Villa Rentals in Italy
Home > Italy > Tuscany > Chianti > La Novellina

Italian flag LA NOVELLINA

In Fiano, Tuscany
Sleeps 9 in 5 air-conditioned bedrooms/4 bathrooms + 1 wc; with pool, WIFI, panoramic views; 3,250 sq. ft; rate includes welcome dinner and basic groceries, Tuscan dinner, daily continental breakfast
— walk to a village
Map | More Photos | Customer Reviews | Daytrip Ideas | View Availability | NEW! Video

La Novellina, in Chianti, Tuscany

La Novellina, exterior


living room

living room


double bedroom

gazebo at La Novellina in Chianti, Tuscany

breakfast at La Novellina


La Novellina is a wonderfully renovated farmhouse built around a cental 11th-century tower and located halfway between Florence and Siena, overlooking the Chianti hills. This typical Tuscan house has been completely and respectfully restored. Original materials have been reused wherever possible, resulting in a delightful combination of tradition, authenticity, elegance and comfort — with an unbelievable view that stretches as far as the towers of San Gimignano. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees, La Novellina is part of a sixty-nine acre estate producing extra virgin olive oil.

The little village of Fiano is just a mile away, with a couple of very nice restaurants, and can be reached on foot (over the fields) or in just a few minutes by car. Grocery stores, gas stations, bakeries, post office, bus stop and other services are located three miles away in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. The autostrada linking Siena with Florence is just 15 minutes away, and the ferry to Corsica and Sardinia (65 miles) are within driving distance. The free parking lot in Scandicci for the new tram with shuttle service in and out of Florence is about 20 minutes from La Novellina, or you can take a bus to Florence from Tavarnelle. Within the radius of a few miles, you can find Estruscan tombs, medieval cities, 14th-century castles, and Baroque churches. Or you can just relax at home and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view.

Daily housekeeping (2 hrs) is included, as well as your first night's dinner and basic groceries. Rates also include daily breakfast service (Mon.-Fri.); you will find a steaming breakfast waiting for you in the kitchen, with fresh hot coffee, tea, milk, cereals, freshly baked sourdough toast from the local bakery, with butter and jam. On Tuesday night, you are invited to a genuine typical, simple, informal Italian dinner sourced directly from the villa's garden.

The keyholder is fluent in English and will greet you when you arrive. She is also a great cook and offers cooking classes and cook service. Upon request, she can offer a personalized concierge service to book tours, tickets, restaurant reservations, and help with your daily planning.

The Italian-speaking mother of the owner lives on the estate. She is on hand to help you with any problems that may arise but will be careful not to intrude on your privacy.

La Novellina is built on three floors (3,250 sq ft):

Ground floor:

  • Small entrance hall
  • Large eat-in kitchen built on two levels, with a huge wood-burning pizza oven, stone sink, modern sink, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer
  • 1 double (king) bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower (3 steps up from the main level)

Both the kitchen and the ground floor bedroom can be accessed from the exterior of the villa (avoiding the steps for guests with walking problems), but please be aware that there are a few steps here and there throughout the ground floor.

Second floor:

  • Central hallway
  • Large living and dining room with fireplace and covered balcony
  • 1 double (king) bedroom, en suite bathroom (shower & tub)
  • 1 bedroom with twin beds (cannot be joined as they are located on opposite walls, with a door between them)
  • 1 single bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower

Third floor:

  • 1 double queen bedroom that can be twins, en suite bathroom with shower; access to this bedroom is lower than usual, so watch your head going up the stairs!

Outside is the loggia for dining al fresco, a swimming pool (11 meters x 5 meters), and a bathroom with shower whose entrance is outside the kitchen (especially useful during the pool season).

Amenities: air-conditioned bedrooms, window screens, washer & dryer, Wifi internet access, large refrigerator with icemaker, gas BBQ, satellite TV, telephone for local calls, comfortable extra bed on request.


35 min Florence airport
1 hr Pisa airport
1 hr 33 min Bologna airport
3 hr 22 min Rome airport
3 hr 47 min Milan Malpensa
3 hr 42 min Venice airport
1 km/0.6 mi

Fiano (closest village) coffee bar, small grocery store, restaurant

5 km/3 mi supermarket, bus stop (Tavarnelle Val di Pesa)
28 km/16 mi Florence
38 km/27 mi Siena
25 km/14 mi San Gimignano

2016 Prices


Doorways, Ltd., PO Box 531, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Email: Phone: 610-520-0806 Fax: 610-520-0807 Toll free: 800-261-4460

Italian, French, Spanish villas and apartment rentals

Prices are subject to change and/or currency adjustment.