4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 8
- english, french, italian
Why Clemente Family chose Impruneta
This property is located in Impruneta, a 20-minute drive from Florence. Situated on a hilltop, this 17th century villa was purchased in 1963 by the abstract painter Francesco Clemente. Over the years, his daughter Veronica, has restored it preserving the old characteristics and authenticity of this property, while modernizing certain aspects to adapt to a modern lifestyle. She is currently managing the estate with her daughter Margherita.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is set on 20 acres of beautiful landscaping, olive groves and vineyards. Surrounded by the rolling hills, and very close to the most renowned Tuscan towns. The estate provides the villa with fresh eggs, fresh produce, and the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil and wines: white Trebbiano and red San Giovese.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Magnificent! Relaxing countryside villa offering nice walk to town and the best Service from owner!
Thank you! We will be back
Absolutely beautiful old villa run by caring owners
If you ever want to stay in an Italian villa surrounded by gorgeous Tuscan hills, olive groves, and vineyards, near a classic small medieval Italian town -- complete with bustling cafes, great restaurants, and fresh bakeries -- this is the place for you! Owner Veronica is a generous, passionate, talented person, and manager and marketing head Margherita (Veronica's daughter) is very sharp, dependable, and caring -- she was very accessible and made many calls for us on our behalf to help is schedule events. We stayed in the villa during olive picking season and had a wonderful experience watching the Clementes do their first olive pressing of the fall. We took a wonderful cooking class from Veronica in their on-premise cooking studio (she's a trained chef, among other things). We spent many afternoons outside under the beautiful front veranda, eating local bread and cheese and enjoying the easy-drinking estate Chianti classico. The drive into magical Florence is an easy one from the villa, and many other fun towns -- Siena, Panzano, Montpulciano -- are within 60 minutes. The rooms are beautifully laid out, each with an en suite bathroom. The kitchen is highly functional and modern. (And no need for an alarm clock -- Salvatore, the Clemente's gentleman rooster, serves that purpose nicely!) For an idyllic vacation in Tuscany, away from the hustle and bustle of cities, Villa La Quercia is the place to stay.
Wonderful retreat in hills outside Florence
In La Quercia Estate we found a wonderful retreat for we and three different couples each of the 4 weeks we were there. We enjoyed not only the serene setting and very good accommodation but also excellent private chef meals prepared by the owner and her staff at our request as well as enjoyable cooking classes for those so interested. For those of our group preferring to cook meals, the kitchen proved well equipped with plenty of china and cutlery. Recently installed heating and air conditioning in the bedrooms proved very useful and a great addition.
The estates main living and dining rooms easily accommodated the 8 people in our party and the outdoor sitting areas were frequently used until the weather turned cooler. Up to date wi-fi proved adequate and up to the challenge for all.
As we had anticipated, the estate's location is central to most of Tuscany enabling day trips as far as Cinque Terre to the Northwest, Bologna, Florence of course, and Siena, San Gimignano, and Volterre to the South and Southwest. The town of Impruneta has good provisioning with a local small market, cafes and stores; however, a major supermarket is 20 minutes away by car. Transit from Impruneta to Florence is available by bus, however, it is recommended that one have an auto for transport.
A wonderful relaxing picturesque home for families
We had such a great week at La Quercia. The owner, Margherita, gave us a personal tour and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed every day; traveling to darling towns close by or just playing in the pool and eating dinner afterwards on the wonderful patio in front of the house. We had a special cooking class, given by the owner, that was so memorable. We are all trying to re-create the sage focaccia that we learned to make that day. What a treat! We had a trip of a life time!
Our stay at La Quercia was absolutely amazing. Leading up to the trip, Margherita was extremely responsive and helpful in answering questions and ensuring we were prepared. Our stay was wonderful - the estate is in a great location near Impruneta and not too far from Florence and other Tuscan towns (we visited Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena, San Gimignano and also did a wine tasting experience). The view was so stunning and picturesque - photos don't even do it justice...it was exactly what we envisioned for our vacation! The villa is beautiful inside and out, and has an authentic feel. Throughout our stay, Margherita prepared some special touches and made us feel so welcome. The highlight of our entire trip was the dinner that Veronica and Margherita prepared for us - they were both so kind and hospitable, and the food and wine (from the on-site vineyards) was outstanding. We would love to return in the future, and cannot say enough positive things about this property!!
-Tiffany and Family
La Quercia Estate is located 1.5 km (half mile) from the lovely village of Impruneta, and only 12 km (8 miles) from Florence, which makes it an extremely convenient base for explorations in the city and Tuscany region.
It is immersed in the splendid backdrop of the Chianti hills, in one of the most spectacular areas of Tuscany.
The property is surrounded by 20 acres of land, cultivated with vines and olive trees; Extra Virgin Olive oil and Trebbiano and San Giovese wines are produced.
It is also near a series of well-known localities among which: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, Forte dei Marmi, Carrara, Greve in Chianti, Colle Val d'Elsa and the craft area of Deruta and Perugia.