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farmhouse with pool ,panoramic peaceful location near firenze,Siena,Arezzo.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartments in Figline Valdarno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Location ,

Rosa Canina (Wild Rose). This first floor apartment is ideal for 2 couples or family of 4 persons on the first floor. First floor - dining/living area with kitchen, one double bedroom, one twin/double bedroom and a shower room. This apartment has 3 south and 2 north facing windows.

one of 5 Beautiful apartments in farmhouse set on 14 acres of olive grove, each with private shaded verandas perfect for dining "al Fresco"(sleeps 18+4) boasts a large infinity pool with its lovely gardens ,positioned so that the wonderful view can be enjoyed in the sunshine from early morning to sunset also a large communal panoramic terrace. Superb private position above the medieval town of Figline Valdarno,

Girasole (Sunflower). This apartment is ideal for a family of 2 adults and 1 to 2 children under 12 years.

Ground floor – dining area with kitchen, a double bedroom and a shower room.

First floor – spiral staircase leading to a gallery with small double bedroom.

More Details

Enza corbo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Enza corbo

Enza is an Italian born midwife who returned to Florence from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. Her husband Paolo is a Florentine photographer and together they live in one wing of the main house with their two children enjoying a traditional Italian family lifestyle.

During Summer Enza takes advantage of the home grown produce to create preserves and sauces and of course, in Autumn, everyone helps with producing Olive Oil from the groves surrounding their house.

Enza corbo purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Enza corbo chose Figline e Incisa Valdarno

In 1998 Paolo and Enza Carlini fell in love with a large farmhouse set on 14 acres of land, in a beautiful position above the 13th century town of Figline Valdarno with stunning views of the Tuscan countryside.

They slowly and carefully restored the house preserving the original character and charm, deciding to name the property after the numerous Mulberry trees that surround the house. The grounds offer privacy and plenty of opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the italian countryside with enjoyable walks through fields and wooded copse. However you are still only 10 minutes from the centre of Figline, and it's charming Piazza, modern amenities and frequent rail service to both Florence and Rome.

What makes this apartment unique

Though peaceful and rural, I Gelsi is within easy reach of many of the Medieval towns and cities of Tuscany and makes a superb base for touring this wonderful region.

I Gelsi boasts a large infinity pool which is positioned so that the wonderful view of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed in sunshine from early in the morning to sunset.

A substantial brick built, rustic barbecue, located away from the apartments to prevent smoke nuisance, is available for everyone to use and perhaps try out "Bistecca alla Fiorentina".


Figline e Incisa Valdarno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , can be used as a double with space for a cot
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
The pool and its large surrounding garden is fenced, with a gate that cannot be opened by a small child (pool 14x7metres). Gardens with herbs outside each apartment. The vast mature gardens consist of flowers, shrubs, a variety roses, herbs, lawns and pergolas. You can find secluded private places to read sit and contemplate, a picnic can be organised in the olive groves that surround the property. Games room with books,games, ping pong table,Paolo and I are in the process of organizing more play areas around the property.


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farmhouse with pool ,panoramic peaceful location near firenze,Siena,Arezzo.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Best summer at the olive farm

  • 5 of 5

We had a pleasant and relaxing stay for two weeks in July 2017. The apartment with a private terrace was perfect for our family. The pool was lovely and rather large - perfect for a swim. The surroundings are beautiful with the house placed in the hills above The Valdarno Valley. Lots of olive trees in a typical Tuscany landscape. The hosts, Enza and Paulo with children, are very friendly and helpful. They do everything to make your stay comfortable and cosy. We really enjoyed our stay at "I Gelsi" and would highly recommend ther place.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at I GELSI ,we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your lovely family in another occasion ,
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A faboulous place to relax and enjoy in Tuscany

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed during one week enjoying of quiet and good views of I Gielsi. Enza and Paolo are the perfect hosts who want to find a family. The house is perfect to 4 persons. Comfortable and well equipped, my daughters appreciated the wifi and I loved your terrace and garden. It's a good place to combine visits to Florencia with Siena, Arezzo and the beautiful Chianti villages.Definitely would repeat. Un abrazo desde España

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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10 days of bliss

  • 5 of 5

Enza, Paulo and her family made us welcome from the moment we arrived.This was no surprise as through the whole booking process Enza was more than accommodating and couldn't do enough to be of assistance.

We have travelled extensively over the years and our stay ranks as one of our most enjoyable experiences.The whole family worked very hard through our stay to make our experience memorable.We used our accommodation as a oasis of calm for our sightseeing visits to Pisa and Florence.Our memories are of relaxing by the pool overlooking the Tuscan countryside and visualising those memorable views. We got up in the middle of the night on a couple of nights around the time of the feast of San Lorenzo to watch shooting stars across the night sky.This was a magical experience.The rolling hills of Tuscany are one of a handful places in the world to watch these shooting stars in their majesty.These shooting stars being the embers of a comet.We would also sit on the viewpoint at the property as the sun went down relaxing and sipping upon glasses of wine.My daughters aged 9 and 19 enjoyed going horse riding nearby overlooking the tracts of the beautiful estate owned by Sting of "The Police".My youngest enjoyed her games of table tennis in the games room with her dad and the many games we played by the pool.It was a very relaxing holiday.We have no hesitation in recommending this as a beautiful place to stay and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
firenze peretola , pisa or bologna
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Figline Valdarno
Nearest Ferry
197 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolini
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Figline valdarno
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Locanda Casanuova
Nearest Ski
74 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Cookery course can be organized. By prior arrangement painting holiday for min 8 persons. Paolo, my husband, being a native and an experienced photographer can take you on a Photo safari!


1hr 30 mins Versilglia. 2h Cinqueterre in Liguria.


Distance from the airport to Figline Valdarno: Florence 48km. Pisa 130km, Rome 256km. Use of car recommended but many guests have stayed without.


The house is located in a beautiful part of Tuscany bordering the famous Chianti area and just a few miles from the main highway from Milan to Rome. We are located in a central position making it a convenient base. Figline Valdarno (3km) Florence (25km), Siena (50km), Arezzo (54km), Volterra (98km), San Gimignano (75km), Castellina in Chianti (38km), Certaldo (65km) and many other beautiful medieval Tuscan villages. Roma, Arezzo and Florence frequent direct trains.

Further Details:

Supermarket 5 mins drive, offers many local produce, excellent meat and fresh fish. Lively working medieval walled town of Figline Valdarno just a 5 min drive offers weekly open markets, frequent weekend "fiesta's" organised by the locals. In Figline you will find all amenities, shops, boutiques, restaurant and bars, banks and pharmacies. 20 mins drive to nearest outlet " The Mall".


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.31
final cleaning $49.22
Stay tax $1.85 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Changeover Day:Normally Saturday but can be flexible. Check in 5pm. If guests arrive before and the apartment is not ready they are welcome to leave suitcases with us. Check out 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per apartment per night. We provide you with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, bread, milk, bottled water and a bottle of Tuscan wine to get you started and to welcome you to I Gelsi.
Discounts for long lets especially mid and low season.
From the 1st may 2012 the Town of Figline Valdarno has imposed an accommodations tax,.
The tax for our property is euro 1.50 per person over 12 yrs, per night, to a maximum of 7 following nights, reduced 50% in mid/low season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.