La Novellina

Fiano – Certaldo (Florence)
From €6,000.00 per week

Fiano – Certaldo (Florence)

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  • From €6,000.00 per week

In Fiano, Chianti
Sleeps 10 guests in 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Features include a pool, WIFI, staff and outstanding views. Price includes welcome dinner and basic groceries, daily continental breakfast, daily maid service — walk to a village
La Novellina is an independent villa with a private garden and swimming pool.
Elegantly furnished La Novellina has a large garden with a pool and provides every possible modern convenience.

La Novellina is a wonderfully renovated farmhouse which central structure is a tower of the 11th century. The villa is located just between Florence and Siena overlooking the tuscan hills. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees in a landscape modeled by centuries of farmers’ patient toil. The views encompass the Castle of Santa Maria Novella and stretch as far as the towers of San Gimignano across the rolling countryside.

The house is set on three floors and sleeps up to ten people. It is spacious (3,250 sf) with five air conditioned bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is an elegant sitting room with a fireplace, two small halls and a big eat-in kitchen with a wood burning oven. It is furnished with original antiques. Two loggias, garden with lawn furniture, BBQ and a round swimming pool. Dishwasher washing machine, clothes dryer, large refrigerator with freezer and ice maker, Air Conditioning in the bedrooms, HI-FI, Satellite TV. Mosquito Screens. Telephone only for local calls, Internet Connection, Mobile cell phone for long distance calls

The keyholder is fluent in English and will greet you when you arrive. She is also a great cook and offers cooking classes and cook service. Upon request, she can offer a personalized concierge service to book tours, tickets, restaurant reservations, and help with your daily planning.

Ground floor (sleeps 2)

  • Small entrance hall•Large eat-in kitchen built on two levels, with a huge wood-burning pizza oven, stone sink, modern sink, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer
  • Double (king) bedroom, en-suite bathroom with tub (three steps up from the main level)
  • Both the kitchen and the ground floor bedroom can be accessed from the exterior of the villa (avoiding the steps for guests with walking problems), but please be aware that there are a few
    steps here and there throughout the ground floor.
  • Small bathroom near the kitchen, accessed from outdoor loggia

Second floor (sleeps 6)

  • Central hallway
  • Large living and dining room with fireplace and covered balcony
  • Double (king) bedroom, en-suite bathroom (shower & tub)
  • Bedroom with twin beds (cannot be joined as they are located on opposite walls, with a door between them)
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower

Third floor (sleeps 2)

Double queen bedroom that can be twins, en-suite bathroom with shower. Access to this bedroom has a lower-than-usual ceiling, so watch your head going up the stairs.


Outside is the loggia for dining al fresco, a swimming pool (11 meters x 5 meters), and a bathroom with shower entranced from outside the kitchen — especially useful during the pool season.

Amenities: air-conditioned bedrooms, window screens, washer & dryer, Wifi internet access, large refrigerator with icemaker, gas BBQ, satellite TV, telephone for local calls, comfortable extra bed on request.

Testamonial 2015 (K. Hancock)

“We had a wonderfully , warm greeting with Susanne and Monica when we finally arrived on the Saturday afternoon . La Novellina was absolutely fantastic and surpassed all expectations . Of course the icing on the cake was Monica and all the family fell in love with her . Her cheerful morning greetings and wonderful surprises for breakfast each morning were a highlight . Monica also prepared 3 evening meals , one in the dining room , which were all wonderful .

We thought the villa and facilities were really great and the children loved the pool as the weather was perfect . We also bumped into and had a few conversations with Nick who was very helpful – I am sure he comes from a very nice family . Helen in fact also had a chat to Luisa on the Monica’s phone just as we were leaving and expressed our thoughts about our time at La Novellina .

We have many fond memories to recount and are so glad we chose La Novellina ! Many thanks for all your help Jane and very best wishes – will be in touch again when planning our next trip to Italy – our favourite European country !

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Air Conditioning


Arrive and Relax Package


Daily Breakfast


Fireplace / Heating




Swimming Pool


Terrace / Alfresco Dining


Walk To Village



Extra Optional Services


Airport Transfer


Cooking class




Hot Air Ballooning


Private Chef


Wine Tour

Pricing and Availability

Dates Guests Price per week
Low Rest of year 10 €6,000.00
Mid 7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 – October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
10 €6,750.00
High June 30 – September 1 10 €7,250.00

* Prices are quoted in Euros and calculated according to the CBA selling rate. Prices are subject to change in AUD due to currency flucuations. (Currency converter)

Pricing Notes



  • Maid service 3 hrs. per day Monday to Saturday (except public holidays)
  • Gardner 6 days per week and pool cleaning
  • Continental breakfast service Monday to Saturday


  • Air conditioning only in the bedrooms metered with a bonus of 50 per week

UTILITIES ARE METERED with a bonus of 50 Euros per week

Guests will pay only the amount exceeding 50 Euros

  • Final cleaning Euro 300

Extra person bed/crib 500 euro per week (does not matter if the 1 person is a baby or an adult)

  • Pool opening dates May 2 to September 26
  • Pool towels included
  • Bed linens changed weekly (Saturday)
  • Bath linens changed on Wed and Sat
  • Pets not allowed


Security deposit Euro 1000

Utility deposit for and Heating 100 Euro per week

  • Arrive & Relax Package
  • Continental Breakfast Monday to Saturday***
  • Save 4%

Special notes and restrictions:

  • For more than 3 children please inquire
  • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro

***ITALIAN BREAKFAST SERVICE: with fresh hot coffee, tea, milk, cereals, freshly baked sourdough from the local bakery, with butter and jam.

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