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A Panoramic Tuscan Luxury - Villa Maria in Fronzano

Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

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7 - 10 nights

About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 13+1)

Surrounded by breathtaking views, Villa Maria is perched on a private hillside overlooking the Chianti region and the Arno Valley. Built in the early 1800's this lovely villa is located in the Tuscan region where the highest quality of olive oil is produced. The living room, with palladium windows, boasts magnificent views. Just steps outside lay a west facing stone terrace that beckon you to sip Chianti Classico and enjoy evenings of brilliant sunsets. A gorgeous 45-minute drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany will take you directly to Florence. If you wish to travel by train the nearest station is just 10 minutes away. Travel time by train to Florence is 25 minutes. Your nearest village, Fronzano, in the county of Reggello, is a 5 minute walk down your very own aisle of cypress trees. In Reggello, a 10-minute drive, there is everything you need to make your life authentically Tuscan.

GPS coordinates: 43° 43.001 N, 11° 31.134 E.

Keywords: Villa, Tuscany, Florence, Country,

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Marco

My family has more than 12000 olive trees nearby and produce olive oil.

Marco purchased this villa in 1966

Why Marco chose Firenze (Florence) Province

this was our family's country villa since the 60's and due to the fact that we don't use it anymore (because every new family has his own country house) we rent it.

What makes this villa unique

The real place it's a lot better than the photos let you imagine. You can read the rewiews and be sure you don't be disappointed by this fantastic place. You pay 1/3 than to stay in a 4 star hotel in Florence and you are in an unforgottable private villa with pool and a beautiful enlightened tennis court. This is a practical place to visit all the Tuscany.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

A Panoramic Tuscan Luxury - Villa Maria in Fronzano
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
Edmond, OK

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  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more fortunate in selecting Villa Maria as the facility for our home during our Italy retreat.

Where do you begin in describing how great a location and facility Villa Maria offered to our group of twelve. The entire Villa was beautiful, clean, comfortable and accomodating for all of us.

When you look at the pictures of Villa Maria, what you can't see are the sounds and views of the sunrise and sunsets over the valley and adjacent mountain range. The Villa is so accomodating for relaxing inside in the living room, outside at the covered patio table or down by the pool.

The Villa was always comfortably cool, like being airconditioned, even though it was not airconditioned.

The Villa enticed one into complete relaxation. Given our limited time in Italy, we seemed to always be on the go, however, when we arrived back at the Villa we were ready to relax and enjoy the accomodations.

We had Donato cook three different evenings and the meals were always excellent. We ate out at several restaurants in the area that were all excellent. I wonder when you are in such a great location, can you really find anything not perfect?

Marco and Serena were very accomodating and great to deal with. Marco went out of his way to provide recommendations regarding dining out and suggestions regarding the surrounding area. Many thanks to Marco and Serena for making this great estate available for our vacation.

The initial directions to Villa Maria created some challenge in finding Villa Maria, however, once we became acquainted with the area, getting to surrounding towns by car or train was convenient. Driving at night was not so bad because you had the headlights that let one see the oncoming traffic or close roadside walls. Once we were accustomed to the tight driving roads of Italy, driving became more of an adventure.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa from which to truly enjoy Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Tuscany is as beautiful as you can imagine and the Villa Maria is a tremendous property from which to explore the area. We rented the Villa for two weeks--the first with 11 adults who are friends, and the second with 8 family members. The Villa was everything portrayed in the description and so much more. The view of the valley, the ability to walk to a little town, the spaciousness of grounds and varied places to sit and drink wine, laugh and relax were wonderful. The driving direction to the Villa are tricky, but once you get there, it was easy to find the place again and again!

The Villa itself is charming, with a large living room, dinning room and kitchen. A few of the bathrooms had to be shared, but we were able to make that work. The pool area is large with places to lounge and sit in conversations. The pool was not heated, but that was refreshing during the warm days. There were limited supplies (toliet paper, paper towels, dishwashing soap, etc--so be prepared to shop after you arrive), but things like towels, and linens were supplied. The washer and dryer take time, but work fine. There is a groundskeeper on site so if anything needed immediate attention it was taken care of. The Villa is close to the train (about 10 minutes) so that people could go into Florence or elsewhere, and is close to a larger town (Reggello) for banks and supermarkets. Most the towns that you might want to visit (e.g., Siena, Cortona, San Gimignano) were about an hour away--traffic in the late afternoon getting back to the Villa was hectic, but not impossible!

Marco is a delightful host, and was there to answer all of our questions. Once our reservations were made, it was easy to work with him to transfer payments, and request help with events. For example, we used Danato as a chef for 3 meals. They were outstanding and far superior to what we had in restaurants--in addition to which he is charming and his little English is just enough to make it fun. Marco also helped arranged for a birthday dinner at one of the restaurants in the area.

All of us had a wonderful time, and regretted having to leave this beautiful place. I would highly recommend Villa Maria...and I hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. We had 13 people and had plenty of space. The pool was wonderful. Great home for kids. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful authentic Italian Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a Fabulous family holiday with 3 generations of family. There were 12 of us but the villa could easily sleep 14.Outside areas have stunning views day and evening.

Full working kitchen,inside and outside dining areas.

We had Donato a local chef cook for us one night. Food was delicious and plenty over for lunch the next day.

All bedrooms are cool at night even though there is no air conditioning.Beds are very comfortable with white Egyptian cotton bedlinen. Garden and pool area was immaculately kept.

You defiantly need a car, the closest resteraunt to the villa is Ristorante Degli Usignoli About 5/10 minutes by car I would highly recommend it, we had dinner there 3 times.

The roads are extremly windey so would not recommend driving very far in the dark.

Our flight was delayed so we were driving in the dark, the sat nav brought us through a very dangerous road which was extreamly scary and traumatic. I think there needs to be a clearer map of how to get to property , maybe Marco the owner or Raffello the caretaker could meet guests in the closest local town to show the way for the first time.

With this in mind I would highly Reccommend Villa Maria.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Granada, CA

Beautiful and well maintained villa in the tuscan countryside.

  • 5 of 5

VILLA Maria is truly a special place. We celebrated a big birthday and had family and friends coming and going. As many as 14 of us in villa at one time. Plenty of space for quiet moments. The kitchen was the hub for us.

You must hire Donato the chef! He is incredible and so kind. He made an individual pizza each night we hired him for my 3 year old grandson.

Marco is so kind and warm and helped us tremendously when we were lost! The villa was a little tricky to find when jet lagged but after you do it once it is simple. We highly recommend taking the train from S. ELLERO to Florence and elsewhere. The station is 15 min drive down the hill from the villa.

The little market and bar in town (down the driveway) are so nice and kind. Everywhere we went the grandchildren were so welcomed...bambinos!!

We found everyone we met so warm and so open. We absolutely fell in love with the villa, Chianti, the food and the people. I actually cried when we left.

We are finding our dates for our next trip to Villa Maria!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ah, Villa Maria, we adore you!

  • 5 of 5

There cannot possibly be a more beautiful, perfect place for a family gathering than Villa Maria. The villa, and it's wonderful owner Marco, exceeded our expectations in every way, and, judging by the gorgeous pictures, we expected perfection. Villa Maria's beauty and charm is so much greater than anything mere pictures can capture!

My middle son was in Europe for the winter/spring semester of 2016, and he had a travel week early in April. I booked Villa Maria knowing it would be very early -- no pool -- but crossed my fingers (successfully!) for lovely spring weather. To book the villa, you have to call Marco. He returned my call instantly, and just speaking to him I knew this was going to be the vacation of a lifetime. Marco was charming, helpful, and welcoming during that conversation and throughout the trip.

The villa itself is spectacular. The location up on the hill with its panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside laid out before you is breath taking. The rooms are beautiful, the beds are comfortable, we cooked up a storm in the huge, well equipped country kitchen, the kids played pool every night, and everyone was incredibly comfortable and happy. My husband and I were there with a fabulous group of young people (two of our sons, two nieces, son's girlfriend, college roommate, etc) and we just had the time of our lives. There were day trips to Cinqua Terra, Florence, and Sienna, and there were lazy days walking down to the market in the little village below the villa and just wallowing in the beauty and peacefulness of it all. Our second night there, Marco made reservations for us at a fabulous family run restaurant way up in the hills that served the BEST ravioli any of us have ever eaten! Every day was beautiful spring weather, fabulous food, and another amazing adventure. Heaven!

Our last night at the villa, Marco arranged for Donato, a chef from Florence, to cook us a farewell feast. We dined al fresco, as we had done all our meals at the villa (we truly hit the jackpot with the warm spring weather!) and looked out over the Tuscan sunset as Donato served our table of 10 a five course feast. Perfection!! We love you Villa Maria and Marco -- we will find our way back❤️❤️❤️!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
S. Ellero
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
San Donato in Fronzano
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
The villa
Nearest Point of Interest
Localit� Fronzano
Car: recommended

churches, winery tours, sight seeing, walking, scenic drives, groceries.


Rates & Availability

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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 17 2017
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Jun 17 2017 - Sep 15 2017
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Sep 16 2017 - Oct 13 2017
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Oct 14 2017 - Dec 22 2017
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Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
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Jan 1 2018 - Mar 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

heating mc3 1 € $0
electricity kW/h 0.45 $0

The electricity costs can vary from 150 to 200 euro depending by the consumption

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Reggello Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , Pool bathroom
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , There is the possibility to add another single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , It is possible to have a crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , It is possible to have a crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Attached to a queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (2) additional single bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
iron & board, coffee maker, freezer, toaster, oven, audio tape player, radio, balcony, barbecue, bike, parking, tennis court, terrace, garden, fax, hair dryer, long term renters welcome. 4 kings, 2 doubles, 1 single. Private pool; free mountain bikes; tennis court; cook on request; cooking classes and horse riding within 10 minute walk, all the necessary shops are 5 min walk. Food & Wine.

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