"Friends of Tuscany Ltd." manage all aspects of your villa booking with tailored information to get the most from your holiday. We can help to arrange a shopping delivery service, home made meal on arrival, wine tours, children’s activities, wild swimming spots, festivals, events, and restaurant recommendations based on our personal knowledge of the area built up over 30 years.
Welcome to Villa Martinelli, a lovely 2 bedroom cosy apartment with private pool and the most amazing hosts. The little apartment has a a kitchen/living room, upstairs a double bed and a single bed in 2 bedrooms. There is a bathroom with shower attached to the bedrooms. There is a huge patio that can be reached from the kitchen/ living room via French doors.
With magnificent views over the historic city of Pistoia, within easy reach of the Tuscan capital Florence, Villa Martinelli is perfectly placed to relax by the pool and take time to visit the treasures of Tuscany.
Villa Martinelli is in the small village of Valdibrana, noted in Tuscany for its production of delicious olive oil. The house is in a beautiful olive grove, producing some of the best oil in the area. The apartment is newly renovated, with a double and a single bedroom. Please note, the single bed can be made into a bunk bed.
The location above Pistoia ensures that the air is always fresh, and there is air conditioning for when the weather becomes hot.
A fine private salt water pool makes this a very desirable, great value holiday property.
The nearest grocery store is 2KM away. The city of Pistoia is easily accessible by bus (approx 20 minutes). Taxi's into the city are not expensive and only take 15 minutes. The city of Pistoia has many restaurants, bar/cafes as well as shops and museums. Pistoia Blues, a music festival happens every July/
Nearby Florence is easily reached by car or train in 30 minutes.
Your hosts Stefano and Beatrice will make sure that your stay with them is peaceful and relaxing. Stefano produces what is considered by locals to be the best olive oil in the area, and he also used to be a chef at one of Tuscany's top restaurants. He is very generous with his olive oil and other produce. You will have a very authentic Tuscan experience here.
Pistoia is a beautiful city which has several festivals including the famous Pistoia Blues in July. In 2017 it was the Cultural Capital of Italy, with several hundred cultural events. Go to http://www.pistoia17.it/it/ for the information and video of the beautiful city. Villa Martinelli is neighboured by the beautiful 1 bedroomed I Poderino, a new lodge house with private pool and lovely garden, located only 50 metres away. This would be an opportunity for friends or family. You can see it at Simply Owners property ref. 161532.
TOP REVIEW from VRBO Listing 8160656 17/8/2021
I've met many wonderful hosts but Stefano and Beatrice were in a league of their own: they have so much natural warmth and kindness: our 4-year old son was glued to Beatrice as soon as he spotted her, and she was wonderful with him. The little house is lovely for 2-3 people, lovingly equipped, with Stefano's great home-made wine adding a wonderful personal touch. The views are spectacular, but what really made this a unique experience was the superb pool, just for us! it made such a difference to be able to go in when we wanted, for how long we wanted, etc. The pool, just like the property, are kept immaculately clean at all times. Pistoia is such a wonderful place to explore, with great restaurants (including one locally), some nice shops, and plenty of culture. But it is also a fantastic gateway to Pisa, Florence, Lucca, etc. We could not recommend this place more: a wonderful location with perfect hosts - what more do you need for a perfect vacation?