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Archipettoli - a historical manor house with stunning panoramic views

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,701 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

An atmospheric and charming home near Florence, a perfect location.

Archipettoli state (of Sotto) is located between Florence and Siena, in the heart of Chianti. Its oldest part dates from the 13th century. It was once owned by the ancient later noble Florentine families Cavalcanti and Filippo Strozzi Jr. Confiscated from the first Duke of Florence, Alessandro de 'Medici, the property was sold in 1599 to the Spedale di Santa Maria Nuova in Florence, before coming back into the possession of the Strozzi family This detached country house is beautifully located on a hill, in a completely quiet location surrounded by olive grove, a vineyard, and a large garden with stunning panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. Archipettoli has been restored to a comfortable and well-appointed country house. The pool is located in the middle of 14 acres of land, between olive trees Vineyards and a spacious garden landscape. Several outdoor terraces will invite you to have a meal al fresco and enjoy the sunsets.

It is ideally located to explore the cultural attractions of Tuscany.

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San Casciano In Val di Pesa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2701 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexibel / Check-out: Flexibel
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Solar-heated
    - toilet , shower
  • Bed linen and towels are changed once per week, on Saturday. More changes are possible for an additional charge.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bed can be added
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Maximum occupancy 12 persons; On demand a bedrooms can be arranged as double bed. Detailed description of the house and the surrounding area with many fotos upon request.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
On request and for an additional charge, a food basket on arrival a cooking service or additional domestic help can be organized. However, cooking service is not guaranteed. Early booking is recommended.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Archipettoli - a historical manor house with stunning panoramic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect Tuscany countryside experience

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Archipettoli was a perfect Tuscany "dream come true" experience. The hospitality of owners Valerio and Gianpaolo was amazing, they live in separate house on the estate and were always helpful when we needed some assistance - like when we locked ourselves out of the house for couple of times during one evening:)

Villa itself is decorated in authentic Tuscan country style, with enough space and privacy for several families, with separate beds for up to 12 persons. We enjoyed long dinners in large kitchen downstairs, while the kids could play and watch movies in the tower living rooms.

Volterrani family are producing their own amazing wine from Sangiovese grapes grown in surrounding Archipettoli vineyards, and olive oil from their own olive trees. They were kind enough to arrange a shipment of couple of grates of 2011 vintage to us back home to Estonia!

Despite late October, it was nice to dive into the refreshing pool after jogging along nearby sloping cypress-lined roads with extraordinary views to typical Chianti countryside.

The villa is conveniently located near the main Florence-Sienna highway, with 30-minute drive to Florence.

Book now before everyone else discovers this well kept secret!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 families traveling together and did a lot of research to find the right villa and location - but' its hard to tell from pictures what you're getting. I must say Archipettoli could not have been a better choice. It's at the end of a road on top of a hill with 360 degree stunning views, surrounded by vineyards and quaint villages. A beautiful yard, with many outdoor eating/sitting spots, and a lovely lawn that does down to a large pool which our kids would not leave. The house itself is exactly what we wanted, classic old, stone Tuscany villa, spacious (there are lots of rooms, including a cool "tower" that the kids loved) and comfortable. There was plenty room for all of us. We loved the decor, simple and comfortable, amazing views from every window, and a well stocked kitchen with a large farmhouse table that we all fit around for breakfast. Giampaolo and his brothers were great hosts, helping us navigate the area and answering any questions. Location is perfect - close to Florence and Siena, and lots of wineries. What a great memory - we highly recommend this spectacular villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Estate

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful. My kids enjoyed the grounds and the pool, and we spent many lazy days with a glass of wine in hand. An easy trip to Florence, or there are many restaurant options nearby. We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haslet, Texas

The Villa of our Dreams!

  • 5 of 5

Booking online, you never know exactly what to expect...this villa far exceeded our expectations. The pictures on the vrbo website do show the beauty of the area, however, experiencing it in person is altogether different - and better! The first evening, enjoying wine at the outdoor area and watching the sunset, we felt like we must be dreaming. So beautiful!!!

There were three couples traveling together - we rented a van in Florence, and made the easy drive to the villa. Giampaolo and Walter (two of the owners) met us at the villa, and made us feel right at home. The villa is laid out perfectly for three couples - 3 separate sleeping areas, with a bath in each. Amazing views from every window.

We had one week at the villa, and decided to take a day trip every other day - so we could enjoy just 'being' a few days. Very easy day trip to Florence (we took a bus from Bargino, so we didn't have to deal with the city traffic), fairly easy day trip to Siena and San Gimignano, and a not-so-easy day trip to Cinque Terre (it was a very long day). Our best memories of the trip are THE VILLA!!!

Three of us in the group are runners, and we enjoyed running the hills of Tuscany - and discovering a few things that we would not have otherwise. There is a winery just a couple of miles from the villa that we highly recommend, Il Bacio. LOVED our experience there!

European travel can be taxing...long flights, delays at the airports, waiting, waiting, and more waiting...the villa made it all worth it!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood, CA, USA

The Best Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in October 2010. We were a party of ten. Five adults and five children. The children were from ages 2-7. We stayed here for nine days and had already been in Italy for two weeks; this was by far our favorite location.

Two of the owners, Giampallo and Walter were an absolute pleasure to meet and be around. They gave us great insight to the area as well as some local wineries that were a must see.

We had the pleasure of tasting and buying their own private label wine....WOW. It was fabulous....I hope that they will be able to export this to the US so I may continue to enjoy it for years to come.

The house and the grounds were very well kept. Our children had a wonderful time and enjoyed being out in the country side. I can't say enough about this place. I will be sure to stay here whenever we visit Italy. We felt at home and it was a difficult place to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stamford, CT USA

Quintessential Tuscany: amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Archipettoli in July 2010. We were with 5 adults (parents + 3 teenagers) and this lovely country mansion was a true highlight of our vacation in Tuscany. Everything is perfect about this place: location, size of the property, (you could stay with many more people or multiple families), beautiful grounds, nice pool, lovely olive tree orchard, etc. The house itself is in perfect condition, renovated by keeping its traditional style, well equipped kitchen, etc. Around the house, it has a variety of places where you can sit and enjoy a certain part of the day: breakfast in the shadow in front of the house, cocktails around the pool in comfortable lounge chairs, and romantic Al Fresco dinning under the covered dining area. The owners were extremely friendly and hospitable. You don’t see them around but they are there when you would need them. Villa Archipettoli is located in the center of Tuscany and allows day trips to all highlights of the Tuscan area. I can heartily recommend this lovely house! Tip: ask the owners for a bottle of the olive oil from their own orchard...

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018


Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
San Pancrazio
Nearest Golf
31 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
IL Corno, Via Malafrasca
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located in the area of Chianti, near Florence and not far from Siena and San Gimignano, you will find this ideal location for visiting the cultural attractions of Tuscany, the historical sites, and the world-renowned museums. It is beautifully situated offering a stunning panoramic view, a large garden, and a private pool (6x12 m) Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, this place is deal for relaxing.

Archipettoli has been carefully restored and is a comfortable country house. The old wood-beamed ceiling, the terracotta floors, and the kitchen with a large Tuscan fireplace create a very cosy atmosphere in the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Kurtaxe $ 2.46 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $614.78
Stay tax $1.84 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Preise basieren auf Belegung 6 Personen. Spezialpreise bei 1-4 (nur in L Saison). Bei mehr Personen jeweils um 40€ pro Person und Tag erhöht, ausser in Peak. Bitte Offerte verlangen. Wir vermieten in der Regel von Samstag - Samstag.
Das Schwimmbad ist von Mitte Mai bis Ende September geöffnet (ausserhalb dieser Zeit Zusatzgebühr von 100 €).
Heizkosten sind in den Mietpreisen nicht einbegriffen (ca. 50 -70€ pro Tag).
Die Kurtaxe ist nicht inbegriffen und ist vor Ort zu zahlen ( 1.50€ pro Tag pro Person ab 14 Jahre, während 7 Tage max.)
The tourist tax is not included (1.50€ per day and person, max. 7 days.). Those prices are based on occupancy 6 persons. The price increases by 40€ per person and day by more than 6 persons, excluding in Peak. Reduced prices in low by 1-4 persons. Please ask for an offer. We usually rent from Saturday - Saturday. Heating costs are not included in rental prices (approx. 50-70€ per day)
L = Low, S = Shoulder, M = Mid, H = High, P = Peak

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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