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Bucine 52021 Italy

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Rates From EUR 1250 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Spacious + Independent Half of 18th cent. Tuscan Villa + panoramic garden. Near Florence/ Siena/ Arezzo

The spacious and independent "Casa Colonica" at Il POGGIOLO TUSCANY (2 br 1 bath, Kitchen, Sitting room, Living/Dining Room) is available for short term stays and holiday rentals, for sabbatical terms/academic years (6 to 12 months). There is also a second unit (3 br & 2 bath) on the property. Please see more pictures and details on our website: www.poggiolotuscany.com

Retreat to the beauty of the Tuscan countryside!

The CASA COLONICA is a quiet and autonomous half of an 18th-century villa with its own garden, a large apartment on two floors that sleeps 4 +1. The owners live in the other half). It has been fully renovated and features, over and above the two spacious bedrooms and large bathroom with tub/shower, a eat-in kitchen area with modern appliances, a living/dining room with antique table and comfortable reading chairs, a sitting room with SatTV/DVD, and other amenities such as ADSL-WIFI, child gate on stairs, garden areas (with garden furniture for dining al fresco, sunbathing, evening apéritif complete with spectacular sunsets, and 180° view). Parking on premises (also with a view ... deer in evening!). NO PETS and NO SMOKING please - allergy sensitive accommodation. SCREENS on all upstairs windows. FANS in every room (with thick walls and traditional architecture, the house remains delightfully cool in high summer).

The Casa Colonica is decorated with antiques and traditional furniture. You will find guidebooks, cookbooks, recreational reading, and games. As the home measures ca. 145 sq.mt/ 1560 sq.ft (plus an over 200 sq.mt garden) there is plenty of room to spread out. If you have more visitors than the Casa Colonica can accommodate, the other apartment on the property sleeps 5. Both accommodations can be rented simultaneously at a reduced rate for groups of friends or family reunions!

RATES vary depending on length of stay
-Sabbatical stays: €1,250/month (for 4 months or more max. 4 guests). Utilities: water & wifi free, electricity + gas at cost (individual meters) . Shorter Sabbatical? Please ask for rates....
-Holidays/Short Lets: €1,050/week up to 4 guests. DISCOUNTS for couples and for longer stays - please see details on website - http://www.poggiolotuscany.com
The Casa Colonica is fully furnished and equipped; bed and bath linens provided with house.

LOCATION: Il Poggiolo is 15 min. from the Valdarno exit on the A-1 highway, and only 30 to 45 min. from Florence, Siena and Arezzo. As it is in the countryside, a car is necessary. Groceries can be delivered from local village. The train from Montevarchi reaches downtown Florence in a convenient 35 minutes (the owners commute to work). Arezzo is reachable by car or train (as are also Pisa and Bologna, Rome, Cortona and Orvieto). Siena is best reached by car. A perfect base for day trips to explore Tuscan hill towns, both in the lesser known Valdarno and in the celebrated Chianti region. Excellent quality of life in this truly Tuscan area with good local services, charming villages, gourmet food markets, excellent wines and restaurants, thermal spas, country walks and serious trekking. For families on sabbatical, school bus service at end of driveway (elementary through middle school).

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

The owners are both academics.


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


Available from Thursday, April 15, 2021 until Saturday, October 22, 2022
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
SHORT LETS: Utilites+ Bed+bath linens included. Poss. child cot/bed. FreeWIFI+ 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
Closest University European University Institute, Università degli Studi di Firenze
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 only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Lisbon


Rental Price:

EUR 1250 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
"LONG TERM" Sabbatical stays 4 to 12 months at €1,250/mo. (water+wifi free, electric+gas per individual meter). Bed/bath linens provided. Free Parking. See details on website: https://www.poggiolotuscany.com/
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
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Child gate on stairs. Screens. Fans every room.


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. The owners live on the property and are happy to share their knowledge of the area with guests. For testimonials and more information and pictures: http://www.poggiolotuscany.com


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