|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Il Visciolo was a typical Tuscan barn. We converted it to a modern home in 2006 respecting the rural tradition of the Florentine province, recycling the original materials whenever possible.
# EVERYTHING AT WALKING DISTANCE
Our converted barn is located few steps away from the centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, a village set in the Chianti area of Tuscany. The village of San Casciano in Val di Pesa has got many shops, bars, some good restaurants and pizzerias. Most of them can be reached walking, as our holiday home is at just 350 metres from the village centre. A big COOP supermarket is 7 minutes walk from the house.
# EXPLORING TUSCANY
Florence centre can be reached in 30 minutes by public coach service, departures are at 650 from the property. Our holiday house is much appreciated by those who want to visit Florence without a car or to explore Tuscany. A dual carriageway leading to Florence and Siena is 3.5Km away. For those with car, we have a private parking inside the property.
# THE HOUSE
Two bedrooms with air conditioning, one double bed and two twin beds (can be joined on request), two bathrooms, an equipped kitchen, a living room. Bedding and linen are included.
There is an automated heating system on both floors. A fast Internet connection (7 Mbps ADSL with WiFi b/g/n modem&router) at your exclusive use, all the house and part of the garden are covered by WiFi (you can turn it off any time).
The house is not suitable for children between one-and-half and seven years old.
# OUTSIDE: TERRACE and GARDEN
The terrace in front of the house has got a great view over the countryside, it's at your exclusive use. You can have meals outside as it's equipped with table and chairs under a gazebo (uncovered during Winter). A stone barbecue is available (wood is not provided). A garden with olive trees and fruit trees surrounds the house. On the back there is our farmhouse and other buildings of the village. The property is part of the village of San Casciano, it is not isolated in the countryside.
# ABOUT US
We (wife and husband) live in a farmhouse few metres away and we can help you in case of need (although we don't give any professional service as ours is a simple self catering accommodation). I am a retired teacher of English and French.
# ANY QUESTION?
For more information about Il Visciolo please contact us and we will send you the address of our web site. We won't send unsolicited e-mails and we always reply promptly.
I am a retired teacher of English and French, I live with my husband in a nearby farmhouse on the same property. Our son Carlo lives in Florence.
Flora purchased this cottage in 1993
The property is located just outside the village and enjoys a great view over the Tuscan countryside. We are few hundred metres from a big supermarket, shops and good restaurants. The centre of Florence can be reached with or without a car in half an hour. You'll feel in the countryside, still having the convenience of a town.
The location, the direct connection to Florence thanks to the coach service, the terrace with a view, the privacy. Quality of appliances, the broadband Internet access (both Ethernet and WiFi), the private car park inside the property. Owners on site, Italian/English/French spoken.
Words can't describe how beautiful the view is from this villa in Tuscany. It was everything we wanted it to be. The villa is a lovely stone building that has been recently converted into a charming 2 bedroom villa. Flora, Allessandro and Carlo were all so helpful, going beyond expectations to ensure we had a pleasant stay. Their assessment that you don't need a car was correct, we were within a short walking distance to the town center, around three corners to the grocery store and a short walk to the bus station. A half hour bus ride and you were in Florence Center. Day trips to Sienna, and San Gimignano are very doable in a day trip. My son and his wife took a 2 two hour train ride to Venice.
A very nice place to spend a vacation.
Many thanks to Flora for her amazing hospitality and kindness. The four of us were greeted with a warm smile and some delicious snacks and chianti! The property is very well maintained and felt like home. Comfy beds and modern bathrooms made the stay relaxing. Wasn't sure about the location but it turned out it was perfect. The bus to Florence was right down the street and took about 45 min. We also had a car and with some guidance from our hosts were able to find some incredible places to see. San Casciano is small but offers a lot in terms of dining and shopping; nice change from the hustle and bustle of Florence. And when our luggage didn't arrive for several days, Flora was a tireless advocate in helping us get it!
I can't recommend Il Visciolo enough. It is everything you would expect and then some. We will be back to make more memories!!!
What a great location to explore Tuscany -- Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano! We, a family of four, stayed in this Tuscan home mainly for the "secured, free" parking. We were given a parking garage for the car, which we left for our day in Florence. Other than that we took day trips to the place above and more. Our week was full of travel, but it was nice to come back to the house (and the VIEW) to relax. We had all our breakfasts and most of our dinners outside looking over the olive groves. The kitchen is fully functional, including a dishwasher. We did laundry twice with no problems. The kids had their own room (and bathroom -- great upstairs shower!) and we had ours. For someone who has had back surgery, the beds were firm, which I need. Internet is easy to use. Communication was beyond excellent with Carlo. So much so, that we were able to have our forgotten clothes sent to us overnight with Carlo delivering them to us. As for our espresso and cappuccinos, there are restaurants/cafes right up the street (as well as a grocery store). As I said, a perfect location to easily drive into town and out of town, yet close enough to walk into it as well. Thank you, Carlo! I would highly recommend this beautiful, restored Tuscan house!!!
Cette location est véritablement un petit coin de paradis. Par sa situation géographique idéale, vous pourrez visiter les plus beaux sites touristiques de la Toscane. Les photos de l'annonce reflètent parfaitement la réalité !!! Cette maison est véritablement parfaite pour des vacances totalement réussies. L'équipement est très complet, la propreté est irréprochable.
Que dire des propriétaires : les mots me manquent pour décrire leur gentillesse. Nous avons été accueillis comme des rois !!!
Personnellement, nous n'avons qu'une idée en tête .....y retourner au plus vite. Merci pour tout FLORA et ALESSANDRO (sans oublier GINO et WEBBY)
Vom ersten Moment an fühlten wir uns im Ferienhaus Il Visciolo superwohl.
Das Haus im toskanischen Stil ist traumhaft. Alles war sauber und ordentlich und es ist alles vorhanden, was man benötigt. Es ist wunderschön eingerichtet. Und die Terrasse lädt zum Verweilen ein. Man hat einen tollen Blick über die Olivenhaine der Umgebung.
Die Lage des Hauses ist optimal. Es liegt ruhig am Ortsrand, das Zentrum ist aber fußläufig in 5 min erreichbar. Die Busverbindung nach Florenz ist super, in 40 min für 2,80 € waren wir im Zentrum von Florenz. Alle anderen Ausflugsziele, z.B. Lucca und Siena waren mit dem Auto gut erreichbar.
Wir waren das erste Mal in der Toscana und landeten direkt einen Volltreffer.
Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet und super sauber.
Von den zuvorkommenden Gastgebern wurden wir freundlich empfangen und
bekamen wertvolle Tipps. Der Blick von der großen Terrasse geht über den Garten zu einer großen Olivenanlage, wir konnten viele Sonnenuntergänge
genießen . Das Zentrum ist fußläufig zu erreichen, mit einem gut sortierten
Supermarkt und einigen Restaurants. Das Städtchen hat eine schöne Altstadt
und jeden Montag einen tollen Markt. Die Lage ist zentral, man kann alles gut
erreichen, sei es mit dem Bus (Florenz 3/4 Std.) oder mit dem Auto alle bekannten Städte: Lucca, Siena usw. Wir waren zu viert und hatten eine
wunderschöne, unvergessene Urlaubswoche. Auf alle Fälle weiter zu empfehlen!!
San Casciano in Val di Pesa is a quiet village in the Chianti countryside, just 15 km from the historic centre of Florence, with a large supermarket, several restaurants, bars and shops. There are regular bus routes that connect to Florence (15 Km), Siena (50 Km) and other villages of the area.
The centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa is within walking distance (350 metres) and has got some restaurants, nice shops selling local products, services (banks, pharmacies, etc..). During the year there are many fairs and festivals in both San Casciano and two neighboring villages. Every Monday there is a street market with many stalls selling also local food products.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$266|
|Stay tax||€2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.|
From 4th April to 16th October changeover day is Saturday and it's rented on a weekly basis (7 days minimum booking). While during the rest of the year and for last minute bookings we are flexible and minimum booking is 4 or 5 nights (refer to price table for the details). You can always stay fewer days if you want, but the price does not change.
In our municipality the tourism tax of €1.50 per night applies for stays from 1 March to 31 October, up to a maximum of 7 nights, to people older than 14 years. The nights beyond the seventh are not taxed. Example: two people who stay 14 nights pay 21 euro (2 x 1.50 x 7). The payment is in cash upon arrival.
Du 4 Avril au 16 Octobre le jour d'arrivée est samedi et le gîte est loué sur une base hebdomadaire (7 jours minimum de réservation). Alors que pendant le reste de l'année et pour les réservations de dernière minute, nous sommes flexibles et la réservation minimum est de 4 ou 5 nuits (se référer au tableau des prix pour les détails). Vous pouvez toujours rester moins de jours si vous voulez, mais le prix ne change pas.
Dans notre municipalité la taxe de séjour de €1,50 par nuit se applique pour les séjours à partir du 1er Mars jusque 31 Octobre, jusqu'à un maximum de 7 nuits, pour les personnes âgées de 14 ans. Les nuits au-delà de la septième ne sont pas imposés. Exemple: deux personnes qui séjournent 14 nuits au prix de € 21 (2 x 1,50 x 7). Le paiement est en espèces à l'arrivée.
Dal 4 aprile al 16 ottobre il giorno di arrivo è il Sabato e la casa è affittata su base settimanale (minimo 7 giorni di prenotazione). Per il resto dell'anno e per le prenotazioni dell'ultimo minuto siamo flessibili e la prenotazione minima è di 4 o 5 notti (vedi tabella dei prezzi).
Nel nostro Comune la tassa di soggiorno di €1,50 a notte si applica per soggiorni dal 1 Marzo al 31 Ottobre, fino ad un massimo di 7 notti, ai maggiori di 14 anni. Es.: 2 persone che soggiornano 14 notti pagano €21 (2x1,50x7)
Payment by credit/debit card (Paypal) or bank wire (SWIFT), 30% upon reservation, the balance within 45 days from arrival.
Nous acceptons les paiements par virement bancaire ou carte de crédit (PayPal). En baisse de paiement de 30% à la réservation, le reste devant être payé 45 jours avant l'arrivée. Caution à payer comptant: 250 EUR pour les séjours d'une semaine, sera rendue à votre départ.