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Typical Tuscan top hill countryside pictoreque farm houses - Il Signorino



Updated: 27-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online


Il Signorino

“Il Signorino” is a picturesque detached brick farmhouse arranged on two floors. Ground floor entrance into the large sitting/dining room with Tuscan fireplace; two brick columns divide the sitting and dining areas, at the same floor there is a bathroom with shower. Stairs to first floor lead to two double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bathtube.

But what makes “Il Signorino” something really unique is the astonishing view you have from every part of the house.

About the property

Borgo Fajani farm houses

Set In the heart of Tuscany countryside, at the top of a hill, overlooking vineyards and olive groves. A group of typical farmhouses, once home of the local farmers and now completely restored maintaining the Tuscan rustic feel.

From the houses, the gardens and the patios the “postcard like” view is absolutely breathtaking: Borgo Fajani is the south facing part of Casanova, a small and quiet country hamlet. It is the perfect location for days of relaxation as well as an excellent base for exploring the region. Tuscany’s main towns are within close proximity: San Gimignano, Pisa, Florence Lucca and Siena are all within a 40 miles distance, as well as the seaside which his only 30 miles away. Tirrenia Golf Club is just 40 minutes driving far.

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About the Owner

Alfredo Leonardini
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

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30 Reviews

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(30 traveller reviews)


Beautiful property, wonderful location, great host!

  • 5 of 5

Alfredo was an excellent host and provided all of the amenities and information that we needed as well as making himself available to us throughout our stay if required. The converted farm building was beautifully renovated and had everything needed for us to make this gorgeous little corner of Tuscany our home for a short while. The surroundings were exactly as we had hoped - peaceful, rolling green hills and misty sunrises. There were a few little villages dotted close by within 10 minutes by car and larger cities (Florence, Pisa, Siena etc.) all with 90minutes by car. We will absolutely be back again to stay with Alfredo and highly recommend this property to anyone looking for their first taste of Tuscany! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming relaxing and authentic Tuscan stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Il Signorino house, part of Borgo Fajani for 6 days in June. We had fabulous stay exactly as promised by Alfredo himself and his website. The house was typical Tuscan very spartan arrangement but how authentic! It was spacious and open and the views from every window were to die for. The house was beautifully restored and well maintained. Apart from WiFi there were no luxuries but they were not necessary. It was the atmosphere of the place, access to fresh local produce, olive oil and wine and a little home restaurant 2 houses down from our place. The garden was beautiful and the pool sparkling clean offering relief in warm weather. The nights were fresh and cooler and we slept with all windows opened - no need for air conditioners.

Alfredo was a great host tending to his property extremely well. He was around each day and spoke good English giving great tips on where to go and what to see. Casanova is quite central to some lovely old Tuscan cities like Volterra and San Gimigiano as well as other major places - Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena. It all depends on how much time one has but we were happy to just explore local spots within 30-40 min drive. My husband did a pizza/pasta course in nearby Peccioli and he loved it!

We would certainly recommend staying in Borgo Fajani and would stay there again if we were visiting this area. This really suited our taste - fuss free, unpretentious stay in a simple but beautiful authentic surroundings and ability to explore local offerings. We had a glimpse of Alfredo's other houses and were impressed with his insistence on preserving local history and flavour in his accommodation.

Domenika, Michel and Ella from Brisbane, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable and magical experience in a quaint Tuscan farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in this charming Tuscan farmhouse. The previous reviewers raved about the views from the Tuscan farmland windows. They did not lie. Magnificent views from every window!!!

We spent most of our days visiting may of the small Tuscan hilltop towns. This was a great base and easy to travel back and forth from each little town. We visited Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, Cortona and Orvieto and many others by car. The train station is a short 35-40 minute drive from the farmhouse where we caught a train to Florence for a day trip. Piccolo is the small little hilltop town about a 10 minute drive away, it was exceptional too! No tourist, a wonderful small restaurant, a beautiful church and a small museum are located in this small village. Terricciola is close by as well. This is where we did our shopping for cooking supplies and visited the local butcher and baker.

Alfredo was very easygoing and very friendly. He offered up suggestions for nearby day trips and helpful advise on traveling the area. He was on site most mornings working on the property, keeping the lawn manicured and the pool clean.

Don't pass up the opportunity to stay at this little gem! One of the best vacation spots we have visited. We are avid travelers having visited Spain, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Croatia, and Belgium to name a few. This was one of the best trips ever. A big part of the success was due to finding and renting this quaint farmhouse in such beautiful surroundings! Loved everything about it.

Thank you Alfredo for sharing your Borgo Fajani with the world!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Absolute Delight

  • 5 of 5

Il Signorino . . . charming villa was suggested to us by friends and needless to say it was everything that they described. It is located in a quiet rural setting but so close to so many interesting towns, historic sites, wineries, restaurants, etc.. Alfredo has done an amazing job in renovating the old farm homes and outbuildings, creating some exceptional accommodation. Too, he proved to be the consummate host, ensuring that we had whatever we needed. . . . be it information, directions, supplies or advice. We stayed for a week in mid-September and we had so much fun that we hope to make a return visit in the not-too-distant future. We have been enthusiastic in recommending this property to anyone that we know who is planning to visit Tuscany. Alfredo, hope to see you again soon. Mike and Brenda

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

When we booked this place we were fairly certain that it would be nice, the reviews were all very positive and the pictures looked inviting. But on arrival we were amazed by the real thing - even better than in the pictures, the views, the environment, the peace and quietness were all around us. Alfredo was very welcoming and a source of information. He speaks good English and goes out of his way to make your stay enjoyable. We were lucky that it was out of season, we had to share the pool only with the swallows who flew over the surface for a quick drink!

Alfredo provided a very useful guide with local restaurants and shops, all were within easy reach.

I would fully recommend the farm houses - but please leave Il Signorino free in September for us - we will be back :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tuscany at its best

  • 5 of 5

Il Signorino is really a special place. Alfredo managed to create a beautiful spot in this old village to relax. At the same time, it is the perfect location for many sightseeing trips around Tuscany - Pisa, Sienna, San Gimigniano are at a distance of max one hour drive.

We stayed there for one week with our son (2 years) and enjoyed the calm surroundings, as well as the cooking qualities of the village lady ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : 'G. Galilei' Pisa Airport at 35 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 32 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pisa at 35 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Fi-Pi-Li freeway at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Locanda degli Artisti at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Tirrenia at 45 Kilometres Car: recommended

Right in Casanova hamlet -two minutes walking from Borgo Fajani farm houses- it is possible to get every day fresh organic milk, cheeses, eggs, olive oil, honey, fruit juice, wine and fresh home made bread.

Only a few steps from your apartment there is “La Locanda degli Artisti”. A lovely family restaurant, owned by Manuela and Carlo, who cook only with local fresh organic produce. On Thursday and Sunday they cook their speciality - Pizza, baked in a traditional wood oven.

Borgo Fajani lays on the “Strada del Vino”, a route linking the main wine producing farms and caves of “Alta Valdera”, an area known for its excellent wines set on the Tuscan 'Colline Pisane'.

At your arrival you'll find a updated note with all the 'tips' to enjoy the surroundings: restaurants, wineries, caves, shops, country fairs, events and so on.

Other Activities: Golf: 40 minutes far


Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 75 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 2 twin beds


  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • -WI-FI internet connection. -In the house : all soaps and things for cleaning (dishes, kitchen, etc.) and rubbish-bags -Maid service on demand. Cook service on demand. -Mountain-bikes are available for free.