Villa La Quercia is a luxury dwelling place dating back to the 17th century, built entirely using ancient terracotta and stones. The villa was purchased in 1963 by the abstract painter Francesco Clemente, whose art work can still be admired inside the estate.
The villa is situated in Impruneta, just 1.5 km (half mile) from the center of the village, renowned for the terracotta production, on a hillock that dominates the Chianti hills, and 12 km (8 miles) from Florence.
In front of the main entrance to the house, there is a beautiful covered patio with dining table and a living area with bamboo furniture. On the backside, there is an open-air dining area with a round table in stone, situated in front of a swimming pool surrounded by laurel and cypress hedges.
Villa La Quercia is surrounded by 20 acres of land, which is partially cultivated with vines and olive trees. Extra Virgin Olive oil, and Trebbiano and San Giovese wines are produced
On the ground floor, there is a dining room, a double living room with fireplace, a typical and fully equipped Tuscan kitchen, and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and independent entrance.
On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, and a closet room.
In the tower, there is a single bedroom with a twin size bed.
Next to the villa, there is a guest house with a queen size bed, and bathroom en suite, that can be rented separately at an additional cost, and only by the guests that are already staying at the villa.
Including the guest house, the villa has a total of 6 bedrooms (5 double, 1 single), and 5 en-suite bathrooms, and it can therefore accommodate up to 11 guests.
Upon request, and at an additional cost, the following exclusive experiences are available:
-Morning or evening cooking class followed by lunch or dinner with the fruits of the labor
-Market tour in Florence
-Candle lit butler served dinner or lunch
-Car service from the villa to Impruneta
-Wedding and private events
'Dear Veronica and Margarita, I had such an amazing stay at Villa La Quercia! I think it is a real paradise, right here in the very middle of this beautiful country. I hope I will come back, and if I do we will cook and learn Italian! I really loved it here! Thank so much for all you did to make this trip to Italy a real garden of Eden! Gracie Mille'
- Mr D. Tiburon, California USA (Aug 11th 2015)
'Veronica, thank you for everything...for sharing your home with us, for showing us a part of your life, and for welcoming us as you would long-time friends - family. We loved our visit and look forward to returning'
- Mrs L. Parillo, California USA (June 30th 2012)
'Veronica, it is difficult to leave Villa La Quercia and all the gifts of Italia. Nights filled with birdsong, jasmine and lavender coupled with laughter and amazing food beckon one to stay. Your home and the grounds are so serene and magical. Every detail is imprinted in my memories of Italy. Coming back a second time...Only reinforces a desire to return. Until we meet again ~ Thank you for sharing your 'gift' La Quercia'
- Mrs M. Saltmarsh, Florida USA (June 2012)
'Dear Veronica, once again the glories of Tuscany have cooked their magic on our guests, and once again sharing wine & laughter with friends in your magnificent home has given each of us indelible memories to be forever cherished. Until our next visit to Italy... Much affection & gratitude'
- Mr M. McKenny, Florida USA (June 2012)
'Dear Veronica, as last year we have enjoyed our stay at Villa La Quercia very much. With its ideal location close to Florence, in beautiful surroundings, together with your hospitality, has made our vacation more than a success! We look forward already to be back, do some running in the morning, relax with a coffee in Impruneta, do some swimming in the pool and enjoy the culture of many historical villages in the area. We hope to meet again, possible next year. Best regards' - Mrs B. Vidra-Krul, Holland (August 21st 2009)
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 en suites|
|Check in time:||17:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Forte dei Marmi 100 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Peretola 28 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (4), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Villa La Quercia is located 1.5 km (half mile) from the town of Impruneta, renowned for the terracotta production, and it is immersed in the splendid backdrop of the Chianti hills, in one of the most spectacular areas of Tuscany.
The property is surrounded by 20 acres of land, cultivated with vines and olive trees; Extra Virgin Olive oil and Wine are produced.
It is also near a series of well-known localities among which: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, Forte dei Marmi, Carrara, Greve in Chianti, Colle Val d'Elsa and the craft area of Deruta and Perugia.
The property is only some 8 miles (12 km) from Florence which makes it an extremely convenient base for explorations in the city and Tuscany region, and 1 mile (2 km) from the Ugolino golf course.