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Podere Lucignano Secondo - Charming Villa in Chianti - Tuscany - “La Mangiatoia”

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights



“La Mangiatoia”

The rustic apartment “La Mangiatoia” is made up of two twin/double bedrooms, overlooking the garden and one shared toilet/bathroom; the spacious kitchen is next to the living/dining room, wide and elegant, provided with a big fireplace, one window and two bright glass doors.

About the property

Podere Lucignano Secondo

In the very heart of the charming Tuscan countryside, among the smooth hills of Sienese Chianti and the fragrance of its green vineyards, you will find the Podere Lucignano Secondo Agriturismo, a mansion built in 1898, now elegantly restored and turned into an exclusive relais.

The Podere Lucignano Secondo Agriturismo, ideal place for lovers of relax and nature as well as food-and-wine connoisseurs, provides its guests with a warm welcome and an exclusive service.

The Villa is divided in 2 apartment: the apartment “Le Logge”. First floor: 3 en-suite twin/double bedrooms each with private toilet/bathroom, 1 living/dining room with kitchen-area and fireplace, 1 sitting room with fireplace. Ground floor: 1 sitting room opening onto the garden, 1 terrace, park, private parking place. The rustic apartment “La Mangiatoia”. Ground floor: 2 twin/double bedrooms with 1 shared toilet/bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 living/dining room with fireplace, 1 terrace, park, private parking place.


First Day Food Shopping Service;

Wineries Sightseeing Reservation;

Typical Tuscan Restaurants Reservation;

Van Transfer Service from / to Airports - Private Tour Driver Service.


Traditional Tuscan Dinner Menu: The best of Tuscan cuisine “homemade”, prepared just for you in Villa. Regional specialties, local wines and a table elegantly laden will be the ingredients for an evening of authentic Italian style. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 3h, Min 4 People.

Wine Tasting: A selection of the best Tuscan wines accompanied by typical cheese, to taste pleasantly in Villa. From red wine Chianti Classico Gallo Nero to white wine Vernaccia di San Gimignano. An exclusive wine experience, in the parlor of the Villa. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Live Soprano Opera Wine Tasting: The magic of Italian Opera directly in Villa just for you. A soprano will sing the most famous pieces of Italian Opera, accompanying himself on the piano while you savor a fine selection of Tuscan wines, the Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino. EUR 120 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Cooking Class: Learn the Italian cuisine during your stay in Chianti. Enzo and his two sons Max and Duccio will reveal the most famous Italian and Tuscan recipes and tasty. Cooking class with dinner included. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 3h, Min 4 People.

Wood-Oven Pizza Class: Learn how to prepare authentic Neapolitan pizza. With the wood-burning oven at the Villa you will learn the original Neapolitan method to prepare the world’s most popular Italian dish. Course with dinner included. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 3h, Min 4 People.

Painting Course: The hills, vineyards and olive groves of the Tuscan landscape will invite you to rediscover your artistic attitude. A professional painter will teach you the tricks of the art to paint the Tuscany of your holidays. EUR 70 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Ceramics Painting Course: Learn to decorate the Tuscan landscape on ceramics. Paint your cup and your dish with the Tuscan countryside around you. Take them with you to return to your home as a souvenir of your experience in Chianti. EUR 70 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

Tai Chi Chuan Breath and Meditation: Chianti, countryside and relax: combine all this with ancient Chinese meditation to find yourself. A Master Shaolin Chuan will take you through a biofeedback breathing and deep meditation to achieve inner harmony. You will have also a pleasant interlude of fresh fruit. EUR 80 per Person, Duration 2h, Min 4 People.

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Mrs Liliana Sartini Rossi
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I both enjoyed our 12 day stay very much. The villa was extremely clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. The location was beautiful, but a bit remote. Wonderful walking in the area. Deer and pheasants outside in the olive grove. Large deck overlooking ravine was perfect for an antipasto and wine happy hour. Late day sunshine was beautiful on the fields and vineyards. Hosts very attentive.

Rose M. California
Sep 2009
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REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT: EUR 150 payment in cash only at Check-In; the deposit will be given You back at Check-Out, except for possible damages found.

PAYMENT: 50% as caution money by credit card; balance in cash or by credit card at Check-In. The caution money is not refundable in event of cancellation of reservation; anyway You have 2 years, starting from the cancellation day, to reserve again in available period Your new holiday with a credit of total amount of paid caution money. The new request of reservation have to be sent only from Your e-mail.


Accommodation and facilities for “La Mangiatoia”in Gaiole In Chianti in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • common toilet/bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 1 window
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Pink BedRoom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 windows
    Yellow BedRoom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 windows, 1 glass door.
  • The Pink BedRoom, furnished according to the traditional Tuscan Arte Povera, has two windows: one opens onto the pine-trees of the garden, the other on the small olive grove of the Podere, with the impressive ridge of the Chianti mountains in the background. The shared toilet/bathroom is provided with a shower and double Carrara marble wash-basin. The Yellow BedRoom, comfortable and full of light, has two windows and one glass door opening onto the garden. It is divided into two areas: the night-time area, with a comfortable tester bed; the reading area, with a small table and a cosy armchair. The shared toilet/bathroom is provided with a shower and double Carrara marble wash-basin.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
The Living/Dining Room, spacious and elegant, in Alberese stone and Tuscan cotto, is provided with a big country-style fireplace between two comfortable armchairs and one nice little sofa. The ancient cattle manger, now turned into a cupboard, and the solid walnut table characterise the dining area, always full of light thanks to the window and the two glass doors opening onto the garden. The Kitchen, in solid cherry wood and pink marble, is provided with cooking top, oven, dishwasher and double sink. A bright window overlooks the garden and the surrounding woods. The well-kept Garden surrounding the Villa is rich in fresh shady places provided by tall, slender pine-trees. Strolling among the ancient olives, you will enjoy the natural fragrance of lavender, sage, rosemary and mint bushes. The wide Terrace in Tuscan cotto, overlooking the green tract of the surrounding woods, will be the ideal setting for your candle-lit summer dinners. The Lawn of Villa is the perfect place to relax.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

“La Mangiatoia”
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 27 reviews

Heavenly, beautiful, peacefull

  • 5 of 5

The villa is more than I dreamed it would be. Comfortable, fully applianced kitchen, beautiful scenery and so close to Siena - 10 minutes Italian driver; 20 min. American driver! We were there for 3 Septembers - 2014/15/16 that's how much we liked it.

the host family were exceptionally kind and generous. Anyone who spends time there will be the better for it.

We loved every minute.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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absolutely beautiful venue - truly lovely landlord

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful. The hosts are warm and welcoming. Perfect condition - high class. The view from the terrace is stunning, the atmosphere historical and very calm. The perfect place for people who love to enjoy a quality stay in tuscany. We will be back...!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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The most beautiful villa I've stayed in to date

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Podere Lucignano Secondo for four amazing nights in the middle of a long European Extravaganza. This villa provided us with exactly what we needed before tackling Rome and Naples, peace, quiet and serious relaxation. Words cannot describe how beautiful the property and villa actually are. Whatever you expect from the pictures, it will be better. We enjoyed cooking in the very well equipped kitchen. The grounds and surrounding area were beautiful to explore on foot while the rest of Chianti are right at your doorstep only a short drive away. Easy driving in the area. We used the Coop in Rada and Gaiole for a good grocery selection if you plan to cook. We will be back with a larger group in the future.

If you are considering another villa in the area, don't!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Top notch customer service at an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple were extremely happy with our stay at Podere Lucignano Secondo in Chianti, Tuscany. We stayed in "La Mangiatoia" and were very pleased.

This place has so much charm and all of the amenities were there. The owners were very helpful in providing us with a map of places to visit around the area. We enjoyed driving around and immediately fell in love with the area and the property. It was very comfortable and relaxing. The owners take great pride in the property and offer the best customer service we have experienced in a rental property. They are superb! One example, it was raining when we arrived and they met us at the car with umbrellas! The property is everything you could want or ask for.

We highyly recommend splurging on one of the dinner options the family provides, it was out of this world wonderful. We hope to make it back again and rent out the entire property. In the meantime we will talk about this wonderful place to our friends in hopes that they will book this property and experience a piece of heaven as we did!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very happy with our stay at Podere Lucignano Secondo in Chianti, Tuscany. We stayed in "La Mangiatoia" and were very pleased. All of the amenities were there. The owners were very helpful in providing us with a map of places to visit around the area. Our favorite time was just driving around visiting the local places. The train is close by and very convenient to take to Cinque Terra and Florence, places where driving was not easily accessible . The grocery store was only five minutes away by car. We fell in love with the area and the property. It was very comfortable and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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They made my wedding PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly can't describe with words how PERFECT this villa is, but I am going to try.

While searching for a villa to have a small, simple wedding ceremony and stay for a week with our immediately family members, I came across this villa online. I loved that we could rent the entire place and it had a beautiful terrace, perfect for a small ceremony (with only 6 of our family members).

We were a little nervous booking a wedding/vacation location without seeing it in person. As we drove there, I felt like I was going to be sick. I kept thinking.. "Did I just fly my family across the world and book a place that I've never seen in real life to get married? This is going to be disaster!"

But rest assured, when they opened the door and I walked in, my heart filled with joy. It is the most beautiful villa, inside and out. The attention to detail is incredible; stone walls, windows with picturesque views, beautiful decor, cozy fireplaces and so much more. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world that I came across this villa. There was NO better place to spend the week and have my wedding.

Enzo and his 2 sons, Max and Duccio, are some of the most warm and welcoming people I've ever met. They went above and beyond to make sure every detail of my wedding was taken care of. My husband left his suit jacket back in Los Angeles and we didn't realize it until the afternoon of the wedding. Enzo, Max and Duccio were there right away with their own jackets for him to wear. They literally saved the day!

But that's not all… we had a 5-course pasta tasting, prepared by Enzo, Max and Duccio, after the wedding and it was the BEST meal we've ever had. They also had candles on the table, fresh flowers and played Italian music. It was a dream. Not to mention, they even put together my bouquet for the wedding AND printed special menus for the dinner that had our names and wedding date. I was blown away at how incredible it turned out to be. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect or beautiful day.

The week at the villa was the best week of my life. Hands down. Not only me, but every family member there was blown away at the villa and Enzo's family. We can't WAIT to go back and are already planning a friends trip!

Enzo, Max and Duccio -- if you read this, you will always have such a special place in our hearts. Thank you so much! See you again, soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Le Segalaie
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

EXCURSIONS IN CHIANTI: The whole area surrounding the Villa, in the heart of Sienese Chianti, is studded with mediaeval villages, churches and castles, easy to get to (some of them even on foot).

SIGHTSEEING TOURS OF TOWNS: The location of the Villa is the ideal starting point for cultural tours (even one-day long) of the main Tuscan towns.

TREKKING AND CYCLING: For the lovers of trekking and cycling there is a wide range of charming paths and white roads crossing breath-taking landscapes.

ART, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITIONS: The Provincia of Siena and all Tuscany boast a lot of museums known all around the world, where one can find all through the year Renaissance, Mediaeval, Ancient, Etruscan works of art. Moreover, very often, modern and contemporary art exhibitions are organised in the main towns, all easy to get to by car.

MEDIAEVAL TRADITIONS: In the Provincia of Siena, which boasts a millenary history, a lot of mediaeval traditions are still alive: the Palio of Siena, Bravìo delle Botti.

FOOD & WINE: The Villa is set in the very heart of Sienese Chianti, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world.

FAIRS AND MARKETS: Weekly Open-Air Market, all Wednesdays, over 500 sellers from everywhere in the Tuscany gather in Siena, about 15 km from the Villa: many of them sell women’s shoes and “Made in Italy” women’s wear.

SHOPPING: At about 1 hour drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts up to 60% compared to normal shops. Outlet Val di Chiana Foiano (AR): Cavalli, Ferré, Laura Biagiotti, Versace. Outlet Montevarchi (AR) Loc. Levanella: Prada. Outlet Valdarno (FI) Loc. Leccio-Reggello: Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Ungaro, Valentino, Ferragamo. Outlet Rignano sull'Arno (FI): Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana.


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