Country House Nazzano - Usignolo & Pettirosso

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Two charming apartments (there are other houses nearby but you still feel nicely private) with a sweet garden and enchanting views


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

You’re more or less midway between Pisa, Florence and Siena – your host Patrizia knows the area inside out and will happily share her knowledge. Up from the village, through vines and olives along a private road, is this cluster of farm buildings – you have neighbours but the apartments feel private and quiet. Set in the big stone farmhouse are two charmingly furnished apartments – one up (Pettirosso), the other down (Usignolo).

First-floor Pettirosso is ideal for a family: a big Tuscan fireplace, ceiling beams and touches of exposed stone, and a charming balcony-terrace; you also get your own seating area in the olive tree grounds. Ground-floor Usignolo, a retreat for two, has a big double bedroom and a lofty dining room/ kitchen with an open fireplace. Through a wide arch, a sitting room with a divan bed (fine for a child) and a loggia for sun and shade.

Certaldo Basso, a five-minute drive down the hill, is 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 its towers, beautifully floodlit at night.

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We think you'll love

  • Eating alfresco in the evenings as the sun goes down
  • Walking from the door down quiet country lanes
  • Taking day trips to come of Tuscany's loveliest towns - Siena, Pisa, Lucca
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You should know

  • There's no pool
  • There are other apartments so you're not alone
  • You'll need a car for supplies and getting around


  • 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

This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €70
Weekly price
from €400
Extra child's bed available.
1 Apartment for 2
From €703 beds1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From €805 beds2 bedrooms



Charming, comfortable and ideally positioned apartments that are nestled in the hills between two of Tuscany's little gems, Certaldo and Gambassi Terme. Perfect for a relaxing break from city rhythms, here the views and walks are calming. Patrizia happily shares her deep knowledge of her home town, Certaldo, and the surrounding area.

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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 Patrizia 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.
  • Great trekking routes nearby.


Patrizia Mocarini

Patrizia and her sister own the building that houses both the apartments. She taught for many tears and her husband is a university professor; they live in nearby Certaldo and are on hand during your stay.