take a rest in the peaceful country of TuscanySleep well, Buon riposo!
Organic farm hills of Florence 3pax
Organic farm hills of Florence 3pax
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Ready for an authentic rural Tuscan lifestyle experience?..The deers graze the fields near the house, you can hear wild boars grunting and the crickets singing...Healthy food, good wine, friendly chatter .. is there anything better than this?

The space

The farm is nestled in the hills between Chianti and Valdarno Superiore in the middle of the beautiful Tuscan countryside, just half an hour from Florence and one hour from Val d'Orcia. The apartment is in the 18th century farmhouse divided into 4 apartments renewed in 2012 using greebuilding materials.
At the farm we use renewable energy only: the wood gives us heating, the sun provides us with hot water and the energy necessary to satisfy the house needs. We are under the standards of Eco- Bio Tourism and all the food products are certified organic. We cultivate the land according to the organic agriculture criteria, maintaining its fertility, enhancing its biodiversity.

The apartment is for 3 persons, it is located at the first floor of the old stone house (13 steps up), has 1 big bedroom, 1 small bedroom, a small kitchen but well equipped, 1 bathroom with shower, wifi. One more bed can be added in one bedroom with an extra charge of 15 euro per night. There is a common area in the garden with loungechairs, table and barbecue. The apartment has different prices for different seasons (low-peak season) . A discount is applied for a stay of one week in peak season. Price includes VAT, tourist tax, bed linen and towels with weekly change, water, gas, electricity and heating, wifi, free use of washing machine and final cleaning. In case you need a crib for your baby is complementary.
The apartment is equipped with all you need to cook including salt, sugar and coffee.
In case you don’ feel like preparing food there are many good and also cheap restaurants near us. Most of them serve the real Tuscan food, you should try the typical Tbone steak “Fiorentina” if you eat meat or the “Ribollita” soup if you are vegan/vegetarian..
On demand (NOT included in the price- 25 euro) we can provide you with a rich basket with our or local organic products for breakfast: homemade bread, homemade jam, honey, yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs (if available from our chickens) and cow/vegmilk.
You can relax in the garden under a canopy with BBQ table, chairs and loungechairs . You can also have a bath in the the new outdoor wooden tub with view on the mountains in front of us . We can heat the water on demand in spring/autumn/winter in this case the hot tub is not included in the apartment price (30 euro with a bottle of wine).

A car is needed since nearest shops and restaurants are at 7 km from the farm nevertheless we help guests who don't want to rent a car, offering free lifts from/to the nearest train station and stores accordingly to our works in the fields.
We never had problems with mosquitos, but with global warming in these last years they increased in number. We DO NOT have mosquito nets but we provide our guests with mosquito repellents and citronella candles. Our sheets are washed with organic professional detergents made with citronella essential oil.
I will be glad to let you know the story of Poderaccio…What are you waiting for?

Guest access

Guests are invited to go and pick vegetables for themselves from the garden. You can enjoy harvest different seasonal varieties of organic vegetables and cook them whatever you like in your apartment; consider that most of the veg production is between June and October.
No veg between March and June.
From this spring summer it will be possible to relax in a wooden outdoor tub free access from 6 pm to 8 pm (from 9 pm you can reserve your private experience 20 euro including wine).
In the garden there is a common area: a canopy under which you can prepare your BBQ, eat your meals, check your socials or just relax on a lounge chair.

Interaction with guests

You can be part of the family! We live in the former barn in front of your apartment and we often offer dinner on summer lighting up the old oven where we bake pizza and bread. Your children can play with my 9 year old daughter, our dog Birra and Bagheera the cat..

Other things to note

Free services :
1) Uffizi art gallery and Accademia reservation (to escape queue)
2) Parking
3) Washing machine and organic soap for your laundry
4) Veg and fruit harvest (from mid June to February)
5) Maps and house manual with tips and itineraries.

Extra services on demand (not included in the price) that can be paid CASH only:
1) Breakfast basket made with our and local organic products and sourdough bread: 30 euro per apartment;
2) fresh pasta cooking class, 80 euro per person including lunch and organic Chianti wine;
3) Wooden hot tub with view (30 euro including wine to be reserved in advance);
4) Tour to Chianti or Val d'Orcia with driver on Land Rover (sightseeing, wine tasting etc..) from 200 up to 250 euro ;
5) "coffee in 500" we 'll take you to a typical "bottega" (caffeteria and food shop) on my father's original vintage Fiat 500.
6) trekking with friendly goat in undiscovered Chianti 80 euro per group;
7) Night walk looking for wild animals and wolf tracks accompanied by a professional environmental guide at 80 euro per group
8) Truffle hunting with dogs and truffle produce tasting from 150 euro per person ;
9) horseback ridings 25 euro per person;
10) relaxing massage or Gong massage 50 euro 60 minutes.

Dogs are accepted, our dog Birra will be happy to play with them . Bikers are welcome, they will find a cover and safe place for their bikes as well as repair tool kit.


Amenities
Internet
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Prices
Security Deposit $261 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Please respect check in time from 3 pm and check out time before 10 am .

On arrival please fill in the form you find in the apartment with your names and document; it is an important formality required by Italian Police. The form must be returned immediately. In case nobody is there, leave the form at the reception door.

Take care of the furniture in the apartment, it is much older than us and it took time to restore it.

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In case you use the fireplace – it creates a marvelous atmosphere – after use , please clean it throwing away the cold ash (for example at the tree foot in the back of the house ).

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Since we have to sustain high fixing costs, we have to ask you 50 euro for every smart card lost and 20 euro for every broken lamp.

Don’t let Birra the dog, Robbie the goat (!!) and Bagheera the cat enter the apartment, they are not allowed to stay inside.

The use of washing machine for your laundry is complementary. You can use one of the cloth racks in the back of the house to dry your cloths . We do not have a dryer, we use the power of sun, wind and wood.

The outdoor hot tub can be used upon reservation only. Children under 3 years old are not admitted. Check availability in order to reserve your relaxing bath with view!


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

103 Reviews

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Sheryl User Profile
April 2015
Lovely house , shame fresh vegetables not available due to being out of season, and breakfast was a loaf of bread ...(albeit home made and beautiful) maybe the language barrier is wider than we thought.
Francesca User ProfileFrancesca is a superhost.
Response from Francesca:
Dear Sheryl, breaskfast - as very well described on Airbnb page- is not included in my price in case you want it you should ask in advance (as written on the description) and we can prepare a basket of local fresh and organic products. I am sorry you did not understand this, in case if you had asked me I would have given you some food when you arrived late, it happens very often with guests who come from far. But I did not know if you had food or not on arrival. I am sorry if you starved , it never happened in my farm, I have always food for my guests. The loaf you found was my welcome gift, even if you remained only 2 nights....
April 2015

Piergiorgio User Profile
October 2017
We had a great time at Poderaccio, you feel immerse in nature, far from the crowd. The views are fantastic. Francesca and her family are very welcoming and always smiley, it was a real pleasure meeting them and staying at their Agriturismo, which I will recommend to friends and family.
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Response from Francesca:
Grazie Piergiorgio !
October 2017

Michael User Profile
September 2017
If you are after a genuine break from the hustle and bustle of visiting the cities, I recommend a stay at Francesca's farm. Very relaxing and energising and very helpful with advice. Of and the breakfast basket is definitely worth buying from Francesca.

Becky User Profile
September 2017
We loved staying here. The location is beautiful and the apartment is clean and just what we needed for our ten days in Tuscany. We had two breakfast baskets from Francesca and the items were great. Homemade bread, their own honey, nuts and seeds, jam, eggs, juice- apricot, grape and peach. We purchased pecorino cheese - sooo good. We were greeted with a bottle of organic olive oil and a bottle of local wine and a basket of veggies from the garden- tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, and scallions and potatoes. Enough that we were able to put together a few meals at the farm. We travelled to Florence by train... the station is not that far. Siena is a little over an hour away as is San Gimigiano, Arezzo, and Greve and Chianti. Be prepared for narrow roads! We also loved the hot tub, robes and wine included in the price. Also, take time for a walk or picnic on the property. It's delightful! Francesca was a big help to answer all our questions. I highly recommend a stay here.
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Response from Francesca:
Thank you Becky! hugs from the farm, Francesca
September 2017

Livia User Profile
September 2017
One of the best experiences that I have in the airbnb. The Francesca farm is awsome and if you are looking for a countryside experience in Chiati it is the best place. The apartment is very confortable and clean. Don't miss the cheese and honey tasting :)
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Response from Francesca:
Obrigada Livia todo de bom pra voces !!!
September 2017

Craig User Profile
September 2017
Great short stay with no problems, Francesca was really helpful only wish we could of stayed longer.

Maadhav User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely fantastic place. Beautiful area and farm house. Scenic and peaceful. Incredible surrounding. Francesca and her family are brilliant and very helpful. Highly recommend if you want some peace and relaxation time.
Francesca User ProfileFrancesca is a superhost.
Response from Francesca:
Nice to meet you Maadhav , hope to see you again here around ! Francesca
August 2017

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I would like to welcome you at my farm.
Taking care of a piece of land is for me an act of love for all that surrounds me: soil, water, plants, animals, people. It sums up everything I’ve ever been looking for in my life. I would like to share with you my simple life style , give you an insight to good and sustainable, healthy life .
I travelled the world and now that I’ve finally taken root, I would like the world come here to enjoy the reconnection with Mother Nature sharing an extraordinary luxury: the joy of simple things.
The forceful call of the land involves physical and mental work but, at the same time , in the evening, when I lie down with legs and back aching, it gives me a sense of harmony and contentment .
Come to visit me at Poderaccio you can experience the authentic Tuscan rural life style.


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