Villa with 7 double and 1 single bedroom, five minutes walking from the Golf
- english, italian
About Francesca Panci
My name is Francesca and I was born in Poppi, Tuscany. I studied communication and mass media in Urbino, London and Copenhagen. I worked as a journalist in Venice for 4 years. Then I decided to came back to Poppi to rent the villa, to work in our family farm and, at the same time, to write for art magazine. Gigi, my dad, and Novella, my mum, are the bosses of the farm. We decided to start with Agriturismo (to rent a villa in a farm) 5 years ago. I live with Andrea, my husband, since 8 years.
Francesca Panci purchased this Farmhouse in 1985
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Best view of the valley and Poppi Castle!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:22
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The Best Experience Ever
Without a doubt, Francesca made sure our group of 5 couples had the best experience possible during our stay at the Villa! Absolutely the best vacation and we could not have asked for more.
The Villa and Views are Stunning and every request went without an issue. From her knowledge of the area, the willingness to help, to the best meal of the trip and the teaching during the group cooking class. There were no disappointments.
Francesca, thank you so much for making our first trip to Italy the best trip of a lifetime!
We will back again,
We had a relaxing time wih you and your family/friends. Hope to see you again,
Fairytale tuscan villa
My husband and I were married at La Vecchia Quercia on Aug 4, 2019, and there are not enough kind words to describe Francesca, her team, and their property. The villa itself is stunning, with possibly the most incredible view of the Tuscan countryside I have ever seen. We felt as if we were walking around in a dream for our entire stay there. The villa seems to have a soul itself, and is full of happy memories from all of the guests who have stayed there. The property is about an hour and a half drive from Florence (on scenic windy roads through the countryside - also an amazing experience!), and is only five minutes from Poppi village. If you are looking for an escape from your daily life, and to feel immersed in nature and history, this is the place for you. We stayed there in the hottest month of the year and were nervous about the temperature for our wedding, but the villa's location on the hillside means you get a beautiful breeze coming through the valley, and even when temperatures were above 35 degrees during the day, it was cool and comfortable at night.
As far as Francesca goes, she is the ultimate, ultimate host. When we were deciding where to get married, it was Francesca who sold us on this property above all else. She is kind, responds quickly, and is super attentive to details. She helped us with all aspects of the wedding, and directed us to vendors in the neighbourhood who would be of service to us. This villa is personally important to her, and that shines through in every square inch of the property. All of our guests were in awe of this villa, and asked us to please renew our vows again as soon as possible so we could all return there as soon as possible. This is a special place unlike any other, and if you are on the fence about booking - just do it! You won't be disappointed. Thank you Francesca for everything, we will cherish our memories there forever!!
Grazie Lauren, these means a lot to me. I was watching the pictures of your beautiful wedding and felt so happy about it.
A Little Slice of Heaven
My husband and I rented this property for three weeks to celebrate his 60th birthday with family and friends. We couldn't have picked a more beautiful property and location!
Francesca, her husband Andrea and her parents were delightful! We asked Francesca if she could prepare a meal each night that we could serve family style. She created a complete menu including a fresh salad, a vegetable, a meat or fish entree, with a pasta and desert, which they brought to the house each evening. After a long day of sight seeing it was so lovely to come home to a Tuscan feast. Our guests agreed that they were the best meals we had in Italy!
On the property there is a banquet room and professional kitchen where twice our guests enjoyed taking a cooking class from Francesca. Afterward, we ate all the food they prepared outside on the long dining table overlooking Poppi. It was among our favorite days at the villa, so relaxing and magical.
The view from the farmhouse is stunning!! We enjoyed cocktails each night and coffee in the morning overlooking Poppi and the castle. We just couldn't get enough of that view!
The property is immense and with all the guests we had each week, there was plenty of room for people to spread out and have time to themselves, and areas with ample room for us all to be together.
We arrived at the end of the rainy season which transitioned into warmer weather and we loved it all! Some nights we were indoors by the fire enjoying our dinners at the dining table and playing games afterwards. On warmer days we were by the pool and enjoying our meals on the patio outside. This is such a gorgeous rustic traditional Tuscan farmhouse!
Francesca and family, thank you so much for an incredible three weeks! A dream come true!
Lovely, well managed property
This property commands a prime position with views along the valley and looking over the town of Poppi. The charming buildings and grounds are kept in immaculate condition. The host Francesca is friendly and attentive without hovering or intruding. The gate on the heated pool was welcome for our young children. We enjoyed two meals prepared by Francesca and her team and found them delicious, filling, traditional country fare. Poppi itself was for us a pleasant, quiet village, but with many services and shops in the new town and ample options for coffee and gelato. We had a great time and highly recommend the property.
Picture Perfect Location & Amazing Hosts
We couldn't have been more pleased with the Villa! The location was just lovely, remote enough but also very near the picturesque town of Poppi, with its iconic castle. We enjoyed our week so much, and Francesca and her family and staff were so helpful. Every day, she would help us discover things to do around the area, with detailed descriptions of places to see, where to park, how to get the most out of our vacation. The meals were absolutely amazing! Everyone in our party said that of all the places they visited and had meals, their favorites were the ones Francesca and her family prepared for us.
This villa complex is wonderful. Pictures do not do it justice. Francesca and her family and helpers were all so helpful. The property is beautiful with so much space for all. A little attention to better lighting inside and outside would be helpful for vision and safety. All in all our group loved the week we spent enjoying this wonderful place.
Certificate as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, Poppi has a medioeval structure with ancient boundary walls.
The surrounding area, rich in history and culture, is the ideal base for daily excursions in the Chianti area and in the cities of Florence and Siena.
'Fattoria La Vecchia Quercia', with its 80 acres, is situated in a privileged position, where the view overlooking the ancient castles of the Casentino valley: Poppi, Romena, the fortress of Bibbiena and La Verna.