|Minimum Stay||3 - 14 nights|
LA SCUOLA DI FURIO Holiday Home is a small holiday complex in a very quiet countryside (within the Parco delle Cerbaie) overlooking a green valley. You stay in a relaxing location and you can reach in less than 1 hour almost every tourist destination in Tuscany (Lucca, Pisa, Vinci, San Gimignano, Florence, the beach). So, in the morning you can have a massage by the pool, take a walk to the little country shops or go to the supermarkets in Fucecchio (5 kms) with your car, then visit one or more tourist attraction in Tuscany, come back to enjoy a swim our fantastic pool (12x6), relax in the large equipped garden sipping an aperitivo while the tomato sauce boils in the kitchen, then have a relaxing dinner in the garden alfresco with your loved ones. The 6 apartments (all equipped with AC) in the former school building have 1, 2 or even 4 bedrooms while Villa Maura (equipped with AC) offers some more comforts and sleeps up to 6. Parking inside the property. Nice country pizzeria / restaurant at walking distance. Free Wi-Fi.
A big plus for all our guests is that we live nearby. We will welcome you, show you around, provide maps of the area and give you a list of restaurants - based on our personal experience - and enjoyable excursions. We are always on hand if you need us but we will leave you to your well deserved holiday!
We sometimes see that families arrive here with the car full of groceries and food (after maybe a long journey under the hot Italian summer sun). Please note that most of the food you buy at home is available also here. Local supermarket Coop is open from 8AM to 9PM every day except Sunday; and 9AM to 8 PM on every other Sunday. Another supermarket, CONAD, is open from 8AM to 8PM and also every Sunday morning from 9AM to 12.30AM. And another smaller grocery shop, Gelsastore, is open any day of the year from 4 in the morning to 1 at night (fresh bread on Sundays, too)!
At 1,1 kms there is Il RitroVino di Caino, that sells good quality local food, cheese, extra virgin olive oil and wine and has fresh bread also on Sundays!
* Market *
A medley of colors and scents awaits you every Wednesday morning in Fucecchio in Piazza XX Settembre.
One of the reasons to rent a holiday accommodation is that you can cook your own food and avoid eating out. You can shop at farmers' markets, try local recipes, keep your children entertained while cooking... But sometimes you just want to relax and unwind with a nice glass of wine and let others cook! Among other local area information, we will give you a list of nearby restaurants (one of them is at walking distance!) we usually go to! And we will be happy to call and reserve a table for you, if you like!
*Farmers' Market Agripolis*
Local organic and quality food in Piazza Montanelli every third Saturday of the month, 4pm - 7pm
*Palio di Fucecchio (horse race)*
Every year since 1981, there is this horse race in Fucecchio. The town is divided into contrade (just like Siena!). You will spend your holidays at La Scuola Holiday Home, so in contrada Torre, whose colours are white and blue. It is a brilliant experience. Before THE day, there are lots of dining occasions in each contrada, sometimes al fresco, in order to spend nice time together, get to know each other and have a home style meal with some good wine. The date of the event is usually the third Sunday of May. In the morning you can attend the historical parade with its lively display of 1200 persons in rich locally made costumes along the streets of Fucecchio. The 3 afternoon races take place at la Buca del Palio (Via Fratelli Rosselli in Fucecchio). Palio might last until sunset! The races only last a minute or two, so you have to spend some time in Fucecchio beforehand, soaking up the atmosphere and the rivalry between the different districts, each of which is represented in the first two races. For a fucecchiese, Palio is like Football World Cup for Italians! The date for 2015 is the 24th of May!
*Infiorata di Corpus Domini (flower carpets)*:
On the Sunday of Corpus Domini the streets of historic Fucecchio are covered by beautiful floral carpets. In Fucecchio the custom of sprinkling the streets with flowers and forest sprigs compose sacred figures, dates back to the 30es but it was only in 1990 that the Flower Festival has become a tradition.
The carpet of flowers are displayed in the old city centre, starting from and coming back to the Collegiate Church. The materials used are many varieties of seasonal flowers (poppies, brooms, carnations, roses ...) and many other type of natural material (grapes, coffee, wood chips ...).
*Padule di Fucecchio, a bird watchers' paradise*
The Padule di Fucecchio is the largest non-coastal marshland area in Italy (around 1,800 hectares!).
The Padule is one of the last refuges for many plant species (the yellow floating heart or water fringe, now very rare in Tuscany, or white and yellow pondlilies, etc.), and is a big attraction for birdwatching enthusiasts, especially during the spring migration. Over 150 species can be observed throughout the year, at least fifty of which are nesting birds. Of particular interest are the herons, which nest in colonies, and migratory birds like the stilt bird, crane and black stork. There are 9 nature trails in the marshes, most on foot, some by car.
*Events Calendar 2015*
Corse di Primavera - Horse Race 6 April 2015 in Fucecchio
ObiHall Florence - James Taylor 21 April 2015 in Florence
Fiera del Gusto - Food Festival in Fucecchio 25 April 2015
Corse di Primavera - Horse Race 26 April 2015 in Fucecchio
Palio dei Bambini - Children Festival in Fucecchio 17th May 2015
Palio dei Cavalli - Medieval Parade and Horse Race 24 May 2015 in Fucecchio
Toscana - Arcobaleno d Estate 20th of June 2015 all over Tuscany
Lucca Summer Festival - Bob Dylan + Francesco De Gregori 1st July 2015 in Lucca
Pistoia Blues Festival - Counting Crows 3th July 2015 in Pistoia
Lucca Summer Festival - John Legend 5th July 2015 in Lucca
Lucca Summer Festival - Los Lobos 7th July 2015 in Lucca
Pistoia Blues Festival - Hozier 7th July 2015 in Pistoia
Lucca Summer Festival - Paolo Nutini 8th July 2015 in Lucca
Lucca Summer Festival - The Script 9th July 2015 in Lucca
Lucca Summer Festival - Billy Idol Kings and Queens of the Underground Tour 2015 10th July 2015 in Lucca
Lucca Summer Festival - Elton John And His Band 11th July 2015 in Lucca
Pistoia Blues Festival - Passenger 15th July 2015 in Pistoia
Mercantia: a medieval international festival of street theater in Certaldo from the 15th to the 19th July 2015
Pistoia Blues Festival - The Darkness and Black Label Society 18th July 2015 in Pistoia
Pistoia Blues Festival - Dream Theater 19th July 2015 in Pistoia
Pistoia Blues Festival - Santana 21st July 2015 in Pistoia
Lucca Summer Festival - Mark Knopfler An evening With Mark Knopfler and Band 22nd July 2015 in Lucca
Lucca Summer Festival - Robbie Williams Let Me Entertain You Tour 23rd July 2015 in Lucca
Pistoia Blues Festival - Sting 24th July 2015 in Pistoia
Lucca Summer Festival - Fedez and J-Ax 24th July 2015 in Lucca
Lucca Summer Festival - Lenny Kravitz Strut Tour 26th July 2015 in Lucca
Lucca Summer Festival - Snoop Dog + Marcus Miller, 28th July 2015 in Lucca
Salamarzana - Medieval Festival the second weekend of September 2015 in Fucecchio! The city will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen, ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters....if by magic they will bring back the mysterious and magic Middle Ages in Fucecchio.
Teatro Le Mulina in Florence - David Gilmour 15th of September 2015
On arrival you will receive information regarding pool rules when you collect the keys. The pool rules are also stated on posters in the holiday home, and for your own health and safety it is important that you follow these rules. Otherwise, La Scuola srl cannot be held responsible for any inconveniences.
I was born in Fucecchio and I have been living here all of my life. Even if I have been working in the fashion industry for more than 20 years now, I am more and more interested in the holiday rental world. I also attended a course to become a professional manager in hospitality and tourism management; it was fun to come back to school. I even started a blog about everyday life in Tuscany. You learn something new every day!
Ms. Tiziana Fierli purchased this apartment in 1998
My father bought this property in the late '90. It was in such a state! No heating, no electricity, no running water! He started to restore it (with Italian burocracy, this process can take a lot of time and even more patience!), then came with this idea: 'Why don't we rent to tourists?'. At that time (pre-internet era for me) I thought it was a terrible idea. 'Tourists in Fucecchio? This is not going to happen!'. How wrong I was!
It is easy to fall in love with this location! Splendid views over a tranquil valley, fantastic pool. Real possibility of reaching from nearby Empoli train station: Florence in 24 minutes, Pisa in 28 minutes and Siena in 45 minutes (stress free solution), or Lucca in under 30 minutes by car.
We are back and missing our Home in Tuscany. Our stay was wonderful, we are planing to go back in a future. So many places to see that in our four days stay we miss few places that we want to visit.
It was great to meet you at the restaurant, it was a pleasant surprise to see you there!!!
We enjoy the villa very much and took wonderful pictures!
Elsie, Pepe, Lydia y Cesar from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Wij hadden een geweldig verblijf tijdens onze huwelijksreis in LA SCUOLA Holiday Home. Tiziana was erg vriendelijk en verwelkomde ons met een taart met onze initialen voor ons huwelijk en fles rode wijn. De kamers zijn erg ruim en de omgeving is erg mooi. Het ligt erg centraal. Helaas was het zwembad defect toen wij er waren, maar we kregen als goedmaker 100 euro terug voor het verblijf en een gratis maaltijd aangeboden in het plaatstelijke restaurant. Ik zou er zo weer naar toe gaan! Bedankt voor het geweldige verblijf!
Our stay in La Scuola was marvelous, quiet, picturesque, serene, and totallying peaceful. The grounds are beautiful, the apartment well furnished and spotless, and the pool a welcome sight after a day of touring and walking. The layout encourages renters to socialize with other tenants in the early evening, with tables and benches out on the lawn. La Scuola is well situated for day trips to Florence, Lucca, Sienna, Pisa, and many other small tuscan towns. Our second floor apartment allowed us to open all the windows at night and be woken by the morning breezes and birds. Would recommend to anyone looking to spend a few days in one place. It felt like home.
Wir hatten mit unseren beiden Kindern (7 und 1,5 Jahre) eine wunderschöne Zeit in der Toskana und in Tizianas "La Schola"!
Tolle Lage des Objekts für Ausflüge nach Florenz, Pisa etc. und kleinere Orte in der Toskana, super Objekt ansich (Appartmentausstattung top, Pool top, wunderschöner Garten mit Spielplatz für die Kinder, Grillmöglichkeit!), super nette Betreuung durch Tiziana und ihren Bruder - ein rundum perfekter Urlaub! Vielen Dank nochmal dafür!
Wir werden definitiv wiederkommen!
Wir haben zwei sehr schöne Wochen in La Scuola verbracht. Die Anlage ist außerordentlich gepflegt und die Wohnungen geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir haben oft im Pool gebadet, weil es sehr heiß war. Tiziana hat uns umfassend mit Informationen über Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, örtlicher Gastronomie und Ausflüge versorgt und uns sogar ins Krankenhaus begleitet, als unsere Tochter sich den Fuß verstauchte. In der nahe gelegenen Pizzeria in Torre haben wir häufig gegessen, aber auch in Massarella war eine gute und preisgünstige Osteria.
Fucecchio ist ein toller Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge, da man von dort aus die toskanischen mittelalterlichen Städte besuchen, aber auch zum Meer fahren kann. Wir empfehlen La Scuola unbedingt weiter!
We went to Italy the last week of June and was very happy to find La Scuola Holiday Home. The owners are very serviceminded and generous and provided us with good information on what to see and explore in the area. We particularly enoyed the city of Lucca and our visit to Cinque Terre. The pool at La Scuola Holiday Home was very much appreciated by our children since it was very hot this week but they also enjoyed the beaches around Pisa and particularly snorkling and looking for squids.Toscana offers so many beautiful places to visit and we did not have time to see it all and will most certainly come back.
To sum up - we had a lovely week and would really recommend a stay at La Scuola Holiday Home.
La Scuola ist ein Ort zum Wohlfühlen. Die Wohnung ist sehr gemütlich und komplett ausgestattet. Herrlich ist der Blick abends bei einem Glas Chianti. Das Haus und der Pool liegen in einem wunderbaren, gepflegten Garten - ideal für Familien mit Kindern. Die Lage ist sehr gut für Ausflüge. Man ist schnell in Lucca, Pisa oder Florenz. Vielen Dank Tiziana für die Gastfreundschaft und nette Betreuung.
Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Fucecchio is not yet well known, but its location is ideal for those wanting to combine relax, getting lost in the countryside and visit all the beautiful reasons why Tuscany is famous in the world. In less than an hour you can reach the beautiful walled town of Lucca; the world famous leaning tower of Pisa; Leonardo's birthplace Vinci; Florence - the jewel of Renaissance, home of Michelangelo's David and Ponte Vecchio -; the nice hill town of San Miniato; taste the wines of Montecarlo, walk on the golden beaches in Versilia or visit the Vespa museum in Pontedera. Driving to medieval gems Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra takes a little more than one hour. La Scuola Holiday Home is set inside the Cerbaie Natural Park, with trekking trails and picnic areas.
*Salvia e Ramerino is a nice country cafè / restaurant /pizzeria (also take-away) at walking distance
*Il Cacciatore and
*Osteria Numero Uno are a couple of good country restaurants within a very short drive.
*I' RitroVino di Caino has bakery products, ice creams, extra virgin olive oil, wine, cheese and other yummy local products. Fresh bread on Sunday morning!
*Gelsastore is a cafè, pizzeria and grocery shop offering a comprehensive range of goods, including groceries, fresh bread (also on Sundays), fresh fruit and vegetables, food to go and alcohol open from 4AM to 1AM!
*Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
*Spa services available on site.
*Prada and various shoes/bags/clothes outlet shops in Fucecchio.
* NEW * Possibility to attend the local gym club.
* NEW * Special discounted price at a private beach in Versilia!!!
Home of over 600 animals including about 65 species of mammals, 40 species of birds and 30 of reptiles.
*Botanical Gardens of Parco delle Mura - Lucca
Open from April to the end of October from 10 AM
*Whale and dolphin watching trips in Viareggio
Day long whale and dolphin watching trips in the Pelagos sanctuary with the only Tuscan licensed guide. From 6 to 20 persons per boat with lunch provided.
*Kayak Trips on Massaciuccoli Lake, near Viareggio
Courses and excursions in kayaks on Lake Massaciuccoli with Circolo Kayak Airone. 10 single kayaks and 1 Canadian kayak available for use.
*Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Park
One of the two regional parks in Tuscany. The park extends along the coast of Pisa and Lucca. Activities include horse riding, guided nature walks, bicycle tours and bird watching on lake Massaciuccoli.
*Museo Piaggio 'Giovanni Alberto Agnelli'
Vespas, automobile and locomotive museum. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM.
*Pinocchio Park and Villa Garzoni Gardens
Pinocchio based theme park in the medieval village of Collodi, birthplace of the author Carlo Lorenzini of the adventures of Pinocchio.
Beautiful Villa Garzoni Gardens
Learn and get to know butterflies at Collodi Butterfly House
*Inspiring Ideas for a Rainy Day: Caverns and Caves
Antro del Corchia: Corchia's cavern
Marble caves on the southern slope of the Corchia Mountain (1678 ms). Guided tours available in July, August and first half of September.
Grotta del Vento
Situated in the centre of the Apuan Alps' Natural Park, this is one of the most complete European caves, presenting an extraordinary variety of phenomena which are outlined with competence and precision by expert speleological guides. One, two or three hour tours to discover stalactites and stalagmites, polychrome flowstone, alabaster curtains and crystal-brimmed lakes at Grotta del Vento.
* Golf. There are various clubs in Tuscany. Choose from:
- A.S. Montecatini Golf Club in Monsummano Terme
- Club de Golf Fontevivo San Miniato in San Miniato
- Montelupo Golf Club in Montelupo Fiorentino
- Le Pavoniere Golf Country Club in Prato
- Castelfalfi Golf Country Club in Montaione
- Golf Club Poggio Vittorio in Lastra a Signa
You will need a car to reach La Scuola and to benefit from your stay here. We'll send you detailed driving directions.
If you have questions, need anything at the facility or if you need help, just ask! Please inform us immediately. This is the only way we can correct any shortcomings quickly.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
19 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
13 night minimum stay
for 13 nights
Springtime in Tuscany
1 Apr 2015 - 8 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Start at La Scuola
9 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Sun at La Scuola
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Wine Grape Harvest Time
29 Aug 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||€150|
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.|
The Tourist Tax is not included (1,00 euro per person/per night, maximum of 6 nights, children under 14 free). The Tourist Tax is levied on behalf of the municipality of Fucecchio separately.
We at La Scuola Holiday Home advise all our guests to purchase travel insurance to indemnify them against any costs that they may incur as a result of unavoidable changes in their travel plans.
PERIODS NOT SHOWN: PLEASE ENQUIRE
A 25% non-refundable deposit is due when booking. Balance to be paid 2 months prior arrival.
Please note that full payment will be required for any bookings made within 70 days of the start of the rental date. Payments accepted also through credit card (plus 3% credit card charge). Any charges incurred for bank transfer payments must be met by you.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (EUR), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.