Villa Moris

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Florence
Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to a grand old villa in the exquisite Chianti hills. Valentina and her mother could not be kinder, and it feels a privilege to stay


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Feast on eggs, fruits, cheeses, and Valentina’s fragrant cakes. Your chance to linger, and get to know her. She is passionate about the villa’s history, and this corner of Tuscany. Breakfast tables are laid with family linen and china.

Valentina and her mother, approachable and delightful, offer old-school culture and charm. Once abandoned, this 18th-century villa and its 16th-century tower have been nurtured back to life. Paintings and frescoes create a warm timeless feel, each bedroom tells a different story, and bathrooms are undeniably modern.

Sit under the great oak; gaze on the hills. Pop into Tavernelle for lunch and a wander. A beautiful village, it’s not changed for centuries. Drive 8km to the Badia a Passignano, a hilltop abbey with a rich history. Or discover the wonders of Siena and Florence… Florence is a half hour drive.

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We think you'll love

  • The timelessness of this place
  • Listening to the family's stories
  • Staying in this special corner of Chianti
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You should know

  • The outside seating area is limited - but charming
  • There’s no air con, but thick walls and fans to keep you comfortable
  • Breakfasts are vegetarian


  • 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 15 October to 15 April.
Restaurants 15-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €60
Extra bed for the triple room, €15 per night.
1 Double
From €60
1 Triple
From €80
1 Quadruple
From €120



At Villa Moris you will enjoy rare and exceptional hospitality. The warm interiors and the doting owners will charm you. From the antiques, collectables and frescoes to the generations of stories encapsulated in this historic property, a stay here is unique. Well distanced from anything touristic, the setting is peaceful and inspiring. Not far are stunning wineries and Chianti hamlets.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Cypresses, olives groves and vineyards surround the villa and its immaculate outbuildings - once the manor of a sprawling farm. Eat in beautiful Tavernelle di Pesa, a five-minute drive: ‘La Fattoria’ is a family-friendly trattoria. Don’t miss the pecorino cheese farm up the road, or Antinori nel Chianti Classico, one of the most spectacular wineries in the area, only a 5km drive.

Local points of interest from Valentina Tacchini

  • The first historical memory of the village dates back to 790: originally it was called Tabernulae, name derived from tabernas, the ancient taverns where travelers stopped for refreshment and for the change of horses.
  • In the twelfth century the village passed under the dominion of the Florentine Republic, but had no strategic function, so was not to be surrounded by walls.
  • Near Tavarnelle is the Pieve di S. Pietro in Bossolo, one of the oldest romanic churches in the Val di Pesa.
  • A few kilometers from Tavarnelle is the abbey of San Michele Arcangelo a Passignano, a monastery of the Vallombrosian Congregation
  • The abbey church, with a Latin cross plan, was almost entirely rebuilt from the second half of the sixteenth century and internally frescoed by Domenico Cresti, called the Passignano and by Alessandro Allori
  • Inside the abbey you can visit the wonderful Sala del Cenacolo, built by Domenico Ghirlandaio between 1440 and 1485 and recently restored.


Valentina Tacchini

Valentina, “passionate about nature, travel, music, history and art,” is the kindest, most courteous hostess. As is her mother, Maria Teresa. Their “slow, conscious” approach to travel, and the delight they take in connecting with guests, reflects the spirit in which they run their B&B. Animal lovers, they love to have guests' pets to stay.