|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This apartment is a part of the complex of Villore. It is situated beyond the country road that crosses our property. It has all the comforts of a home away from home: satellite television, telephone and internet connection and air conditioning.
Frantoio 's two floors are comprised of a fully equipped kitchen, living room and bathroom on the first floor, two bedrooms and another bathroom on the second floor.
Il Casale di Villore is an ochre stone farmhouse, medieval in origin, situated in the heart of the Tuscan countryside and enjoys a hilltop position from which the pastoral beauty of the countryside is in full view. After painstaking renovations, Villore’s six apartments are now available for holiday rental, each named after a different type of grape in honor of the region’s wine culture. We invite you to pass your holiday immersed in the rhythm and beauty of the Tuscan landscape. All of the apartments are furnished with antiques and have been decorated by the owner himself who has charmingly combined traditional Tuscan elements with the spaciousness, light and airiness that hallmark modern design.
Hiking, walking and bicycle trails radiate from Il Casale di Villore. Florence and Siena, renown for their art and architecture, are within easy driving distance as is the medieval city of San Gimignano. Traditional Tuscan dishes are on offer in area restaurants and local wineries open their doors to you for tours and tastings.
Our guests are our number one priority and a member of the Villore staff is always on hand to address any problems or simply offer suggestions on how to best take advantage of the beauty of the region. In addition, we are also pleased to organize guided excursions, chef services or cooking class, additional housekeeping and even appointments with our on-call masseuse, guided tours, wine tasting and museums tickets
I have walked this land for many years and each time I still see something new. The time of day or year does not matter. I love music, paint ...that's why I love Tuscany. Here, in this land, rich with history and tradition, my guest will have my suggestions to enjoy a great vacation in Tuscany.
Antonio Pagliai purchased this house in 2007
My husband and I (age 31) stayed here with our five month old. We had a brilliant time - the views were fabulous, the property was clean, quiet, authentic and we didn't want to leave! Also a fab location for visiting popular towns in Tuscany ... Would highly recommend!
The property suited us in that we were in a rural location, but within close proximity of many beautiful villages and hill towns to explore. The accessibility of PAM and COOP supermarkets, and rail links were also a bonus.
On site, the pool, table tennis, and boule provided opportunity to relax and play in idyllic well-maintained surroundings. Our accommodation did not disappoint, although an oven (instead of a microwave) would have been (for us) a useful addition. Sitting in the beautiful gardens in the evening watching the sun go down was a particular highlight.
Thank you for your efficiency and friendliness pre and during our stay, ensuring that we had a wonderful holiday.
Very nice rooms, clean and nicely decorated. In our case two bedrooms/bathrooms and comfortable living room with adequately equipped kitchen. The garden was great with nice views, swimming pool, table tennis and balls pitch, all well maintained. May feel a bit isolated but you will find a restaurant in 5mins drive staying open till late.
Only point parking lots could be a bit wider or protections to be put in place as car rental companies will charge the earth for scratches.
Overall a great stay in beautiful Tuscany. Thanks Antonio and Camilla!
We stayed in the renovated olive press. A stand alone 2 bedroom 2 bath ideal for a family of 4 or as in our case 2 couples. One bath is en suite and the other downstairs which is a bit inconvenient and it has an awkward shower. Ok if you are really short!
The grounds are spectacular. Literally on a Tuscan hill with an infinity swimming pool. We would stay there on a return trip. Antonio and Camilla were very helpful with eating tips etc. Ciao.
We stayed in Frantoio 3 nights in order to explore the Tuscany area. The pictures are accurate. The grounds are lovely. The town of Poggibonsi is 7 km down a winding road as is typical for Tuscany. Since it is a rural setting get your groceries before going up the road. Also note that you need to supply your own hand soap in the bathrooms and bath soap. This was new to me as other VRBO properties have had a starter of soap in the bathrooms so get that as well before starting up the road. We did not realize it until nighttime and did not want to go back to grocery about 15 or 20 min away so that's just a bit of info to help. The town of Siena is about 30-35 min away. The bathroom downstairs is a full bath although the tub is about half sized tub but would be perfect to bathe children but don't think an adult would be able to use it. No shower in that bathroom, only tub, but the one upstairs does have a shower. If you are there and it requires the heat to be turned on, heat is paid extra when you check out but it was just $20 Euros for the 3 nights we were there but if you were there in a cold time for an extended stay guess it could get a little pricey. The Frantoio is a separate house on the property and wi fi is free and there but you have to be right by window to pick it up. Kitchen has a small refrigerator and a cook top. No oven but I wasn't looking to cook anyway.
The villa was ideal for my wife and I and our daughter to spend a few days in Tuscany. It is in a quiet part of the countryside with beautiful views over hills and valleys and the property itself is also very attractive. We stayed in Frantoio, which has a kitchen and living room, and small bathroom (toilet and small bathtub for kids) downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs, one with an en-suite bathroom. The size and layout suited us perfectly and it was separate from the main building. This may be preferable for some in busy times, although the whole property was very quiet and private while we were there, even though I was told there were others staying there at the same time.
Antonio was very friendly and helpful and helped make our stay enjoyable with directions and suggestions for the local area, and my wife and I really liked the wine his wife makes. The villa is an easy 7km drive from Poggibonsi, but follow the directions that Antonio provides as it is an easier route than the way our GPS took us the first time. That way was still very picturesque, through some beautiful scenery and a little village, but was slow winding and very narrow in a few parts.
Overall we had wonderful stay with the only problem being that it was not long enough. The listing and photos were very accurate and the property very clean and well maintained. We did day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca. I highly recommend this villa to others looking for a peaceful stay in Tuscan countryside with easy access to surrounding towns.
Located near the Via Chiantigiana between Poggibonsi and Castellina in Chianti, one of the most historically significant roads in the region, Villore enjoys a hilltop position from which the pastoral beauty of the Tuscan countryside is in full view.
In the middle of tuscany : Florence (North : 33 km) it was the place where the Renaissance grew; Siena (South 28 Km.) famous for the horse race named 'PALIO'; Chianti Area (East) of course, Tuscany’s food and wine culture are of incredible importance and excursions to local wineries and smal villages; Sangimignano (West : 15 Km.) called the 'Manhattan of Tuscany' cause of its medieval towers.