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Villa La Pietra Grezza:apt.ancient Fireplace 6pax 18km To Firenze

Apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in Rignano sull'Arno, Italy

From £630 per week

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Apartment to rent in Rignano sull'Arno, Italy

A typical Tuscan farmhouse, with an old threshing floor in stone in front of the entryway, with a lovely
patio area with covered gazebo, two large bedrooms, living with double sofa-bed, old fireplac

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Apartment overview - owner's description

Apartment 1- "Antico Camino" (Ancient Fireplace)- Sleeps 6
A typical, Tuscan farmhouse, there is an old threshing floor in stone in front of the entryway, with a lovely
patio area with covered gazebo, table and chairs for outdoor dining, a barbecue, and chaise lounges with a
large umbrella for afternoons spent relaxing in the garden.
The apartment consists of two large bedrooms, a master bedroom with matrimonial (queen size) bed with the walls restored with ancient colours, and the other containing two beautifully ornate twin beds ( unit able ), dating to over 800 years old.
Both bedrooms have wardrobe closets made approximately 100- 150 years ago and views overlooking the valley below.
The living area has a double sofa-bed, television, easy chair, and a round table with chairs ideal for games.
The bathroom is fully modernized and consists of a sink, bidet and toilet, a shower with water massage, locker and closet with the washing machine.
The dining room has an old stone fireplace and original stone sink under the window, adding to the charm of this charming home.
There is an oval rosewood table, seating 6/8, along with a lovely Tuscan cabinet.
The kitchen is completely furnished with a table and furniture which is wooden, with marble ledges.
There is a ventilated gas oven and stove, refrigerator with freezer, toaster, microwave, kettle and dishwasher.
All windows have mosquito nets.
The garden, from the opposite side of the threshing floor, is composed of a vast lawn with fruit trees and equipped with table, chairs, hammocks, umbrellas and deck chairs.
There is private parking.
"Villa La Pietra Grezza " ( The Raw Stone Villa) is situated in the medieval hamlet of Bisticci, in a panoramic position among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in the Chianti Valdarno area, 18 km far from Florence.
Easily reached from highway A1, it is the ideal location to spend a relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside, while at the same time being very near to the many cultural sites in Tuscany - such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa.
The farmhouse, completely restored in recent years, was once the mansion of the Hunting-Keeper of the adjoining Bisticci Castle (1450), and is surrounded by olive groves and a forest of chestnut trees, with cypress trees towering above.
The house is surrounded by large gardens, ensuring a peaceful and pleasant stay.
Solitude and privacy is guaranteed in this relaxing natural environment.
“Villa La Pietra Grezza ” let two apartments “The Lilac” and “ Ancient Fireplace” for short-term, mid-term, long-term rentals
The apartments, in characteristic Tuscan country style, have cotto tile floors, beamed ceilings and are completely furnished with televisions, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer and centralized heating. Internet ADSL wi-fi available.
Only 18km from Florence, and a simple drive down the hill to the small village of Cellai, this lovely rural estate consists of a gracious large house divided in two apartments, each with their own private covered area for outdoor dining , surrounded by terra cotta pots of beautiful flowering plants.
The owner, Alberto, is conveniently there to offer assistance from directions to the nearest market, to informing you of upcoming events in the near by towns.
The apartments are comfortably furnished, with bed linens provided, towels for both kitchen and bath, dish and cooking utensils, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron. Cot on request.
Centralized heating but to autonomous management with production of warm water.
Electricity and gas are included when renting by the week.
Dogs are accepted if well behaved.
In the downstairs office there are phone, fax and photocopier services available for guests.


10 other reviews

When August to November 2007, 3 months Review Pietra Grezza is in a magical setting surrounded by forest, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. From its beautiful location high above the Arno Valley, you can see sweeping vistas of the surrounding countryside. Small villages and larger towns are situated throughout the area so restaurants and stores, banks etc are within easy reach by car. Access to the Autostrada is nearby, bus and trains are close so we found that it was very easy to travel everywhere. We realized taking the train to Florence was much easier than driving through the traffic and hunting for parking. It is only approximately a 30 minute trip through beautiful countryside to the main terminal of Santa Maria Novella. The accommodation at Pietra Grezza was charming. We had lovely views over the valley through large open windows which brought cooling breezes through the apartment day and night. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and dishes, all linens and towels were provided. A wonderful historic open fireplace could even be used as a Tuscan grill. We had many wonderful meals on the terrace and spent lazy afternoons reading on lounges surrounded by huge pots of rose-colored hydrangeas. Alberto, owner of Pietra Grezza, was very accommodating and helpful, doing everything possible to make our stay the best possible. His homemade jams are delicious! He keeps the gardens around the villa full of blooming roses, lavender, herbs and fruit trees. We had a wonderful time and certainly plan to return as soon as we are able. I highly recommend this property. by Judith from Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing, inspirational views, every about this place is perfect. Highly recommend. Andrew Williams Mature couple Port Talbot, South Wales, United Kingdom, May 2008

“Hospitable, relaxed atmosphere” If you want to stay in the country but close to Florence - this is a wonderful place to base your explorations. Up on a hill, above a small village near Rignano - you will find a welcoming host - Alberto - who will provide you with local information in addition to a large comfortable apartment. The apartment Ancient Fireplace is part of what was a hunting lodge, set behind a large house, but dont be fooled. The apartment has been renovated - not in the IKEA style - but in comfortable appropriate furnishings. The terrace (located at the door) is very pleasant place to have your meals and enjoy the view. We loved our week here and wished we could have stayed longer. Cindy Ontario, Canada 25 nov 2009

The apartment was clean and pleasant and comfortable, everything worked as it should. The location is remote from the city bustle and beautiful, but its easy enough to get to Florence in half an hour if you avoid the rush hour traffic. The area around offers multiple touring options if you have a car. Alberto is a helpful and welcoming host. We greatly enjoyed our stay. • By: Helen Quinn Melbourne,Australia 30 10 2010 -6 11 2010

For the past seven months Ive been renting the middle apartment, "Antico Camino." Ive only praise for it, and also for Alberto, the owner, who lives in the ground floor apartment of the converted three-storey, 18th C. hunting lodge some 21 km SE of central Florence. Alberto manages to be both extremely helpful and caring of his guests and property, without ever being invasive and nosey. He knows the region well, justifiably loves his home and the Tuscan countryside, and tirelessly keeps the spacious and beautiful grounds in trim. In comparison to the other property for rent on this isolated hilltop, namely, the medieval "castello" across the yard from the hunting lodge, Alberto offers something truly individual and memorable. He and his wife, Donatella, are sincere, very kind people. With a satellite ADSL internet connection in the apartment (and the house as a whole), Ive been able to restrict my journeys to Florence, where Ive been officially based for research. As and when I have gone in, the local bus service has been faultless (there is a regular service throughout the day, ending at 9 pm with the last bus home from Florence, and the journey takes about 40 mins., depending on traffic). Walking down the hill to reach the bus stop, and then back up the hill when returning from Florence, is not for everyone, as the hill is very steep and long (some 1.3 km) but its a beautiful walk! (Of course, if you rent a car, which I did when my wife and young son joined me, this walk is no longer a necessity.) Indeed, the house is not for everyone if you want the luxuries of city living, Albertos apartments are probably not for you. What Alberto offers in "Antico Camino" is unpretentious, unadorned rural living with stunning (truly stunning) views, combined with only certain modern conveniences (ADSL, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, cooker and oven, TV, shower, and central heating). More than enough for me and my family. I am extremely sad to be leaving and I can only hope to return, even if only as a short-term holidaymaker. Simon, Salmiya,Kuwait

We stayed at La Pietra Grezza during the summer of 2010 for three months. We were very lucky to find this authentic Tuscan house situated on a remote hilltop amidst stunning scenery, but within easy reach of Florence and Arezzo. Alberto, the landlord, is a warm, caring person and seemed to be always there in case we needed him. He renovated this three-storey, 18th century hunting lodge himself and takes great pride in it. And so he ought! It is beautiful inside and out, comfortable and peaceful. The spacious grounds are also beautiful, and thanks to Alberto and his wife, Donatellas, green fingers there is always something blooming. We enjoyed every day there and my 3-year-old son now keeps on asking when well go back home to Italia! This is somewhat surprising, given that he didnt play with a single child throughout those 3 months! We genuinely felt like we we part of the place, something made possible by Albertos unobtrusive care and help. We have made a home and family in Italia and we will be going back as soon as possible. Rena O’Meara, England

13 06 2011 Sistemazione estremamente accogliente e suggestiva. bambini e animali accolti con gioia!!! siamo stati 2 giorni e speriamo di tornare presto. lappartamento è meraviglioso, i proprietari estremamente gentili e disponibili. a 2 passi da Firenze ma immersi nella natura. lo consigliamo alle famiglie, agli amanti della natura e delle cose genuine. Stefania Roma

“Try Albertos Fig Preserve!” Our stay with Alberto and Donatella at La Pietra Grezza was – in two words – perfectly perfect! We were familiar with much of Italy, having taught two years in Apulia three years prior, yet never made time to seriously explore the Tuscan region. So …. in Sept/Oct we returned, and thanks to the advice of our gracious hosts, the Pagani’s, along with selec ted road maps they provided, we discovered many of the glorious hidden gems the Tuscany area provides. Throw in frequent visits to numerous vineyards, antiquated villages, easy bus access to Florence, and the annual Greve Chianti Classico Festival ….well, PERFECTO!!! La Pietra Grezza is ideally located, quite and serene, a gentle walk into town for thin crusted pizza, fresh picked wild mushrooms and homemade sausage. Our apartment was sunny, more than comfortable, fully equipped, and with marvelous vistas from every room. We couldn’t recommend Le Pietra Grezza more highly. Oh, be sure to try some of Alberto’s fig preserves. Hopefully he’ll have some left. We went through two jars ourselves and wish we had brought some home. Robert and Karen, Alstead, New Hampshire October,2011

Dear Alberto, We very much enjoyed our stay at the La Pietra Grezza . We are glad you were able to accommodate us, despite the cold snap and ice. The Ancient Fireplace apartment was able to accomodate our family of 5. We loved the shutters able to block out the light until we felt like getting up, and not being concerned about the noise our children were making. The washing machine was much appreciated as was the large dining table , and uniform warmth in the apartment. Nancy and John, Of Moncton, NB, Canada And Lyon, France this year February, 13-19 2012

Esperienza felicissima nel cuore del Chianti a pochi chilometri dai preziosi tesori dellarte e delle bellezze di Firenze . La sistemazione nellappartamento che ci è stato concesso è stata perfetta per la funzionalità , per la pulizia , per il silenzio , per la totale immersione nella natura. Abbiamo ricevuto una calda accoglienza da parte di Alberto che ci ha fatto sentire a casa nostra. Ci riproponiamo di poter aggiungere in futuro altre pagine al tuo Libro degli Ospiti. Scriveremo questa pagina nel nostro diario personale per ritornare tutte le volte che avremo bisogno di colori ed emozioni. Aprile 2012 Ida, Marco con Giacomo e Francesca Cremona, Italy

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This apartment is:

90km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 2km from the nearest restaurant 9km from the nearest supermarket 22km from Firenze Peretola Airport 90km from Pisa Airport 106.7km from Aeroporto di Siena Airport 1km from CELLAI fermata bus per Firenze- bus stop for Flore 1km from CELLAI Alimentari “Luigi” – Grocery – shoop food “ 4km from TROGHI Public telephone, Post Office, Bank, Chemis 4km from TROGHI stazione servizio benzina Tamoil -station s 4km from TROGHI Bancomat

Local activities

Cycling 8km Fishing 8km Golf 9km Horse riding 7km Mountain biking 2km Sailling 35km Sports center 8km Swimming 2km Tennis 8km Water skiing 35km Wind surfing 35km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 8km Museum 14km Night club 14km Theatre 14km Theme park 35km Cinema 14km

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Outside this apartment in Rignano sull'Arno, Italy
This apartment is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is recommended as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 16 November 2019

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  • 25 February - 28 June 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 29 June - 31 August 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 September - 20 December 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 December 2020 - 5 January 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 6 January - 28 June 2021: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 29 June - 31 August 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 September - 20 December 2021: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 December 2021 - 5 January 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 6 January - 28 June 2022: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 29 June - 31 August 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 September - 20 December 2022: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 December 2022 - 5 January 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Living room, 1 cot


2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 1 Separate WC


CD player, Internet / WiFi, Radio


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Smoking, Pets

Extra information

Where We Are: La Pietra Grezza is located 400 meters above sea level in the region of Tuscany known as Chianti Valdarno, south of Florence. The house is about 18 km from Florence, 19 km from Florence Airport- Peretola, 35 km from National Park of Casentinesi Forests and Falterona Mountains, 67 km from Siena and San Gimignano, 45 km from Arezzo, and 79 km from Pisa. It is easily reached from the A1 motorway (you will find the map on our website) and is an ideal location for those who want to spend a relaxing and pleasant holiday, but at the same time want easy access to the most beautiful historic towns in the region. Around Bisticci there are many old churches ( the "Pieve di San Pietro a Cascia" with the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art) and castles (Sanmezzano Castle) and the famous Etruscan road (the Seven Bridges Road) which begins near Rignano sull'Arno. Along this road you will see some of the most lovely Tuscan landscapes, along with seven Romanic churches. In Cellai (a drive do


Average rating from 1 review

Private Owner From Firenze, Italy Member since Mar 2007

My name is Alberto, I am 70 years old and I manage The Raw Stone Holidays home with my wife Donatella from 14 years.
We lives in the ground floor apartment of the converted three-storey, 18th C. hunting lodge.
I manage to be both extremely helpful and caring of my guests and property, without ever being invasive and nosey. I knows the region well, justifiably love my home and the Tuscan countryside, and tirelessly keep the spacious and beautiful grounds in trim.

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Number of properties: 6

My name is Alberto, I am 70 years old and I manage The Raw Stone Holidays home with my wife Donatella from 14 years.
We lives in the ground floor apartment of the converted three-storey, 18th C. hunting lodge.
I manage to be both extremely helpful and caring of my guests and property, without ever being invasive and nosey. I knows the region well, justifiably love my home and the Tuscan countryside, and tirelessly keep the spacious and beautiful grounds in trim.

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