About the property
- House3900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
With its 3-levels, large terraces, panoramic views and stunning interior, this house recently built in the Tuscan style with an open concept is the ideal place for a large group of people, or individuals renting just a single room. On the main floor, one can enjoy a meal either at the kitchen table, the dining table or, in good weather, on the large terrace. Regardless of the season, extra-large French windows and doors let visitors enjoy stunningly contrasting skies, and colorful sunsets all year around. The house includes a master suite, four additional bedrooms and three additional bathrooms. It also provides full kitchen facilities, large living and dining areas, laundry room, Wi-Fi and air conditioning (not very common in Italy).
Served by a major highway, the location is perfect for day trips to the internationally renowned tourist centers of the region: Florence (34 miles), Pisa (19 miles), Lucca (20 miles), San Gimignano (31 miles), Volterra (28 miles), the beach at Viareggio (39 miles) and the Chianti wine region (48 miles); and, even, for the ones that like early starts Cinque Terre to the north-west, or the Brunello-wine region south of Siena.
Within minutes, one can sit in a charming pizzeria, or in a local-specialty restaurant. Full-service supermarkets, banks, and two train stations can be reached also by bus.
The house is an attached home. It is attached to another property which we also own and rent out.
Nora, Fabrizio & Max
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- Feb 21, 2018
About Nora, Fabrizio & Max
Nora grew up in California and met Fabrizio in Florence--married 41+ years with 5 grown kids. Recently retired from teaching elementary special education (Nora) and financial management and returned to Tuscany where Fabrizio grew up. We also live in Southern California.
Nora, Fabrizio & Max purchased this House in 2008
Why Nora, Fabrizio & Max chose Castel del Bosco
Fabrizio grew up in Castel del Bosco so we love it and have a few old friends there. It is rural but close to Florence and Pisa.
What makes this House unique
Our house is in the heart of the true provincial Tuscany but with easy access to a major highway. The building is new so it's large and open concept but built in the traditional Tuscan style. It has many terraces and French doors. The attractive village of Castel del Bosco has fresh air and quiet, except for occasional church bells.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful time staying at this Villa in the Tuscany Region
My family spent the month of April in this beautiful villa. First and foremost, Fabrizio and Nora could not have been nicer. They responded quickly to all of our inquiries, and provided us a nice package before our arrival that recommended restaurants, wineries, shopping and train locations. This information allowed us to plan our vacation.
The villa is as advertised. All of the amenities are top of the line. The kitchen has everything you would need, the dining room table sites 10 comfortably, and the living room is very comfortable. The views from the balcony were spectacular. Watching the sun set over the mountains were great.
There were a couple of minor issues upon arrival, and Fabrizio made sure they were addressed immediately.
If you plan on traveling around the Tuscany area, Castel Del Bosco is centrally located. Most of the sites we wanted to see, were within an hour. We visited Pisa, Volterra, Siena and Lucca. When we wanted to venture out a bit further to Cinque Terra and Rome, we used the train system out of San Romano.
I would recommend this villa to anyone that is interested in touring Tuscany. Thank you to Fabrizio and Nora for your hospitality.
Amazing Stay at the Villa in Castel Del Bosco
My family spent the month of April 2016 at the Villa in Castel Del Bosco. Fabrizio and Nora could not have been nicer. They responded to all questions we had prior to our visit. They also provided a great package of restaurants, wineries, shopping and train schedules before we arrived. This made it easy to plan some of our adventures.
We ran into a couple of small issues upon our arrival to the Villa, and again, Fabrizio and Nora were quick to make sure these issues were addressed.
The house is as advertised on the site. Everything within the house was top of the line. The kitchen was well stocked, the dining area could seat 10 comfortably, and the living room was very comfortable. The views out on the patio were awesome. We enjoyed the sunsets overlooking the mountains.
If you are interested in touring Tuscany, Castel Del Bosco is centrally located to most areas. Most of the areas we were interested in was within an hour radius. When we wanted to explore outside of this radius, we took advantage of the train system in San Romano which was about 15 minutes away. From the there, we were able to travel to Rome in about 2 hours, and Cinque Terre as well.
We would definitely contact Fabrizio and Nora again on our next visit to the Tuscany area. Thank you for your hospitality.
The Mannings - USA
Amazing house with views in small quaint town!!!
As part of our two family tour of Italy, we chose to stay at this house due to its neutral location in Tuscany and its proximity to all major destinations. Pisa, Florence, Chinco Terre and Siena are all close enough for a day trip. The house itself is amazing with breathtaking views of Tuscany countryside, modern amenities, spacious bedrooms and everything you need to stay there for an extended period.
The Perfect Location to See Tuscany
I rented this property for the month of July and found it to be everything I thought it would be. Family and friends, seventeen altogether, joined me throughout the month and everyone, without exception, commented about the spaciousness, cleanliness, comfort, and location. Everything that was depicted on the website were accurate portrayals of what to expect.
Fabrizio and Nora were perfect hosts who sent a lot of pre-trip information which made planning much easier. They also responded quickly on the occasion of our arrival about a small issue. They addressed it immediately and, within 24 hours, everything was fine. This property is perfectly located to visit so many areas in Tuscany but we were also able to easily travel to Venice and Rome for several days at a time. The Pontedera train station was so accessible that we used it extensively for our travels.
La Piazzetta became our "hangout" and Laura and her husband, the owners, were very friendly and helpful especially during our first few days in the area, giving us directions and answering questions. And their pizza is fabulous!! We all agreed that it was the best we ate while in Italy.
The Varramista wine tasting tour was excellent and only a five-minute drive away. Catarina was the tour guide who made our visit so enjoyable. Because I had groups of people arrive at different times during the month, I actually experienced the wine tasting three times during my stay. I highly recommend it as a stop on anyone's tour.
I rented a car for the month and, after the first day of driving, had no problem finding my way around and figuring out the roundabouts. The train station, grocery stores, and banks were easy to find and all very convenient. The highway between Florence and Pisa was also easily accessible, less than five minutes away.
If I return to Tuscany for any length of time, I will certainly book this property again. It provided the base for a wonderful experience!!
You were a wonderful guest, who not only kept us informed on things that were going on but helped us work out some bugs in the newly installed central air conditioning system. Thanks, again! We're also pleased that based on our place's location you and your family and friends could make a trip even to Venice in a reasonable time. I understand that the high speed trains are making a difference in travel time giving more options to travelers.travelers more options.
Hoping to have you, your family and your friends as guests again in the future,
My wife and I stayed at Fabrizio's place in Tuscany in 2012 and had a great time. Fabrizio is the perfect host. He was available and ready to help even before we asked him for it. He is very trustworthy, and reliable, and the next time we went to Tuscany in 2014 the choice was very simple -we spent our honeymoon there. We also recommended the place to our friends and when they went there they were amazed.
Beautiful home, very nice area to base from.
We had 4 couples and this was a great house to base from, beautiful, clean and fully equipped, friendly neighbors that even drove us to a restaurant because we did not understand with the language difference. Owners really went above and beyond by helping us find a driver for a day trip.
Our home resides in the historic Tuscan village of Castel Del Bosco a part of Montopoli in Val d'Arno in the Province of Pisa. Within walking distance there is an amazing local pizza parlor as well as a small convenience store for the bare necessities and a bus stop. In the neighboring town, you can take a short drive or bus ride, to a full supermarket (10 mins) and bank (5 mins). There is also a major train stop within a 15 min drive in the neighboring town of Pontedera. From this station you have direct access to Florence and Pisa central stations, no switching of trains needed. The location of the house provides a great staging point to see the best of what Tuscany has to offer. The village is located centrally to some of the best sites in Tuscany. Florence (34 miles), Pisa (19 miles), Lucca (20 miles), San Gimignano (31 miles), Volterra (28 miles), the beach at Viareggio (39 miles) and the Chianti wine region (48 miles) all can be reached in under an hour by car.