Services Included in the Price

All that you need to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable vacation in harmony with the surrounding natural environment is included in the rental price of the apartments. Tranquility and privacy are guaranteed and of course, the world renowned Tuscan countryside views.  In the summertime you can swim in the panoramic pool or relax in lounging chairs in the sun or the shade of the gazebo.  You can eat outside in the garden in front of the apartments and there you will find a bar-b-que and fireplace at your disposition for grilling vegetables and meat. Eating outdoors is wonderful in the summer!

The apartments have fully functional kitchens where you will find all that you need to prepare meals:  pots and pans, dishes and glasses and utensils, as well as coffee machines (American style or Espresso), an electric kettle, a toaster, a microwave oven, and a blender. There is everything we thought could help you and if you need some other tool, ask and we will try to get it.

Linens are provided for your stay, as well as pool towels and a hair dryer. The apartments are equipped with air conditioning as well as heating so as to stifle the heat of the summer or warm up the autumn and winter days.  At your disposition you will also find a washing machine, a dryer, and an iron.  For those with small babies, there is a baby crib available that can be put in the parents’ room. For your convenience we have a luggage room for storage.  Check-in is after 5pm and check-out is by 10am. So as to not disturb the other guests, we ask that you not make loud noises or smoke in the apartments.

Parking is free in the courtyard just below the Farmhouse.  Close by there is the Church of Saint Angelo Vico l’Abate, where the famous painting “Madonna col bambino” (Blessed Mother with child) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti was placed originally, and has been recently restored.  We are 15 minutes from Greve in Chianti, 45 minutes from Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano by car.

Olive branch Farmhouse Vicolabate Tuscan countryside


The Swimming Pool

Panoramic swimming pool on top of a hill in the Chianti countryside of Tuscany

In the garden you will find a large swimming pool which is exclusively for the use of the guests. In perfect harmony with the surrounding scenery, a large terrace-solarium circles the pool with gazebos, lounge chairs and tables.

Perfect for those who want to enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside, especially during those hot summer days, and relax in the midst of nature and her sounds.  Recommended for recharging body and soul.

Olive branch Farmhouse Vicolabate Tuscan countryside


Homemade Bread

On Sundays we prepare homemade bread which is baked in the wood-burning oven and offered still warm to our guests.  You can also taste our home-cured meats with the typical Florentine focaccia and try our very own Vicolabate Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Bread baked in a wood oven in Vicolabate Farmhouse in Tuscany
Relax on the lawn with the possibility of using free wifi for internet connection


Less Internet more Nature

The apartments, the garden, and the pool area are all covered by free internet WI-FI connection; you can find the password in your apartment for the access…although we suggest that you “unplug” and take advantage of the beauty of Vicolabate to fully enjoy your holiday!

Olive branch Farmhouse Vicolabate Tuscan countryside


Upon Request

Upon request you can hire a private chef to cook exclusively for you – it could be for a special occasion or simply to try typical Tuscan foods prepared professionally; for example crostini toscani (chicken liver patè on toasted bread), lampredotto ( boiled beef stomach), peposo ( peppery beef stew) papa al Pomodoro ( tomato and bread soup), schiacciata con l’uva ( sweet grape pizza-like cake), bistecca all Fiorentina (grilled T-bone steak Florentine style), ect.  Or you might need a professional babysitter for your children while you take a break without any worries.  Extra cleaning is also provided if it is required or if you have particular needs.  We can reserve taxi service if you desire to go somewhere without using your own car.  We can also organize various tours including wine-tasting, cheese-tasting, and home-cured meat tastings in small family-run farms that produce typical Tuscan products that are certified DOCG (certification for genuine products from a geographical area) and in a few local organic farms.

It is possible to organize Artistic and Cultural Tours in various cities (Firenze, Siena, Pisa, ect) with a certified guide to accompany you, as well as exclusive tours of the local area to admire the local handicrafts. We book tickets for sports and cultural events throughout Tuscany: Calcio storico (Florence), Palio di Siena, Giostra del Saracino, etc. There is also the possibility to do a guided hiking trail on marked paths in the area and beyond so as to immerge yourselves in the spectacular natural environment of the Tuscan hillsides.  Only 3 kilometers away there is the Observatory Luciana, and 5 kilometers away there is a horse riding stable where you can go for rides on the backroads of Chianti.  Bikes and quads are available for rent; quad is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles and it’s perfect for rough terrain. Would you like to try an uncommon experience? And why not a Hot Air Balloon ride over the Chianti hillsides at dawn…?