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Updated: 03-Dec-2016

Villa Cafaggiolo is an ancient stone built farmhouse situated at the top of a panoramic Chianti hill and surrounded by open farm-land cultivated with olive groves and vineyards. It is a large free-standing country estate, constructed in the late 1700s; the property has a charming country feel to it, while providing at the same time many modern features. The Villa have been recently restored using traditional materials and conserving the original terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. It is divided into 3 luxury, independent apartments, tastefully furnished with antique furniture and chandeliers and decorated with paintings and ceramics. The medieval town of Pontassieve, less than 3 km away from Villa Cafaggiolo, has all the modern amenities: shops, banks, excellent restaurants and the railway station with frequent trains into the centre of Florence. For further information. Please visit our website (see below), to get more than 100 beautiful photos.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

Hi, I'm Niccolò and I live in Florence.

If you have any question, just ask me I'll be happy to reply to you within few hours.

"""Niccolò is a great host and we felt like staying with our friends.

He was very helpful with taking care of everyone and making sure we were comfortable.

He’s a fine example of the hospitality of the Italian Culture...

He has an invaluable wealth of knowledge of the area, and during our stay, he suggested we visit small towns in special occasions which made our stay all the more enjoyable"""

Laura on Tripadvisor

We have now 160+ EXCELLENT REVIEWS on TRIPADVISOR... please check!!!


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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

120+ “Excellent” reviews in several holiday web sites... 96% travelers recommend!!!

"" How can you put into words the perfect month in Tuscany?? Two words: Villa Cafaggiolo!!!

The most magnificent place to spend time in Italy. La Dolce Vita... "" Betty on Tripadvisor.

"" We were very happy with the Villa Cafaggiolo on a week's family holiday. I had searched through a of lovely looking villa's in Tuscany but was delighted with the end choice!

We had a very warm welcome from Paola and we instantly hit it off.

Paola and Niccolo were very helpful suggesting local hot spots and where to go.

The villa is very well kept and in a very quiet little spot but close enough to the nearby towns for food, restaurants. We felt like we had the place completely to ourselves and enjoyed relaxing by the pool. I loved waking up to singing birds..."" Jennifer on Tripadvisor.

""... Villa Cafaggiolo is a place to relax and unwind, to read, to sleep, to swim or sunbathe, to charge batteries before tackling the amazing Renaissance art of Florence, or the beauty of the Florentine hills and villages."" William on Tripadvisor.

""... Paola is a quintessential Florentine Italian Mother. She is elegant and chic while being extremely warm and charming. Her son, Niccolo, and his wife Barbara are equally as sweet and warm. They were always available for daily planning and logistical questions.

The villa is a loved, restored family home."" Sue on Tripadvisor.

""The hilltop is very quiet and away from the noise and hassles of the city.

It was a great home base for touring around Italy. You are only ten minutes from the train station and can be in Florence in 20 minutes"" Ben on Tripadvisor.

"" ...we took several tours by the owner’s son Niccolo who personalized the trips to our interests, expertly guided us through the Tuscan countryside, villages and historic fortresses.

Each daylong tour included a wealth of knowledge of the history and customs of the areas we visited. We enjoyed learning about and visiting several small wineries.

We spent a day visiting medieval castles and another tour highlighted Renaissance fortresses.

The personal anecdotes of historical and modern Tuscany Niccolo provided made each tour extremely enjoyable and educational"" Erik on Tripadvisor.

"" Such a beautiful spot off the beaten path! The Pucci family has paid attention to every detail to make Villa Cafaggiolo the perfect place to call home while exploring Tuscany. We stayed in the Giotto Apartment. It was so cozy and welcoming.

The architectural detail of the space is a story in itself. So well done!

The decor is charming and filled with collectables found at local flea markets.

The beds are beyond comfortable with wonderful crisp ironed sheets and personal down comforters designed by Paola! Genious!..."" Karen on Tripadvisor.
Mar 2005
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From the Owner

Villa Cafaggiolo is a charming, ancient stone-built farmhouse which sits atop a hill in a panoramic position, surrounded by open farm-land, cultivated with olive groves and vineyards. The Villa is the Pucci’s family home; we live here in a detached Villa within the same estate and we're pleased to open our home to a select number of guests each year. We'll be here to welcome you when you’ll arrive. We'll give you the insider's guide to Tuscany, including personally arranging trips to local wineries and places off the beaten track from Florence to Siena… Villa Cafaggiolo is situated in a perfect location (amid the Florentine hills), to make day trips all around Tuscany: Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre… If you look for a peaceful country setting that is close to shops and restaurants.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Rosano at 15 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ugolino-Impruneta at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontassieve at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Highway A1 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Rosano at 15 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio-Forte dei Marmi at 70 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Car is suggested but not essential; we offer TRANSFER SERVICE to/from TRAIL STATION and FLORENCE.

The medium size village of PONTASSIEVE is only 2 Km from the Villa; it is an attractive medieval town. There, you’ll find any kind of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks...

You can reach Pontassieve by car (3 minutes) or by walk (20 minutes).


Rail station is in the village of Pontassieve, 3 km from the Villa; trains running frequently to Florence (every 20 minutes); it takes only 20 minutes to get to the center of Florence.

This is excellent for those who do not wish to take the car to go into the city.


There are at least 10 good restaurants that are located within 5-10 minutes drive from Villa Cafaggiolo.


Villa Cafagiolo is a short distance from the most famous towns of Tuscany and Italy.

These are the approximate driving distances:

1 hour drive from:Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, 5 Terre.

1 hour and 30 minutes drive from: Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano.

2 hours drive from: Roma and Venice.


There are several historic places and beautiful spots that are located within few km from Villa Cafaggiolo… these really worth a visit:

- FIESOLE the Etruscan Village

- The Medieval CASTLE at NIPOZZANO

- VALLOMBROSA ABBEY with its surrounding forest. The forest of Vallombrosa is one of the most pleasant places around Florence, where to wander. Even on the hottest summer days, the altitude and the thickness of its woods guarantee excellent walking possibilities

- The 11 century BENEDECTINE MONASTERY in ROSANO. Don't miss the sung Latin Mass on Sunday morning!


The beautiful, long and fancy beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi are just 70 km away (about 1 hour driving).

Nearest AIRPORTS are:

Florence Airport, 20 km

Pisa Airport, 70 km

Bologna Airport, 150 km

Roma Airport, 200 km


Fashion lovers and bargain hunters will find 4 different Outlets centres, offering great discounts in more than 100 stores; they are located in the village of Leccio, only 10 minutes drive from Villa Cafaggiolo and in Barberino.

The Mall: the top brand outlet centre (Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, Armani, Valentino, Zegna, YSL…). www.themall.it

Fashion Valley: exclusive fashion centre (Bally, Versace, Scervino, Blauer, Trussardi, Vivienne Westwood, Richmond…). www.fashionvalley.it

Fashion Groove: outlet centre and restaurant (Timberland, Cuoieria Fiorentina, Geox, Calzzedonia, Disney…). www.fashiongroove.it

A little bit further (30 minutes drive), in the Village of Barberino, you can visit another big Outlet village: The Barberino Designer Outlet: 200 of your favourite designers brands at 30%-70% less. www.mcarthurglen.com/it/barberino-designer-outlet


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
LOW Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
LOW Season
9 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MID Season
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
HIGH Season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
PEAK Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is request to book an apartment.

Changeover Day:
Usually the rental is from Saturday to Saturday. Daily rental is possible in low season.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for 4 persons. Add 15 euros per person, per night for more than 4 guests.

2 GIFTS for every booking: Wine Tasting + Welcome Spaghetti.
More details on the villa's web site.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

- 160+ EXCELLENT REVIEWS on TRIPADVISOR: a great value!!! - 100% TRAVELERS RECOMMEND - Florence is only 12 km away (15 minutes drive). - NO CAR NEEDED... we offer TRANSFER SERVICES to train station. - Customized SERVICES: Private Tours, Private Dinners, Cooking Classes... please ask for further details. -The medium size town of Pontassieve, is less than 3 km from the Villa; it is an attractive medieval village where you will find many shops, banks, markets, several very good restaurants and a shopping center. -There is frequent train service to the center of Florence. The train takes about 20 minutes and is an easy way to travel for those who do not wish to take their car into the city of Florence. There is still so much to see and to do around Villa Cafaggiolo. There is really something for everyone here; for Art lovers, wine and food lovers, shopping lovers. For those who like hiking, there are some beautiful long and short walks in natural environments with amazing sceneries.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bathrooms equipped with bathtub and shower, twin basins/sinks, bidet, toilet, hairdryer, towels.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 double beds + 2 single beds Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom “1” has 1 double bed (Queen size) and 1 single bed. + AIR/CONDITIONING Bedroom “2” has 1 double bed (Queen size) and 1 single bed. + AIR/CONDITIONING


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is very suitable for a relaxing holiday with the kids or a romantic getaway, a honeymoon or for a historic and cultural expedition. The apartments are available for short and long term rental. All the apartments are fully equipped with:WIFI INTERNET, AIR CONDITIONING, Independent heating, stove, oven, fridge, washing machine, television, coffeemaker, toaster, dishes and pots, ironing board, barbeque. Outside: The grounds surrounding the Villa Cafaggiolo are made up of about 3 hectares (7 acres) of private land planted with a variety of mature trees, hedges, and flowers. You’ll enjoy to relax in our well manicured garden plenty of: roses, hydrangeas, gardenias, citrus plants, herbs, bay laurels... The lovely rose garden has almost 100 different kind of roses. In the main garden there is a swimming pool with a spacious deck surrounded by flower beds. All the land around the Villa is completely fenced; your children will be safe in any part of the estate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are provided and inlcuded in the rental price

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