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Historic noble villa with an Italian park and a pool - Casa Valente

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Casa Valente

Casa Valente offers a view of the Tuscan landscape, both indoors and outdoors. The tasteful Tuscan country house style furnishings harmonize with the building's structure, with its cotto and granite floors as well as its heavy beamed ceilings which are visible through the fired shingles. The house has its own outdoor area with a garden which offers you a free view to the west and the sunset over Tuscany's fields. The casa is one of four newly furnished row house which were completely renovated in 2003/2004. Each house has its own entrance and pairs of houses share a common garden (each with an outdoor area and seating area).

About the property

Fattoria di Meleto

Meleto is a protected building of historic importance. The estate consists of a grand villa, houses and agricultural buildings. There is a large Italian park behind the villa where one can stroll between statues, lemon trees and box hedges . One may also enjoy the sun and the view of the Tuscan landscape from the spaciously laid out pool (15 x 7m). Casa Lucia is a house with a large garden and a private pool (4,5 x 9,5 m); the other residences consist of row houses - each with their own outdoor area. They have been renovated recently and have been furnished tastefully in Tuscan country style. The owner, an Italian/German family, lives on the estate, meaning that you can enjoy the Italian way of life without language difficulties. The landlady will be happy to provide you with tips about the region, to explain the history of Meleto or to assist you with language problems.

Meleto and Children: Meleto is a paradise for children. It has plenty of space to play, frolic and discover. The nearby fields and forests are ideal for exploring and there is no need to cross a dangerous road. Meleto is also large enough that there's no need to worry that your children might disturb the other guests. Our sons (born in 1994 and 1997) are both bilingual and always happy to have other children to play with. Every family with children who have spent their holidays in Meleto during the past few years have all either returned or rebooked; under pressure from the children, but certainly not against their will.

Personal Atmosphere: The owners of Meleto have taken great care to preserve a typical mixture of an imposing aristocratic country manor and a Tuscan fattoria which is still used for agriculture. In this way, Meleto is more than a sterile vacation complex, run by some anonymous corporation. On the contrary, it is place in which the family has been living for centuries. Meleto's personal and individual character has been helped by the many regular guests who have been returning for years. They have become household friends and continue to pass the tip onto friends. Meleto offers both sociability and tranquillity. Meet new people in the common areas or retreat into your own individual realm. The property is so spacious that every body will be able to find his or her own solitary space.

Running in Tuscany: Have you ever been running in Tuscany? The rolling hills and mild climate provide perfect training grounds throughout the year. Even during July and August, the mornings and evenings offer sufficient room to enjoy the Tuscan landscape in a very different way. A medieval pilgrimage route leads past Meleto: via Francigena. It is little traveled, a bit hilly, and unpaved. It takes you from the front door past pines and olives, vineyards, crops of sunflowers, fields and forests. Should you prefer a flat surface to run on, it is possible to traverse the Elsa Valley beneath the hill, from which you can admire Meleto from below. For conditioned runners, it is possible to combine both routes without having to spend much time on asphalt roads. The landlady is a runner herself and will be more than happy to show you where to go. Don't forget your running shoes!

More Details

Charlotte Tacke (landlady on site)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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Bettwäsche, Handtücher (nicht für den Swimmingpool) und Geschirrtücher sind im Preis inbegriffen. Frische Handtücher werden wöchentlich zur Verfügung gestellt.
Bedding, bath towels (not including pool towels) and kitchen towels are included in price. Fresh towels are available weekly.

La literie, les serviettes (mais pas pour la piscine) et les torchons sont compris dans le prix. Les serviettes sont mises à disposition chaque semaine.


Castelfiorentino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Badezimmer 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
A pool may be used (15 m x 7 m) in which one can really swim. It is also suitable for children under supervision. Cots for small children and other children's items are available upon request and availability. Please make a quick inquiry if you need children's items.


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Casa Valente
average rating of 4.8 based on 19 reviews

Magnifique lieu de séjour en Toscane

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien accueilli par la propriétaire des lieux Charlotte qui était 100% présente pour le moindre souci!!! Et elle nous a été de très bon conseil pour visiter cette merveilleuse région d'Italie !!

La piscine est très bien entrenue ainsi que le domaine, la literie est très confortable et l'appartement (casa valente) très bien équipé !!

Que des bons souvenirs 😊😊😊

Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés (et n'oubliez pas de les rouvrir tellement de beaux endroits à visiter 😋)

Ciao Arrivederci

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'était un plaisir de vous avoir eu chez nous et je suis contente si vous portez des bonnes souvenirs de Meleto à la maison. Je suis très contente si je peux contribuer à améliorer les vacances. Ciao, arrividerci peut-être à Meleto, Charlotte
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Très beau séjour dans un cadre très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines chez Charlotte dans un cadre idyllique. La propriété est très belle et la localisation géographique, entre Pise, Volterra et Florence est parfaite pour découvrir la région.

Charlotte est très disponible et toujours prompte à nous conseiller.

Nous recommandons vivement!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un merveilleux séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 15 jours avec nos 4 enfants un merveilleux séjour chez Charlotte Tacke. La propriété est splendide, le paysage merveilleux et les conditions d'hébergement à Casa Valente sont idéales.

La situation géographique nous a permis de rayonner en Toscane et il est facile d'aller passer les journées à Florence par le train (à Empoli ).

Nous étions ravis le soir de se retrouver à la piscine et les enfants de faire un ping-pong ou un foot !

Il est très probable que nous revenions à Castelfiorentino Via Meleto ....Merci Charlotte Tacke !

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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merveilleux et ressourçant

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes arrivés au domaine après 8 heures de route depuis la France et avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à notre arrivée, d e trouver la villa et les chambres propres ainsi que tout le nécessaire de toilette et le luxe de nous détendre dans la grande piscine. L'environnement est superbe, qu'il s'agisse des paysages, des fleurs et du domaine. Nous prenions beaucoup de plaisir à nous y retrouver après chaque visite de villes telles que Sienne, Florence ou San Gimignano qui sont totalement atypiques de l'Italie. Nous reviendrons

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C`ètait un grand plaisir pour moi de vous accueillir à Meleto. À bientôt!
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Angenehmes Wohnen mit Top-Betreuung

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten zu Viert (drei Generationen) einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt in der Toskana, auch wenn das Wetter nicht perfekt mitgesüielt hat. Die Casa Valente hat uns ein schönes zuhause geboten, gute Betten, angenehme Dusche, gut funktionierende Küche. Das Gelände ist traumhaft und man fühlt sich wie der Freund oder die Freundin eines Großgrundbesitzers. Der Gemeinschaftspool ist ein herrlicher Ort in Abgeschiedenheit. Dei Betreuung durch die Vermieterin ist 1a, unaufdringlich, tolle Tipps und jede Frage wird sofort beantwortet. Strategisch liegt das Anwesen sehr optimal, da in alle Himmelsrichtungen in weniger als 70 km Entfernung viele wunderschöne Ziele liegen. Am liebsten würden wir einmal alle Wohnungen ausprobieren, da jede ihren eigenen Reiz hat. Die Bilder der Werbeseite sprechen absolut die Wahrheit, nur manchmal ist die Wirklichkeit noch ein bisschen schöner.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Toskana Pur, ein Familienurlaub der besonderen Art

  • 5 of 5

Nach 8 Jahren haben wir als Familie beschlossen, die Toskana noch mal als Urlaubsziel aufzusuchen. Durch (glücklichen) Zufall stiesen wir auf die Homepage der Fattoria di Meleto in Castelfiorentino. Das Casa Valente wurde für 2 Wochen unser Stützpunkt für Ausflüge in die herrliche toskanische Landschaft. Die große Wohnung (kommt auf den Bildern gar nicht so wirklich rüber), der schöne Garten und der (Gemeinschafts) Pool waren die Quelle zum Auftanken. Lucca, Siena, Florenz, San Giminiano und, und, und. Jede Stadt, jedes Städtchen hatte seinen eigenen Reiz, tolle Gebäude, leckeres Essen. Die Betreuung durch Frau Tacke (und auch die “Gebrauchsanweisung” mit Ausflugstips und einer tollen Wanderroute) lies nichts zu wünschen übrig. Sie war immer ansprechbar, hatte für alle Fragen Antworten und für die wenigen Probleme Lösungen.

Alles in Allem: Ein Urlaubsziel, das sich lohnt und jederzeit weiterzuempfehlen ist.

Familie Vetter aus Siegen im Juli 2014

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Florence, Pisa
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Madonna d. Tosse mit gutem Lebensmittelsortiment
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Empoli Ovest
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pizzeria (Geheimtipp - gut und günstig)
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Fattoria's location is ideal for those visiting Tuscany; Siena, Pisa and Volterra are all 50 km away. There are also a number of small towns nearby with plenty of Tuscan charm: Vinci, Certaldo Alto, San Gimignano, San Miniato and Empoli. The beaches of the Mediterranean are less than an hour's drive away. Should you prefer to relax and enjoy Tuscany’s landscapes, then you may wish to walk, hike or mountain bike along the via Francigena which was once one of medieval Europe's most important pilgrimage routes. Via Francigena leads right past Fattoria di Meleto. It goes without saying that one may simply relax in a deck chair or sit at a set table and enjoy the view of Tuscany's hills. A large supermarket in Castelfiorentino along with a number of local weekly markets will cover all of your shopping needs. A number of discount airlines offer inexpensive flights to Pisa. Meleto is 3/4 of an hour away.

Other Activities: running, outdoor chess in the garden, bicycle rentals in Castelfiorentino

Golf: There are two golf clubs in the area around Meleto. The Fontevivo Golf Club (San Miniato) is located about 10 km away. It has a small, 9-hole, 62 par course. A bit further (about 30 km), you'll arrive at the Castelfalfi Golf & Country Club (18 holes, 73 Par). Additional information about facilities, location or e-mail addresses, can be found on the internet, under the names of the respective clubs. We are, of course, happy to help our guests with reservations, concrete inquiries, etc.