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Bedrooms 5
Space 3,230 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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 king size bed, and bathroom en suite with shower stall.

This room is available if additional space is needed, it can be rented at an extra cost, and only by the guests who are already staying at the villa.

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 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.

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

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

-Market tour in Florence

-Dinner or lunch prepared by a Chef, with or without butler service

-Morning breakfast

-Wine tasting

-Cheese tasting

-Villa pre-stocking

-Italian lessons

-Daily house keeping

-Personal laundry and ironing service

-Tour guide

-Bike guide

-Car service from the villa to Impruneta

-Private Chauffeur

-Babysitting service


The villa is also available to host weddings or other private events.

More Details

Clemente Family
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Why Clemente Family chose Chianti

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.


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.


Impruneta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Guest House En Suite - toilet , shower
    Green Bedroom En Suite - toilet , shower
    Red Bedroom En Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bedroom En Suite - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Blue Bedroom En Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are en-suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 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
    Guest House - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom is on the first floor
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Fabulous villa. Our family has the best vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained. Marguerite was extremely professional, and better yet, personable and friendly. We had a singularly excellent experience. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Place!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful, special home in Chianti

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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 (80,00 €/day). A refundable security deposit of 700,00 € is kindly due in cash at check in.

The credit card processing fee is not included, and can be paid directly on site.

The 25% 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 the cancellation by the client occurs within 60 days from the check in, the full balance is not refundable.

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.