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Peaceful farmhouse close to Tuscany 's best treasures - Passero

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights




The ground floor of the farmhouse makes a pleasant apartment for a family or for two couples. A French doors open off a little terrace and at the front of the farmhouse with a spacious, bright living room looking out over the front garden and the valley below. It has a small and pretty fireplace, and a stenciled frieze around the walls. The purpose built kitchen corner, with marble countertops and solid wooden doors, is fully equipped. The main bedroom has wrought iron bedsteads with charming flowered bedspreads and curtains; the picturesque twin bedded room (which can be double), painted rose pink, has a brick vaulted ceiling, herringbone cotta tiles on the floor and an intriguingly shaped window. The well fitted shower room has fresh green tiles. The garden is shaded by trees, well furnished with its own barbecue.

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About the property

Podere Oliveta

The landscape surrounding the little hamlet of Gavignano is completely quiet and unspoiled, making a perfect setting for a country holiday, ideal for gentle walks and picnics. The towers of S. Gimignano are just visible across the valley. Podere OLiveta which translates as 'Olive grove Farm' consists of 5 different apartments which enjoy a pretty location up in the hills .Each apartment has its own independent entrance and own garden area with barbecue. Much careful thought has gone into decoration, furnishing and ensuring the apartments are equipped down to the last detail. There is a swimming pool surrounded by a sun terrace which has stunning views overlooking the rolling olive clad hills, the sprinkling of cypresses trees and the majestic towers of S. Gimignano in the distance. Local wine and olive oil can be bought nearby. Podere Oliveta enjoys a location with easy access to the main routes to Florence and Siena.

Podere Oliveta is a good choice for exploring central Tuscany. The main attractions of the region can be reached very easily. The highway which connects Florence to Siena is only 3 km distant. And the villa's location only 3 km from the railway station of Poggibonsi is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Poggibonsi (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1. hour). The train ride takes about 30 minutes to Siena and 1. hour to Florence. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 1 km from centre, and you may have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill or take the escalator.

Tuscany/Siena Province : visit the world famous Piazza del Campo , for centuries has been the centre stage of the Palio,theindisputable symbol of Siena. Ancients medieval cities like San Gimignano,Lucca ,Arezzo,Firenze ,and many unknown villages,chapels,castles,museum. There are thousands of masterpieces to be discovered. Throughout the year there are a lot of exhibitions,festivals,markets,and sporting events involving residents as well as tourists.

See the official web site from the Sienese Tourist Board ,Terre di Siena, and enjoy exploring.

nearest travel links:

airport : Florence : 40 Km.

railway : Poggibonsi : 3 Km.

Tuscany has 2 international airports , one near Pisa (also low cost flights) the other in Florence.

Checkout for flights on , , as well as Lufthansa, swissair an so on .

Contact us for further details on the best way to reach the property .

sports and leasure : La Badia Golf Club ( 8 holes) is only 7 km. from the property

Castelfalfi golf club (18 holes) is 25 km. far

Pleasure and relaxation are guaranteed by the treatments with thermal sring water at:

Gambassi Terme ( 15 km.)

Rapolano Terme with beautiful outdoor hot sring water ( 40 km .)

Play tennis at the tennis club ( 1,8 km . )

Walk freely for miles from the property through the hills of chianti passing by vineyards, woods and stunning views .

You can taste our wine directly from the producers nearby .

During your stay you may have cooking lessons nearby (please book in advance)

restaurants: Several of Italy's top reastaurants are within close driving distance including the two Michelin stars 'Arnolfo' Restaurant, in Colle val d'Elsa where you can enjoy renowned chef Gaetano Trovato's delicacies, and famous fish restaurants like ' Alcide ' and 'La Galleria' in Poggibonsi .

the area is full of small ' Trattoria ' where you can enjoy typical tuscan food .

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Property Manager
Fabio Cantini
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had lovely sceneries and fascinating places to visit . This place was very comfortable. We will have to come back.
May 2010
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Gavignano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Linen Matching bedlinen in every bedroom , plain and white 2 sheets per bed per weekly change 1 pillowcase per person per weekly change + 1 emergency pillowcase in house 1 heavy ,1 light blanket per bed- minimum 1 bedspread per bed 1 mattress cover 1 large bath towel and 1 hand towel per person per weekly change + 1 emergency towel 1 bathmat per shower to be changed weekly Paper napkins Oven gloves/squares
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Satellite TV DVD player Fridge with freezer compartment and ice trays Cooker-minimum 3 flames/plates Oven- either separate or part of the cooker Iron and ironing board Toaster Portable clothes dryer/rack Broom Dustpan and brush Mop/long-handled hard brush and floorcloth,and bucket Plastic bowl Rubbish bin Good quality pots and pans 1 large, 1 small frying pan 1 large pasta saucepan,lid 2 medium saucepans,1lid 1 small saucepan Oven tins/Pyrexes for roasting Kettle Espresso coffee machine, large size Pyrex or china mixing bowls, 1 large,1 medium Wooden spoons Metal/plastic spoon,slice,spatula Kitchen cutlery for cooking use Kitchen knives Kitchen scissors Tea strainer Colander Grater Lemon squeezer Garlic press Funnel Tin opener Bottle opener Corkscrew Nutcracker Salad dryer Bread basket Storage jars,tins,plastic boxes Microwave oven Crockery matching set-enough for number of persons renting, plus 2 extra settings Dinner plates Soup bowls


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.625 based on 10 reviews

Nice location for touring Tuscany

  • 3 of 5

The 1 bedroom apartment is small but cozy. The kitchen was well stocked, but we missed not having a coffee maker. There was an expresso maker, but nothing to make a pot of regular cofffee. We ended up buying some instant coffee. Our unit had a nice balcony with table & 2 chairs- nice for morning coffee or evening happy hour. It was clean and very quiet. We weren't sure the other apartments were occupied. The main criticism I have is the stairs leading to the pool. They were hazardous and need to be repaired. My husband has mobility issues and after climbing once, refused to go up to the pool again. Fabio and his wife were very hospitable. When we arrived Fabio's wife was standing at the end of the driveway waving us down. Since we arrived a little later than planned, I suspect she had been waiting for some time.

The apartments are located in a small hamlet about 1 mile up a narrow country road, but easy to get to. Once leaving that road, it was only about 1 minute to reach the main 4 lane highway.

We had planned to take the train into Florence to avoid the traffic in that city, but Fabio advised taking the bus instead. That was good advice, as the bus stop is near the supermarket with free parking and leaves every hour with direct journey to Florence.

This apartment is not fancy, but if you're looking for "real Italy" and convenience I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diane , thank you for your review. I am sorry to read that you did't have a proper coffee maker . You should have asked me as we keep spare ones for those clients who prefer the american way to make coffee. Regarding the stairs to get to the pool, the stairs are wooden and old, and give the impression of being unsafe, but it is not. We thank you for your advice I keep it in mind to enhance the pleasure of staying at Podere Olive grove. My best wishes and regards to you and your husband. Fabio
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Stayed in Passero, clean and lovely private garden

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodation the views were amazing from the pool. Peaceful, our two teenage children loved it so great for families. Fabio was extremely helpful in recommending local sites, restaurants and vineyards! Will defifinately go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claire, thank you very much for your kind words. . I hope to see you again in the future . My best regards to all of you . Fabio
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Pine Grove Mills PA

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a perfect location to explore Tuscany and Chianti. It has easy access to the highway between Florence and Siena while feeling like you are miles away! Our apartment was clean, comfortable, private and well equipped. The owners are wonderful, helpful and they are only a phone call away. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little peace of heaven in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My husband I spent a week at Podere Oliveta.It was exactly as described and we enjoyed it immensly.We stayed in Falco and it was very well equiped and spotlessly clean.There are 2 great supermarkets within a 10 minute drive.It was wonderfully quiet at night and the view!!!!!The cottage was an excellent base to explore the area.We went to Lucca,Arrezzo,Pienza,the Chianti route,San Giminano and many small villages.Fabio and his wife were very welcoming and helpful with directions and suggestions.Should the opportunity arise we wouldn't hesitate to return and would reccomend it to anyone.

Lydia and Len

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liebevoll eingerichtetes Haus mit tollem Pool

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine sehr schöne Woche im liebevoll eingerichteten Haus Falco verbracht. Die schönsten Orte der Toskana sind gut erreichbar, so dass wir nach einem Stadtbesuch am Morgen, die heißen Nachmittage am idyllischen Pool verbrachten.

Unser Vermieter war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend und seine guten Insider-Tipps haben wir sehr dankbar umgesetzt.

Alles in allem haben wir uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und können die Unterkunft nur wärmstens empfehlen!

Vielen Dank, Fabio

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Scöner Urlaub in der Toskana

  • 5 of 5

Lieber Fabio,

herzlichen Dank für die Vermietung Ihrer Wohnung Passero, wir haben unseren Urlaub dort sehr genossen. Es waren 10 wunderbare Tage in Ihrer Anlage. Die Wohnung ist liebevoll mit schönen Möbeln ,teilweise mit Antiquitäten eingerichtet und bietet alles was das Urlauberherz begehrt. Wir haben nichts vermisst. Wir haben jeden Tag die schöne Anlage, die aus privaten Gärten sowie öffentlichen Liegewiesen und dem wunderbar gepflegten Pool besteht, genossen. Auch das von Ihnen mit viel Aufmerksamkeit erstellte Buch mit Empfehlungen von Lokalen, Ausflügen und anderen Tipps war sehr hilfreich. Wir haben jeden Tag den wunderbaren Blick über das Tal genossen und das morgendliche Gegacker der Nachbarhühner war wie ein Flashback in die Kindheit, einfach wundervoll. Wir waren nun schon zum 2. Mal bei Ihnen und werden bestimmt wieder kommen.

Vielen Dank für ein perfektes Domizil

Dieter und Birgit aus Hamburg, Germany

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dieter and Birgit, thank you for your kind review . It has been a pleasure to me meeting such a lovely couple .I owe you a drink of good selection of Chianti Classico Wine next time we meet ! All the best for you Regards Fabio
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
mangia musica
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Colle di val d'Elsa
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Poggibonsi Nord
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Bocca d'Elsa
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Podere Oliveta is located 200m from the hamlet to Gavignano. Set on the top of the hill which overlooks the whole country side. It is in the center of Tuscany with easy access to main routes towards Florance (30min by car), Siena (20min), Volterra, San Gimignano, the villages and castles of Chianti. In the area you can find good restaurants and shops.

Arriving by car from the north: leave the highway A1 'Autostrada del Sole' at the exit Firenze Certosa and take the motorway Firenze-Siena. Drive along (34km) this road as far as Poggibonsi Nord. At the roundabout folow the directions to Poggibonsi centre and drive for about 500m. Turn left in to the first road on your left towards Gavignano and drive for other 1,8km. Pass the little hamlet of Gavignano and the end of the asphalted road you'll see a sign Oliveta on your right. Coming from the South: drive until Siena and then follow the direction towards Firenze. Take the motorway Siena-Firenze till the exit of Poggibonsi Nord.


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