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A Corner of Paradise in the Heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classic



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Romantic country house with fabulous view and pool

Lovingly restored, 15th century country home for those looking for a place with a special feeling. The villa comes with a stunning view of the well-known Conca d’Oro (Golden Valley) and is within walking distance (1.5 km) of the charming village of Panzano in Chianti where you’ll find fashionable wine bars and special restaurants.

The villa sleeps 6+ 2 people and has three bedrooms with private bathrooms (two with a shower and one with a bathtub). It has a large living room with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. At the pool, you can enjoy breathtaking views, and the garden, with its antique roses, ancient vineyards and olive trees, is the place to savour The relaxing atmosphere.

The villa is perfectly located for exploring nearby villages such as Volpaia , Radda, Castellina and Greve. It’s also an easy drive to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Many years ago I was driving through the rolling hills of Chianti, dotted with cypress trees and olive groves swaying in the breeze, with lovely hilltop villages offering their scent of jasmine and rosemary in the brilliant sunshine.

“A place to be…” I thought. “A place to nourish my spirit and enjoy that beautiful sound of silence.” So I moved here permanently and opened an atelier in the old center of Panzano, and started decorating ceramics and designing wrought-iron furniture.

I bought a barn within walking distance of Panzano and turned it into a comfortable, relaxing home in this little corner of paradise. It’s called Villa Santa Lucia. Its been recognized in interior design magazines for its lovely restoration and remains a dream come true for me.

It’s also a dream I’m happy to share with you.

Villa Santa Lucia is available for you to rent the whole year around. It’s a place where your dreams of living in Italy can come true as well.

We look forward to welcoming you!


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Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Santa Lucia was a barn that was lovingly and painstakingly restored and made into a picturesque Tuscan home by the owner and designer, Janine. It is truly a quintessential Tuscan experience and every place you looked there were creations by Janine - ways she put her creative signature on the house and it works so well.

I took my children ages 13 and 11, as well as my parents and my husband and it fit all of us quite comfortably. Each room was beautifully and rustically decorated and the garden, though being worked on during our stay, was stunning. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and eating outside, with the most stunning views of the golden valley you could ask for...the walks through surrounding vineyards were amazing. Janine and her family were so dear and so helpful - one could not ask for better hosts. The home is close to Panzano, which is a lovely village with a couple wonderful family run restaurants - the best, at the top of the hill just by the steps to the church. It was perfectly located for all the villages we wanted to see - for both Siena and the surrounding hills and Firenze and everything in between. We had a lovely drive to San Giminagno and also Montepulciano and many hilltop villages in the region. We cannot say enough about how lovely and enjoyable our stay was. This house is highly recommended.
Apr 2012
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


wonderful tuscan rustic villa

  • 5 of 5

we had a beautiful week here, Janine the owner couldnt have been more helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed cooking and sipping tuscan wine over dinner outside looking over the beautiful garden and surrounding vineyards. Would highly recommend this place. The inside is like a treasure trove - would be lovely to come back in wintertime to get cosy and actually enjoy the inside a bit more ..

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect farmhouse in Chianti!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming home in the Chianti countryside! About a kilometer out of the small but interesting town of Panzano (less than an hour from Florence airport), down unpaved roads winding through vineyards, is a house that was converted from a barn a decade or so ago. The interior architecture is quirky and interesting, yet completely comfortable. It's on about a half-acre of property including a pool. The best feature is the owner, Janine, who is extremely sweet and will do everything possible to make your stay comfortable, and provide loads of information about what to see and do. We were there for a week and could have stayed for another easily. Walking out the door in the morning to the beautiful uninterrupted views of vineyards and olive groves, with Panzano in the distance, is an experience we won't soon forget. Thanks Janine!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful rural Tuscan villa

  • 5 of 5

An amazing location for a getaway from it all idyll, which would suit everyone from romantic couples through families with children to a group of friends.

Janine is a wonderful and very helpful host.

The property is as described and more! It does have several steps inside and out but not an issue unless you have mobility problems. It is quirky and rustic and gives the feel of being a guest in someone's home rather than a standard holiday villa. It is well equipped, clean and the gardens are regularly maintained.

You have sole use of the pool which is the same depth throughout.

The views are stunning.

The list of restaurants etc provided by Janine is well worth following. A must do is a visit to Stefano at the Accademia d'il Vino in the square of the old town. Look it up on Tripadviser - everyone gives it 5 stars.

Easy striking distance of the well known sites - Siena, Florence etc.

Would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The BEST!!

  • 5 of 5

A warm and grateful Thank You!! to Janine for a most magnificent stay at Santa Lucia in Chianti!

Everything was perfect! Location, house, our home cooked meal by Emanuela...couldn’t ask for a better 5 days!

Janine, the owner was always and easily available for recommendations and directions and made our stay in this beautiful region fantastic!

Can't wait to come back in the summer!!

Pam and David, NY

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in the heart of the chianti region

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely and spacious, and was well equipped and furnished. The property was clean. Outside there were a variety of places to sit and relax and soak up the sun with a lovely view over the rolling Tuscan hills. Although there were properties close by, the property was private.

The nearby village - Panzano - is pretty, with a great Sunday market, and many good restaurants especially in the old town near the church. There are good cafés and gelateria. The wine dealer in the old town, Stefano, is very good for local wines, all sold with a little showmanship.

The property is ideally sited to explore the chianti region, and to visit Florence and Siena.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and only regretted that it was too short. If you want a holiday where you can shut yourself away for a relaxing time, but with the opportunity to enjoy the best of the chianti region in Tuscany then this is property is well worth considering, and the owner's website gives an accurate impression of the property and area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A perfect property for 2 couples, with lots of space ( inside & out ), delightful views, very well equipped kitchen and excellently furnished and decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and in particular found janine's notes on local sights and recommended restaurants extremely useful. Plus we enjoyed the fact that there were so many places to sit and eat or rest and enjoy the views. Highly recommended, and next time we would hire a 4 wheel drive car in order to better enjoy the 'white roads '. P.s. Sat nav is invaluable in this very rural area

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 33 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 1500 Metres Nearest Golf : Ugolino at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Florence at 33 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Firenze sud- Certosa at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Il Vescovino - La cantinetta di Sassolini - Vinaio at 1500 Metres Nearest Beach : Versilia- Pisa at 140 Kilometres Car: necessary

Rolling countryside dotted with cypress trees, the perfect location for your holiday in Tuscany. Olive groves swaying in the breeze, tiny romantic, hilltop villages scented with jasmine and rosemary. For example Volpaia, Montefioralle, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano and Volterra.

Renaissance cities full of art treasures like Florence, Siena, Pisa, Arezzo and Lucca.

All this and some of the world's best designer shopping! On your holiday in Tuscany, savour the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful landscapes, sip the finest wines and dine on traditional Tuscan specialities.

Wine tasting on walking distances.

Cooking courses.

Golf (20 km)

Weekly markets:

Saturday morning: Greve in Chianti.

Sunday morning: Panzano in Chianti.

Wednesday morning: Siena.


Every 1st Sunday of the month: hand crafts and antique market in Panzano In Chianti.

Wine festival: 3th weekend of September.

Other Activities: Wine tasting on walking distances. Cooking courses. Golf (20 km). Weekly markets: Saturday morning: Greve in Chianti Sunday morning


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £358

No credit cards.
Prices including bedlinen, towels, swimming pool towels , wifi
Final cleaning € 30,- per person
Exclusive eventual heating or air-conditioning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom with the bath tube is partly open in the bedroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Child bed/crib on request
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Child bed/crib on request
  • In the living room is another double bed sofa. The space is very large so you have also enough privacy. We have 2 extra child bed and 1 crib on request.


  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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

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