Villa Porcigliano

Borgo San Lorenzo, Florence
Self-catering


In a rolling Mugello valley near Florence, a delightfully peaceful rural eco retreat surrounded by olive groves and lovely valley views

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

The drive up through woodland above Polcanto brings you to an eco-restoration with spectacular views, best enjoyed from the conservatory with a glass of homemade limoncello or in the colourful garden full of lavender and rosemary; you can spot wild boar, porcupines and deer in the valley below.

Cook up feasts in the large, sociable kitchen (it’s the hub of the house): Jacopo leaves out a fruit basket and wine and you can help yourself to veggies from the garden; or buy some of their fresh jams and jellies. Stock up on more local fare in the Mugello Valley – discover local farms and markets selling truffles, chestnuts, wine, porchini mushrooms, organic meat and olive oil.

Spend the day in Florence (12 miles), hike or bike to the villas and castles of the Mugello, explore the Monastery of Montesenario – the walk starts close to the house and takes about 40 minutes; expect more great views, this time of Florence and Mugello.

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We think you'll love

  • The rural tranquillity
  • The family-run feel of the place
  • Heading out on walks from the doorstep
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You should know

  • It’s not accessible for everyone
  • You must drive to shops and restaurants

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Smaller parties accepted.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurant 2km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €700
1 House for 6
From €1003 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

my son and I had a lovely stay here while enjoying the 2019 Mugello MotoGP Jac and his mum Gabriella are the perfect hosts, our room was very comfortable with a view to die for (blue room) the breakfast was excellent and they are very accommodating (we needed early starts during our stay and it wasn't a problem). This is a beautiful part of Tuscany and Villa Porcigliano is a beautiful home making a great base for either a specific purpose like us or to tour, cycle or walk in the lovely countryside-suitable for couples and families

Bob, Sheffield uk

Jacopo's welcome into the warm kitchen made the windy road getting to Porcigliano all worth while. With a hot mug of real tea we visited the cozy bedrooms upstairs, each different in colour, all impeccable in their authentic country decor. The sweeping view of the green valley from the dreamy terrace was fabulous. I felt so much at home chatting to the owners that I overstayed my visit!

Heidi, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

It feels a bit remote here, as the house sits in a very hilly area east of Fiesole surrounded by rustic houses. The closest village is Polcanto (a 5 minute drive) which has a café, small shop and pizza on the weekends. Head to Borgo San Lorenzo (15 minutes’ drive) for a bustling Tuesday market and Vallecchi, a tearoom with excellent pastries. The best restaurants are found in Vicchio (10 miles): La Porta di Levante and Da Alberto. Florence is just a 25 minute drive.

Local points of interest from Jacopo Papini

  • Villa Porcigliano was built on the remains of an ancient medieval watch-tower and was renovated in 2000 following the principle of green building. It seats in a peaceful rural setting with vineyard, lavender and olives grove.
  • You're a 20-minutes panoramic drive from Florence and the Etruscan village of Fiesole. Small alleys, ancient building, towers, and aristocratic residences with hidden gardens described as “floral paradises” hence the name the “Flower City”.
  • You're a 10-minutes stroll from breathtaking hiking trials. A pleasant landscape that frees the mind, satisfies the senses, and calms the spirit. The best way to enjoy the slow passing of time while rediscovering emotions often forgotten.
  • The Mugello is a huge valley rich in natural beauty and historical evidence. Visit Borgo San Lorenzo, Vicchio (where Giotto and Beato Angelico were born) and Scarperia, famous for its knives. The hilly area of Rufina-Pomino produces good Chianti wines.
  • The Mugello valley, cradle of PDO and PGI agroculture produce, is reach in local farms markets and is renewed for organic meet, dairy products, Porcini mushrooms, Truffles, olive oil, wine and the Marrone chestnut.
  • Villa Porcigliano is an excellent base for day trips to all the best Tuscan towns and cities: Siena and San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa and the small places in the surrounding countryside.

Introducing

Jacopo Papini

Friendly and welcoming Jacopo runs the show now, but you may also meet his equally as charming mother, Gabbriella. The family ran a B&B in the house for nearly 10 years, after experience in a hotel in Florence – they’re passionate about making guests feel as at home as possible.