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An enchanting small villa, perfect for two, with an unparalleled view.

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Country villa, part of a complex of very beautiful restored rural buildings

Il Diaccino is an enchanting small villa, perfect for two, with a magnificent view. It overlooks an extraordinary landscape of hills, vineyards and olive groves, with Siena in the backgroud.

All of il Diaccino rooms are furnished with a taste for refined elegance. The entrance leads to the spacious living room that has large windows overlooking the garden and the unique view. There are two very comfortable sofa beds, armchairs, tables, lamps and a bookcase. Also on the ground floor, guests enjoy a large fully equipped kitchen/dining room with a door leading onto the garden.Before going upstairs to the bedroom, you find the bathroom with shower. Also the double bedroom with closet enjoys the beautiful view. Outdoors a covered private terrace with dining facilities. The pool may be shared with guests at Le Diacce(VRBO listing 281961). A tall thick edge separates il Diaccino from Le Diacce. Privacy is assured. To reach il Diaccino there is a private road and a private parking.

Franca Gatteschi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Gaiole In Chianti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 1
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Never allow children to go to the pool without supervision. Guests are kindly required not to move furniture around ,inside or outside.
  • For any problem regarding WY FI,heating system,all electrical appliances such as dishwasher, washing machine etc. kindly ask owner.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(8 traveler reviews)

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An enchanting small villa, perfect for two, with an unparalleled view.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfection in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

As world travelers, rarely do we find places where we long to return.

However Franca’s beautiful mountain villa is a place I could easily see us returning to, and even calling home. Nestled deep in the beautiful mountains of the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, you will find a peaceful escape from the crowded museums of Rome and Florence, where you can relax with a bottle of local Chianti Classico in front of the fire and ponder your time in Italy. All too often we spend our trips running from site to site, museum to museum, and we miss out on savoring what it would really be like to live in a place like this. The villas are engulfed in absolute quiet, surrounded by olive trees, vineyards and plenty of local wildlife. Check-in and check-out was simple, and Franca didn’t make us feel like foreign visitors, but rather honored guests. The villa we stayed in was private, and quite large. The bedroom was comfortable and we spent several nights relaxing in the living room in front of the fireplace. The kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked and had everything needed. The location was a great 'home base' for exploring the Chianti region. The closest small town, Gaiole in Chianti, was magical, truly a step back in time. We couldn't resist visiting frequently to pick up provisions.

All in all, it was one of the most memorable and nicest places we have visited in the world, and we will hopefully return again in the future. Our sincere gratitude to Franca, who is truly one of the greatest hosts we have encountered.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

A slice of heaven in Chianti

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks plus at Il Diaccino and it was perfect for us. The house, space, and furnishings are better than the pictures show. Wonderful warm October sunsets overlooking the olive trees and vineyards. We used the house as our base for our stay in Tuscany and were able to take in the hill towns on day trips using Il Diaccino as our base. Evenings we enjoyed making our own meals in the well equipped kitchen and enjoying the quiet solitude of Montegrossi. As others have noted, Franca is a wonderful host and she made a number of great restaurant and sight-seeing recommendations. Everything in the house functioned well, including the fireplace for evenings when the temperature dipped. Altogether, it was a perfect place for us to thoroughly enjoy our first visit to Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug and Marie, I always try to assist and help the travellers who choose my house. I can only say you were the perfect guests. It was a pleasure to welcome and host you at Il Diaccino!
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As good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful experience with Franca and overall with this property. Flexible arrival time was ok with Franca, unlike some other properties we visited on this trip. The property is as beautiful as in pictures, if not more. Clean, bright, spacious, excellent pool. Private and relaxing, perfect getaway. Will recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always try to offer to my guests the kind of welcome I would like to receive when traveling in a foreign country. I am at disposal to give any kind of tips: places to visit,restaurants worth booking, local outdoor activities( horse riding, biking, tennis),indications to rent cars locally or hire expert guides for local tours....
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had wanted to go to Italy for years, and we decided that our 30th wedding anniversary was the perfect reason to make it happen. Part of our trip included a week stay in this beautiful villa in the heart of the Chianti region. The villa itself is very spacious, charmingly decorated, and well appointed, including a bottle of Podere Ciona wine chilling in the fridge upon our arrival. The owners were extremely helpful with information about the area - suggesting restaurants, shopping, side trips, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed the winery tour and tasting, hosted by Lorenzo and Jennifer. Lorenzo provided us with information on how to buy Podere Ciona wine in the states, and we will be stocking up. Also, highly recommend attending the cooking class given by Franca and her sister. Not only was the food / drink delicious, but the family atmosphere. coupled with the lovely setting with views of Sienna were a perfect way to end a fabulous week. Finally, I cannot say enough about the views - such a sense of peace relaxing with a glass of wine in those sling back chairs overlooking the Podere Ciona estate and the Tuscan hills as a backdrop. Thank you Gatteschi family for a truly memorable trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This little Villa is a gem. It is beautifully decorated and has everything that one would need. The pictures were very accurate and Franca was amazing! She was so kind and was there for anything we wanted. For our first night, she made reservations at a close by yet very excellent and delicious restaurant. We had the opportunity to seeing their wine being bottled and Franca took her time to explain everything to us. The wines of their vineyard were a special treat. We enjoyed the silence - that is so hard to find these days and it was an excellent base to explore Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Purcellville, Virginia

Sublime - Arguably "the Best Place on Earth"

  • 5 of 5

At the top of the Podere Cione vineyard is Le Diacce. My wife, daughter and I stayed nearly a week in the small stone house covered in vines with a commanding view. At night, in the far distance, you can see the lights of Siena. Surrounded by olive trees in the rolling hills in the heart of Tuscany, Le Diacce commands your attention away from life's temporal distractions. But keeping expectations in check is key to unlocking the joy of discovery, Le Diacce is a small, simple, comfortable home perfect for two but two more can sleep on the roomy couches in the living room like my daughter did. The one-bedroom home is humbly situated in a sublime setting near the village of Montegrossoli. The property has a pool that is shared with the adjoining larger rental home. But the best thing about Le Diacce is its proprietor. The Indefatigable Franca runs Podere Cione and creates its superb wines including Chianti, Chianti Classico, its Reserve and Le Diacce, a blend named for the property. Franca is one of those rare people that reminds us that relationships are of paramount importance. Her English is good and her knowledge of Tuscany is encyclopedic. We had a wonderful time discovering Tuscany with Franca's help including the nearby restaurants, castles and wineries and day trips to Siena and Florence. We hope to return soon to the best place on earth.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I found your comments very moving. It shows that you understood my efforts in making the stay of my guests as pleasant as possible. I always try to offer my visitors the kind of assistance I would like to receive when I travel abroad!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bar Centrale in Gaiole
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Ugolino, Firenze
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Badia a Coltibuono
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Grosseto area
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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