Who we are

Who we are

"Villa La Pietra Grezza"  ( The Raw Stone)

The Villa is situated in the medieval hamlet of Bisticci, in a panoramic position among the rolling hills of  Tuscany,  in the Chianti Valdarno area, 18km far from Florence.

  Easily reached from highway A1, it is the ideal  location to spend a         relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside, while at the same time being very  near to the many cultural sites  in Tuscany - such as Florence, Siena, San  Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa.

  The farmhouse, completely  restored in recent years, was once the mansion of the Hunting-Keeper of the  adjoining Bisticci Castle (1450), and is surrounded by olive groves and a forest of chestnut trees, with  cypress trees towering above. The house is surrounded by large gardens,  ensuring a peaceful and pleasant stay. Solitude and privacy is guaranteed in  this relaxing natural environment.

“ Villa La Pietra Grezza ”  let two apartments, " The Lilac" and " Ancient Fireplace", for short-term,  mid-term, long-term rentals.

  The apartments, in characteristic Tuscan  country style, have cotto tile floors, beamed ceilings and are completely  furnished with televisions, dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator with freezer and  centralized heating,  but to autonomous management with production of  warm water. Internet  ADSL wi-fi available.

Cot on   request .

  Only 18km from Florence, and a simple drive down the hill  to the small village of Cellai, this lovely rural estate consists of a gracious  large house divided into two apartments, each with their own private covered  area for outdoor dining , surrounded by terra cotta pots of beautiful flowering  plants.

  The owner, Alberto,  is  conveniently there to offer assistance from directions to the nearest market, to  informing you of upcoming events in the near by towns.

  The apartments are  comfortably furnished, with bed linens provided, towels for both kitchen and  bath, and dish and cooking utensils,  iron and ironing board.

  Electricity and gas are  included when renting by the week, and are pro rated by consumption when  renting by the month.

  Dogs are accepted if well behaved.   

    In the  downstairs office there are  photocopier, phone and fax services available for  guests.   

PayPal  payments are accepted.

Apartment Ancient Fireplace

 Apartment 1- "Antico Camino" ( Ancient   Fireplace ) - Sleeps 2/6

  A typical, Tuscan farmhouse, there is an old   threshing floor in stone in front of the entryway, with a lovely patio area with   covered gazebo, table and chairs for outdoor dining, a barbecue, and chaise   lounges with a large umbrella for afternoons spent relaxing in the garden.

  The   apartment consists of two large bedrooms, a master bedroom with matrimonial   ( queen size ) bed with the walls restored with ancient colours, and the other   containing two beautifully ornate twin beds ( unit able ), dating to over 800   years old. Both bedrooms have wardrobe closets made approximately 100- 150 years   ago and views overlooking the valley below.

  The living area has a double-sofa bed, a television, one easy   chair and a round table with chairs, ideal for games.

ADSL internet wifi available.

  The bathroom is   fully modernized and consists of a sink, bidet and toilet, a shower with water   massage, locker and closet with the washing machine.

  The dining room has an old stone fireplace and   original stone sink under the window, adding to the charm of this charming home. There is an oval rosewood table, seating 6/8, along with a lovely Tuscan   cabinet.

  The kitchen is completely furnished with a table and furniture which is   wooden, with marble ledges.

  There is a ventilated gas oven and stove,   refrigerator with freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave  and dishwasher.

  The garden, from   the opposite side of the threshing floor, is composed of a vast lawn with fruit   trees  and equipped with   table, chairs, hammocks, umbrellas and deck chairs.

  There is private parking.

 

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Apartment The Lilac

 

Apartment 2 - "La Lilla" ( The Lilac ) -  Sleeps 2/5

          This  apartment is located on the top floor, with an enchanting view of the Villa of  Tower to Cona on one side, and a beautiful view of the Valdarno from the other.

  The apartment is reached by a lovely terraced staircase with flowers cascading  from the rocks on one side and antique red roof tiles on the other. There is a  lovely private lawn area with chaise lounges and a sun umbrella for relaxing in  the evenings, with a peaceful view over the countryside and an old brick hay  barn.      

There is also a covered outdoor dining area with a table and chairs  with barbecue, for "al fresco" meals with friends and family.

  This  apartment is composed of two bedrooms, the master bedroom with an iron  capoletto beaten painted bed ( matrimonial or queen size ), dresser and night  tables , and a 900 year old closet.

  The second bedroom has three beds, two of which  can be adjoined to make a matrimonial or queen size.    

There is also an antique  wardrobe closet in this room and a dresser  and night tables with bedside  lamps.

  A folding bed is available

  The bathrooms are fully modernized. The main bathroom has a sink, toilet  and bidet, and a large bathtub with shower; there is also a washing machine. The small second bathroom has a sink  and toilet.

  The sitting room has a television, leather sofa and two armchairs,  two sideboards, built in bookshelves, and a quaint antique stove for cold  winter days.

 There is a large crystal and beaten iron dining table which seats  eight. 

ADSL internet wifi available.

 The modern kitchen has all the comforts you need, including cooking equipment,  a dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer,   gas stove and oven, microwave, kettle and toaster.

 There is private parking.

 

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Where we are

Where We  Are

          La Pietra Grezza is located 400 meters above sea  level in the region of Tuscany known as  Chianti Valdarno, south of Florence.  The house is about 18 km  from Florence, 19 km from Florence Airport-  Peretola, 35 km  from National Park of Casentinesi Forests and Falterona  Mountains, 67 km from Siena  and San Gimignano, 45 km  from Arezzo, and 79 km from Pisa.

  It is easily reached from the A1  motorway ( you can see the map below ) and is an ideal location for  those who want to spend a relaxing and pleasant holiday, but at the same time  want easy access to the most beautiful historic towns in the region. Around  Bisticci there are many old churches ( the "Pieve di San Pietro a  Cascia" with the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art) and castles (Sanmezzano Castle) and the famous Etruscan road  (the Seven Bridges Road)  which begins near Rignano sull'Arno. Along this road you will see some of the  most lovely Tuscan landscapes, along with seven Romanic churches.

  In Cellai (a  drive down the hill) you can catch a bus to and from Florence  and Arezzo. 

  There is a swimming pool 2 km  away and a private riding school 5   km, tennis club 8 km, 9 hole golf course 9 km, and an 18 hole course 25 km.   The outlet  The Mall, in the Leccio locality, is only 8 km away. The centre now hosts the most  prestigious brands outlets.

How to reach La Pietra Grezza

   From North:         Exit  motorway A1 at FIRENZE SUD, go on the connection road and go out on right for  Bagno a Ripoli. Go on SP1 road   for Bagno a Ripoli, San Donato in Collina, Troghi, Cellai.       At Cellai  go on right for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals ). 

   From South:   Exit  motorway A1 at INCISA, go on left for Incisa, take the first on the right ( for Florence),  cross the Arno river and go on   right  on SP1 road for Burchio,  Palazzolo, Le Valli, Cellai.   At Cellai  go on left for Bisticci and La   Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals ).


GPS   Coordinates : Lat.: 45.699373 - Long.: 11.3937235

 

Prices

Prices:

Short term rentals (up to 4 days) from € 80 to € 140 per apartment per  day depending on season and number  of guests; 

Price of  apartments range from 470 € to 850 € weekly, all included, depending on season  and number of Guests;

 from 950 € to 1400 € monthly, plus utilities, depending  on season, apartment and duration.

 Electricity, gas and heating are included when renting by the week, and are pro rated byconsumption  when renting by the month.

  30% deposit  required at the time of booking (either by bank draft or PayPal) and the  balance due two weeks before arrival by bank draft or PayPal  or in cash at the time of your arrival at la Pietra Grezza (  there are no credit card services).

  At arrival a security deposit of euro 200 is required.  

Arrivals must be between 4,00 and  9:00 p.m.  

 Rooms must be left at least at 11:00 a.m.