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La Crivellina

Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, Italy

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Completely immersed in the countryside, yet just 15km from Florence, this luxury villa in Tuscany is a beautiful house, on a bucolic estate once belonging to the De’ Medici family.

In brief

  • Within easy reach of Florence
  • All bedrooms en suite
  • Minimalist and modern

About the villa

Walls completely cloaked in leafy greenery give this striking house a camouflage, allowing it to blend into its backdrop and become an integral part of the lush rural landscape. But the rustic exterior is itself a ruse, belying a truly stylish villa whose superbly restored interiors are furnished in cool creamy white, illuminated with subtle lighting, and fitted with contemporary appliances. A family tree in the entrance hall adds a decorative touch of individuality. Each of the five bedrooms enjoys excellent en suite facilities; the monochrome master suite is completed by an open fireplace. A very chic dining room adjoins the spacious sitting room, divided by archways and replete with big sofas, a large TV and easy chairs by the fire. This room runs the length of the house and opens out to the garden, where a private pool nestles amid lawns and flowering shrubs, adjoined by a poolside dining terrace. La Crivellina stands a strollable 1km from shops and a restaurant in Malmantile, and a five minute drive from Lastra for the train to the heart of Florence. The coast is less than an hour away.

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Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Single bedroom with shower room en suite

First Floor

  • Master (king size) double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom (king size) with shower room en suite
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Portable barbecue


  • Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Music system with Bluetooth

Keeping Cool

  • Ceiling fans in all first floor bedrooms
  • Portable fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Lavazza coffee machine

Private Pool

  • 12m x 6m
  • Ladder Access
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from June to September
  • 1.5 m deep - uniform depth

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Heating

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

Important Information

Please note that the maximum occupancy of this villa is 8.

CV Representative

An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.




  • Shops and a restaurant 1km Malmantile

Places of Interest

  • Florence 15km
  • Lucca 80km
  • Siena 87km


  • Florence 20km
  • Pisa 65km
  • Bologna 120km

Train Station

  • Lastra Signa 4km
About the area


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The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.

But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.

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Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.