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Delightful Villa La Giara offers private garden, fireplace and housekeeping

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5.0 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps

Tucked into a cluster of homes on a hilltop, La Giara is a villa with gorgeous views and a long history. Dating from the 12th century, the villa was once the summer residence of the Bishop of Florence. Over the centuries, its been expanded and renovated, and today is a rustic-style five-bedroom retreat with traditional decor, beautiful outdoor spaces and modern amenities.

The villas living spaces open to a gravel terrace, which has an outdoor dining area, panoramic views and a constant refreshing breeze. Bring a book or picnic outside and enjoy in the shade of the trees or umbrellas, or stroll the terraced garden down to the pool deck, which is furnished with loungers and side tables. Walking a bit further, youll find fruit and olive trees, as well as a vegetable garden. Inside, La Giara is well-equipped for relaxing with a wine cellar, Wi-Fi access and a ping-pong table.

While the property still has features like marble-edged fireplaces and tile floors, its walls have been updated with a soft, pastel-tinged palette and painted accents. The furniture is a comfortable, cheerful mix, from a plush red sofa and cream-colored armchairs to woven mid century-style lounge chairs and canvas campaign chairs. In the dining room, Louis Ghost chairs are a surprising modern touch, while the fully equipped kitchen has a more casual farmhouse-style table and benches.

La Giaras five bedrooms are decorated with the same charm; keep an eye out in the pretty trompe loeil wall paintings for hidden doors. There are two bedrooms with double beds and en-suite bathrooms, one bedroom with a French bed and en-suite bathroom, and one bedroom with a double bed that has a guest bathroom. The fifth bedroom has a double bed, bathroom and access to a studio with a single bed.

The villa is surrounded by quiet streets perfect for walking or cycling. By car, its just 3 miles to the grocery store, the Sieci train station and the town of Molino del Piano. Theres a restaurant in Pontassieve, 6 miles away, but the dining, shopping and museums of Florence are only 10 miles away. Youll find the Ugolino Florence golf course about 12 miles away, and the Florence airport about 22 miles away.

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Please note that this unit is part of a semi-detached house with a shared back yard.

La Giara resides next to a farm on the Tuscan countryside, but we have ensured that all farm life noise will be kept to an absolute minimum before 9AM.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1 - Master Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower

Bedroom 2 - Principessa French bed, En-suite bathroom with tub, Safe

Bedroom 3 Blue Double bed, Guest bathroom

Bedroom 4 - Uccelli Double bed, Bathroom with tub, Interconnected to a studio with single bed

Bedroom 5 - BooksDouble bed, En-suite bathroom with shower

Features Amenities


Satellite TV

DVD player

CD player


Wi-Fi access

Table tennis

Hair driers

Laundry facility

Wine cellar

Fully equipped kitchen

Outdoor Features

Swimming pool(from first week of May to first week of October)

Outdoor furniture

Alfresco dining

Staff Services


Daily housekeeping service except Thursday

Daily breakfast preparation

Electricity consumption up to 330 kwh

Water consumption

Weekly linen change

Towel change twice a week

Final cleaning on Saturday

At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Activities and excursions

Food cost

Telephone charges

Cook service

Additional maid service

Childcare service


Heating (150 euros per day)

Air conditioning consumption

Villa Policies

Maximum8 guests

Not suitable for children or elderly people

Non-smoking villa

Pets not permitted

Check in: 4-7pm

Check out: 10am

The use of the appliances in the villa and kitchen must be supervised by the staff

Credit card details to be provided along with signed pre-authorization form at time of booking

Getting There

Rental vehicle recommended


5 km to:

Grocery store

Town of Molino del Piano

Tain station in Sieci

10 km to restaurant in Pontassieve

16 km to Florence

20 km to golf course in Ugolino Florence

35 km to Florence airport

67 km to San Gimignano

86 km to Siena

102 km to Lucca

104 km to Pisa airport

300 km to Rome airport

Additional Information

La Giara consists of two different villas under one roof. A resident lives in the other villa but ensuring full privacy to the guests of La Giara. The garden and swimming pool area remain private to the guests of La Giara

2 Dogs reside in a fenced-in area next to la Giara

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Tigliano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is a full bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Delightful Villa La Giara offers private garden, fireplace and housekeeping
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

When you dream of an authentic, charming, luxurious and an exhilarating place to stay in Tuscany, look no further - La Giara is simply perfect.

It's an astounding renovation of an old medieval villa done with taste, sensitivity and relentless attention to detail. The surrounding area is quintessentially Tuscan, with rolling green hills, vineyards and olive groves abound.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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  • 5 of 5

Great villa, view unbelievable, great restaurants relatively close. On site person was unbelievable.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Dream spot

  • 5 of 5

Located quite far from Florence but close to be able to go everyday (about 45'), it is a charming, authentic spot. Everything single detail is beautiful inside the house and the surroundings are stunning.Much appreciated help by Jose. The house is comfy and has all the amenities and the atmosphere we were looking for. The pool is also very enjoyable.

It is only missing a charming village close by but the nature - Olive trees and vineyards near by are absolutely beautiful. Fabulous kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres


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