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Rignano sull'Arno 50067 Italy

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Two lovely Tuscan apartments with patio and garden in villa close to Florence in Chianti Valdarno

“Villa La Pietra Grezza ” let two apartments “The Lilac” and “ Ancient Fireplace” for short-term, mid-term, long-term rentals.
Villa La Pietra Grezza (The Raw Stone Villa) is situated in the medieval hamlet of Bisticci, in panoramic position among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in the Chianti Valdarno area, 18km far from Florence.
Easily reached from highway A1,it is the ideal location to spend a relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside being very near to the many cultural sites in Tuscany.
The villa is surrounded by olive groves and a forest of chestnut trees, with cypress trees towering above and by large gardens, ensuring a peaceful and pleasant stay.
The apartments, in characteristic Tuscan country style, have cotto tile floors, beamed ceilings and are completely furnished with bed linens provided, towels for both kitchen and bath, dish and cooking utensils, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron, and drying racks. Centralized heating but to autonomous management with production of warm water. Cradle on request. Internet ADSL wi-fi available. There is private parking.
Electricity and gas are included when renting by the week, and are pro rated by consumption when renting by the month. Dogs are accepted if well behaved.
In the downstairs office there are phone, photocopier and fax services available for guests. PayPal payments are accepted.
Apartment 1- Antico Camino (Ancient Fireplace)- Sleeps 2/6
A typical, Tuscan farmhouse,there is an old threshing floor in stone in front of the entryway, with a lovely patio area with covered gazebo, table and chairs for outdoor dining, a barbecue, and chaise lounges.
The apartment consists of two large bedrooms, a master bedroom with matrimonial bed and the other containing two beautifully ornate twin beds (unit able). Both bedrooms have wardrobe closets and views overlooking the valley below.
The living area has a double sofa-bed, television, easy chair and a round table with chairs ideal for games.
The bathroom is fully modernized and consists of a sink,bidet and toilet,a shower with water massage,locker and closet with washing machine.
The dining room has an old stone fireplace and original stone sink under the window. There is an oval rosewood table, seating 6/8,along with a lovely Tuscan cabinet.
The kitchen is completely furnished with a table and furniture which is wooden, with marble ledges.There is a ventilated gas oven and stove, refrigerator with freezer,toaster, kettle, microwave and dishwasher.
The garden,from the opposite side of the threshing floor,is composed of a vast lawn with fruit trees.
Apartment 2- La Lilla (The Lilac)- Sleeps 2/5
This apartment is located on the top floor, with an enchanting view of the hills on one side, and a beautiful view of the Valdarno from the other.There is a lovely private lawn area with chaise lounges and a sun umbrella. There is also a covered outdoor dining area with a table and chairs with barbecue.
This apartment is composed of two bedrooms, the master bedroom with an iron capoletto beaten painted bed (matrimonial), dresser and night tables, and a 900 year old closet.
The second bedroom has three beds,two of which are joinable.
There is also an antique wardrobe closet in this room and a dresser and night tables with bedside lamps. A folding bed is available.
The bathrooms are fully modernized. The main bathroom has a sink, toilet and bidet,a large bathtub with shower and a washing machine.The small second bathroom has a sink and toilet.
The sitting room has a television,leather sofa and two armchairs,two sideboards, a large crystal and beaten iron dining table which seats eight.The modern kitchen has all the comforts you need,including cooking equipment,a dishwasher refrigerator with freezer gas stove and oven microwave kettle and toaster.
Short term rentals (up to 4 days) from € 80 to € 140 per apartment per day depending on season and number of guests.
Price of apartments range from 470 € to 850 € weekly, all included, depending on season and number of Guests;
from 950 € to 1400 € monthly, plus utilities, depending on season, apartment and duration.
Damage deposit € 200

30% deposit required at the time of booking (either by bank draft or PayPal – NO CHEQUE) and the balance due two weeks before arrival by bank draft or PayPal or in cash at the time of your arrival at la Pietra Grezza ( there are no credit card services)
CHECK IN : 4,00 – 9,00 p.m.
CHECK OUT : before 11,00 a.m.

Where We Are:
La Pietra Grezza is located 400 meters above sea level in the region of Tuscany known as Chianti Valdarno, south of Florence. The house is about 18 km from Florence, 19 km from Florence Airport- Peretola, 35 km from National Park of Casentinesi Forests and Falterona Mountains, 67 km from Siena and San Gimignano, 45 km from Arezzo, and 79 km from Pisa. It is easily reached from the A1 motorway (you will find the map on our website) and is an ideal location for those who want to spend a relaxing and pleasant holiday, but at the same time want easy access to the most beautiful historic towns in the region. Around Bisticci there are many old churches ( the "Pieve di San Pietro a Cascia" with the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art) and castles (Sanmezzano Castle) and the famous Etruscan road (the Seven Bridges Road) which begins near Rignano sull'Arno. Along this road you will see some of the most lovely Tuscan landscapes, along with seven Romanic churches. In Cellai (a drive down the hill) you can catch a bus to and from Florence and Arezzo. There is a swimming pool 2 km away and a private riding school 5 km, Tennis Club 8 km, 9 hole golf course 9 km, and an 18 hole course 25 km.
The outlet The Mall, in the Leccio locality, is only 8 km away. The centre now hosts the most prestigious brands outlets.
How to reach La Pietra Grezza

From North:
Exit motorway A1 at FIRENZE SUD, go on the connection road and go out on right for Bagno a Ripoli. Go on SP1 road for Bagno a Ripoli, San Donato in Collina, Troghi, Cellai.
At Cellai go on right for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals ).
From South:
Exit motorway A1 at INCISA, go on left for Incisa, take the first on the right ( for Florence), cross the Arno river and go on right on SP1 road for Burchio, Palazzolo, Le Valli, Cellai.
At Cellai go on left for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals).

For more information and photos, please, have a look at our web site : http://www.lapietragrezza.it


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Meters

Property Type
Cottage or Country Home


Available from Saturday, March 27, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
we may be able to extend the lease to 1 years-usually we rent from Sat to Sat,but we accept other
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Rignano sull'Arno
Postal Code - State or Province 50067 Toscana
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Florence,Chianti Valdarno,Florence Hills, Tuscany
Closest University University of Florence
University nearby European UniversityInstitute,Harward University,Georgetown University,Syracuse University,New York University

Rental Price:

EUR 1000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Short term rentals (up to 4 days) from € 80 to € 140 per apartment per day, weekly rentals from 470 € to 850, all included, depending on season and number of Guests; from 950 € to 1400 € monthly, plus utilities, depending on season and duration.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: internet wi-fi - windows with mosquito nets


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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My name is Alberto, I am 76 years old and I manage The Raw Stone Holidays home with my wife Donatella from 20 years. We lives in the ground floor apartment of the converted three-storey, 18th C. hunting lodge. I manage to be both extremely helpful and caring of my guests and property, without ever being invasive and nosey. I knows the region well, justifiably love my home and the Tuscan countryside, and tirelessly keep the spacious and beautiful grounds in trim.

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Our stay at Pietra Grazza was nothing short of fantastic. The apartment we stayed in for 21 delightful days was beautiful and accomodated our family of four perfectly. This was a delightful villa fom which we commenced our travels through Tuscany. The views from every window were a treat to the eyes and our host, Alberto could not have been more accomodating. What an exceptional sabbatical retreat.

Excellent Alison Pritchard Orr 11/14/2010 3:50:00 AM
For the past seven months I've been renting the middle apartment, "Antico Camino." I've only praise for it, and also for Alberto, the owner, who lives in the ground floor apartment of the converted three-storey, 18th C. hunting lodge some 21 km SE of central Florence. Alberto manages to be both extremely helpful and caring of his guests and property, without ever being invasive and nosey. He knows the region well, justifiably loves his home and the Tuscan countryside, and tirelessly keeps the spacious and beautiful grounds in trim. In comparison to the other property for rent on this isolated hilltop, namely, the medieval "castello" across the yard from the hunting lodge, Alberto offers something truly individual and memorable. He and his wife, Donatella, are sincere, very kind people.

With a satellite ADSL internet connection in the apartment (and the house as a whole), I've been able to restrict my journeys to Florence, where I've been officially based for research. As and when I have gone in, the local bus service has been faultless (there is a regular service throughout the day, ending at 9 pm with the last bus home from Florence, and the journey takes about 40 mins., depending on traffic). Walking down the hill to reach the bus stop, and then back up the hill when returning from Florence, is not for everyone, as the hill is very steep and long (some 1.3 km); but it's a beautiful walk! (Of course, if you rent a car, which I did when my wife and young son joined me, this walk is no longer a necessity.) Indeed, the house is not for everyone; if you want the luxuries of city living, Alberto's apartments are probably not for you. What Alberto offers in "Antico Camino" is unpretentious, unadorned rural living with stunning (truly stunning) views, combined with only certain modern conveniences (ADSL, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, cooker and oven, TV, shower, and central heating). More than enough for me and my family (although my wife did lament the rather limited and blunt chopping knives in the kitchen...), but perhaps not for you I am extremely sad to be leaving and I can only hope to return, even if only as a short-term holidaymaker.

Excellent SOM 9/17/2010 3:15:00 PM