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Ancient country house in Tuscany. A recharging full immersion in woods and relax

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Country house 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom. Reach Florence and Bologna in <1:30h

Il Faeto is a fully detached 2-storey 18th century country house surrounded by the Alto Mugello's woods. In the last century it has been used as a fresh hideaway (it's 600 m. a.s.l.) from the hot summers of Florence. The nearby village of Piancaldoli itself in summertime welcomes people both from Florence and Bologna, thanks to its halfway location.

The property is sorrounded by woods (2 ha of land belong to the property itself).

Ground floor: entrance hall with fireplace (use allowed only in winter), kitchen, dining room, bathroom with bathtub, portico with barbecue.

1st floor: 3 double rooms, bathroom with shower.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

Why Sergio chose Metropolitan City of Florence

The house's first testimony dates back to 1717, but there's proof that it's significantly older. It used to be a "casa padronale", i.e. an ancient landowner's house. (Historical note: during WW2's fights around the Gothic Line it was occupied by allied troops and used as a command post).

During the years several works have been made, triyng to preserve all the original parts.

In 2010 the roof was fully rebuilt.

Since the house has so far been kept for family use, we have always tried to preserve it as much original as possible.

What makes this house unique

The road ends in front of the door, so that the only car that you'll see will be yours. You'll enjoy great peace and quietness, since woods separates the village from the house (see the map).

Due to its location and the huge thickness of its walls the house is very well insulated from the hot weather, tipical of italian summer, so you'll feel no-need of AC at all.

The immediate surroundings are made of...lawns and trees. You'll find many footpaths to walk into nature. If you prefer to drive, there are many lovely places around. Florence is at 1:30 hr drive, Bologna at 1 hr drive, Rimini at 1:45


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Metropolitan City of Florence in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • bathroom with shower: top floor bathroom with bath: ground floor Towels are supplied on demand
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (North-East) - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 (S-E) - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 (N-W) - 1 Double Bed
  • Linen on demand
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
At a max 25' car's distance you can find the beautiful "Villaggio della Salute Più" (, a big spa complex designed both to relax and amuse, where you can spend a full day. The village is reached by public transport: no car needed. Barberino di Mugello Fashion Outlet is at 50' of car (the road is one of the most fun for drivers in Italy)


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Ancient country house in Tuscany. A recharging full immersion in woods and relax
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Good old house, private, in the woods, cool and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this house during a period in which it was very hot in the region. The house was always welcoming cool when we came back from our day trips. The house has a good ancient feel about it. We cooked dinner every night using the BBQ in the garden. The evenings are wonderful with the sounds of the birds and the light of the hundreds of fireflies (sometimes they are on vacation..). The area is quite interesting if you do not mind moving around a bit. Bologna is also well within reach especially if you drive to Castel San Pietro and take the train from there. The nice house-owners are prepared to do any effort to make you comfortable. They speak excellent English.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tonj, We wish all the guests were like you, for when you left the house it was in a better shape than it was when you arrived! We really hope to see you again. Sergio e Angela
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Perfect in the summer heat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfull retreat, calm and back in the mountains.

Simple but full of charakter.

Sergio is a very friendly and very obliging host.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Andreas, for your review. We hope to see your family and your kindly friends again. My best regards, Sergio
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bologna BLQ
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Il Poggio
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Il Poggio
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Marina di Ravenna
Car: recommended

The place is sorrounded by trekking paths, traced by C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club). One of those crosses the property.

Futa Pass is just 30 mins drive on beautiful roads.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Towels + blankets are optional, the fee is 20,00 euros per person overall. Example: 4 people who stay for 2 weeks will pay € 80,00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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