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Florence countryside newly restored hayloft with pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms garden sleeps 4 confortably

In Tuscan countryside 15 minutes from Florence, the Hayloft was recently restructured. On the lower level there is one double bedroom with bathroom/shower as well as the fully equipped kitchen and living room , with two glass doors that open on a small exclusive farmyard. Through an inner staircase you can reach the upper level with one bedroom with bathroom/shower and two single beds, which can also use an independent entrance, that opens on an exclusive grass lawn. There is also an outer staircase on the back of the hayloft, that connects upper and lower levels. Both bedrooms are airconditioned.The large shared pool (meters 15.50 X 7.00 X 1.25 ), treated with natural salt, not visible from the house and surrounded by vegetation, is open from May 15th to October 15th. Personal transportation is recommended.

Private car service available with additional cost.


This beautiful ancient Hayloft ,recently restored, is part of the “ Fattoria Il Leccio” lived and owned by the Passigli family for four generations. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the Valle del Mugnone,a gorgeous valley that offers panoramic views of gently slopping hills cultivated with well-tended olive groves as well as views of the town of Fiesole and the city of Florence. Giovanni Boccaccio in his 13th Century Decameron, locates some of his stories in this valley.

Public transportation, (bus and train) are available at the bottom of the hill in the village of Caldine. It is a 10/15 minute walk through the hilly bucolic countryside. The train, a 12 minute ride from the Fiesole /Caldine station to Santa Maria Novella station in the center of Florence, runs approximately every hour. The buses, a 30 minute ride, also take you into Florence. There is little public transportation after 8pm. Caldine has a supermarket as well as post office and bank. It also has doctor and ambulance service. Please contact us for further details.

More Details

Andrea Passigli
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

About Andrea Passigli

My wife and our two children live on the property. My wife and I are professionals, she is a retired business administrator and I’m a Pianist and retired Professor of Piano from the Conservatory of Ferrara. Our son, as well as managing the farm, attends the University of Florence while our daughter is a cellist and Arts Manager

Andrea Passigli purchased this farmhouse in 1922

Why Andrea Passigli chose Firenze (Florence) Province

We inherited this property. The vacation rentals help subsidize our Agricultural firm 'Fattoria Il Leccio' that produces top quality olive oil.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peaceful country stay overlooking one of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany and enjoying a refreshing swim in the pool after spending a morning or afternoon immeresed in the beauty of the Renaissance art that is found in Florence or other nearby towns like Siena, Pisa, Lucca and many more. As well as tasting one of the world’s top quality olive oils.


Fiesole Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • pets allowed on request
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
horseback riding at 10 miles


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Florence countryside newly restored hayloft with pool
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A beautiful farm with stunning views. The hayloft was very well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent in the countryside but within 10 minutes of florence. Andrea and family could not have been friendlier or more helpful we highly recommend the accommodation and location.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane and Lee, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and will have good memories. Hope to see you again sometime.
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A gem in the hills outside Florenze

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Little farm-house (Family of 4) and it was simply perfect. A veiw over the Towns of Florence and Fiesole and everything you need, with an amazing pool and a lovingly restored old house (with air-con).

The owner (Andrea) and his Family went above and beyond every day to ensure that we had all that we needed. The nicest people you are going to meet.

All in all a fantstic location for our Holiday for 2 weeks. Would not change a thing - except perhaps to stay another 2 weeks perhaps.

Thank you to Andrea and Family for making our vacation Unique.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely converted hayloft in beautiful setting close to Florence

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this lovely accomodation close to Florence. Andrea and Lorenzo were both very helpful and welcoming, making our stay very enjoyable. Our children (13 and 11 years old) loved the short walk through the olive groves to get to the swimming pool and we found the whole atmosphere of the agriturismo very tranquil and relaxing. The train station at the bottom of the road made travelling into the centre of Florence very accessible and quick and the centre of Caldine, only a few minutes drive away has a great supermarket selling lots of local produce. We enjoyed going to a cafe recommended by Andrea in Fiesole that had amazing pastries and coffee for breakfast and other recommendations given by the family. The accommodation had everything we needed and was well looked after, we were sad to leave the wonderful Tuscan hills and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mornington peninsula Australia

Wonderful converted hayloft in hills above Florence (Fiesole)

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our choice of accommodation in the more peaceful countryside setting of Caldine a mere 15 mins( by bus) away from Florence but close enough to make going back and forth an easy undertaking. We loved driving to San Domenico each day having a coffee while we waited for the bus and on our return often ate there before the short drive back to the property. To return each day to this enchanting accommodation was really a joy. Every care has been taken with the stylish decor, cleverly designed space and beautiful homely touches. The property and pool are peaceful, secluded yet totally accessible by car to and from neighboring Fiesole or Florence and further afield. We stayed with our 22 year old daughter and would highly recommend it as a holiday rental. We loved chatting with Andrea and were reluctant to head off after a week of sun, sightseeing, eating and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, great for a family

  • 5 of 5

The "barn" was beautiful as were the scenery and grounds. Andrea was very helpful and welcoming. Everything worked perfectly and it was a great location from which to explore Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado, USA

Perfect accommodation for this family of four

  • 5 of 5

This wonderfully apportioned "hay barn" was perfect for our family. The unit was recently restored and is very nicely furnished. It sits about 20 meters from the main house and has its own terrace with a wonderful view of Fiesole and Firenze. The two bedrooms were very comfortable with the best beds we've ever encountered in Europe. Andrea and his family were wonderful hosts who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. An added bonus was the delightful piano music that frequently drifted across the garden from his studio.

We found this the perfect way to see Florence and experience the Chianti region. The city is easily accessible by bus or train (although you will need a car to get to the bus or train) and easy to escape when the heat and the crowds get tiresome. We enjoyed many quiet, cool evenings on our terrace watching the sun fade on Florence, glad to relax in the quiet of the olive groves, away from the bustle of the city.

We enjoyed walking through the olive groves and made full use of the the pool. The Coop in Caldine met all of our grocery needs. All of Chianti is in easy reach by car from the farm. We made a number of day trips during our stay and were always glad to return to our quiet little spot at the end of a day's adventures.

Our children (10 and 12) loved it. The space was comfortable, the pool was delightful, and the farm was fun to explore. They would cite the added bonuses of cats to play with, the family of cinghiale (wild boar) that we encountered a few times, and the neighbor's black and white bunnies that wandered freely.

We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Florence Galilei Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Golf Club Ugolino
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Fiesole/Caldine train station(12 Florence)
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Autostrada Firenze sud
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Caldine Ristorante Mario
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Viareggio/Forte dei Marmi
Car: necessary

Peaceful country stay overlooking one of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany and enjoying a refreshing swim in the pool after spending a morning or afternoon immersed in the beauty of the Renaissance that is found in Florence or other nearby towns like Siena, Pisa, Lucca and many more. As well as tasting one of the world’s top quality olive oils.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Required 2 Euro/day tax for each person over 8 years old for the first 10 days of stay not included in rental prices
A valid credit card number is required for damage deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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