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Florence Countryside Elegant Apartment Suite with Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, 2 living rooms (Sleeps 5)

15 minutes from Florence spacious elegant suite with it’s own patio/garden and 2 large living rooms; 2 panoramic bedrooms: the first one, that can sleep 3 people, has a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower. The second one, with its own ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, is next to the main bedroom and has the same panoramic view. It has two single beds as well as an open loft with a roof window that is reached through a staircase from the bedroom with an extra bed. There is a new fully equipped kitchen, one living room has the original country fireplace,with dining area and a sofa bed, the other a wall of glass that opens onto the patio which is paved with old stone and has a table that was a stone wheel used to crush the olives. The elegant appointments are a mixture of antique and modern furniture.The large shared pool (meters 15.50 X 7.00 X 1.25 ) not visible from the house and surrounded by vegetation, open from May 15th to September 30th, is treated with natural salt.Personal transportation is advisable. Private car service available with additional cost.


This beautiful 19th century country home,recently restored, is part of the “ Fattoria Il Leccio” lived and owned by the Passigli family for four generations. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the Valle del Mugnone,a gorgeous valley that offers panoramic views of gently slopping hills cultivated with well-tended olive groves as well as views of the town of Fiesole and the city of Florence. Giovanni Boccaccio in his 13th Century Decameron, locates some of his stories in this valley.

Personal transportation is advisable. Public transportation, (bus and train) are available at the bottom of the hill in the village of Caldine. It is a 10/15 minute walk through the hilly bucolic countryside. The train, a 12 minute ride from the Fiesole /Caldine station to Santa Maria Novella station in the center of Florence, runs approximately every hour. The buses, a 30 minute ride, also take you into Florence. There is little public transportation after 8pm. Caldine has a supermarket as well as post office and bank. It also has doctor and ambulance service. Please contact us for further details.

Keywords: Country House Apartment, Vacation Apartment

More Details

Property Manager
Andrea Passigli
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Andrea Passigli

My wife and our two children live on the property. My wife and I are professionals, she is a retired business administrator and I’m a Pianist and retired Professor of Piano from the Conservatory of Ferrara. Our son, as well as managing the farm, attends the University of Florence while our daughter is a cellist and Arts Manager

Andrea Passigli purchased this apartment in 1922

Why Andrea Passigli chose Fiesole

I inherited this property. The vacation rentals help subsidize our Agricultural firm 'Fattoria Il Leccio' that produces top quality organic olive oil.

What makes this apartment unique

Peaceful country stay overlooking one of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany and enjoying a refreshing swim in the pool after spending a morning or afternoon immeresed in the beauty of the Renaissance art that is found in Florence or other nearby towns like Siena, Pisa, Lucca and many more. As well as tasting one of the world’s top quality olive oils.


Fiesole Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2/3), Baby Cribs (1/2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Florence Countryside Elegant Apartment Suite with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful Home - Great Host!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in the hills of Florence. Wonderful, comfortable home, extremely attentive and helpful host. Kitchen well equipped. Recommend car, especially climbing up to the place during the late Spring/Summer heat. Can highly recommend overall.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rolf, we are happy you have good memories of your stay. Hope to meet you soon again!
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A Very Good Choice - In The Hills Above Florence

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here for 5 nights and could not have been happier with Andrea and the property. Andrea was very helpful in all aspects. The location is perfect for visiting Florence and the surrounding area. Andrea suggested we take the 15 minute train ride into the central Florence train station instead of driving our rental car, and it was a very good idea. We parked for free at the Caldine / Fiesole station and for 1.50 euros took the train directly into downtown Florence. The property is very secluded and quiet, the directions to the farm house very detailed. Just keep following them and you will eventually find the place. I wouldn't suggest trying to find it in the dark the first time though. There is a co-op in Caldine, maybe 5 minutes from the property where you can find all you need to make your own fabulous pasta dinners. The kitchen was well furnished, as was the rest of the house. The wifi was fast and always available.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Stunning…

  • 5 of 5

We rented all 3 apartments as we were a big party and it couldn’t have worked out better. Each apartment was spacious, well equipped and very clean with a lovely Tuscan feel about them. The large pool was extremely welcoming in the 38 degree heat and with stunning views of the Tuscan hills it was the perfect place to relax. The location was ideal as you’re situated in a beautiful rural setting but just a short drive or train ride into bustling Florence city centre.

Above all, what astounded us most was the outstanding hospitality we received from Andrea, Sandra and Lorenzo. They went way beyond the call of duty and couldn’t have made us feel more welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

family idyll

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teen girls, stayed at this property for 5 nights. It was wonderful! It was charming and rustic and felt like we were truly in the Tuscan countryside. However, the wonderful town of Fiesole and Florence were very close by and readily accessible. The apt. we stayed in was perfection. It was large and beautifully decorated with all the amenities one could want or need. What made this property, above and beyond all others we have stayed at, was the unbelievable helpfulness and kindness of the owners. When we need any help at all (and we needed a great deal since we were often lost and one night we even had a flat tire,) Lorenzo was available at all times with a kindness and cheerfulness that was unbelievable. We even joked that he was our "guardian angel." You cannot go wrong with this property and I only hope I have the opportunity to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eire,CO. USA

Tuscan tuck away

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous, fabulous!! The villa was a little tricky to find at first as we repeatedly pass the narrow road down to the villa. Neighbors in the area were very helpful in locating the property. Once there, we realized it was well worth the travel to get there. Beautiful, spacious, clean, peaceful. The owner and his family were super. Fiesole is a great point from which to start each day to the city or further locations. Car rental is a must.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Beautiful views from olive farm

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying on this beautiful olive farm. Renovations have made this a truly first class place with comfortable beds and LOTS of space for the four of us. Andrea was the most charming and helpful host, always available and smiling but never intrusive. The 12 minute train ride from Caldine into Florence was an easy and relaxing way to get to the centre of Florence. Returning home to have a relaxing cold drink on our patio was an excellent way to end each tourist day and our dinners were often accompanied by beautiful piano music, drifting up as Andrea practiced below. The view of the countryside from the dining room table was so lovely that we rotated positions so that each of us got to enjoy it. The Caldine Co-op really did have everything we needed. There were few tourists in Caldine and our Italian was almost non-existent but everyone in town was happy to help us.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Florence Galilei Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Fiesole/Caldine train station(12 Florence)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Autostrada Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Caldine Ristorante Mario
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Viareggio/Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A valid credit card number is required for damage deposit
Required 2 Euro/day tax for each person over 8 years old for the first 10 days of stay not included in rental pricesFROM OCTOBER TO MAY 20% DISCOUNT ON LISTED PRICES FOR ONLY 2 PEOPLE IN THE SAME BEDROOM

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.