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Comfortable, well appointed self catering accommodation in the heart of Tuscany - Chiocciola



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online



Apartment on two floors. Ground floor - kitchen/diner. First Floor 2 Double Bedroom - 2 Shower/WC - Access to patio. n° 2 Satellite/TV

The apartment also boasts central heating, so why not try us for Christmas and New Year?

About the property

Podere Zollaio and Casa Eden

We'd like to take the opportunity of offering you a very warm welcome to Podere Zollaio, which is situated in the Tuscan landscape of Leonardo da Vinci.We offer comfortable self catering accommodation for couples and families wishing to sample the tranquility, clean air, history and culinary delights of this region of Tuscany.

All accommodation is decorated to a high standard and offers a high level of comfort.We are well placed for direct access from Pisa and Florence airports and also within easy access of Siena,Lucca,Pistoia and San Gimignano.We produce our own organic olive oil and wine and on your arrival you will be supplied with complimentary bottles of our wines and a server of our olive oil for you to try.

We offer accommodation and a welcome at a price that others find it hard to compete with.

We look forward to meeting you.

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About the Owner

Chiara or Ian
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

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The price includes all mains services,air conditioning , all linens excluding towels for use at the pool and 8 hours of heating a day in the colder months.Additional hours of heating can be provided at a charge

3 Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Relaxing Tuscan break in delightful Vinci

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely, warm welcome from Chiara & Ian after an adventurous introduction to Italian motoring from Pisa! It was a relief to stop and take in the amazing view of Vinci from the terrace in front of our accommodation.

Our apartment, Chiocciola" was clean & well equipped - the bedroom upstairs had a great view & the bed was very comfortable. The kitchen/ living room downstairs is compact. The weather was lovely so we spent most of our time outside, either at the table under the covered terrace at the apartment, or down by the pool.

Chiara & Ian provided us with a welcome gift of 2 bottles of wine from their own vineyard & some of their homegrown olive oil. Both were delicious - a lovely gesture. One or other of them were at hand if we needed assistance at any time.

We were charmed by their little herd of rescued donkeys & goats, not to mention the endless variety of cats dozing here & there.

We found Vinci a very interesting place. We visited the Leonardo museum which was fascinating and climbed up the tower to look over the surrounding countryside. We enjoyed a few walks around Vinci, including one up to Leonardo's birthplace. The audio-visual display was very informative & gave us a feel for his life & works. The walking routes are marked with red & white signs but on occasion you have to guess your route!

There is a small Coop for most of your grocery needs and a good variety of other small shops.

Our favourite restaurant in Vinci was Borga Allegra - friendly service & delicious food with an imaginative twist on the usual Italian menu.

We have no hesitation in recommending Podere Zollaio to our family & friends.

It is a great touring base for Florence, Pisa & Sienna - plus the charming hilltop towns on San Gimignano & Voltera.

We hope to visit again in the not too distant future - we just loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Podere Zollaio once before so when our holiday wasn't going to plan we were delighted that Ian, Chiara & Lisa could fit us in at very very short notice. We love it here and will definitely be back as it has a special place in our hearts.

The hospitality is warm, the location is perfect (walking distance to Vinci which has a choice of restaurants), the rates are great value, the views are beautiful and Vinci is ideally located for days trips.

We will be back, we quite simply couldn't think of anything we would change.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tres bel endroit

  • 4 of 5

Très bon accueil

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind comment We always endeavour to offer our visitors a warm welcome and make their stay as comfotable as possible Kind Regards Podere Zollaio
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa and Florence at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vinci at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Vinci at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Empoli at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Florence Scandicci - Pisa at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Vinci at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo, is an historical village surrounded by the vineyards and olive groves typical of Tuscany and is centrally located with easy access to the major centres of art and places of interest. A short distance from Vinci village, with stunning views over the surrounding farms and villages with a vista stretching from San Gimignano - Volterra - Montaione to Livorno. Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and the seaside are within easy reach and will offer you many different magical and cultural places to visit.


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 65 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The two bathroom are on the first floor


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 : Air conditioning Bedroom 2 : Air conditioning


  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...


  • Swimming pool with a stunning view over Vinci village. A BBQ is provided so that our guests can fully enjoy the benefits of al fresco dining

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