Castelfranco di Sopra: Farmhouse
- 5 BDR
- 3 BA
- Sleeps 11
€260 to €400 EUR
Villa Valentini, a charming 16th century farmhouse of about 250 square meters is set in the foothills of the Pratomagno mountain range south-east of Florence and surrounded by acres of well maintained terraced olive groves.
It commands sweeping views over the Valdarno and a countryside dotted with farmhouses, villages and bell towers - a perfect area for long walking tours.
The interior is comfortable in a rustic style, complete with beamed ceilings and terracotta floors with air-conditioned bedrooms.
A shaded pergola on a terrace below the house has been fitted with a large stone table, chairs and a barbeque for al fresco dining.
The swimming pool, all-weather tennis court and a second pergola are set to one side of the house next to a barn, all with wonderful views.
Large sitting room leading to a dining area with a fireplace and old stone walls, to a well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, kettle, mixer, toaster) and TV. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Room 1: Double/ twin room with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Room 2: Double room with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower.
Large sitting room with an open fireplace, TV with DVD and books.
Room 3: Double room.
Room 4: Triple room (convertible into double room with extra bed)
Room 5: Twin room (convertible into double) with independent entrance/exit. Outside, nice balcony with garden view
Shared bathroom with shower.
An informal garden is set within 15 acres of private olive groves, fruit orchards and vines.
The swimming pool, 6x14 mt, is set about 10 mt from the house, next to a little pool house with a changing room and shower, has a depth of 0.80-3.30 m, both steps and a ladder for entry/exit.
The tennis court overlooks the pool and the view.
Private Chef : traditional tuscan cooking
Continental or American breakfast
Cooking classes (from 4 people)
Wine tasting tours
Private parties, small wedding parties (up to 30 persons)
Guided tours to Florence, Arezzo and nearby
Tuscany Day pass for Florence, Pisa or Siena
Bike rental available (rental bike italy)
Car rental in Reggello – Hertz
Midway between Florence and Arezzo, both about 40 km, amid typically Tuscan scenery.
The closest Train station is in Figline Valdarno, 7 km away from the House and easy to reach by car or private taxi. By train you can reach Florence in 30 minutes (frequent trips during the day).
You can park your car free at Figline Valdarno station and proceed by train to reach the centre of Florence.
- Pian di Scò, 3km far away, offers a large selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. A nice location where everything is at your fingertips : ice-cream shops, restaurants, pubs, pizzerias, dancing, night clubs, banks, jewellers, beauty center, hair stylists, supermarket, pharmacy.
Wonderful walking trails in the nearby Pratomagno hills and Casentino, and a short drive across the Valdarno brings you into the Chianti region.
- Reggello, 5 km away, offers many outdoor events, museums, outlet shopping, various tourist attractions, Rally Reggello.
Ideal point of departure to visit most of the local territory or to quickly reach the famous regional cities or Chianti territory such as : Montevarchi (19 km), Rignano sull'Arno (21 km), Vallombrosa (22 km), Greve in Chianti (28 km), Florence (40 km), Arezzo (40 km), San Casciano in Val di Pesa (46 km), Siena (68 km), San Gimignano (82 km), San Miniato (80 km), Cortona (90 km), Volterra (104 km), Pisa (123 km), Castiglioncello (152 km).