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EARLY BIRDS '17 -5%OFF exp 28 Feb 17

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleep4+2))

Villa I Cipressi rests peacefully in an old Olive and Cypress grove nestled into the hills that overlook Florence. This stone farmhouse has been lovingly and elegantly restored with traditional taste and contemporary comfort.

Tuscan wooden beam ceilings, terra-cotta floors, and antique furnishings compliment the history of the villa, while the luxurious linens, modern bathrooms, and air conditioning create a relaxing elegance in this tranquil country setting. Amenities also include satellite TV, unlimited free WI-FI (wireless) internet, and a beautiful swimming pool.

The villa is comprised of two floors. The upper floor has (two) bedrooms with a/c overlooking the beautiful Tuscan landscape and one full bathroom. The lower floor includes a large fully-equipped kitchen and a grand 'stone walled' living room with a very comfortable queen-size sofabed and a/c too. The complete bath is directly off of the sitting room.

The rooms of the villa are very well proportioned and designed with taste and style by your host Paola. Paola and family lives on the property. As your welcoming, English speaking hosts, you will not only have a Tuscan address, you will also have a very special 'entrata' into Tuscan life. The family can help you with everything from planning your day trips, restaurant suggestions, golf or hunting excursions, cooking classes, wine tours, history and architecture lessons, basic Italian, and so much more.

Extra fees eu 70 for final cleaning and Governative Turist tax of eu1,50 no for children under 14


Villa I Cipressi is 15 minutes from the Center of Florence, 25 minutes from Lucca or Pisa, and an easy drive to Chianti, Siena, or San Gimignano.

There is a NEW railway station too!!!It very easy to reach Firenze,Pisa,Siena etch

Villa I Cipressi is on the same property as our larger Villa Calcinaia 33143 and 457257. Please visit our other properties to see more about all of our vacation homes.



457257 Brand new Apt

Brand new Apt in The center of FIRENZE GREAT location

Listing 560179

Keywords: Villa

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Dott Paola Cei Cinelli
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

About Dott Paola Cei Cinelli

Paola Cei Cinelli in NYC last February.

We love the States

Me and my husband like to travel around the World but living here is like Heaven!.

Dott Paola Cei Cinelli purchased this villa in 1990

Why Dott Paola Cei Cinelli chose Lastra a Signa

Me and my husband were born here and we grew up here.

Travelling all over the World we can absolutly say here we have good qualty of Life,Good food and incredible ARTS !!!!

What makes this villa unique

GREAT LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ,good food and wine and hundred of Medioeval towns to be visited!!!!



Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Paola,

Last Saturday we left at 7 o’clock a.m. and were not able to say you and your husband good buy.

Thank you very much for the wonderful stay at your villa. You were so nice and helped us with everything we need.

There are a few thing that should be better in comparison with the price we payed.

I told Chris Lenders what should be altered.

But nevertheless , we had a magnificent holiday.

Thanks for everything.

Kind regards,
Jul 2011
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Lastra a Signa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) In the yellow bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) They can be joined on previous request., Baby Cribs (1) On request.Highchair ,trolley and toys also available .FREE, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the living room.
  • Books
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Air Conditioning w/c in the bedrooms and in the living room, WiFi internet connection, Towels for the Pool (Shared)with Villa Calcinaia, towels for the pool, Cooking Lessons Available, special'Tuscan dinners at home made by a chef;the villa can be rented together with Villa Calcinaia for a big group of friends (max 14/15 people!)


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EARLY BIRDS '17 -5%OFF exp 28 Feb 17
average rating of 4.6875 based on 23 reviews
Pennsylvania, USA

Perfect Tuscan getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two children (ages 10 and 8) spent 2 weeks here in July/August 2014. Paola is a wonderful hostess!! She and her husband, Fabrizzio, were warm and welcoming. Paola gave us a personal tour of Florence. The villa is as pictured - rustic and beautiful, overlooking a scenic olive grove. Looking out the bedroom window brought tears to my eye. We would go back there in a heartbeat. Highly recommend for a peaceful getaway with easy access by train to Florence and many other wonderful locations! Taxis are expensive - consider renting a car to get to/from the train station unless you don't mind a hearty uphill walk from the station back to the villa. No taxis at Lastra a Signa train station. Overall, this was the best vacation of our lives, and we feel so lucky to have found this little Tuscan gem of a place!!!! We visited Pisa, Siena, Rome and Venice. We spent a few days going to Florence. We spent one day doing a beautiful wine tour through the Chianti region ( - highly recommend for bike or car tours of Chianti vineyards!!! - ask for Elizabeth!).

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dear, I thank you so much for writing a good review.Today,I felt so unconfortable reading a fake review written as it was totally uncorrect and with 99% of lies!!The only reason she wrote it was because she didn't like to pay for her Stay here .She tried to mediate even with The Credit card company too.This is not my problem but her problem.Thanks God,I am not like this " guest" LOL
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The Dream Vacation in Tuscany!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of June traveling through Italy, including one week at Villa I Cipressi. In short, the week was fantastic and the highlight of the month in large part due to the hospitality of Paola, our host. The property has the character of a centuries-old estate located on top of a hill overlooking the small town of Lastra a Signa about 20 minutes outside of Floremce. Our lodgings were in a converted farm house that we had all to ourselves about 30 meters from the main building which had several additional villas, all updated with modern conveniences. Covering several acres, the grounds are straight out of a Tuscan tour brochure with cypress trees, olive trees and lemon trees surrounded by a stone wall, although the drive up to the villa can be a bit daunting as many roads in Tuscany are. The real star was Paola, who treated us as family including taking us on a tour of Florence. A highlight of the week was a traditional Tuscan dinner cooked in the main house by a delightful lady who resembles one's Italian grandmother. Suffice it to say that we will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Villa I Cipressi was unforgettable and will forever be in our hearts.

After an extensive review of many villas in the region, we selected Villa I Cipressi because of it’s location and what we envisioned the Tuscan region to be.

Nothing prepared us for the picturesque accommodations and hospitality provided by Paola and her husband Fabrizio.

All in our party agreed, the stay here was the highlight of our Italian holiday. Centrally located, made day trips to Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano, and Lucca a leisurely drive through the back roads of the Tuscan countryside.

Especially enjoyable was the assistance we received from Paola on our trip into Florence and proximity to the amazing supper market that had everything we needed for our stay.

We look forward to the day when we return.

Bill and Sue Lepito Massachusetts USA

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

A wonderful home in the Tuscan Countryside

  • 5 of 5

We love this place. This is a Italian country house lovingly designed. Everything was as pictured. The wifi worked perfectly, the swimming pool was an added pleasure on the hot days and the nights were quiet and peaceful. The owners could not have been more attentive and welcoming and we felt like we were an extended part of their family. Thank you Paola. You made our trip to Tuscany so enjoyable.

I read the review by Mr Jeff S. and his wife and I think they are the kind of people who don't travel much. The Fienile cottage is nothing like his review. He sounded like the kind of people who have a bad time everywhere they go. Hopefully everyone will ignore his bitter comments and instead pay attention to many wonderful reviews of this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do not stay here! Rental is filthy and neglected, internet doesn't work, cribs are dangerous

  • 1 of 5

We had a terrible experience here. Here are the major problems:

1) The cottage is filthy and neglected.

2) The WiFi internet and satellite TV do not work properly.

3) The baby cribs are old, dirty, and dangerous.

4) The cottage is plagued by flies, spiders, and ants.

4) The place is very overpriced for what you get.

5) The owner is aloof and unresponsive to issues.

6) The photos online are very deceiving.

Full review:

We did not have a very good experience at this property from the get go. Upon arrival, there was only 1 of 2 promised cribs were in place and it was broken. Her son brough another 2 hours later, but it too was broken and had NO mattress at all. It was both unsanitary and dangerous! I still can't believe Paola would knowingly give us such terrible cribs. She had kids...would she put them to sleep in broken and dirty cribs? Inexcusable.

As for the property, it was a major disappointment considering the gorgeous (clearly outdated and Photoshopped) photos you see online. The reality is that the cottage is neglected and hasn't been properly cleaned in years. The kitchen counters were filthy, the bathroom was smelled of mold, and the floors had inches of dust in the corners. All of the furniture was worn out and unclean. Further, there was a legion of flies buzzing around the windows.

The promised services either didn't work or were in bad shape. For example, the wireless internet. The signal you get in the house arrives via a repeater 1000 feet away from the main house. Needless to say, you will get 1 bar at best and be constantly disconnected.

The satellite TV they offer did not work either. When we turned it on, there was a message on the screen from the satellite provider saying that the signal was being acquired illegally and that we were not eligible to watch the content. Charming.

Other things that were substandard: The fridge was very old and barely cooled our food. Multiple windows were cracked. Lamps didn't work. The patio furniture was grimy and pieces were broken.

Considering how bad the property was, we decided to leave the next day. When we told Paola exactly why, she professed to being shocked that we didn't love her place and seemingly didn't realize what bad shape it was in. Her very last words to us were insults, saying she knew we would be a problem and that my wife was probably just too picky about where to stay because of her recent pregnancies. I kid you not.

Avoid this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ruth, As you perfect know these are 99% lies! Here is your mail ,written to me on The 19th of July,where you tried don't pay for your Stay here: "We only agreed to pay for one night.I have been asking to my husband to not post any reviews online as I think that you are being fair if you only charge for one night and nothing more.To settle this I can offer 200 eu but that's it" I have only to tell u there was one arm of The crib broken but I replaced it immediately and you know perfectly this is The true. I was alerted by turist Office a Family visited few houses without paying anything. This was really uncorrect and I hope you will teach to your children to live Honestly Sincerely Dott Paola Cei
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Christmas in Florence

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 5 nights in Florence over the Christmas holidays. We had the most wonderful time. Paola was exceptional. Due to the holiday, she made sure that we had reservations for dinner on our arrival (Christmas Day) and made sure that we had food and drinks to welcome us. She gave us wonderful information on where the best places to visit were and even took the time to go into Florence with us and give us a personal tour. The house was wonderful, and a perfect place for a family. We had everything we needed. I would surely recommend this place to anyone travelling to Florence and I hope that we are able to visit again in the future. Thanks again for everything!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leaning Tower of Pisa
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Florence
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Ugolino and Pavoniere
Nearest Train
1.7 Metres
Lastra a Signa
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Tuscan Cooking lesson and Pizza' at the Villa;special COOKING LESSONS Tuscan dinner at home.Museum tickets reservation,train tickets reservation too.Outlets visit (Gucci,Prada,G.A. etch).

GPS 43*45'23.98"N



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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.12
Final cleaning $98.45
Final cleaning $98.45
Pet Fee $43.07

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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