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La Valle, Montaione, Tuscany

25% discount on July/Aug2015 dates at La Valle. Min 3 nights.

La Valle, Montaione, Tuscany

 25% discount off the list prices for all remaining dates at La Valle between 4th July – 29th August 2015. Flexible weekday arrivals possible. Minimum 3 nights.

7 apartments with shared pool and tennis court.

Approx. 300 metres from the property there is a shopping centre with a supermarket, which is also open on Sundays

Just 1 km from the small town of Montaione with all kinds of shops etc. 

Visit San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence, Siena, the Chianti winemaking area and the beautiful Tuscan coast.

45km from Florence. Tuscany.

Apartment details


Book La Valle here


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Gorgeous gardens at Casa Lorena

Shady gazebo for outdoor dining within sight of the private pool

Sleep like a lord under your own chandelier

Casa Lorena in the village of Pieve San Giovanni has a gorgeous garden with lots of natural shade.

You can dine outdoors under a leafy gazebo and swim in a private pool which is exclusively for your use.

And there’s a grocery store and restaurant within 30 metres, so all the basics are on tap.

Casa Lorena.

Sleeps up to 6.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Rental prices from just Euro 606 per week.

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Here’s what our customer Mrs B.D. of Bristol, UK wrote about her family holiday at Villa degli Olivi, just 1.5km from the medieval town of Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany:

Villa degli Olivi

Villa degli Olivi

Had fabulous holiday. Villa Degli Olivi was absolutely beautiful and Aida and Massimo were so kind and welcoming and truly lovely to my 90 year old mum who was very keen to practice her rusty Italian!!

My ‘children’ thought the pool and grounds were magnificent, kept lush and green with gorgeous flowers and the pool has a proper deep end which in our experience is unusual, but for teenagers makes a really massive difference to their enjoyment of using the pool.

Diving into The pool at Villa degli Olivi

Diving into the pool at Villa degli Olivi

We have been holidaying as an extended family for donkeys years (since 1986?) but really loved this villa a lot. Castiglion Fiorentino is a very pretty local town, particularly with the station which we found very useful as you suggested (Florence and Rome for some) and two fantastic restaurants we went to. (Steak connoisseur brother thought best ever!)

Outdoor dining at Villa degli Olivi

Outdoor dining at Villa degli Olivi

Many, many thanks for helping organise such a wonderful and memorable family holiday”

Mrs B.D., Bristol, UK

Pizza oven at Villa degli Olivi

Pizza oven at Villa degli Olivi

If you are planning a holiday in Italy for a large group, One Stop Italy can find you the perfect venue. We specialise in family reunions, special birthday celebrations with groups of friends, accommodation for wedding parties. Start by taking a look at our large villas with pool in Italy.


Tel: +44 (0)1603 812212 and talk to Gill or Adrian.

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From Gillian at One Stop Italy.

Casa Federico, on the Tuscan/Umbrian border

Just had to pass on details of a great value-for-money Italian villa for which we are already taking bookings for 2011. (Sorry, it’s already fully booked for the whole of July and August 2010.)

You can see photos and full details of Casa Federico here. Prices range from Euro 1080 (approx £930)  to  Euro 1800 (approx £1550) per week, depending on when you stay.

Situated on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, Casa Federico sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. It has a large equipped private garden, private swimming-pool, barbecue and gazebo. It also satisfies the growing demand from our customers for villas which are within walking distance of a town or village : the house is just 1km from Mercatale di Cortona which has all kinds of shops.

Book Casa Federico now, here.

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From: One Stop Italy. Bookings and Enquiries:  +44 (0)1603 812212 or contact us here.

Le Mura at San Gimignano

Le Mura - just 300m from San Gimignano. The photo says it all!

When you’ve been arranging holidays in Italy for over 20 years, certain trends emerge.

At the very beginning, people were most interested in houses which were within easy travelling distance of the great centres of art: Florence, Rome, Venice etc. Essentially they were there for the culture.

The next big thing was swimming pools, as rural farmhouses started to be restored and rented out to holidaymakers.  So you could combine lolling around in your private villa with day trips to churches, galleries, museums etc.  Something for everyone.

Next it was the beach … a villa with a private pool, access to the coast and also places of historical interest.

And now?

Well it’s the simple life really. The most frequent request we have nowadays is for a villa or farmhouse apartment within walking distance of a town or village with shops and a restaurant or two. It seems that people want to go out in the evening without having to worry about drinking and driving in unfamiliar territory. And they love strolling to the local shops each day for their bread, fruit and veg, ice creams etc. Click on the link for a few more examples of  properties to rent in or just outside Italian towns and villages.

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From One Stop Italy. Bookings and enquiries: +44 (0)1603 812212.

The recent disruption to flights caused by the volcanic ash cloud has got me thinking about holiday rentals I’ve arranged for customers who’ve travelled to Italy by train. Not only that, but they’ve no car during their stay either.  So everything needs to be accessible on foot or by public transport.  Our holiday accommodation called San Casciano, near Florence, certainly fits the bill.

  • A food shop is approx. 300 m away
  • The centre of the town of San Casciano Val di Pesa with all kinds of shops is only 500 m away
  • Florence (accessible by public transport) approx. 15 km

Garden and Pool at San Casciano

San Casciano apartments, near Florence

San Casciano apartments and pool

San Casciano apartments - gardens

This property has been recently restored and turned into 4 apartments (one of which is occupied by the owners) offering comfortable furnished interiors. Each apartment sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. The property enjoys panoramic views and is in an ideal location for those wishing to be in walking distance of a town and at the same time enjoy the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside.

See more details and photos of San Casciano apartments here

Rental rates range from Euro 518 – Euro 863 per week, depending on when you wish to stay.

As always we are here to offer help and advice to anyone wanting to holiday in Italy … however you plan to get there!

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From One Stop Italy.  Speak to us on +44 (0) 1603 812212. Book here.

One of the most frequent requests we receive is for suggestions of countryside villas and apartments with swimming pool near enough to walk to a small town or village. In some cases clients do not want to hire a car at all,  so it is doubly important that they have food shops and restaurants very close by.

We have arranged many successful holidays at villas and apartments which do indeed offer the best of both worlds – in a rural location yet very near to facilities.

If you are looking for a villa with private pool within walking distance of a town or village, please check out our webpage :


If you are looking for a villa or apartment with shared pool within walking distance of a town or village, please check out our webpage:


Walking distance to Lugliano, near Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany

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