Located in the heart of west Chianti region between Florence and Siena and at walking distance from the village of Fiano , La Novellina, is comprised of 69 hectacres and 2 farmhouses and can accommodate 10 to 14 guests. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees the Estate is specialized in the production of extra virgin olive oil. Remarkable views encompass the Castle of Santa Maria Novella and stretch as far as the towers of San Gimignano across the rolling countryside.
La Novellina is the ideal setting for a holiday that combines pure relaxation with sightseeing - and perhaps even a round or two of golf.
La Novellina Estate is available for up to 14 guests
Novellina 1: La Torre ( 10 pax) in 5 AC bedrooms and 5 bathrooms
Novellina 1- La Torre
The villa is located just between Florence and Siena overlooking the Tuscan hills, it sleeps 10 adults in 5 air conditioned bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Elegantly furnished La Novellina has a large garden with panoramic pool and provides every possible modern convenience.
The main house (3,250 square feet) is set on three floors and sleeps up to 10 people.
The villa is furnished with original antiques. Two loggias, garden with lawn furniture, BBQ and 5x10 swimming pool. Dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer, large refrigerator with freezer and ice maker, Air Conditioning in the bedrooms, HI-FI, Satellite TV. Telephone only for local calls, WIFI Internet Connection. Window screens are in all the bedrooms and in all the bathrooms. Additionally, there are two in the hall, two in the living rooms and one in the kitchen.
The Ground Floor :
AC Double Bedroom #4 opening towards the garden with ensuite Bathroom (shower) (there are three steps to access the bedroom)
external bathroom under the loggia with shower.
The Main Floor :
AC Double Bedroom #1 with private bathroom (shower)
AC Double Bedroom#2 (view of the castle beds can be separated ) with ensuite Bathroom (tub and separate shower)
AC Twin Bedded room#3 ( (bds can be joined ) with ensuite bathroom -shower
Large Living room with fireplace and brand new modern sof and access to the Loggia.
The Top Floor consists in a
AC Double Bedroom#5 ( beds can be separated) with ensuite bathroom (shower).This room has the best views!
PLEASE NOTE THAT:Although totally restored La Novellina maintains its ancient structure therefore couldn't be suitable for people with walking difficulties.
The Kitchen, the Dining Room and the ground floor bedroom , although at the ground floor are not on the same level. Guests with walking difficulties have to know that the Ground Floor bedroom and the Kitchen can be also accessed from the exterior (avoiding the internal steps), but the rest of the floor has short flights of stairs throughout. The access to the Top floor bedroom is 10 cm lower than usual so watch your head going up to this bedroom!!
Typical regional features include terracotta floors, ceiling beams, a large fireplace
Behind Novellina 1 is the other farmhouse, Fienile where the english speaking caretaker lives (one person). He is available to help guests with any problems that may arise but will be careful not to intrude on guests’s privacy. The outdoor facilities of the house -- garden, pergola and pool -- are completely private for the guests of the villa.
The location could not be better. Set on an idyllic hillside 35 minutes (28km/16 ml.) from Florence and 45 minutes (38km/27ml) from Siena.
Within the radius of a few miles, you can find Etruscan tombs, medieval cities, 14th-century castles, and Baroque churches. Or you can just relax at home and enjoy the beautiful view!
Florence can be reached also by train from Certaldo train station, leaving your car there you can avoid the traffic problems.
Nearest village (Fiano): 1k / 0,6ml
Florence: 28 km / 16ml
Siena: 38 km / 27ml
San Gimignano: 25 km / 14ml
Pisa 82 km / 51 ml
Lucca 105 km / 67 ml
Nearest airports: Florence and Pisa
Nearest train station Certaldo 10 km / 6 ml
Services (grocery store, gas station, bus stop, etc): 3ml (Tavarnelle Val di Pesa)
Daily Breakfast, Free welcome dinner and basic groceries included
Upon request : Cook Service, Cooking classes, Personalized concierge service to book tours, tickets, restaurants reservations and help with daily planning.