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An apartment in Chianti hills, near Florence

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 kitchen & a lift

“Borgo 8” is a nice apartment in the historical centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa.

We have reserved our guests a private parking spot in the closest public parking.

Guests can enjoy breathtaking sunsets on a beautiful, terracotta-paved terrace located in the house's spacious backyard facing the Pesa river valley. Moreover, guests can relax and laze in the sun in our olive tree garden, furnished with a table, garden chairs.

San Casciano, Florence, Chianti: San Casciano is a towns in the Chianti Classico area. Only four km out of town, guests can visit Niccolo Machiavelli's exile residence, where the famous author wrote his well-known masterpiece 'Il Principe' ('The Prince').

Florence is the most famous and closest touristic destination; it can be easily reached thanks to the excellent bus service. The bus stop is only 100 m away from our apartment.

The Chianti area, with its charming towns and luxurious vineyards, lies all around San Casciano. Farms and wineries can be visited for wine-tasting and local food shopping, such as olive oil, cheese and meats.

Since March 24 is open the Chianti's highest viewpoint: Chianti's tower, 34 meters high, from where you can admire over a large part of Tuscany.

Siena and Tuscany: Siena, worldwide known for the 'Palio' (July 2nd and August 16th) is only 35 minutes away.

San Gimignano with its antique house towers, can be reached within 20 minutes car drive, and Volterra, homeland of the ancient Etruscan civilization, is just 1 hour away by car as well as Pisa and Lucca. Beautiful beaches are also about 100 km away from us and, thanks to the highway, they are in easy reach for those guests who would like to explore the Tuscan seaside.

On request, we may book for you the tickets to visit the Uffizi or Accademia museums in Florence, in order to avoid you to queue outside the museums many hours.

Trattoria Cantinetta del Nonno – Via IV Novembre 18 (closed on Wednesdays)

Ristorante Il Fedino – Via Borromeo 9 (closed on Mondays) 055 828612

Cinque di vino - Viale San Francesco, 32 (closed on Mondays) – 055 8228116

Antica Fiaschetteria del Chianti - Piazza Pierozzi 24 (closed on Wednesdays)

Caffé del popolano - Via Machiavelli 34 - 055 822 8405 (closed on Mondays, lunch is reservations only)

Ristorante Villa Borromeo - Via Borromeo 110 - 055 8290118 (1.5 Km - 15 min by walk)

Pizzeria La Carbonaia - Via IV Novembre 124 - 055 828 344

Pizzeria Sotto Casa - Via Morrocchesi 4 (closed Tuesdays) - 055 829 4641

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Modern bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Old style bedrooms
  • Books
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
On request, we may book for you the tickets to visit the Uffizi or Accademia museums in Florence, in order to avoid you to queue outside the museums many hours.


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An apartment in Chianti hills, near Florence
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 40 reviews

Excellent place to stay near Florence

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Roberto's place for 5 nights, and found it perfect! On a side street just off the center. Clean and comfortable with everything you need. From here we made day trips to Cinque Terra, Firenze, San Gimignano, Siena, and other Chianti highlights.

The town of San Casciano itself is charming, with lots of great places to eat. Roberto is a gracious and helpful host. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim. You've been a perfect host! You enjoyed the apartment, the central location, the ease of reaching the most beautiful places in Tuscany from a quiet, beautiful, safe country. Roberto
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in the centre of San Casciano and is very cosy, clean and well equiped. But better than this is the extraordinary sympathy of Roberto and his family!

If you want to visit Firenze, Siena and the Chianti region it is the best place you can be! We will surely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie! La vostra simpatia e la vostra soddisfazione sono la nostra migliore ricompensa. Quello che facciamo è un nostro dovere verso i nostri graditi ospiti.
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Great apartment, right in the heart of the town, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Borgo 8 for two weeks, and had a wonderful time. The apartment is comfortable and has everything you need. Roberto and Costanza are excellent hosts, friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. They have a reserved car park space in a nearby parking building for the use of their guests. There are many shops, restaurants and bars only metres from the apartment and the Monday morning market in Piazza del Repubblica is not to be missed. There are many books, maps and tourist guides in the apartment, including a bus timetable for the Florence-Sienna bus which we found particularly useful. The apartment is less than 20 km from Florence and the bus costs only 2.60 euros each way. We love San Casciano, and would certainly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you J. You described all the opportunities of the apartment and the beautiful village of San Casciano.
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Convenient and clean

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful Florence suburban apartment had everything needed for our stay / day-trips to Florence and Tuscany countryside. Easy bus ride to downtown and dedicated garage parking space for rental car. Short walk to several good restaurants (recommend Cinque Vino, in particular) & cafes. Fewer tourists in San Casiano if want to be immersed in Italian culture. Roberto was generous to pick us up at the train station, orient us to San Casiano, share his family homestead, answer all our questions and more. Like elsewhere, Vespas are common day and night; being on the first floor, you should sleep well with the bedroom window and wooden blinders closed.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A super relaxing holiday with most generous hosts

  • 5 of 5

We have just had the most wonderful holiday, staying in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, at the holiday apartment of Roberto and Costanza.

We were thrilled with our accommodation with it being so clean and tidy exactly as the pictures portray. There is everything that you need to make a holiday a success; A comfortable and well equipped home from home to return to at the end of a busy day. The town is perfectly situated to allow easy access to Florence by bus and to other major towns and cities in this beautiful part of the world via the autostrada.

Roberto could not have done more to assist us providing assistance with where to park, where to shop and where to visit. We were overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of our hosts. We arrived as strangers but left feeling that we had made new friends. Thank you so much for your contribution to our wonderful holiday. I can t recommend the booking of this apartment highly

enough, both for comfort and the of the welcome that we received. I look forward to returning in the future, there will be no need to search for anywhere else to stay.

Stewart and Kathy , England

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your enthusiasm moved me! But what we do is only our duty to all our guests. Cleanliness is essential and we provide along with our advice. Thanks again.
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5 years has gone on, we will return this place

  • 5 of 5

5 years ago a dear friend of mine and myself stayed at this lovely two bedroom flat. 5 years later I will revisit this place and this time I will introduce my husband to Roberto. What I love this place the most is handy location and roomy apartment with friendly host. After a busy day in Florence I just want to come back here for a quiet evening (on holiday). I also love being among the true Chianti people to experience true local people's life. A bonus for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friend,It is a pleasure to welcome you again in my apartment, this time not with friends, but with your husband! Roberto
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Cacciatori Roberto / Costanza
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at the apartment of Roberto Cacciatori was beyond our expectations. The apartment itself is simply and beautifully decorated, has all the accouterments of home, and is immaculately clean. The location is ideal, within a minute's walk of the charming center of the ancient hill town of San Casciano, and an easy drive or bus ride to Siena and Florence. Parking in a private and secure area is provided with the rent, so that it is possible to explore the beautiful Tuscan and Chianti countryside, then return at the end of the day away from the turmoil of the cities. Most of all, we appreciated the gracious (and complete privacy) offered by the host family. We hope to return to this very setting before too long!


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Buona sera!

Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Golf dell'Ugolino
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Autostrada del Sole
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Caffè del Popolano
Car: not necessary

Florence (15 km), Siena (46 km), San Gimignano (35 km) or Volterra (54 km), as well as Pisa and the whole Chianti area, are easily reached by bus or private car for a one-day excursion. San Casciano is a medieval town with well preserved city walls dating back to the Middle Ages, which offers visitors many an opportunity to enjoy their stay. Beautiful art works, delicious food and one of the best wines of the world (Chianti Classico Antinori), together with exciting one-day excursions in the surroundings, will make a vacation in San Casciano a unique experience. The local art museum shows works by such artists as Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Coppo di Marcovaldo.There's also an archeological section with Archer's pillar (VII b.C.) Visitors of the medieval church of the Misericordia will have the chance to admire masterpieces such as Simone Martini's Crucifixion Scene.

Other Activities: visiting Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti hills, Volterra, Pisa

Golf: At 12 Km. there is 'Golf Ugolino', the oldest Golf area of Florence.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Casciano In Val di Pesa, Florence Area

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £88.39
Final cleaning £22.1

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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