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Private 170sqm Farmhouse in Hill Surrounding Florence

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Striking views from our Sunset Terrace


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Escape to our recently remodeled home among acres of orchards and grazing fields overlooking Borgo San Lorenzo in the Mugello Valley, 40 minutes from Florence.

Our home, or La Prunetina, is a haven of peace in the splendid Tuscan countryside and is an optimal point of departure to visit cities like Florence, Siena, Pisa or Bologna. The Mugello Valley itself is known for its art, wine and oil production, its beef and dairy products. There are many museums, castles, markets, vineyards and exquisite dining options to entertain the art and food lover. Directly outside our gate there are wonderful trails to explore on foot, horseback or mountain bike. They are some of the best in the region!

La Prunetina was lovingly restored in 2010 and maintains its original farmhouse charm while having completely modern amenities and technology inside. This home was originally built in the 17C and consists of 4 spacious bedrooms, a generous American sized and equipped kitchen, living room, utility room and 2 bathrooms. Our spacious yard affords open views to the Apennini ridges beyond and the sound of the nearby stream. Two patios and hammocks welcome you to enjoy your morning café, meals and free time outdoors. Our barbeque and 17C pizza oven will tempt those of you who are adventurous and like to cook by fire.

Keeping the building green has been very important to us and we are proud to state that many measures have been taken to make this happen: solar heating, compost bins, water-based paints, and roofing and stucco that both cool and heat the home naturally and most efficiently. A 15x120 foot vegetable patch and 30-tree orchard allows us to grow and consume some our own produce throughout the year.

We also offer services like a private chef and wine sommillier who does private wine paring evening with a 4-6 course meal for our guests at our home and on our "sunset patio" -he's my cousin and owns a bar/wine tasting room down in Vicchio. He asks €45 per person and it is fabulous and often the highlight of our guests visits!

We hope you will treat your home as if it is yours. There is additional information in our Guest Book that will tell you how best to manage the windows, doors, washer, kitchen equipment as well as our suggestions of where to eat or find the best gelato.

All linens and towels are included.

Keywords: Florence, Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, Farmhouse, Country Cottage, Chateau, Home, Vicchio,


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • White Room: 1 king

    downstairs, view of valley and mountains, spacious...moreless

  • Sunset Room: 1 double

    downstairs, single or double, view of valley and mountains...moreless

  • Lavender Room

    upstairs, morning light, garden view, spacious...moreless

  • Sienna Red Room: 2 twin/ single

    upstairs, beds can be joined, view of garden and fields...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    spacious and wonderful view from shower...moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    spacious, view of garden and fields...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Apple TV, 46' LED HD TV screen, sound system, filtered drinking water, American-style and equipped kitchen, two shaded patios with views, orchards, trampoline, hammock, sandbox, hiking trails, Roman towers....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning views from all windows and both outdoor patios. Sunsets are often the highlights of our guests visits. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    The quaint hillside village of Arliano is just a short walk away, taking a trail through the forest and then skirting around and above the 4-star Resort of Villa Campestri. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Seating for 8 people


from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Owner and renter will arrange a fully refundable €500 security deposit, to be received approximately 1 week rental and returned approximately 1 week after rental.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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The modern, light and airy home, garden and acres of land are for YOUR PRIVATE USE. Wine tasting options abound, including personal wine pairing dinners directly at our villa for our guests only with professional chef and wine sommelier Rafaelle Genovese. There are regional food festivals; chestnut, boar, mushroom, truffle, local pasta specialties always taking place in the valley. There is berry hunting and fantastic hikes/bike/horse rides all outside of front gate as well as the various cultural festivals taking place each month. We offer many suggestions in our guest book.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1964

About the owner: The property we are renting is our home, not a rental and we believe you will see and feel the difference when you are here. We lovingly restored this farmhouse that has been in my husband's family for the past 3 generations and are continually working to improve the property. We welcome you here and hope you will enjoy your stay in the very private and serene environment of Monte Giovi. Benvenuti!

Why the Owner Chose Vicchio, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy:
For its breathtaking views and exquisite taste that went into the finishing touches and decoration of it.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Large property for your PRIVATE USE. Private wine pairing events on our own patio with professional chef and wine sommelier Rafaelle Genovese.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • Striking views from our Sunset Terrace

    Striking views from our Sunset Terrace

  • Two patios for a lot of outdoor living

    Two patios for a lot of outdoor living

  • Lots of light

    Lots of light

  • White Room

    White Room

  • Sunset Room

    Sunset Room

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Lavender Room

    Lavender Room

  • Siena Room -can also be made into a double bed

    Siena Room -can also be made into a double bed

  • 16 C pizza oven for the adventurous

    16 C pizza oven for the adventurous

  • Our furry friends

    Our furry friends

  • Relax and unwind in the shade

    Relax and unwind in the shade

  • Modern kitchen

    Modern kitchen

  • View from kitchen window

    View from kitchen window

  • Roman shower with spectacular views to the garden

    Roman shower with spectacular views to the garden

  • Spacious upstairs bathroom

    Spacious upstairs bathroom

  • View from Sunset Terrace

    View from Sunset Terrace

  • Home grown farm. Something is always in season

    Home grown farm. Something is always in season

VRBO #410550

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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