Borgo Rinnovato 46

6 Tuscan Villas and two pools for 46 guests : near Figline Valdarno

Borgo Rinnovato is a recently and luxuriously renovated group of buildings, once part of a Tuscan farming estate south of Florence.

There are 6 villas and two swimming pools, with space for 46 guests. The estate also has a library, a conference room/theatre, a private restaurant and a wine and oil tasting room, making the villas here perfect for workations, conferences, as well as weddings and family gatherings.

Accommodation

The properties on the estate are:

Balconata

An entryway has sliding doors to two double bedrooms, each with garden access and an ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms are beautifully finished off with stylish fabrics and country antiques, while bathrooms feature twin sinks and travertine stonework.

A stairway from the entry hall leads up to the kitchen, whose clean lines and modern appliances blend well with the beams and original flooring which frame it. A spacious sitting/dining room spans the width of the house. At one end there is a round marble-topped dining table for four near French doors that open to a balcony overlooking the garden; at the other end, two sofas are bathed in light from two French doors leading to a generous wrap-around balcony overlooking the estate’s central piazza. The balcony extends and gently follows the path leading down to the garden.

Capriata

Entrance is either up the stone stairwell to the balcony terrace or through a door into the ground floor entry hall. From the entryway two steps lead down to a corridor off of which there are three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, all facing and having independent access to the front square and each with a bathroom. Of these bathrooms, two are ensuite and one has both bathtub and separate shower.

Upstairs a study with armchairs awaits a reader with an inspiring guidebook. Open doorways to a larger living room with comfortable sofa and armchairs in front of an open fireplace and French doors that access a furnished balcony with sweeping views of the hamlet square as well as the rising estate woodlands. Sliding doors lead from the living room to a large eat-in kitchen with a double fireplace and an expandable dining table that welcomes extra guests for dinner.

Portico

Portico has a large sitting room whose earlier role as a kitchen is seen in the presence of the original hamlet bread oven. Now its sofa, armchairs and attractive antiques clearly create a comfortable place for guests to relax and reflect on or plan their excursions.

To one side French doors provide a view of the piazza, buffered by the porch; to the other side an open doorway leads to a charming eat-in kitchen with vaulted ceiling, country fireplace and a round marble-topped dining table for 8. On the ground floor there is also a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and independent outdoor access. Upstairs there is a laundry room and three further bedrooms – one twin and two doubles. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with twin sinks and one of the double bedrooms has a small loggia from which to look out over life in the central square and listen to the gentle splashing of the fountain.

Pilastri

This villa has its own private pool.

Entrance to the property is via a gate into the large private garden with Pilastri’s private swimming pool with a columned portico at one end, and furnished with sun beds.

Five sets of French doors provide entrance and light into the whole of the ground floor. There is an eat-in kitchen with a table for 8 and a large room with a beautifully coffered ceiling whose living and dining areas are separated by a painted screen. The dining area has a table for 8, while the living area has sofas, armchairs and a round table for cards or board games all set near easy access to the garden.

Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom with an ensuite travertine-dressed bathroom and independent access to the garden, making this an ideal suite for those needing or wishing to avoid the stairs. At one end of the long living area is a door to the laundry room and at the other a stairway. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms; each has an ensuite bathroom and in two cases also a separate shower. When extra bedrooms are needed a door leads to a corridor with two spacious suites, with double bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, taking the total occupancy to 12.

Terrazzino

Entrance is via an ancient stone footbridge from a garden with apple trees, directly to the living room. Wide doorways lead into a further sitting area which connects to an eat-in kitchen with a round marble-topped table for 6 and a traditional open fireplace and comfortable armchair. French doors from the kitchen lead out to a furnished loggia with a view of the entrance to the hamlet library. Also on this level is a double bedroom with a four-poster bed and an ensuite travertine-dressed bathroom with twin sinks.

A stone stairway winds down to a short hallway off of which are two twin bedrooms, each with a long hallway with generous closet space that runs from the bedroom to an ensuite bathroom. An open archway leads into another sitting area with a sofa, attractive antiques and a door out to a walkway leading to the central hamlet piazza. Laundry facilities for this house are in an external laundry room near the lower entrance.

Lunetta

While all the ground floor bedroom suites have independent garden access, general entrance may be through the sunny patio and shade of the furnished portico into the kitchen. A long corridor beyond the kitchen runs the length of the house and leads to all three bedrooms – two doubles and one twin bedroom, each with its own ensuite bathroom that features twin sinks and a tub with overhead shower facilities.

A stairway mid-corridor leads up to a very spacious living room with a sofa, armchairs and satellite TV, as well as double wide French doors opening to a furnished balcony terrace from which to enjoy views of the woodlands that rise towards the Pratomagno mountains. Flagstone paths around the house lead to a table situated for private outdoor dining.

Features

Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • All ensuite
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 23 Bedrooms. All Bedrooms, Except One At Villa Capriata, Have Ensuite Bathroom
  • 23 Bathrooms
  • Hair Dryer

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee Maker (American And Italian)
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave (On Request)

Amenities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Fans Or Portable Fans Available On Request
  • Cot And High Chair Available On Request
  • Satellite Tv
  • Plenty Of Shared Space In Main Estate
  • The Billiard Hall Is Equipped With A Gaming Table For Cards, Chess Or Board Games
  • Renaissance Open Fireplace In The Billiard Hall And Several Wood Stoves In The Library. When There Is A Fireplace In The House, It Is Not To Be Used
  • On-Site Restaurant, Serving Breakfast And Dinner On Request
  • Furnished Outdoor Areas In Private Garden At Villas Balconata, Terrazzino, Capriata And Portico
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer

What's included

  • Daily Cleaning Included (1 H/Day, Excluding Sunday), With Mid-Week Linen Change, Except At Villa Pilatri, Where Twice A Week Cleaning And Mid-Week Linen Change Is Included
  • Final Cleaning Included
  • Pool Towels Provided

Extras

  • Airport Transfers Available On Request
  • Babysitting Available On Request
  • Extra Linen Change Available On Request
  • Extra Cleaning And Laundry Service Available On Request
  • Home-Grown Produce Virgin Olive Oil, Vin Santo, Zolfini Beans
  • On-Site Restaurant Available On Request
  • Cooking Lessons, Available On Request
  • Organizing Assistance Available For Events In Estate Theatre, Restaurant, Enoteca And Library
  • Spa Massage Room On Site
  • Air Conditioning €10 Per Room Per Day, Payable On Site
  • Central Heating Is Charged On Consumption, €1.30 Per Cubic Metre Of Gas, Payable On Site
  • Cautionary Deposit Required

Outdoors

  • The 6 Villas Shared An Enormous Swimming Pool (10 M X 20 M)
  • Villa Pilastri Has A Private Swimming Pool (6 M X 11.5 M) In Enclosed Garden And A Portable Barbecue, To Be Reserved In Advance
  • Wine-Tasting On-Site Available In The Enoteca

Nearby Activities

  • Tennis Courts At Castelfranco Di Sopra, 10 Km Or Montevarchi, 10 Km
  • 18-Hole Golf Course At Circolo Del Golf Dellugolino, 30 Km
  • Horse Riding At Stables Near Reggello, 7 Km
  • Bike Rental In Figline Valdarno, 10 Km. Rental And Excursions Can Be Arranged On Prior Request
  • Read more about the area around Borgo Rinnovato

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Where is Borgo Rinnovato ?

Getting here

  • Florence Airport: under 1h
  • Pisa Airport: 1h 30 min
  • Rome Airport: 2 h 45 min
  • Figline Valdarno railway station 20 min
  • San Giovani Valdarno railway station 20 min

Around Borgo Rinnovato

Borgo Rinnovato is perfectly located to discover why Tuscany has been and remains a destination of choice. Being in the Valdarno, the wide valley through which the Arno River meanders, Florence, the famed city that straddles it immediately comes to mind. Leaving your car at the Figline or San Giovanni Valdarno free station lots, hourly direct trains will easily bring you to the heart of this Renaissance treasure chest where world-famous museums, frescoed churches, graceful bridges and historic piazzas are all accessible on foot, with sustaining gelato stops along the way of course.

The road south arrives at another major Tuscan city, Arezzo. Believed to have been one of the 12 most important Etruscan cities and always a center of commerce, still today Arezzo’s artisans and merchants enliven its medieval center, especially on the first Sunday of the month and the previous Saturday when its Antiquarian Fairs fill the streets with ‘treasures’. June and September visitors delight in Piazza Grande’s costumed Saracen Joust, while visitors the year round seek out the splendid frescoes of Piero della Francesca.

If bustling historic cities and a church too many begin to fatigue, there are other options. Designer outlets are half an hour away for those whose preferences lean to Italian styling and a good bargain. And in less than an hour winding cypress-lined roads through the Chianti region lead to small towns such as Gaiole-, Greve- or Radda in Chianti, known world-wide for what fills a wine glass and the delicious food that accompanies it.

Should small-scale exploration suit you best, head to nearby Loro Ciuffenna, a delightful medieval town built around a Romanesque bridge spanning the mountain torrent that powered the many water mills producing chestnut flour. Though the mills have ceased to flow, there are charming restaurants, an art museum dedicated to a native son Venturino Venturi and only 1 km out of town in Gropina the impressive Pieve di San Pietro, the oldest (774 A.D.), best preserved Romanesque parish church in Tuscany.

Yet even before hopping into the car to go exploring, the estate’s wooded panorama, reaching as high as the Pratomagno mountains, may well inspire guests to follow paths through their 800 hectares. Or perhaps join a guided hike and wine tasting tour through the nearby village of Castelfranco whose dramatic landscape and colourful eroded shapes, the ‘Balze’, featured in the background of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’. Certainly, with stables nearby and bikes easily arranged, life in the slow lane is a wonderful way to discover your surroundings, and with a beautiful house as your base and a restorative pool at hand, a Tuscan holiday will soon find its rightful rhythm.

Nearby Activities

  • Nearest restaurants and supermarkets in Pian Di Scò and Reggello, 5 min
  • Weekly markets in Figline Valdarno 17 min and Montevarchi 30 min
  • Loro Ciuffenna 16 km
  • Prada outlet and the mall outlet stores in Incisa, 30 min
  • Chianti villages 50 min
  • Florence 45 min
  • Arezzo 50 min
  • Papolano spas 1 h
  • Siena around 75 min

Sleeps: 46
From € 5364 per day

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For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

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Booking Notes

  • Cautionary deposit required
  • Air conditioning €10 per room per day, payable on site
  • Central heating is charged on consumption, €1.30 per cubic metre of gas, payable on site