Borgo di Sopra

Pontassieve, Florence

Surrounded by cypresses and vines, five lovely apartments with rustic décor, bucolic views and plenty of modern comforts


5 places


Sleeping from 2 – 5


Perched on a hillside in the Tuscan countryside, five charming apartments with bucolic views and breezy terraces. Delightful Giampiero and Jane bought these 16th-century buildings from the Frescobaldi wine estate eight years ago and converted the old barns and a watch tower into beautiful, rustic accommodation. They love running Borgo di Sopra and their easygoing hospitality is one of the joys of staying here. Cosy apartments can be rented as romantic boltholes for two, or combined to create enough space for families or groups of friends. Traditional features including wooden beams and terracotta tiles rub along happily with comfy, modern mattresses and sleek bathroom fittings. This is relaxed country living, with fireplaces in the larger apartments, soft colours and interesting art on the walls. Sleep in serene bedrooms overlooking a tranquil garden planted with herbs and fruit trees; gaze over vineyards while you soak in the bath… Follow an old farm road from the property to reach hiking trails; wander up the hill for daily Chianti tasting at the Castello di Nipozzano.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Special offer: 10% off our weekly rate for stays of 7 nights between 22 December and 2 January

Booking information

Check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €65
Weekly price
from €450
1 Apartment for 4
From €1352 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €951 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €651 bedroom
1 Apartment for 2
From €801 bedroom
1 Apartment for 5
From €1283 bedrooms


Magical location with truly wonderful hosts! The site photos really do capture its beauty, in the vineyard's hills, as well as the attractiveness of the rooms. The additional bonus - which will bring us back - is the wonderful hospitality of Jane and Giampiero! From Borgo di Sopra, we were able to explore the beauty of Tuscany, take the train into Florence, walk to wine tastings, as well as to sit, relax and enjoy its peaceful grounds. We are planning our return!

Mary, St catharines

7 adults from UK, Denmark and USA, gathered together for a truly wonderful holiday at Borgo di Sopra. We could not have wished for a more perfect venue. The accommodation (Cipresso and Antica) is out of this world in its location, beautifully restored and tastefully furnished. We had easy access to so many wonderful Tuscan places, which we enjoyed to the full, blessed by perfect weather every day. Our hosts could not have been more charming and helpful, it was like leaving family by the time we departed at the end of ten days. Heartfelt thanks to Jane and Giampiero. We all hope to return.

Valerie, London

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Borgo di Sopra. The properties are set in an idyllic location and the owners are the most gracious people you could wish to meet. We stayed in Villa and we were extremely impressed with the standard of accommodation. We really appreciated the care taken in choosing the furnishings and art work to create a lovely interior. The property allows you to enjoy breakfast in the sun on the upper terrace and then an a tranquil evening on the lower garden terrace watching the sunset over the vineyards. Just perfect!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jane Fox

  • Florence really is within easy reach. There is an excellent commuter train service to central Florence from the nearby town of Pontassieve. It delivers you to the town centre (Santa Maria Novella) in 20-25 minutes.
  • This is Chianti Rufina. Less well known than Chianti Classico, it's quite a discovery. Close to Florence, to the east of the city, it yields impressive full bodied red wines and the scenery is spectacular.
  • Castello di Nipozzano is just a short panoramic walk away. The Castle has almost 900 years of history and watches out over the countryside. A little below is the elegant Villa, where there is a winestore with daily tastings and cellar visits.