A small cluster of private houses, enjoys an unique view that is lost forever in the Tuscan hills. Among them is La Giara, a splendid villa, with its private garden and swimming pool, has been converted into a house, whose restoration and furnishings recall the charm of the past.
The geographical location of the village gives a very pleasant climate. It is warm during the winter but cool and breezy even in the hottest summers.
La Giara, although its original core of the twelfth century, has undergone expansions and improvements over the centuries. The central part, for example, began in the thirteenth century and enlarged in 500,... in 700 it became the summer residence of the Bishop of Florence. In fact it was the bishop who decided to build the small chapel of the villa and to decorate most of the rooms.
The rooms on the ground floor, kitchen, lounge and dining room have several doors that open onto the outdoor terraced area on the panoramic side of the villa, which is covered with white gravel and is furnished for eating out. This area is shaded by large trees, like huge umbrellas to protect against the sun.
The beautiful garden and the swimming pool are part of the private area for exclusive use of villa guests. The only part in common with another house in the village is the parking area, located behind the villa. The parking area is situated on the opposite side of where the garden is. La Giara, although it is part of a village and has another house adjacent to its walls, can guarantee absolute privacy. The beautiful terraced garden stretch down towards the swimming pool area, with sun beds and furnished in teak with coffee tables perfect for having an ‘aperitif’. Walking down from this area, a pathway with fruit and olive trees, leads to a nicely fenced vegetable garden.
In the evening, the lighting system of the garden creates a striking effect, with lights positioned under the olive trees, highlighting different forms in a magical way. The surroundings of the villa, offer quiet streets on which to venture on foot or by bicycle.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 - Master
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower
Bedroom 2 - Principessa
French bed, En-suite bathroom with tub, Safe
Bedroom 3 – Blue
Double bed, Guest bathroom
Bedroom 4 - Uccelli
Double bed, Bathroom with tub, Interconnected to a studio with single bed
Bedroom 5 - Books
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with shower
Features & Amenities
Fully equipped kitchen
Staff & Services
Daily housekeeping service except Thursday
Daily breakfast preparation
Electricity consumption up to 330 kwh
Weekly linen change
Final cleaning on Saturday
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Additional maid service
Maximum 10 guests
Not suitable for children or elderly people
Pets not permitted
The use of the appliances in the villa and kitchen must be supervised by the staff
Security deposit is to be paid upon arrival at the villa in cash
Rental vehicle recommended
5 km to:
Town of Molino del Piano
Tain station in Sieci
10 km to restaurant in Pontassieve
16 km to Florence
20 km to golf course in Ugolino Florence
35 km to Florence airport
67 km to San Gimignano
86 km to Siena
102 km to Lucca
104 km to Pisa airport
300 km to Rome airport
La Giara consists of two different villas under one roof. A resident lives in the other villa but ensuring full privacy to the guests of La Giara. The garden and swimming pool area remain private to the guests of La Giara
2 Dogs reside in a fenced-in area next to la Giara
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, hairdryer, wine cellar, cd player, maid service: 6 days a week, laundry facility, alfresco dining, outdoor furniture.Read more
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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