About the property
- Villa3230 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 5 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 10
Villa La Quercia is a luxury home dating back to the 17th century, built entirely using ancient terracotta and stones. The villa was purchased in 1963 by the abstract painter Francesco Clemente, whose paintings can be admired inside the estate.
The villa is situated in Impruneta, just 1.5 km (half mile) from the center of the village, renowned for the terracotta production, on a hillock that dominates the Chianti hills, and only 12 km (8 miles) from Florence.
The location is ideal, as it is also very close to some of the most renowned Tuscan towns such as Siena (40 miles), San Gimignano (30 miles), Lucca (54 miles) and Pisa (57 miles).
Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence is 10 miles from the villa, Peretola airport is 17 miles, and the motorway is 5 miles.
In the village of Impruneta, that is also reachable on foot with a 20 min walk, you can find everything you need for grocery shopping; there is a supermarket, a market stall twice a week for fresh fruit and vegetable, a fish stall once a week, butcher shop, coffee shop, pastry shop, bakery, pharmacy, restaurants, and a bus service, that reaches Florence in 30 minutes.
Then, for the most active, Impruneta also boasts two tennis courts, a beautiful golf course, and a horse back riding club.
The paved road from the villa to the town is safe, and ideal to take walks or jogs in the early morning, or at sunset.
In front of the main entrance to the house, there is a beautiful loggia with dining table and wicker chairs, and a living area with bamboo furniture.
On the backside, there is the centenary oak tree (La Quercia in Italian) under which there is an open-air dining area with a round table in stone, situated in front of a salt-water private swimming pool surrounded by laurel and cypress hedges.
On the ground floor, there is a dining room with antique decorative clay ceiling tiles, a double living room with fireplace and an LCD flat screen, a typical and fully equipped Tuscan kitchen with a professional 5 burner gas cooktop, and a twin/queen bedroom with private entrance and en-suite bathroom with shower stall.
On the first floor, there are two twin/queen bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with bath shower screen and wall mounted shower head, and a master bedroom with king size bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with tub and shower stall.
Next to the villa, there is a guest house with a queen size bed, and bathroom en suite with shower stall.
Including the guest house, the villa has a total of 5 bedrooms, and 5 en-suite bathrooms, and it can therefore accommodate up to 10 guests.
Villa La Quercia is surrounded by 20 acres of land; we make white Trebbiano and red San Giovese wine, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil from our 600 centenary olive trees.
We have our own chickens that lay fresh eggs daily, an organic garden where we grow zucchini, green beans, salads, tomatoes, cabbage, onions among other produce. There are peach, pomegranate, apricot and fig trees from which we make jams. We also have sage, rosemary, mint and basil grown on the property, which is skirted by old oak woods.
The loggia overlooks an antique stone patio with a water well that was once functioning, and an English rose garden of a variety of colors and of an incredible scent.
The view is breathtaking from all around the property.
The extensive grounds ensure privacy and plentiful options for rest and relaxation, and the on-premise hired staff is aimed to provide a high level of hospitality to all visiting guests.
Acqua di Parma bath amenities
Modern air conditioning
Fully equipped kitchen
Professional 5 burner gas hob
Traditional Tuscan fireplace
Swimming pool (opened from May to October)
Sun beds and gazebo
Several alfresco dining areas
Olive grove and vineyards
STAFF & SERVICES INCLUDED
Light daily cleaning
Mid week change of bath linens
Final departure cleaning
All utilities except for the electricity consumption and the heating in winter months
CONCIERGE SERVICES (AT EXTRA COST)
Morning or afternoon cooking courses
In-home chef services
Candle lit butler served dinner
In-home wine, parmesan cheese and balsamic tasting
Wine tasting at exclusive wineries
Cheese tasting at a local organic farm
Guided private tours of Florence
Florence artisan workshop tour
Private event hosting including wedding and corporate retreats
Bicycle or vespa delivery directly to residence
Tickets & reservations to theatre shows, sporting events, tours, museums
Professional photography session onsite
Destination information & recommendations
Airport transfers & chauffeur services
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
Why Clemente Family chose Impruneta
Villa La Quercia is located in Impruneta, a 20-minute ride from Florence. Perched on a hilltop, this 17th century villa colonica (country 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 has hired a staff, and 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. Our farm 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
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Beautiful Tuscan home in the country
We spent Christmas 2017 at La Quercia with our adult children. It is just a beautiful home with fabulous Tuscan character. We had not been to Impruneta before, and we just loved the town. The house is perfectly situated for visiting everything in Tuscany. Margherita, the host, arranged a wine tasting for us at Frescobaldi that was an amazing experience. She also made great restaurant suggestions, and the many meals we had at the Bella Vista restaurant in Impruneta became one of the most awesome parts of our vacation. The house is beautifully appointed, and when we arrived it had been decorated for Christmas. It was truly outstanding, as was our host. We would absolutely recommend La Quercia to anyone looking to visit Tuscany.
Fabulous villa. Our family has the best vacation!
Well maintained. Marguerite was extremely professional, and better yet, personable and friendly. We had a singularly excellent experience. Highly recommended!
We loved our two-week stay at La Quercia--one week with family, a second with friends. Comfortable house with wonderful pool, grounds, places to sit outside. Convenient by car or bus to Florence, plus Impruneta is a nice town with all the basic amenities. The owners live on site adjacent the villa, but ensure your privacy and are happy to provide recommendations. The house is beautifully maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed Veronica's cooking class and market tour, several delicious dinners she prepared, one with butler service. They also arranged a very fun wine tour for us. We highly recommend it!
Beautiful, special home in Chianti
Our group of 3 couples, 1 single person thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Quercia and wished we didn't have to leave! I echo all the other reviewer's comments: Margherita/Veronica were wonderful hosts- prompt in their responses, thorough in their orientation and overall really lovely to work with. The grounds are also exceptionally stunning; we regretted even thinking we could pull ourselves away from the villa for day trips! As others have noted, the electricity was VERY expensive (a little over 200 EUR for our 5 nights which included a 66 EUR credit card transaction fee), but we were prepared for it thanks to previous comments and just bit the bullet. I would strongly recommend you avoid renting any low-to-the-ground car with regards to the hills, bumps and various other driving pitfalls that can occur in Chianti/Tuscany. We were VERY grateful we rented crossover SUVs for the driveway alone! There is ample parking onsite for multiple cars if your group requires it. The local Coop grocery store is quite close and easy to get to as the villa isn't stocked with anything but the barest of essentials; there are also a few small markets in the town center + a small Saturday morning market at the clocktower as well. We really enjoyed cooking in and eating at the house, and encourage you to consider the same. The house is about 20 minutes to the Florence airport, and easily accessible to any of the famous Chianti/Tuscan towns. We can't wait to be back at La Quercia, and will be as soon as we possibly can!
Our family of 8 (4 couples) had an amazing week at La Quercia. The property is beautiful, each bedroom comfortable, and we enjoyed walking in the vineyards and olive groves behind the house. It was even warm enough to enjoy the pool one day in mid-April. Very quiet and private location, but only a 2 minute drive / 20 minute walk into town. We enjoyed several dinners at La Loggettina restaurant on the main square in Impruneta, other nights we shopped at the Coop and cooked in the fabulous kitchen at the villa. Veronica and Margherita were great to communicate with, quick to respond to questions, and helped with restaurant reservations in Florence. We also loved Veronica's cooking class on our last evening. Great location for day trips we took to Florence, Siena, Chianti, Pisa, Volterra. A perfect vacation and would be happy to return one day.
Beautiful, well-located villa
Hi Marguerite and Veronica, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to stay at Villa La Quercia! Our family thoroughly enjoyed your gracious hospitality, especially the dinner you made for us and the cooking class. We are enthusiastic about making our own focaccia and pasta now. The La Quercia was perfectly located for us to drive to the many vineyards and olive estates as well as go into Florence (by bus, even) for a day. The villa was beautiful and amply spacious for the 8 of us and we likely would have used the pool, if it had been a little warmer. You both were very patient in answering our questions and were helpful in giving us travel tips in setting our itinerary. Once again, we thank you for all the time and effort you put into making our family vacation such a memorable one. Bruce Varty
Villa La Quercia is located 1.5 km (half mile) from the town of Impruneta, renowned for the terracotta production, and 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. The property is only some 8 miles (12 km) from Florence, which makes it an extremely convenient base for explorations in the city and Tuscany region, and 1 mile (2 km) from the Ugolino golf course.
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STAFF & SERVICES INCLUDED Access to local, bilingual concierge Light daily cleaning Mid week change of bath linens Final departure cleaning All utilities except for the electricity consumption, and the heating in winter months NOT INCLUDED Electricity consumption (based on the meter reading - 0,50 cent/unit) Heating in winter months (80,00 €/ day) Card processing fee Refundable security deposit of 700,00 € CONCIERGE SERVICES (AT EXTRA COST) Grocery pre-stocking Breakfast Morning or afternoon cooking courses Market tours In-home chef services Candle lit butler served dinner In-home wine, parmesan cheese and balsamic tasting Wine tasting at exclusive wineries Cheese tasting at a local organic farm Guided private tours of Florence Florence artisan workshop tour Private event hosting including wedding and corporate retreats Cycling tours Bicycle or vespa delivery directly to residence Tickets & reservations to theatre shows, sporting events, tours, museums Professional photography session onsite Destination information & recommendations Italian lessons Babysitting services Airport transfers & chauffeur services CANCELLATION POLICY The 35% booking deposit is not refundable in case of cancellation by the client for any reason. The balance instead, is kindly due 60 days prior to the arrival date. If cancellation by the client occurs within 60 days from the check in, the full balance is not refundable