Hillsidevilla Overlooking the Tuscan Landscape Between Florence Arezzo and Siena

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Last updated: 09/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A typical stone built Tuscan farm house in a wooded hillside setting, dating back to the 1800’s, where a particular breed of swallow, called Rondoni, flocks to the house to nest in its eaves, hence the name. At 500 metres high, “I Rondoni” is situated between Florence and Arezzo, enjoying breath-taking views of the Arno valley dotted with Chianti vineyards, olive trees, cypresses and picturesque villages.
A farmhouse for generations, I Rondoni has recently been restored to a high standard, retaining its rustic charm and authentic character. The house retains the original wooden roof beams and genuine old “cotto” floor tiles in several rooms. The traditional bread-making oven still works.
I Rondoni has a fully equipped kitchen with marble work tops, dining room seating up to 10 people, 3 double bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, a further 2 guest toilets, 1 jacuzzi, 1 large sitting room and a cosy lounge, 1 panoramic balcony, a stone-paved terrace overlooking the garden. Wi Fi network.


A stone-paved terrace surrounds the house. Three traditional wooden entrance doors access different areas of the ground floor. The otherwise sunny terrace has a shaded area in front of the house overlooking the split level garden below where cypresses, pine and bay trees provide a haven for the swallows. The terrace and garden are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying al fresco dining often accompanied by enchanting fireflies


I Rondoni together with 5 other stone houses clustered on the hillside is just 2 kms above the picturesque mediaeval village of Loro Ciuffenna. An enviable position with its own micro-climate, 500 metres high I Rondoni enjoys a gentle breeze which keeps you several degrees cooler on hot summer days than the valley below.
I Rondoni is a convenient location to enjoy some of the most compelling Tuscan attractions: the Chianti region, famous for its wine tasting and olive growing, Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Cortona, Pratomagno Regional Park just to name a few.
Typical Tuscan restaurants are easily reachable within 5-10 minutes drive from I Rondoni. So there is a lot to appeal to you whether you like country walks, history and culture or simply enjoy excellent rustic Italian cuisine.

FIESTE (sagre paesane) AND MARKETS -

The fieste of the local villages celebrating religious and rustic traditions, provide an excellent opportunity for visitors to mix with locals, sharing traditional dishes and wines.
Regular markets for food and clothes take place weekly in all the villages & towns nearby (see list below). There are also specialised antiques markets, most renowned being at Arezzo, which takes place over the first weekend of each month and several antiques markets are held in Florence, in Montevarchi (fourth Sunday), in Terranuova Bracciolini (second Sunday).
Closest Markets (within 10-15 minutes drive from I Rondoni)
San Giovanni Valdarno: Saturday morning (food – clothes)
Loro Ciuffenna Monday morning (food – clothes)
Figline Valdarno: Tuesday morning


Mediaeval Pievi (churches) are spread along the range of hills linking Florence to La Verna Abbey north of Arezzo towards the Romagna region. It is called the Pievi road which follows the route of the ancient Roman Etruscan road. The Pieve di Gropina, dating back to the year 774 is the perfect summer venue for music and cultural events just 3 kms from I Rondoni.


From I Rondoni you can enjoy daily walks to suit your energy level from gentle strolls to strenuous trekking in the eastern hills of the Arno in the unspoilt Pratomagno National Park or in the west side of the Arno valley in the Chianti hills.
Walks can be easy and relaxing if you chose marked paths that run among olive trees and vineyards as well as alongside the “Balze” which are argilla pinnacles created by the erosion of the Arno valley. These feature in the background of the painting of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Alternatively, you can chose more challenging marked paths up steep hills through woods of chestnut, pine, spruce and oak trees for a 5 or 6 hour hike up to the summits.


Enjoy a game of tennis on a traditional clay court among olive trees and cypresses in a most tranquil setting, 5 minutes drive, can be booked with the local Church of Montalto in day and night time.
Full sized outdoor swimming pools and leisure facilities are avaiable at Montevarchi and San Giovanni


Glasswork and leather crafted products were originally part of Tuscan history and have since developed in internationally renowned luxury brands available in the Outlets and Malls located a short drive away in Levanelle and Leccio.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Wooden floor - Wardrobe - Desk - Two windows ...moreless

  • Front bedroom: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    Terracotta tiles - Wrought iron bed - Two windows - Wardrobe...moreless

  • Twin bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Wooden floor - Wrought iron bed - One window - Wardrobe...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    Close to the Master bedroom and Twin bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    Close to the Front Bedroom ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, jetted tub, bidet

    Jacuzzi tub ...moreless

  • Toilet: toilet

    Toilet and sink...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Tuscan landscape with olive trees, pine trees, vineyards, cypress trees...moreless

  • Village:

    the view shows several Tuscan villages far in the valley...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Marble work surface and marble table...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Sep 25 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay

Low Season
Oct 30 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$762 $1,415
Peak season
Dec 18 - Jan 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Low Season
Jan 9 - Apr 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$762 $1,415
Mid Season
Apr 2 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$871 $2,395
Peak Season
Jun 4 - Sep 29, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,067 $3,157
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$871 $2,177
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $217.72


Heating charge in Winter is £ 30 per day.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/01/2016
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf course Ugolino Firenze
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
La Torre
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Viareggio - Forte dei Marmi

Car: Necessary


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  • The south facing terrace

    The south facing terrace

  • The Garden

    The Garden

  • Sitting room with fireplace

    Sitting room with fireplace

  • Terrace


  • South facing terrace

    South facing terrace

  • Main door

    Main door

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Sitting room with fireplace

    Sitting room with fireplace

  • View from the balcony

    View from the balcony

  • Front Bedroom

    Front Bedroom

  • The pantry door

    The pantry door

  • View from the balcony. Rondoni flying

    View from the balcony. Rondoni flying

  • Terracotta pots on the east side

    Terracotta pots on the east side

  • Garden terrace with view on the valley

    Garden terrace with view on the valley

  • Staircase to the first floor

    Staircase to the first floor

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Jacuzzi room

    Jacuzzi room

  • Sunset on the terrace

    Sunset on the terrace

  • Front Bedroom view

    Front Bedroom view

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Loro Ciuffenna AR, Italy #580654

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