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Luxury 18th Century Villa Walking distance to a Pretty Village

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 15 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Gorgeous villa with private swimming pool close to Florence (35 min by car or train) very large garden, accommodates up to 14 people. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION.

Location is in a wonderful and undiscovered place, LONDA VILLAGE, shops and restaurants 5 minutes walk from the Villa, an excellent base from where to start visiting Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and the main historical towns of Tuscany (San Gimignano, Cortona, Pienza, etc).

By car within one hour you can easily reach Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, San Gimignano. By train you can reach Rome,Venice, Cinque Terre within one hour and half.

Villa Luciano is perfect for a family or a group vacation, for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, meetings, cooking classes.

Accommodation is up to 14 people, offers infinite space and total privacy. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and comfortable furnishings.

The Villa is surrounded by acres of garden consisting of neatly clipped hedges, trees, flower-filled terracotta pots and a private swimming pool.

Sandra is available during your stay at the reception office next to the Villa, she can help you with planning your stay and suggestions. She is knowledgeable about the area living in Chianti Rufina.

Staff is available onsite for daily cook and maid services.

To enjoy an authentic Tuscan experience, the Villa organises Special Tuscan Dinner, Cooking Class, Wine Tours/Tasting.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About The Owner

Villa Luciano is owned and operated by the Spagnoli's - a local Florentine family who has lived in Londa for generations, and literally helped to build the town. The owner/operators ensure authenticity and excellence in every way, to make your stay at their Villa "perfetto".

Paolo Spagnoli,

Owner and Founder's Son

The Owner purchased this villa in 1890

Why The Owner chose Londa

This exclusive 18th century Florentine Villa sits just 35 minutes from Florence, and is a short drive or train ride away from many of Italy’s key destinations: Rome, Venice, Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, Cinque Terre and San Gimignano.

Surrounded by terraced acres of gardens with a private swimming pool above the quaint lake town of Londa, Villa Luciano is a dream setting for any family or group vacation.

Furnished throughout with exquisite antiques, the Villa comfortably accommodates up to 14 people. Every aspect of this spacious, 8,000 square foot country home speaks to its Tuscan pedigree. From its aged façade to its rustic angles to its sloping earthenware rooftops, Villa Luciano reflects the region’s traditions, architecture and culture

What makes this villa unique

Come get your taste of La Dolce Vita at this breathtaking country mansion in Tuscany… the unforgettable Villa Luciano, owned by The Spagnoli Family for 200 years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In searching for just the right villa near Florence for a group of 4 couples, I researched about 450 villas throughout Tuscany. Villa Luciano offered all the right qualities and amenities that we wanted: enough private bedrooms and baths, plenty of public space, gorgeous grounds, an inviting pool area, a decor that spoke to the villa's history and authenticity, and a great location within a small village that would be convenient for day trips to Florence. All 8 of us fell in love as soon as we arrived! Situated on 10 fully landscaped acres on a street that overlooks this mountain village of 1100 friendly Italians, we had a commanding view on every terraced level of the grounds and spent hours enjoying all the different sitting areas. Most people in Londa don't speak English but they are very helpful and welcoming. We also felt very safe walking anywhere in Londa. Sandra, the village manager is more than helpful and accessible. We loved shopping locally and did so daily. Two local restaurants offer excellent food. We hired Gabriella, the available cook two nights and were so glad we did. She introduced us to the simple Tuscan dishes that have made Italy famous and showed us how are Americanized version of "Italian" is far less appealing. The website accurately represents the villa, its cleanliness, the amenities, the privacy, and the authenticity of the villa as an 18th century home. The Spagnoli family has retained the villa's grandness as a family estate but kept it comfortable and useable. My husband and I renewed our wedding vows in the courtyard, surrounded by rock walls draped in honeysuckle, hedges rows, and potted plants. We couldn't have scripted a more Italian or more romantic setting. Leaving the villa and Londa was very sad for all of us. It was the perfect place for our group, the kind of Tuscan experience we'd longed for, and it was convenient to Florence and other towns. While a car is not absolutely necessary, we were glad we had them. They allowed us to drive off into other areas and explore the stunning countryside.
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Londa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

The Best Place to Stay in Italy!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (13 of us in total) stayed here for two weeks this May and we couldn't have had a better time in Italy than at Paolo's family villa in the hills of Londa. Before even arriving in Italy, Paolo was attentive to our queries and willing to work with us to ensure that our arrival was smooth and easy. Once in Italy, despite landing in Rome instead of Florence due to delays, Paolo was similarly accommodating and helpful with my family members who arrived before me. I promise to tell you about the villa itself, but Paolo was the true star of our visit and deserves to be praised personally for all his wonderful hospitality and kindness. He even stayed with his aunt down in the town during our visit so that he could be nearby if needed and taught us to make pizza in the brick oven himself!

The villa itself is a lovely piece of history that is comfortable and beautiful, homey and elegant, all at once. There are two wings off the main floor that allowed for everyone to stay comfortably and enjoy themselves on the grounds. The beds are comfortable, everything worked as expected, and all was delightful.

It was also only a short walk to town where we were able to enjoy the local life, but even better was Londa's location in Tuscany, which allowed us to go far north and east to Lake Iseo and Bressanone for a weekend, all the way to San Marino and back in a day, and even do the Cinque Terre in single long day. There's a short train to Firenze, and there are some beautiful little small towns in the area (go to Poppi on Paolo's recommendation, it's a lovely little town!).

This villa is certainly the nicest place I've ever stayed on vacation, Paolo was the most gracious and thoughtful host I've ever encountered, and I would highly recommend to anyone at all that they should stay here for their vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and his family from USA with italian descendents chose our Villa for his three generation family reunion.....a great honour to have them in our house also owned by my family for three generation! I have enjoyed since from the beginning talk with Tom over the phone and by e-mail to be sure everything would be arranged in the best way to fit in his family vacation requirements and eventually to meet in person at the Villa and at last all family with hands on pizza making in the ancient 250 years old stone oven located in the main ground floor kitchen where Gabriella in-house local chef hold tuscan cooking classes ....Tom showed his skills as pizzaiolo too managing with great confidence all pizzas in and out from the oven: believe me it's not an easy job at all! Hope to see Tom with his father who could not make it this time and all family again sometime in the future at Villa Luciano and Londa. My best regards to all of them. Paolo from Villa Luciano
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5

Blissfull Week In Villa Luciano, Londa

  • 5 of 5

Paulo,

Kim and I just wanted to restate how much we enjoyed our stay at the fantastic Villa Luciano in Londa. Our party of 14 had an amazing time at the Villa and also the surrounding Tuscan area. The Villa is genuine and rustic, but beautifully laid out with all the amenities required for a large group to have a fantastic time celebrating multiple 50th and 25th birthdays. The pool area became a special area for our daily gatherings and certainly cooling in the heat of this particular summer. We also enjoyed our group dining at both breakfast and dinner on the raised area nearer the Villa. Having fresh growing Rosemary and Lemons to hand during BBQ evenings was wonderful. The local shops were very welcoming and stocked sufficient items to keep us all well fed and 'watered', we have a lot of Chianti converts now.

I would recommend Villa Luciano for any group looking for a friendly, accommodating and authentic place to stay in or around Tuscany and within easy vehicle reach of the centers of Florence, Pisa & Sienna.

Paulo along with support from Azizz made our stay memorable with great support, care and information.

We along with the whole group would like to thank you for turning a very special event into an amazing 7 days in Tuscany.

Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert booked the Villa one year and half in advance coming along with British and US American fellow mates to celebrate friendships and 50 years birthday under the Tuscan sun....this year plenty! Also a British sailor like me so eventually next time from the Tuscany countryside we will move to Tuscany sea. A great group of people and great guys very lucky to have them choosing our Villa Luciano and staying over to enrich our Villa unique guests' book with their beautiful sincere comments about us....we love ❤️ you and hopefully see you again Paolo owner
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Austin, Texas
5

GREAT VILLA FOR FAMILY

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 had a great stay at the villa. It was perfect for a large family gathering with plenty of space for all. We all enjoyed the beautiful pool and grounds. We had the cook prepare our meal the first night and it was so good that we had her back again on our last night. The local restaurants were also very good and easy to get to by car or walking. The location was great for seeing sights all over Tuscany and part of our group even drove to Venice for the day. Having the train nearby to get to Florence also made that trip very easy. All in all it turned out to be more than we expected and a great vacation spot for the whole family.

The only downside was getting enough hot water for showers at times.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for Large Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

The listing description and photos accurately reflect the villa but let me reflect on just how wonderful this place was for our family vacation over Easter week. Fifteen members of our family stayed in Villa Luciano for eight days in mid- April. Six kids under 10 and 9 adults including two grandparents. The Villa met all of our initial requirements and more- reachable in one day from California, rooms/beds for all guests with plenty of bathrooms, large common room (there were two), walk to cafe, restaurant nearby, pool. .The kids loved running and hiding in the lush grounds including the hedge maze. Some used the pool although it was quite cold. Though there is wifi at the house, kids were told "No screen time for a week". We played games and did puzzles, ate, relaxed and then went on a daily excursion either on foot, by car or by train. The jacuzzi got lots of use. We enjoyed being off the beaten tourist path and in a small, friendly Tuscan town. There are small, excellent wineries to visit, bus service to the next town for the train to Florence (who wants to drive in Florence), and many archaeological and historical sites in under an hour's drive. Only one bedroom was cold but warm clothes including wool socks are needed in April. Contact with the owner and staff was excellent. The cost was more than reasonable for our group. Most of us have been to Italy, including Tuscany, before, some of us at least 10 times and our stay at Villa Luciano ranks near the top. You do not have to go to Chianti country (much more expensive) to get a true taste of Tuscan living. Londa and the nearby Casentino valley and the Villa Luciano have it all.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

Wonderful villa (or castle?!!)

  • 5 of 5

A Villa, more like a castle (!), with its own enormous garden maze!! We had a delightful stay at this wonderful Villa – we were 3 families all with young children + my mother. We had an amazing time enjoying the great pool with beautiful views, having Gabriella cook us great 3-course meals, spending time in Firenze (easy train ride to and from), visiting Lucca (must-see) and sipping wine at the Verrazzano Winery (a must). The kids *loved* exploring all the nooks and crannies of this 18th century Villa. The house was clean and well-appointed and spacious. With two fully functioning kitchens, a great dining room that fit all sixteen of us + large bedrooms with clean sheets & towels & blankets, we felt very much 'at-home'. There are 2 wings, so the spacing of the rooms worked out well as our family had one wing while the other 2 families had the other wing. Sandra, the manager, was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond her call of duty (thank you!). The only thing that we struggled with was maintaining a balanced water temperature during showers/baths (kept changing from scalding hot to freezing cold) – particularly difficult with young children. I believe that Susana will be looking into this issue because all of the families during our stay had water temperature problems. But, even despite this, I will give it FIVE stars due to the central location, the picturesque setting, the amenities & character of the house, and the super helpful staff! I would recommend this Villa to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Chicago party of 8

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding visit to Tuscany. Our villa was exceptional-full of old world charm, yet wi-fi accessible! Sandra was most helpful and Gabriella our cook was a talented teacher and fabulous chef. I highly recommend this villa for a large group. We had plenty of room both inside and outside the villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
walking distance
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Poggio dei Medici Scarperia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Contea-Londa
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
walking distance
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: recommended

TYPICAL TUSCANY MEALS, COOKING CLASS, WINE TOURS AND WINE TASTING

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice,
the above rates are for 14 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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