Villa Porcigliano

Borgo San Lorenzo, Florence
Self-catering


In a rolling Mugello valley near Florence is a truly, delightful Italian house and garden surrounded by olive groves and lovely views

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

The
Experience

The drive up through woodland above Polcanto brings you – finally! – to an eco restoration with spectacular views, best enjoyed from the conservatory with a glass of  limoncello. Lavender and rosemary border the terrace below and beyond is a mini vineyard, kitchen garden and olive grove. Throughout, modern art posters grace rag-rolled walls and floral curtains dress windows. Bedrooms, reached via a spiral stair, are homely, fresh and inviting; two have views of the hills, all have bright and distinctive bathrooms. Wake to the prospect of homemade jams and genuine local products, spend the day in Florence, hike or bike to the villas and castles of the Mugello, and return to cook in the kitchen which is the hub of the house. Spill out into a garden scented with roses.

Essentials

  • 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

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

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.