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Name: Marco Galligani
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Location: Florence, Florence, Italy
Property Type: Rentals Home or Villa
Bedroom(s): 6
Bathroom(s): 6
Sleeps: 13
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Handicap Accessible: No
Smoking: No
Pets: No
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Lovingly restored Tuscan farmhouse, fully furnished and equipped with everything necessary for a relaxing and comfortable holiday, located in the heart of the valley of the Arno among Florence, Siena and Arezzo. Ideal for families, with swimming pool, horses, pets and lots of space for the children to enjoy the countryside while the adults relax.

Our first end is make people felling as at home because guests are first of all our friends.


The Farmhouse is located in a very private property ( 10 hectares ) with private road , surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, is an heaven especially for those that are looking for a quiet and safe place for the family and children. The farm produces good and organic red wine ( Chianti Colli Aretini) and excellent Extra virgin olive oil , cold pressed : a welcome tasting is always offer to the guests.
The house was finely restored few years ago according the original rural style : the floors are in "cotto toscano" (Tuscan original tiles) , the sinks in the kitchen in stone or marble are century-old , the furniture are typical Tuscan with antiques pieces, all creates a warmth atmosphere for a comfortable stay.

The whole farmhouse can sleep up to 13 people , has 4 bedrooms double, 1 bedroom with twin bed, 1 bedroom with 3 single beds, 6 bathrooms all with shower, a separate Laundry room .

Otherwise it's possible to rent a single portion because it is divided into four independent units, all fully equipped. Each unit has its own entrance and private space outside -all with garden furniture.

Unit OCRA, which is the biggest-, has two bedrooms and can sleep five people and has two bathrooms with shower. There are three single beds and one double bed. The attractive living area contains satellite TV. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, cooker, oven, fridge and microwave. The inside dining area seats five people. There is a very large terrace with garden furniture suitable for outdoor dining and sunbathing.

Unit ACQUA has two bedrooms - with one double bed and two singles and has two bathrooms with shower. The living area has satellite T.V. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, stove, oven, fridge, and microwave. The inside dining area seats four people. There is a pleasant balcony suitable for outdoor dining.

Unit AMETISTA, which is downstairs, has one double bedroom and has a bathroom with shower. The kitchen is equipped with stove, oven and fridge. The inside sitting and dining area is ideal for two people. The outdoor dining area is private and pleasant.

Unit TERRA, which is next to AMETISTA, has one double bedroom and has a bathroom with shower. The living area has a sofa bed. The kitchen is equipped with stove, oven, and fridge. The dining area is suitable for three people. There is a pleasant private outdoor dining area.

Downstairs in a separate room there is a common laundry with washbasin, washing machine iron and iron-board. There is a freezer where guests can store frozen food.

Amenities: Top
BBQ yard is available for preparing fantastic meal!

We sell our excellent Extravirgin Olive oil and Red wine (Chianti Colli Aretini) : in the Reception room are available bottles in different size and preparation (spiced oil with fresh herb or chili pepper).

Wide swimming pool 5 x 12 m in ground in a very large green completely equipped with garden forniture.

The private spaces for parking are available in front of the house.


Activities: Top
Terranuova Bracciolini , the nearest town, was built from the Florentine in 1337, has retained its antique walls and towers.

But the whole Valdarno valley is unique and picturesque : the industrial development, restricted in particular areas, has left untouched the landscape and the artistic heritage of the Valdarno. Dotted all along the valley standing out against the horizon, about one hour's walking distance from each other, are village belttowers, old town towers, parish churches and castles, some bearing an Eruscan name like Loro Ciuffenna, Gropina and Cennina, all to discover for an unforgettable holiday.

We organize during the year special events for our guests interested in discovering our region and products :

Special harvest weeks as Grape and Mushrooms, Chestunt and mushrooms, Olive harvest. We offer you the opportunity of experiencing our harvest and following the trasformations of these uniq products

Historical Gradens week. A beautiful experience in discovering authentic jewels of art and landscape as The Boboli graden in Florence and the "Villa Della Nave" Botanical park in Cicogna and the Fineschi Rose Garden in Cavriglia.

Naturalist walks trought extraordinary geological forms and nature reserves.You can travel two million years back in time with a little imagination in these excursions accompanied by experts in natural history and visit places immortalised by Leonardo Da Vinci in his paintings.

Podere il Doccio's cooking class. Highlighting regional specialties from the Arno Valley.
Podere il Doccio offers to friends and guests the opportunity to learn how to cook delicious dishes typical of Tuscany. Indulge yourself in the Tuscan lifestyle and discover the regionīs passion for good food!

Golf Course and Tennis Court:
The golf courses are located near Poppi (30 Km) in the Casentino valley, or in Ugolino near Florence (40 Km) and near the exit of the motorway A1 Val di Chiana (45 Km), The Golf Esse.

There is a single tennis court in a very nice park only 5 km far, or a very professional Tennis Club with several courts in Montevarchi ( just 10 km).

In the big park few steps outside the farmhouse, along the romantic stream "Il Doccio" there is a very well maintained open-air swimming pool (12 *5 metres, with garden furniture) which guests are welcome to enjoy. Lots of green spaces around are ideal for children and parents .

If you are fond of pets , you could meet the permanent guests in the farm : three friendly dogs and several cats that would visit you during your stay to receive a stroke or a little reward. It will be like at home!

The nature lovers can explore the countryside on horseback : we have our own horses that can be hired at a modest charge. Rides are accompanied. On request it's possible to rent cycles.

Deposits: Top
A 20% is required as down payment at booking and 200 € as guarantee deposit at arrival.




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From $1830/week

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Podere il Doccio - Prices

Low Season: (1-1-2003 - 31-3-2003) (1-11-2003 - 31-12-2003)
$1830/week

Medium: (1-4-2003 - 31-5-2003) (1-9-2003 - 1-10-2003)
$2230/week

High: (1-6-2003 - 31-8-2003)
$2480/week

The price includes for all our properties :
-one weekly change of linen, towels, table cloths and dish cloths-- electricity , gas and water - final cleaning - use of wash machine and laundry equipments - use of the barbecue-use of the swimming pool, baby cot.

The price doesn’t include :
If the central heating is used- there is an additional charge of € 10 per day for the smaller apartments AMETISTA and TERRA - for the bigger apartments ACQUA and OCRA there is an additional charge of € 15 per day.
Cycle rental - horse riding - extra cleaning - extra change of linen , towels -

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