|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Our family villa, reminiscent of the typical Tuscan “Leopoldino” style of architecture, was built with natural materials according to canons of bio-architecture, creating a comfortable environment.
La Colombaia is situated in open countryside on a gentle slope, surrounded by a large garden and fields planted with cypress trees, fruit trees and a biological vegetable garden, from which guests can have fresh produce.
The grounds also host a large pond with fish and wild ducks, where in summer one can admire lovely lily pads and their splendid blossoms. Close by, just 100 meters from the villa, is a plant nursery, the owner’s business and passion, with a vast collection of tropical plants.
La Colombaia is occupied on the first floor by its owners, Paolo and Anna.
The guest quarters are located in the back on the ground floor and are reached by a semi-circular drive flanked by cypress trees and hedges of rosemary, lavender, and roses.
The guests apartment (1475ft2 / 137m2) can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons and is composed of a kitchen/dining room, 1 bedroom with a queen-size bed, 1 big bedroom with a queen-size convertible sofa bed and sitting room with Home Cinema Plasma TV, 2 bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower.
A few steps away from the guest quarters, on the south side of the villa, is a swimming pool (4.5 x 9.5 meters 1.3 depth), with a slatted-oak sun deck bordered by rosemary and laurel hedges.
It is shared with the owners and it is rarely used and never busy.
The pool is cleaned regularly. The location is peaceful .
It only 10 minutes walking distance from the villa to the old center of the town.
There are four complimentary bicycles available for use.
La Colombaia is located in the Arno River Valley at a 30 km radius from Florence, Siena and Arezzo with the Chianti hills to the west and the Pratomagno Mountains to the east.
More than any other place, this is a land where tradition and daily life exist side by side in perfect harmony. Montevarchi, situated in the midst of what is known as unspoiled “wine country” - with its vineyards, olive trees, castles, medieval hilltop villages and churches - is one of the more lively towns south of Florence.
The old-town center of Montevarchi is only 1 km from La Colombaia.
The history of Montevarchi dates back to circa 986, when pilgrims and travelers stopped here on their way to and from Rome.
Montevarchi: for centuries the “market town” for Valdarno, Chianti and Pratomagno – and one of the most important in Tuscany.
A meeting place for traders, townsfolk, the local livestock and grain “dealers” and above all for farmers and small local producers who, until the 1960s used all means possible to get to the town squares of Montevarchi, to make deals and sell their goods: free range chickens, vegetables, rabbits, artichokes, olive oils and chestnuts.
Today the area is famous for its contribution to the international fashion industry and boasts the location of prestigious fashion outlets like Prada and 'The Mall'.
The area has excellent restaurants, a farmer’s market and regular train service to Florence, Arezzo, Rome (with connections to every major Italian city).
Keywords: Near town, Countryside villa,
My family includes my parents, Paolo and Anna, my brother Andrea, and me, Francesco.
We are from Montevarchi, Tuscany. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and cities of art, we enjoy living and working here.
My father Paolo is a horticulturalist and owns a nursery specializing in ornamental plants-- a family business for three generations. He has many passions, and is especially fond of nature and the arts. He dedicates his free time to La Selva Giardino del Belvedere, an ancient farmhouse immersed in a sprawling botanical park sprinkled with modern art sculptures. It is located just 10 minutes from Montevarchi’s historical center.
For the past four decades, my mother Anna has taught primary school. She is dedicated to her job, loves reading history books, and is passionate about culture. Andrea studies political science at the University of Florence. In his free time, he helps my father out, is a Scout leader and plays rugby.
I manage La Selva Giardino del Belvedere (VRBO Listing #199293) and La Colombaia (VRBO Listing #344980). I enjoy sailing, traveling and exploring new cultures—and speak excellent English, too.
Francesco purchased this farmhouse in 1998
In 1996, my parents built La Colombaia, a contemporary, Leopoldine-style Tuscan farmhouse. They constructed the house with natural materials such as handmade terracotta, cypress wood treated with beeswax, coconut fiber and cork, used for insulation. It rises in the midst of a vast, 10,000 metre-squared garden of meadows, various species of trees, a fruit orchard and an organic garden tended by our gardener, Franco.
Just 300 metres from La Colombaia, our guests can visit the renowned bakery owned by our good friends the Bonci family, whose delicious cakes are world-famous. A 10-minute walk takes you into Montevarchi’s historical center. Dating back to 1000 A.D., here you will discover lovely churches, many museums, restaurants and shops. Florence, Siena and Arezzo are only 40 minutes away by car or train. The A1 Autostrada and the railway allow easy travel to the north or south of Italy.
Visited this place for the second time and again, we had a wonderful stay.
This is definitely a place to come back to!
The family and particularly Francesco certainly go out of there way to make sure your time spent in the area is informative, and educational. Francesco is like a wikapedia for this area of Italy, places to go, things to see, and contacts that get you to the front of the que if you are going to a popular tourist spot. A true tuscan experience, the accommodation are lower half of the family home, very private, separate everything, you can be secluded or participate in the agricultural area total your individual decision. The apartment is very clean, spacious, and adaquitely furnished. Large bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, with lots of closet and storage space. We feel we made friends with the family and their friends from a couple of Sunday family outdoor lunches where we invided to participate. We look forward to future visits, and totally recommend these accommodations and location for a Tuscan holiday.
This was our family's first trip to the Toscana area of Italy, and we enjoyed each day just being at La Colombaia. We had one kid with us, so a family friendly place was a must, and La Colombaia accommodated us just fine. Thanks to Francesco, who helped us with our sightseeing itinerary and gave us pointers on where to park, shop, eat and visit. The house itself is very pleasant, beautifully decorated and offers a spectacular country side garden setting. The house and our hosts made it all worthwhile, as well as the quaint and wonderful friendly towns nearby that we would not have visited if we had not chosen this house. We hope to get to visit again in the another time to enjoy some relaxation and swimming in their pool! We'd definitely recommend a stay there.
I had an AMAZING stay at the Tuscan-farm, La Colombaia. Cioncolini family were the most gracious hosts, and went out of their way to make sure I was happy. If you have stumbled upon this webpage like I did I can't tell you enough.. BOOK IT!! You won't regret it. The house itself is beautiful...each detail from the structure, to the beautiful decorations in each room. Spectacular!and the surrounding countryside is pure Tuscany.
La Colombaia is located in Tuscany on the Chianti area within a 30 kms radius of Arezzo, Siena and Firenze.
-0.6 km to bar and pastry shop
-1 Km to the old-town center of Montevarchi
the main town of the Arno Valley, Montevarchi have a large shopping area, excellent shooping Prada, MiuMiu and other factory shop, restaurants, tennis courts a regular train service to Florence, Arezzo (and every main italy city), taxi , car rental, pharmacy, hospital, indoor-outdoor swimming pool
Towns and cities (Km)
Including 13 Unesco World Heritage Site
- Radda in Chianti 18km
- Greve in Chianti 36km
- Siena 40km
- Arezzo 40km (train)
- Firenze 50km (train)
- San Gimignano 60km
- Cortona 65km (train)
- Pienza 85km
- Val d'Orcia 101km
- Perugia 120km (train)
- Lucca 126km (train)
- Pisa 130km (train)
- Assisi 140km (train)
- Ravenna 165km (train)
- Modena 200km (train)
- Cinque terre 220km (train)
- Rome 250km (train)
- Venice 315km (train)
Point of interest (Km)
- Restaurants 1km
- Wine bar 1km
- Grocery store 1km
- Post office 1km
- Church 1km
- Horseback Riding 6km
- Montevarchi train station 2km
- Supermarket 1km
- Pizzeria 1km
- Pharmacy/Hospital 1km
- Shopping center 3km
- Prada factory outlet 3km
- A1, the major highway of Italy 10km
- The Mall fashion outlet 28km
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
High Season (2 guests)
25 May - 4 Oct
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season (2 guests)
5 Oct - 31 Oct
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid season (2 guests)
21 Dec - 3 Jan
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Contact us for rates with 4 guests
Wireless High speed Internet (free)
Private garden with free organic products
Bicycles for the guests
Linens for bed, bath and table
Weekly change of linens
Water (excellent from our well)
Plasma TV with Home Cinema
Satellite (Sky Channels)
Full stereo, tape
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