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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

LOCATION,QUITENESS,GOOD FOOD AND WINE,RELAX AFTER A LONG DAY IN TOWN

Villa Calcinaia (made up of Botticelli and Leonardo apartaments) rests peacefully in an old Olive and Cypress grove nestled into the hills that overlook Florence. This 17th century aristocratic Florentine villa has been lovingly and elegantly restored with traditional taste and contemporary comfort.

Tuscan wooden beam ceilings, terracotta floors and antique furnishings compliment the history of the villa, while the luxurious linens, modern bathrooms and air conditioning create a relaxing elegance in this tranquil country setting. Amenities also include telephone, satellite plasma TV, unlimited free WIFI (wireless) internet,lap top at your disposal and a beautiful infinity swimming pool.

The only extra charge is for heathing,if used,on consume.

Final cleaning euro 100.

With (4) bedrooms and (4) bathrooms, the 200 sm (2100 sq ft) Villa Calcinaia can comfortably accommodate up to 8-9 people. Three of the bedrooms are connected to en suite bathrooms.

The kitchen is well equipped to create everything from small snacks to large meals, and one of the most complete food stores in all of Tuscany is less than a 5 minute drive from the front gate.

The rooms of the villa are very well proportioned and designed with taste and style by your host, Paola Cinelli. The Cinelli family lives on the property at the ground floor. With welcoming, English speaking hosts, you’ll not only have a Tuscan address, you’ll also have a very special “entrata” into Tuscan life. The Cinelli family can help you with everything from planning your day trips, restaurant suggestions, golf or hunting excursions, cooking classes, wine tours, history and architecture lessons, basic Italian and so much more.

Villa Calcinaia is 15 minutes from Florence, 25 minutes from Lucca or Pisa and an easy drive to Chianti, Siena or San Gimignano.

Villa I Cipressi, our smaller villa, accommodates 4-6 people and is also on the property. Please click on all our listings to see more about Villa I Cipressi and Villa Calcinaia. We have a railways station in the Village and public bus too.

Please check out other listing by the same owner/ manager

- 73362 Cottage in the hills of Florence

WE HAVE APTS IN THE CENTER OF FIRENZE IN THE BEST LOCATION TOO

-ALSO MANAGE OTHER PROPERTIES IN TUSCANY AND IN THE HEARTH OF FLORENCE!DON'T MISS THE CHANCE OF A WONDERFULL EXPERIENCE...CONTACT US TO HAVE PICTURES AND DETAILS!!!!! PLS HAVE A LOOK

Keywords: Old Villa , XVII Century,well restored ,with modern appliances and all the modern conforts.

More Details

Owner
Dott.Paola Cei Cinelli
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

About Dott.Paola Cei Cinelli

I am very lucky as this new job gave me the possibility to know guests coming from all over the world and I am really happy to share with them my beatiful region,food,wine etch

PLS come and try !!!

Dott.Paola Cei Cinelli purchased this villa in 1990

Why Dott.Paola Cei Cinelli chose Lastra a Signa

Me and my husband buyed the old Farm as we loved this strategical location.It is close to Florence ad from our street we can see the Dome but at the same time coming back home after a busy day it seems to be in heaven.

This is eally a great and strategical location

What makes this villa unique

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

quite,relaxing area !The best Supermarket in Tuscany as well as the best Restaurants too.EDY PIU' SANESI ,CAPOVERDE, SEAFOOD and

THE BEST ICE CREAM Winner of Italian taste !

PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THE OTHER LISTINGS: 73362 and on AIRBNB TOO FLORENCE

WE LOVE TO SHARE WITH YOU OUR EXPERIENCE

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Paola,



Thank you so much for your wishes.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year.



All the best for you and your family,



Alexandra, Andrew and Sonia Szulski

Barbara & Jaros?aw C.



P.S. Memories of a wonderful summer holidays in your gorgeous place, warm our hearts during this cold polish winter. Thank you once again Paola. You are amazing.

Around 5th of January you should get a package from Poland. It`s just a tiny gift made with pleasure for a good beginning of 2013.
Sep 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
FLORENCE AIRPORT
Nearest Barpub
1600 Metres
IPERCOOP AND A SMALL ONE IN A WALKING DISTANCE
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
LE PAVONIERE PRATO-UGOLINO FIRENZE-MONTECATINI-
Nearest Train
1700 Metres
Lastra a Signa
Nearest Motorway
200 Kilometres
Fi-PI-LI
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
EDY PIÙin a walking dist.downtown SANESI and lot
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
ABETONE-CIMONE-DOLOMITI
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
VIAREGGIO-PISA-FORTE DEI MARMI-CINQUE TERRE-
Nearest Point of Interest
MY VILLAS
Nearest Point of Interest
HUGE GARDEN OF 20.000 SM
Nearest Point of Interest
RESTAURANT EDY PIU'
Nearest Point of Interest
RESTAURANT CUPOLI
Nearest Point of Interest
BEST SUPERMARKET IN TUSCANY !!!!
Nearest Point of Interest
CARUSO TENOR VILLA
Nearest Point of Interest
pool and huge garden
Nearest Point of Interest
MICHELANGELO SQ. 8 KM FAR-SAME WEST SIDE
Car: necessary

A NEW RAILWAY STATION IS ONLY 1700 mt far from the villa .You can reach Florence in 15 minutes, Pisa in 46 and Siena in 90!! To Firenze there is a train every hour! TOP CLASS-Wine taste-Special Tuscan Dinner (with recepices advice) at home price 35 euro max per px,Walking tasting tour in Florence !!!! etch -Hiking,Golfing,SHOPPING,SPA Swimming etch

Amenities

Lastra a Signa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 complete baths with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) In the green room: these beds can be joined together on previous request.In the 'stripes' they can be transformed into twins?There is an extra bed too., Child Beds (1) We can drop a crib and an high chair for free, Baby Cribs (1) On request,included in the price.We have high chairs too and lot of toys., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) On request.There is a pouf in the 'green 'one. In addition there is a sofabed in the sitting room too.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
2 restaurants in a walking distance,strategical location,quite country area but very well connected to Florence,Pisa,Lucca,Siena and so on!THERE IS A RAILWAYS STATION TOO !!!IT IS VERY EASY TO GO EVERYWHERE !!!!!

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
5

Exceeded Expectations & Just Like The Pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was spectacular! Very comfortable, charming, well-appointed, etc. The AC worked great as did the wifi. The grounds were gorgeous, the pool clear and the atmosphere very relaxing. Paola was fantastic and I appreciated her checking in on us and providing good information and at the same time also giving us lots of space and private time too! It was a lovely, lovely stay and I couldn't ask for anything more. I would definitely recommend a car or plan for taxis to get to the train station with ease. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

My family of four rented this with two other family members. I had always dreamed of a Tuscan getaway, and staying a Paola's villa was a dream come true. Everything the other reviewers have to say is true 100%, but the can't capture the actual feelings that this villa evokes. Warm and inviting, Paola was a genuinely gracious hostess, making a beautiful salad for us upon arrival, and always making sure we were comfortable. She also arranged for dinner to be made for us one evening in the downstairs kitchen. Carla, the cook, did a beautiful job of creating a delicious Tuscan feast; we had left overs for two days! The A/C in the bedrooms worked beautifully, as it was very, very hot and humid during our stay. Thank you, Paola! CI vediamo presto!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The best place I have ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Paola's three times now, during various trips to Italy. Paola’s place is so beautiful, that we had our wedding on her property. What a truly wonderful experience. How amazing is Paola? Let me count the ways. First, Paola has an incredible sense of design, which serves to emphasize and highlight the beauty of nature. Every apartment and every corner of the property is gorgeous – you can even be standing in the driveway or the car park, and you will have a beautiful view! You are filled with a sense of peace and nature, both inside and out on the grounds. Second, Paola is one of those rare individuals who has an infinite zest for life, and somehow shares that joy with you. It is great to have optimistic and happy people like that in your life, and you deserve that especially when you are on vacation! Third, Paola genuinely cares about you, when she interacts with you. She is not just running a business – she is authentic in her care for her guests, and it is clear that being a superb host is core to who she is. Paola did a huge amount of extra work to accommodate our wedding which was not even remotely beneficial for her business, but rather because she wanted to share her genuine sense of support and love. Lastly, all of the regular ingredients that make for a great stay are present – the close proximity to Florence, great restaurant and gelato nearby, simple logistics, etc. Paola, we want to thank you for the perfect wedding day. You will be a part of our family history for many decades to come, and we are so deeply, deeply thankful to you for the support that you gave to us as we start our new life together. Sending lots of love, – A and H.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memorable Family Italian Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for all you did to make our family holiday so special. Living, even for such a short time, in your home was an experience we will not soon forget.

The wonderful long kitchen table features very prominently in all our pictures and memories. Our family loves to gather cook, eat and of course, drink together and there was no better place to do that than in your kitchen.

Your constant attention and concern for our comfort and enjoyment during our holiday was very much appreciated. You were always there to help us organize a tour, special dinner or just offer suggestions and of course a ride when needed. We especially enjoyed our tour of “your" Florence and took the family back later to enjoy many of your favourite spots. We will hold you and Florence in our hearts forever.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

truly under the tuscan sun

  • 5 of 5

I have been fortunate to have used VRBO all over the world and have been seldom disappointed. This trip took me to the next level of perfection. Paola and Villa Calcinaia in Lastra a Signa were incredible. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The beautiful food and fine wine she had waiting for us was a delight after the long flight. Paola could not have more gracious. She arranged our pick-up from the florence station, she dropped us off at the Lastra a Signa train station and drove us and picked us up from an incredible restaurant in her little city. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms for 4 overworked women, perfection! Eddi Peu (spelled wrong I'm sure) was THE most incredible restaurants I've enjoyed in a while, and it was within walking distance. The Iris in bloom, the olive trees in bud, the beautiful sky, a dream. . I would rent a small car to get to the station next time, the walk down fine, not so much the walk up. We used UBER from Florence, but it took an hour to secure it, about 40 euro, but worth it. Thank you Paola, I will return. Susan Muscenti Valenti, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Take the Worry about Finding Lodging on Your Next Trip to Tuscany: Villa Calcinaia in Lastra a Signa

  • 5 of 5

When we travelled to Italy - specifically Tuscany - for the first time two years ago, one of our biggest concerns was how to pick a place to stay without seeing it first. We wanted to try a VRBO property, because we had heard so much about the reliability of their listings, but it was still with some trepidation that we booked - sight unseen - "Rental 33143" in Lastra a Signa, some 10 miles west of Florence. After a long, and sometimes arduous drive from the Amalfi coast (thanks to rain and slippery roads), a few wrong turns (despite our Garmin), and a few stops at the Autogrills on the Autostrada, we pulled up at the gate of the Villa Calcinaia! What a magnificent property, located on old olive and cypress groves, and with a breathtaking view of Florence to the east. The first time we visited, we stayed in the main property; the second time (just last summer), we enjoyed the smaller villa - which we had all to ourselves! The host and hostess - Fabrizio and Paola are truly the most hospitable and genuinely fun proprietors ever! Their warmth and graciousness are unparalleled. Their attention to details made every aspect of our stay a pleasure. On arrival night - after a long travel day - we enjoyed a magnificent home-cooked meal right in our villa! Paola personally took us on a tour of Florence (with a stop at her favorite caffe and ristorante), served as a font of knowledge about places to visit, "tips for the road," and where to shop and dine. The "extra lengths" to which they went were indescribable! Even their dogs were friendly and loving and made the stay so much more fun! We can't say enough about this property and especially Paola and Fabrizio - truly the "hosts with the most!"

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $41.43
Refundable damage deposit $236.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.