Good to know

  • Services have to be booked well in advance

Originally constructed in the 11th century as a watchtower along the renowned Via Francigena, which served as a route for merchants and pilgrims traveling from Western Europe to Rome, Villa San Donato stands amidst 30 hectares of land filled with olive groves, fruit trees, horticultural and medicinal herbs, providing panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside.

The villa boasts terracotta flooring, exposed ceiling beams, and a grand fireplace, all adorned with elegant furnishings. Outside, guests can enjoy amenities such as a swimming pool, a vegetable garden available for guests, and an organic farm where olive oil is produced.

The caretaker resides in the farmhouse adjacent to the guests' villa, offering discreet assistance with requested services while ensuring that the guests' privacy is maintained.


The property comprises two houses, with the guest house spanning 300 square meters and situated within the main villa.

On the ground floor, guests will find a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, and a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, offering direct access to the garden. Access to the double bedroom is via three steps from the hall. Additionally, a loggia is present on this floor, providing an outdoor space where guests can find an external bathroom with a shower.

Moving to the main floor, a spacious living room with a fireplace awaits, along with three bedrooms, each equipped with an ensuite bathroom. One of the double bedrooms features an ensuite bathroom with a shower, while another boasts an ensuite bathroom with a tub and separate shower. The third bedroom is a twin room with an ensuite bathroom equipped with a shower. This floor also includes a large living room with a fireplace and access to the loggia.

The top floor hosts a bedroom with a double bed and an ensuite bathroom.

It's important to note that although San Donato has been completely restored, it retains its ancient structure, making it unsuitable for individuals with walking difficulties. The ground floor, where the kitchen, dining room, and one bedroom are located, spans different levels, and access to the top floor bedroom is 10 cm lower than usual.


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Insect Screens
  • Fenced Pool
  • Barbecue

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, One With Ensuite Bathroom And Three With Each With Private Bathrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Hairdryer

Kitchen equipment

  • Fridge And Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air Conditioning On Request
  • Heating
  • Insect Screens
  • Cot
  • Sat Tv
  • Washing Machine And Drier
  • Iron
  • Parking
  • Fenced Swimming Pool

What's included


  • Service Package: €300 Per Week (Includes 2 H Of Daily Cleaning, Garden Maintenance, Pool Cleaning, Electricity And Water)
  • Refundable Security Deposit €1500, Paid In Cash
  • Heating (On Request), According To Consumption
  • Final Cleaning €300 Per Stay
  • Tourist Tax
  • Extra Maid Service On Request
  • Additional Set Of Bed Linen And Towels On Request
  • Extra Bed €500 Per Person Per Week, On Request And With The Owner's Approval
  • Chef Service On Request
  • Cooking Classes
  • Groceries Delivery Service On Request
  • Transfers To And From Airports And Train Stations, And To Florence, Siena And Pisa
  • Guided Tours On Request
  • Wine Tastings
  • Yoga Classes
  • Car Rental On Request


  • Swimming Pool (11 X 5 M) With A Gazebo And Solarium
  • Garden

Nearby Activities


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Where is Villa San Donato ?

Getting here

  • Florence airport 40 min drive
  • Pisa airport 1 h drive
  • Bus 6 km
  • Motorway 12 km
  • Railway station 6 km

Around Villa San Donato

Nestled amidst the picturesque Tuscan hills, with magnificient views of the towers of San Gimignano in the distance, villa San Donato is the ideal spot from where to explore the region’s historic attractions and the artistic treasures of the region’s cultural cities.

While within walking distance to the nearest village and local shop in Fiano, and just a short drive away from Etruscan tombs, 14th-century castles and Baroque churches, approximately an hour's drive from the villa will allow guests to exerience the cultural heritage, renowned landmarks and vibrant atmosphere of Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca.

The myriad of options to enjoy in the surrounding area include wine-tasting tours at local wineries renowned for producing the famous Chianti and Brunello wines, hot air balloon rides, and walks through the nearby fields and woodlands.

Nearby Activities

  • Local shop and restaurants at Fiano 10 min walk
  • Certaldo 20 min drive
  • San Gimignano 30 min drive
  • Siena 45 min drive
  • Florence 50 min drive
  • Pisa 1 h 10 min drive
  • Lucca 1 h 15 min drive

Sleeps: 10
From € 960 ($1037 or £816) per day


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Calendar for Villa San Donato

15% off selected weeks, reduced rate for 2 week bookings or for groups of 6 or fewer guests.

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How to book

Is Villa San Donato perfect for you?

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.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • Service package: €300 per week (includes 2 h of daily cleaning, garden maintenance, pool cleaning, electricity and water)
  • Refundable Security deposit €1500, paid in cash
  • Heating (on request), according to consumption
  • Final cleaning €300 per stay
  • Tourist tax