Il Casolare / San Vincenzo a Torri in Chianti

$ 12,866 /wk
10 +2
Heated PoolParkingA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVTerrace/Balcony
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Exquisite designer farmhouse beautiful inside and out. Be pampered.

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Il Casolare is a not a typical Tuscan farmhouse. Instead it is a 5-star, 3800 sq ft luxury farmhouse sitting on 124 acres for people who want to pamper themselves. It has been so beautifully restored and meticulously and lovingly maintained, that it is in a class by itself.

Located in the heart of the Chianti wine region, Casolare is 14 kilometers (8.6 miles) southwest of Florence and within an hour drive of San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca and Pisa. It’s just a bit farther to the chic beach resorts of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi.

The village of San Vincenzo a Torri is a mile away, with coffee bar, bakery and grocery store. Montelupo Fiorentino, an important ceramics center, is 3 kilometers away. Cerbaia is a few minutes' drive, with many shops and services. There is a train station in Montelupo, which is one public transportation option to Florence, but the best way to Florence is to drive to one of the new tram stops in Scandicci (10 min away, with ample parking). Trams run continuously (every 5 min) and take only 12 minutes to whisk to the center of Florence.

The farm has been in the owner's family since 1970. In 2007, the present owner lovingly renovated the house, built in the 1800's. She lives on the property, speaks English well, and is a rich resource of information about the best shops, the best chefs, and the best day trips. Our guests all adore her and appreciate the fact that she is fun, attentive, informative but never intrusive.

A cypress-lined drive leads past vineyards and olive groves to Il Casolare, nestled within 124 acres of land, where olives, grapes, fruit and other products are grown. The grounds offer several lovely different spots for relaxing or dining al fresco. From dawn until dusk, the terrace and covered loggia invite you to enjoy the warmth and spirit of the Tuscan countryside. There is also an outdoor pizza oven.  

A swimming pool (50' x 16', that can be heated at additional cost) is located on the south side of the house, in a spot that enjoys all-day sunshine. The rolling countryside is ideal for mountain biking, running, walking and hiking. For kids there is a ping-pong table. Nearby you will find tennis courts, a squash center and a golf course.

Il Casolare is a non-smoking property.

Reviews for Il Casolare

  • F.R.
    June 26, 2017

    Our happy band of travelers spent a lovely week with Xenia at her most excellent Chianti villa. Not a single detail was overlooked during our stay. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and well appointed. (Hey fellow Americans: There are screens in the windows! A real bonus!) Our group agreed to eat all breakfasts and dinners at the villa so we could maximize our sight-seeing time. We were really happy we did. The morning repast was delicious and the evening meals delizioso. There is an outdoor pizza oven which provided the centerpiece for an entertaining evening of great food, great beverages and several raucous choruses of Volare (Dean Martin version). On another evening Xenia engaged a world renowned chef to prepare a special meal whose star was a delicious pork roast. The swimming pool got some use after we returned from our day trips and the property is large enough (and pretty enough) to take an evening or morning stroll. The views from the villa are excellent. Every morning we could see hot air balloons from our vantage point. If you ever had any second thoughts of renting a villa in Tuscany, put those concerns away. This property is perfetto.

  • M. Duckworth
    March 18, 2015

    Our family made it home safely last week and are, sadly, already back into our ordinary routines. My wife and I wanted you to know how grateful we are for your help with our trip and the other resources you helped us to identify.

    Ludovica was very helpful and the guides she connected us with were each amazing. We got so much more out of every experience as a result of their guidance. I can't imagine doing a trip like this without guides as knowledgeable, patient and kind as each of the ones we met.

    The worst part about our return home is that we are no longer in the in the good company and care of Xenia. Her villa, Casolare, is spectacular, but it lives in the shadow of her spirit. We literally felt sick about leaving her and the property. I promise that we will be sending friends and clients to you who need assistance planning their own version of this experience.

    We are very fortunate to be able to travel as much as we do. And while we've been on many trips, this adventure was our best to date — by a fair margin. Casolare, Xenia and her wonderful team were definitely the highlight. 

    Thank you for the part you played in making this all come together. 

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The Villa


Living room (air conditioned), dining room, professional kitchen and large covered outdoor dining and lounge areas with beautiful views over the hills.


Il Casolare has five bedrooms. Each has cast iron beds, en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, multi-country DVD player, internet access, telephone, individual heating and air conditioning. Three of the bedrooms can have a single bed added (70 cm x 190 cm).

  • Menta (2+1) King bedroom with large en suite bathroom (sink, bathtub and separate shower, WC and bidet) – and pull out sofa bed, if necessary, to accomodate an extra person. 
  • Lavanda (2+1) King bed (can be divided to make twin beds) en-suite bathroom with large marble shower and single sink – single bed can be added.
  • Salvia King bed that can be divided to make two twin beds and marble en-suite bathroom with double sink and combination bathtub/shower.
  • Prezzemolo (2) with a  queen bed (160cm x 200cm), en-suite bathroom with single sink, bidet and large shower) 
  • Cantina (2) ground floor queen bedroom with separate entrance. The queen bed cannot be separated. En-suite marble bathroom has shower and single sink.


Large in ground swimming pool  (50 x 16 ft), wood burning pizza oven.  Several areas for outdoor dining. Large vegetable garden.


Il Casolare is fully staffed (staff lives on the premises) and includes daily maid service, pool and garden maintenance.  A farmhouse country breakfast is served daily with  fresh fruit, cereals, yogurts, eggs, local cheese and meats, an assortment of breads, and their own organic preserves. Guests can arrange lunch and dinner directly with the in-house chef for an extra charge. Cooking classes are available, on request. 

Additional Features

  • Internet access is provided, as well as Samsung Smart TV's
  • The villa has an extensive DVD collection
  • A car is required to stay at Casolare
  • Outdoor pizza oven 


  • Terrace/BalconyStaff IncludedWine Cellar
  • Closest store or village: 3.0 km
Closest Village/Services
  • Parking
  • Heated Pool
  • TennisGolf (within 30 minutes)
  • PhoneFAXInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral HeatWindow Screens
  • Laundry service on request at additional cost

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
2020 Weekly Rates
Jan 5 - Dec 13$12,866

*Il Casolare is not available over Christmas and New Years holidays. Check in day is flexible during the off season.

Additional Information

  • Linens (midweek, with change of bath towels)
  • Utilities including heat in winter and air conditiong in summer (not including cost to heat pool)
  • Daily maid service
  • Pool towels
  • Garden & pool maintenance
  • Final cleaning
  • Welcome and goodbye dinners
  • Daily breakfast
  • Bathroom amenity pack
  • Free use of WiFi Internet
  • Fax and printer use
  • Porter service for luggage (on request)
  • The pool can be heated for an additional fee, and must be requested in advance of your stay. 
    • Pool heat is €650/wk.
  • Phone is metered and based on usage.
  • Honesty bar
  • Laundry service on request
  • Lunches and dinners can be prepared on request by in-house chef, prices vary depending on menu.
  • Formal dinner with well renowned chef 
  • Day trip itineraries can be arranged with your hostess
  • The following third party services can be arranged at Casolare:
    • In-house holistic treatments including Thai massage, Reflexology and Shiatsu.
    • Pedicures and Manicures
    • Cooking lessons with locally-based internationally renowned chef at his villa
    • Tickets for a specified day and time to visit the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries can be arranged (the galleries do charge you for this service enabling you to avoid the queues).
    • Transfer from Florence rail station or Pisa/Florence airports
    • A private driver can be arranged to take you to and from the various historical towns
    • Wine tasting in the Chianti or Bolgheri region
    • A private tour guide can be arranged for Florence, Siena and/or Lucca.

Security Deposit

$2,500 payable by check to Doorways and refunded a month after your stay less any damage or unpaid fees.

  • Il Casolare is a non-smoking property.
  • Access to the kitchen is limited to staff.



San Vicenzo a Torri1.6 km (1 mile)
Florence14 km (8.4 mi)
Montelupo Fiorentino3 km (1.8 mi)
Train Station in Montelupo0.6 km (3.6 mi)
Scandicci (tram to Florence)10 km (6 mi)
Siena1 hr 10 min
Lucca1 hr
Beaches1 hr 15 min

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Doorways Ltd.
(800) 261-4460USA & Canada
(610) 520-0806International
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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