6 bedr, 5 bathr, 2 living-room, winter & summer Kitchens, plenty outdoor seating
- english, french, portuguese, russian, italian, elementary knowledge of German
About Caterina Corsini
My Italian-born father and Russian-born mother were pretty much explorers at heart. I was born in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (Africa). Then we travelled further South and eventually settled in Maputo, African Portuguese East Africa (Lourenço Marques, as it was called at the time). Having completed my secondary education in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, I travelled to Europe and, eventually, settled in Italy, where I currently spend most of the year. My inherited sense of exploration inspired a life full of interests, including flying tourism planes. Professionally I became a Conference Interpreter, freelancing around the world. In recent years, as the mother of two and grand-mother of 6, I have added to my main hobby, i.e., music, attending to my Tuscan Farm Estate. This has called for renovating Villa MURGIANO, which my ancestors purchased as part of a larger estate back in 1641. Combining my lifelong travelling experience with hosting Visitors of different cultures from all over the world is my current challenge, and enjoyment. I simply love meeting people
Why Caterina Corsini chose Impruneta
Impruneta, the nearby village (3.5 km from Rental) has absolutely all the facilities. And Villa MURGIANO is set in a unique location: a hill wide open to the sun and the winds, which reduces the humidity levels in the air and limits the perception of heat in the Summer months. Villa MURGIANO's climate is generally cooler than in the City of Florence. I particularly like the privacy of Villa MURGIANO - as it is now called, after the original name of the Corsini Palace which you admire across the valley. Villa MURGIANO, like not many other properties, exhudes the charm of the Tuscan five-century-long tradition of an Owner.managed Estate.. The southern Florentine Hills in general, andVilla Murgiano's hills in particular, are to me the epitome of peacefulness, serenity, inspiration.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa MURGIANO is your Charming Paradise by Florence. Holiday makers become enthralled in the unique atmosphere of both Villa and grounds. It has the natural beauty of a Renaissance Master's painting (photographs hardly do it justice). You breathe in positive energy. You enjoy beauty never tampered with. You are at the receiving end of a centuries-long human experience. Villa MURGIANO is ideally suited to restore your energies on arrival, and the perfect base for setting out to explore the Wonders of Italy. Villa MURGIANO is your home in Tuscany, well deserving a one/two week long stay at a time. According to most visitors, Villa MURGIANO is a truly unforgettable experience.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Restricted to Guests in residence
Smoking allowed outdoors only
Apologies for ruling against lovable pets
Available: 2 cots, 2 high chairs
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Please go SLOWLY down and up the drive and take in the beauty. Guests are only expected to check in as from 4 PM. Check in after 7 PM is charged €50.
No children allowed in pool area unattended. Close pool gates after going through. No glassware in pool area, please.
On last day booked, Guests kindly check out by 9:15 - 9:30 AM. We seek to devote every minute to making the premises ready for the incoming Guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The property is in the most amazing location and the Villa far exceeded our expectations.
My family and I totaled 10 people. Everyone loved the Villa and our host, Caterina. We highly recommend this Villa and Caterina to everyone headed to Tuscany. The Villa is conveniently located 8 Km south of Florence. I do recommend that future guests rent a car.
Caterina is a wonderful host. She is organized, intelligent, interesting, gracious, humble, and funny. She did everything possible to fulfill our every need. Everyone in my party absolutely loved meeting and spending time with her.
The Villa is exactly as depicted on the rental website. It is several hundred years old with more character, charm, and beauty than one could hope for. Plenty of room inside and our for a larger group.
Overall, this was an amazing time and we would rent this Villa again.
If you are considering renting this Villa, do it now before someone else beats you to it. This is an experience you will never forget.
Thank you so much Caterina.
It was just as advertised but even more beautiful. A quiet location that is very close to Florence with beautiful views and
It is exciting to work with Guests who enjoy what you offer them; in 2019 there will be added Charm to the kitchen, which is about to be refurbished in Carrara marble
Our Italians and US family had a wonderful week at Villa Murgiano. Special time for young ones.
The Villa is in a beautiful olive grove and vineyard but close enough to Florence and other points of interest. There are many places to visit, shop, and have rewarding, and memorable meals!
The pool provided a welcome break from the Tuscan summer temps and an endless source of fun for all!
We were warmly welcomed by the owner and staff. The Villa is spacious and super comfortable. The views are awesome.
It is without any reservations that we recommend Villa Murgiano for family reunions or just a quiet place to recharge one’s batteries!
This villa completely exceeded our expectations in every way: impeccably decorated, sparkling clean, rich in history and very comfortable-all at once! We were traveling around Italy in a family group with little ones as well as elderly relatives and the home had something for everyone. Katia thought of every single detail (crips sheets, white towels, every kitchen item a cook could require, gorgeous pool, multiple seating options both outdoor and indoor, pool towels, charming little coasters everywhere, beautiful wines and olive oils & many other special accents). If you are looking for a villa that will give you a special Tuscan experience and all the comforts of home-this is for you. The estate had a luxurious feel & we truly felt like we were on vacation. We were able to cruise in Firenze in under 25 minutes & also explore the nearby Tuscan villages in under an hour as well, we loved exploring & then returning to the Villa in the evening. Katia herself was a total gem of a lady, so warm and welcoming & had the most wonderful presence. We loved talking with her & she responded to our WhatsApp questions quickly. She made us feel that her home was our home during our stay, and for people who travel as much as we do, that was a unique and memorable touch. Thank you Katia for all!
We loved our stay in this beautiful farmhouse. The online pictures DO NOT do it justice. We felt like it was our own personal Italian retreat during our stay - so quiet & peaceful and the views are just incredible!! We especially enjoyed our dinners on the terrace prepared by local chefs. The pool was great for the kids (and adults!) Ms. Corsini was wonderful - very easy to work with. We hope to return and visit with her more! We really enjoyed her estate wine, too! We rented a car but preferred taxis (35 euro into Florence). We were two families (4 adults & 4 kids) and there was more than enough room in the farmhouse. Thank you again, Katia!!
We had a wonderful and memorable stay at Villa MURGIANO for a joint birthday celebration. The size, amenities, comfort, and proximity to a major city makes this an excellent and authentic rental opportunity. Plenty of room for the guests to spread out or have personal time, the Wi-Fi is of good speed and quality. A small car is essential as the roads are tight, close proximity to Florence and Sienna as well as supermarkets, a COOP or Essalunga with a wide variety of produce. The villa remained cool thanks to the thick stone walls and there were no problems with mosquito’s providing you keep the doors and windows closed and light the coils in plenty of time for evening dining. The wine and olive oil harvested on the estate is of excellent quality and modestly priced, the red wine in particular was exceptional value.
There are spectacular views over the Tuscan hills which change with light variations throughout the day. Tuscany also has the best silence in the world. The magnificent pool and numerous eating areas with pizza oven and charcoal barbecue add to the property of which the photographs do not really give it justice.
The host is available on WhatsApp for any queries but the extensive information pack covers off on most questions anyone would have. I would thorough recommend this rental the memories will last a life time.
Villa MURGIANO is very close to Florence, so that you can spend mornings exploring the City's museums and churches, then take a break for lunch at one of many trattorias. On your return enjoy life at the Villa, both indoors & outdoors, or lounge by the large, immaculate, infinity edge, private Swimming Pool.
If you prefer not to drive on any of the narrow Italian lanes, your options are walking to Mezzomonte (900 mt) to catch the public service bus into Florence (via Pozzolatico: www.capautolinee.it orari/impruneta); booking your private car with driver (ask owner), or riding in city cabs.
A car is recommended. Hiring two or three medium size vehicles for a group is probably the best option: Villa MURGIANO has a wide car-park, with shaded roofing for three cars. and you will enjoy increased flexibility, to make the best out of your short holiday, and explore as many places as you like. Greve, in the heart of Chianti (20 km from rental), has wine tasting sites and a pedestrian piazza with restaurants. Panzano (8 km further south), has a castle with nearby Il Vescovino Restaurant and a special Tuscan Steak House (www.dariocecchini.com). Badia di Passignano (20 km from rental) is an interesting Abbey with Cantinetta di Passignano - delicious fresh fish cuisine in the Tuscan countryside, etc etc - (www.chianti.com itineraries).
Villa MRGIANO's estate produces its own Chianti, IGT Red & White wines, aromatic and natural vinegars, and its uniquely special cold pressed olive oil - marketed in 1 Lt, 1/2 Lt, 1/4 Lt cans or larger packs.
Does it sound appealing? So does a Tuscan/Mediterranean meal prepared on site with local ingredients and sipping estate wines - a truly mouthwatering experience.
One recommended option is booking (ask owner) a Chef who comes to the Villa and prepares a 5 meal course for you - you may even consider choose to have one on arrival day: tasting the menu of your choice in one of the outdoor lounging areas, enjoying attractive views over the Tuscan countryside. The Chef's help will lay the table for you in one or another of the outdoor seating areas, to best suit your liking