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Bright Villa between Florence (20 km), and Siena (50km)-1 km to Village-A/C-wifi

Bedrooms 10
Space 4,413 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

410 sq. meters Villa, 10 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms (Sleeps 21) with Panoramic Views.

In the glorious hills of Montespertoli overlooking an ancient Castle, in one of the most beautiful position in the area, a top of a hill, stands the pretty Villa I Leoni, a charming and authentic old manor House that dates back to the XIX century.

On one side it was built on a large tabernacle of 1700 that was removed for the renovation of the villa. It is located in one of the most quiet locations in the area on top of a hill surrounded by a ring of hills around.

The villa has very fast and easy access to Central Florence which stands 20 km away. Due to its position and to the many trees around the villa the place and the interiors are cool, so when you come back from a day trip around the places of Tuscany you can refresh and relax enjoying the peaceful Tuscan countryside. Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, the villa stands in panoramic position offering a magnificent view of the Tuscan countryside stretching as far as the eye can see.

Away from the city It stands between Florence, Pisa and Sienna, Central place in Tuscany to visit almost its major cities and near many small, quait villages with small roads. The area is also particularly attractive for the glorious blu skies, sun, smell o f the country, food, wines and olive oil. You can use the villa like Home Base for day trips to discover all best places in Tuscany.

What you can do when you are here:

From here You can make day trips to Firenze, Pisa, Lucca,

Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra which can be reached

in a few more than half an hour drive. You can even to reach

Florence in half an hour by bus which stops 300 meters from

the villa.

The place is also convenient for a trip to "Le Cinque Terre"

(130 km away). You can reach La Spezia in a few more than

an hour drive and from there to catch the train or the boat to

the fantastic five villages.

It's also very interesting one day trip to visit "Le Terre del Tufo"

(Lands of Tuff) three fantastic small towns on the border of

South Tuscany called Sovana, Sorano and Pitigliano that are

famous for "The Vie Cave."

It’s also a nice trip to go to the Hot Spring in Saturnia

To get to Rome or Venice with the quick train you need 1:30

hour from Central Florence train Station.

You can also to hire the fantastic cook Jacopo for preparing

your meals at the villa; he can be also available for teaching

cooking classes at the villa.

I can suggest some farms for fantastic wine tasting, and cellar tours

40 km from here there is the mall with the most important luxury fashion marks.

For who love archeology there are several site to visit in the

Tuscany area and some of the most important etruscan museums

are in Volterra and Florence where is possible to see the

"Vaso Francois".

The area also offers within a very short distance, a tennis court,

2 stables and for the walker, a wide range of trekking routes with

panoramic views of great beauty. Montespertoli is one of city's

wine and in many of its farms is possible to taste the good Chianti.

Within walking distance there is a very good restaurant where

you can taste tipical tuscan dishes and the T-bone steak

When you are at the villa you have a large fenced garden at your

disposal and a lovely swimming pool (12x6 metres- 1.40 metres

deep) well equipped with sun beds. Around the swimming pool

mature olive trees provide plenty of shade and are ideal for an

afternoon nap or a quiet read.

Distances: Certaldo 21 km - Florence 20 km - Vinci 30 - San Gimignano 34 km - Colle Val d`Elsa 36 km - Volterra 54 km - Siena 56 km - Pisa 70 km - Lucca 75 km - Le Cinque Terre 130 km - Venezia 230 km - Roma 280 km

WIFI is available in the garden area and inside.

The 19th-century villa is surrounded by a wide fenced garden with a swimming pool, furnished with sun loungers and sunshades, and barbecue, for pleasant meals in the open air. In the past, the small chapel of the nearby monastery of the Calvane nuns stood on the estate. The chapel housed the painting called 'Madonna della Neve' (Our Lady of the Snow), to which the building was dedicated. Numerous panoramic pathways stretch around the villa for guests to stroll or mountain bike on the gentle Tuscan hills. Tennis courts and two riding stables in the neighbourhood.


The villa, whose entrance is decorated with two 17th-century statues representing two lions, is divided into six apartments of different size, each one with its kitchen, full bathrooms with shower and all furnished in the typical Tuscan style and it's rented all together. All the apartments are provided with satellite TV and Internet connection and one of them is accessible to disabled people.

There are 9 double and 1 twin bedrooms with an additional single bed (3 on the ground floor 3 on the first floor and 4 on the second floor) , and 9 bathrooms (each one with shower, bidet, wc). On the ground floor there is the larger apt. with three independent entrances, a very large dining room of 45 sq. meters suitable for 30 people and a large equipped kitchen (25 sq. meters where usually guests cook for all the group) with easy access to the garden with 5 ring stoves, OVEN, fridge, freezer, dish washer microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. Large private shaded garden with long table and chairs to dine al fresco. Barbecue equipment. private swimming pool.




Within walking distance (800 meters) there is the little village of Montagnana where you can find the Post Office, a cafe, a good restaurant and a pizzeria; in the area there are some very good restaurants and pizzerias, with local dishes and and we are very glad to suggest you some of them. A supermarket and other shops in Montespertoli 4 km away.

Keywords: Manor House, Country villa, Chianti Villa,

to book the villa you must complete the booking form and send a deposit of 25% of the total rent. As soon as we receive the deposit we will send a voucher of the booking with the instructions to get to the villa.

The remaining amount will be paid on arrival.

The price includes electricity, water and gas, bed llinen and towels.

Only heating and air conditioning are additional costs and are calculated upon consumption.

Dear Client, from June 1st, 2012, the town of Montespertoli will apply a (seasonal residency) tax of € 1,00 per person per night for a maximum of 6 nights to anyone holidaying in the area . This tax is not due for children under the age of 14.

More Details

sergio panchetti
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

About sergio panchetti

Hi, my name Sergio and I am glad to make happy the guests who come at the villa giving them the best services as much as I can.

For making comfortable their stay, I am glad to give them all the information they need for the best tuscany experience.

sergio panchetti purchased this villa in 1970

Why sergio panchetti chose Montespertoli

My father bought this property in 1970. He worked as a sharecropper on a small farm cultivated with olive trees near the house, but in 1956 due to a large frost many trees died and he and his family left the farm. He moved to Florence where he undertook various activities. In 1970 he was offered this property and he bought it.

Now I think it was a great satisfaction for him because after 15 years of work had bought the house of the landowner for whom he worked.

I lived in Florence, and every afternoon I was with my father at the villa and I remember that I was so excited for all those rooms and those old furniture in the villa.

I grew up here and this house is part of my life.

I loved the property and now I am happy when guests enjoy their stay here.

It is located in one of the most beautiful and quiet locations in the area on top of a hill surrounded by a ring of hills around. Because of its position every view from the villa in any direction is really fantastic.

The villa is at the centre of the triangle Florence-Pisa and Sienna so in more than half an hour drive you can reach the most important towns in Tuscany. For who loves golf there are two colf clubs in the area; one is well known "Ugolino Golf FClub"

What makes this villa unique

Remembering old times, In front of the villa two ancient stone lions statues guard the entrance (picture n. 4th).

Many of my guests love to stay and have their meals in the large garden behind the villa whose many big trees provide shade and fresh at any time of the day.


COOKING CLASSES WITH JACOPO - your chef and cookery teacher.


Within walking distance there is Montagnana village where you can find a very good restaurant well known for its Florentine steak, the best pizzeria in the area, bar, post office, Bank , newspaper and grocery shop . The bus stop to Florence is 300 metres away. Because of my job I know a lot of farm, so I can suggest some of the best wines in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a wonderful location. The villa was clean, had a great view, was well furnished and the manager was very accommodating. We had a wonderful stay, the pool was clean and refreshing. We needed air conditioning and it was very satisfactory. We loved the villa and the location. The view was wonderful. The pool was great after very hot days sightseeing. The kitchen was large and we had a great time. The hill towns were fascinating and so interesting and historic. The vineyards, olive trees, rolling hills, wineries and fields of sunflowers were wonderful. We enjoyed everything about Florence, Cinque Terre, Siena and the many hill towns. The nearest town was Montagnana. It was a rather long walk, but we did walk into town several times. The Coop in Lastra a Signa was wonderful and provided everything we needed for groceries, clothes or any other needs. We found a great restaurant in San Casciano and enjoyed visiting there on Saturday when the locals were shopping and the stores were busy with local trade. Bring extra towels for the pool. Binoculars were helpful to really enjoy the views.
Sep 2009
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Montespertoli Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4413 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Max. adults: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 21 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Bright Villa between Florence (20 km), and Siena (50km)-1 km to Village-A/C-wifi
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews

Perfect property for a group of Friends

  • 5 of 5

If you have a large family or group of friends travelling together, this is a perfect villa. Just outside of Florence, it provides central access to all that Tuscany has to offer. Our group used public transportation and hired transportation at reasonable costs and it all worked well. Having your own vehicle would make things easier but we were a group of seniors that were reluctant to drive ourselves.

Sergio is an excellent host and looked after every need of the group.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much; you have been very nice with this review.
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Very nice spacious villa with large pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa in June 2018 and we loved it. There was 11 of us including one year old girl. Sergio was very nice with providing us with everything we needed and his Mom helped us with a grill when we could not figure out how to use it, There are plenty of rooms and bathrooms that are clean and comfortable. The pool is large and we had lots of fun swimming there.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thank for your appreciation.
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Wonderful Villa and Owner

  • 5 of 5

Our group of artists enjoyed very much our one week stay at this villa. All around us are beautiful views of the Tuscan hills to paint. Sergio, the owner, and his son Nicolo were so kind and wonderful in helping us with arrangements that made our stay so enjoyable. We had delicious dinners in the villa cooked by Loredana. We highly recommend this villa. We look forward to our return visit! Grazie mille Sergio.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bett;, I am happy you and your family had a nice time here at the villa. Sergio
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house with very helpful people. Nice pool and clean and beautiful area. The only negative thing is that the road is just outside and a lot of tractors drive outside. Otherwise it was fantastic. We hired a chef one night and the food was amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review. As for the tractors, nobody has ever complained; it may be that at this time of September, being the grapes harvest period, some tractors are driving through the road.
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Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was without a doubt the best vacation my family has taken. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, centrally located.

  • 4 of 5

There were 19 of us. Plenty of room, and each day we did an excursion (about 45 minutes away) to Florence, Siena, Pisa etc. It was wonderful --

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Montagnana val di Pesa
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Montelupo Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Firenze Pisa Livorno
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Montagnana Val di Pesa
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone (PT)
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Marina di Pisa
Car: recommended

ECO-TOUR IN E-BYKE with helper motor.

Guests of Tuscany by bike will discover the striking Tuscan hills in total relax. Following unique itineraries you will enjoy the beauty and harmony of the typical forms of this territory. Moving between the gentle contours and rare marks left by mankind, you will be easily involved in unique and positive emotions.

There will be frequent stops to complement this sensation, tasting the authentic flavors that characterize this land, result of the admirable encounter between natural history and the activity of man.

Wine tasting in a very large farm in San Gimignano where is possible to enjoy a cellars tour, comprised a visit under the roof of the "Vinsantaia" where an old typical and famous dessert wine called "Vinsanto" is matured along many years. Then you can enjoy the test of numerous red wines including white wine called Vernaccia which was the first "controlled origin" wine in Italy. Between one wine and one another you can also test some local good tuscan salami. All this in company of Lorenzo and his wife, the simpatic owners.

It's also possible to hire a very good cook for a wonderful dinner and/or a Tuscan cooking class.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $346.74
Refundable damage deposit $577.9

rates are based on 16 people;
final cleaning Euro 300
AIRCOND & HEATING are additional charges and are calculated by consumption 30 cents per kw

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund