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On the beautiful Florentine hills just 15 km from the center of Florence

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The west exposure allows you to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan sunsets

Located on the beautiful Florentine hills just 15 km from the center of Florence

Part of a rural complex of 1600 has been completely renovated with great attention to detail and to safeguard the simple and refined elegance of the typical Tuscan house.

Positioned on top of a hill, among vineyards and olive groves, it can be reached via a country road, dirt road and a closed ground.

The apartment is about 120 square meters on two floors with a fully furnished patio in a simple and elegant and equipped with all comforts.

The ground floor consists of a large living room with fireplace used as a kitchen and living room

The patio-garden from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset on the hills has a covered area with a table to eat al fresco surrounded by the scent of lavender and jasmine.

The upper floor includes 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms

A very large room with a double bed, a smaller bedroom with 2 single beds, which can also be used as a double, and a third bedroom with a double bed and a single bed.

A bathroom with a shower and one with a whirlpool bath and a shower.

The small village of San Vincenzo a Torri ada parte and Ginestra Fiorentina on the other side only 2 km away offer everything you need, food shops, bars, post office, pharmacy, trattoria.

The area has been famous for centuries for the production of ceramics, as can be seen in the archaeological museum of ceramics, in Montelupo, one of the most important in Europe.

Despite being in the open countryside, given the proximity to Florence, the highway to PISA, QUELLA PER SIENA and A1 MOTORWAY, the location is perfect for visiting all of Tuscany.

More Details

Patrizia Anichini
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2018

About Patrizia Anichini

I am a textile and interior designer , I have been working internationally for many years in home furnishing.

All the textiles used to decorate the property have been designed and produced by me.

Patrizia Anichini purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Located just 10 miles from the centre of Florence,45 minutes from Siena, Lucca, and Arezzo it is the perfect location to visit all of Tuscany .

Art tours to all major cities in Tuscany, visit to museums, churches ,castles, small villages , tours of the Chianti region, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and taste some of the most famous Chianti wines.

In every season it is possible to find cultural and food/wine related festivals and events in many of the Tuscan towns and small villages. Aside from the local production of wine and oil the area is famous for terracotta and ceramic products, glass and leather.

Also within a short drive are the well known designer outlets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Scandicci around the Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • full bathroom with tub and shower - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    full bathroom with shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom ,large bed ,sofa, walking closet - 1 Large Double Bed
    small bedroom with twin beds - 2 Single Bed
    master bedroom with double bed and a twin bed - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 3 bedrooms Large double bedroom bedroom with two single beds master bedroom with a double bed and one single
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
we can schedule special services like: massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing. dinners, special tours of Tuscany, guided visits to museums.


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On the beautiful Florentine hills just 15 km from the center of Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Perfect location and wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect home in a great location. Only 30 min to Florence and TONS of wineries in the Tuscany area! All the amenities you could ever ask for and the home itself is nothing short of spectacular! Just like in the movies...the views are AMAZING! An absolutely perfect place to unplug from the hustle and bustle, but be just a short drive to all of the attractions in the area. Could not have asked for a better place. Patrizia, the host, makes the stay complete! She will help you with ANYTHING you need, but is not intrusive. She has wonderful recommendations and is happy to have what you need in the house upon your arrival. Thank you for a wonderful three days, Patrizia! I wish we could have stayed longer, but we WILL be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear valerie and kyle i am ho glad you had a nice short vacation and great memories ! thank you patrizia
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Absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time. There was plenty of space for our family of 7 to move around. It’s a perfect location to use as home base if you want to explore Italy. Patrizia was so very kind and welcoming. She helped us with anything we needed. The villa has the most amazing views. Sipping on wine at the outdoor dining table was the perfect way to end the day. The gardens at the villa are gorgeous as well. I highly recommend staying here. It is clean, cozy and beautiful. I felt like I was in a dream.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia

Away from all the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

This home is tucked away up a very steep and in part dirt road so you can be sure of peace and quiet. A lovely place to be based in for tours around the countryside. The kitchen space is tiny but we soon learnt how to make it work. the bedrooms large and spacious and the outdoor area beautiful to sit in and enjoy the evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heimbuchenthal, XX


  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful. Its even better than the photos.

It is very private and quiet but is still only a short drive to several great restaurants. The owner of the home is just lovely and made all our dinner reservations for us. She was also always available for tips and recommendations.

We will definitely be back and will take our dog with us next time.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am looking forward to having you Visit again with your dog!
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Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

Beautiful dream home, that I keep dreaming of!

  • 5 of 5

400 year old farmhouse, (would love to know the history), that is comfortable and clean and dreamy. Loved cooking on the little stove, whipping up some coffee in the morning, and sleeping soundly upstairs.

Loved the restaurant recommendations and so enjoyed driving around that part of Italy.

We drove into Florence twice during our 5 day stay, but always loved coming back.

Good vibes, felt like home.

Patrizia is a wonderful lady!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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northern Illinois

Absolutely beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this property, while accurate, do not do it justice! The views are breathtaking, the property is serene and beautiful, and the home itself is exactly what you'd envision a Tuscan home to be. We were a group of 7 and the home was very spacious and clean... and Patrizia, I can't say enough about her! She was a gracious host, always available, and her restaurant recommendations were fantastic! She made reservations for us every night we were there. If you are looking for a quiet place to sip wine in a picturesque setting with the scent of jasmine in the air, this is the place for you! Only a half hour drive to Florence for sightseeing, this was the perfect place to start and end the day.. We will definitely be back!

Thank you Patrizia!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracy I am very happy that you enjoyed your few days at Le Scalette Thank you I look forward to seeing you here in Tuscany again!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
San Vincenzo a Torri
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ginestra fiorentina
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A small country road will lead you to the property through vineyards and olive groves.

The village of San Vincenzo a Torri, just a mile away Has a small grocery and a bakery.

Pharmacy, bank, restaurant, and many other stores are in the near by village of Ginestra Fiorentina.

The Archaeological Museum of Ceramics in the town of Montelupo, for centuries the center of ceramic and terracotta is Considered one of the most important of Its kind.

The property has sprawling views of the countryside with charming medieval villages dotting the landscape. Hiking, riding, swimming and golf Within Reach.

The house is only about a 20 minute drive to Florence and less than an hour drive to Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo and the other well known Chianti towns and villages. Less than 2 hours from the Cinque Terre and one hour from the coast.


While away from it all the house is only a few miles from all major highways making it quick and easy to take day sightseeing trips all over Tuscany.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house around the Scandicci,

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8.88
pulizia £71.06
Refundable Damage Deposit £266.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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