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Bedrooms 9
Separate WC's1
Space 18,000 sq ft
Property type villa


About the property

For weddings, please see the conditions at the bottom of this page.

Set in the heart of the magical Chianti region, this magnificent 9 BD - 9 BA Villa dates back to the XVII century and is part of the Nozzole wine-estate, where some of Tuscany’s most representative wines are produced.

Being just 4 miles away from the picturesque village of Greve in Chianti and about 13 miles away from the city of Florence, the villa is ideally located to experience Tuscany at its very best!

*** The property video (made in July 2016) can be viewed directly on this page or at this link: https://youtu.be/wdffi5NaDY8 ***

About the property.

Since 1971 the estate has been the property of the Folonari family, a renowned name in the Italian wine panorama and one of Tuscany’s most respected and successful wine making families.

After a first complete restoration in 1992, where all of the original charm and architectural features were strictly maintained, the villa’s interiors have recently been meticulously renovated to the highest standards. Each living space has been elegantly appointed, combining traditional and contemporary elements. All of the artwork has been selected from the owner’s private collection, including some ancient masterpieces and some contemporary art pieces.

The villa is surrounded by 90 hectares (220 Acres) of vineyards, 15 hectares (37 acres) of olive groves and overlooks an extensive forest of century-old maritime pines. The garden is on different levels, and boasts a beautiful terracotta terrace overlooking the vineyards, a shaded area perfect for relaxing during the hot summer days, a private pool with beautiful views, an olive grove and a large lawn, ideal for outdoor summer banquets. The whole property extends over a total of 385 hectares (950 acres) of land.

The staff is caring and professional, looking after guests’ every need. The villa’s Hospitality Manager has daily contact with guests and is fully committed to help organize the holiday of a lifetime. As an introduction to the Family’s winemaking activity, all guests are offered a free wine tasting and visit of the main aging cellar on the Nozzole estate.

Spreading over a surface of more than 18,000 square feet, the villa offers its guests a unique blend of indoor and outdoor living, providing the perfect setting for either a family reunion, a group of friends travelling together, or an anniversary party… With its 9 wonderfully decorated bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, the villa offers the ultimate accommodation for your dream luxury holiday in Tuscany!

The Location.

The villa is located just 4 miles (10 minutes) away from the lively village of Greve, which represents the “entrance gate” to the Chianti Classico area, at the very heart of the Chianti region. Its pretty main square, Piazza Matteotti, is the focal point of the village. Several excellent restaurants & cafes, a local market as well as many other typical grocery stores & craft shops can be found here.

The beginning of the historic district of Florence is about 13 miles away, approx. a 30 minutes drive by car. The Florence Airport is about 19.5 miles away.

Siena is about 40 miles away (approx. one hour by car).

Walking distance (2 km – 1.2 mi) from the villa there is a bus stop with connections to Florence and other nearby towns such as Greve, Panzano, Radda in Chianti, etc..

The pool.

The villa’s private pool is cleaned daily and features a full set of comfortable sun loungers with parasol, a gazebo and a shower. Being exposed to the sun practically all day, the pool water reaches ideally warm temperatures (often up to 30-31 Celsius/86-88 Fahrenheit). The pool is 11 meters long x 5 meters wide (36 x 16 ft).

The Layout.

The main building spreads over 3 floors and is more than 1,700 square meters (18,000 s.f.) in size. There are a total of 9 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, several spacious living spaces and 2 professional kitchens. The villa can comfortably welcome up to 18 guests.

Ground Floor

- Large light-flooded Entrance Hall, with access to the rear garden as well as to the west facing lawn in front of the villa.

- Pool Room (Billiard Room).

- Large Wine Tasting Room.

- Comfortable Cloakroom and other service areas (laundry).

- Professional State-of-the-art kitchen.

First Floor (all rooms are air-conditioned except the kitchen)

Access to the first floor is gained from the entrance hall either by the stairs, elevator or directly from the garden. All common living spaces are found on this floor, as follows:

- The grand Dining Room has a fireplace and a large antique table that can seat up to 22 people, dominated by a magnificent Murano glass chandelier. Three large French windows open onto a balcony on the villa façade (north side), overlooking the beautiful typical landscape.

- The villa’s fully equipped kitchen is directly connected to the main Dining Room and features an open fireplace with Tuscan barbeque. It is also perfect for holding cooking classes and has a dining area with a table for up to 6 people.

- Two living rooms:

The main living room (of about 60 sq.m. - 650 sq.ft.) features new comfortable sofas, lounges and wonderful views on the valley. There are two 3-seater and two 4-seater sofas, two armchairs and four extra chairs. From this room it is possible to access one of the master Bedrooms (Baia al Vento).

The second living room boasts a large office desk, a 50” TV (with sky satellite channels & surround sound-system) and a large 7-seater sofa plus 3 armchairs, allowing for large families to relax comfortably as though in their own home. This room is also directly connected to the garden.

- There are a total of 7 bedrooms on this floor, all with en-suite bathrooms:

2 Master deluxe suites, each with super-king sized bed and bathroom with tub and separate shower. They are located next to the main living room and look onto the garden.

3 King Bedrooms each with king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.

2 Twin Bedrooms each with 2 twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower.

Second Floor (all rooms are air-conditioned)

- Accessible via stairs and elevator.

- A smaller corridor leads the way to the two double bedrooms each with a king bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.


- Air conditioning: The 9 bedrooms as well as the living areas on the first floor are all air-conditioned (kitchen excluded)

- Built in cupboards in every Bedroom

- Private swimming pool overlooking the property’s beautiful landscape

- Internet Wi-Fi

- 50” Tv with Sky satellite channels, surround sound system and Blu-ray player

- Private garden and spacious private parking

- Hospitality Manager (available on a daily basis)

- Free Wine-tasting and tour of the main aging cellar of the Nozzole estate

- Rich Continental Breakfast (served daily)

- Pool Room (Billiard Room)

- Daily Housekeeping

- Midweek change of bed linen & two weekly changes of bath towels

- Hi-fi system

- Two fully equipped Kitchens (one with open fireplace)

On demand services.

- Cooking classes and catered meals directly at the villa (lunch or dinner)

- Yoga or Pilates instructor for private lessons

- Private chauffeur (Personal driver) & private tours

- Baby Sitter

- Special customized wine and oil tasting at Villa Nozzole

- Purchase of wine from the winery shop (delivery at the villa or worldwide)

- Special Green fee arrangements at the nearby Ugolino Golf club

- Truffle hunting with special Truffle based Meal and Truffle “talk”

**“City Tax” of € 1.50 per person per night applicable for a maximum of 7 nights during the period of March 1st to October 31st, is to be paid upon arrival as per the city's regulatory rules (kids under 14 are exempt).**

**Conditions to hold weddings at the property**

- The minimum chargeable rate during the high season (Early May-Mid October) would be for 7 nights. The usual minimum stay is 7 nights Saturday to Saturday, exceptions can be made to allow a shorter stay but the rate will remain for a 7 night stay.

- The hiring of the villa’s preferred wedding planner is mandatory.

- A wedding/event fee, for the permission to hold the wedding at the property with non-villa residents attending, would apply extra (the amount varies according to the final number of guests).

More Details

Francesca Folonari
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Greve in Chianti in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 18000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • "Pareto" en-suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "Baia al Vento" en-suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "La Forra" en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "Le Bruniche" en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "La Fuga" en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "Il Borgo" en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "La Pietra" en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "Torcalvano" en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    "Porrona" en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Bidet , Ground floor bathroom
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • "Pareto" (Master Suite) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Four-poster bed, size 180 x 210 cm (71 x 82 inches)
    "Baia Al Vento" (Master Suite) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, size 200 x 200 cm (78.7 x 78.7 inches)
    "La Pietra" - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, size 180 x 200 cm (71 x 78.7 inches)
    "Il Borgo" - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, size 180 x 200 cm (71 x 78.7 inches)
    "La Fuga" - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king bed, size 200 x 200 cm (78.7 x 78.7 inches)
    "Le Bruniche" - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, size 180 x 200 cm (71 x 78.7 inches)
    "La Forra" - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, size 180 x 200 cm (71 x 78.7 inches)
    "Torcalvano" - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds, size 92 x 195 cm (36.2 x 77 inches)
    "Porrona" - 2 Single Bed , twin beds, size 92 x 195 cm (36.2 x 77 inches)
  • **Two twin beds can be added upon request to accommodate a total number 20 guests**
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Amazing stay at Villa Nozzle. Grazie Mille!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at Villa Nozzle with some of our close friends. It was nothing but perfection from the initial planning over email with Francesca to arriving and having Oliva help arrange and answer any questions we had. We had a delicious breakfast every morning and a couple meals at the villa as well that were absolutely delicious. All the staff; Graziella, Martha, and Luana were so amazing at making us feel at home and even sharing some cooking tips. Everyone was absolutely lovely and so kind during our stay.

The Villa itself was the perfect combination of old world with modern amenities. All the bedrooms were very comfortable and up to date with the most charming details. The villa is gorgeous and every room stunning, yet comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting outside amongst the olive tree's watching the sunset overlooking the vineyards sipping Nozzle Classico Chianti, our favorite wine.

Going to different towns or even Florence was an easy trip, although once we got to the villa it was difficult to leave. It's definitely a place you can stay for a week and never leave. It really is the perfect place for a family or group of friends to take time off and escape.

Thank you to everyone at Villa Nozzle for making our anniversary and stay at your villa magical!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gracie Mille! The most magical place in Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

We decided to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary in Tuscany, Italy and of course make a party out of it with some of our friends. Villa Nozzle was so perfect from the moment we started making arrangement over email with Francesca to our arrival and to our departure. Oliva was available daily to answer questions and arrange outings and all the staff was super friendly and helpful when needed. We had a delicious home made buffet breakfast every morning cooked by the wonderful staff and a few meals that were absolutely amazing. The villa itself is the perfect combination of old world charm with all the modern amenities in each room. Sunsets out over looking the vineyards sipping Nozzle Classico Chianti was probably my favorite past time during our stay. I cannot say enough about the magic of this villa, it's truly spectacular and we will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Magical place for a magical experience!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Villa Nozzole was the most magical place for the most magical experience. I planned my 50th birthday party with close friends and family for over a year. It was my dream to rent a villa and have everyone show up for great food, great wine and lots of laughs. That is exactly what we got. Francesa made everything so easy to plan from another country. She recommended Chef Alessio Sedran for our formal dinner and cooking class ,which was a huge hit. Wine tasting on the property at the winery was fantastic. Do not miss the Proseco! Oliva, the house manager, made sure that everything was perfect, from food to wine to local restaurants. The house staff were so lovely. They put out a beautiful breakfast every morning.

We created some beautiful memories in this villa. It's a very special place, run by very special people. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa!!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented the villa for my small destination wedding, where all guests were able to stay on site and make a 3 day event out of the experience! The entire wedding weekend went flawlessly with the help of the onsite manager Oliva & their wedding planner Nadia. The cook Graziela was unbelievable-authentic Italian cooking & just so sweet! The villa itself was gorgeous (!!), very Tuscan but with modern amentities (air conditioning). We were obsessed with the grounds, picture perfect in every view/room. We toured the winery which was such a cool experience- and honestly, we're already thinking of excuses to come back!! Could not recommend enough!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri

Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

My entire family of 20 included 12 adults and 8 children (ages 3-14) were able to join my wife and I at the Villa Nozzole. Given the size of our group we also made arrangements to have dinner prepared at the Villa which was in addition to the wonderful breakfast prepared daily. The food overall was outstanding. The house manager Oliva was extremely competent and organized. There was nothing which she was not prepared to do or arrange for us. This included having a beautician come to the house, arrange a car service for a trip to the Florence train station, sightseeing guidance and a restaurant reservation. Even though our stay was only a week we became very close to Oliva and her staff including Graziella our cook.

The Villa itself is a classic Tuscan home with substantial living space. The bedrooms and accompanying baths are of good size and virtually all the bathrooms have been updated in recent years. The bedrooms as well as most of the other rooms in the house had air conditioning available. The dining room was of sufficient size and the table provided comfortable seating for all. The house also had a variety of other rooms which we didn’t really use such as the TV room, billiard room, card room, etc. The grounds around the house were lovely and our kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool.

The surrounding property contain the vineyards of the Nozzole winery. In addition the estate also had olive trees for the manufacturing of its own olive oil. From this location we were able to do day trips to Assisi, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, Pisa and of course Florence.

We live in the USA and have rented other properties in Europe but our experience at Villa Nozzole was far and away the most enjoyable and problem free we have had.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nozzole a place of love and magic

  • 5 of 5


Tom and I are writing now because we have just returned home from our tour of Greece. We want to thank you for the most amazing place to celebrate time with our family. When our grand-daughters first arrived they asked Ms Oliva if they were in a castle--because that is how if felt to them. They felt that they had come to a beautiful magical place. We were able to use so many of your suggestions--we spent the day at Fort de Marmi and although your friend's restaurant was closed on the day we went Ms Oliva was able to find us a wonderful place to spend the day. We also chose to spend our last day with Alessio and Camella having a cooking class all together. It was one of our favorite memories. Alessio and Camella are a wonderful team that not only share their love of cooking but engage all of us even the very young in the joy they have for what they do. But the true treasure of Villa Nozzole are the people that made our stay so memorable and magical. From the first greeting of Ms Oliva; to the private wine tour that she gave our family, to the day at the beach that she arranged for us and for all of the many times her patience and grace helped us find the perfect solution to whatever we needed, Ms Oliva made us feel as if we were guests in her home and not just visitors on vacation. The first night's dinner prepared by Graziella and all of the breakfasts prepared and served by Martha and Luana were the same. They made each of us feel special and never a burden. Traveling with so many young children could have presented a problem but the children fell in love with each of them and insisted on drawing them all pictures to say good-bye because they felt as if they had made new friends. There was not one request, not one need, not one detail that was missed and all were undertaken in a spirit of joy not obligation. Francesca, your home is beautiful and we thank you for allowing our family to share it for even a week. The pictures and the memories we have are precious to all of us. The people, especially Ms Oliva, that you have in your home are amazing women of quality that anyone would be happy to have as a friend. Thank you for sharing Ms Oliva, Graziella, Martha, and Luana with us. They are all in our pictures and in our hearts. Our grand-daughters were right...Villas Nozzole is a beautiful and magical place.

With much Gratitude,

Tom and Vickie Anselmi

Spring, Texas

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Florence Airport
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Golf dell' Ugolino
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Florence "Santa Maria Novella" train station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
A1 highway "Firenze Impruneta" exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ristorante Casprini da Omero
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Forte dei marmi
Car: recommended


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