola, ideal to enjoy an Italian style meal, and a well cared garden. The villa is located in a very strategic place: Florence, Arezzo and Siena are at 25-35 minutes by car. Nearby there is lots to explore and visit: the small town ofIl Borro and Loro Ciuffenna, the medieval Church of Gropina, wineriesand the many restaurants, and for addicts faashion the Prada outlet. Villa's descriptionGround floor: a welcoming entrance, spacious bright living room with an open fireplace and satellite TV. The fully equipped kitchen has all the modern appliances guests may need, and fits anche fireplace for barbecue, a pizza oven and a table for 10 people to enjoy unforgettable dinners and lunches. One single bedroom, and bathroom (shower), storage room. 1st floor: cozy study room, one double bedroom, 2 twin bedded room (both can be prepared as double), 1 single bed outside bedroom, 1 spacious double sink bathroom (shower and tub) .2nd floor: 1 double bedroom with 3 windows giving a panoramic view upon the countryside and ensuite bathroom (shower and tub).

Marina De Giorgi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017


Terranuova Bracciolini Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
  • Ground floor: bathroom with shower 1st floor: 1 spacious double sink bathroom (shower and tub) 2nd floor: 1 ensuite bathroom (shower and tub).
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 twin/ single
    - 1 king
    - 2 child bed
    - 2 child bed
    - 1 queen
    - 1 twin/ single
  • Ground floor: 1 single bedroom 1st floor: 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedded room (both can be prepared as double), 1 single bed outside bedroom 2nd floor: 1 double bedroom with 3 windows giving a panoramic view upon the countryside and ensuite bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • tennis


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Salceta, in Tuscany Charming Country House
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Tuscan perfection

  • 5 of 5

The Schiffman family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our two-week sojourn at La Salceta. The lovely rural setting, tastefully restored villa and Marina's hospitality contributed to a memorable experience. Nothing was overlooked to make our stay as comfortable and worry-free as possible. Although La Salceta is secluded and nestled among grapevines, cypresses,d lavender and rosemary, it is convenient to all the historic cities and charming hill towns. Moreover, the co-ops in Terranova-Braciolini and Montevarchi provide for excellent food shopping - as do the nearby groceries, butchers and bakeries. Marina also provided a list of recommended restaurants that lived up to her descriptions and our expectations. We were especially delighted when Marina offered to prepare a typical Tuscan dinner upon our arrival. We could not have asked for a more delightful introduction to this sublime region of Italy. Grazie, Marina.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janice, thank you for your review. I am happy that your stay in Salceta was a great opportunity to appreciate the Tuscan hospitality. I love this house and the surrounding area and I try to do my best to make guests feel at home. Thank you and arrivederci! Marina
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A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We spent four days at Salceta in June and left wishing it could have been four weeks. The views of the Valdarno hayfields from the garden, Marina’s vineyard, the surrounding olive groves and hills are all breathtaking, and we found it easy to relax and detach from our usually hectic lives amid so much serenity. The house is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped, and it’s even more beautiful than the pictures convey. With high ceilings and ample rooms, it’s quite a bit larger inside than it might seem, and the terracotta floors and Marina’s amazing eye for decoration make it warm and intimate as well. The kitchen, with its stone sink and trumpet-vine covered pergola just outside, was a highlight for us—rustic but very well-appointed with all the implements one could need, and a great place to gather the family to cook and share meals. When booking we were initially a little concerned about the remoteness of the location, but found the house to be the perfect base for exploring the region. It is definitely very rural, but there are wonderful farm restaurants (“osterie”) nearby, and we loved exploring the tiny, medieval towns in the surrounding hills. We also made memorable day trips to Arezzo and Florence (tip for the latter: drive to Montevarchi and take the train; parking is free in the lot behind the station), and ironically, we wound up cancelling a planned sojourn to Siena because time was short and we found we loved hanging around the house, pool, and grounds so much. Marina is the most gracious of hosts, warm and generous, and helped us by stocking a few necessities for our arrival, making dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant, providing excellent tips for grocery shopping, dining, and exploring, and generally making us feel welcome and at home. The wine made from her grapes, “Da Zero,” is fabulous. Signore Beppo, the gardener, put a couple of bikes in working order for us and on our last morning we discovered what will surely be a ritual for us on our next trip: a pleasant ride to nearby Compogialli where the small “tabac” is amazingly well stocked and serves some of the best coffee we had on our entire trip. In short, we give Salceta and its wonderful host our highest rating. We will surely return, and hope it won’t be long before we do!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicholas, thank you for taking your time for this review that areally moved me. I love the house of Salceta and try to do as I can because my guests feel welcome and can spend a holiday to remember. Surely you are a special family and I hope to see you soon. Arrivederci e grazie!! Marina
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Havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans la maison de Marina. La maison est décorée avec beaucoup de goût et le jardin est très bien entretenu. La piscine est grande et parfaite pour nager. Marina est très accueillante.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Céline, même pour moi ce fut un plaisir de vous avoir a ma maison. Je vous souhaite de revenir bientôt. Marina
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  • 5 of 5

We had a memorable stay at Salceta a beautifully restored farmhouse off the beaten path lied in the heavenly countryside of Tuscany. The very well decorated home is amazing with clean, large and comfortable bedrooms, a lovely spacious kitchen and a charming living room with a gorgeous chimney. The weather was fine and I loved sitting outside under the sleeping wisteria vine sipping my coffe and looking at the beautiful landscape of vineyards, olive groves and hills. Salceta is a perfect base for visiting Arezzo, Siena, Florence and all the sweet towns just a short drive away. I can just dream of relaxing by the beautiful pool in the summer after daily outings. Marina the owner is a great host and gave us good advice about where to go, what to see and directed us to the best restaurants in the area. We will certainly come back to enjoy Salceta in the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Fiore Campogialli
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Firenze Ugolino
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Lo Strettoio
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $352.28
Final cleaning $234.85
Pet Fee $58.71

Dal 15 ottobre fino al 15 marzo saranno calcolati 40 Euro al giorno in più per il riscaldamento

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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