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The country house in the middle of a small green valey

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Country House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

CASA DEGLI OLMI (House of the elms) in the heart of the tuscany countryside at just a few kilometres from Florence,Pisa, Empoli ten minutes from Vinci Leonardo's birth place.

The apartment has been recently renovated maintaining the original characteristics of the traditional Tuscany country house ,red brick floor, wooden ceiling ,traditional brick fire place surrounded by a never ending garden.

The house includes out door patio, kitchen and large living room with fire place, the large family bedroom in a mansard floor as a en suite bathroom.

The garden offers various opportunities for out door fun such as volley ball, tennis for the childrens delight, barbecue and naturally full comfort for total relax in the green hills surrounded by elm trees.

Our natural bio-food personally produced and the possibility of total relax are the main features of our country holiday home.

Vito and Caterina your hosts, offer the possibility of tasting Tuscany food and drink , lunch or dinner can be prepared upon request leaving a mark to your unforgettable stay.

WE OFFER POSSIBILITY HAVE KITCHEN SCHOOL (PASTA FRESCA)

SELECTED WINE INCLUDED

WINE TOUR IN CHIANTI MONTESPERTOLII AREA-to come to agreement on the price.

Keywords: Country House

More Details

Owner
Soldo Vito
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, czech
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Soldo Vito

If have a question don't hesitate contact us... you will be the only guest in a perfect relax stay.

WE OFFER POSSIBILITY OF KITCHEN SCHOOL- PASTA FRESCA and Tuscany kitchen -(SELECTED WINE INCLUDED)-to come to an agreement on the price

Why Soldo Vito chose Firenze (Florence) Province

We are in the middle of Tuscany, perfect to visit Florence, Chianti area, Pisa, Volterra San Gimignano ect.

Amenities

Empoli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • tennis
Notes:
the house is issued in a litlle valley. the road stopped in our property where we product biological vegetable food and little production of olive oil. perfect for your relax and taste italian food and wine.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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The country house in the middle of a small green valey
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Highlight of Our Trip to Italy

  • 5 of 5

I would like to lead off by apologizing to our incredible hosts, Vito & Katerina, for the VERY late review. Our trip was almost 6 months ago and the fact that we are just now writing this view is embarrassing, particularly given the extreme graciousness and kindness shown to us by our hosts. Now on to the review... The property was one of our favorite places to be during our entire trip, which is really saying something as Italy is full of beautiful scenery. The place is exactly as described, and then some. Well appointed, clean and cozy. Truly everything we could ask for. To say that Vito and Katerina went out of their way to make us feel welcome is an understatement. From samplings of their very own home-grown/wild produce to a family-style dinner complete with several bottles of local wine and plenty of great conversation well into the night, we truly felt like we were leaving good friends behind when we departed. I can't recommend this property/Vito and Katerina enough. We sincerely hope they are available to host once again the next time we are in Italy, because there is no chance we're leaving the country without staying here again, if at all possible. Thank you so much for helping to make our first trip to Italy extra special.

Warmest Regards,

Zack and Silvia

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very proud to receive a review from you Zack and Silvia a brilliant couple.We truly hope that there may be a new opportinity to enjoy together some great wine from our area and and some good dish from our garden. Many thanks and warmest regards to you too! Vito ,Katerina,Federica & Kelly
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Halfmoon Bay British Columbia Canada
5

Newell and Joan

  • 5 of 5

We loved our home away from home in Tuscany. Casa Degli Olmi was very attractive with beam ceilings,brick floors and a well equiped Tuscan kitchen. The house has absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is perfect. It is close to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and lots of other beautiful Tuscan Hill Towns. Vito and Katerina are perfect hosts. They make you feel right at home. They have a charming daughter Frederica and a golden lab (Kelly) who comes to greet you every morning. Katerina is a gourmet cook and they prepared wonderful dinners for us. Vito was glad to share his knowledge of the local wines with us. After touring the country side all day what a wonderful, relaxing place to come home to. We are coming back to Tuscany in a couple of years and will definitly stay with Vito and Katerina again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Newell and Joan, thank you for your review,we miss already your aperitif "Spriz" and your nice company! Thanks again Vito,Katerina,Federica and Kelly
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5

Enjoyable stay at Empoli

  • 5 of 5

My husband, I and our two teenage sons arrived in Empoli on Thursday June 6th. Road leading up to the house from main road is country but the owner has signs to help you find the house. it is well situated in a country setting - very peaceful. Owners are wonderful.

first day we reach there around 2pm and since we didn't have any other plans, upon our request Veto graciously joined us to give us a tour of winery and tuscany area. we are so glad we had the oportunity to experience this.

He showed us how to tell if a wine is good and brough us wine for the family. he also gave us lettuce from his garden and i was already using basil and rosmery from the pots right outside of our apartment. They seemed everready with everything we needed. very enjoyable and worth stay. we visited Cinque Terre by CAR and Florence by train from Empoli. on our way to Venice from Empoli, we visited Farrari museum in Maranello - so glad we could go there as especially both of our sons enjoyed it.

One thing i would mention is to not depend on the internet. it wasn't a big problem for us as we knew we were in country. the other thing is to make sure you put mosquito repellent which the owners provide before slipping. again its country and expect these things.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Empoli which allowed us to experience central italy life and would return if we had the opportunity. we would also recommend it to our friends.

Hema

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was a pleasure have people like you! In special way your sons, thank you and good health with Chianti Montespertoli !! Vito,Katerina,Federica and Kelly
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4

A great experience

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay in rural Tuscany that was warm and comfortable. Vito was a wonderful host. The house was everything it had been presented as - it was spacious, clean, and nicely decorated. We fully enjoyed our time, and found Vito very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your praise,to be helpful has been a pleasure with a nice family like you ! Saluti dalla Toscana Vito & family
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Colorado
5

We loved our time with Soldo and Katerina!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with The Vito family at their country home in June, 2012 and loved it! For my wife and I, it was a way to celebrate our ten year anniversary and it was everything we hoped for. We want to go back! We loved the lush country setting, being able to walk to the olive orchard and well, live the Tuscan life. We ate Tuscan food they cooked for us, they showed us ways to cook the Tuscan way. Soldo was warm and inviting and so helpful for us as we planned trips to Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano and forays into that lush countryside of Tuscany. We would recommend people set aside 7 days if they can, there is just so much to see. And read a little about Tuscany on the internet. You're going to be living it at Casa Degli Olmi...The pictures of the place were representative and I guess there are videos about the country farm now too, so that helps visualize what a special place they have. You are invited to live the Tuscan life as much as you want! Much better than something commercial! They were very accomodating to whatever our schedule was and happy to help out with any questions we had about great places to go and the history of this area. We enjoyed playing with their daughter Federica and their dog Kelley too. Our seven year old daughter had a great time playing tennis and hide and seek and fetch with the dog.. and she is high maintenance, so that is high praise! Our special needs four year old son liked exploring the yard and playing with Kelly, the dog. It was GREAT for our family to be here, where we could just relax and not deal with traffic and big city living. When we got home to Colorado, we started cooking with olive oil and aromatic herbs more... We wouldn't change a thing about our stay there and hope to be back in a year or two!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Harris and Family,many thanks to share your experience with us and thank you for the video interview you do to me. Saluti dalla Toscana Vito,Katerina,Federica & Kelly
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5

Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

How to describe our experience in Tuscany? Breathtaking, beautiful, and friendly all come to mind. Vito and Katerina have created such an experience for the traveler that you will never forget. Their hospitality was second to none. Always ready to give advice on where to visit and how to get there, they were the perfect avenue to enhance our experience in Tuscany.

The apartment is spacious, well-decorated, and has everything you need to enjoy your Tuscan experience, especially the kitchen. Vito and Katerina produce many vegetables, salads, and herbs on the property and were more than happy to share it all. The property is expansive, with olive trees and local wildlife. A trip to the top of the olive tree hill is a must as the view of the rolling Tuscan landscape is breathtaking (right in your own backyard!). They even produce their own olive oil and lovely artichokes in olive oil and herbs.

We all sat down to a wonderful meal together one evening after having a pasta-making lesson. It was magnificent. Katerina was eager to share her recipe ideas; her reputation as a master in the kitchen was evident as the food was absolutely delicious.

The local area of Empoli and Montespertoli are must-sees. While you are very close (30-45 minutes) to the major centres of Pisa, Firenze, and Sienna, the local area was just as fun to visit, especially Montalcino and San Gimignano. There was even a local wine festival which Vito visited with us, sampling wines from all of the Chianti-Montespertoli wine-producing area. For wine lovers out there, this was a fantastic way to get to sample such a variety of fantastic wines from the region. The time changes every year so ask ahead.

The family of Vito, Katerina, and Federica (their daughter) were so friendly that you immediately felt like you were at home. Their dog, Kelly, would even greet us every morning while we were having coffee on the terrace. They have created a place where you can easily relax, explore, and indulge in all that Tuscany has to offer. We highly recommend staying here and are returning next year for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David and Jerrod, thanks alot for your sincere and nice review. Many thanks to be a very helpful persons to our meeting in Empoli town. We are very happy to have occasion to spend time with you, that you know the way to appreciate country life,food(slow food) and great chianti wine. Don't forget here you have yours personal wine glasses!!! Kisses and hughs Vito Katerina Federica and Kelly Salutissimi dalla Toscana!!!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Martignana
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Monteluppo Fiorentino
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Empoli
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A1 Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Martignana
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Apenino
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Livorno
Car: necessary

on request we are able to cook lunch or dinner - with expecility of the place- tomato souce and olive oil are our production and vegetables of our garden in the moment. exemple:asparagous in march , artichokes in april etc etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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