Agriturismo Podere Cantagrillo

Vinci, Florence
Bed & Breakfast

Escape the crowds & head for the Montalbano hills - former hunting ground of the Medicis. This podere is lovely for B&B’ers & self-caterers


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Gaze on a landscape that hasn’t changed since Leonardo’s day. The 600-year-old farm sprawls across undulating hills five minutes from da Vinci’s home town, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and gorgeous views.

Francesco the owner lives in the smaller rough-hewn farmhouse, and guests in the recently restored other. Living areas and a breakfast room spread across the ground floor; apartments, suites and bedrooms are upstairs and down. Wake to a feast of meats, fruits and homemade jams and flans from delightful Marina, manager and cook. Then pad down the paths that lead to the pool.

You can hop into Vinci for ‘real Italy’, and to Anciano for Leonardo’s birth place. Empoli (12km) offers trains to Florence, Lucca and Sienna. In the evenings, good simple food awaits down the track, at a restaurant you can walk to. 

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We think you'll love

  • The peace, tranquillity and stunning views
  • The kindness and readiness of the hosts to make guests feel welcome and cared for
  • Staying in a beautifully tourist-free area of Tuscany, only an hour from Florence
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You should know

  • Some of the bedrooms are a tad small
  • Some of the units involve climbing stairs
  • You need a car to make the most of a stay.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
December to April.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Breakfast included. Restaurants 200m.


Nightly price
from €95
4 Quadruples
From €125
5 Doubles
From €95
1 Triple
From €107



A very relaxing retreat away from the crowds yet comfortably near many of Tuscany's most notable attractions. If you can pull yourself away from Marina's generous breakfast buffet or the stunning views from your bedroom or the pool, this quiet pocket of Tuscany has much to offer: Vinci, Chianti wines, hilly hikes. Yours hosts will guide you to the best local restaurants and experiences.

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The neighbourhood

In this wilder corner of Tuscany, hiking and cycling trails abound. The hilltop town of Vinci (4km) - which, in 2019, celebrates the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death - runs festivals throughout the year, and three museums that celebrate his life... history buffs will marvel at his feats. The Chianti Montalbano wine region produces rustic red wines and is famous for its olive oils too.

Local points of interest from Marina Martinelli

  • Vinci is Leonardo’s birthplace and where he got his first inspirations for his studies and art. The museum gathers one of the most comprehensive collections about Leonardo’s interests. Not far one can visit his native home
  • Florence is only 40km away, so it’s within easy reach (by train as well). Close by are also Lucca and its walls and squares and the newly restored royal villa. Pistoia , il Borgo di San Miniato
  • Chianti wine, oil and flavours route winds through a vast area characterised by vineyards, olive trees, picturesque hamlets and historical wine cellars.
  • We are very close to the Montecatini & Monsummano thermal baths , perfect for a perfect well-being and relaxing day
  • The 9-hole golf course of Bellosguardo is only 1 km from our place
  • Mountain bike along the country roads that flank vineyards and olive trees with or without a guide


Marina Martinelli

Owner Francesco, now very busy in the wine trade, has engaged Marina Martinell to take on day-to-day management. In 2018 she and her husband Enzo moved from the Dolomites, where they ran a successful restaurant-hotel for 28 years. Marina will be arranging wine tastings, offering aperitifs by the pool, and creating delicious breakfasts for B&B guests - and simple lunches on request.