|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||250 square meters|
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Description from the owner
La Novellina is a wonderfully renovated farmhouse which central structure is a tower of the 11th century. The villa is located just between Florence and Siena overlooking the tuscan hills. Elegantly furnished La Novellina has a large garden with panoramic pool and provides every possible modern convenience. Nine persons can be accommodated in 5 air conditioned bedrooms and five bathrooms. House keeping 2 hours per day. Village at walking distance. Possibility to purchase the products of the farm
WIFI interntet free access. Driver and Cook service available upon request.
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La Novellina - 9 pax Pool-AC-WIFI Florence /Siena
Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
The villa located halfway between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Hills.Florence is just 16 miles away, and Siena is 27 miles. The little village of Fiano is just a mile away, with a couple of restaurants, and can be reached on foot (over the fields). Grocery stores, gas stations, bakeries, post office, bus stop and other services are located three miles away in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. The nearest airports are Florence or Pisa (42 miles). The autostrada linking Siena with Florence is just 15 minutes' drive. San Gimignano (14 miles) and the ferry to Corsica and Sardinia (65 miles) are within driving distance. Within the radius of a few miles, you can find Estruscan tombs, medieval cities, 14th century castles, and Baroque churches.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$155 - $905||$155 - $1,164||$5,821 - $7,632||$0||1 night|
|Oct. 1 2012 - Dec. 22 2012
special reduced rate per room
|Nov. 1 2012 - Dec. 22 2012
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 6 2013
|May. 4 2013 - Jun. 29 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013||$905||$1,164||$6,467||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
|All Other Dates||$905||$905||$5,821||-||3 nights|
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- cleaning fee - $285 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
the price is for 9 people max accommodated in the main villa -
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 04, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
un paradiso sui colli fiorentini
Sono stato con amici in questo splendido casolare sulle colline Toscane.
Una volta entrati siamo stati catapultati in un altro mondo, soprattutto per chi come me arriva da una città caotica e caustica come Milano. Il tempo non è più stato un problema e gli orologi sono diventati inutili orpelli della vita frenetica che avevamo lasciato a Milano.
Qualcosa di magico si è impadronito di noi.
La casa, incredibilmente grande è dotata di tutti comfort, bagni per ogni camera aria condizionata e molto molto spazio a disposizione, c’è pure la piscina…
La casa è circondata da colline ulivi silenzio e cosa straordinaria da nessuna zanzara.
Certo abbiamo avuto degli incontri un po’ insoliti per chi viene dalla città, una splendida mantide religiosa albina per esempio, ma tutto questo tra stelle cadenti, grigliate all’aperto diventa parte integrante di una vita che purtroppo molti di noi hanno dimenticato.
Consiglio un soggiorno in questa splendida location a chiunque voglia tornare un pochino in contatto con se stesso e con chi cerca la pace della vita in campagna.
Arrivata con un gruppo di amici, mi sono sistemata in una camera con una stupenda vista sulle colline, dotata di condizionatore! Sistemati i bagagli scopriamo una cucina con tutti i comfort: lavastoviglie, lavatrice, micro-onde, frigo ampio...! Giriamo la casa et voilà: una sala con televisore, un salone ampio dove dedicarsi alla lettura, dove sedersi comodamente per una partita a carte o connettersi a internet! Usciamo: vista spettacolare su filari di ulivi, silenzio rotto solo dal frinire delle cicale, calma e pace sotto la pergola, dove abbiamo pasteggiato ogni giorno all'ombra e soprattutto con un filo di vento, senza neanche il ricordo dell'afa di Milano!
E dulcis in fundo, la pisciiinaaa! Ovviamente, bagno tutti i giorni!
Abbiamo trovato tutto in ottimo stato, stupendamente curato, anche l'arredamento è da lasciare a bocca aperta! Inoltre, è facile dalla villa raggiungere le città d'arte e luoghi d'interesse come San Gimignano (per gli amanti di assassin's Creed ;P), oppure semplicemente il supermercato o un buon ristorante!
Da provare, da consigliare, e soprattutto ritornarci!
Vanzaghello, Piemonte, Italy
Pace, tranquillità e un paesaggio da sogno
La struttura è molto grande e dotata di tutti i confort descritti. Quello che forse non si può vedere dalle foto e che non ha prezzo è il silenzio e la pace di questa casa isolata sulle colline toscane. A pochi km si ritrovano tutte le comodità e le bellezze della zona del Chianti, ma godersi il tramonto dentro una piscina privata o prepararsi un barbecue mangiando all'aperto senza neanche una zanzara merita la vacanza!
Perfetto se avete animali, ci sono tantissimi metri quadrati di terreno dove farli divertire, e divertente come nel nostro caso con un gruppo di amici numerosi: gli spazi permettono giochi e relax, senza darsi noia a vicenda.
Vimodrone, Lombardia, Italy
Per chi cerca relax!
Sono stata con un gruppo di amici nella settimana di ferragosto, arrivavo da un periodo di fortissimo stress e mi sono rigenerata!
La casa è meravigliosa e dotata di tutti comfort, ogni camera è arredata con gusto (la mia aveva anche la cabina armadio!!!), una piscina in mezzo al verde con una vista da mozzare il fiato. La casa è circondata da campi e ulivi, nel silenzio totale e da la possibilità di cenare fuori, noi abbiamo fatto delle splendide serate in giardino, sotto le stelle e senza zanzare!
Insomma la consiglio fortemente, per chi cerca relax ma anche per chi vuole visitare la bella Toscana!
dopo un intero anno a lavorare passare una settimana alla Novellina è stato fenomenale , lontano dai rumori della città , lontano dallo stress , in un'atmosfera veramente unica.
un luogo per tutti , grandi e piccoli.
in una parola.. fantastico.
le rêve en Toscane
on a réve de ces vacances en famille et nous avons eu la chance de trouver une maison de rêve dans un lieu de rêve,une vue de toute beauté une maison très confortable , un accueil( Suzanna & Monica )vraiment d'un niveau exceptionnel et chaleureux, aucune mauvaise surprise. Aussi on envisage d'y retourner dès que possible afin de faire découvrir la toscane a nos amis.
I found la Novellina on Trip advisor. 3 couples, 3 young kids. It was a great vacation. Day trips to Siena, Lucca, Pisa, San Giminiano. Beautiful Tuscany.
The owner has a strong team on site, Suzanna welcomed us with a great meal the first day and came back the Monday to check how we were doing. Monica, helping with housekeeping everyday is funny and very helpful, Niccolo, the son of the owner knows about wine, olives and his country.
Time went too fast, we enjoyed the magnificent view on the valley everyday. The house is decorated with taste. The book collection will keep you informed and busy.
We had a great vacation in a beautiful home. We will go back.
it was a perfect vacation
the villa was second to none - heaven on earth ! perfect location, view,wonderful staff.
La Novellina is spectacular.
We stayed for one week, at the start of summer- with 2 young children. The Villa is well positioned with plenty of beautiful restaurants close by. The view over the olive grove was amazing, a perfect place to eat dinner as the sun went down after a swim in the pool. There are plenty of bathrooms, the kitchen was a charming central place to cook, sit, eat and relax. The house was filled with information about the region and Susana (the host) was most helpful with informing us on where to taste wine and cheese! Will definately go back.
great holiday with my family
We would recommend this beautiful villa to others wishing to have a comfortable base for exploring Tuscany. The location was excellent for sightseeing and the villa is spacious, well-furnished and fully appointed
The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed the large swimming pool
From this base we found it easy to make day-trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Certaldo. All of these were fantastic places to visit.
We particularly enjoyed shopping at the local stores and then cooking for ourselves in the large kitchen . We had an excellent at-home dinner, prepared by local cooking instructor Ceppatelli . The internet connectivity at the villa was good. Luciana and Elena were very helpful . Michelle
A Novellina aficianado!
West Chetser, PA
Our 5th or 6th stay at La Novellina
Obviously, we love La Novellina; why else would we return so many times? The location is not only beautiful but it is convenient to the many small towns in the area as well as Florence, Lucca, and Siena. The site, itself, is beautifully appointed and decorated; its amneities are most comfortable, and ,because we have stayed there several times, the owner's mother and her delightful "helper" have befriended us. Each stay there is now like "coming home".
Each stay is another memorable experience.
Wonderful saty in a charming property
I just spent one week in La Novellina with family. The villa is charming, full equipped and well located on Tuscan hills. We particularly loved to have breakfast under the pergola looking at a wonderful landscape of green slopes and olive trees.
The location is very good, closed to most beautiful Chianti's villages.
We will come back again....
A true Tuscany experience
Arriving at the vacation home, we found everything in perfect order and were very much impressed by this antique, original and authentic tuscany style house, located in an unforgettable landscape, right in the most beautiful heart of Tuscany.
Also inside the house is decorated in a very tastful manner, avoiding any kitsch or misplaced luxury.
All attractions can be reached within reasoneable time (Florence, Siena, San Gimigiano etc..) which makes it top location for those who want to discover the region. Otherwise the house offers a nice swimming pool, which of course in winter we did not use.
The only negative point to mention is the fact that you need to use a car every time you want to reach a supermarket, shop or any other location. Also I would not recommend this house for guests with mobility problems due to the fact that inside there are quite a lot of stairs (4 floors).
Finally, we are already now looking forward to our next stay. We have checked out some alternatives, but so far nothing is comparable to La Novellina, best quality for price.
A week we will never forget
We booked La Novellina through Jane Black at Italian Villa Vacations in Melbourne. La Novellina was recommended, and it was exactly what we were hoping for. It is a stunning property right in the heart of the Chianti region with easy access to places like Florence and Siena. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived at La Novellina. The setting was just like a postcard with views stretching over rolling hills and vineyards all the way to the tips of San Ginmingiano. The villa is very beautifully decorated and very typically Tuscan, offering a lot of charm, yet at the same time every modern convenience. We were there in winter so we enjoyed lighting the fireplace and going for walks around the garden and into the little village. Every room at La Novellina was delightful, and the views from the bedrooms were amazing. We look forward to returning soon we hope! We highly recommend La Novellina to anyone seeking a villa in Tuscany for a week.
Instead of settling for a party to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary ,we decided to bring the whole family: daughters, sons in law,and our beautiful grandaughters to Tuscany. This has proven to be a brillant decision from the choice of tuscany as a destination to the selection of La Novellina as a place to stay. we could not have imagined a setting so perfect .Thank to our hosts Helena for making such a memorable experience. Lisa and Morris
A dream vacation!!
I spent wonderful days at La Novellina. The view is magic, my favourite bedroom is the one on the top floor...the one located in the tower. Very romantic!
We spent there unforgettable long weekends with friends and family!! In summer and winter time.
The living room with its large fireplace it is very cozy. The position of the property is quite strategic. Half way between Florence and Siena...
San Gimignano is at only half an hour drive.
The pool was a bit small, but I have heard there is a new panoramic pool. Can't wait to be back!
Response from novellina - 03/31/2010
thanks Bea for your review , yes we have now a new large panoramic pool . Come back as soon as you can to taste the new wonderful extravirging oilve oil from our olive trees , it is Easter time anemones are flowering and the field around the house are purple and violet . I will take a picture tomorrow