Farmhouse with spectacular views, amidst vineyards and olives, 5 min from Rufina
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About Suzy Badalamenti
I'm Suzy, originally from the UK, but I've been living in Florence for the past 30 years. I met my husband 30 years ago and never left! We bought this property and totally rennovated it, We have 4 lovely boys, a cat, dog, chickens, three donkeys and 200 olive trees, so plenty of wonderful organic olive oil.
Suzy Badalamenti purchased this Farmhouse in 1995
Why Suzy Badalamenti chose Pontassieve
When you see the view you'll understand why
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Living in the country, but just 5 minutes from the village of Rufina and only 30 minutes from Florence
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 7
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Just returned home from a 6 night stay at Casa Bada and everything was perfect! We were 5 adults and had more than enough space. The home is fully stocked with anything and everything you could need. I was able to prepare my family a traditional Sunday Italian dinner in a Tuscan farmhouse! The views are breathtaking. Get some meat and cheese and bottle of wine and sit outside. Supermarket and train station are only about 5 min away. A car is definitely needed to get around the area but I recommend using the train to go back and forth to Florence. There is a great little restaurant up the road Lago Di Vetrice that has great pizza. Another great spot not far for lunch is La Bottega del Mulino. Also has a great little market. I recommend a tour of Castello del Trebbio. Beautiful castle and delicious wine. Suzy can direct you to these places. That brings me to Suzy and her family. Such wonderful people! I can’t say enough about them. The hospitality Suzy and Salvatore extended us was incredible. Charlie and Antonio, Suzy’s sons, are 2 of the most respectful young men you’ll ever meet. We had a meal prepared by them, in their home, and it was delicious. I highly recommend arranging this as it was definitely a stand out experience. We had an amazing vacation in a beautiful place! We’re already talking about going back!
We really enjoyed meeting you all - hope to see you again soon!
Beautiful Setting - Terrific Family Hosts
Lovely home in the Tuscan countryside. Pictures represent home/setting well. Suzy very helpful in making the arrangements for our visit. Highlight of our stay was scheduling two nights for the family to prepare a meal for us. Antonio (Suzy's son- a chef) cooked a wonderful meal our first night. Charlie served the meal and both of her sons were a delight to interact with during our stay. Salvatore, Suzy's husband, prepared pizza in the outside stone oven our last night. It was terrific. Recommend visiting Trebbio Castle for tour and wine tasting. Also recommend having lunch at nearby Bottega Del Mulino (property has windmill) and then it is a beautiful scenic drive over to Trebbio Castle. We very much enjoyed our stay in Tuscany.
We loved every moment of our stay!
It was a beautiful setting, comfortable and relaxing! Antonio went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed including taking us to town for groceries. He also gave us the best recommendation for nearby restaurants and wineries AND made arrangements/reservations for wine tastings and the best table at a close by restaurant.
We all highly recommend this farmhouse and will return! Especially to eat and Antonio’s new restaurant and next to time well remember to bring home some of their olive oil.
PS Suzanne was SO helpful and also went above and beyond as I made the booking, had to reschedule and was always prompt to respond with answers and help!
Beautiful location and fantastic hosts
We spent a week with family at Casa Badamenti. The family looked after us incredibly well and were a great source of local info and nothing was too much to ask.
Would definitely recommend.
What an Amazing Stay!
We loved everything about our stay at this beautiful villa. Charlie, Antonio, and Suzy were beyond helpful and the views were breath taking. Our bedroom was spacious, the bed was comfortable, and the bathrooms were lovely. I wish we could send all of our friends and family for a stay here. We can not wait to come back!
5 minutes down the road is the village of Rufina , one of the famous Chianti regions (famous for it's wine). There you will find everything you need, grocery shops, supermarket, weekly market and a good choice of restaurants and pizzerias. There are local tennis courts and stables. Wine tasting can be arranged in one of the local vineyards. There are also several public swimming pools nearby. There is a fishing lake 2 minutes away with a good pizzeria where you can fish until midnight in the summer. Explore the countryside, watch out for wild boars, deer, porcupines and pheasants, some of our local inhabitants.
Take the local train into Florence and save yourself the hassle of parking. It's a 30 minute ride and takes you right into the centre of town.
Apart from Florence we are well placed for day trips to Pisa, Siena and Arezzo, just to name a few places. There are also local places of interest to visit nearby.
Other Activities: have a massage! my neighbour was masseur for the female italiian athletic team, she's at the bottom of my hill
Golf: There are 2 golf courses near the property, Scarperia and Ugolino