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Florence Countryside Independent Apartment with Pool

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms garden 4/5 people

In Tuscan countryside 15 minutes from Florence very independent apartment finely restored and furnished on two levels. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms (1 double bed and two singles), 1 smaller room/studio with a sofa bed and 2 bathrooms, both with shower, one of which with bathtub. Living, dining, kitchen and a WC with washing/drying machine are on the ground floor that opens on an exclusive garden. The access from the main road as well as the car park are independent. The large shared pool,(meters 15.50 X 7.00 X 1.25 ), surrounded by vegetation and not visible from the house, open from May 15th to September 30th, is treated with natural salt. Personal transportation is advised. 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

More Details

Andrea Passigli
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 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 farmhouse in 1922

Why Andrea Passigli chose Fiesole

I inherited this property. The vacation rentals help subsidize my son’s Agricultural firm 'Fattoria Il Leccio' that produces top quality olive oil.

What makes this farmhouse 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 immersed 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. Collapse


Fiesole Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • 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 ...
  • pets allowed upon request
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Washer and dryer are inside the unit.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Florence Countryside Independent Apartment with Pool
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful property - well equipped and tastefully furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful surroundings with very nice swimming pool. Owners/hosts are delightful and the local wildlife (neighbourhood dog, deer and rabbit!) very friendly. The photographs don't do it justice and there are 2 other apartments on the property that would facilitate a larger group. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 days in June of 2016. The home is beautifully maintained and very private. Andrea is a wonderful host. Driving to Florence takes about 20 minutes and the train is only 12 minutes. Highly recommended! A wonderful experience that I would hope to repeat soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucolic Beauty

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 20 year old daughter and I had the opportunity to spend 5 days here in September and didn't regret it for a minute. It's a great way to establish a home hub for Firenze and the surrounding Tuscan areas/towns. You will need a car to get to the farmhouse but can avail yourself of the local rail system to quickly access downtown Florence. The hilly dirt road leading to the farmhouse is part of the "experience" but the only detractor overall. Accommodations are basic but comfortable and clean and the countryside quietude is part of the attraction. Andrea was an excellent and gracious host, very communicative and attentive to our needs. We wouldn't hesitate go return if the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have a new rule for traveling after staying here - always stay in the countryside. Andrea's place is bliss - beautiful scenery, immaculately clean accommodation which was also incredibly comfortable and tasteful, but above all Andrea was an excellent host - always there when we needed help - couldn't speak higher of the whole experience

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice property with some difficulties

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I stayed here at the end of April with another couple. The unit (which is attached to the owner's home) is spacious and lots of space for 2 couple (with 2 full bathrooms and 2 full bedrooms plus another small room where someone could sleep). It is up a steep hill from the town of Caldine where the train station is. It is peaceful and beautiful and not too far from Florence, although the train runs only once an hour and stops around 8:30 in the evening. While we liked the place a great deal our trip was marred by a theft that occurred during our first night. Somebody entered the unit in the middle of the night (it's unclear if the front door was locked), came upstairs, and took jewelry and cash from our friends' room while they were in the room sleeping. Needless to say, we were very disturbed by this event. The landlord later revealed that he has an alarm on his house.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely sorry for what happened during the stay of our guests but are grateful that they appreciated the country location just outside of Florence and the quality of the property. It was a shock for us to learn of the theft as we have been living, as well as renting parts of the property for 35 years and never experienced any issue of this kind. Unfortunately, our guests did forget to lock their front door for the night and also failed to make use of the safe in their bedroom – an amenity that we provide in each apartment. No other apartment suffered a break-in that night. It appears that some petty thieves, most likely unprofessional youngsters, came by and found it easy to enter the unlocked apartment. We were very upset by this event and tried to obtain a refund for our guests from our insurance company but, as the police found no evidence of a break in, the insurance company was unwilling to pay. We certainly understand the unpleasant frustration of the event, but there was nothing on our part that we could have done to avoid this unfortunate incident. We are always glad to receive suggestions for improvement. We consider the low 2 stars rating (after twelve 5 star reviews) quite severe since it doesn't at all refer to the quality of the property.
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Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5

We are 2 senior couples who stayed at Fattoria il Lecce 9 nights, and could have stayed another week. The "farmhouse" is charming, (in fact, the photos do not do it justice), well appointed in terms of everything you need to be comfortable, and well located in regard to Florence. It also has a wonderful patio where we spent many an evening sipping wonderful Tuscan wines and enjoying the quiet surroundings. The highlight, however, was getting to know the lovely owner, Andrea, who checked in with us each day to provide any information we needed, and then invited us into his studio, where he played a beautiful Schubert piece on his concert grand piano. It was an experience we will never forget! We also were so impressed with his son Lorenzo, and loved witnessing the interchange between them. Side trips, easy 60 to 90 minute drives from the villa, included the quaint village of Gaiole in Chianti and the city of Lucca, a charming walled city, still barely touched by tourism. All in all, we cannot say enough about our stay at il Lecce and would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Florence Galilei Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 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

Enjoy the Florence countryside as well as visiting Florence, the city of Renaissance.


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 10% DISCOUNT ON LISTED PRICES FOR ONLY 2 PEOPLE IN THE SAME BEDROOM

Owner'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.

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