Just 40 minutes from Florence you find our 15th century buildings, Arco and La Cantina di Bacco, both belonging to a historical farming estate , officially certified for being very ancient by the Chamber of Commerce of Florence . As a matter of fact the "Fattoria" is in the hands of the same family since 1645. The two ancient buildings are nestled on a hilltop above Londa, a quaint little village 10 minutes drive away in the Chianti Rufina region. From their idyllic, secluded position one can enjoy the view of the Sieve valley and the Mugello woodland which well deserves the name of the" green heart of Tuscany". La Cantina , a converted haybarn, and Arco, a converted oil-mill have been restored using typical materials such as terracotta floors and chestnut exposed beams .The original stone floors at Arco have all been carefully preserved. The location is ideal for day trips to the many historical Tuscan cities and to the coast or just for a relaxing holiday in a peaceful unspoiled setting among olive groves . If you choose to come with friends or family our houses are a perfect solution: close but quite independent and private with their own private gardens, shady and sunny spots and beautiful views. The houses are furnished with antique and local furniture which complete their rustic charm.
Our property lies at the crossing point of three valleys: Mugello, Valdisieve, Casentino.The area is very interesting from many points of view, natural, historical and culinary.Iit s very green owing to the presence of a spontaneous vegetation of oak and chestnut trees. Mugello is the cradle of Giotto, Beato Angelico and the Medici family and boasts a glorious historical past but also some modern attactions like the Mugello car race.
Valdisieve and its rolling hills is especially famous for its wine: the Chianti Rufina, which you can taste in the numerous wine farms along the Strada del Vino Chianti Rufina e Pomino and to which a museum, Il Museo del Vino , is dedicated in Rufina (at La Villa di Poggio Reale).
All the area is well-known for its good choice of restaurants, for its delicatessens and for its extra-virgin oil . We are oil producers and boast one of the finest qualities of oil in the region.
Last but not least, if you come at the end of the summer you ll be able to taste an excellent quality of peach " La Pesca Regina di Londa" . To this quality Londa dedicates a festival in the second week of September.
Downstairs: living-room with sofa and armchair in front of the fireplace, table and chairs.
Kitchen units hidden in a wardrobe: 4 gas hob, oven and fridge. Toaster, kettle and Italian express coffee maker. The room has two door-windows which lead to two different garden areas. one on the eastern and one on the western side of the house, so that s always a shaded and a sunny area
Satellite tv, bifet. Portable barbecue.
Upstairs: large double bedroom with desk and chest of drawers. En-suite bathroom with shower, basin and washing machine. Walk-in closet. A folding bed could be added for a child but not suitable for toddlers because the stairs can be a bit dangerous.
Central heating. Free internet in the pool area
The other villa on the property, Cantina di Bacco, can be found on the following link: