If you are looking for peace, tranquillity, beautiful views in an unspoiled landscape with a rich historical background, look no further!A stay in our houses, nestling in the hills above Londa, a pretty old village about 30km from Florence, will offer you a memorable experience.The buildings, two converted barns and an ancient 500 years old farmhouse were restored maintaining their original features and layout.Each separate unit has a private entrance and a fenced garden with lavender , rosmary and roses.The shared pool (14mtsx7mts)set in lovely extensive grounds boasts the most beautiful view over the valley and the surrounding hills.One gets to this idyllic location, 450mts on s. l. 6 kms from Londa , along an asphalted road winding up through chestnut and oak woods where it's not rare to encounter a deer a fox or a squirrel, living undisturbed in this natural enclave. The location is ideal for day trips & sightseeing or just for a relaxed holiday in a peaceful unspoilded setting.
- Villa968 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
Villas+ pool near Florence
maria luisa venturi
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About maria luisa venturi
My name is Maria Luisa. I've been spending a great part of my life in this area of Tuscany, which I know very well.The houses which I offer for rent are part of a country estate which belonged to my mother's family. Since I inherited the property I've been spending time and money to restore them and decided to rent them out in order to maintain them in good shape and pass them to my children and grandchildren in the future. I love this job. It gives me the opportunity of meeting new people who sometimes become good friends and like visiting us year after year.
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An absolute gem set in Tranquil Surroundings.
Beautiful haven where one can truly relax and unwind . The swimming pool was enjoyed by my husband and I, plus, it was perfect for our 12 year old son who enjoyed making friends with children, who were neighbouring in the nearby properties. We loved going for walks up and around the mountains and we admired the 'locals' ~ envious way of life! There are a number of quaint aswell as rustic places to eat out, although be aware that these are a approx a 20/30 mins drive.
In particular we were drawn back to Casa Del Procuttio, a friendly, family run restaurant set opposite a river, serving excellent, authentic Tuscan dishes. Here we borrowed bikes which are parked just opposite the restaurant/ delicatessen. Guests are permitted to use them free of charge and there's a safe, cycle track, with kiddies bikes available to. We took the 45 minute train journey from Londa to Florence where we went rafting up the River Arno, a totally unique and fun way to learn about the history of Florence. So many other places of interest and beauty to visit, Arezzo, San Gimigano, Pisa, but Ahhh ....after a busy, hectic day of sightseeing, we loved nothing more than to hibernate back in, admidst the stunning green, mountains and cosy up at, Del Poggiolo. We would choose this property again as it has a front, flat garden, which, allows you plenty of privacy to sunbath, enjoy quite family time, a BBQ area and it has very close access to the swimning pool. There is a cool, garden hammock which we all took in turns to use and loved nothing more to pass the zzzzz'z away and or read a whilst, simply soaking up the picturesque scenery of the hills and mountain's. .
Marialouisa the owner of the property is a wonderful, kind and very helpful lady. Her family also run Olive Oil tour's and wine tasting tours which I'd highly, recommend.
I can't recommend this accommodation & it's location enough.
Dear Debra and family , thanks for such a wonderful detailed review of your experience at our property Il Fienile del Poggiolo. You'll always be welcome! Looking forward to your next visit . .maria luisa
Luogo molto rilassante e tutto ben tenuto
La tenuta ove è ubicata la casa è vasta ed immersa nel verde, con un grande giardino recintato ad uso esclusivo. La piscina è anch'essa contornata dalla natura, ed ubicata in un ampio giardino, con una frequentazione dei vari ospiti discontinua (a volta eravamo soli, a volte con altri ospiti, massimo una decina). La casa dove abbiamo soggiornato, un vecchio fienile del 500 ristrutturato, è spaziosa, fresca ed accogliente, dotata di tutto quanto serve (tranne la lavastoviglie).
Le due camere da letto (una matrimoniale ed una con due letti singoli) sono separate da una porta a vetri, con una grande tenda, che non garantisce una grandissima privacy.
Luogo adatto a chi cerca riposo e tranquillità, immerso nel verde: assoluto relax!
Location che, sia pur isolata, permette in 15 minuti di raggiungere il primo paese (Londa) dotato di vari negozi e piccoli supermercati.
I proprietari sono molto gentili ed ospitali, pronti a risolvere ogni eventuale contrattempo.
Consigliato a chi cerca la quiete e la natura, e come base per escursioni nei bellissimi luoghi toscani.
I'm always thakful when guests take the time to write a review with their personal comments, because we always try to improve our hospitality on the basis of their notes and many changes for the better have taken place during the years in our Fienile del Poggiolo
Great place to stay for a couple or small family. Private garden a lovely place to relax with amazing views. Drive to property not for the faint hearted but having said that me and my 80 yr old mum did it more or less daily. Londa has everything you need, train station for trips to Florence etc. A wonderful holiday hope to return one day.
Dear Guests , thank you for finding the time to express your appreciation of our property Il Fienile del Poggiolo. .. You and your family will always be welcome back.
Stunning location - photos do not do it justice!
We stayed at Il Fienile del Poggiolo for 9 nights at the end of June with our two year old. The property is well equipped with the master bed especially romantic with its canopy. The mattress is quite hard but we like that so found it very comfortable. As previous posters have mentioned the second bedroom and bathroom are both located off the main bedroom, so it's better suited to families than two couples. Despite the heat the property was nice and cool inside.
The really special thing about the property though is the outside space. The photos really do not do it justice. The garden is beautiful, with plenty of shade; full of wonderful colour and smells and buzzing with insects. At night it lights up with fireflies. The pool area is clean, refreshing and spacious with simply stunning views over the mountains.
Although there are another two properties sharing the pool, and Maria's house adjoining, the property is very private and the pool was always quiet. Maria was welcoming and helpful but did not disturb us.
The property is about a 15 minute drive from the nearest town (Londa) which is not at all touristy but has all the amenities required including a great grocers, butchers and bakers (all closed in the afternoon and re-open in the evening). I believe there are also a couple of restaurants but we didn't visit them as they didn't open until 7pm which was too late for our two year old. We flew into Bologna and it was a very easy drive to the property.
We visited Florence which was an easy 15 min drive and 50 min train journey (beautiful but sweltering) and San Gimignano which was an easy 1.5 hour drive (again beautiful town and countryside). Would also recommend the free visit to Maria's family's olive oil mill - very interesting and lovely tasters. We also visited the Parco Zoo at Poppi which was terrible!
Bear in mind that the property is quite remote which has its advantages and disadvantages. It is quiet, peaceful and stunning, but you have to drive everywhere and all the main Tuscany areas of interest are at least a 1.5 hour drive away. The property is so lovely and relaxing you may not want to leave it though!
Thank you Maria for sharing your property
what an interesting detailed review about our property , Il Fienile del Poggiolo. All the important information are really there. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write so many essntial things about our property and the surrounding facilities.It was a pleasure to share i Il Fienile with you and we hope you'll come back in the future,
A liitle piece of Heaven in the Tuscan Hills
When we arrived at Il Fienile del Poggiolo we were truly amazed and the photos and description didn't really do it justice. If you want peace and tranquillity, beautiful sunshine and beautiful views then you won't be disappointed. The property is wonderful with all you need and has a very private large garden which we used all the time. If you want to sightsee then the train station is 10 mins away and you can be in Florence in 1 hour and within easy reach of Sienna, Pisa and Livorno. The Chianti region is very close by for Wine lovers and I would recommend a visit the town of Poppi which is charming and provides some stunning views of Tuscany. Closer by the village of Londa and town of Dicomono provide everything you need and there are so many good and inexpensive places to eat. To be honest after two weeks this little piece of Heaven felt like home and Maria was such a wonderful help and so welcoming. We will be back again next year and I couldn't imagine going on holiday anywhere else.
thanks a lot for such a lovely review with detailed information about our property, Il Fienile del Poggiolo ,and the surrounding area. You couldn't habe better described the opportunities offerred by staying in this part of Tuscany and in our property .
We'll always be happy to welcome you back,
Stunningt location, comfortable old Tuscan
We had a fanstatic holiday, great place to relax and also good access to Florence and other great places. One of our best holidays and would highly recommend this property. Hosts are kind, very helpful and not intrusive. Go and enjoy
Thanks a lot for your intense and effective comments. We'll always be happy to have you back in the future,
Special interest holidays:
Londa is famous for "La pesca regina di Londa" a peach which grows in peach orchards around the village to which a special festival is dedicated on the second week in September when this kind of late fruit is at its best. On this occasion the farmer who, according to a specilized jury, has grown the best quality receives a prize. Around this occasion lots of activities are organized both cultural and entertaining.It's an interesting opportunity to visit the village and to taste our products. We make wine and oil and a member of our family can provide wine tours on request with group of max 4/5 people in the Chianti Rufina region.One of the owners personally guides free tours in the family oil- mill in Londa with oil tasting on bruschetta every Tuesday morning in the high season The oil -mill still uses the traditional methods of cold crushing with stone wheels in oil making. Pottery painting lessons can be arranged on request with a ceramic talented painter in Londa.
Londa is approx 90 miles from the coast. The nearest beaches are Viareggio, on the Tyrrhenian Sea and Rimini on the Adriatic Sea.
Londa can be reached from the airports of Florence, Pisa, Forlì and Bologna.
Nearest village Londa 6 km away/8 minutes. Nearest station Contea 9 kms/10 min approx. Approx distances to places of interest: Florence center 35 km Arezzo 82km . San Gimignano 85km. Siena 103 km.Lucca 103 km, Bologna 115 km. Pisa 110 km.
The Villas are situated in a secluded and elevated position. They are accessed by 6km asphalted road from Londa, 8 minutes by car. The village of Londa offers a variety of shops including a butche'sr,a baker's, two supermarkets, a greengrocer's, 2 restaurants, a pharmacy, a post office and a bank. You need a car to get to the houses.
Booking Notes: Booking by e mail or telephone. Changeover Day: usuallySaturday in the high season ( July and August) but we can be flexible . Change of linen and towels 10 euros per person. Heating is always paid on consumption