Country House Nazzano - Rondine, Lucciola, Libellula, Coccinella

Gambassi Terme, Florence
+39 0571 666578

In off-the-beaten-track Tuscany, 4 peaceful apartments, one in the farmhouse, the rest in the old haybarn, all with gorgeous views


4 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A couple of miles up the hill from the nearest village, Certaldo Basso, through vines and olives and a private road, is a pretty cluster of farm buildings on a gentle rise. You have neighbours but all is peaceful. Miriam and Carlo live nearby and will be there to meet you and can share tips and knowledge about the area.

In the haybarn are three apartments, all beautifully renovated. Each is independent but all interconnect with a big table for ten to dine al fresco – great for one big party. Choose between La Lucciola (Firefly) the largest, with a sitting-dining room and a Tuscan fireplace, and a glazed arched window that glides open to a loggia; La Libellula (Dragonfly) on the first floor or La Coccinella (Ladybird) a studio for two. Each has a well-equipped little kitchen and views sweeping over the valley. In the tall pale stone farmhouse is La Rondine (Swallow), a lovely big ground-floor apartment for two, full of light.

The village is a five-minute drive, great for restaurants and bars, and the funicular to lovely hilltop Certaldo Alto. Pull on your boots and hike to San Gimignano – as soon as you crest the hill the views stretch across the valley to the towers of San Gimignano, beautifully floodlit at night. Pisa, Florence and Siena are all close.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking all the apartments together
  • Throwing open the doors and enjoying the views
  • Walking from the door
Country House Nazzano -  Rondine, Lucciola, Libellula, Coccinella - Gallery

You should know

  • The kitchens aren't equipped for professional chefs
  • There will likely be other guests around
  • There's no pool


  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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 4 nights on weekdays. 5 nights in high season.
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €60
Weekly price
from €350
1 Apartment for 2
From €804 beds1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From €904 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1004 beds2 bedrooms
1 Studio for 2
From €602 beds1 bedroom



The light-filled apartments offer cozy places indoors and out to take in the peace and the views. It's a short drive to small villages to stock up on local specialties or take part in traditional festivities. Miriam and Carlo have been hosting guests for many years and will provide excellent suggestions for making the most out a stay in this quiet yet rich pocket of Tuscany.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

Gorgeous apartment with all facilities. Perfect location in the Tuscan countryside yet only 5 minutes from Certaldo with train connection to Florence, Siena, Pisa etc. Miriam and Carlo were helpful and generous hosts. Highly recommended

Stuart, Manchester

We have had a wonderful stay. The apartment had all we needed, the town is perfectly situated and Miriam and Carlo are the perfect hosts.


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The neighbourhood

Tucked between two of Tuscany's gems - the hilltop town of Certaldo and Gambassi Terme, renowned for its thermal baths, archaeological remains and medieval churches - this is a perfect spot. Rural but not remote there's walking and biking from the door, the Francigena is close, and there are wine and olive oil tours all around. With a car you can easily get to both towns in a few minutes and both have an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars.

Local points of interest from Miriam Mocarini

  • Perfectly located right at the centre of the triangle of three fantastic Tuscan cities: Florence, Siena and Pisa.
  • Surrounded by beautiful little towns and villages that are well worth a visit. Certaldo, Gambassi and San Gimignano are within 10km.
  • Cultural and musical events take place throughout the summer.
  • Possibility of tasting wines, olive oil, cheese and salami,cooking classes in Certaldo, San Gimignano.Restaurants and Tuscan cuisine for all tastes.
  • beautiful routes for lovers of walking and cycling


Miriam Mocarini

Miriam and Carlo are warm and welcoming, know the history of the buildings and the area well. They live in nearby Certaldo and always meet and greet their guests.