Get a taste of life in the Tuscan countryside at villa Fagnana. The restored farm, whose eight bedrooms are divided between a former farmhouse and barn, offers a quiet, private getaway spot that’s still conveniently close to cities like Pisa, Florence, Siena and Lucca. Enjoy the timeless setting of rolling hills dotted with traditional buildings from a home that’s been updated with modern luxuries.
The property’s outdoor spaces make it easy to appreciate its rural setting on an estate once owned by the bankers to the Medici family. The kitchen and living room open to a large terrace with a barbecue, shaded dining table, and a smaller table perfect for breakfast or a snack. Down a flight of steps, you’ll find the inground pool, which is surrounded by its own terrace, loungers and gazebo. The villa itself is air conditioned and has Wi-Fi in the main areas and a VoIP phone, plus a laptop, iPod and baby equipment upon request.
Fagnana’s interiors still have their traditional bones, but have been given a fresh, modern update. In the living rooms, you’ll find classic Tuscan cotto floors, large fireplaces, and beamed ceilings, set off by clean-lined, neutral-toned sofas and glass-topped side tables. The quiet, spacious dining room pairs an antique console with a simple farmhouse table and chairs. In the kitchen, which is open to the dining room, modern appliances like a large gas range are tucked into pale wood cabinets and open upper shelving.
There are seven bedrooms in the main house and one bedroom in the former barn (now a guest cottage). In the main house, the ground floor features a bedroom with double bed and an en-suite bathroom. Upstairs, you’ll find one bedroom with a king bed and en-suite bathroom and one bedroom with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom. A bedroom with a double bed and a bedroom with a single bed share a bathroom, and a bedroom with a queen bed and a bedroom with a single bed share another bathroom. In the guest cottage, there’s a bedroom with a double bed and en-suite bathroom.
Since Fagnana is located on a 1,700-acre estate, there’s plenty to explore on foot, like the private church that’s a 15-minute walk away. By car, it’s 10 minutes to shopping, dining and a tennis court in the town of Forcoli, and 15 minutes to the hospital and train station in Pontedera. Just 20 minutes away, you’ll find the Castelfalfi golf course, and the beaches in Pisa and Tirrenia are 45 minutes away. The Pisa airport is 40 minutes away, and the Florence airport is a 60-minute drive.
“Very nice and roomy villa in beautiful surroundings”
Left on 06/15/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | BjarnfredurReviewed Jun 15, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
The villa is big with most amenities you need for a large group. The veranda and the pool area is great and the garden is well maintained. Good restaurants in the neighborhood. Can recommend this villa. - Bjarnfredur O., , Iceland
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