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Podere Casciano

Apartment - Tuscany

    Lovely hosts

    Plenty of activities

    35 km from the sea

  • Distance from the center2 km
  • Chianni2 km
  • Volterra30 km
  • Distance from the sea35 km
  • San Gimignano42 km
  • Pisa airport44 km
  • Lucca50 km
  • Siena80 km
  • Firenze84 km
  • Rome airport363 km

Here are all the conditions are met for a good holiday

Podere Casciano is situated outside the charming little town Chianni where you can find restaurants and shops. There is a few kilometers to the center of town, and if you are up for the challenge, you can walk to town via trails. Production of oil, wine and jam at the property.

For those who want a holiday in a rural and peaceful setting Podere Casciano is ideal. You have space for children to play and yet you have the silence of the surrounding fields of olive trees and farm land. 

From this charming farmhouse is only a short 35 minute drive to the sea when there is a need for new experiences. You will also be close to the major cultural places in Tuscany. 

To the site belongs a heated (and salty) pool with whirlpool that is open from mid May to the middle of October. BBQ and pizza oven is available in the common area, and there are lovely terraces with roof, so it is possible to sit and enjoy your meal for hours.

In October, November and December you have the opportunity to come along to experience the traditions of the olive harvest and the subsequent pressing of the grapes.

If you want activity there is a fine tennis, table football, table tennis, room to play ball, and mountain bikes available free of charge. The last and newest feature is a very clever playground. See for yourself in the photo gallery. 

The young host couple, Lorenzo and Donatella, continously work to renovate the house and they have really taken into account the nature and traditional Tuscan style

There are 5 apartments - all with private outdoor space with table and chairs.


  • Swimming pool
  • Air condition
  • Own terrace
  • Internet
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Very child friendly
  • Baby chair
  • Small pets
  • Jacuzzi
  • Baby cot
  • Wood-burning oven
  • Extra cost for final cleaning
  • Satellite TV

Activities at the property

  • Play ground
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Production of oil, wine or cheese
  • Sale of local products
  • Football field
  • Table football

Activities in the area

  • Golf
  • Wine tasting
  • Spa
  • Trekking and running
  • Horseback riding


  • Walking distance to village
  • Tuscany
  • Pisa area
  • Max. 2 km to village

Check availability and prices

Olivo (5 - 6 pers.)

2-bedroom apartment located on ground floor with space for 5 - 6 people. Combined living room with TV and kitchen with dishwasher, you have 1 bedroom with double bed and another bedroom with double bed and one single bed and bathrooms. For the 6. person there will be added an extra bed. From the bedroom there is access to a lovely terrace

Frantoio (3 - 5 pers.)

Il Frantoio

2-bedroom apartment located on ground floor with space for 3-5 people. Combined living room with sofa bed, TV and kitchen. Bedroom with double bed and one single bed and bathroom. The living room is, among other things, decorated with an old olive press from 1868. This apartment does not have air conditioning.

Capannina (3 - 5 pers.)

Capannina is a new apartment, about 40 mq. + a loft bedroom 15 mq.with a double bed, bathroom with shower, living room with kitchen and access to the loft, a small closet of about 5 mq. and a new room separated from the living room with three single beds.Air condition.

There is a big terrace outside with view to the pool.

Available weeks

  • Mandorlo (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Cipresso (2 - 4 pers.)
  • Olivo (5 - 6 pers.)
  • Frantoio (3 - 5 pers.)
  • Capannina (3 - 5 pers.)

Price list

Per week Max. persons Cleaning included
Mandorlo (2 - 4 pers.) 4 30.00
Cipresso (2 - 4 pers.) 4 30.00
Olivo (5 - 6 pers.) 6 30.00
Frantoio (3 - 5 pers.) 5 30.00
Capannina (3 - 5 pers.) 5 30.00
07.01. - 04.04.
18.04. - 02.05.
10.10. - 23.12.
04.04. - 18.04.
02.05. - 06.06.
29.08. - 10.10.
23.12. - 06.01.
06.06. - 04.07.
22.08. - 29.08.
04.07. - 22.08.
484.00 721.00 927.00 1,133.00
484.00 721.00 927.00 1,133.00
505.00 772.00 978.00 1,184.00
505.00 772.00 978.00 1,184.00
607.00 875.00 1,081.00 1,338.00

The prices include gas, water, electricity and linen. 

All sport activities are freely available to everyone.

The swimming pool is open between 02/05 - 10/10, opening hours: 08:30 - 20:00. 


To be paid locally:

Final cleaning: 30 euro.

Heating: 10 euro per day (winter) - not possible in Capinnina.

Wifi (pool and garden area): 10 euro per week.

Tourist tax is 1 euro per person for a maximum of 5 days. Children up to 12 years are free. 

Small pets are allowed.

ATTENTION There is a tourist tax, which is a small amount to be paid directly at the country house on arrival. Tourist tax is 1 euro per person per night in max. 5 nights. Free for children up to 12 years.