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House in Farmhouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,302 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

The stately stone farmhouse “Pianali” is situated in the Val d'Ambra, in the foothills of the Monti Chianti, at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level. It is set among ancient olive groves and thick woods of oaks and ilex trees. Pianali is one of the original “Leopoldine” style farm houses, once belonging to the Serristori family. It was built in the year 1775 (the date can be seen carved into the architrave of the oven) and is a charming example of the houses being designed during the Lorraine-Hapsburg Grand Duchy as functional, comfortable family dwellings. It has been kept up and renovated over the years. The original character, however, has always been respected, both in the construction itself and in its natural surroundings. The elegant façade is adorned with a harmonious wide, triple-arched loggia on both the ground floor and the upper floor. The house has been tastefully furnished, and is today available for vacation rentals.

Pianali is an ideal take-off point for solitary hikes through the woods, or for excursions to the sights of interest in the Valdambra. It is also within easy driving distance to all the principal historic and artistic centres of Tuscany, with Arezzo at a distance of 25 kilometres; Siena, 40 km; Florence, 65 km; Montepulciano 60 km; Cortona 45 km.

More Details

Francesco Stopani
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Civitella in Val di Chiana in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1302 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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House in Farmhouse
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful fabulous gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely place. The villa is beautiful with everything we needed and the garden and pool was perfect in the hot weather we had. We were a family of 5 with kids aged between 9 & 15 and I would definatey reccommend coming here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tres belle maison avec des propriétaires Francesco et Eloisa fort sympathiques

Nous avons passés un agreable sejour,parfaitement situé pour le repos et géographiquement bien adapté pour les visites en Toscane

Nous recommandons chaudement

Didier Martine Gwenaelle Maelle

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Lausanne, Suisse

Magnifique maison, bien située pour les visites

  • 4 of 5

Très belle maison, spacieuse et bien située pour partir visiter en voiture ou en train (Arrezzo, Florence, Sienne, San Gimignano...)

Accueil sympa des propriétaires. Nous recommandons sans réserve !

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sehr angenehme landestypische Atmosphäre. Die Gastgeber sind sehr herzlich und hilfsbereit. Die Abende am Kamin waren schön. Wir kommen gern wieder. Im Haus und drumherum viel Platz.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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le paradis sur terre

  • 5 of 5

une maison très chaleureuse plantée en pleine colline au milieu des oliviers et des chênes . A quelques kilomètres des grandes villes on se retrouve plongé dans un cadre exceptionnel du 18 ème siècle digne de grands magazines.

la gare à 15 minutes de la propriété et très pratique pour visiter les grandes villes sans contraintes des embouteillages et problèmes de stationnement.

Francesco et eloisa sont 2 personnes très agréables, serviables et discrètes qui nous ont même très bien conseillé pour les visites .

Malgré le froid de l hivers nous avons été réchauffé par leur accueil.

Nous reviendrons des que possible.

Merci 1000 fois


  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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De vraies vacances sur un lieu très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour en famille au Podere Pianali et l'accueil de la famille de Francesco et Heloisa Stopani

La location est spacieuse sur deux niveaux avec des espaces bien séparés et dédiés pour les parents et les enfants. Elle est décorée avec goût et le charme du corps de ferme, dans un environnement magnifique.

L'ensemble est très bien adaptée pour des vacances en repos et au calme. Elle reste à proximité des commodités et des villes d'art et d'histoire de cette partie de la Toscane (Arezzo, Cortona et Sienne). L'accès à l'autoroute se fait aussi rapidement vers Florence et Pise par exemple.

Nous avons profité du site et de ses environs pour des promenades, la terrasse ombragée, la piscine et ses aménagements de détente (hamac, chaises longues) avec un panorama sur toute la vallée. La location est placée en lisière de bois qui sont devenus un véritable terrain de jeu pour les enfants.

Emmanuel et Svenja Delautre

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Aeroporto di Firenze
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Badia Agnano
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Osteria dei Vignaioli, Pieve a Presciano
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Marina di Alberese
Car: necessary

“Pianali” is just 15 kilometres from the Autostrada del Sole (the “A1”), the main north-south highway connecting Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Naples. From the Arezzo exit, take the road for Civitella val di Chiana and continue in the direction of Badia Agnano, along the SP 18. Just past the km No 6 take the unpaved road on the left. You will find Pianali just 600 metres up, right on the road (please note: there is a dirt road that forms an incline, therefore it isn't recommended for low cars)

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDED: 1) L'antico Borgo in Civitella in Val di Chiana offers traditional popular dishes finely prepared using genuine simple products too. The wine list contains especially the so called big Tuscan, but some of the finest wines of other regions can be tasted too. L’Antico Borgo is the ideal place for those who want to spend pleasant moments enjoying a tasteful cuisine.

2) Osteria dei Vignaioli in Pieve a Presciano is a typical Tuscan rustic, warm and welcoming.

The menus are distinguished by the best dishes of traditional Tuscan cuisine, made using raw materials of good quality.

Meat and game combined with excellent Chianti wine and regional specialties.

Fresh pasta and specialties of porcini mushrooms and truffles. And finally, a sweet surprise with our carefully prepared homemade desserts accompanied by daily and fortified wines and spirits selection.

In summer you can dinner by candlelight in the square. In the evening, the tavern is also a pizzeria.

VINEYARD FARM RECOMMENDED: Fattoria di Presciano - Pieve a Presciano; Tenuta La Vitereta - Laterina; Fattoria Gratena - Pieve a Maiano

RECOMMENDED STORES: Butcher Sani in Bucine, 10 km from Pianali; Il Mercatale del Valdarno - indoor farmers' market (piazza dell'Antica Gora, Montevarchi) is the ideal market where you can find regional products.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Civitella in Val di Chiana, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Estate Alta
29 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Estate Bassa
26 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
estate bassa
1 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
estate alta
20 Jul 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
estate bassa 2
25 Aug 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57
Pet Fee £44.64
Pulizie £89.29

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario

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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