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Tuscany Holiday Apartment

Vecchio Borgo - Piscina

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About The Experience

Looking for an "out of city" experience in Tuscany? This Tuscany holiday apartment offers the relaxing atmosphere of a rural estate without sacrificing convenience to all of the great Tuscan cities you want to explore! Alternate between exploring hill towns, taking day trips into Tuscany and San Gimignano, and observing the passage of the seasons, all while staying at one of our villa rentals in Tuscany on a working agricultural farm. No matter what time of year, spending your holidays in Tuscany at this agritourismo is sure to please.

Location Description

Located on one of the larger working farms in this region, this property comes under the Italian category of “agriturismo.” It is situated in a beautiful rural position, but its place between Siena and Florence also makes this a great jumping-off point for day trips throughout Tuscany. The nearest village is Staggia, a beautiful little walled town with a castle overgrown with greenery. Here you'll also find the basics, from food to a post office and a café. Nearby Siena is a treasure trove of medieval architecture and authentic Tuscan culture-- including the famed annual bareback horserace! Other great locales in the region include San Gimignano, Volterra, and Florence.

Cecina (Beaches): 92 km/57 mi
Florence: 52 km/32.5 mi
Volterra: 49 km/30.5 mi
San Gimignano: 22 km/13.5 mi
Siena: 20 km/12.5 mi
Staggia (Various Shops): 1.5 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
(35 Hectares)

This apartment is located on a working farm that produces wine, olive oil, Vinsanto, and grappa, as well as various grain crops. There are also uncultivated areas which, in the spring, are covered with poppies. Picturesque paths through these areas lead to adjacent farms. The original 19th century farmhouse, in which this apartment is located, has been carefully restructured and transformed into six modernized apartments, each with its own entrance. The house is located on a hilltop, affording a panoramic view over the hills of the Chianti district. Surrounding the house is a communal garden and shared swimming pool which is open from late April to mid-October (14m x 7m). There is also a cement tennis court in the center of the farmstead, racquets are provided. A large barbecue and covered dining table are the center of the communal area, along with ping-pong, children's games, a play house, a slide, and a swing. Small individual tables and barbecues are also provided for the convenience of individual families. A selection of mountain bikes is available for use. A large parking area is located in front of the house, and there are shared laundry facilities.
At the completion of the harvest season, a celebration is held, during which all guests are invited to sample the many flavors and products of the land. In the cantina (cellar), run by the head of the family, there is a shop where guests may purchase bottles of wine for their own use. The owner's family occupies a separate unit in the farmhouse building. The family cares for the garden and provides homemade baked pastries as part of the welcome extended to new guests, or in celebration of special events.

Interior Description
(53 m2/570 ft2)

Ground Floor: There is a bright dining room with two single sofa beds (suitable for children). The adjacent open-plan kitchen is equipped with an oven and a dishwasher. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm). The bathroom has a sink, toilet, and shower. The bathroom is handicap-equipped.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash

  • Group Cooking Classes: 15 Euro per person, plus the cost of food
  • Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Laundry Service (Washing Only): 5 Euro per load

Please Note:

  • WiFi is available in and near the Reception Area, not in units.
  • Laundry Service includes soap, iron, and board.

Features and Amenities

  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Inside Home
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Tennis Court - Shared
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Fans Available - Upon Request
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office
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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 25 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Absolutely wonderful. Experience enhanced by the warm hospitality of Claudia and Rudy - we left feeling like family friends not hospitality guests.
Enjoyed Most:
Friendly hosts - Claudia and Rudy
Enjoyed Least:
Shower design meant water extended over the bathroom floor and made me concerned about slipping.
Surrounding Area:
Easy access to both highway and many nearby villages and Towns. Many wineries within a short distance.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia was within walking distance but on a tricky road therefore we always drove into town - less than 5 minutes drive.
Tips or Restaurants:
Visited the local village restaurant Risorante l'Nostrano twice - once as a couple and once with all the villa guests for a specially arranged set menu feast - tiny and rustic but highly recommended. Also visited a winery less than 10 minutes driveaway called Villa Cerna - Foresteria Restaurant. A stunning lunch - expensive but very high quality and definitely worth it.

Kay, September

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Wonderful! Peaceful! Beautiful!
Enjoyed Most:
Getting away from the busy city and chilling out.
Enjoyed Least:
No breakfast provided. But we did fine making our own and eating it in the lovely gazebo.
Surrounding Area:
Reasonable drive to historic hilltop towns like Volterra and San Gimignano.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring bathing suits- the pool is divine!
Map quested it in advance, which helped.
Check In Out:
Just fine!

Amity , July

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Tricia and I had a wonderful time and Claudia was superb. She was very helpful with making reservations for the train to Rome as well as reservations for some of the galleries in Florence!
Enjoyed Most:
Peace and quiet after the crazy driving around Italy (I love the crazy driving but it is tiring.)
Enjoyed Least:
The WiFi worked only outside next to Claudia's office and in the daylight it was very hard to see the computer screen. It would be better indoors. The town close-by had no restaurants or a good breakfast coffee spot.
Surrounding Area:
The countryside is lovely. I rented a high end road bike on two occasions and did about 70 miles on the small roads. The bike shop was within 5 miles and they were very helpful. I brought my own shoes, pedals and kit and they supplied the rest.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Staggia is the closest town, it has a small grocery (Coop) but not much else. On the Italian roads it is not a very safe walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a laptop that is back-lit!
Directions were fine.
Check In Out:
Claudia is marvelous!

Jason, May

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