|Minimum Stay||3 - 14 nights|
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LA SCUOLA DI FURIO Holiday Home is a small holiday complex in a very quiet countryside (within the Parco delle Cerbaie) overlooking a green valley. We rent our welcoming, comfortable and functional apartments and villa for holidays, weekends, short and long stays. You can stay in a relaxing location, out of the hustle and bustle of the tourist craze and still reach in less than 1 hour almost every popular destination in Tuscany (Lucca, Pisa, Vinci, San Gimignano, Florence, the beach). So, in the morning you can have a massage by the pool, take a walk to the little country shops or go to the supermarkets in Fucecchio (5 kms) with your car, then visit one or more tourist attraction in Tuscany, come back to enjoy a swim our fantastic pool (12x6), relax in the large equipped garden sipping an aperitivo while the tomato sauce boils in the kitchen, then have a relaxing dinner in the garden alfresco with your loved ones and a night cap when the children are in bed. The 6 apartments (all equipped with AC) in the former school building have 1, 2 or 4 bedrooms while Villa Maura (equipped with AC) offers some more comforts and sleeps up to 6. Parking inside the property. Nice restaurant at walking distance. Free Wi-Fi. Enquire or call for information!
A big plus for all our guests is that we live nearby. We will welcome you, show you around, provide maps of the area and give you a list of restaurants - based on our personal experience - and enjoyable excursions. We are always on hand if you need us but we will leave you to your well deserved holiday!
We sometimes see that families arrive here with their car full of groceries and food (after maybe a long journey under the hot Italian summer sun). Please note that most of the food you buy at home is available also here. Local supermarket Coop is open from 8AM to 9PM every day except Sunday; and 9AM to 8 PM on every other Sunday. Another supermarket, Conad, is open from 8AM to 8PM and also every Sunday morning from 9AM to 12.30AM. And another smaller grocery shop, Gelsastore, is open any day of the year from 4 in the morning to 1 at night (fresh bread on Sundays, too)!
At 1,1 kms there is Il RitroVino di Caino, that sells good quality local food, cheese, extra virgin olive oil and wine. You can stop for a cappuccino and pastries in the morning and have breakfast there or buy fresh bread also on Sundays!
* Market *
A medley of colors and scents awaits you every Wednesday morning in Fucecchio in Piazza XX Settembre.
One of the reasons to rent a holiday accommodation is that you can cook your own food and avoid eating out. You can shop at farmers' markets, try local recipes, keep your children entertained while cooking... But sometimes you just want to relax and unwind with a nice glass of wine and let others cook! Among other local area information, we will give you a list of nearby restaurants (one of them is at walking distance!) we usually go to! And we will be happy to call and reserve a table for you, if you like!
*Palio di Fucecchio (horse race)*
Every year since 1981, there is this horse race in Fucecchio. The town is divided into contrade (just like Siena!). You will spend your holidays at La Scuola di Furio Holiday Home, so in contrada Torre, whose colours are white and blue. It is a brilliant experience. Before THE day, there are lots of dining occasions in each contrada, sometimes al fresco, in order to spend nice time together, get to know each other and have a home style meal with some good wine. The date of the event is usually the third Sunday of May. In the morning you can attend the historical parade with its lively display of 1200 persons in rich locally made costumes along the streets of Fucecchio. The 3 afternoon races take place at la Buca del Palio (Via Fratelli Rosselli in Fucecchio). Palio might last until sunset! The races only last a minute or two, so you have to spend some time in Fucecchio beforehand, soaking up the atmosphere and the rivalry between the different districts, each of which is represented in the first two races. For a fucecchiese, Palio is like Football World Cup for Italians!
*Infiorata di Corpus Domini (flower carpets)*:
On the Sunday of Corpus Domini the streets of historic Fucecchio are covered by beautiful floral carpets. In Fucecchio the custom of sprinkling the streets with flowers and forest sprigs compose sacred figures, dates back to the 30es but it was only in 1990 that the Flower Festival has become a tradition.
The carpet of flowers are displayed in the old city centre, starting from and coming back to the Collegiate Church. The materials used are many varieties of seasonal flowers (poppies, brooms, carnations, roses ...) and many other type of natural material (grapes, coffee, wood chips ...).
*Padule di Fucecchio, a bird watchers' paradise*
The Padule di Fucecchio is the largest non-coastal marshland area in Italy (around 1,800 hectares!).
The Padule is one of the last refuges for many plant species (the yellow floating heart or water fringe, now very rare in Tuscany, or white and yellow pondlilies, etc.), and is a big attraction for birdwatching enthusiasts, especially during the spring migration. Of particular interest are the herons, which nest in colonies, and migratory birds like the stilt bird, crane and black stork. Depending on water levels, it is also possible to attend a "barchino" ride! There are 9 nature trails in the marshes, most on foot, some by car.
*Events Calendar 2016*
Murabilia gardening exhibition and market in Lucca 2, 3 and 4 of September
Salamarzana - Medieval Festival 3-4 of September 2016 in Fucecchio! The city will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen, ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters... By magic they will bring back the mysterious and magic Middle Ages in Fucecchio.
*Events Calendar 2017*
Fiera del Gusto - Food Festival in Fucecchio 25th April 2017
Infiorata - Flower Carpets 17th-18th June 2017 in Fucecchio
Mercantia: a medieval international festival of street theater in Certaldo (usually the third weekend of July)
In 2016 there will be RyanAir flights to Pisa
from East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow (PIK), Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London (STN) in the United Kingdom and
from Cork and Dublin in Ireland.
Communal laundry machine with laundry soap available for our guests for free, plus iron, ironing board, clothes basket and drying rack with clothes pegs in the apartment.
Hair dryer and hair straightener provided.
To prevent kids from having unsupervised access to our pool area, it is now fenced with a secure, self-latching gate.
For children up to 2 years we supply FOR FREE baby bed with linens, baby chair, baby bath, changing mat and eating and cutlery sets. WC reducers available for older children.
On arrival you will receive information regarding pool rules when you collect the keys. The pool rules are also stated on posters in the holiday home, and for your own health and safety it is important that you follow these rules. Otherwise, La Scuola srl cannot be held responsible for any inconveniences.
Zigolo is a self catering apartment with air conditioned, on the ground floor.
The entrance is directly into the large living room with fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric oven, top stove with 4 fires, kettle, percolator) and 2 sofas. A passage leads to a double bedroom, a twin bedroom (or a second double bedroom) and a bathroom with shower.
It is ideal for a family with children or for 2 couples holidaying together.
Zigolo's entrance door is the only one on that side of the building. This means that a nice portion of the garden is just for you.
Summer is a great time to relax and enjoy the company of a good book! You can relax and enjoy reading while sipping a glass of red Chianti wine sitting in the garden, under the cork tree. Not to mention alfresco dining!
There is a large communal 'barbecue house' in the park for your home-cooked delicious Fiorentina steaks.
SHORT STAYS WELCOME!
I was born in Fucecchio and I have been living here all of my life. Even if I have been working in the fashion industry for more than 20 years now, I am more and more interested in the holiday rental world. I also attended a course to become a professional manager in hospitality and tourism management; it was fun to come back to school. I post something new everyday on our facebook page, just look for lascuoladifurio !
Ms. Tiziana Fierli purchased this apartment in 1998
My father (Furio, hence "La Scuola di Furio") bought this property in the late '90. It was in such a state! No heating, no electricity, no running water! He started to restore it (with Italian burocracy, this process can take a lot of time and even more patience!), then came with this idea: 'Why don't we rent to tourists?'. At that time (pre-internet era for me) I thought it was a terrible idea. 'Tourists in Fucecchio? This is not going to happen!'. How wrong I was!
It is easy to fall in love with this location! Splendid views over a tranquil valley, fantastic pool. Real possibility of reaching from nearby Empoli train station: Florence in 24 minutes, Pisa in 28 minutes and Siena in 45 minutes (stress free solution), or Lucca in under 30 minutes by car.
Check on our own website how to go to Florence on a tramway!
We are back and missing our Home in Tuscany. Our stay was wonderful, we are planing to go back in a future. So many places to see that in our four days stay we miss few places that we want to visit.
It was great to meet you at the restaurant, it was a pleasant surprise to see you there!!!
We enjoy the villa very much and took wonderful pictures!
Elsie, Pepe, Lydia y Cesar from San Juan, Puerto Rico
This was our first time in a Villa in Italy. Tiziana made it a great experience. She was in constant communications with us from the beginning, advises us of the villas and surrounding areas to help with our plans. The villa was beautiful. It had everything we needed. Upon arrival Tiziana greeted us with wine, maps and friendly advice. It was a memorable experience and hope to return. We will definitely recommend her villas to our friends & families.
The villa was absolutely wonderful, and Tiziana was fabulous! The villa was perfect for our stay. It had everything we needed and more than expected. The location was made even better by the local people and how welcome they made us feel. Tiziana recommended great places to visit in the area and she was a big help. We have only been home a few days but we know that our honeymoon was made even better because of our stay at this villa! Thank you to the wonderful town of Fucecchio and to Tiziana!
Betty and Paul
Wij hadden een geweldig verblijf tijdens onze huwelijksreis in LA SCUOLA Holiday Home. Tiziana was erg vriendelijk en verwelkomde ons met een taart met onze initialen voor ons huwelijk en fles rode wijn. De kamers zijn erg ruim en de omgeving is erg mooi. Het ligt erg centraal. Helaas was het zwembad defect toen wij er waren, maar we kregen als goedmaker 100 euro terug voor het verblijf en een gratis maaltijd aangeboden in het plaatstelijke restaurant. Ik zou er zo weer naar toe gaan! Bedankt voor het geweldige verblijf!
Our stay in La Scuola was marvelous, quiet, picturesque, serene, and totallying peaceful. The grounds are beautiful, the apartment well furnished and spotless, and the pool a welcome sight after a day of touring and walking. The layout encourages renters to socialize with other tenants in the early evening, with tables and benches out on the lawn. La Scuola is well situated for day trips to Florence, Lucca, Sienna, Pisa, and many other small tuscan towns. Our second floor apartment allowed us to open all the windows at night and be woken by the morning breezes and birds. Would recommend to anyone looking to spend a few days in one place. It felt like home.
Wir hatten mit unseren beiden Kindern (7 und 1,5 Jahre) eine wunderschöne Zeit in der Toskana und in Tizianas "La Schola"!
Tolle Lage des Objekts für Ausflüge nach Florenz, Pisa etc. und kleinere Orte in der Toskana, super Objekt ansich (Appartmentausstattung top, Pool top, wunderschöner Garten mit Spielplatz für die Kinder, Grillmöglichkeit!), super nette Betreuung durch Tiziana und ihren Bruder - ein rundum perfekter Urlaub! Vielen Dank nochmal dafür!
Wir werden definitiv wiederkommen!
Wir haben zwei sehr schöne Wochen in La Scuola verbracht. Die Anlage ist außerordentlich gepflegt und die Wohnungen geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir haben oft im Pool gebadet, weil es sehr heiß war. Tiziana hat uns umfassend mit Informationen über Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, örtlicher Gastronomie und Ausflüge versorgt und uns sogar ins Krankenhaus begleitet, als unsere Tochter sich den Fuß verstauchte. In der nahe gelegenen Pizzeria in Torre haben wir häufig gegessen, aber auch in Massarella war eine gute und preisgünstige Osteria.
Fucecchio ist ein toller Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge, da man von dort aus die toskanischen mittelalterlichen Städte besuchen, aber auch zum Meer fahren kann. Wir empfehlen La Scuola unbedingt weiter!
Fucecchio is not yet well known, but its location is ideal for those wanting to combine relax, getting lost in the countryside, the Italian culture, the delicious food, adventurous activities and charming day trips.
In less than an hour you can reach the beautiful walled town of Lucca; the world famous leaning tower of Pisa; Leonardo's birthplace Vinci; Florence - the jewel of Renaissance, home of Michelangelo's David and Ponte Vecchio; the nice hill town of San Miniato; taste the Chianti wines, stroll on the golden beaches in Versilia or visit the Vespa museum in Pontedera. Driving to medieval gems Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra takes a little more than one hour.
La Scuola Di Furio Holiday Home is set inside the Cerbaie Natural Park, with trekking trails and picnic areas.
*Circolo San Gregorio in Torre is a nice country restaurant /pizzeria (also take-away) at walking distance
*Il Cavavoglie and *Osteria Numero Uno are some of the good country restaurants within a very short drive.
*I' RitroVino di Caino has bakery products, ice creams, extra virgin olive oil, wine, cheese and other yummy local products. Fresh bread every day, also on Sunday morning!
*Gelsastore is a cafè, pizzeria and grocery shop offering a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh bread (also on Sundays), fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go and alcohol open from 4AM to 1AM!
*Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
*Spa services available on site.
*Prada and various shoes/bags/clothes outlet shops in Fucecchio.
Home of over 600 animals including about 65 species of mammals, 40 species of birds and 30 of reptiles.
*Botanical Gardens of Parco delle Mura - Lucca
Open from April to the end of October from 10 AM
*Whale and dolphin watching trips in Viareggio
Day long whale and dolphin watching trips with the only Tuscan licensed guide. From 6 to 20 persons per boat with lunch provided.
*Kayak Trips on Massaciuccoli Lake, near Viareggio
Courses and excursions in kayaks on Lake Massaciuccoli with Circolo Kayak Airone. 10 single kayaks and 1 Canadian kayak available for use.
*Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Park
One of the two regional parks in Tuscany. The park extends along the coast of Pisa and Lucca. Activities include horse riding, guided nature walks, bicycle tours and bird watching on lake Massaciuccoli.
*Museo Piaggio 'Giovanni Alberto Agnelli'
Vespas, automobile and locomotive museum. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM.
*Pinocchio Park and Villa Garzoni Gardens
Pinocchio based theme park in the medieval village of Collodi, birthplace of the author Carlo Lorenzini of the adventures of Pinocchio.
Beautiful Villa Garzoni Gardens
Learn and get to know butterflies at Collodi Butterfly House
*Inspiring Ideas for a Rainy Day: Caverns and Caves
Antro del Corchia: Corchia's cavern
Marble caves on the southern slope of the Corchia Mountain (1678 ms). Guided tours available in July, August and first half of September.
Grotta del Vento
Situated in the centre of the Apuan Alps' Natural Park, this is one of the most complete European caves, presenting an extraordinary variety of phenomena which are outlined with competence and precision by expert speleological guides. One, two or three hour tours to discover stalactites and stalagmites, polychrome flowstone, alabaster curtains and crystal-brimmed lakes at Grotta del Vento.
* Golf. There are various clubs in Tuscany. Choose from:
- A.S. Montecatini Golf Club in Monsummano Terme
- Club de Golf Fontevivo San Miniato in San Miniato
- Montelupo Golf Club in Montelupo Fiorentino
- Le Pavoniere Golf Country Club in Prato
- Castelfalfi Golf Country Club in Montaione
- Golf Club Poggio Vittorio in Lastra a Signa
You will need a car to reach La Scuola and to benefit from your stay here. We'll send you detailed driving directions.
If you have questions, need anything at the facility or if you need help, just ask! Please inform us immediately. This is the only way we can correct any shortcomings quickly.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Wine Grape Harvest Time
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest|
Springtime in Tuscany
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest|
La Scuola di Furio Springtime
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
La Scuola di Furio Summer Sun
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
La Scuola di Furio September
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$167|
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.|
The Tourist Tax is not included (1,00 euro per person/per night, maximum of 6 nights, children under 14 free). The Tourist Tax is levied on behalf of the municipality of Fucecchio separately.
We at La Scuola di Furio Holiday Home advise all our guests to purchase travel insurance to indemnify them against any costs that they may incur as a result of unavoidable changes in their travel plans.