About the property
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa & Guest House sleeps 14 total
There are three structures on the property that can house 14 people. The main one, known as the Villa, has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, two living rooms, a dining room and an elevator. There are two fireplaces, each with reclaimed wood and terracotta tiles. The oven, located at the heart of the house, was once used to cook bread for the town. It has been fully restored to cook excellent pizza or schiacciata and is now part of a kitchen with modern, high-tech, restaurant-quality Viking appliances that include a steam oven. There is floor heating under the reclaimed tiles.
The second, smaller structure is the main structure's Fienile. This is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment with its own kitchen, dining room and living room. The bedrooms have impressive views of the sprawling valley and its proximity to the property's lake allows for the symphony of frogs to be a nice lullaby. It has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the garden and open up to its own terrace with a spacious dining table.
The third one is the Loft, an open space apartment with two separeted beds, kitchen an bathroom.
Le Argille's 16-acre property includes a salt-water infinity pool (with a shallow children's wading section), a pool bathroom, a jacuzzi and a cabana area. There is also a heart-shaped pond with lilies and lotuses, around which are Carrara marble sculptures hand-made by artist Neil Barab, including a mini ping pong table (we also have a normal sized one for adults). We make wine from our vineyards and olive oil from our 600 olive trees. We have our own chickens, turkeys and a rooster we affectionately call Casanova. There is also an organic garden where we grow zucchini, artichokes, tomatoes, cabbage, onions and garlic among other produce. There are pear and fig trees from which we make jams. We also have sage, rosemary, mint and basel grown on the property, which is skirted by an old pine forest.
Please contact the owner for special long-term rates and seasonal prices.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Fiumi Family
Le Argille, is located in Strada in Chianti, a 20-minute ride from Florence. Perched on a hilltop, this former Buddhist and yoga retreat in the heart of Tuscany, was fully renovated in 2011 by the Fiumi family, with Architect Giovanni Cini. The mission was to preserve the old characteristics of this casa colonica (country house) while modernizing certain aspects to adapt to a modern lifestyle.
Fiumi Family purchased this Villa in 2008
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfection in Tuscany close to Florence
We had a wonderful time with our extended family (from 6 to 67) of 10 in July 2017 at Le Argille. The homes themselves were extremely clean, comfortably furnished, charming, and had all the conveniences we desired. Some of the best features of the house are the infinity pool, two living rooms in the main house, lots of bathrooms, an elevator (perfect for my aunt who has a bad ankle), a tree house with a rope bridge and a complete outdoor kitchen and dining area.
Teresa is the on-property caretaker and she is the most wonderful cook. On our first morning she brought us warm, fresh-baked pastries - it was such a wonderful surprise. We asked Teresa to make two dinners for our family which she made and served outside. Our family was unanimous in declaring these two dinners the best of our whole trip.
The location of the house was excellent - just up the hill from the little town of Strada and a short drive to Florence. We made day trips to Florence, Sienna, Greve (15 minutes away), and San Gimenano. We also had lovely days just lounging at the villa.
If I were to find fault in anything - it's not really a fault, just different than the photos -- but the grounds are not irrigated so the grass was brown the time of year we were there.
We loved our time at Le Argille and hope to be back soon!
Absolutely Perfect - Great Place to call Home!
My husband and I rented the villa L'Agrile for two weeks to celebrate his birthday with family and friends. We can't give enough praise to Eleonora the property manager or Tereza the discreet but hard working caretaker. Eleonora is a wealth of information about the Chianti area and arranged several activities: wineries, visits to the local pasta and pottery businesses, and a cooking class at Villa il Leccio. Tereza, who always has a smile on her face will shop, cook, serve and clean ups with the greatest of ease. She was always dishing up surprises like waking up one morning to her fresh apple strudel or dining on brick oven pizza and a salad with fresh figs from the garden. The villa is tastefully appointed with a blend of refurbished Italian antiques and contemporary furniture. The gourmet kitchen was dreamy for a group of foodies to create meals served by candlelight in dining room leading to hours of laughter and great times. The villa grounds were private, well maintained with an amazing negative edge pool over looking the beautiful countryside where we gathered every afternoon for a swim and cocktails while watching the cloud formations and sunset under a deep Tuscan blue sky. All I can say is everyone should enjoy a villa like this at least once in their lifetime!
We are delighted to hear that our team is doing a good Job. We really want to thank you to have choosed our villa.
Hoping to have you with us soon again, we send you our best wishes.
Eleonora and Tereza
Perfect Place for Multi-Generational Vacation
Our group from Memphis, TN, and NYC included ages 5 to 65, and this beautiful property had something for everyone. Our 5-year-old was fascinated by the chickens and enjoyed farm fresh eggs for breakfast. The entire group loved swimming in the infinity pool and relaxing in the hot tub. The outdoor kitchen and cabana were perfect for our pizza night --- I highly recommend Gabriel for pizza! The setting is beautiful; Eleanora is wonderful; Tereza and Bello keep everything perfect and we loved Tereza's cooking. We hope to return soon!
I really want to Thank you for your review. Hoping you came back to stay again with us, Sincerely Eleonora
Under the Chianti Sun
We had a fantastic week in Le Agrille. The Villa was fabulous , bright, airy and comfortable..The pool and outdoor settings were amazing!!
The town of Strada-in - Chianti is within walking distance.. and there are lovely restaurants near by.
Our stay was made even more special with help of the Elenora the Villa Manager, . and Tereza and Belo, who live and work on the property made us so comfortable no one wanted to leave!!
We have been to Italy many times, and rented many villas Le Agrille was one of the best.. we look forward to returning soon
It was our pleasure to have you as guest in our Villa.
We wait you next year.
Beautiful property - inside and out
What an unforgettable vacation in Tuscany! We chose Le Argille for a family reunion in March 2016, and we have nothing but positive things to say about our experience at the villa. We had 10 adults and 3 kids (ages 2, 7, and 10) in our party. This property is even better than pictured - beautiful inside and out, very clean, organized, well-maintained, and comfortable. The view is absolutely stunning, and the location is great, close to the small town of Strada and an easy drive to Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, and so many more. We did not get to use the pool (in March), but we did enjoy the beautiful grounds, the mini soccer field, the hot tub, and the sturdy tree house! And of course, as mentioned in previous reviews, the manager (Eleonora) and the caretakers Tereza and Belo, were delightful - always smiling and willing to help. We hired Tereza to cook and serve dinner for us twice during our stay - DELICIOUS, especially the pizza made in the villa's own wood burning oven. Highly recommended. Grazie mille!!!
We are very pleased to learn of your satisfaction with the our service during your stay in our villa.
We are ready to welcome you again.
Paradise in Paradise!
We arrived after a steamy week in Rome to find glorious peace and beauty at the villa. Tereza and Belo met us with big smiles, and kept us so comfortable while we lounged around the pool and the cabana that we lost our city jitters very quickly. Tereza's cooking was marvelous, and we feasted like royalty while dressing like peasants :-). A quick overnight trip to Venice at a luxury hotel was exciting, but we relished coming home to our airy abode with the endless vistas and beautiful breezes. Leo the dog checked in with us as we lounged, and our final meal in Chianti was a delight: pizzas made by Tereza and cooked by Belo in the pizza oven (the smells were heavenly), followed by the most delicious chocolate cake/pie in the world (some of us had it for breakfast before we left the next morning!). If you want the loveliest holiday ever, don't hesitate to come here. We'll dream about it for years. Thanks to Annalisa, our wonderful manager, Tereza and Belo, and Leo. You are the Best.
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