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Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs1
Space 8,600 sq ft
Property type villa


About the property

Wonderful Villa part of a wine making estate, located just minutes to Florence!

For weddings, please see the conditions at the bottom of this page.

Set in the most beautiful Tuscan landscape, this wonderful 8 BD - 7.5 BA Villa dates back to the XVI century and is part of the Ripanera winemaking estate, where fabulous red wine and olive oil have been produced for many years.

The property is strategically located to easily explore all of Tuscany’s main places of interest, being just a few minutes away from the historic town of San Casciano Val di Pesa and only about 10 miles away from downtown Florence.

Surrounded by a truly magnificent garden, the property boasts unobstructed views on the typical Chianti hills, dotted with vineyards and olive groves. With its unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, the villa provides a perfect setting to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with family & friends and caters to those who are ready to mix a relaxing time into the exploration of the most wonderful places in Tuscany!

*** The property video (made in July 2017) can be viewed directly on this page or at this link: ***

About the property.

The property has been in the family of the current owners for more than 50 years. It is comprised of a main villa and a guest cottage (located right next to the villa), with a total of 8 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Most of the interiors have recently been extensively renovated, including a whole new kitchen, all new bathrooms, new upholstery and refurbished bedrooms.

The thorough attention to details while renovating, from the careful selection of the materials used, to the exquisitely appointed furniture and the selection of art hanging on the walls, has contributed to creating a truly unique space that perfectly blends with the villa’s original structure.

The villa is surrounded by 20 hectares (49 acres) of immaculately kept vineyards and olive groves. The garden boasts a lovely terracotta terrace full of herbs and fruit trees overlooking the vineyards, several shade areas including a wisteria covered pergola, perfect for relaxing during the hot summer days, and an oversized private pool.

Spreading over a surface of more than 8,500 square feet, with 8 wonderfully decorated bedrooms (all air conditioned), the villa offers the ultimate accommodation for your dream luxury holiday in Tuscany!


The estate is located just less than 1 mile away from the charming village of Cerbaia, in the very heart of Tuscany. Its main square is the focal point of the village and home to the local market held weekly. Several excellent restaurants & cafes, including ‘La Tenda Rossa’ (awarded a Plate in the Michelin Guide 2017), a small supermarket and many other typical grocery stores & craft shops can be found here.

San Casciano Val di Pesa, a historic Tuscan town, is only about 10 minutes away by car (4 miles). Here it is possible to find some very good restaurants, bars and several shops selling local products: grocers, butchers, pastry shops, bakeries and a large supermarket. All services are provided as well: banks with ATM, a post office and pharmacies.

One of the great assets of the villa’s location is the ability to get into Florence in less than 20 minutes whilst also having the chance to easily explore the Chianti region and its vineyards (such as the new and extraordinary Antinori vineyard, world renowned for its superior wines and breathtaking architecture). The villa lies in a perfect location for a day trip exploring the city of Florence or the vineyards of Chianti, followed by a refreshing jump into the villa’s magical pool at the end of the day.

Siena is about 37 miles away (approx. 50 minutes by car), while the Florence Airport is about 14 miles away and the “Santa Maria Novella” train station (Florence’s main train station) is 13 miles away.

The nearest supermarket and grocery stores are less than a mile away (within walking distance).

Layout of the main villa.

The main villa spreads over 2 floors and is about (7,000 sq. ft.) in size. There are a total of 6 double bedrooms, several spacious living spaces and a fully equipped kitchen.

Ground Floor:

- “Summer living room” overlooking the pool

- Entrance hall with fireplace

- Living room with TV

- Fully equipped kitchen (with open-wood fireplace)

- Dining room (with table seating up to 18 guests)

- Breakfast room (next to kitchen, for additional dining space)

- One powder room

- Outdoors terrace with a large dining table (seating up to 16 guests), and a pergola directly connected to the kitchen for enjoying wonderful views

First Floor:

- 1 bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower)

- 1 bedroom with two twin beds (that can be joined to form a King bed upon request) and en-suite bathroom with shower

- 2 bedrooms with Queen beds and en-suite bathrooms (with shower)

- Pool/billiard room

- Two further bedrooms with Queen beds sharing one bathroom with shower

Layout of the guest cottage (located right next to the main villa).

The guest cottage spreads over 2 floors and is about (1,800 sq. ft.) in size. There are a total of 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, two living rooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

Ground floor:

- “Summer living room” with TV

- Second living room with fireplace

- Large fully equipped kitchen (with a large breakfast table)

- 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds and attached bathroom (with shower)

- Outdoor terrace with pergola directly connected to the kitchen and living area, with a large dining table (seating up to 10) perfect for “al fresco” dining

First Floor:

- 1 bedroom (with Queen bed) and attached bathroom (with shower)

- *** An extra bedroom with 2 twin beds can be made available upon request. ***

The property can comfortably welcome up to 16 guests. Upon request, an additional bedroom can be arranged (as mentioned above), so to accommodate up to 18 guests between the main villa and the guest cottage.

The Pool Area.

The villa’s magnificent private pool features a full set of comfortable sun loungers, oversize beds and umbrellas. Being exposed to the sun practically all day, the pool water reaches ideally warm temperatures (often up to 30-31 Celsius/86-88 Fahrenheit). The pool is 25 meters long x 8 meters wide (82 x 27 ft).


- Air conditioning

- Oversized swimming pool overlooking the property’s beautiful landscape

- Private garden and spacious private parking

- Wi-fi internet

- Satellite TV

- Hi-Fi Stereo

- Pool Room (Billiard Room)


- Two fully equipped kitchens (1 in each villa)

- On-site winery

**“City Tax” of € 1.50 per person per night applicable for a maximum of 7 nights during the period of March 1st to October 31st, is to be paid upon arrival as per the city's regulatory rules (kids under 14 are exempt).**

**Conditions to hold weddings at the property**

- The minimum chargeable rate during the high season (Early May-Mid October) would be for 7 nights. The usual minimum stay is 7 nights Saturday to Saturday, exceptions can be made to allow a shorter stay but the rate will remain for a 7 night stay.

- The hiring of the villa’s preferred wedding planner is mandatory.

- A wedding/event fee, for the permission to hold the wedding at the property with non-villa residents attending, would apply extra (the amount varies according to the final number of guests). The maximum number of guests allowed for any event on the property is 50-60 people.

More Details

Petra Guerrieri
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Casciano In Val di Pesa in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Located in guest cottage
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Located in guest cottage
    Powder Room - Toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bedroom with attached bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bedroom with attached bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom w/ bathroom attached (located in guest cottage)
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bedroom w/ attached bathroom (located in guest cottage)
  • ***9th bedroom with two twin beds (located in guest cottage) available upon request***
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stunning Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for our entire family to stay for our recent wedding trip to Tuscany. The house was well furnished, spacious, comfortable, and the kids had a great time in the beautiful pool!

Highly recommend this house to anyone wanting a great trip in a perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house with very welcoming housekeepers in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

18 of us shared an amazing holiday in what I believe to be the best house, of this size on offer, in all of Tuscany (I looked at about 140). We were all impressed with the beautifully kept home where all of the bedrooms were spacious and unique. The swimming pool was everything that it looked like in the pictures online and even bigger than I expected.

With 2 fully equipped kitchens and countless living rooms/areas, one could always find your own space if needed. We used the rustic, but perfectly functioning bbq on 2 occasions and ate outside almost every evening at the impressively large table using the hundreds of tea lights provided.

The information pack was very informative and I used it for many reservations in advance. We also had an amazing last meal cooked by one of the local chefs, with waitress service, at Villa Ripanera and would highly recommend their services. (Alessio Sedran)

We were made to feel incredibly welcome by the staff and they went out of their way on numerous occasions to ensure that we had the perfect holiday - which we did.

The fact that I am taking my time out to make this recommendation speaks volumes, as it is not something I would normally do!

If you are reading this review with a view to going there, then I am already jealous - enjoy!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views and luxurious space

  • 4 of 5

The villa was exactly what our family of 14 needed and thoroughly enjoyed. Hill top views are stunning along with a beautiful pool. The beds/baths are quite spacious and have all the amenities needed! Florence is about a 30 min drive and after a couple of trips we became familiar with the roads and quaint local area. A HUGE help at the villa was Ruanthi, the caretaker. She along with her husband guided us and made sure we were comfortable and available for any questions we had. They along with the chef (recommended by the owner) made my parents 50th wedding anniversary dinner so memorable! We cannot say enough about the villa accommodations, location, and helpful staff to truly make this a trip we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends (6 couples) are just back from 4 nights at this superb villa. We had an amazing time, the pool, the views, the

Petra’s recommendation were brilliant, to the chef catering for us, the drivers (we didn’t have cars), local restaurants and winery etc.

Special thanks to Ruanthi for looking after us so well during our stay.

Highly recommend this wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificent in every way - way beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

There were 11 adults - 3 singes and 4 couples for 10 days. We each had our own room with ensuite bathroom. Beds comfortable. showers perfect, all rooms air-conditioned and worked well. Wifi great. The caretakers were the best in every way - taking care of our every need - we wanted to take them home with us! The property itself is stunning with views everywhere you look. The villa and guest house are beautifully appointed with many rooms and lots of areas to spread out and relax. The pool was beautiful. We had a Personal Chef every night but two and if we had it to do over again we would have had the service every night - easier and less expensive then 11 people out for dinner. Food was delicious and all made from scratch. The server and Chef were friendly, fun and obviously great cooks. The villa is close to Florence so it is easy to get to the surrounding Tuscan towns and wineries. We ate outside all nights but one as the weather was so nice and the views from the outdoor table - amazing. We were out on tours all day but couldn't wait to get back to the villa. We had a thunder storm the last night so ate in the main dining room - fun and fantastic too. We did not want to leave. It is truly a magical place.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Tuscan Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 had an amazing time at this gorgeous Tuscan villa. The house is well-appointed and comfortable, and the perfect space for large groups to come together but also for individuals to have their own private space when needed. Ruanthi, the caretaker, is very sweet and helped us quickly when needed. We also took advantage of some of the extensive recommendations provided by the owner (which were extremely helpful in our planning process), including a few meals cooked at the house by Chef Alessio. The meals were lovely, and eating them outside overlooking the Tuscan hills was truly memorable. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing spot in the countryside with easy access to Florence.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Bar Gori
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Circolo del Golf Dell Ugolino
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Florence "Santa Maria Novella" train station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Firenze-Siena Superstrada (freeway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
La Tenda Rossa
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Nearest Beach
68 Miles
Forte dei Marmi
Car: recommended


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