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Luxury 18th Century Villa Walking Distance to a Pretty Village

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Aerial View of Villa Luciano

Aerial View of Villa Luciano The Villa 40ft. x 20ft. Private Swimming Pool - Daily Cleaned Tulipano Queen Bed Living area with sofas Formal dining room Glicine King bedroom Iris Sitting Room with 17c fireplace Full equipped kitchen with large fridge, microwave, dishwasher, icemaker Old Kitchen with wood oven pizza View of Londa from outside patio italian garden cooking class outside area jacuzzi Londa river Londa Lake detail of penthouse bedroom dining room to celebrate wedding anniversary perfect place to relax wood oven cooking handmade pizza Family Pictures Uffizzi museum Florence

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Gorgeous villa with private swimming pool close to Florence (35 min by car or train) very large garden, accommodates up to 14 people. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION.

Location is in a wonderful and undiscovered place, LONDA VILLAGE, shops and restaurants 5 minutes walk from the Villa, an excellent base from where to start visiting Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and the main historical towns of Tuscany (San Gimignano, Cortona, Pienza, etc).

By car within one hour you can easily reach Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, San Gimignano. By train you can reach Rome,Venice, Cinque Terre within one hour and half.

Villa Luciano is perfect for a family or a group vacation, for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, meetings, cooking classes.

Accommodation is up to 14 people, offers infinite space and total privacy. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and comfortable furnishings.

The Villa is surrounded by acres of garden consisting of neatly clipped hedges, trees, flower-filled terracotta pots and a private swimming pool.

Sandra is available during your stay at the reception office next to the Villa, she can help you with planning your stay and suggestions. She is knowledgeable about the area living in Chianti Rufina.

Staff is available onsite for daily cook and maid services.

To enjoy an authentic Tuscan experience, the Villa organises Special Tuscan Dinner, Cooking Class, Wine Tours/Tasting.

Keywords: Villa

Property Type

  • 6500 sq. ft.
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible
      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Private Chef
      • Staff
      • Chauffeur
      • Concierge

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Pets Considered
      • Smoking Allowed

      Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

      Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        2 modern kitchens and one ancient kitchen all full equipped, the ancient with wood oven for Pizza...moreless

      • Oven:

        electrical ovens and wood oven...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        american and italian espresso...moreless

      • Dishwasher
      • Toaster
      • Catering Available
      • Child's Highchair
      • Refrigerator
      • Microwave
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Stove
      • Ice Maker

      Amenities

      • Fireplace:

        3 fireplace, one in the kicthen, one in the sitting room and one in the dining room...moreless

      • Towels Provided:

        two towels p/ person...moreless

      • Linens Provided
      • Hair Dryer
      • Iron & Board
      • Wood Fireplace
      • Washing Machine
      • Parking Off Street
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Wood Stove

      Entertainment

      • Stereo:

        3 stereo available in the dining room, in the living rooms...moreless

      • Books:

        history of Florence...moreless

      • Video Library
      • Television
      • CD Player
      • Satellite / Cable
      • DVD Player

      Communications

      • Wireless Internet:

        FREE WIRELESS CONNECTION...moreless

      • Telephone

      Pool & Spa

      • Private Pool:

        you don't share the pool with others...moreless

      • Hot Tub

      Outdoor Features

      • Lanai / Gazebo
      • Outdoor Grill
      • Balcony
      • Deck / Patio

      Theme

      • Romantic
      • Tourist Attractions
      • Family
      • Historic

      Location & View

          • Village:

            from the outdoor area of the Villa you can see the view of pretty Londa village, municip, historic church and bridge...moreless

          Car

              • Recommended

              Activities

              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Surfing
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Skiing
              • Hunting
              • Swimming
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Winery Tours
              • Shopping
              • Churches
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Walking

              Other Activities

                  • TYPICAL TUSCANY MEALS, COOKING CLASS, WINE TOURS AND WINE TASTING
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Wonderful villa (or castle?!!)

                    Wonderful villa (or castle?!!)

                    • Guest World Traveler (San Francisco, CA)
                    • Date of stay 07/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/04/14
                    A Villa, more like a castle (!), with its own enormous garden maze!! We had a delightful stay at this wonderful Villa – we were 3 families all with young children + my mother. We had an amazing time enjoying the great pool with beautiful views, having Gabriella cook us great 3-course meals, spending time in Firenze (easy train ride to and from), visiting Lucca (must-see) and sipping wine at the Verrazzano Winery (a must). The kids *loved* exploring all the nooks and crannies of this 18th century Villa. The house was clean and well-appointed and spacious. With two fully functioning kitchens, a great dining room that fit all sixteen of us + large bedrooms with clean sheets & towels & blankets, we felt very much 'at-home'. There are 2 wings, so the spacing of the rooms worked out well as our family had one wing while the other 2 families had the other wing. Sandra, the manager, was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond her call of duty (thank you!). The only thing that we struggled with was maintaining a balanced water temperature during showers/baths (kept changing from scalding hot to freezing cold) – particularly difficult with young children. I believe that Susana will be looking into this issue because all of the families during our stay had water temperature problems. But, even despite this, I will give it FIVE stars due to the central location, the picturesque setting, the amenities & character of the house, and the super helpful staff! I would recommend this Villa to all my friends.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                  • Chicago party of 8

                    Chicago party of 8

                    • Guest BST (Chicago)
                    • Date of stay 09/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/27/13
                    Outstanding visit to Tuscany. Our villa was exceptional-full of old world charm, yet wi-fi accessible! Sandra was most helpful and Gabriella our cook was a talented teacher and fabulous chef. I highly recommend this villa for a large group. We had plenty of room both inside and outside the villa.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                  • It was like coming back home

                    It was like coming back home

                    • Guest Gary (Ontario, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 06/08/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/11/13
                    After three years, we had the good fortune to return to Villa Luciano in June, 2013. Everything was as we remembered and our group of 6 enjoyed all the Villa's amenities as well as everything the town of Londa has to offer. Once again, Sandra was always there when needed and Garbriella cooked two wonderful meals for our group. Staying at Villa Luciano is truly a unique Tuscan experience that should not be missed. We felt blessed to have the opportunity to come "back home" to the Villa and the lovely town of Londa.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                  • Perfect for group or family vacation

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                    Perfect for group or family vacation

                    • Guest Corrine - Windham ME, USA
                    • Date of stay 06/16/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/18/12
                    In searching for just the right villa near Florence for a group of 4 couples, I researched about 450 villas throughout Tuscany. Villa Luciano offered all the right qualities and amenities that we wanted: enough private bedrooms and baths, plenty of public space, gorgeous grounds, an inviting pool area, a decor that spoke to the villa's history and authenticity, and a great location within a small village that would be convenient for day trips to Florence. All 8 of us fell in love as soon as we arrived! Situated on 10 fully landscaped acres on a street that overlooks this mountain village of 1100 friendly Italians, we had a commanding view on every terraced level of the grounds and spent hours enjoying all the different sitting areas. Most people in Londa don't speak English but they are very helpful and welcoming. We also felt very safe walking anywhere in Londa. Sandra, the village manager is more than helpful and accessible. We loved shopping locally and did so daily. Two local restaurants offer excellent food. We hired Gabriella, the available cook two nights and were so glad we did. She introduced us to the simple Tuscan dishes that have made Italy famous and showed us how are Americanized version of "Italian" is far less appealing. The website accurately represents the villa, its cleanliness, the amenities, the privacy, and the authenticity of the villa as an 18th century home. The Spagnoli family has retained the villa's grandness as a family estate but kept it comfortable and useable. My husband and I renewed our wedding vows in the courtyard, surrounded by rock walls draped in honeysuckle, hedges rows, and potted plants. We couldn't have scripted a more Italian or more romantic setting. Leaving the villa and Londa was very sad for all of us. It was the perfect place for our group, the kind of Tuscan experience we'd longed for, and it was convenient to Florence and other towns. While a car is not absolutely necessary, we were glad we had them. They allowed us to drive off into other areas and explore the stunning countryside.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                  • A Tuscan Delight

                    A Tuscan Delight

                    • Guest Patrizia (Healsdburg, CA)
                    • Date of stay 04/28/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/28/12
                    We finally realized our dream of traveling to Tuscany and we did it in style at Villa Luciano! This grand estate is beautiful and steeped in history with the stone walls, Italian gardens, quiet wooded paths sitting above the lovely town of Londa. We loved the blend of old and new - the downstairs 18th century kitchen with brick oven or the two modern kitchens on the main floor. The antique funishings yet complete and modern bathrooms. The villa's manager Sandra was an excellent hostess and she guided us to some of our best finds in the area such as the winery Il Prato or the ancient city of Montereggioni. She also introduced us to Graziella, a true Tuscan gem, who cooked a beautiful milestone birthday dinner for one of our party. Now we dream of a family reunion one day at Villa Luciano.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                  • We really did feel at home!

                    We really did feel at home!

                    • Guest kristinaatlanta (Atlanta)
                    • Date of stay 08/28/10
                    • Review Submitted 11/26/10
                    My group of 9 just returned to the states after spending 7 days in Londa at the most beautiful Villa Luciano. Planning such a big event and relying only on the web can be daunting and scary. I am here to tell you not to fear. Villa Luciano was more that I could have ever expected. Sandra was a joy to work with and never let me down. The pictures hardly do the Villa justice as the property is so much bigger in person. The village of Londa is so quaint and the people so sweet. We really did feel at home. The location is great if using the Villa as a home base. We toured the Tuscan wine country as well as Florence. The biggest treat was to have Gabriella make us dinner one evening. Her smile, spirit and love will be with all of us forever. Our only regret is we did not use her more. If coming to Villa Luciano please tap into the treasures she holds. I can not say enough about how much we enjoyed our experience. Do not hesitate to book this fabulous place. I must have looked at 500 Villa's on the web and I have no regrets....you won't either.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                  • Unforgettable experience

                    Unforgettable experience

                    • Guest Gary (Ontario, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 06/12/10
                    • Review Submitted 07/01/10
                    What a wonderful experience for our group of 10 at Villa Luciano! The Villa is huge and has absolutely every amenity for a fantastic stay. The rooms are huge and comfortable, kitchens well-equipped and the property is amazing...from the gorgeous and serene Italian gardens to the swimming pool which was so enjoyed by our group on warm, sunny days. The town of Londa is beautiful with all the services needed for a great vacation and the people warm and welcoming. While we visited many locations in Tuscany, we also enjoyed several days just hanging out at the Villa. How I miss the sound of the church bells ringing throughout the mountains! Sandra, the property manager, is a gem. She was so helpful in planning our stay and was always there when needed after we arrived. And Gabriella cooked us two wonderful meals and provided us with life-long memories (and some great cooking tips) during our day-long cooking class. She is the best! There is nothing negative to say about our experience at Villa Luciano. It will always be remembered as two of the best weeks of our lives.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                    • Guest Arlene Coffin (Los Angeles, CA)
                    • Date of stay 11/16/09
                    • Review Submitted 11/16/09
                    The 12 of us had a marvellous time at Villa Luciano! The Villa is spectacular, the views, the gardens, the flowers, the smell of jasmine…!The rooms and baths are so spacious and comfortable and were perfect for our group of 12!Our dinners on the terrace were amazing – again the view of the valley, Gabriella prepared the most delicious 4 course dinner for us.We loved the people of Londa they were friendly and helpful, the two restaurants was delicious!Siena is one hour drive was so beautiful we wish we had more time to visit there again. Our time here was amazing, the Villa, Londa and environs exceed our expectations. Be sure to take a day or 2 to relax, enjoy the town the Villa!!!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/7

                    • Guest Bonnie Berger (New York NY)
                    • Date of stay 01/19/09
                    • Review Submitted 01/19/09
                    What an amazing vacation! From the very first minute we arrived, we all fell in love with Villa Luciano and the hill town of Londa. My family was looking for a vacation that we could remember forever. We wanted a place close enough to a town so you could walk around and experience the flavor of Tuscany, and yet far enough out in the hills for a break from our city lives. After searching Italy and Spain on line, Villa Luciano seemed perfect; and it was! The rooms are huge, yet cozy, we never felt like we were too small a group for such a grand villa. The meals prepared for us were wonderful, and so much fun getting all of us together. We wound up staying on the Villa grounds and in Londa more than we planned...it was just so beautiful and relaxing; and a great place for the kids to blow off some steam and enjoy the reunion. Londa proved a great location for day trips into Florence by train, and the north western Tuscany towns by car. We expecially loved the mountain road to Stia and the Chianti area. For a family or a group of friend I can't imagine a better place!

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  LOW
                  Apr 8 - May 11, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,000
                  MIDDLE
                  May 12 - Jun 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,200
                  HIGH
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,895
                  MIDDLE
                  Sep 1 - Sep 14, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,200
                  LOW
                  Sep 15 - Oct 5, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,000
                  OFF
                  Oct 6 - Jan 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,380

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                  the above rates are for 6 people

                  30% of the rental price as deposit

                  70% of the rental price as balance


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                  Last updated: 04/18/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: Florence at 30 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Ferry: Piombino at 180 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Train: Contea-Londa at 3 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Motorway: A1 at 20 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Beach: Viareggio at 90 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Barpub: walking distance at 200 Metres
                  • Nearest Ski: Abetone at 130 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Golf: Poggio dei Medici Scarperia at 30 Kilometres
                  • Nearest Restaurant: walking distance at 250 Metres
                   

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                  Photos

                  • Aerial View of Villa Luciano

                    Aerial View of Villa Luciano

                  • 40ft. x 20ft. Private Swimming Pool - Daily Cleaned

                    40ft. x 20ft. Private Swimming Pool - Daily Cleaned

                  • Living area with sofas

                    Living area with sofas

                  • Glicine King bedroom

                    Glicine King bedroom

                  • Full equipped kitchen with large fridge, microwave, dishwasher, icemaker

                    Full equipped kitchen with large fridge, microwave, dishwasher, icemaker

                  • View of Londa from outside patio

                    View of Londa from outside patio

                  • cooking class

                    cooking class

                  • jacuzzi

                    jacuzzi

                  • Londa Lake

                    Londa Lake

                  • dining room to celebrate wedding anniversary

                    dining room to celebrate wedding anniversary

                  • wood oven cooking handmade pizza

                    wood oven cooking handmade pizza

                  • Uffizzi museum Florence

                    Uffizzi museum Florence

                  • The Villa

                    The Villa

                  • Tulipano Queen Bed

                    Tulipano Queen Bed

                  • Formal dining room

                    Formal dining room

                  • Iris Sitting Room with 17c fireplace

                    Iris Sitting Room with 17c fireplace

                  • Old Kitchen with wood oven pizza

                    Old Kitchen with wood oven pizza

                  • italian garden

                    italian garden

                  • outside area

                    outside area

                  • Londa river

                    Londa river

                  • detail of penthouse bedroom

                    detail of penthouse bedroom

                  • perfect place to relax

                    perfect place to relax

                  • Family Pictures

                    Family Pictures

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                  7 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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