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  • 8 bedrooms

  • 6 bathrooms

    +2 extra toilet

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Located within the rural Tuscan countryside in the commune of Palaia – this impressive 15th-century villa is well-equipped for families and large groups. While the striking interiors won’t be to everyone’s taste, the vast lush gardens, private swimming pool, and jacuzzi guarantee a relaxing Tuscan retreat. Designed with entertaining in mind, the outdoor dining area complete with a gazebo is perfect for group meals as the sunsets. Set upon a private estate of around thirty hectares, you needn’t explore further than your authentic surroundings, but if you’re looking for a day trip – the town of Palaia isn’t too far.


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What to expect


Highlights

Visit the historic city of Pisa – less than an hours drive away

Visit the historic city of Pisa – less than an hours drive away

Spend the afternoon relaxing poolside in the hot Tuscan sun

Spend the afternoon relaxing poolside in the hot Tuscan sun

Explore the vast, beautiful, and lush gardens surrounding the impressive villa

Explore the vast, beautiful, and lush gardens surrounding the impressive villa

Host a group meal with large servings of Panzanella, to enjoy under the gazebo

Host a group meal with large servings of Panzanella, to enjoy under the gazebo

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Home truths

    While the additional bedrooms and bathrooms aren't photographed, we expect the style and quality to be consistent with the rest of the home

    This home is spread over three floors, with no internal lift – it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

    There’s free on-site parking at this home

    Your host can provide a cot and high chair for free upon request

    Well-behaved dogs are welcome to accompany you during your stay

    The swimming pool and pond are unfenced here, so children will need to be supervised at all times

    The swimming pool is only available for use between the last Saturday of April and the First Saturday of October

    Hen and stag parties are not allowed at this home

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Parking available

Bedrooms & bathrooms

8 bedrooms, 8 beds

6 bathrooms, 2 additional toilets

Extras


Additional fees

  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join you for an additional €30 each per week, with prior approval from your host – size and breed restrictions apply, so please check with your host before your stay

  • While pets are welcome to join you during your stay, you'll be charged an extra cleaning fee of €30 per pet per week

  • Your host can arrange extra cleaning services for you here – it'll cost €22 per hour

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About San Miniato

Halfway between Pisa and Florence, San Miniato is one of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany, and that’s saying something. It’s perched atop three hills overlooking the Arno valley, and the panoramas of the Tuscan hills live up to all expectations. The town centre is full of well-preserved medieval buildings, and has a particular concentration of churches – we’re particular fans of the Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso. Every November, San...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Climb to the tower of Federico II

Climb to the tower of Federico II

For a few euros, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Tuscany's hills and villages from this hilltop point of interest near San Minitat.

28 min
Explore the historic Pieve di San Martino in Palaia

Explore the historic Pieve di San Martino in Palaia

Step back in time at this beautiful parish church from 1280, featuring a blend of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Marvel at the terracotta exterior adorned with hanging arches, and discover the intriguing interior with its three naves and cylindrical font.

7 min
Enjoy slow drinks and authentic Italian fare at Bar Giannini 1880

Enjoy slow drinks and authentic Italian fare at Bar Giannini 1880

This legendary bar is a hidden gem, loved by locals for its authentic Italian atmosphere. Indulge in their slow drinks and try the famous Ponce Livornese for a true taste of Italy. A must-visit for food lovers.

14 min
Dine with a stunning Tuscan view at Ristorante Il Pettirosso

Dine with a stunning Tuscan view at Ristorante Il Pettirosso

Enjoy typical Tuscan food with a beautiful view of the Tuscan hillside. Friendly staff, outdoor seating, and a stunning sunset backdrop make it perfect for couples or family dinners.

7 min
Explore the green oasis of Bellaria Park

Explore the green oasis of Bellaria Park

A large and spacious park, just a stone's throw from the town centre. With its lush trees, it provides a refreshing breath of fresh air for the whole neighbourhood. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

22 min
Explore the fascinating Museo Piaggio

Explore the fascinating Museo Piaggio

Discover the rich history and achievements of the Piaggio company, including iconic Vespa scooters. This free museum is well-designed, informative, and perfect for motorbike enthusiasts. Don't forget to visit the gift shop.

25 min
Experience the Tuscany Wine Tours & Shop at Podere Pellicciano

Experience the Tuscany Wine Tours & Shop at Podere Pellicciano

Explore the fascinating wine-making process at Podere Pellicciano. Enjoy a generous wine tasting with local meats and cheese, and don't miss their delicious olive oil. A hidden gem in Tuscany.

12 min
Sample the pasta dishes at Trattoria Della Faggiola

Sample the pasta dishes at Trattoria Della Faggiola

Indulge in very traditional Italian cuisine at this charming restaurant and bar, tucked away from the main road. Enjoy their Aperol spritz and profiterol, while being away from the tourist crowds.

17 min
Dine at Antica Farmacia

Dine at Antica Farmacia

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience at this charming restaurant in Tuscany. With excellent food, attention to detail, and a lovely setting, it's the perfect place to enjoy a memorable meal.

6 min

Get around

Airport

Pisa International

38 min

Amerigo Vespucci

1 hr 0 min

Aeroporto di Siena

1 hr 38 min

Train station

S.Romano-S.Croce

15 min

Bus stop

Palaia V.Palaiese Bivio Agliati

26 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

7 min

Cafe

21 min

Pharmacy

5 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia del Sonnino

58 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Luca

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. As well as looking after top-quality homes, Luca is more than happy to help with arranging extras that will take your stay to the next level.

Registration or licence number: 050019AAT0044.

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