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Fantastic great pool close to Florence in Villa Benfenati

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 4,090 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property



exclusive use no less 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms with 2/8 guests

Since our property is an exclusive use, please contact owner, for further informations and questions", homeaway system price, calculated, allow the exact calculation up to 8 guests with 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 1 bath, from 9° guest or if you want in 14 guests rent the entire structure 8 bedrooms with dependence must be specifically requested, and the owner shall formulate the exact amount depending on your needs.

This detached holiday home dates from the 19th Century, lies below the Castello di Romena and is surrounded by a large park with linden, oak and holm oak trees. A path, which is about 300 metres long and lined with cypress trees, leads to the property.

The 340 m² living area extends over two levels. The ground floor has a fireplace room with a living room suite, a large dining room, which opens into the fireplace room, also with a suite and access to outside. In addition, a kitchen with an outdoor exit is available to you. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and coffee machine. The ground floor also has a bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with shower and WC and an outdoor exit. There is also a second double bedroom on the ground floor with private bathroom with shower and WC and a bathroom with WC and washbasin. A staircase leads from the ground floor to the first floor, where the stairway opens into a living room with balcony, which is at your disposal. Furthermore, four bedrooms with a double bed, each with private bathroom and shower, WC and washbasin and a bedroom with a large bathroom with shower, bathtub, two washbasins and WC. Further facilities include a TV and a DVD player. A washing machine can be found in a small house near to the holiday home. During the renovation, the architectural details of the old building style were accentuated. The result was a cultured living ambience with partially antique furnishings, clay tiles and ceilings with wooden beams or wood paneling.

Approximately 10 m away from the holiday home is an annexe. The annexe is about 60 m² in size and can accommodate two to three people. It has a sleeping and living area with a sofa bed, fireplace, dining area and a cooking area with four burners. Furthermore, a bathroom with a shower and WC, and a bedroom with a double bed are at your disposal. The annexe has a terraced and furnished courtyard.

Please note that the annexe is only available to you in the case of a booking of 15 people. In the case of a booking of up to 6/8 people, 4 of the bedrooms and the annexe will be closed, are not available to the clients and also not rented out to other clients. In the case of a booking of up to 14 people, only the annexe will be closed and also not rented out to other clients.

Upon request, you can make use of a chargeable bread and bread-roll service (only from Monday to Saturday, ordering and payment on site).

A terrace is available at the back of the holiday home, equipped with garden furniture and a garden pavilion, from which you can enjoy the amazing view of the valley and the medieval castles of Poppi, Romena and Porciano. Approximately 40 m from the house, there is a round, enclosed swimming pool with night lighting (water surface area: 150 m², depth: 1.60 m, open from 27.04.-05.10.), plays for children and adults, and sunshades, sun loungers with cushions, and a warm water outdoor shower. Additionally, near the pool, an outdoor kitchen area is available to you with a table and a brick-built grill as well as a work area with a sink. There is also children's play equipment.

The distance to the centre of Pratovecchio with its shops is approximately 1 km. Near to the holiday home, you will find a tennis court (1 km), horseback riding possibilities (4 km) and a golf course (nine holes) (6 km). Florence and Arezzo are about 40 km away from the holiday home. From Arezzo, you can arrive in Rome in about 1 hour.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Pratovecchio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    Bagno 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 4 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 5 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 6 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 7 - 1 double
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • on request bed in more 100€ for person for week
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Fantastic great pool close to Florence in Villa Benfenati
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 1 of 5

After driving for an hour and a half around bend after bend we arrived at what could only be discribed as a cold unwelcoming dingy house known as Villa Pratovecchio 488168 absolutely nothing like the promotion photo. It was Cold. Poorly Equipped. Dirty. Kitchen Cabinets Falling Apart. No Kettle or Toaster. Electrical Wiring with Tape on the Joints. None Safety Glass on All Doors and Windows. The interior was sparse, the furniture looked like it was from secondhand shop.TV was balanced on an old pot cupboard! The shower waste kept blocking backing up and flooded the floor. No sink plugs in any of the sinks, the heating wasnt working on arrival when it was finally fixed yet another bomb shell were then told that we had to pay for the Gas Electric and wifi on top of the ridiculously high rental charge!

The outside had not seen any attention for a long time the BBQ was covered in leaves the shelves were broken and covered in old grease - not usable. The Fantastic Pool on arrival had not been cleaned. the whole place looked as though it had not been used for years, over grown with weeds, broken branches, broken down garden gates.

Our friends flew in to meet us from Dubai expecting as we did a luxury villa, there was nothing luxurious about Villa Pratovecchio ID No 488168 we were so upset and dissapointed we only stayed 5 nights out of 14 nights we'd paid for and to try and salvage our holiday we booked in to a hotel at an extra cost.


  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We initially tried to book a different villa, but it was unavailable on the dates we requested. Monica got in contact with us and was very helpful in finding us alternative accommodation which was Villa Benfenati.

This was a beautiful old villa with lots of character inside. Wooden shutters on the windows, tiled floors and a stone staircase rounded out its period look. It is in its own grounds overlooking the village of Pratovecchio. The private pool is quite large and a short walk away down a path through some trees, still on your own personal grounds. Near the pool is a set of swings, rockers for smaller children and a table tennis table for the bigger kids. Not far away from this is a barbeque area with a seating.

The villa was very spacious and comfortable to live in and we woke up to peace, quiet and beautiful views.

We spent several nights sat outside enjoying the beautiful views with a glass of local wine and even watched the full moon rise over the mountains.

Monica was really warm and friendly with great knowledge of the area, all the best restaurants to visit as well as the dates and times of the local markets and fairs. She explained the local transport systems and even offered to help purchase our train tickets for our planned outings. On our arrival she brought us home baked cake and homemade pasta later in the week.

Overall we had a wonderful week and we highly recommend talking to Monica for any bookings you may wish to make.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi T & T grazie mille, il vostro feedback e' fantastico. grazie ancora Monica e Famiglia
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geräumige Villa mit Parkanlage zum wohlfühlen

  • 4 of 5

Waren schon mit der Großfamilie zum drittenmal hier und haben die Zeit wieder genossen . Das Haus ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet und groß genug dass sich mehrer Leute zurückziehen können. Der Außenbereich bietet viele schattige Plätze und am Pool sind genügend Liegen.

Wir wurden wieder am Ankunftstag mit Lassagne für alle verwöhnt was sehr angenehm ist.

Die Lage ist super mit Blick auf Poppi und ein E-Radverleiher ist auch vor Ort.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie molte Monica
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Perfekt für unsere Familie

  • 5 of 5

Wir fahren seit sieben Jahren mit unserer Familie in die Villa Benfenati nach Pratovecchio. Familie heißt Oma und Opa, wir Eltern und unsere Kinder mit ihren Lebensgefährten. Immer so 15 bis 17 Personen. Oberhalb der liebenswerten Kleinstadt Pratovecchio ist die Villa auf dem weitläufigen Gelände mit dem großen Swimmingpool für uns ideal. Wir stören niemanden, werden von den Gastgebern einmal in der Ferienwoche mit Pasta und Kuchen liebevoll verwöhnt. Die Anlage ist sehr gepflegt, aber nicht luxuriös. Will ganz einfach heißen: Man fühlt sich in dem herrschaftlichen Ambiente von Beginn an zu Hause. Wir verpflegen uns bis auf zwei Tage in unserer Woche selbst, weil wir das gemeinsame Kochen oder Grillen einfach schön finden. Es gibt aber natürlich auch beste Gelegenheiten im näheren Umfeld, Essen zu gehen. Uns gefällt die Villa Benfenati. Und wir dürfen hoffentlich noch viele Jahre wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Großartige alte charmante Villa

  • 4 of 5

Wunderschöne Villa direkt über dem Örtchen Pratovecchio! Sehr grosszügig gebaut, viele Sitz Möglichkeiten, riesiges eingezäuntes Grundstück, mit herrlichem Pool und Grillplatz. Jeder Kleinigkeit wurden von den Besitzern sofort erledigt. Fragen und Wünsche prompt erledigt.

Super nette Vermieterfamilie die uns oft mit Spezialitäten verwöhnt hat! Danke für den tollen Urlaub!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Dear G. Ciao Monica
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Ferragosto in dimora d'epoca nel Casentino.

  • 5 of 5

Da appassionati estimatori della Toscana quest'anno la nostra scelta è caduta su questa suggestiva e affascinante dimora d'epoca, immersa nel verde di un fitto bosco secolare, in posizione dominante rispetto al paese di Pratovecchio, isolata ma allo stesso tempo vicina al paese. Siamo stati accolti dai gentilissimi, affabili e disponibili proprietari che ci hanno consegnato la villa: ampia, spaziosa, arredata con mobili d'epoca . Grande la piscina dotata di vari e comodi lettini, funzionale il bbq per grigliate all'aperto in compagnia, gazebo con grande tavolo per pranzare e cenare comodamente all'aperto. Impossibile non ricordare di essere stati più volte deliziati dalla gustosa pasta fatta in casa accompagnata dal ragù, la marmellata, i pomodori, tutti gentili omaggi della Sig.ra Monica e del Sig. Leonardo. Questa vacanza oltre a darci riposo e tranquillità ci ha permesso di visitare il Casentino nello specifico : il Santuario della Verna, l'eremo di Camaldoli, il Castello di Poppi e il parco zoo di Poppi.

In conclusione un'esperienza positiva da consigliare.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille, la bellezza e completezza delle informazioni sulla residenza e i luoghi da visitare saranno utilissime per futuri ospiti. Grazie Famiglia Mattoni
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
imbarco traghetti
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
campo da golf
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
stazione ferroviaria
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
casello autostradale
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
stazione sciistica
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

VILLA BENFENATI is located into the Casentino valley, the first valley crossed by Arno river; the river of Tuscany. Casentino valley, 50 km far from Florence, offers a soft landscape full of vegetation and characteristic places like Casentino Forest Park, the medieval village of Poppi with his castle, S.Francisco sanctuary of La Verna, Camaldoli Hermitage, Romena towers and a lot of ancient churches. Ideal to daily escursions to all Tuscany cities as Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Lucca and Tuscany historical villages as Cortona, S.Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano, Assisi and to Chiantishire.

Perfect setting for outdoor acivities, including walking, mountain biking, riding, playing tennis and Golf.

To remember Palio of Siena, a medieval horse race; the Arezzo monthly market of antique furniture; the Gusto dei Guidi of Poppi to celebrate the Tuscan wine.

The villa is 30 kilometers far from the village of Caprese Michelangelo, where is the house where Michelangelo was born.

Other Activities: football, volley, tennis, riding -

Golf: Golf course of Casentino, located on a panoramic hill, offers a beautiful and relaxing view of the Casentino valley and of the village of Poppi.

It has 9 holes, but early the holes will be 18. Before the end of 2012. Always open. It's possible to rent what you need to play Golf.

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31

NOTE:Dependence are not available to the clients and also not rented out to other clients. In the case of a booking of up to 15 people,


The villa can be rented for exclusive use also only by 6/8 persons. In this case only 3 bedrooms and only 3 bathrooms will be available. The other 4 bedromms will be closed and can't be rented by other guests, neither the adjoining Dependence can be rented by nobody else. Time of arrival and departure: Check-in from 15.00 to 18.00 /Check-out from 7.00 to 9.00
• 30% deposit by bank transfer to the IBAN that will be described in the booking contract.
• Balance due 60 days before arrival also by bank transfer.
Cancellation Policy
The 50% down payment will always be at your disposal for a new booking in any of our available holiday homes - even for cancellations made 1 day before arrival.
• If cancelled between 59 and 42 days before arrival 30% of the balance must be paid by the Guest.
• If cancelled between 41 and 28 days before arrival 50% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest.
• If cancelled later than 27 days before arrival: 100% of the balance has to be paid by the Guest.

Security deposit
The Guest must pay a security deposit in cash on arrival equal to 100€ per bedroom.
A NATALE e CAPODANNO 100€ per person. The deposit will be returned at check-out after inspection of the property .

• Swimming pools are open middle and high season
• The maximum number of guests has to be as written in the contract
• Towels and bed linen are included in the price (you must return all the supplied linen).
• Cleaning is included in the price, but you have to empty the fridge and do the dishes. Waste and bottles have to be removed and thrown into the designated public containers.
• Electricity 0,40 at KW to consumption
MONICA +39 333 700 9807 - MATTONI@TECHNET.IT

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund