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Castelfiorentino view from the pool

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

The Fattoria Il Petriccio is located on the hills of Valdelsa, 2 miles from Castelfiorentino (Florence) the ideal starting point to visit the Tuscan art cities: half an hour drive from Firenze, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Volterra and San Gimignano it is really located in the heart of Tuscany. Our guests can also enjoy the countryside life and they can relax in the 30 hectares estate tasting the local white wine Trebbiano and the famous Vinsanto (a 5 years old dessert wine ) as well as the Olive oil produced with the old cold pressing method. Visits to the cellar of the farm can also be arranged.

The apartment has been carefully restored according to the traditional tuscan style with terracotta floors and wooden beam ceilings and it is totally furnished and equipped. Outside in the large nearby garden a barbecue and an open arcade to eat and relax are available for our guests close to the shared swimming pool.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Viareggio 55 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 45 km, Nearest railway: Castelfiorentino 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Granaio apartment (about 110 mq) is located on the ground floor, it has two doube rooms with twin beds, one double room with two single beds, bathroom with shower and kitchen / living room.

The apartment can be equipped with an extra bed, if requested.

A is available inside and outside the apartment.

Further details outdoors

A nice garden with lavanda and roses is the perfect environment to relax around around the pool. The veranda offers a super relaxing area with view on the hills. Barbeque and table tennis are available for our guests close to the veranda. The secure parking is nearby. Night lights allows to use garden and pool 24 hours.

Common satellite TV in the veranda. Please take a look at our web site by clicking the link below

Further details

Minimum stay 7 days in June, July, August and September, from saturday to saturday.

3 days minimum stay rest of the year.

The Tuscany region

Castelfiorentino is really in the heart of Tuscany in an area rich of history near the medieval paths of the Via Francigena and close to the villages where Leonardo and Boccaccio were born.

The region is famous for its landscapes with soft rolling hills with cypress and olive trees.

Spring and autumn are the best period to visit with mild temperatures. In July and August it can be pretty hot but our location is on the top of a hill and can benefit of a pleasant breeze .


Florence is considered to be among the history richest cities in the world: many churches and museums are worth a visit. The Uffizzi art gallery contains major works by Michelangelo, Botticelli and Raffaello .

In Castelfiorentino you can find the famous frescos of Benozzo Gozzoli (1420- 1497) and all kind of shops and supermarkets for your convenience.

At the farm we are available to asssit you with reservations in most of the museums.

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Review 1-6 of 6

13 Jul 2014


"Had an excellent time"

Lovely accommodation handy for the local town useful railway service to Siena and Florence. Very pleasant hosts who gave us a very illuminating tour of his wine and olive producing activities , which … More

22 Sep 2013


"Relaxing farm location with friendly and helpful owners."

Il Granaio is a tastefully renovated farm building which has retained much of its Tuscan charm. At the time of our visit there were five occupied properties on the site. We were a little worried befor… More

22 Jul 2012


"Serene holiday in Tuscany"

Just returned from very tranquil stay at Il Petriccio and whole party loved holiday, accommodation and is ideal location for visitng Tuscan attractions, Florence & Siena.

Owners Paolo and wife Francesca very accommodating and happy to help with any questions / advice, terrific wine produced on the winery at Il Petriccio especiially their own Vin Santo and Grappa.
The rooms were clean and spacious, decorated in traditional Tuscan style.
Grocery store near where good selction of local profuce.
Restaurants recommended to us by Paolo & Francesca definitely worth a visit.
Whatever we needed, Paolo and Francesca were there to accommodate us. Tremendous hosts, friendly, attentive and very helpful!

Enjoyed swimming pool at end of warm days visitng tourist attractions, spacious outdoor dining and seating area,
There are also many places to drive to and visit nearby. We took day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Centraldo Alto and Florence.

Worthy of a return visit.

30 Jun 2012


"Beautiful house in a good location"

The owner was very helpful and welcoming, and his wine from his farm was delicious and very reasonably priced. The pictures are very reflective of the actual property, which is beautifully kept and in… More

5 Dec 2011


"Tranquility in Tuscany"

As well as being in one of the most beautiful landscaped regions on earth, Il Petriccio is truly an unforgettable place to stay! Tranquil and unassuming. Although we are seasoned travelers to Florence, it wasn't only until we stayed at Il Petriccio in the countryside of Florence, that we realized a true Tuscan experience.

We were warmly greeted when we arrived at Il Petriccio by the owners Paolo and his lovely wife Francesca. We stayed for one week in the Granaio apartment, which included a bottle of the white wine that was made from the winery on the premises as a gift from the hosts. When you run out of wine, and you will because it is a really great wine, there is more available to purchase along with their delicious olive oil and vinegar, as well as an amazing Vin Santo you should not miss. The apartment was beautiful and very charming. The rooms were clean and spacious, decorated in traditional timeless Tuscany style with original flooring, which added to the whole Tuscan experience. The kitchen was fully equipped to cook and serve some if not all of your meals. Since there was easy access to some great grocery stores, we enjoyed shopping for fresh food, and preparing some of our meals. There are also some great restaurants that came recommended by the owners. Whatever we needed, Paolo and Francesca were there to accommodate us. They were fantastic hosts, friendly, attentive and very helpful!

Along with a great swimming pool, an outdoor dining and seating area, we enjoyed a tour the grounds where we saw the vineyards, olive trees and farmland. The landscaping and views were breathtaking, clearly what you expect when you think of Tuscany. There are also many places to drive to and visit nearby. We took day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and of course Florence, all with amazing restaurants! Also if you are up for outlet shopping, it's all a drive away.

Perfect in every aspect. This was truly an amazing Tuscan experience and cannot wait to go back! Highly recommend this property.

Thank you for your kind words. We have been working hard to make Il Petriccio like the second home for all our guests.
We are happy when they appreciate our services including suggestions on where to go, reservations to museums and restaurants, and the wine-tasting experience.
We are waiting to welcome you and your family once again as part of the "friends of Il Petriccio".

27 Nov 2011


"Spectacular stay in Tuscany"

Amazing vacation place for people who loves and appreciate the peace and quite of the sountryside. Depped in the heart of tuscany, Fattoria il Petriccio is near to cyties like Florence and Siena, and also near to many sites of historical interest. The owner Paolo is always very kind and helpful. The appartment was very clean and nicely furnished. There are many places where you can relax and enjoy nature, near the swimming pool or just under a chestnut tree

Thank you for your review. At Il Petriccio we are really trying to make our guests at home, that's why we have so many people coming back.
We are also helping our guests to reserve visits in the principal museums of Tuscany (like the Ufizzi) without having to wait in line for hours. We are waiting for your next visit.

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:13 Jan 2013

Based in Italy

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