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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 6 / Villa
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 3  Sleeps: 6  Type: Villa
Dreamy Tuscan Farmhouse near Florence, Podere la V
TripAdvisor property ID 3725835

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Book this 3 bedroom villa in San Casciano in Val di Pesa today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2009 to as high as $2363, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 16, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Ilaria T.
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Calendar last updated:
16 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, German, Italian



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top San-casciano-val-di-pesa Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Pool / Spa

  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (27)

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“Podere La Villa is a Tuscan treasure; it will capture your heart”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2013

If you are traveling to Tuscany, Podere La Villa should deffinately be a destination. Ilaria and her beautiful family are truly wonderful hosts. You will find all you need in terms of accommodations. The Villa, located right in the heart of the wine country, is centrally located; 20 minutes from Florence, 45 minutes from Sienna. The town of San Casciano has much to offer including great shops and restaurants, wonderful desserts from Julia's patessiere and the best homemade pasta from the local pasta shop. Don't forget to go to the weekly farmers market for some if the best produce you will ever taste! If you love to cook, the Villa includes a kitchen. The countryside is beautiful and as an artist, I was truly inspired! Tuscany, Ilaria and her husband Rafale and two beautiful children Ricardo and Nicalo will always be in my heart!

“Let's Go Back Soon!”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2013

The villa is beautiful, cheerful, and we felt at home. Ilaria keeps Podera very clean. Podera is fully equipped and updated. Ilaria and Rafael are the best hosts one can imagine, full of useful information about the area. They are very attentive. Ilaria showed us a 20 minute shortcut straight into a free parking lot in Florence! We did not have enough converters and Rafael went right out and bought some for us. They are both very accommodating and speak fluent English. I cannot say enough about these wonderful people. Their two boys, ages 4 and 6, are also charming and sweet. However, they are little boys and can be a bit noisy when playing, but Ilaria keeps them in line! The main town, San Casciano, is lovely and quaint and only a few minutes from the villa. There is plenty of history in the town. What we also loved, besides the terrific food, wine, the little outdoor market and the pasta shop with home made pastas, is in the evenings, families are out and about in the streets, enjoying a meal or espresso and meeting up with friends and neighbors. The children are with their parents having fun, no iPods! San Casciano felt like home. We had several dinners there and loved walking around. By the way, be sure to know the Italian for the days of the week or you may get a parking ticket ;) We planned on going back to Italy, south next time, but because Ilaria and Rafael are so great, and Podera La Villa so charming, we may decide to stay at Podere La Villa again, rather than somewhere else. It is in a perfect location to visit other towns. We went to Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Livorno, San Gimignano, Cirque Terra and Montapulciano! The only drawback was the wifi is wireless and is from the upstairs apartment, so we had to sit in the living room to get a signal. It was very hot. Wish we could have sat outside at one of several lovely seating areas.

“What a lovely visit!”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2012

We stopped here quite by accident and had a very nice reception from the couple here. They welcomed us in and allowed us to taste their gorgeous wine - a Chianti Classico. A marvelous afternoon! Many thanks and we will be taking home several bottles!!

“Stunning location and convenient for visiting all the sights”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2012

We are a family of 4, with children of 14 and 12. We all enjoyed our stay at Podere la villa and have many happy memories. The situation is amazing and yet so convenient for the town, food shopping, Florence and the other sights in Tuscany. The house is very comfortable and well furnished. The pool was very much appreciated by us all and especially after a hot day sightseeing. Ilaria was always on hand to offer advice and recommendations, especially when driving into Florence! We would recommend the villa without hesitation.

“Wonderful for family travel.”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2012

I stayed 5 nights traveling with my wife an 4 small childrens (< 8yrs). Location is perfect (less than an hour from anything; Siena, San Gimignano, Firenze, Volterra, Pisa...). Plenty of great places to eat withn 10-15 min!! House is impeccable and Ilaria is a wonderful host, definitely a great value, will definitely use it again.

“An excellent get away from it all holiday”

Reviewed 11 May 2012

The Villa was spacious, had excellent facilities and was ideally suited to touring the whole of the Tuscany region. The standard of furnishings and facilities was high and the owner Ilaria was a great help, very approachable and most friendly. Our stay was memorable for all the right reasons and the position of the villa, high up and out of the village in the centre of a vineyard with stunning views. The villa was close to local amenities and food shops ( only a 5 minute drive ), yet quietly tucked away. We were unable to use the available swimming pool due to it being early in the season, but this would be another excellent facility for the warmer weather.


Reviewed 28 Oct 2011

I have had the great pleasure of staying at the beautiful Podere La Villa, many times. Each time, I have been enchanted with this lovely little villa and it's comfortable, clean and quiet accommodations. It's host, Ilaria Tachis is charming and a wonderful source of information about Tuscany, it's wines, etc. The villa is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region, conveniently close to the extraordinary city of Florence and many of the finest wine estates in Tuscany. I'm proud to say that I have become good friends with the Tachis family over the years and I wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful villa (and their fantastic wine!!) to anyone who is thinking of taking a vacation in the heart of Tuscany. You will not be disappointed!

“Wonderful location with first class comfort”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2011

We come to Podere la Villa the last ten years very often. Sometimes twice a year, spring and autumn. The owner, Mrs. Tachis became a dear friend throughout all our visits. She helps with all the questions you have and knows all about wine. She even makes her own good wine. Wonderful house with good equiped kitchen and sitting room. Nice bathrooms and bedrooms with colored linen. The garden around the house is lovely kept with roses and other beautiful plants and flowers. The pool is very nice with a great view around at wine land and olive trees. We love the place and the city San Casciano val di Pesa. Lots of nice restaurants. And by bus to Florence. Easy does it.

Response from the owner Thank you, thank you!!! Ilaria

“exploring Toscane”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2011

Podere la Villa is located in beautiful Toscane. It is the ideal location to visit as many villages en cities in the area. After every visit you can relax near the pool or just sit down and read and enjoy the silence.

Response from the owner Thanks and thanks! Best Regards to all your beautiful family, Ilaria

“Fantastic trip”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2011

We tell everyone what a great time we had staying at villa podere in tuscany. Ilaria was so very helpful and gracious and the accommodations just perfect. We still think about the cypress trees, the scented rosemary bushes and the beautiful roses in the yard. It was a trip we will never forget and one that will be hard to duplicate.

Response from the owner Thanks, thanks and more thanks. Ilaria

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