|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Immersed in the rolling Tuscan countryside, this renovated 18th-century home preserves its traditional architecture and offers guests one of the most authentic Italian experiences available at our villas in Tuscany.
Start your stay at PodereScopicciolo with a tour of the property, a Tuscan-style welcome dinner, and Prosecco toast with your hosts. The villa owners live in a separate pavilion on the property, and will be happy to share their local recommendations for discovering all that Tuscany has to offer!
Relax on the lounge chairs by the infinity edge pool surrounding by herb and rose gardens. Have your morning coffee in the gazebo set on a stone patio while enjoying the views. Later, enjoy an alfresco meal at the wrought-iron table, with food prepared on the wood-fired stone barbecue and pizza oven, or in the gourmet kitchen.
This villa was restored in 2010 with state-of-the-art building systems such as a ventilated roof and insulated fixtures. A geothermal system, combined with a radiant system under the floors, provides a cellar effect temperature in summer with less humidity in the air (thanks to dehumidifiers) and regular heating in winter. Thermostats in each room can customize the temperature with a few hours response time (depending on the outside temperature).The interior is furnished with family heirlooms, contemporary art and antique carpets.
Accommodating up to 12 guests, the villas bedrooms are divided between the main villa, with six bedrooms, and a guesthouse. On the ground floor youll find a king-sized bedroom with a private entrance to the garden as well as a smaller loft-style single bedroom. Upstairs are four ensuite bedrooms, including the master suite, with a walk-in closet and fireplace. The guesthouse features a king-size bed in the upstairs loft, as well a kitchenette, two bathrooms, and a living room with a sofa bed.
The small hill town of Casole dElsa is a five-minute drive away, with local restaurants and cafes. PodereScopicciolo is an ideal base for exploring Tuscanys attractions, from the historic cities of Florence and Siena, to the vineyards of the Chianti wine region.
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Bedroom / Bathroom Description
The Villa Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 - Geranio King size bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Cooling system
Bedroom 2 - Fiordaliso Single bed on the loft, Shared bathroom with shower, Cooling system
The Villa First Floor
Master Bedroom 3 Ginestra King size poster bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Cooling system, Fireplace, Walk-in closet, Private entrance
Bedroom 4 - Melograno King size poster bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Cooling system
Bedroom 5 - Dalia King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Cooling system
Bedroom 6 - Iris 2 Twin beds (or combined King), En-suite bathroom with shower, Cooling system
Bedroom 7 Limonaia (Apartment Loft)King size bed in open loft, En-suite bathroom with shower, Cooling system, Living room with sofabed, Kitchenette, Separate bathroom in the lower floor
**Note: The houses (the Villa and the Limonaia) are heated and cooled by a geothermal system that maintains a constant temperature, eliminating the need for air conditioning and heating. Cooling system is not a typical A/C -- thermostats can be regulated in each room but room temperatures will need some time to adjust to the request.
Pizza oven-Requires professional expertise which can be reserved
Staff Services Included:
Manager - owners live on-site in a separate pavilion
2 hour cleaning - Tuesday and Thursday
Welcome dinner Tuscan style
Mid week towels change
Final cleaning service
At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Italian language classes
Glass artisan tour
Vespa or bike tour
Guided art tours for select cities
Personal Holistic Massage/Shiatzu service
Additional housekeeping service
Additional change of bed, bath and pool linens
Pizza/BBQ night (weather permitting)
Reserved professionalfor pizza oven
Maximum 12 guests
Children welcome- limit of 3 children
Pets not permitted
Rental car recommended
5km to nearest village of Casole dElsa:
Restaurants, open-air cafes
Banks, post office
16km to medieval town of Colle di Val D'Elsa:
Michelin starred restaurant
World renowned crystal glassware production
Sport facilities (golf, tennis)
22km to Poggibonsi Train Station
35km to Chianti wine region
68km to capital city of Florence (UNESCO Heritage site)
80km to Florence Peretola Airport (FLR)
89km to port city of Livorno (ferries)
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
Everything was spectacular!
Picture perfect from the setting of the villa to the high-end finishes and furnishings. The outdoor dining/lounging area, kitchen and pool area were our favorite spots. Plus we loved the sound of the sheep being herded in the surrounding meadows.
Cecilia and Marco were perfect hosts but non-intrusive and Anna Maria's cooking was amazing. She cooked our welcome dinner and then we had her prepare two other meals. Some of the best food while in Tuscany for sure.
All five couples raved about the experience, quality of the villa and the food.
Podere Scopicciolo exceeded our expectations...which were high to begin with. The location, the building, the food, etc. was excellent. Tough to leave that place.
Wonderful villa - the photos don't even do it justice! The setting is spectacular and the place is very spacious. The kitchen in particular is excellent, but every room was comfortable. We made use of the chef and had dinner at home every night, which was wonderful. Kids were able to swim and play. In retrospect I would have had the chef only every other night (or 2 in every 3 nights) as there was a lot of food. It is a bit further away from a town than we expected (although we didn't really try Casole d'Elsa much), though Volterra was convenient once we had identified it. Would have loved to figure out how to go hiking from the villa, but never really did. Those, however, are small items of note. Overall a great villa and great vacation.
Home is beautiful, very clean, and quite comfortable and has spectacular views in every direction.
Wonderful facility. Clean, great location, outstanding views