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Frantoio delle Grazie Arance


Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Frantoio delle Grazie accommodation is a pleasant and relaxing alternative when visiting Florence as you can stay outside the city itself. Guests can easily reach the centre (by car, by bicycle or by public transportations) but enjoy Tuscan countryside pleasures as well. The Frantoio delle Grazie is only 5 minutes drive from the A1 highway exit “Firenze Sud” (South Florence); The hill of Settignano is the natural frame for this panoramic area protected by Italian Superintendency of Cultural Heritage and Environment. Its natural surrounding is dominated by olive groves, vineyards, cypresses and oak-trees. It is only 3 Km from Florence historical city centre; nearest shopping centre is far only 1 Km.

Bright and spacious opened space, the Arance apartment (50 m2) is on the ground floor with independent entrance from the lodge. A large glass window opens onto the garden; it is formed by a sleeping area with double bed, bathroom with shower and window, kitchenette with dining area and a living area. Services: Permanent fast internet connection, Satellite Television, air conditioning and heating, hair dryer, buzzer, microwave oven, American and Italian coffee maker dishwasher, fridge. It has facilities for disabled people

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence Peretola 10 km, Nearest railway: Firenze Santa Maria Novella 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Frantoio delle Grazie accommodation allows a deep dive into the Tuscan main city enjoying everything Florence can offer. Close to the centre with its historical monuments you will enjoy typical and ethnic restaurants, night clubs, elegant shops as well as theatres and cinema. Moreover, relax is assured with the possibility to retreat in the peace of the countryside: you can enjoy the swimming pool and its large solarium, the barbecue area under the pergola for a dinner in the freshness of the summer evenings, the possibility of relaxing walks. The staff is glad to cheer your stay organizing tours and wine tasting in the Chianti region, reserving Florentine museums thickets and providing a transfer service from and to the airport or the train station on demand.

The flat dispose of wifi internet connection, Satellite Television, air conditioning and heating, hair dryer, buzzer, microwave oven, American and Italian coffee maker dishwasher, fridge.

Further details

Swimming pool open 1st of May till October.

Minimum stay is 3 days during Low and Medium season.

During high season minimum stay is a week starting from Saturday.

The owner is English and French-speaking. He lives few steps away from your flat and and will be always glad to assist you (e.g.. museums reservations, transfer from and to the airport or the station, Chianti tours...)

We dispose of a Bikes rental service

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is known worldwide for her beauty, her food and her favourable climate. The buildings are stunning, and you can easily spend a day just wandering the streets, sampling some of the local ice cream and stopping off at one the many cafes for a drink.

Enjoy an unforgettable journey to Siena, Pisa & Florence!


Our Holiday House is in Florence: historical city centre is only 3 Km away and can be easily reached by urban bus n.14, the stop is only 850 metres away). In Florence you can enjoy all of our Museums (Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Bargello museum et so on...). Florence also offer a great variety of shops, restaurants, place of interest and walks.

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Review 1-8 of 8

20 Jun 2014


"a great place to stay for many reasons"

Firstly, the place itself. Spotless and just like the photos. Everything is as described with lots of little additional touches. Secondly the location. 10 minute walk to the bus that takes you into Fl… More

17 Aug 2013


"A quiet location but close to the city"

Simone was a fantastic host providing lots of information relevant to our stay in Florence particulary local bus and transport links as we had decided that we did'nt want to hire a car. The apart… More

18 Jul 2012


"Beautiful, convenient, Simone was great!"

I would highly recommend this place. Simone had great communication prior to booking and was available for any assistance we needed once we were there. Simone has prepared a map of all the things you need to know i.e. grocery store, buses, trains, etc. He also asked what else we were interested in and gave us some tips and notes on a Florence map. He recommended some restaurants of which we tried 3 - all were hits! The location is convenient to Florence and the sites there and allowed us to do a lot of day trips around the region. The pool was lovely and right on the hill. It is what you would think of when you say "Tuscan Villa". Even being so close to the city, you feel like you are in the middle of the country. The pictures do not do it justice. I would definitely stay there again.

19 May 2012


"Quiet and convenient for Florence"

The owner Simone Starnoti is on-site and very helpful. The location is very pleasant and quiet. The mill house and the garden / pool area provide plenty of restful places to sunbathe or just to sit and read. The walk to the local shop and bus stop is around 1km but if you wish to go further afield than Florence to larger shops and supermarkets a car is required. The bus service to and from Florence is very frequent, takes around 20mins and is only 1.20 euros each way. Even better is the ATAF 24 hour bus ticket at 5 euros which allows you to hop on and off as many bussini (small electric bus) in Florence city centre and saves walking from one attraction to another.

7 Apr 2012


"Great location, Charming"

The villa is very accessible to Florence and other points of interest in Tuscany. Charming villa on an old olive plantation. Very spacious and comfortable. Will come back again!

25 Nov 2011


"Beautiful Tuscan Hillside Accomodations with great near-city convenience"

The Frantoio is located just west of Florence. While within walking distance of the city center, the Bus proved to be a much easier solution (15 min walk to bus stop). Also located within walking distance of the rail line, which makes it possible to take the train throughout the country. The roads in this part of the city were very narrow with high walls, drive as little as possible.

The Property is stunning. Grapes, olives and other fruits line the landscape. Nice quiet setting which can be quite relaxing after a long day out. The room was efficient, but cozy. The bathroom may have been a bit austere, but that is more common in Europe. But then again, I am an American traveler with different norms. I would have like an enclosed shower stall though.

Nice amenities including a comfortable bed, WiFi and satellite TV service (not to mention the occasional bottle of Wine made on site). Very comfortable over all. The property is also gated, adding to the security and ease. We were a bit late in the season to use the pool, but the excellent patio setting was great to sit out under the stars and enjoy a bottle of wine.

It should be noted that this location has about 5 rental apartments in all. Though we used the opportunity to meet a very nice family from France. It was a good opportunity meet several people and enjoy a conversion once in a while.

The service was great. Simone Starnoti was always available (resides on location) and always friendly. He would always do whatever was needed to ensure that the guests were happy. Doing business was a pleasure.

In all, I would certainly recommend this location. In fact, I may return here myself if I get a chance.

7 Oct 2011


"I would stay there forever"

Me and my husband stayed at Frantoio delle Gazie in Sep-Oct 2011. And we loved it. There are 5 or 6 apartments in the house, we stayed at Melograni, an apartment with one bedroom, living room & a kitc… More

15 Jun 2011


"Best of both worlds"

We really enjoyed our stay at Frantoio delle Grazie Arance. The apartment was really clean, modern and comfortable and the pool is an excellent addition to the holiday. The house is really quiet and private and you feel as though you are in the middle of the Tuscan countryside. However Florence city centre is only a short bus/train ride away. Simone the owner was also really helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Review 1-8 of 8

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Calendar last updated:14 Sep 2014

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  • French
  • Italian

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