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Exclusive large countryhouse,Private Pool,Tuscan Hills close to Florence&Pisa

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Villa Mario, an enchanting old villa dating back the 18th century, is located in the vicinity of Pistoia, lovely city of art between Florence and Pisa.

The ideal position of the property offers the opportunity to spend a peaceful, relaxing holiday, but it is also an excellent base to explore all parts of Tuscany.

This elegantly restored villa on the rolling and gentle hills of Tuscany has amazing views from the terrace and the large swimming pool (7x14 mts).

The pool with its outside shower is situated in a very sunny position to take baths and sun all day long.

Table, chairs and barbecue are provided under the patio for outside dining.

This accommodation , builts on three levels, has a total surface of about 600 mts square, is fine style furnished also with many antiques.

On the gound floor we find on the left side the large income, the main living room with its vaulted roof, one bathroom; on the other side the smoking/cards room with fireplace, diner room and a very large kitchen with a big galley – laundry room.

The diner room has a comfortable access onto the garden where you’ll find table and chairs to dining outside enjoying a superb view.On the first floor a beautiful library- bed room with fireplace , four large bedrooms and four bathrooms.

On the second floor we have one double bedroom, one very large bedroom for four people, one bathroom, the living area, diner room and kitchen.

The villa hosts max 15 people.

This property offers tranquil and panoramic views of the beautiful Tuscan countryside; from one part of the estate you have a view of the undulating hills full of olive trees; from another part you take in the Oaks' Woods which form the North Tuscany border; the estate is characterized by these two different but both spectacular landscapes.

The land around the villa is about 240 acres and it has olives groves, woodland and a great number of fruit trees . Discover the property through the beautiful walks around here…

There is also a very large terrace with veranda where relaxing with a good book, dining 'al fresco' having nice chats or enjoying the stunning view immersed in the peace and quiet of the Tuscan’s countryside… immersed in secular olive groves, Villa Mario makes you experience the atmosphere of old times.

You will find staying at Villa Mario a real paradise where you'll wish you could stay forever!


The front of the villa has a garden and a patio where in summer is used as dinner barbecue for many people. For guests's use only the large swimming pool, situated in a natural terrace with a stunning panoramic view, outdoor areas and many paths in the wood for relaxing and beautiful walks.

A large fenced parking is available on the grounds of the estate.

Villa Mario offers tranquil and panoramic views of the beautiful Tuscan countryside; from one part of the estate you will have a view of the undulating hills full of olive trees; from another part you take in the Oaks' Woods which form the North Tuscany border.

The estate is best characterized by these two different (but both spectacular) landscapes.


Villa Mario is located in one of the most convenient position of all Tuscany.

Thanks to its convenient position, you're provided with easy access to the main cultural and artistic attractions such as Firenze, Siena , Pistoia, Lucca and Pisa.

Florence is half an hour away and so is Vinci (birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci), under two hours you

can reach the historic city of Siena and the village of San Gimignano going through the breath taking “Chianti valley”.

10 miles to reach the world famous spa town of Montecatini Terme, well known for the waters which cure digestive problems and mud bath used for the cure of suggest you visit the thermal complex “Grotta Giusti”, one of the more famous SPA centre in Italy.

Half an hour away you reach a beautiful golf 18 holes course, horsing stables and tennis courts in the vicinity.

1 hour away you reach one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, the very famous Versilia coast where are the towns of Forte dei Marmi, Lido di Camaiore and Viareggio ,famous also for it’s winter Carneval.

Under two hours you reach the famous Gulf of Tigullio and the incredible Portofino & Santa Margherita.

In 1 hour you are away from the city of Bologna, ½ hour to reach the hills of Porretta Terme, town famous for curing respiratory diseases with its water.

Villa Mario is only 4 miles away from Pistoia city centre where restaurants, bars and every kind of stores can be found.

Pistoia is a small medieval jewel that is worth the pain to know because there are ancient churches, museums and works of art, don’t forget a sightseeing in the historic centre of Pistoia with its Cathedral, Baptistery and 'Campanaria' Tower as well as the Town Council and Mayor palaces of the 12th and 13th century is highly recommended.

Modern and contemporary art is offered by the Pecci museum in Prato and by Fabroni Palace in Pistoia.

Fattoria di Celle park in Santomato is unique in Italy for its open-air works of art.

In half past an hour you can reach Abetone mount, the most important winter-sports station of the central Italy.

There are many wine tours in the sourrounding area, beyond that in Chiantishire, interesting for wine fans.

People interested in nightlife will not remain disappointed because in the surroundings theatres, discotheques, cinema and night clubs can be found.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words cannot describe the memories we will forever hold in our minds and hearts at "Villa Il Tasso".

Our experience in Tuscany was everithing we dreamed it would be.

It was wonderful to dine and converse with you.

Thank you for your gracious hospitality and for sharing your beautiful culture with us, please visit us in Louisiana anytime except would be too hot for you-:)!!!
Jul 2009
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
La Cugna
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Cugna
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

The property is located in a large private area that you can explore walking or mountain biking


Pistoia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (6), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 14 reviews

Everything we could have asked for !! House, surroundings were wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Enough space for everyone, the house was lovely and we were looked after brilliantly.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful !!!!

  • 5 of 5

When you think of a villa in Tuscany this is what your mind dreams of. Nestled in the hills above Pistoia the villa offers spectacular views. Titti and Marco are wonderful and very helpful, taking care of any small repairs and offering suggestions on where to eat, ristorante la Cugna was our group of elven people favourite place. Titti arranged two local women, Daneilla and Leanna, to come into the villa and cook a fantastic meal for our group the one evening and our group had so much fun with them it is a meal that will not soon be forgotten. The villa is central to Pisa, Pistoia, Lucca and Florence and after a busy day of touring to be able to return to the villa and relax poolside was great. Very clean and comfortable accommodations throughout the villa, you will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here.

p.s. to Titti & Marco, hope your father is feeling better.

Larry & Friends

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Many thanks for the cure & the villa...

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for the cure & the villa.

We really enjoyed the local knowledge you shared with us, recipes for real italian tomato sauce and, of course, wine recommendations!

A special word & thanks to your father for opening up the wine cellar.

The pool was a huge successand it proved difficult to extract the children to see another baptistry or duomo!

We had a wonderful holiday in Tuscany.

Thanks again for helping to make it so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A spacious, well-appointed and comfortable villa in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight had a fabulous time at Villa Mario in September, 2016. This spacious country house on the hillside above Pistoia, with its fantastic views, provided a wonderful base for our ten-day visit to Tuscany (the pictures on website do not even convey the overall feeling of the villa!) . Accessible by both car and train, we enjoyed our time there, whether relaxing at the villa (with its wonderful pool!) or heading to beautiful sites and historical towns and cities throughout the province of Tuscany. Titti, the proprietor, was exceptional from the very beginning. She answered questions and provided input even before our arrival, but once there, she helped make our stay even more enjoyable. She was easily reachable for any issue that may have surfaced; she arranged for a private tour for us in Pistoia; and she put us in contact with a local cook who we hired to prepare two delicious meals for us to enjoy while at the villa. All in all, a very memorable stay at a wonderful country house!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Connecticut, USA

your pool is glorious!!!

  • 5 of 5

Good morning Titti,

it's a pleasure write a comment on our week at Villa Mario, we really enjoyed your heaven in the country, we had a very good sunshine all week.

Your pool is glorious, in a fantastic spot with great views and the children have been out of it all week!

We thank you very much for your sparkling hospitality, for the olive oil and for the use of your beautiful home.

We hope very much to return again in the future and take Mario up on his offer to farm the olive grove next time.

With very best wishes,

Brenda and the family

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa vacation extrordinaire

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of renting this fabulous villa in Pistoia for two weeks in June, 2013. We used the villa as our home base to travel to many villages, towns, and cities within a one hundred mile radius. It was close to the highway, train station, the town of Pistoia and Florence. The accommodations were perfect for my husband and I, our son, daughter and her family (which included a one year old child).

This lovely villa was situated on a high mountaintop which overlooked the lovely town of Pistoia. Sunrises and sunsets were amazing! Views were breathtaking and picturesque! The huge, gorgeous pool was immaculate and was also situated overlooking the town. It was used daily and on many warm evenings, as well.

The villa was very clean and well maintained. Titti, the property manager was extremely helpful in answering all questions, recommending restaurants, places to visit (off the beaten path) and was always available to address any concerns.

If you are looking for the perfect vacation in Tuscany, you will find a "home away from home" here.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


Check in starting from: 3 pm - Check out before: 10 am
Regular capacity of the property is max 14 people extra person will be charged
Pets accepted on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund