Costa di Faraggiana is a luxury agriturismo near Cinque Terre, Liguria, and a place to spoil yourself a lot. You can have the full Italian Agriturismo experience on the organic farm with vineyards, olive trees and the finest of food, while also enjoying a full range of spa and wellness treatments; Turkish bath, sauna, sensory shower, various massage and beauty treatments etc. The views are stunning from the farmhouse and there is a nice, and very well positioned to enjoy Read more [...]
Near the city of Pisa, Tuscany, and with easy access to the Florence-Pisa highway, La Lecceta has luxury self catering farmhouses to rent on the grounds of the famous Fattoria Varramista Wine Estate.
The farmhouses have two, three or four bedrooms, to sleep up to eight people, with a minimum stay of three nights. All of them are beautifully decorated in rustic Tuscan farmhouse style and are spacious, comfortable and well equipped.
The estate does a full program of wine tourism which guests are welcome to join and the large estate is lovely to wander around, with acres of vineyards, woodland and gardens which include a nice outdoor swimming pool. The views are pretty special too; open countryside for miles around and the city of Pisa away in the distance.
Their spacious farmhouses range from two to four bedrooms to sleep up to eight people (check your options on the booking page here, and note there is a minimum stay of 3 nights). All are tastefully decorated to accentuate the rustic farmhouse ambience with contemporary facilities; WiFi, satellite TV, air con etc. alongside the wood beamed ceilings, tiled floors, antique furniture and pastel shaded walls.
They have well equipped, modern kitchens plus plenty of space for dining, and drinking some of the fabulous wine that is made on the estate. All the accommodation has a semi private outdoor area too with table and chairs.
The estate is vast and there is a lot to explore. There is an outdoor swimming pool in the beautifully tended lawns and all around are vineyards, olive groves and woodland. It is classic rural Tuscany; lovely to wander around and somewhere you can usually spot some local wildlife in the quiet of the evening, deers, wild pigs and rabbits for example.
Whether wine is an interest of yours or not a vineyard and wine cellar tour at the fattoria is interesting and educational. You can also buy some of their excellent wines (reds from sangiovese and syrah grapes), grappa, extra virgin olive oil and nocino (walnut liqueur) to take home.
The accommodation is all self catering and there is no restaurant at the fattoria but you have some good options for dining within five or ten minutes drive of the property, plus some shops, supermarkets, farmer’s markets etc. to stock up on groceries.
The location is super convenient for those travelling between Florence and Pisa. Though the estate is peaceful and quiet it is just minutes from the main Firenze-Pisa highway. It is nearer Pisa of course, the city centre being less than a half an hour away, while Florence can be reached in under an hour.
We’d recommended that you hire a car but if coming by train, the nearby town of San Romano can be reached in about an hour from Florence and from there the rest of the journey can be down by taxi in about ten minutes. From Pisa you can reach Pontedra by train in less than a half an hour and from there a taxi should also take no more than ten minutes.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“The apartment (3 bedrooms) was HUGE! Loads of space for us and our three children to spread out in. The quality of the furniture and crockery etc was high, all very clean and well kept. The grounds were spacious and the views from the windows were beautiful. Great WiFi, Sky on the TV (with Sky movies), and the complimentary bottle of wine from the estate was great. Gianluca, our host, was professional and helpful and informative. We would highly recommend…”
“The property is beautiful, the apartment was large and perfect for our group. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating. We really enjoyed our stay… ”
Address: Via Ricavo Varramista 8
Montopoli in Val d'Arno
- Laundry Facilities
- Swimming Pool