Vacation home rental by owner in San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Florence)

4 sleeps rural villa for rent in a country town close to Florence
Vacation rental Florence Italy
Accommodation typedetached home (converted barn)
Double Beds1
Twin beds2
Minimum booking4-7 nights
Rental typeself-catering
Pricefrom €550 per week

Strong points: single-family home, big terrace, walk to shops and restaurants, car not required, owners on site, Florence easy to reach, broadband Internet.

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Vacation home "Il Visciolo" is set in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, a Tuscan rural town few miles away from the city of Florence, on top of a hill dominating a Tuscan landscape. San Casciano in Val di Pesa is part of the Florentine Chianti. Chianti is a particular region of Tuscany, mostly devoted to the production of excellent wines and extra virgin olive oil. We produce a few extra virgin olive oil ourselves, for our family needs and our friends.

The house was previously a barn, its conversion ended in 2006 and since then we let it as a vacation home for tourists with all the necessary appliances for living. Broadband Internet access is included in the rental price. A car is not required, the bus terminal is 650 metres from the property. If you come with a car, two parking spaces are reserved for you in the parking lot inside the property. Reaching Florence center by coach takes 22 or 35 minutes (depending on where you get off) a one way ticket costs 3,50 euro; about the same time is necessary by car, not including parking time and its costs, that's why getting there by coach is usually advised.

The vacation home faces a garden with olive and fruit threes, with views of Chianti valleys. The garden is shared with the owners, who live in a close farmhouse, a few meters away. On the back sits the village with its houses. Good restaurants and shops are a five minutes' walk from the barn, San Casciano in Val di Pesa centre being at the end of the road (350 metres). A big COOP supermarket is 700 metres away, it's very easy to reach on foot.

We (wife and husband) live in the same property and we will be at your disposal if you need advice about places in Tuscany or anything else concerning your stay here.

Please note that Il Visciolo is given as a self-catering accommodation, that means it's a furnished house with appliances, bedding and linen but no food or service are provided.

Not suitable for children between one-and-half and 6 years old and people with restricted mobility. No pets allowed, sorry.

Vacation home description


Two floors small rural villa. Ground floor: kitchen, living room, bathroom. Upper floor: two bedrooms, bathroom.

The main bedroom has got a double bed, wardrobe, antique chest of drawers.

The other bedroom is divided into two levels, with stairs reaching a sleeping loft. The base level has got two desks with chairs, a wardrobe. Two twin beds are placed on the sleeping loft and they can be joined upon request.

The house has its own broadband Internet access. You can connect your PC/smartphone to the router both using an Ethernet cable or wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n). The whole house and the terrace are covered by Wi-Fi Internet connection (you can turn it off any time by pressing a button).

The Smart TV in the living room is connected to Internet and supports chromecast, so you can link it to your smartphone and enjoy content from your Amazon Prime or Google Movies.

The heating system is managed by two panels on each floor. The kitchen has got all the cooking utensils you need, including an American coffee machine.

The barn is not suitable for children under 6 years old, except those under one and half.

Building type: single-family detached home (converted barn).

Kitchensecond bedroomThe Chianti valley view from the main bedroom

kitchenEntrace and living room


The vacation home, previously a typical Tuscan barn, is part of a property including a farmhouse and a 15th century villa. We live in the farmhouse, a few meters from the rented barn.

Large terrace in front of the house, with gazebo and table for 4, stone barbecue (a small movable iron BBQ is available too), lavabo, chairs.

Parking space for two cars reserved in the property's parking lot.

house and gardenVacation home from the frontThe terrace in front of the house

View of the garden from the gazeboTuscan viewsTuscan countryside view from the terrace

Facilities and features

  • Parking space
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Air-conditioning in both bedrooms
  • BBQ
  • Fast Internet access (WiFi & cable)
  • Log fire
  • Satellite TV (free-to-air)
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge + freezer
  • Gas oven
  • Gazebo
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils

About the location: San Casciano in Val di Pesa

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is a nice little Tuscan town in the Florentine Chianti. Many beautiful villas are located in its municipality. The village hosts a weekly market every Monday and many events are scheduled throughout the year, many of them concerning local agricultural products and organic food. It is not crowded with tourists so you can immerse yourself in real life of Tuscan people, local restaurants are reasonably priced and mostly frequented by Italians. There are many banks with ATM, a Coop supermarket, bars and fine shops.

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is appreciated also as a starting point for reaching other Tuscan towns, as it is very close (2 km) to a dual carriageway leading to both Florence (north direction), Siena (south) and the entrance to A1 highway "Firenze Impruneta".

Nearest airport is Florence's Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci –FLR– (30 Km), but Pisa's Aeroporto Galileo Galilei –PSA– (73 Km) is busier and served by more low cost airlines. Other options (near or easy to reach, with budget flights) are Bologna BLQ, Rimini RMI, Forlì FRL, Perugia PEG, Rome's Ciampino CIA and Fiumicino FCO. On this site you can find more information on reaching Tuscany by plane.

Nearest train stations: Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Empoli, Firenze Campo di Marte.

The center of San CascianoSquare in San CascianoSurroundings panorama

San Casciano photos courtesy of and copyright by - Travel Guide to San Casciano in Val di Pesa

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Rental prices

SeasonDates rangeOne WeekTwo weeksMin. stayChange-over day
Low (Promo)25 November 2023 – 19 December 2023€ 525€ 10224 nightsflexible
Winter Holidays20 December 2023 – 6 January 2024€ 845€ 16385 nightsflexible
Low7 January 2024 – 28 February 2024€ 545€ 9944 nightsflexible
Low1 March 2024 – 22 March 2024€ 658€ 12405 nightsflexible
Medium23 March 2024 – 17 May 2024€ 895€ 17327 nightsSaturday
High18 May 2024 – 11 October 2024€ 985€ 18907 nightsSaturday
Medium12 October 2024 – 1 November 2024€ 882€ 16807 nightsSaturday
Low2 November 2024 – 29 November 2024€ 778€ 14567 nightsSaturday

Note on prices and minimum stay: where minimum stay is 7 nights, you can stay less but the price would remain the one of a full week. Stays longer than two weeks are welcome and an extra discount is given. Please contact us for the prices (use the form below).

The price does not include electricity and gas, charged on metered use.

Tourism tax of San Casciano not included: 2 euro per person over 14 years old, applied no more than seven days.

Security deposit for a week stay: 200 euro on arrival, returned at check-out if there are no damages.

Accepted method of payment: bank wire transfer (SWIFT), PayPal (credit/debit cards).

Rental policy

Change-over day is flexible during low season, Christmas and for last minute bookings, while it is Saturday for the rest of the year. More details on the prices table above.

Check-in: from 4PM to night (no extra fee for a late arrival). Check-out: before 10AM.

Contact the owner

Direct contact with the property's owner. No middle man or agent.

Owner name: Flora. On this site since 2007.
Spoken languages: Italian, English, French.

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