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Bucine 52021 Italy

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Rates From EUR 850 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Tuscan villa (5 rooms & 1 bath) - gardens & views. Near Florence/ Siena/ Arezzo

The "Casa Colonica" a at Il POGGIOLO is available for short term stays (4 nights to 1 month), for sabbatical semesters/academic years, and for home exchange. There is also a second unit (3 br) on the property please see our website: www.poggiolotuscany.com .

The CASA COLONICA is an independent half of an 18th-century villa, a large apartment on two floors that sleeps 4+1 (2 bedrooms + 1 bathroom + kitchen, diningroom, sittingroom, gardens with views). It was fully renovated in 2006 and features, over and above the two spacious bedrooms and large bathroom with tub/shower, a 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 too!).

The Casa Colonica is decorated with antiques and traditional furniture. You will find guidebooks, cookbooks, recreational reading, and 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 Casa Colonica can accommodate, the other apartment on the property sleeps 5 + 1. 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: €850 per month (utilities excluded) min. 6 months.
Holidays/Short Lets: €225/night (minimum stay 4 nights)
€1,000/week up to 2 guests
€1,200/week up to 4 guests
Supplement €50/week setup fee for extra bed, child cot/crib
Utilities are included in short lets.
Fully furnished and equipped; bed and bath linens provided with house.
Discounts for consecutive weeks.

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. The local 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 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 drive (through middle school - "scuola media").

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 Saturday, July 1, 2017 until Monday, December 31, 2018
Minimum Stay
4 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Short Lets: utilities and linens included. Free WIFI. 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 University at Villa la Pietra, Georgetown University at Villa le Balze, 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: Sicily


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, September 8, 2018 until Saturday, September 22, 2018
Wanted from Saturday, September 15, 2018 until Saturday, September 29, 2018

Destination 3: French Riviera
French Riviera

Neighborhood Keywords
près de la mer, mais n'importe où sur la cote, 2 semaines

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, June 18, 2016 until Saturday, July 2, 2016
Wanted from Saturday, July 2, 2016 until Saturday, July 16, 2016

Rental Price:

EUR 850 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Sabbatical stays: €850/month (+ utilities) . Short Lets: €1,000/week 2 guests + €1200/week 4 guests + €50 setup fee 5th crib/cot/bed (included: utilities, bed & bath linens). Heating charged at cost (individual meter).
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
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Child gate on stairs.


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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