Villa Bernardone

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Ideal for Kids


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Surrounded by olive groves and lush areas of forest, Villa Bernardone is a place to come and appreciate the slower pace of life in the Tuscan countryside. The green hills and valleys of Chianti wine country are all around, with the villa's large gardens bordering unspoilt landscapes.

Dating back to the early 1800s, Villa Bernardone started life as a humble farmhouse. A loving renovation transformed it into a holiday home full of original features as well as modern facilities. Between the villa and the separate annexe, Villa Bernardone can sleep up to 12 adults and 2 children. This makes it ideal for groups of families or friends wanting a tranquil Tuscan escape.

Four of the five bedrooms within the main villa are en-suite and elegantly furnished with antique pieces and beautiful tiled floors. The fifth bedroom on the top floor features a double bed and adjoining attic bedroom with two single beds that can accommodate two children. This twin bedroom may be an ideal arrangement for those with younger children.

The ground floor features a series of relaxed spaces in which to take the weight off your feet, socialise and enjoy cosy dinners. Each room boasts an abundance of traditional features, whether that's the brick ceilings, terracotta-tiled floors, exposed stone walls or grand fireplaces. The sense of history is palpable as you move from one room to another, with the TV room being a contemporary bonus.

There's a mix of the modern and the historic in the annexe too, which can accommodate up to four extra guests with its two double beds and every convenient facility. The annexe also has its own dining terrace with views over the gardens.

The main al-fresco dining area is found within the extensive gardens also. You're sure to be spending lots of time here, with both seating and dining areas, as well as a wood-burning oven to cook delicious meals. A stroll through the lawned and leafy gardens will reveal a large swimming pool – perfect for cooling off on hot days.

Villa Bernardone sits within the rural landscapes of the Chianti wine region, which means wineries and historic towns are all around. And just on the doorstep is a typically laid-back Tuscan village.

Drive to nearby towns such as San Gimignano and Gambassi Terme to do some sightseeing, treat yourself to meals out and soak up centuries of history. San Gimignano is also a great starting point for hiking along country trails. Iconic Florence, Siena and Pisa can all be reached in around an hour by car, as can the coast and its sandy beaches.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Bernardone can sleep up to 14 guests across the main villa and annexe and is perfect for groups holidaying together. Please refer to the "Features" tab for full details of the layout of the property. 
  • There are some internal stairs on the ground floor of the villa.
  • The top floors of both the villa and annexe have low, sloping ceilings.
  • For larger parties it is possible to rent neighbouring property, Leccio Del Corno (sleeps 10) - please follow links for more information.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Main Villa Interiors

Sleeps up to 8 adults and 2 children (as the two single beds on the top floor are best suited for children).

Ground Floor (split-level)

- Open-plan living/dining room with sofa, armchairs, open fireplace, dining table seating up to 14 guests
- Reading room with sofas, satellite TV, fireplace, table and doors to terrace
- Kitchen with hob, oven, fridge, dishwasher, American coffee machine, Lavazza coffee machine, toaster, kettle, mixer, microwave and door to terrace
- Bathroom with shower and bathtub
- Laundry room with washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board

First Floor

- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with two single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower

Second Floor

- Bedroom with two single beds (adjoins the double bedroom) that are best suited for children

Annexe Interiors

Sleeps up to four adults across the ground floor double bedroom and open mezzanine bedroom.

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living/dining space with sofa, armchairs, flat screen TV
- Open-plan kitchen with hob, oven, American coffee machine, dining table for four people, doors to covered terrace with table for four people
- Bedroom with double bed (room has disabled access)
- Bathroom with shower

Mezzanine Level (open-plan)

- Bedroom with double bed (140cm), doors to balcony

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (12m x 6m). Open approximately end-April to mid-October
- Covered terrace with dining table for up to 14 guests, sofa, seating
- Barbecue, small fridge and pizza oven
- Garden with lawn, trees, plants
- Terrace with seating
- Sun loungers, deckchairs, umbrellas
- Parking


- Wi-Fi
- Reversible air conditioning
- Heating
- Hairdryers
- Alarm system
- Children's games and toys


About the surrounding area of Villa Bernardone
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Bernardone occupies a tranquil position close to a small village within the Tuscan countryside and at the heart of Chianti wine territory. Wineries dot the area around the villa, with chances to take tours round rambling vineyards and sample delicious local wine. The closest is just a five-minute walk away. And less than a 10-minute drive from Villa Bernardone is a larger village with restaurants, shops for groceries and a post office.

Gambassi Terme is an ancient town that takes its name from the natural hot springs in the area. You can enjoy pampering treatments at spas, as well as historic sightseeing. One of the town's most beautiful buildings is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. There's also a large park that's perfect for taking a break, as it's home to a children's playground and cafes selling drinks and snacks.

Another historic town to visit is San Gimignano, with the drive there taking around 30 minutes. Its most striking feature is the 13th-century walls that encircle the town, with an atmospheric old town to stroll around. San Gimignano is also a great place to begin hikes through the scenic surrounding countryside.

Florence is just an hour away, with the city being a must-visit for art and history lovers. It's where you can see Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia Gallery and view a wealth of Renaissance art in the Uffizi Gallery.

Also offering plenty of art, history and culture are the cities of Siena and Pisa. And for a day out by the sea, head to Marina di Pisa with its sandy beach and family-friendly facilities.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence


Nearest Airport 2 Pisa


Nearest Town Gambassi Terme


Nearest City Florence


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Supermarket



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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Drive to the city of Florence in just over an hour and explore the museums on offer. There's the Museo Galileo, and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum with its interactive features and reconstructions of engineering projects by da Vinci.

Vincigliata Adventure Park is set within a beautiful forest and has a range of ziplines, courses and platforms amongst the trees for children to have fun navigating around.

Enjoy a longer day out in the port city of Livorno and be sure to visit the aquarium. You'll see a variety of Mediterranean marine life here, as well as plenty from other parts of the world – such as blacktip reef sharks.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Kit Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome Kit

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests.

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500, paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included except air-conditioning which is €0.70/Kwh, payable locally.
Heating costs included? Included approximately end-may to early September. Extra €1.60/cubic meter during all other periods, payable locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday during end-June, July & August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights during July & August 2023. 5 nights during all other periods in 2023. 7 nights during end-June, July & August 2024. 6 nights during all other periods in 2024.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-April to mid-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Cots and highchairs are available on request only.
Other Ts and Cs The attic twin bedroom is best suited for children. Please refer to the "Features" tab and enquire for full details.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors must be requested, entirely at the owner’s discretion.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that any extra guest visiting the property or staying overnight must be requested, entirely at the owner’s discretion.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Mar 16th 2024 £3,006 £4,209
Mar 16th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 - £4,466
Apr 20th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - £4,810
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - £5,840
Jun 22nd 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - £7,300
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - £5,840
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - £4,810
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 - £4,466

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Mar 16th 2024 €3,293 €4,610
Mar 16th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 - €4,892
Apr 20th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - €5,268
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - €6,397
Jun 22nd 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - €7,996
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - €6,397
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - €5,268
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 - €4,892

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Mar 16th 2024 $3,555 $4,976
Mar 16th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 - $5,281
Apr 20th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - $5,687
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - $6,906
Jun 22nd 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - $8,632
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - $6,906
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - $5,687
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 - $5,281

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Incredible villa

    on 27/10/2023

    Incredible villa, the photos don’t do this place proper justice. The entire property and accompanying amenities are gorgeous. Check in and communication was very straightforward and clear. Kitchen is extremely well equipped. The villa is about 10 minutes from the local train station, bringing you to either Siena one way, or Florence the other. A bunch of local restaurants, wineries, and farms in the area. This is the perfect stay for those looking to spend time in the Tuscan sun with friends and/or family!

  • Superb stay

    on 31/08/2023

    Superb stay with our friends in magnificent Villa Bernardone! Thank you for everything.

  • A wonderful villa!

    on 30/06/2023

    A wonderful villa! It is a beautiful setting with a great pool that is gated. Welcomed upon arrival and looked after very well. Great location as near Pisa and Florence airport and also near small towns and shops.
    Definitely going to book again in the future!

  • 5 Stars!

    Created on 09/05/2023

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