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Organic farm with swimming pool in the Chianti hills between Florence and Siena - Aia

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Description

Aia

This is a charming apartment in the ancient farmhouse, ideal for a couple.

Restored in authentic Tuscan style, it has stone walls and red “cotto” flooring.

The “Aia” is composed by a small, nice living-room with a small kitchen, a large, romantic double bedroom, and a bathroom with shower.

From the bignonia pergola in front of the apartment, equipped for outdoor lunches and candlelight dinners, you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the countryside.


About the property

Family farm 'Il Bacio'

“Il Bacio” Farm holiday is located in the heart of Chianti, surrounded by beautiful Tuscan hills covered with vineyards and olive groves.

The ancient farmhouse, the former barn and the wood-house have been carefully restored and tastefully furnished, preserving the original structure together with the characteristics of old Tuscan houses.

Each apartment has its own independent entrance, a beautiful panoramic view of the countryside, and a private outdoor space in the shade of a grape pergola and equipped for outdoor lunches and candlelight dinners.

At our family-farm there is a swimming-pool (12x6 meters), surrounded by a large garden facing the valley, from where it is possible to enjoy an enchanting view of the surrounding hills. Here each apartment has its own umbrella with deckchairs and sunbeds. In our swimming-pool, the water is slightly salted with no added chlorine, and thus more delicate for skin and eyes, in addition to the environmental benefits.

At “Il Bacio” we produce certified organic Chianti wine, grappa, and extra virgin olive oil. Franco and Daniele will be glad to welcome you to our ancient cellar to walk you through the main steps of the wine-making process and taste our organic wines alongside local specialties.

More Details

Owner
Sonia Macconi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Sonia Macconi

In 1991, Franco and Sonia, together with their sons Andrea and Daniele, moved from the city to the country-side, to the farm Il Bacio. A few years later Giulia arrived, followed recently by grandson Pietro.

Since the beginning, they devoted themselves with passion and dedication to organic farming, producing wine and olive oil.

In 1997, following a long renovation of the farmhouse, the barn and the wood-house, the farm-holiday opened.

The family welcomes you to Il Bacio, together with our sweet dog Agata and our two donkeys, Nuccia and Violetta.

Sonia Macconi purchased this apartment in 1991

Available Rentals

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Notes

The prices indicated refer to the apartment and include linens, final cleaning and utilities (heating excluded; daily cost: Fienile 20 €; Legnaia 15 €; Aia e Pergola 10 €). In addition, our guests receive a bottle of our organic wine.

Down payment of 25% at booking, reimbursable according to the following conditions:
- 100% for cancellations up to 7 days prior to the arrival for period A, 30 days for
periods B and C, and 60 days for period D; and
- 50% for cancellations up to 3 days prior to the arrival for period A, 15 days for
periods B and C, and 45 days for period D.


Amenities

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
  • Romantic master bedroom with stone walls, wooden beams and terracotta floors. The room has a beautiful view of the valley and the surrounding hills.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
VISIT TO THE CELLAR AND WINE TASTING Franco and Daniele will be glad to welcome you to our ancient cellar to walk you through the main steps of the wine-making process and to taste our organic wines alongside local specialties. Upon request, we can organize dinners and events for groups of up to 25 people. PICK UP IN TOWN For those of you arriving in Tavarnelle via bus from Florence or Siena, we are happy to pick you up at the bus stop in town and drive you the 3 Km to the farm. GROCERIES UPON ARRIVAL If at the end of your trip to Il Bacio you want to relax, we can provide groceries for you upon arrival. Please send us your order at least 48 hour prior to your arrival. The service is free of charge. FRESH BREAD AND NEWSPAPER Upon request, in the morning we will deliver to your door fresh bread and an international newspaper of your choice among those available in Tavarnelle. The service is free of charge. Bike rental: 4 Km Horse-back riding: 2 Km Hot air balloons: 4 Km

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
5

Amazing location, like staying in a post card!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay!! I was worried that i had built up my expectations for our Tuscan stay so high that there was no way they could be met but it completely exceeded them in large part because of how amazing this VRBO was. Peaceful, scenic, lots of options for dsy trips, and very warm and welcoming hosts. Simply unbeatable!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful setting located directly within the vineyard and olive orchard.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts, Sonia and Franco, were delightful! Wine tastings and tour of the cellars were complimentary. Clean apartment with beautiful views overlooking the vineyards. I wish I could have stayed a month!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Idyllic Tuscan Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Sonia and Franco are gracious and generous hosts. They were wonderfully attentive to our needs, accommodating our very late arrival and last-minute reservation after our other accommodations fell through. They are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of the region and provided tips on day excursions for us as well as much neesed directions.

The property is conveniently located, allowing us to visit many villages in the region with little travel time. We fell in love with Siena, Volterra, and San Gimigniano, all recommended by Sonia and Franco.

Franco gave us a tour and a delightful tasting of the organic wines and olive oil they produce. Franco was kind enough to give us a bottle of olive oil as a gift.

The property is beautiful and surrounded by rolling hills. The bed and pillows were the most comfortable we had during our entire 2 week European vacation.

We will definitely be returning to Il Baio and highly recommend it. We can't wait to drink the wine we purchased when we get home.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Treasure in Tavernalle Val Di Pesa!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently visited this wonderful place for an anniversary trip to Italy and it was a major highlight of our trip! To begin, we saw the pictures listed on the site and instantly fell in love with the place before we left the States. When we arrived, their home exceeded our expectations. More importantly, we truly felt at home. Sonia and Franco were wonderful hosts, and they were very loving and accommodating during our entire visit. They recommended a great place for dinner in town, as well as 2 excellent places for Italian pastries and coffee. We were welcomed at the beginning of our visit with a bottle of fantastic organic wine created from grapes in their vineyard. We toured their wine-making operation on the last day of our visit and learned more about how the wine was made. I enjoyed their wine so much that I bought a case (as well as some organic olive oil) that Franco arranged to have shipped back to America. Sadly, our holiday in Italy is over but I'm counting the days until the wine from Il Bacio Agritourisimo arrives! We can't wait to come back to visit again! Phil & Lori

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing stay and great wines

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week on our honeymoon. Had a fantastic time here! Franco and Sonia were wonderful hosts. The location is perfect - rural and quiet, but a quick drive into Tavarnelle to stick up on supplies. Also very convenient for driving around the Chianti region and beyond - San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, etc

We rented the Aia suite - spacious, clean and had everything we needed. Pool is perfect. Friendly cats, dog and donkeys :)

Great experience and would definitely come back here in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Beautiful relaxing setting

  • 4 of 5

This property is located between Firenze and Sienna in the country side. The apartment is clean and has all you need if you choose to make your meals at home. There is a outdoor table area where you can sit outside and enjoy the warm evenings. Sonia and Franco were very hospitable and were very helpful in providing direction to nearby attractions. Our son enjoyed the salt water pool.There is a vineyard and wine tasting , unfortunately we ran out of time. We felt very welcomed and next time we visit we will stay for longer so we can enjoy the beautiful setting. Thank you Franco and Sonia for making us feel at home!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence Peretola (FLR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Nearest Ferry
91 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
A1 / E35 - Exit Firenze Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Restaurant La Fattoria
Nearest Beach
89 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: necessary

The family farm Il Bacio is located in the heart of Tuscany, nestled in gently sloping hills covered in vineyards and olive groves, typical of the Chianti region, a unique territory known for its landscapes, history, food and wine.

Il Bacio is the ideal base for exploring all of the main Tuscan cities of art. Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, is only 30 minutes away. Siena, medieval jewel, can be reached in less than 40 minutes. San Gimignano, with its medieval towers, is 30 minutes away. Pisa, with the wonderful Miracles Square and Leaning Tower, and Lucca, with its splendid walls, are within a one-hour drive. Pienza, Renaissance jewel, and Montalcino and Montepulciano, with their world-renowned wines, are a little more than one hour away. Finally, the picturesque Cinque Terre are around two hours by car.

The closest town is Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, which is 3 Km away and where there are numerous stores and various types of restaurants.

Surrounding our farm there are numerous charming medieval villages, such as Barberino Val d’Elsa and Greve in Chianti. Last, but not least, around us there are several foot and bike paths of remarkable panoramic and architectural interest.

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