Historical Mansion in the heart of Tuscany. Nature and Culture. 5 to 7 doubles bedrooms with all comforts. Private Pool and Park. Unique Property
Villa Strozzi is a stunning historical mansion rising from the top of its hill and dominating the extensive Tuscan woodland enclosed by its fence. Spectacular views, nature and complete privacy. State of Art renovation completed in 2014. The outdoor area includes a private garden with Pool (12”x15”); outdoor dining terrace equipped with BBQ; A private wildlife reserve, abundant trails for cool walks inside the Gated Woodlands. The property also includes a Chapel, dedicated to St Catherine. In the middle of Tuscan culture, 60 km far from Florence, Pisa, Siena and Lucca and the sea. Grocery stores, restaurants, post-office, bar, pharmacy, and bank are available in the nearby village of Corazzano, just 6 kms away. Locally available activities include: Tennis, Horseback Riding, Cooking Classes, Truffle Hunting, Quad Adventures as well as the exploration of medieval villages, and artisan studios. In-house cooking classes are available upon request organised by the owner, who lives nearby.
Top Traveller Review
The perfect Tuscan experience
About the Owner
About vicky burgisser
My husband and I live all year long in Fattoria di Monti and agriculture is our life. We manage both estates with our heart and with great passion. You will see it when here.
Vicky Burgisser & Giovanni Querci
Why vicky burgisser chose Val d'Elsa
We own Villa Strozzi in Collegalli and have been managing the estate for 5 generations. Our mother lives in the estate and personally welcomes our guests and gives good recommendations on what best to do. We consider any guest part of our family and we love diversity and culture exchange. Who chooses Collegalli needs to love beauty, nature, culture and traditions, on top of good food, wine, olive oil and silence....
Welcome to Collegalli from the Burgisser Family
What makes this chateau / country house unique
The Villa Strozzi dates back to the twelve century and has been restored state of the art to bring all comforts to our guests. There are very few such beautiful places in the world. Is like living in the past but enjoying nowadays amenities.
(7 traveller reviews)
The perfect Tuscan experience
Four couples stayed at Villa Strozzi in early May. We were so glad we found it on the Internet – it is a treasure. I highly recommend the owner's offer of a welcoming dinner - just what is needed after a long trip and the food and wine was excellent. The Villa is the perfect base for trips to all of the main towns of Tuscany, including Florence. The owners and staff could not have been more attentive and made the stay feel as though we had found out own villa. The Villa itself is a magnificent old building but with all the modern conveniences, including a wonderful swimming pool. The view are to die for. It is close to Montaione, a delightful local town with great coffee, shops and gelato. One of the treasured remembrances was a visit to the owner's daughter's farm where she provided afternoon tea and tasted her wonderful home grown olive oil. Can't wait to return.
Four of us stayed at Villa Strozzi the last two weeks of September 2015. Thinking about a villa in Tuscany, the Villa Strozzi was everything and more than we dreamed it would be. Communicating with Vicky ( Franca's daughter) when planning our trip, was so easy. She answered every question quickly and accurately and was happy to accommodate us.
The villa setting is picturesque with gorgeous sunsets and countryside views, well maintained, in an ideal location as our home away from home and with our GPS easy to find. We felt very safe and secure.
The bedrooms were large with comfortable beds. The ensuite bathrooms were large and modern with plenty of hot water and perfectly functioning utilities, and hairdryers. All linens were first class and beautifully laundered.
The living areas were large and elegant yet homey.
The kitchen was well equipped including a coffee maker, toaster, tea kettle, microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, two refrigerators with freezer compartments and best of all Carrera marble table and counters. We also had access to a laundry.
The outdoor areas are beautiful and well cared for with huge pots of lime trees and flowers. Plenty of comfortable patio tables with umbrellas and a grill.
The pool was beautiful and serviced daily.
We found the villa chapel to be a lovely spiritual gift from another era and way of life which seemed an appropriate opportunity to give thanks.
Franca, the gracious owner and resident was always available to help us with information and suggestions when needed as were the caretakers.
We did request a typical Tuscan meal for our first night at the villa and what a wonderful and delicious treat it was; an ideal start to our visit!
The family dog with her wagging tail was always the perfect ending to our daily excursions; always happy to welcome us home.
Tuscany is truly a beautiful place but the memories closest to our hearts will always be of our time and our hosts at the Villa Strozzi.
Our favorite place in Tuscany
We have been coming to the Villa for more than a decade now, and it is always one of the highlights of our year. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Tuscany, this remote villa features romantic vistas, charming rooms and a private pool amid an ambiance of understated elegance. It is a destination best suited for those seeking a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of the touristy towns of Tuscany, while being perfectly situated for easy day trips to those locations.
Our most recent trip took place last May, when we visited with a group of extended family and friends (age range 4 years to 72). The villa has been updated recently: the bathrooms and kitchen have been overhauled with state-of-the-art amenities. The rooms are elegant, clean, spacious as can be. And the views are spectacular, with green hills and woods as far as the eye can see. The pool features a comfortable sun deck, and the patio areas provide ample room for outdoor dining. The owners are delightful hosts, and extremely accommodating. We love going there and cannot recommend the Villa Strozzi-Collgegalli highly enough.
It's a guarantee
i can't remember the exact arrival date it was August. We were a family of 5 and having stayed twice at another villa belonging to the family we knew it was going to be amazing and we were not disappointed in any way. Vicki is an amazing hostess, to say nothing of her culinary skills, I always come away inspired and because the kitchen is so fab it makes you want to come in from the beautiful outside and cook.
In fact, we almost wished for bad weather so we could use the other rooms available, but the pool is so lovely thats where we were.
The villa is superb, very clean, things like rubbish dealt with without you knowing, anything you could want, if its possible, it won't be a problem. This place is great for the unwinding holiday, also good for moody teenagers they can go into the pool room and get over it!
AND to top it off there is a resident labrador what could be better.
Perfect, peaceful retreat
A large family of 15, we selected this beautiful villa to spend our holidays together. Situated on a hill overlooking the surrounding hills and forests, the setting allowed us all to enjoy a peacefull week. As the premises are of very generous proportions with several living and reading rooms everyone could enjoy their privacy when needed, on the other hand the lovely terrace and the large dining room were just perfect for all our family meals and parties. The pool size is all right and it is kept very clean. All the rooms are beautiful with lovely views. We particularly enjoyed the large kitchen and the music room with its piano. It is easy to make day trips to Sienna, Pisa, San Gimignano or Florence.
We would like to thank warmly Gabriela, who taught us to make a true Italian risotto and was always there when we needed her.
We would like to thank also Ludovica for her care, she made our stay just perfect. We will certainly come back again soon!
Collegalli is a perfect getaway situated in the wonderful Tuscan hills. You'll directly feel at home. The view is magnificent and on a hot summer day, the pool is very welcome. You'llenjoy the peacefull surroundings.
Landlady Franca is a joyful person who treats you as if you were family.
Signora Franca, thank you for all the years we stayed at Collegalli.
From the Owner
“We own Villa Strozzi in Collegalli and have been managing the estate for 5 generations. Our mother lives in the estate and personally welcomes our guests and gives good recommendations on what best to do. We consider any guest part of our family and we love diversity and culture exchange. Who chooses Collegalli needs to love beauty, nature, culture and traditions, on top of good food, wine, olive oil and silence.... Welcome to Collegalli from the Burgisser Family”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
In house cooking classes can be organised by owner.
Pisa Airport 60km:
Florence Airport 65Km
Castel Fiorentino Train station 15km
Corazzano is the nearest village 6kms: grocery, restaurant, post-office, bar, pharmacy, and bank.
Pisa 60 km
Siena 60 km
San Gimignano 35 km
Volterra 40 km
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
6 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Check In from 3pm, Check Out before 9.30am.
Price includes: Taxes, private parking, swimming pool, all utilities.
30% downpayment at reservation (non refundable down payment)
70% (final payment) At check out.
Flexible but we prefer Saturdays.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
From the Owner
“The Villa Strozzi dates back to the twelve century and has been restored state of the art to bring all comforts to our guests. There are very few such beautiful places in the world. Is like living in the past but enjoying nowadays amenities.”
- chateau / country house
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, bidet
- Bathroom 7 - Toilet
- -First floor: en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower en-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower bathroom with shower to share for bedrooms 3 and 4 Powder Room -Groundfloor:2 Bathrooms bathroom with bathtub for bedroom 5 -Garden Cottage en-suite bathroom half bath
- 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6 - 2 Double Bed
- Bedroom 7 - 2 Double Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 to 14 (5 to 7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: -first floor:4 large bedrooms. 1) twin that can be switched in double 2) twin that can be switched in double 3) twin that can be switched in double 4) double with walk-in wardrobe -ground floor: 5) double with walk-in wardrobe Garden Cottage: 2 traditional double twin bedrooms with bathroom
- Outside: The outdoor area includes a private pool (12”x15”) with stunning view over the Tuscan landscape; large terraced gardens; outdoor dining and BBQ area. Collegalli estate, a wildlife reserve, offers abundant trails for cool and peaceful walks inside the enclosed, gated woodlands. The property also includes a chapel, dedicated to St Catherine. Tennis, Horseback Riding, Cooking Classes, Truffle Hunting, Quad Adventures as well as the exploration of medieval villages, and artisan studios. In-house cooking and cleaning services are all available upon request from the owner, who lives nearby.