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Luxury Villa on private Chianti estate - Olive Grove, Pool, A/C, Sleeps 6-10

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,230 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property



Casale Fornaci is a magnificent country house located inside the beautiful and private Villa Arceno estate in the Chianti. Surrounded by a grove of olive trees atop lush green hillsides, this 13th century restoration with its terracotta floors, wood beamed ceilings and stone walls is the perfect vacation villa for families and friends wanting to enjoy Tuscan life at its finest.

The location of the villa makes it easily accessible to the most beautiful destinations in Tuscany. Decorated in a true and classic Tuscan style, furnished and equipped to the highest of standards and with NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR HIDDEN FEES.

We offer all the modern comforts one could want; air conditioning and heating, internet access, indoor and outdoor wi-fi, local and satellite tv, DVD player, a large collection of movies and an iPod dock. All is included within the rental fee.

We aim to make all of your planning simple and pleasurable to ensure that your stay with us is comfortable, stress free and memorable.


Myself or our local representative will personally escort you to Casale Fornaci. You will be given a tour of the villa and its features, provided with an instruction booklet and a guide to the surrounding area and attractions. You can ask questions and request assistance with arranging outings and booking events at home.

After a long day of travel, upon your arrival at Casale Fornaci, your only thought should be to relax, so we provide our guest with a WELCOME BASKET filled with delicious, locally sourced essentials to carry you through to breakfast the next day and beyond. Some items included in the basket; (white and red wine, water, fruit juice, pecorino, parmigiano cheese, olive oil, bread and other staples like honey, jams, cereal, etc.) Also included a mobile phone prepaid up to 10 Euro.

We highly recommend that our guests have a car at their disposal. There are 3 covered parking spaces reserved for the exclusive use of our guests. In keeping with the rules of the Consortium of Villa Arceno, the roads, as with all aspects of the estate, are maintained to remain as they were in their original state, centuries ago. As such, the surroundings are tranquil and the unpaved roads allow for long, peaceful walks, cycling or jogging on the estate.


The main house has comfortable sleeping accommodations for six (6) guests. Should your family or party be larger we can accommodate comfortably up to 10 guests by taking advantage of the guest house (located within our private courtyard) and the coach house (located just steps from the villa). These accommodations are exclusive to you and your guests and they will not be shared or rented to anyone outside of your party during your stay.

The Main floor features a large master bedroom with a luxurious ensuite bathroom, a library and a second full bathroom. The upstairs houses 2 bedrooms with matrimonial beds, ample storage and another full bathroom.

The guest quarter, located in the private courtyard features a living room with a matrimonial pull-out, a large bathroom and TV.

The coach house located outside the courtyard features a full kitchen, a matrimonial pull-out, a large bathroom and TV.

If you are travelling in a large group there won't be any fights for the showers!

The lower level of the villa features a spacious lounge and a walkout to the private courtyard. The main house has AIR CONDITIONING.


For the enthusiast or professional cook, the villa features a stunning fully equipped kitchen, a living/dining room with a huge original wood burning fireplace and a dining table that can seat 12.

Dine al fresco in the private courtyard while sipping wine from the vineyards on the grounds estate. Our courtyard also features an original, centuries-old wood-burning oven that has been skillfully restored and now perfectly ready to make delicious pizza.

But perhaps you may prefer a barbeque in the garden? You can enjoy a meal in our privately owned and extensive gated park, to which only you have access. How about a lamppost-lit dinner, in the shadow of an ancient oak tree, next to our fresh water well and grape vines? The grill set atop antique bricks and the large white-stone table and benches, will create the perfect setting for an outdoor lunch. You may chose to pack a picnic and enjoy the shade of our olive grove.

Should you not wish to cook, we can help to arrange for PRIVATE TUSCAN MEALS to be cooked at the house for you. We can also pre-arrange for a COOKING LESSON at the Villa, it will be a meal to remember.


If you like to walk in the open air, the private park offers over 30 thousand square feet of land. The villa's private landscaped garden rich with cherry, walnut, pomegranate, fig, apricot and almond trees,our 80 tree olive grove enjoys expansive views of the countryside, including the distant Monte Amiata. You can walk among our olive grove or simply sit and wait in silence to watch the deer and wild boars that, in a distance, cross the park in the hours of dawn and dusk while searching the sky for pheasants and falcons.

Enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool which is exclusively shared, but seldom used, by the guests and residents of Casale Fornaci. The pool is open from May 15 to Sep 15. Equipped with loungers and umbrellas. Pool depth : 47" to 86". Pool dimensions : 44' x 19'.

Read a book and sip a cocktail on the loggia, while taking in the breath taking views.

The courtyard is furnished with a dining table, chairs and an umbrella while the poolside is furnished with loungers and umbrellas and the loggia with lounge chairs and side tables.


Casale Fornaci is located on the private Villa Arceno estate in the heart of Tuscany.The estate is protected by the Consortium of Villa Arceno and the preservation of the natural and historical characteristics of the 1000+ acre property is of the utmost importance to the Consortium. As a result the magnificent property looks today just as it did centuries ago.

Casale Fornaci is one of 30 Casali on the estate and is only 20 Km northeast of Siena, 8 Km near the quaint town of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Chianti region and only 3 Km from the medieval borghi of San Gusme' and Montebenichi. The position of Casale Fornaci makes it an ideal place for day trips into the entire Chianti area as well as cities such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo. There are countless superb Tuscan restaurants and local farms selling oil and wine in the vicinity. 

We encourage our guests to visit the outdoor market in Castelnuovo Berardenga boasting local farms and their divine produce and products, open every Thursday. 

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, polish
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Filippo

I speak Fluent English, Italian and Spanish


Bucine Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Pets not allowed
  • Cancellation policy as per the rental agreement
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Coach House Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest House Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Towels provided for each guest. The main house contains 3 full bathrooms. Two on the main level and one on the upper level. Should your party be over 6 people, the guest house and coach house both are equipped with full private bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Coach House - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Full kitchen, TV and private bathroom
    Guest house - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room, TV and private bathroom
  • All the bedrooms are spacious with high ceilings, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes. All the floors have traditional terracotta tiling. All the bedrooms are fitted with wooden shutters and integral mosquito nets as well as air conditioning in the main house. 2 additional cots can also be furnished, upon request a baby bed can be supplied. FOR PARTIES OVER 6 GUESTS We can accommodate 2 additional guests in our GUEST HOUSE located in our private courtyard equipped with a full private bathroom, ample space and storage and a TV. Should your party be over 8 guests we can accomodate a further 2 guests in our COACH HOUSE steps away from the main house. The coach house is equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom, ample space and storage and a TV. Whether your party is large enough to require the use of the guest or coach house, the guest and coach house will not be rented to anyone else during your stay and you will have exclusive use of our villa. BED LINENS PROVIDED. TWO COTS WITH
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
EXCURSION AND TOURS - We provide a selection of maps, and guides describing activities and excursions possible within range of Casale Fornaci, however, below are just a few examples activities available to our guest 1 - Day Trips & Excursions to various charming nearby towns and villages, and larger historic cities 2 - Wine and Olive Oil Tasting; visit local wineries and olive mills 3 - Visit Famous Villas & Gardens; 4 - Cycling; bike rentals and tours 5 - Horseback riding; lessons, camps, excursions and trekking 6 - Thermal Baths and Spas 7 - Hiking and Driving 8 - Balooning 9 - Golf 10 - Cooking Schools and Wine Classes are numerous in the area ARRIVAL DAY: SATURDAY other days are possible outside of the summer high season. ARRIVAL TIME: 5pm DEPARTURE TIME: 10am LINEN CHANGES: for stays lo


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Villa on private Chianti estate - Olive Grove, Pool, A/C, Sleeps 6-10
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful Villa!

  • 4 of 5

This villa is so nice. While there were a couple of minor maintenance issues, nothing serious. We thoroughly enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen, the pizza oven, and the courtyard for cocktails each evening. Although it is a little remote, in that the drive is long down the unpaved road, it was a beautiful property.

My suggestion would be to carefully plan your outings with the drive in mind.

Barbara was very helpful to us. We would definitely recommend this property.

S. Stallings

Sept. 2016

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks for everything

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The villa was spectacular.

We were mesmerized by the view off the balcony. The pool was an added bonus. Everything was so comfortable and we enjoyed the entire experience. It was great being able to go on day trips to Florence, Siena, Castelnuovo Berardenga and San Gusme.

The wine on the estate was amazing and I shipped olive oil to my place from there. You were right the meat was awesome. Basically all the food we had was so delicious!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great two weeks in Tuscany!

  • 5 of 5

We travel with friends each summer, and we use VRBO to find our digs. Our preference is to be out and about during the day and for lunch and, then, cook dinner at home. All four of us loved Casale Fornaci! We could reach a variety of interesting places nearby, including terrific lunches. When the sightseeing was over, we could get away from it all at our villa. The space was wonderfully laid out and quite comfortable. The kitchen was supplied and equipped extremely well.

The welcome basket is welcome, indeed. It includes a first dinner and breakfast without having to get to a store. Because the villa is 20-30 minutes from shopping, it will a a lifesaver for guests who do not shop on the way in.

We liked the wood fired pizza oven so much that we used it three times. Crusts can be bought at the store, which is how we started. Then, I followed Jamie Oliver's online instructions for homemade pizza crust. Easy, fun, delicious.

We were sorry that we waited a couple of days before we started using the pool. It is kept in tiptop shape and we liked it a lot.

Before going to Casale Fornaci, I looked on Google maps and Google earth to see the route. It is astonishingly easy to find the important turns, and shur'nuff when we reached them in the car, we recognized them right away.

It was a great vacation. We recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that Casale Fornaci met all of your needs and that you and your friends had a wonderful time. Thank you kindly for the recommendation. Hope to host you in the future!
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A spectacular villa! Perfect for creating wonderful family memories!

  • 5 of 5

After spending a week at Villa Casale Fornaci in Tuscany with my family this month, I couldn’t be more pleased to submit a review. First, starting with the reservation process, Filippo was responsive, accommodating, and helpful in answering all my questions. After emailing with him, I was hoping I’d be able to meet him. The whole process was seamless. Thank YOU! Then, I can’t say enough about Barbara. You are truly AMAZING! I loved the communications you sent before we arrived (with detailed instructions for our arrival and directions – which proved extremely helpful when we took day trips). My family and I really appreciated the warm welcome we received from you when we arrived, the heartfelt hugs we received when we left, and the thoughtful note you sent after we left for Rome to see how my husband was doing with his cold. That is true kindness! I especially liked how you engaged with our children, and made them feel like they were coming to visit an aunt (I loved the "geography test"). What I’ve also been raving about on Facebook and to friends is how thankful we were when we arrived that you had gone out and shopped for groceries to hold us over for not only the night, but really for an additional day or so (including water, eggs, yogurt, juice, pasta, cold meats, wine, etc.). You knew what would be helpful to a traveling family of 5. Thank you for all the goodies you had for us! The villa – including the surrounding property – was absolutely wonderful. The view was amazing and peaceful! The villa was very clean, beautifully-maintained, with comfortable beds, and had everything we needed to feel at home. My children loved to explore the grounds and had a couple of fun days playing in the pool. I also loved the location of the villa – which we used as a base to take day trips to Florence, Siena, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, San Gusmé (where we had some of our best meals in Tuscany). We hold some wonderful memories of our trip to Tuscany, and we thank Filippo and Barbara for helping us create those memories for our family. I would recommend the villa to anyone who is looking for a truly memorable trip to Tuscany. It will be one of the best decisions you’ve made.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. And thank you for the recommendation! It means a lot. All the Very Best.
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Beautiful villa! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have chosen a better villa for my family vacation! The villa itself is very clean, well maintained and set on a hill overlooking the beautiful Tuscan hills making a beautiful setting to share with my family. We arrived to a warm welcome from Barbara (who is so charming, helpful and accommodating!) and a wonderful welcome hamper with delicious snacks and essentials for our stay. The villa is in the perfect location to explore the many hilltop towns of Tuscany and is the perfect place to relax in between site-seeing days. The pool was very refreshing on the hot afternoons and the pizza oven is AMAZING! We made pizza in this real wood fired oven and it was probably the best pizza I have ever eaten! The rooms are very large and plenty of closet space. This villa is very, very large and spacious inside and has a very large courtyard and separate casita. We found lots of fresh herbs in the garden for cooking and the picnic area with the huge swing was an added surprise. Of the many things I would recommend to do while staying here is to take a cooking class in Villa A Sesta at Villa Di Soto. The restaurant is amazing and the cooking class was fantastic! Also, eat at La Bottega in Villa A Sesta! The best meal we have ever eaten - ever! The market in Siena on Wednesday mornings is a must! All of the hilltop towns in the area are so beautiful and the best food on the planet is found in Tuscany - its hard to go wrong anywhere you go. The owners of this villa are very considerate and kind and even allowed us to stay an extra night to make up for the first night that we missed due to delayed flights - thank you! I have very fond memories of this vacation and will hopefully return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole for the wonderful review. As always, we are thrilled when our guests make the most of their experience at Casale Fornaci and even more thrilled when we too can take tips from their experience. I am so glad that you were able to stay for an extra night and we look forward to hosting you again anytime!
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A beautiful villa that was perfect for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The setting is spectacular! We spent a wonderful month there and our children and grandchildren came for a couple of weeks. The villa was very clean, well maintained and so comfortable.

Barbara, who manages the villa, was extremely helpful. Our stay was certainly enhanced by her assistance. We arrived after dark due to a train delay, so she met us in Ambra and lead us to the villa through the winding roads. The welcome basket and refrigerated items were generous and got us started before we went to the market. The resource book helped us plan our day trips to small towns and wineries. It also had directions for all of the household appliances. Barbara lives nearby and was always available in person or by telephone. Her cleaning staff was very good. It was really helpful ti have a washer and dryer.

One of our goals for this vacation was to go to local markets an learn to make some Italian dishes. We all enjoyed cooking in the well stocked kitchen. The indoor grill/fireplace was perfect for grilling steak, Tuscan sausages and provided a lovely ambiance. We even roasted chestnuts. The outdoor pizza oven was new to us, so Barbara sent us to a Jamie Oliver video that was very helpful. The grandchildren were excited about making there own pizzas. Another goal of our vacation was to have some cooking classes both for adults and family. Barbara referred us to English speaking chefs Matisse and Emily. We arranged the dates and menus well in advance of our trip. Both were great!

Our grandchildren enjoyed playing in the garden and loved the swing. There were lots of children's movies and games that were popular in the evening.

On our final morning we had the privilege of meeting Fil and his family. We were invited to pick olives with them before we headed off to Florence. It was a memorable end to our month long stay at Casale Fornaci. We would highly recommend this beautiful villa.

Cindy & Carl Miller

Houston, Texas

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Gusmé
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Florence Peretola (FLR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
San Gusmè
Nearest Ferry
165 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Golf Club La Bagnaia and Val di Chiana
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Castelnuovo Berardenga Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Highway A1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
San Gusmè
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Other Activities: wine tasting, olive oil tasting, cooking classes, private chefs, weddings, city tours, horseback riding, bike riding, golf, local farmers market


Rates & Availability

Bucine Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
Nov 12 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $534.65

PRICE INCLUDES: All taxes & energy costs, Internet, Satellite TV, Welcome Basket, Bed & Kitchen Linens, Towels, Final Cleaning, Baby Crib/Linens, 2 Additional Cots.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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