Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
- english, spanish, italian
Villa Luciano is owned and operated by the Spagnoli's - a local Florentine family who has lived in Londa for generations, and literally helped to build the town. The owner/operators ensure authenticity and excellence in every way, to make your stay at their Villa "perfetto". Paolo Spagnoli, Owner and Founder's Son
Owner purchased this Villa in 1890
Why Owner chose Londa
This exclusive 18th century Florentine Villa sits just 35 minutes from Florence, and is a short drive or train ride away from many of Italy’s key destinations: Rome, Venice, Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, Cinque Terre and San Gimignano. Surrounded by terraced acres of gardens with a private swimming pool above the quaint lake town of Londa, Villa Luciano is a dream setting for any family or group vacation. Furnished throughout with exquisite antiques, the Villa comfortably accommodates up to 14 people. Every aspect of this spacious, 8,000 square foot country home speaks to its Tuscan pedigree. From its aged façade to its rustic angles to its sloping earthenware rooftops, Villa Luciano reflects the region’s traditions, architecture and culture
What makes this Villa unique
Come get your taste of La Dolce Vita at this breathtaking country mansion in Tuscany… the unforgettable Villa Luciano, owned by The Spagnoli Family for 200 years.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect place to get away from Florence crowds!!!
We were a group of 10-12 depending on the day. This is the property we built our trip around as we booked this a year before we went. And this place did not disappoint.
When we arrived Paolo was there waiting for us and we were amazed when we walked in. This is a castle! It is very large and almost a maze. We kept forgetting which staircase our room was on. Beds and bathrooms are very comfortable.
Paolo is the ultimate host. Anytime we needed something he was on the spot and his staff of Aziz, Fatima and Gabriela were just wonderful. The meals we had cooked for us while we were there to die for. First night had ravioli, pork and a torta della donna cake that Gabriela made for a member of our party who had a birthday was absolutely fabulous! The other meals we had were even better capped off by the meal we had the last night. Paolo suggested we have Tuscany Bisteca and we of course agreed. OH MY GOSH!!! They were four fingers thick before they were cooked and was one of the best steaks I have ever had!
There is a lot to do and see in and around Londa as well. We did a couple of wine tastings, one which was at Paolo's family winery which was very tasty. Also went east to Stia and visited a couple of castles.
We did go into Florence a couple of days one of which we rode the train from the Contea-Londa stop just a few minutes from the house. Very easy and cheap (5 Euros one way).
I would most assuredly stay at this house again and would recommend this to anyone as a great place to stay!!!
Our group of 13 had an experience exceeding all expectations.
Paolo and his staff acomodated every request with a cheerful attitude. The villa is a beautiful piece of architecture with splendid furnishings
it is always an honor and a privilege to have guests who, coming from all over the world, choose to stay at Villa Luciano and the pretty little village of Londa, just 40 minutes from the center of Florence, in the heart of Tuscany. Joe with his family and friends travelled from Houston, Orlando, Washington and London to gather and enjoy good time together in Tuscany. It was a pleasure to make them feel at home in our family Tuscan Villa.
Great location, very nice village and the best host!
We stayed at Villa Luciano for a week in September. The house is specially great for a big group, everything is on hand, you don’t need to bring anything, it is all there. We have rented other places with VRBO but this owner is special. He is there when you arrive and answers all your questions right away. He is also vey helpful with planning sightseeings etc.
We really recommend this place!
Diamond wedding celebration holiday
The holiday was to celebrate our parents 60th wedding anniversary. Villa Luciano is such a lovely place to stay , you have such lovely views from the bedrooms and was so nice to sit outside in the glorious sunshine and enjoy the views from the garden or from the pool with a glass of chianti from the family winery. Paulo was great and organised a fantastic trip to a local winery which of course we came home with a few bottles of chianti and olive oil all produce within a fifteen minute drive of the villa. We also took advantage of the good Italian rail network and spent a day in florence. Paolo also organised an amazing anniversary meal cooked by Gabrielle and Fatima that has got to be the best ravioli we have ever tasted ( we seriously wanted to bring them home to the UK). We would certainly recommend a stay at the villa that was made even more enjoyable by Paolo who went above and beyond to make our time in Londa so good and also Aziz who made sure of the smooth running of everything during our stay.
We had the privilege to have this British and Italian family staying at Villa Luciano for the celebration of their parents 60th wedding anniversary, but what interesting to know is that their parents are originally from south of Italy. Domenico and Giuseppina emigrated to England in the 50s and they settled there like many others emigrants. Domenico and Giuseppina children are all British borne and they chose the little village of Londa and house to celebrate their family memories. Since I also emigrated to England 30 years ago and I have now British and Italian family roots I feel very close to Domenico and Giuseppina and their children and this make me very proud of Villa Luciano to have been their perfect spot to celebrate the love for their family. Carmine comments on their holiday at the Villa like most of our guests comments confirm that Londa and our beautiful house are magic places and a perfect setting for families and friends reunion from all around the world. Thank you for staying at Villa Luciano and share your memories. Paolo
The Irish Party
There were 14 people in our group, 8 adults and 6 children ages 2-8yrs. We could not have asked for a property to cater for us any better, between the dedication of the owner Paolo and the caretaker Aziz we were truly spoiled. The location was fabulous with only a short walk into the village and the pool was a fabulous way to cool us all off on those hot days. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.
Beautiful spot in a quant village! A must stay!
We have been using HomeAway/Vrbo for many years. This has been, by far the best experience so far. From before we confirmed our booking all the way through to our last minutes saying good-bye after a weeks stay the communication and hospitality far exceeded our expectations. Paola's (owner of the villa) kindness and thoughtful consideration for our needs was exceptional. The villa itself has everything you would need to enjoy a home away from home. Our two families (9 in total) had no problem enjoying all the space. Plenty of room for quiet time if so desired. In addition to all of this I should mention the service provided from the villas extra staff. Aziz, the care taker, his wife Fatema and the resident chef, Gabriella who were all so accommodating to our requests. We were able to enjoy some lovely authentic meals prepared by Gabriella and Fatema. These were done strategically, one on the day we arrived and another one a few days later after returning from our day trip to Venice. The food was amazing and enjoyed by everyone in our group. Aziz was available (at what seemed like) anytime of the day. This stay would not have been the same without this addition of the extra staff. Londa is just a wonderful place to stay. Being able to walk down the narrow streets to the cafe to enjoy a cappuccino. A quick 45 minute train ride into Florence makes it easy to explore all of Italy. This was without doubt a highlight of our three week visit to Italy. Thank you Paolo for opening your villa.
Dear Tracy, I am very pleased that you with your family and friends enjoyed our family’s Villa and the pretty little village of Londa. We are always very proud and honoured to host families and friends like you who travelling from the opposite side of the globe visit Tuscany. We really love to share our sense of hospitality with our guests to make them feel at home experiencing authentic true values of our local culture. Gabriella and Fatima with their excellent cooking skills are a mix of traditional Tuscany recipes and Morocco exotic flavours while Aziz’s help are as well our surprise and gift to our guests. See you back in Londa.
TYPICAL TUSCANY MEALS, COOKING CLASS, WINE TOURS AND WINE TASTING