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Villa La Quercia is a colonical dwelling place dating back to the 17th century, built entirely using ancient terracotta and stones.
The villa is situated in Impruneta, just 1.5 km (half mile) from the center of the village, on a hillock that dominates the Chianti hills, and 12 km (8 miles) from Florence.
In front of the main entrance to the house there is a beautiful loggia with dining table and a living area with bamboo furniture. On the backside, there is an open-air dining area with a round table in stone, situated in front of a swimming pool surrounded by laurel and cypress hedges.
Villa La Quercia is surrounded by 20 acres of land, which is partially cultivated with vines and olive trees.
On the ground floor there are the dining room, the double living room with fireplace, the kitchen and a double bedroom with bathroom ensuite, kitchenette and independent entrance.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms with bathroom ensuite, and a closet room
A single bedroom is in the upper tower. The villa has a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 9 guests. If needed, it is possible to add two rollaway beds in the largest bedrooms for a total of 11 guests.
Upon request, and at an additional cost, the following are also available: morning or evening cooking class followed by lunch/dinner with the fruits of the labour, market tour in Florence, cheese tasting, wine tour, candle lit butler served dinner, catered meals, daily breakfast, grocery shopping prior to arrival, pottery class, tour guide, bike guide, chauffeur, masseuse, babysitting service, wedding or provate event planning.
'Dear Veronica and Margarita, I had such an amazing stay at Villa La Quercia! I think it is a real paradise, right here in the very middle of this beautiful country. I hope I will come back, and if I do we will cook and learn Italian! I really loved it here! Thank so much for all you did to make this trip to Italy a real garden of Eden! Gracie Mille' - Mr D. Tiburon, California USA (Aug 11th 2012)
'Veronica, thank you for everything...for sharing your home with us, for showing us a part of your life, and for welcoming us as you would long-time friends - family. We loved our visit and look forward to returning' - Mrs L. Parillo, California USA (June 30th 2012)
'Veronica, it is difficult to leave Villa La Quercia and all the gifts of Italia. Nights filled with birdsong, jasmine and lavender coupled with laughter and amazing food beckon one to stay. Your home and the grounds are so serene and magical. Every detail is imprinted in my memories of Italy. Coming back a second time...Only reinforces a desire to return. Until we meet again ~ Thank you for sharing your 'gift' La Quercia' - Mrs M. Saltmarsh, Florida USA (June 2012)
'Dear Veronica, once again the glories of Tuscany have cooked their magic on our guests, and once again sharing wine & laughter with friends in your magnificent home has given each of us indelible memories to be forever cherished. Until our next visit to Italy... Much affection & gratitude' - Mr M. McKenny, Florida USA (June 2012)
'Dear Veronica, as last year we have enjoyed our stay at Villa La Quercia very much. With its ideal location close to Florence, in beautiful surroundings, together with your hospitality, has made our vacation more than a success! We look forward already to be back, do some running in the morning, relax with a coffee in Impruneta, do some swimming in the pool and enjoy the culture of many historical villages in the area. We hope to meet again, possible next year. Best regards' - Mrs B. Vidra-Krul, Holland (August 21st 2009)
Medium Season Mar 26 - May 27, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season May 28 - Jul 8, 2016 7 night min stay
Peak Season Jul 9 - Aug 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium Season Aug 27 - Oct 28, 2016 7 night min stay
Low Season Oct 29 - Mar 31, 2017 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
All utilities are included in the weekly rate except for the electricity consumption (0.60 cent/kiloWatt meter - an average cost of 150-250,00 euros per week) and the heating in the winter months.
WiFi internet service, cable tv, mid week house cleaning with towel set change, final cleaning, and private swimming pool are included in the weekly rate.
A 700,00 euro security deposit is kindly due in cash at check in, and it will be returned on the day of check out.
Upon request, and at an additional cost, it is possible to reserve the following:
-Day Cooking Class
-Market Tour in Florence
-Candle Lit Butler Served Dinner
-Wedding or Private Events
-Grocery Shopping Prior to Arrival
-Weddings and Private Events
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Villa La Quercia is located in Impruneta, immersed in the splendid backdrop of the Chianti hills, in one of the most renowned areas of Tuscany.
It is also near a series of well-known tourist localities among which: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, and Pisa, Forte dei Marmi, Greve in Chianti, Colle Val d'Elsa and the craft area of Deruta (PG) and Perugia.
The property is only some 8 miles (12 km) from Florence which makes it an extremely convenient base for explorations in the city and rural Tuscany and 1 mile (2 km) from the Ugolino golf course.