About the property
- Bungalow538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Located on a Chianti Rufina vineyard with panoramic views in peaceful Tuscany
Borgo di Sopra is ideal for travelers who want to explore Tuscany and Florence from a base in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
It is peaceful here. Overlooking gorgeous Chianti Rufina vineyards, it is difficult to believe we are just 30 minutes from central Florence. You wouldn’t even know that the busy town of Pontassieve is close by. Hop on a train from Pontassieve station and you will be in Florence in 25 minutes.
You will need a car to stay here. To reach Borgo di Sopra you take the private vineyard road through the Castello di Nipozzano estate. (By the way, the historic Castle is within walking distance and well worth visiting – we can book you a tasting of their award-winning wines too).
With a maximum capacity of 12 guests, all apartments at Borgo di Sopra have their own private terrace with lovely views across the vineyards. Fittings are fresh and contemporary whilst in keeping with traditional Tuscan country style.
Jane and her husband live onsite and are on hand to provide help with reservations, travel advice and wine tastings.
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- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
I live at Borgo di Sopra with my family. I am English and my husband is Italian with a lifetime's knowledge of places to visit and eat throughout Tuscany. We are happy to share our knowledge with you and help you get the most out your holiday in this part of Italy. Can we offer you a glass of wine, spread out the map of Tuscany and help you draw up your itinerary?
Jane purchased this Bungalow in 2005
Why Jane chose Pelago
Borgo di Sopra is a fabulous mix. You truly feel away from it all, in the midst of a nature in a place of enormous beauty. There is lots of wildlife here, from deer to pheasants, hares, porcupines and all sorts of birdlife. Our apartments all look out onto the vineyards of the Castello di Nipozzano. These are cared for almost like a garden. It is wondeful to watch the passage of the seasons across them. Yet, if you get in your car and drive our bumpy stone road and then the leafy country lane, in 6 minutes you find yourself in the bustling town of Pontassieve. Restaurants and shops, banks and the train station - it all feels a world away from our Borgo and yet it is so close.
What makes this Bungalow unique
At Borgo you can walk uphill to the lovely Castello di Nipozzano. There has been a castle here since 1000, and you can understand why. The position dominates the surrounding countryside. But there is also a handsome Villa from the 1700s. Its low key aristocratic elegance, charms and intrigues you into wandering into the wine store, perhaps even into booking a tasting. It is worth it. The wines are impressive and the laid back, welcoming style is uniquely Tuscan.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Delightful property, peaceful location, good base for exploring Florence and surrounding area
This was a very comfortable, well equipped property. The terrace has great views over the surrounding countryside, although it's only a couple of miles out of the nearest town. The air con was particularly welcome during the heat wave! We not only thoroughly enjoyed staying here, but it was a perfect base for exploring the area. It was very easy to get the train into Florence, much less stressful than taking the car. Giampero and Jane were very informative hosts, giving us lots of good ideas about places to visit.
We loved staying here. Vista Cottage is perfect: spacious with beautiful finishings and furnishing, private, and lovely. The bed is outstanding, and the kitchen is well equipped. We especially appreciated the gas stove and the excellent convection oven. There is a large Coop supermarket nearby where you can stock up on groceries. The view from the back windows over the vineyards is stunning. The family who owns the spacious property is also wonderful, friendly, kind, and helpful. Life at the restored farmhouse seems idyllic, with Jasper the dog and Peggy the cat frolicking in the garden. You can walk on footpaths that depart from the property, up to a winery or to some of the towns and villages in the hills above. This area of Tuscany is beautiful and less tourist heavy than others. Absolutely recommended. We wanted to move in permanently and hope to return and stay for much longer than a week.
A new Toscana
We are a couple from Brazil and we just knew Toscana, but in this we discovery a new place. We felt how living in lovely small city in our home. Jane was kind and sought us out in everything we needed.
My husband and I stayed in the Vista apartment in April. It was lovely! The apartment was very clean and tidy. The bed and pillows were super comfy! The kitchen was stocked with everything you need to cook a meal. The location was perfect for catching the train to Florence or driving to nearby villages and Sienna. We were only able to stay 4 short days but Jane was a wonderful host and provided a wealth of information about the area. We are already planning a return trip!
Borgo di Sopra
Everything about our stay at Borgo di Sopra far exceeded our expectations. The amenities were first class through out . The bed was very comfortable. But beyond that the property was incredible, as it is a beautifully restored 500 year old stone manor located on a hillside in the middle of a vineyard, below a castle converted into a winery. The hosts are gracious and provided great suggestions for day trips as well as tips for the best restaurants locally and in Florence. We are definitely going to return as this was the highlight of our tour of Italy.
Alba - Absolutely Perfect!
First, Jane and her husband are excellent hosts and we enjoyed the opportunities we had to visit with them. They provided us excellent advise on where to visit and the hillside drives of interest. As we are big history buffs we listened intently to their advise. Magnificent views of the surrounding area greet you at every turn. And the peacefulness is so sweet.
Second, the apartment Alba was perfect for us. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom is very sizeable. We love to cook and eat in and Alba was well furnished for us, including a large refrigerator. The supermarket in town had everything one could desire. Speaking of town, the apt is in the countryside but only about 7 minutes from town where you can park the car and take a train into Florence (or other nearby cities), thus avoiding parking issues in the big city. And if you drive into the hills, the beautiful drives are amazing.
We truly hope we can return one day to stay in this perfect Tuscan home again. We feel so lucky we were able to do so (and you will too!).
The 2 main airports in Tuscany (Pisa and Florence) are easily accessible . Short breaks are feasible all year round! You'll know you have made an escape from routine, though, when you drive down the winding approach road. You pass through vineyards with a historic castle and our property above you in the distance. You are now in the Nipozzano estate of the noble Florentine family of Frescobaldi. From your apartment, a pleasant walk, with superb views, will take you up to the castle. There the wine is aged in the historic cellars and you can taste and buy all Frescobaldi wines. Numerous other panoramic walks dot the area (the historic monastery of Vallombrosa is not far either). For renaissance culture, we are near Florence and Arezzo. Regular trains from Pontassieve station (5 minutes away) to central Florence take only 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, designer outlet discounts from Gucci, YSL, Todds etc are to be found at the Mall, outside Leccio, 15 minutes away.
Other Activities: Wine tasting.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All rates include bed and bath linens and final cleaning. Air conditioning is available in this apartment but is not included in the rental fee. When opting to use aircon, electricity consumption is payable according to start/end meter readings applying the electricity supplier's own rates. A 40% deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance payable on or before arrival.