Country House Nazzano - Usignolo & Pettirosso


Lavender and rosemary border the paths in the garden of this charming place (shared with other retreats)... and the views are enchanting


2 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4


You’re more or less midway between Pisa, Florence and Siena – and your delightful hostess knows the area inside out. Up from Certaldo Basso, through vines and olives along a private road, is this pretty cluster of farm buildings on a gentle rise. In the big stone farmhouse owned by the Mocarini sisters are these apartments charmingly furnished by Patrizia – one up (Pettirosso), the other down (Usignolo). First-floor Pettirosso is ideal for a family: a big floral sofa and a Tuscan fireplace, ceiling beams and touches of exposed stone, and a charming wicker furnished 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 a fabulous open fireplace… and, 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. As for the views, they stretch across the valley to the towers of San Gimignano, beautifully floodlit at night.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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

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.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

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.