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A great place to get back to after sightseeing.
Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Bedroom Apartment Notes on bedrooms: The apt. "L'Acetaia" has 1 double bedroom on 1st floor + double sofabed on ground floor. There is also another (n° 2) apt. " La Vista" (on 1st floor) has 1 double bedroom + 2 single sofabeds (ask for details). Thanks. See photos. There is also (n°3) apt. " La Stalla" (on ground floor) has 1 double bedroom (ask for details). Thanks. See photos.
Pool / Spa
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
“PODERE VIGLIANO VECCHIO”
( GPS : N43°44’47.0” - E 011°07’51.2”)
From MILAN / BOLOGNA / ROME on A1 motorway .
Exit : “FIRENZE-SCANDICCI” >> after pay-toll follow signs to yr right for ‘Scandicci’ >> 100 mts. turn right again >> Scandicci >> straight to roundabout >> keep to your right, next roundabout, straight on and at third roundabout turn right>> on the Via Pisana road go towards ‘Lastra a Signa’ for 600 mts. >> after ‘Olmo’, at ‘La Pieve’ to your left, there is a ‘power station’ with electric pilons, immediately after this >> turn left into Via delle Fonti >> straight on >> cross a narrow bridge >> straight on >> the road narrows >> uphill, go straight (do not turn left towards S.Martino alla Palma ), >> carry on; steep downhill and steep uphill , at the top of the hill you will read a notice ‘Vigliano-Bricoli’, carry on until you meet a fork road >> take a left into Via di Roncigliano.
After 20 yds turn left again onto a dirt track road., you will read Via di Valimorta and a wooden sign: Podere Vigliano Vecchio There is a first iron gate after 300 yds, ignore it. Carry on for another 500 yds and you will find another iron gate,stop.(parking, below right). Enter the courtyard (on foot)If you have to go to the ‘La Vista’ apt.,through a small iron gate to the right of the main iron gate, walk to the house on the far end to your right. If you have to go to the ‘La Stalla’ or ‘L’Acetaia’ apartments., enter wooden gate (below parking).
We will be there… expecting you…!! (dist.from exit: 4 miles-10 mins.drive)
- From PISA airp. enter : “FI-PI-LI” dual carr. > FIRENZE >
Exit : “GINESTRA FIORENTINA” >> when you enter the local road, on - From LUCCA take the ‘A 11’ motorway, enter ‘A1’, go towards Rome and follow as above.
roundabout, 3rd turning to your right, go straight, ignore the cross road to your left which indicates Lastra a Signa. After 400/500 yds. the road takes a slight rise, turn left, there will be a small sign-post with Carcheri written on it. The road is quite narrow >>you will get to Inno (where there is a typical wood-oven for making bread and pizzas open also on Sundays) >> carry on >> You will see a signpost: ‘Vigliano-Bricoli’, go passed it. You will notice, on your right, that the road takes a sharp turn going uphill, follow it. After 15/20 yds turn left where it says Via Valimorta, then, you will get onto a country road. You will find a first gate, after 500 mts, you will find a second gate. (then follow as above…) . We will be there.. expecting you ! (it takes 45/60 minutes. Don’t go over 90 km/h, there are speed-cameras !).
From FIRENZE (Peretola) airport:
Get onto roundabout >> follow signs for Scandicci, Ponte all’Indiano, >> go over a bridge across the Arno river, >> follow signs for FI-PI-LI, go towards Pisa (not Florence), take the first exit for Scandicci , (then follow directions as though you were coming from motorway A1 from Milan or Rome (15-20 mins.).
Special interest holidays:
This is one of the best Chianti areas of Tuscany, where some of the most prestigious wines are produced. The owner and his wife, on request, have cooking classes for a minimum of 2 people to a max of 4.
There is a very efficient tramway system at the bottom of the hill, to get to the town centre of Florence. You leave your car in a free parking space at the bottom of the hill. At the terminal of "Villa Costanza" you hop on the tram after having bought (€ 1,20 at vendor machine). You then stamp your ticket at the machine once you are inside the tram. You get off at the other terminal (Stazione di S.Maria Novella). It takes more or less 20 mins to get there. There is a tram every 3/4 mins.
The owner also organizes wine-tours in the heart of the Chianti area (Chianti Classico) and the Montalcino area where the famous Brunello wine is produced (with his car or w/guests car). Close by (10 mns drive) there is a production of the most famous pottery and terracotta in Tuscany: Montelupo. There are hand-made terracotta factories in the area. The tradition dates back to the Etruscan populations (9th cent BC). There's an interesting ceramic museum in the centre of Montelupo which is worth visiting (it has just been renovated). Empoli is another town close to Montelupo also with Etruscan origins and famous for its glass. Glass factories can be visited. Museums in Florence - If you want to avoid queues you better book your entrances: from abroad (+39)055 294 883.
Close to one of the largest artificial lakes (the largest in Europe. Get on A1 motorway - Milan - exit 'Barberino di Mugello' 20 miles from property). The sea, towards Livorno- south- on the FI-PI-LI (no toll double carr.road) about 1 hours drive (pay attention to 90km/h speed limit cameras!). 50 miles to the coast. There are both sandy and rocky beaches
Julian & Anna
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About Julian & Anna
My wife(Anna) and I (Julian) are British citizens, but both have some Italian blood and have lived on this property since we got married. I am essentially an extra virgin olive oil producer, but I also enjoy organizing wine tours. My wife is an English teacher in Italian schools, but her presence is fundamental for running this business. Anna is also an excellent cook and therefore has decided, if anyone wishes, to give a few cooking lessons (on the premises). Anna and I love living in the country and enjoy having guests who appreciate this beautiful Tuscan hamlet on top of a hill, but at the same time we are literally a stone's throw from Florence, where we wish to enrich our cultural and social needs !
Julian & Anna purchased this Barn in 1958
Why Julian & Anna chose Scandicci
This property is part of a hamlet which was bought by my parents in the late 50's. We decided to come away from Milan and live here, permanently, in 1971. We produced some of the best Chianti wine and an excellent oil, which was exported all around Europe, the US and Canada. I feel very attached to the place, for its approaches, the exclusive, magnificent views, the peace and quiet which makes it quite special and unique, right in the middle of the typical Tuscan countryside, but also very close to civilization!
What makes this Barn unique
The property is quite unique for its logistical position. Close to all the main roads leading to all the main Tuscan towns, close to the town centre, close to all the main supermarkets, small village shops and restaurants. A 800m private track road (1/2 mile) leading up to the property on a hill (belonging to the hamlet), avoids any potential traffic passing by thus adding a big plus note to this small paradise! Excellent for walks and birdwatching.