Villa San Miniato, San Miniato

Sleeps 16

A lovingly restored historic villa and pool with views of San Miniato

Property summary

Sleeps 16

Location: Pisa and Lucca

Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals

Surrounding Region

  • Nearest restaurant & bar at Bottega Genovini, 1.3 km
  • Supermarkets, restaurants and train station in San Miniato 5 km, Castelfiorentino 16 km and Empoli 20 km
  • San Gimignano 35 km, Pisa, Lucca and Florence 48 km
  • Siena and Greve in Chianti 1 1/4 hr
  • The Versilia sea coast 1 hr
  • Once a border tower, then a rich Florentine's family country getaway, this large villa has been lovingly restored. The military memories are still there in the enormously thick lower walls, while the elegance of its later life is apparent as you drive up to it. While guests are accommodated in four separate apartments, they come together around tables in the large restaurant dining room or outdoors under umbrellas. San Miniato, the medieval village seen from the swimming pool, is one of many sites that will draw the explorers in the group.


    The present owners have been both respectful and generous in transforming the estate into four comfortable apartments that can be taken together when reunions, classes or a growing guest list requires the whole estate. A large panoramic pool, a restaurant that can offer catering or cooking classes, a large outdoor dining piazza and spacious grounds for visitors of all ages make this a delightful place to share with others.

    Each floor of the large structure contains two apartments, and all are equipped with air-conditioning for the summer months and fireplaces for early Spring / late Autumn visitors. In some a large main room combines sitting and dining areas with a well-equipped kitchen, in others a separate living room gives a bit more room in which to relax. In keeping with the original layout of the villa, all apartments feature a large master double bedroom and a smaller double, or in one case twin, bedroom. Most of the apartments have en-suite shower rooms and one, Ambra, has additional accommodation and shower rooms in a furnished attic.

    Local area

    Very likely a first outing will be to the charming medieval town you can spot from the pool. Once famous for its position on the Via Francigena, the ancient road to Rome, scenic San Miniato now draws pilgrims in search of the prized white truffle. Being halfway between Pisa and Florence may have put you in harm's way in the Middle Ages, but it is a definite plus for the modern adventurer and visitors can hop aboard a nearby train or drive to the heart of these Tuscan cities quite worthy of the many pages in their guidebooks. Other day trips include ventures to the skyscrapers of the Middle Ages in San Gimignano, the beautiful shell-shaped Piazza del Campo in Siena or the beaches of the Versilia sea coast. Yet staying at the estate means having wonderful staff on hand to help set up local wine tasting, truffle hunting or canoeing on a nearby lake. At this property you won't be at a loss for something to do, though don't be surprised if a poolside sunbed and a gentle breeze in the olive trees persuade you to put off that doing to another day.


    Air conditioning
    Extra, by consumption
    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Available on request
    Catering and breakfast available in on-site restaurant, on request
    Children's equipment
    Children's playground
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian-style coffee makers
    Computer, Printer or Scanner
    Printer/scanner use available in estate office.
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    DVD player
    Available on request
    Event organizing
    There is a restaurant-class kitchen under the villa which can be used for events
    Extra beds
    2 extra beds available in the attic room and Extra single available
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Portable fans available on request
    Final cleaning included
    In each apartment, with wood available
    Fishing at nearby lake
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Several furnished outdoor eating areas
    Golf course
    18 hole golf course nearby -Golf Club San Miniato
    Hair dryer
    In each bathroom or shower room
    Central heating, Extra
    Home-grown produce
    Olive oil available
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Insect screens on all windows
    Internet access
    WiFi internet - good enough for e-mail but not for streaming films
    Iron and Ironing board
    Available on request
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good throughout the property
    CD player, iPod player
    Pool towels
    Restaurant nearby
    In walking distance - "Bottega Genovini", 1.3 km
    Suitable for disabled visitors
    One apartment - With a ramp at the entrance, Verdino may be appropriate as it is on one floor, with wide doors for a wheelchair
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 12.5 x 8 m; Depth: 40 cm - 1.5 m. - The shallow end is a wading pool for children with a divider from main pool - Open: 31 May to 30 September
    Tennis court
    Nearby - at Tennis Club San Miniato
    Transport and tours
    Airport transfers on request
    Washing machine
    Water sports
    Canoeing at nearby lake
    Winery and Wine tasting
    Wine tasting on site, w/ snacks or combined w/ pizza night OR Local wine-tasting tour

    Things to note

    This property requires a security deposit of Euro 500 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary cash to leave with the caretaker.

    The villa shows it double heritage as fortified outlook and elegant country villa
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    S.C. and party - from UK
    Date of stay: 01 October 2018

    We had an absolutely brilliant time! Francesco is just a gem. He looked after our family and friends brilliantly. No request is too small for him.

    I would recommend anyone to go to Villa San Miniato.

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