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Podere Lucignano Secondo - Charming Villa in Chianti - Tuscany - “La Mangiatoia”

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

“La Mangiatoia”

The rustic apartment “La Mangiatoia” is made up of two twin/double bedrooms, overlooking the garden and one shared toilet/bathroom; the spacious kitchen is next to the living/dining room, wide and elegant, provided with a big fireplace, one window and two bright glass doors.


About the property

Podere Lucignano Secondo

In the very heart of the charming Tuscan countryside, among the smooth hills of Sienese Chianti and the fragrance of its green vineyards, you will find the Podere Lucignano Secondo Agriturismo, a mansion built in 1898, now elegantly restored and turned into an exclusive relais.

The Podere Lucignano Secondo Agriturismo, ideal place for lovers of relax and nature as well as food-and-wine connoisseurs, provides its guests with a warm welcome and an exclusive service.

The Villa is divided in 2 apartment: the apartment “Le Logge”. First floor: 3 en-suite twin/double bedrooms each with private toilet/bathroom, 1 living/dining room with kitchen-area and fireplace, 1 sitting room with fireplace. Ground floor: 1 sitting room opening onto the garden, 1 terrace, park, private parking place. The rustic apartment “La Mangiatoia”. Ground floor: 2 twin/double bedrooms with 1 shared toilet/bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 living/dining room with fireplace, 1 terrace, park, private parking place.

REGULAR SERVICES

First Day Food Shopping Service;

Wineries Sightseeing Reservation;

Typical Tuscan Restaurants Reservation;

Van Transfer Service from / to Airports - Private Tour Driver Service.

SPECIAL SERVICES

Traditional Tuscan Dinner Menu: The best of Tuscan cuisine “homemade”, prepared just for you in Villa. Regional specialties, local wines and a table elegantly laden will be the ingredients for an evening of authentic Italian style. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 3h, Min 4 People.

Wine Tasting: A selection of the best Tuscan wines accompanied by typical cheese, to taste pleasantly in Villa. From red wine Chianti Classico Gallo Nero to white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano. An exclusive wine experience, in the parlor of the Villa. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Live Soprano Opera Wine Tasting: The magic of Italian Opera directly in Villa just for you. A soprano will sing the most famous pieces of Italian Opera, accompanying himself on the piano while you savor a fine selection of Tuscan wines, the Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino. EUR 120 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Cooking Class: Learn the Italian cuisine during your stay in Chianti. Enzo and his two sons Max and Duccio will reveal the most famous Italian and Tuscan recipes and tasty. Cooking class with dinner included. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 3h, Min 4 People.

Wood-Oven Pizza Class: Learn how to prepare authentic Neapolitan pizza. With the wood-burning oven at the Villa you will learn the original Neapolitan method to prepare the world’s most popular Italian dish. Course with dinner included. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 3h, Min 4 People.

Painting Course: The hills, vineyards and olive groves of the Tuscan landscape will invite you to rediscover your artistic attitude. A professional painter will teach you the tricks of the art to paint the Tuscany of your holidays. EUR 70 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Ceramics Painting Course: Learn to decorate the Tuscan landscape on ceramics. Paint your cup and your dish with the Tuscan countryside around you. Take them with you to return to your home as a souvenir of your experience in Chianti. EUR 70 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Tai Chi Chuan Breath and Meditation: Chianti, countryside and relax: combine all this with ancient Chinese meditation to find yourself. A Master Shaolin Chuan will take you through a biofeedback breathing and deep meditation to achieve inner harmony. You will have also a pleasant interlude of fresh fruit. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Liliana Sartini Rossi
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I both enjoyed our 12 day stay very much. The villa was extremely clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. The location was beautiful, but a bit remote. Wonderful walking in the area. Deer and pheasants outside in the olive grove. Large deck overlooking ravine was perfect for an antipasto and wine happy hour. Late day sunshine was beautiful on the fields and vineyards. Hosts very attentive.



Rose M. California
Sep 2009
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Notes

REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT: EUR 150 payment in cash only at Check-In; the deposit will be given You back at Check-Out, except for possible damages found.

PAYMENT: 50% as caution money by credit card; balance in cash or by credit card at Check-In. The caution money is not refundable in event of cancellation of reservation; anyway You have 2 years, starting from the cancellation day, to reserve again in available period Your new holiday with a credit of total amount of paid caution money. The new request of reservation have to be sent only from Your e-mail.


Amenities

Gaiole In Chianti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • common toilet/bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , 1 window
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Pink BedRoom - 1 king , 2 windows
    Yellow BedRoom - 1 king , 2 windows, 1 glass door.
  • The Pink BedRoom, furnished according to the traditional Tuscan Arte Povera, has two windows: one opens onto the pine-trees of the garden, the other on the small olive grove of the Podere, with the impressive ridge of the Chianti mountains in the background. The shared toilet/bathroom is provided with a shower and double Carrara marble wash-basin. The Yellow BedRoom, comfortable and full of light, has two windows and one glass door opening onto the garden. It is divided into two areas: the night-time area, with a comfortable tester bed; the reading area, with a small table and a cosy armchair. The shared toilet/bathroom is provided with a shower and double Carrara marble wash-basin.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
The Living/Dining Room, spacious and elegant, in Alberese stone and Tuscan cotto, is provided with a big country-style fireplace between two comfortable armchairs and one nice little sofa. The ancient cattle manger, now turned into a cupboard, and the solid walnut table characterise the dining area, always full of light thanks to the window and the two glass doors opening onto the garden. The Kitchen, in solid cherry wood and pink marble, is provided with cooking top, oven, dishwasher and double sink. A bright window overlooks the garden and the surrounding woods. The well-kept Garden surrounding the Villa is rich in fresh shady places provided by tall, slender pine-trees. Strolling among the ancient olives, you will enjoy the natural fragrance of lavender, sage, rosemary and mint bushes. The wide Terrace in Tuscan cotto, overlooking the green tract of the surrounding woods, will be the ideal setting for your candle-lit summer dinners. The Lawn of Villa is the perfect place to relax.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

“La Mangiatoia”
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews
5

Our highlight of our Italy trip was this castle villa

  • 5 of 5

This place will always have a special place in our hearts. When we arrived and the host Enzo greeted us. What a nice man. He was so kind and helpful. My kids were so excited to be able to run around. We had such lovely meals outside overlooking the rolling hills and private countryside views. What a treat it was to stay here. Absolutely fabulous. Thank you Enzo and family for giving us the privilege to stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
5

Peaceful retreat in the Tuscan hills

  • 5 of 5

The family has done an excellent job restoring this beautiful property. While in the deep countryside, it's just a couple of minutes to a small village with a market and a few restaurants, but it's so easy to access other historically interesting villages, get into Siena, or just relax on the property. The bedrooms are nicely appointed, the bathroom well done, and the kitchen fully equipped including a few actual serious wine glasses to enjoy your local Chianti, and the local Chianti from some well-known producers is excellent. We stayed in the downstairs part of the house but also viewed the upstairs which is beautiful. A great place to come with 10 friends for a restorative time in a special place.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heavenly, beautiful, peacefull

  • 5 of 5

The villa is more than I dreamed it would be. Comfortable, fully applianced kitchen, beautiful scenery and so close to Siena - 10 minutes Italian driver; 20 min. American driver! We were there for 3 Septembers - 2014/15/16 that's how much we liked it.

the host family were exceptionally kind and generous. Anyone who spends time there will be the better for it.

We loved every minute.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

absolutely beautiful venue - truly lovely landlord

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful. The hosts are warm and welcoming. Perfect condition - high class. The view from the terrace is stunning, the atmosphere historical and very calm. The perfect place for people who love to enjoy a quality stay in tuscany. We will be back...!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

The most beautiful villa I've stayed in to date

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Podere Lucignano Secondo for four amazing nights in the middle of a long European Extravaganza. This villa provided us with exactly what we needed before tackling Rome and Naples, peace, quiet and serious relaxation. Words cannot describe how beautiful the property and villa actually are. Whatever you expect from the pictures, it will be better. We enjoyed cooking in the very well equipped kitchen. The grounds and surrounding area were beautiful to explore on foot while the rest of Chianti are right at your doorstep only a short drive away. Easy driving in the area. We used the Coop in Rada and Gaiole for a good grocery selection if you plan to cook. We will be back with a larger group in the future.

If you are considering another villa in the area, don't!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Top notch customer service at an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple were extremely happy with our stay at Podere Lucignano Secondo in Chianti, Tuscany. We stayed in "La Mangiatoia" and were very pleased.

This place has so much charm and all of the amenities were there. The owners were very helpful in providing us with a map of places to visit around the area. We enjoyed driving around and immediately fell in love with the area and the property. It was very comfortable and relaxing. The owners take great pride in the property and offer the best customer service we have experienced in a rental property. They are superb! One example, it was raining when we arrived and they met us at the car with umbrellas! The property is everything you could want or ask for.

We highyly recommend splurging on one of the dinner options the family provides, it was out of this world wonderful. We hope to make it back again and rent out the entire property. In the meantime we will talk about this wonderful place to our friends in hopes that they will book this property and experience a piece of heaven as we did!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pianella
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Le Segalaie
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Pianella
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

EXCURSIONS IN CHIANTI: The whole area surrounding the Villa, in the heart of Sienese Chianti, is studded with mediaeval villages, churches and castles, easy to get to (some of them even on foot).

SIGHTSEEING TOURS OF TOWNS: The location of the Villa is the ideal starting point for cultural tours (even one-day long) of the main Tuscan towns.

TREKKING AND CYCLING: For the lovers of trekking and cycling there is a wide range of charming paths and white roads crossing breath-taking landscapes.

ART, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS: The Provincia of Siena and all Tuscany boast a lot of museums known all around the world, where one can find all through the year Renaissance, Mediaeval, Ancient, Etruscan works of art. Moreover, very often, modern and contemporary art exhibitions are organised in the main towns, all easy to get to by car.

MEDIAEVAL TRADITIONS: In the Provincia of Siena, which boasts a millenary history, a lot of mediaeval traditions are still alive: the Palio of Siena, Bravìo delle Botti.

FOOD & WINE: The Villa is set in the very heart of Sienese Chianti, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world.

FAIRS AND MARKETS: Weekly Open-Air Market, all Wednesdays, over 500 sellers from everywhere in the Tuscany gather in Siena, about 15 km from the Villa: many of them sell women’s shoes and “Made in Italy” women’s wear.

SHOPPING: At about 1 hour drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts up to 60% compared to normal shops. Outlet Val di Chiana Foiano (AR): Cavalli, Ferré, Laura Biagiotti, Versace. Outlet Montevarchi (AR) Loc. Levanella: Prada. Outlet Valdarno (FI) Loc. Leccio-Reggello: Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Ungaro, Valentino, Ferragamo. Outlet Rignano sull'Arno (FI): Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana.

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