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Bucine 52021 Italy

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Rates From EUR 1450 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tuscany: near Florence/ Siena/ Arezzo (6 rooms & 2 Bath) + gardens with views

The Fienile at Il POGGIOLO is an independent cottage on private villa property. It is available for short stays (min. 4 nights), for sabbatical semesters/years, and occasionally for home exchange. There is also a second unit on the property (sleeps 4), please see our website: www.poggiolotuscany.com

The FIENILE is a designer barn conversion on two floors. It sleeps 4/5 adults comfortably (2 Bedrooms + Study/3d Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms). A gorgeous enclosed veranda with view over the Chianti hills (and the medieval tower of Galatrona) is a peaceful place to read, write or enjoy and apéritif. It was converted from a rural barn in 2006 and features a fully equipped kitchen with dining table, 2 designer bathrooms, modern appliances, in-floor heating and other amenities such as SatTV/DVD, a child gate at the top of the stairs, ADSL-WIFI, two garden areas (with tables & views), and a parking lot (also with a view). Decorated with antiques and traditional furniture. Recreational reading library, maps & guidebooks, games. As the home measures ca. 130 sq.mt/ 1400 sq.ft (plus an over 200 sq.mt. garden) there is plenty of room to spread out. If you have more visitors than the Fienile can accommodate, it is possible to rent the other apartment on the property at a reduced rate, convenient for groups of friends and family reunions! See more pictures and details on our website: www.poggiolotuscany.com

RATES vary depending on length of stay and number of guests.
- Sabbatical stays €1400 per month (rate for 6 months - water + WIFI free - electric + heating individual meter) .
- Holidays/Short Lets: 1,350/week 4-5 guests (€25/night 6th guest)
Extra child cot/crib € 50/week supplement. Discounts consecutive weeks. Utilities included in Holiday rentals.
The Fienile is fully furnished and equipped; bed and bath linens provided with house.

LOCATION: Il Poggiolo is in the countryside, only 30 to 45 min. from Florence, Siena and Arezzo, and just 15 minutes from Valdarno exit on A-1 highway. A car is necessary. The local train from Montevarchi reaches downtown Florence in a convenient 35 minutes (the owners commute to work in Florence). Arezzo is reachable by car or train (as are also Pisa, Bologna, Rome, Cortona and Orvieto). Siena is best reached by car. Il Poggiolo is a perfect base from which to explore Tuscany and its hill towns, both in the lesser known Valdarno and in the celebrated Chianti region. Excellent quality of life in this truly Tuscan area with scenic country walks, good local services, gourmet food markets, designer outlets, and fabulous restaurants. Nearest local schools 3 km (school bus stops at house for elementary through middle school).

No pets or smoking (inside) please - allergy controlled environment.

Academic owned!


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
145 Sq. Meters
Suited for
5 people
Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Monday, April 15, 2019 until Thursday, October 31, 2019
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Utilites included for short lets. Bed+bath linens provided. Free WIFI. Free parking on premises.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bucine
Postal Code - State or Province 52021 Toscana
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Valdarno, Chiant Putto
Closest University European University Institute; Università degli Studi di Firenze; Università di Siena
University nearby New York Univ. at Villa la Pietra, Georgetown Univ. at Villa le Balze, Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa i Tatti

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1:


Neighborhood Keywords
Near sea (September or May/June). Ideally 2 weeks. Can be non-simultaneous

Destination 2:


Neighborhood Keywords
Vicino al mare, idealmente 2 settimane a Settembre o Giugno. Lo scambio non deve esssere simultaneo.

Destination 3:

Neighborhood Keywords
près de la mer, échange peut etre non-simultané, 2 semaines en Septembre ou Mai

Rental Price:

EUR 1450 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Monthly rate for sabbatical stays 8-12 months (utilities excluded). Holiday Rentals (utilities included) : see website poggiolotuscany.com . Linens provided with house. Free WIFI. Parking on premises.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Screens.Fans.Toaster.Microwave.Iron+ironing board


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Il Poggiolo is a private villa complex owned and run by two Renaissance historians affiliated with American Universities in Florence. The owners live on the property and are happy to share their knowledge of the area with guests. For testimonials and more pictures/information: http://www.poggiolotuscany.com

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