3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, rural, pool, satellite TV Internet, heating
- english, italian
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
please ask at booking time
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Off the beaten path - in a good way
This property is special. My goal in Italy was to not have everyone else’s holiday, and this place delivered. I won’t lie - I was a bit intimidated by the drive up to the house initially, but by the next day I was a pro. Didn’t spend much time in town other than shopping at the market. Easy train to Florence from the Contea-Londa station. Above all else, Adrianna is a pleasant and responsive host.
Spent two weeks in this lovely home. Secluded location with beautiful surroundings. The pool was a great way to cool off after a day in Florence. Adriana was wonderful helpful in every way. We hosted quests throughout our stay a lovely home to spend time with friends and family. We really felt it was our home to enjoy.
Beautiful home in the hills!
What a lovely home, with beautiful views from every window looking out onto the hills, gardens and olive groves. Adriana warmly greeted us and showed us around the property and kindly suggested places to explore. There were flowers in every room and a bottle of wine to welcome us on arrival. The quiet location, hearing the cicadas at night and being able to see the milky way was very relaxing after days spent visiting medieval hilltop towns, Florence and the beautiful Chianti region. We loved our time at Torre della Musica.
Worth every Penny. Truly Wish I could move to this part of Italy.
Adrianne, and her entire family have a gem of a property. From the awesome home we stayed at, to their oil mill,(which the sister did a masterful job of explaining why their olive oil is second to none, and been in the family for over 300 years.), to the special bottle of of wine they had waiting for us upon check in. The home had the most character I have ever stayed in, There story of the guard tower was great, The views inspiring, and the best thing is that all I could hear were the birds and the bees. We stayed here 8 days, and basically saw all of Tuscany from our base. Do the Dante hike in the national park next to Londa, Go the center centre on Saturday evening and mix with the locals, Great produce in the local markets. You will definitely need a car, it is approximately an hours drive from Florence. My family of four did all of the tourist attractions in Rome, Florence, and Cinque Terre, but give me the serenity of our stone built Villa in Londa, Don't hesitate to book. Bravo Adrianne....
Thank you so much Joe, you made a great job. It was a true pleasure to have such an enthusiastic family as guests. All the best
If you looking for a quiet place in a beautiful setting look no further. The house is very spacious, way more than the 2 of us needed! This stop was the highlight of our 2 weeks in Italy. You will need a car to access the property but there is a train station just a short drive away and this is how I would recommend traveling into Florence. Lucca and Sienna are an easy 1 hour drive. Londa is a charming town with a small grocery store and a bar just down the hill from the house. Adriana was super nice and helped answer any questions we had about the area and travel. Looking fiorward to staying there again some day.
We can not say enough good things about this property or about our hostess Adriana who lives in the house next door. She greeted us and spent time showing us all the features of this well-equipped house and even presented us with a bottle of delicious red wine from her family's vineyard and put vases of her beautiful pink roses in every room! She made sure we were comfortable and gave us great tips for visiting the region and local restaurants. She was always there to cheerfully answer any questions we had and spoke excellent English.
Although the house is remotely located, we did not mind the drive through the hills since we were well rewarded with fantastic views of the Tuscan hills and a home with true character. Adriana has made sure that the home really feels like your home by providing a comfortable bed with nice linens and soft towels, a well stocked kitchen with plenty of dishes and cooking utensils and comfortable sitting areas both inside and out. It is beautifully decorated with her own personal treasures and was extremely clean and well cared for. One can tell she has a true pride of ownership of this property!
We enjoyed our breakfasts and dinners on the covered terrace filled with pots of red geraniums and evenings listening to the sounds of nature. Although there is no air conditioning, the thick stone walls keep the inside temperature pleasantly cool and there are screens on the bedroom windows which provide plenty of air flow during the evening hours. We actually looked forward to returning to this rental every day to enjoy its ambience and relax in its surroundings after touring Tuscany in the hot summer sun.
I highly recommend staying here and experiencing the true heart of Tuscany!
Jeanne, thank you so much, your review is wonderful and detailed.
It was a pleasure to have you as guest.
Hope to see you again sometime
The villa is situated in a secluded and elevated position 450 meters above the village of Londa with a stunning panoramic view of a unique area of Tuscany known as the Mugello / Val di Sieve. It is hard to imagine that you are only 60 min driving from Florence and 10 min. driving from Londa, a charming little village, where you can find restaurants, a post office, a bank, a pharmacy and anything you can need. Londa is on the edge of the Casentino Natural Park. 40 km away is Lake Bilancino on whose shores you can swim and windsurf. The villa location is ideal for day trips to the many historical cities around: Arezzo, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca can be reached in max 2 hrs driving. From the nearest train station, Contea (15 min driving), you can easily reach Florence center by train in 35 min. Those who love fashion can reach outlets of the most famous designers in less than 1 hr driving. Nearest airports: Florence (41 Km) Pisa (120 km) Bologna (130 km). You need a car