|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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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: Farmhouse, Country Cottage, Chateau, Home, Vicchio, Florence
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.
The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1964
For its breathtaking views and exquisite taste that went into the finishing touches and decoration of it.
Large property for your PRIVATE USE. Private wine pairing events on our own patio with professional chef and wine sommelier Rafaelle Genovese.
The most beautiful Tuscan home that has been decorated impeccably. Just gorgeous. The house is built on a big property surrounded by everything that you can imagine. It has breathtaking views everywhere you look. We are a family of 5 who spent a week in La Prunetina and felt the house was very spacious and comfortable... The highlights being the modern amenities and comfortable furniture and gorgeous views. The house is located on a hill overlooking the vistas of Tuscany. The drive from the plains up to the property is a real Tuscany experience. This is the place if you want to be away from the tourist crowds.
Shannon and Simone are wonderful hosts. Shannon gave us a great introduction to the area and was very helpful in suggesting things to do. She arranged for us a wine tasting with cousin Raphaele who is an expert sommelier and knows all that you need to know about Italian wines.
We had a lovely stay at La Prunetina House and we would recommend it without hesitation... Thanks for a great stay!
This home & setting beyond trumps Diane Lane's movie, 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. This is my dream home! This incredibly beautiful home is nestled in the tuscan hills with the most amazing vistas. The property is abundant with fruit trees and land to go on strolls or hikes. There is a great trail that leads you to a Roman tower and many points to see the views for miles.The eco-chic retreat has been remodeled keeping true to its italian roots, but with modern ammenities. The home is spacious and evokes the most serene atmosphere. Each room is quiet & private. There is plenty of room to make yourself comfortable and find solace if you staying with a group. I HIGHLY recommend this!
My husband and I traveled to Italy for our 1-year wedding anniversary. We knew that we wanted to stay in the heart of the cities we visited, but also that we wanted to experience a glimpse of everyday Italian life. We found this wonderful property outside Florence to stay at a couple nights before we moved on to Milan (the owners gave excellent directions as you do end up on a narrow gravel road - part of the adventure!). The spacious home was on a large lot and had just been beautifully renovated. There were horses that grazed nearby and breathtaking views of the valley. We went to the market and cooked most of our meals, but then had an amazing dinner at the resort just down the road (be sure to enjoy the olive oil tasting). My husband enjoyed a round of golf at the Medici course a short drive away while I read a book on the patio. We had a great time and are planning to stay here again (and for longer than two days, I might add) when we can get back!
It's one of the places you imagine when you read the books about Tuscany--fields surrounded by horses, a view of the valley, the house well-appointed with an organic, warm interior lovingly restored with lots of light, wood and clean lines. The kitchen is fantastic for cooks. Just quiet enough to afford the solitude of the olive groves, your fresh garden herbs and grasslands yet near enough to Vicco to afford easy access to the fresh bread, local flavor and culture. It's only a short drive from Florence, too. Well worth the price for the piece of real Italy you'll be bringing home. Thank you Shannon and Simone for sharing this beautiful property with us!!
I found the hammock to be my favorite spot at this Tuscan home’s tranquil location overlooking a breathtaking view of the mountains. Enjoying the starry night skies and a glass of wine on the patio was also a pleasure. Trails allowed for local exploration, but on those days when I wanted a little more adventure, a trip to Florence or the two near by towns and a lake provided a welcome diversion. The entire home is very up to date with a modern kitchen and baths, full laundry facilities and wireless internet. The property is nicely maintained with lush grass, plantings and trees. A splendid place to vacation!
As part of our romantic European getaway holiday and my girlfriends lifelong dream to visit Tuscany, we stayed at this beautiful house for three days. It was the highlight of our trip to Europe for both of us and we should have planned to stay there for much more of our vacation. Romantic and exactly what we wanted our trip to this region to be. My girlfriend still to this day says it was one of the top 3 highlights of her life1 Beautiful location and when I am going to go to Italy again I will be basing myself here and travel by train around the rest of the country! Highly recommended!
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.
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Jun 3 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.