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Tuscany villa and apartments with garden, BBQ, views, fantastic pool. Free WiFi - ZIGOLO Apartment - LA SCUOLA DI FURIO Holiday Home and Villa - Tuscany

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Property
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People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 14 nights

Description

ZIGOLO Apartment - LA SCUOLA DI FURIO Holiday Home and Villa - Tuscany

Zigolo is a self catering apartment with air conditioned, on the ground floor.

The entrance is directly into the large living room with fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric oven, top stove with 4 fires, kettle, percolator) and 2 sofas. A passage leads to a double bedroom, a twin bedroom (or a second double bedroom) and a bathroom with shower.

It is ideal for a family with children or for 2 couples holidaying together. SHORT STAYS WELCOME!

Zigolo's entrance door is the only one on that side of the building. This means that a nice portion of the garden is just for you.

Summer is a great time to relax and enjoy the company of a good book! You can relax and enjoy reading while sipping a glass of red Chianti wine sitting in the garden, under the cork tree. Not to mention alfresco dining! There is a large communal 'barbecue house' in the park for your home-cooked delicious Fiorentina steaks. We have some hammocks. Grab a cold drink, unwind and let the stress melt away.

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About the property

La Scuola di Furio Villa Maura

LA SCUOLA DI FURIO Holiday Home is a small holiday complex in a very quiet countryside (within the Parco delle Cerbaie) overlooking a green valley. We rent our welcoming, comfortable and functional apartments and villa for holidays, weekends, short and long stays. You can stay in a relaxing location, out of the hustle and bustle of the tourist craze and still reach in less than 1 hour almost every popular destination in Tuscany (Lucca, Pisa, Vinci, San Gimignano, Florence, the beach). So, in the morning you can have a massage by the pool, take a walk to the little country shops or go to the supermarkets in Fucecchio (5 kms) with your car, then visit one or more tourist attraction in Tuscany, come back to enjoy a swim our fantastic pool (12x6), relax in the large equipped garden sipping an aperitivo while the tomato sauce boils in the kitchen, then have a relaxing dinner in the garden alfresco with your loved ones and a night cap when the children are in bed. The 6 apartments (all equipped with AC) in the former school building have 1, 2 or 4 bedrooms while Villa Maura (equipped with AC) offers some more comforts and sleeps up to 6. Parking inside the property. Nice restaurant at walking distance. Free Wi-Fi. Enquire or call Tiziana directly for information!

*Everyday Life*

A big plus for all our guests is that we live nearby. We will welcome you, show you around, provide maps of the area and give you a list of restaurants - based on our personal experience - and enjoyable excursions. We are always on hand if you need us but we will leave you to your well deserved holiday!

We sometimes see that families arrive here with their car full of groceries and food (after maybe a long journey under the hot Italian summer sun). Please note that most of the food you buy at home is available also here. The nearest supermarket is Tuodì, open from 8,30AM to 8PM every day except Sunday (from 8,30AM to 1PM). Coop supermarket is open from 8AM to 9PM every day except Sunday (from 8,30AM to 1,30PM). Another supermarket, Conad, is open from 8AM to 8PM and also every Sunday morning from 9AM to 12.30AM. And another smaller grocery shop, Gelsastore, is open 6 days a week from 5 in the morning to 1 at night (fresh bread on Sundays, too)!

At 1,1 kms there is Il RitroVino di Caino, that sells good quality local food, cheese, extra virgin olive oil and wine. You can stop for a cappuccino and pastries in the morning and have breakfast there or buy fresh bread also on Sundays!

* Market *

A medley of colors and scents awaits you every Wednesday morning in Fucecchio in Piazza XX Settembre.

*Restaurants!*

One of the reasons to rent a holiday accommodation is that you can cook your own food and avoid eating out. You can shop at farmers' markets, try local recipes, keep your children entertained while cooking... But sometimes you just want to relax and unwind with a nice glass of wine and let others cook! Among other local area information, we will give you a list of nearby restaurants (one of them is at walking distance!) we usually go to! And we will be happy to call and reserve a table for you, if you like!

*Palio di Fucecchio (horse race)*

Every year since 1981, there is this horse race in Fucecchio. The town is divided into contrade (just like Siena!). You will spend your holidays at La Scuola di Furio Holiday Home, so in contrada Torre, whose colours are white and blue. It is a brilliant experience. Before THE day, there are lots of dining occasions in each contrada, sometimes al fresco, in order to spend nice time together, get to know each other and have a home style meal with some good wine. The date of the event is usually the third Sunday of May. In the morning you can attend the historical parade with its lively display of 1200 (!) persons in rich locally made costumes along the streets of Fucecchio. The 3 afternoon races take place at la Buca del Palio (Via Fratelli Rosselli in Fucecchio). Palio might last until sunset! The races only last a minute or two, so you have to spend some time in Fucecchio beforehand, soaking up the atmosphere and the rivalry between the different districts, each of which is represented in the first two races. For a fucecchiese, Palio is like Football World Cup for Italians!

*Infiorata di Corpus Domini (flower carpets)*:

On the Sunday of Corpus Domini the streets of historic Fucecchio are covered by beautiful floral carpets. In Fucecchio the custom of sprinkling the streets with flowers and forest sprigs compose sacred figures, dates back to the 30es but it was only in 1990 that the Flower Festival has become a tradition.

The carpet of flowers are displayed in the old city centre, starting from and coming back to the Collegiate Church. The materials used are many varieties of seasonal flowers (poppies, brooms, carnations, roses ...) and many other type of natural material (grapes, coffee, wood chips ...).

*Padule di Fucecchio, a bird watchers' paradise*

The Padule di Fucecchio is the largest non-coastal marshland area in Italy (around 1,800 hectares!).

The Padule is one of the last refuges for many plant species (the yellow floating heart or water fringe, now very rare in Tuscany, or white and yellow pondlilies, etc.), and is a big attraction for birdwatching enthusiasts, especially during the spring migration. Of particular interest are the herons, which nest in colonies, and migratory birds like the stilt bird, crane and black stork. Depending on water levels, it is also possible to attend a "barchino" ride! There are 9 nature trails in the marshes, most on foot, some by car.

*Events Calendar 2017* (see it also on our blog)

Fiera del Gusto - Food Festival in Fucecchio 25th April 2017

Palio di Fucecchio - lively historical costume parade in the morning & horse races in the afternoon in Fucecchio 21st May 2017

Radiohead at Visarno Arena 14th June in Florence

Green Day at Lucca Summer Festival 14th June in Lucca

Infiorata - Flower Carpets 17th-18th June 2017 in Fucecchio

Aerosmith at Visarno Arena 23rd June in Florence

System of a Down at Visarno Arena 25th June in Florence

Imagine Dragons at Lucca Summer Festival 4th July in Lucca

Jamiroquai at Visarno Arena 11th July in Florence

Mercantia - Medieval International Festival of Street Theater in Certaldo 12-16th July

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Lucca Summer Festival 22nd July in Lucca

Kasabian at Lucca Summer Festival 23rd July in Lucca

Salamarzana - Medieval Festival September 2017 in Fucecchio! The city will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen, ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters... By magic they will bring back the mysterious and magic Middle Ages in Fucecchio.

In 2016 there will be RyanAir flights to Pisa

from East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow (PIK), Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London (STN) in the United Kingdom and

from Cork and Dublin in Ireland.

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Communal laundry machine with laundry soap available for our guests for free, plus iron, ironing board, clothes basket and drying rack with clothes pegs in the apartment.

Hair dryer and hair straightener provided.

To prevent kids from having unsupervised access to our pool area, it is now fenced with a secure, self-latching gate.

For children up to 2 years we supply FOR FREE baby bed with linens, baby chair, baby bath, changing mat and eating and cutlery sets. WC reducers available for older children.

On arrival you will receive information regarding pool rules when you collect the keys. The pool rules are also stated on posters in the holiday home, and for your own health and safety it is important that you follow these rules. Otherwise, La Scuola srl cannot be held responsible for any inconveniences.

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Owner
Ms. Tiziana Fierli
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Ms. Tiziana Fierli

I was born in Fucecchio and I have been living here all of my life. Even if I have been working in the fashion industry for more than 20 years now, I am more and more interested in the holiday rental world. I also attended a course to become a professional manager in hospitality and tourism management; it was fun to come back to school. I post something new everyday on our Facebook page, just type La Scuola di Furio into the Facebook Search field. This search field can be found at the top of the website, or at the top of the Facebook app.

Ms. Tiziana Fierli purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Ms. Tiziana Fierli chose Florence Area

My father (Furio, hence "La Scuola di Furio") bought this property in the late '90. It was in such a state! No heating, no electricity, no running water! He started to restore it (with Italian burocracy, this process can take a lot of time and even more patience!), then came with this idea: 'Why don't we rent to tourists?'. At that time (pre-internet era for me) I thought it was a terrible idea. 'Tourists in Fucecchio? This is not going to happen!'. How wrong I was!

What makes this apartment unique

It is easy to fall in love with this location! Splendid views over a tranquil valley, fantastic pool. Real possibility of reaching from nearby Empoli train station: Florence in 24 minutes, Pisa in 28 minutes and Siena in 45 minutes (stress free solution), or Lucca in under 30 minutes by car.

Check on our own website how to go to Florence on a tramway!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi!

We are back and missing our Home in Tuscany. Our stay was wonderful, we are planing to go back in a future. So many places to see that in our four days stay we miss few places that we want to visit.

It was great to meet you at the restaurant, it was a pleasant surprise to see you there!!!

We enjoy the villa very much and took wonderful pictures!

Elsie, Pepe, Lydia y Cesar from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Apr 2014
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Notes

The Tourist Tax is not included (1,00 euro per person/per night, maximum of 6 nights, children under 14 free). The Tourist Tax is levied on behalf of the municipality of Fucecchio separately.
We at La Scuola di Furio Holiday Home advise all our guests to purchase travel insurance to indemnify them against any costs that they may incur as a result of unavoidable changes in their travel plans.


Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Hastings, MN USA
5

Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in a Villa in Italy. Tiziana made it a great experience. She was in constant communications with us from the beginning, advises us of the villas and surrounding areas to help with our plans. The villa was beautiful. It had everything we needed. Upon arrival Tiziana greeted us with wine, maps and friendly advice. It was a memorable experience and hope to return. We will definitely recommend her villas to our friends & families.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandy and Alan, many thanks for your lovely review. It has been a pleasure to have you at La Scuola di Furio! I hope you can come back one day! A big hug from still very sunny Tuscany! Take care! Tiziana
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Charleston, WV
5

Better than I ever expected!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely wonderful, and Tiziana was fabulous! The villa was perfect for our stay. It had everything we needed and more than expected. The location was made even better by the local people and how welcome they made us feel. Tiziana recommended great places to visit in the area and she was a big help. We have only been home a few days but we know that our honeymoon was made even better because of our stay at this villa! Thank you to the wonderful town of Fucecchio and to Tiziana!

Betty and Paul

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Betty and Paul, many thanks for writing these lovely words. We feel very honoured that you choose to stay at La Scuola di Furio on a such special occasion! Thank you again, Tiziana Fierli
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5

Geweldig verblijf! Aanrader!

  • 5 of 5

Wij hadden een geweldig verblijf tijdens onze huwelijksreis in LA SCUOLA Holiday Home. Tiziana was erg vriendelijk en verwelkomde ons met een taart met onze initialen voor ons huwelijk en fles rode wijn. De kamers zijn erg ruim en de omgeving is erg mooi. Het ligt erg centraal. Helaas was het zwembad defect toen wij er waren, maar we kregen als goedmaker 100 euro terug voor het verblijf en een gratis maaltijd aangeboden in het plaatstelijke restaurant. Ik zou er zo weer naar toe gaan! Bedankt voor het geweldige verblijf!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful setting, convenient location, wonderful atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in La Scuola was marvelous, quiet, picturesque, serene, and totallying peaceful. The grounds are beautiful, the apartment well furnished and spotless, and the pool a welcome sight after a day of touring and walking. The layout encourages renters to socialize with other tenants in the early evening, with tables and benches out on the lawn. La Scuola is well situated for day trips to Florence, Lucca, Sienna, Pisa, and many other small tuscan towns. Our second floor apartment allowed us to open all the windows at night and be woken by the morning breezes and birds. Would recommend to anyone looking to spend a few days in one place. It felt like home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs. S. thank you so much for your very nice feedback. It has been a pleasure corresponding with you, then meeting you and your daughter on your very special trip! The apartment you stayed at is just above Zigolo. I love that during your 4 nights only stay you could appreciate all the major points that justify choosing a holiday here which makes a difference. Needless to say, we would welcome you and your family at La Scuola di Furio back again anytime. Grazie mille! Tiziana and Walter
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5

Toskana - La Scuola

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten mit unseren beiden Kindern (7 und 1,5 Jahre) eine wunderschöne Zeit in der Toskana und in Tizianas "La Schola"!

Tolle Lage des Objekts für Ausflüge nach Florenz, Pisa etc. und kleinere Orte in der Toskana, super Objekt ansich (Appartmentausstattung top, Pool top, wunderschöner Garten mit Spielplatz für die Kinder, Grillmöglichkeit!), super nette Betreuung durch Tiziana und ihren Bruder - ein rundum perfekter Urlaub! Vielen Dank nochmal dafür!

Wir werden definitiv wiederkommen!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Familienurlaub in Fucecchio

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben zwei sehr schöne Wochen in La Scuola verbracht. Die Anlage ist außerordentlich gepflegt und die Wohnungen geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir haben oft im Pool gebadet, weil es sehr heiß war. Tiziana hat uns umfassend mit Informationen über Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, örtlicher Gastronomie und Ausflüge versorgt und uns sogar ins Krankenhaus begleitet, als unsere Tochter sich den Fuß verstauchte. In der nahe gelegenen Pizzeria in Torre haben wir häufig gegessen, aber auch in Massarella war eine gute und preisgünstige Osteria.

Fucecchio ist ein toller Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge, da man von dort aus die toskanischen mittelalterlichen Städte besuchen, aber auch zum Meer fahren kann. Wir empfehlen La Scuola unbedingt weiter!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fucecchio in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Communal laundry machine with laundry soap available for our guests for free, plus iron, ironing board, clothes basket and drying rack with clothes pegs in the apartment. Hair straightener provided. Please note that the toilet paper rolls we supply are a courtesy as we do not want that our guests have to shop straight away on their arrival. As a self-catering establishment, we do not usually provide ongoing supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Maximum sleeping capacity 2
    Bedroom 3 - Free baby bed
  • The twin-bedded room can be easily transformed into a double bedroom. Both bedrooms, like every room in the building, have a beamed ceiling. Please ask us about additional beds (charges applicable) or cots (free of charge). Children and Extra Bed (max 2) Policy: All children are welcome. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots. All older children or adults are charged 15.00 euro per night and person for extra beds. The maximum capacity is 1 extra bed and 1 cot or 2 cots per apartment. Cots and extra beds are available only on request and need to be confirmed in any case. (Additional costs are not included in the apartment rate and must be paid separately.)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Communal washing machine available. Pool open according to season (usually 1st of May-half October). Pool towels are available at 3 euro/piece, it is NOT possible to bring the bath towels by the pool. We can help you organize wine and chocolate tasting or scenic drives through the hillside of Tuscany on a Vespa scooter! A babysitting service is available at an additional charge. English-speaking Amanda gives lessons in a horse riding centre nearby. Late arrival? There is a grocery shop with a selection of local produce, as well as all the necessary bits that you might need nearby, open from 4AM to 1AM!!! The safety of our guests and neighborhoods is our top priority. In Italy regular accommodation facilities have the duty to register their guests and communicate their details to local authorities (Questura). This responsibility is outlined by Article 109 of the Testo Unico delle Leggi di Pubblica Sicurezza (TULPS).

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