The agriturismo La Tinaia, is situated in a panoramic and tranquil position just outside of Florence in an area called Scandicci. The 5 apartments are furnished with a kitchen and are exceptionally spacious with an abundance of natural light.
The owners live on the property, and while respecting the privacy of their guests, they are always present to assist in finding a restaurant, reserve tickets at a museum or help ideas for a day around Tuscany. They particularly enjoy sharing their wine and olive oil with their guests.
Only a short drive will take you to many interesting points throughout Tuscany, including Florence, Pisa, and even San Gimignano. Enjoy the pool, garden and BBQ or take a short walk to the nearby restaurant for an authentic Tuscan meal.
The Green Hills of Florence
The family run agriturismo La Tinaia, situated only 10 km from Florence features five independent apartments for couples, small groups of friends and families of up to 5 persons. The restored Tuscan farmhouse is completely surrounded by a fresh cut green garden, with splashes of roses, fruit trees and aromatic plants. Tina and Franco, your hosts, also maintain a olive grove and vineyard where they produce award winning olive oil and DOCG & IGP wines.
The antique farm was totally renovated by the owners to create not only a home for themselves as they experimented with making wine and olive oil, but friendly and welcoming accommodations for guests to Tuscany. Each of the 5 holiday apartments features a kitchen furnished for preparing breakfast or light meals. There is WiFi throughout the structure and the apartments have Sat TV.
Classical Tuscan Decor
Simply, yet tastefully decorated, the owners chose to compliment the typical Tuscan architecture with a collection furniture from the 1800’s. There is a garden areas dedicated to each apartment where it is possible to enjoy a leisurely meal. The inviting crystal clear pool is in a panoramic position to capture the warm Tuscan sun all day long.
On the ground floor, there are two independent apartments: Erica and Ginestra, named after flowers that grow wild on the hills of Tuscany. Ginestra is a one room suite with a full bathroom and kitchen. The room is 35 mq and is discreetly divided into two areas with an antique screen. Both apartments feature a shady patio, SAT TV and ceiling fans. The apartment Erica, with one double bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen and a living room with sofa bed, is located next door. These two apartments can be rented together for up to 6 persons.
On the second floor, promising picture perfect views of the Florentine countryside, vineyards and olive groves you will find the apartments La Vigna, Il Bosco and I Cipressi. The smallest of the three is La Vigna, with a double bedroom on the second floor of the apartment. Il Bosco, the largest of all the apartments, features two bedrooms, one of which is on the mezzanine. There is one bathroom with a shower and a full kitchen. All three of these apartments are equipped with AC. The last apartment, I Cipressi has two double bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and an eat-in kitchen.
Wine & Extra Vigin Olive Oil
The owners live on the property and are available to assist their guests make the most of the holiday in Tuscany. La Tinaia is a fully functional farm, and the guests are invited to savor their products and visit the small cantina. Located on the ground floor is a tasting room, where their flavorful extra virgin olive oil and red, white and rosè wine can be tasted and purchased.
Within walking distance to La Tinaia is a small but very popular restaurant. However, save at least one day for Tina and Franco, who during the high season like to cook a real Tuscan meal using veggies from the garden, seasonal fruit and of course their wines. You could taste a plate of homemade pasta with wild boar sauce or a delicious pork filet “in crosta”. The idea is to give everyone a chance to become acquainted, make new friends and tell of their adventures exploring Tuscany.
Go Where Your Heart Wanders
And there is so much to explore -- just starting with Florence! Close to La Tinaia is the Scandicci - Firenze tram, which runs regularly and will take you to the city center. No parking, no navigating traffic, and no getting lost. For the days that you wish to venture into Chianti, visit San Gimignano or tour the streets and Duomo of Siena, you will find that the agriturismo is conveniently located close to main roads.