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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

5 bedrooms (4 double, 1 single), 4 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 9

Villa La Quercia is a luxury dwelling place 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 art work can still 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 12 km (8 miles) from Florence.

In front of the main entrance to the house, there is a beautiful covered patio with dining table and a living area with bamboo furniture. On the backside, there is an open-air dining area with a round table in stone, situated in front of a swimming pool surrounded by laurel and cypress hedges.

Villa La Quercia is surrounded by 20 acres of land, which is partially cultivated with vines and olive trees. Extra Virgin Olive oil and Trebbiano and San Giovese wines are produced

On the ground floor, there is a dining room, a double living room with fireplace, a typical and fully equipped Tuscan kitchen, and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with independent entrance.

On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, and a closet room.

In the tower, there is a single bedroom with a twin size bed.

Next to the villa, there is a guest house with a queen size bed, and bathroom en suite, that can be rented separately at an additional cost, and only by the guests that are already staying at the villa.

Including the guest house, the villa has a total of 6 bedrooms (5 double, 1 single), and 5 en-suite bathrooms, and it can therefore accommodate up to 11 guests.

Upon request, and at an additional cost, the following exclusive experiences are available:

-Morning or evening cooking class followed by lunch or dinner with the fruits of the labor

-Market tour in Florence

-Candle lit butler served dinner or lunch

-Daily breakfast

-Food tour

-Wine tasting

-Pre-stocking service

-Italian lessons

-Cleaning service

-Tour guide

-Bike guide

-Car service to Impruneta

-Private Chauffeur

-Babysitting service

-Weddings and private events

Guest Book

'Dear Veronica and Margarita, I had such an amazing stay at Villa La Quercia! I think it is a real paradise, right here in the very middle of this beautiful country. I hope I will come back, and if I do we will cook and learn Italian! I really loved it here! Thank so much for all you did to make this trip to Italy a real garden of Eden! Gracie Mille'

- Mr D. Tiburon, California USA (Aug 11th 2015)

'Veronica, thank you for everything...for sharing your home with us, for showing us a part of your life, and for welcoming us as you would long-time friends - family. We loved our visit and look forward to returning'

- Mrs L. Parillo, California USA (June 30th 2012)

'Veronica, it is difficult to leave Villa La Quercia and all the gifts of Italia. Nights filled with birdsong, jasmine and lavender coupled with laughter and amazing food beckon one to stay. Your home and the grounds are so serene and magical. Every detail is imprinted in my memories of Italy. Coming back a second time...Only reinforces a desire to return. Until we meet again ~ Thank you for sharing your 'gift' La Quercia'

- Mrs M. Saltmarsh, Florida USA (June 2012)

'Dear Veronica, once again the glories of Tuscany have cooked their magic on our guests, and once again sharing wine & laughter with friends in your magnificent home has given each of us indelible memories to be forever cherished. Until our next visit to Italy... Much affection & gratitude'

- Mr M. McKenny, Florida USA (June 2012)

'Dear Veronica, as last year we have enjoyed our stay at Villa La Quercia very much. With its ideal location close to Florence, in beautiful surroundings, together with your hospitality, has made our vacation more than a success! We look forward already to be back, do some running in the morning, relax with a coffee in Impruneta, do some swimming in the pool and enjoy the culture of many historical villages in the area. We hope to meet again, possible next year. Best regards' - Mrs B. Vidra-Krul, Holland (August 21st 2009)

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Clemente family
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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January 21, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful, well-located villa

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the villa for a week with 7 of our close friends. We all referred to it as a trip of a lifetime several times during the week. The villa is beautiful and peaceful. It is surrounded by the beautiful views of Tuscany. Acres of olive trees and vineyards. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Margherita greeted us when we arrived and was always available by text. We chose to have the chef prepared, butler served dinner one evening to celebrate a birthday and anniversary and it was an amazing experience! Marguerite's mother, Veronica is the chef. We all agreed it was the best meal we had in Italy! We definitely recommend La Quercia and we hope to stay again sometime!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very special place - definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had good fortune of spending one week in July 2016 at Villa La Quercia. Word repeated most by my family throughout week was.... "WOW!" I agree with reviews already posted here, so I am going to try to add some different feedback that hopefully will help other future guests:

* Communication and financial transactions were awesome. Margherita and Veroncia were great to work with, and they provided very helpful information all throughout our stay.

* Impruneta is in centralized location about one hour away from several great cities like Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano. Florence is about 45 minutes away, but plan for extra time as we hit some heavy traffic at times. "Coop" grocery store in Impruneta was convenient.

* Villa is VERY well maintained and surrounding grounds are BEAUTIFUL. Owners work VERY hard at keeping villa clean and in nice condition.

* Daytime temperatures in 90's, but inside villa during evening it was comfortable even though there is no A/C. There are screens on many windows, so mosquitoes were not too big of a problem. Fans provided in bedrooms helped.

* Make sure you visit Sergio Ricceri who is famous Terracotta artist who lives on same street as villa. There is sign outside his studio, and he is very friendly and has many beautiful works for sale and at extremely reasonable prices. He gave us a wonderful tour of his studio and told us all about history of his family. REALLY COOL!

* Housekeeping comes once during the week and did a nice job cleaning up the villa. Throughout week, my family and I kept villa neat ourselves.

* Villa is "rustic", and that for us was charming. If you are looking for Four Seasons Hotel accommodations, then don't stay here. If you are looking for authentic Tuscan experience in beautiful setting and with excellent customer service, then Villa La Quercia is a fantastic choice.

* Electric bill for our week was 200 Euros. Power is expensive in Italy, so we were not surprised by our bill.

* Only two slight negatives during our stay. First, internet service was out for three days of our visit. It was NOT the fault of owners, but instead local telecom company caused problem. I feel that this could happen anywhere out in remote Tuscan countryside. Second, there was a dog nearby (but not on villa property) who barked a lot during the day, and this was distracting. At night we could NOT hear dog at all.

* Overall, experience was FANTASTIC and we will remember our visit to Villa La Quercia forever!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a beautiful and special stay at La Quercia!

  • 5 of 5

We anticipated a wonderful experience at La Quercia based on the description, but were bowled over at how truly lovely the property is and how exceptional our gracious hosts were. La Quercia is impeccably maintained, not an easy feat with a 17th century villa! The rose gardens, vineyards, olive groves, villa and our delightful hosts (Veronice and Margherita) made for an enchanting and most memorable experience. On our last evening, Veronica made a delicious meal and Margherita set a gorgeous table, which will stay in our thoughts and hearts forever. The village of Impruneta is very charming and offered all the provisioning we needed for our stay. La Quercia's location is ideal for day trips thoughout the region. We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning. All the best to our amazing hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing Villa with amazing Mother/Daughter Hostess

  • 5 of 5

WOW! A story book place. The villa was exactly as advertised- great layout, setup, and gorgeous views! The property is beautifully maintained and the surrounding roses, herbs, jasmine, and linden trees leave you breathless. Veronica and Margherita were lovely hostesses attending to whatever we asked for. We LOVED the butler service dinner on our first night of arrival. The food and service were just lovely as we looked out over the olive groves. The cooking class was unforgettable and left me wanting to stay for a month just to soak up the passion and love for cooking that Veronica has. The location was perfect for visiting Florence, Sienna, and the many quaint towns that dot the Tuscan countryside. LOVED this Villa and hope to be back some day. Highly recommend!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Villa La Quercia and highly recommend it. We visited in the spring for two weeks with our adult children and guests. The villa is charming and the views are magnificent. Marguerita and Veronica were so helpful, and in fact, invited us to stay with them personally at the end of our trip, when one of our party had a medical issue that might have postponed our flight home. We also loved the cooking classes. We would love to return soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Peretola Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Flamini Bar Pasticceria
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ugolino Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Santa Maria Novella Train Station, Florence
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Il Battibecco
Nearest Ski
62 Miles
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Forte dei Marmi, Lucca
Car: recommended

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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Additional information about rental rates

The weekly rate includes private swimming pool, WiFi internet, mid week house cleaning with towel set change, final cleaning, all the utilities except for the electricity consumption (0,50 cent/KiloWatt meter - an average cost of 140-250,00 €/week ) and the heating in the winter months (80€/day). A refundable security deposit of 700,00 € is kindly due in cash at check in.

Upon request, and at an additional cost, the following exclusive experiences are available:

-Morning or evening cooking class followed by lunch or dinner with the fruits of the labor
-Market tour in Florence
-Candle lit butler served dinner or lunch
-Daily breakfast
-Cheese tasting
-Wine tour
-Pre-stocking service
-Pottery class
-Tour guide
-Bike guide
-Babysitting service
-Wedding and private events

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Impruneta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3230 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are en-suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Red Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the first floor
    Green Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom in on the ground floor
    Blue Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the first floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the first floor
    Tower Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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