Once the community ''forno'' (oven) dating back to 1789 - Il Forno Podere Toiano - local villagers would come by from the hamlet of Toiano (now a ''ghost town''), and other nearby towns of Palaia, Legoli & Montefoscoli to buy bread & chat with each other dolce vita style. Today - a completely remodeled large 2 story home with lots of natural sunlight in an authentic Tuscan style with open floor design, lots of french doors and windows, high ceilings, large beams, terracotta floors, refurnished & tastefully redecorated, on 35 acres (14 hectares) with olive trees, swimming pool, pergolas, gardens & panoramic views. Very private, yet very centrally located in Tuscany along the Strada del Vino delle Colline Pisane. Named by Oliver's Travel blog as one of the *Top 10 Family Friendly Villas in Tuscany, you can rent this Palaia farmhouse for your next vacation or wedding in La Bella Toscana! 

deep end of pool and the home above the garden

pool & Home

deep thoughts in the deep end of the pool at dusk

shallow end of pool, gazebo off to the left and home up above

 
Actual sunset view from the home and pool

Actual sunset view from the home and pool

 

French doors take you to this outdoor wood slab dining loggia (below) from the large, well-equipped country kitchen (large kitchens are uncommon in Italy/Europe). Shaded by the pergola with great views, a BBQ grill and running water at the head of the outdoor dining table, nearby steps lead you down between olive trees to the villa's private swimming pool on a sunny expansive terrace at the foot of the garden with 360-degree panoramic views of rolling Tuscan hills, ridgetops, vineyards and olive tree orchards.

Outdoor dining loggia with large wooden slab, next to kitchen

Outdoor dining loggia with large wooden slab, next to kitchen

HOME SPECIFICATIONS

Town – Toiano, 15 min from Palaia (and is within the comune di Palaia, Provincia di Pisa, Tuscany, Italy)
Guests – up to 13
Bedrooms – 6
Bathrooms –  5
Size – 4250 sq ft (395m²)
Kitchen - large, with 5 burner gas stove

ACTIVITIES

Hiking, mountain biking trails & horseback riding nearby, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, truffle tasting, cooking classes, golf in nearby Castelfalfi. Nearby towns of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena, ghost town of Toiano, the Chianti region, the Tuscan coast, beaches, surf (yes, there is surf in Italy) and other regional towns.

AMENITIES

Wi Fi internet, private swimming pool, shaded outdoor dining, outdoor BBQ grill, a/c in all bedrooms kitchen living rooms etc, dishwasher, large 2-door stainless steel reach-in refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, gated driveway with ample parking.

shallow end of the pool looking southwest

shallow end of the pool looking southwest

Large Tuscan country kitchen, large kitchens are hard to find in Tuscany.

large country kitchen - uncommon in tuscany 

large country kitchen - uncommon in tuscany 

kitchen

kitchen 

kitchen 

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

outdoor wood slab dining loggia seats 12

outdoor pizza oven

wood fired pizza oven

wood fired pizza oven

wood fired oven

wood fired oven

wood fired oven outdoors

wood fired oven outdoors

Dining room with fireplace and arched ceiling.

dining room
dining room

Living Room 1

Living Room 1 

Living Room 1 

Living room 2

Living Room 2 

Living Room 2 

going upstairs, high ceilings throughout both floors

going upstairs, high ceilings throughout both floors

Master bedroom (upstairs) with private entrance, views south, west and north.

master bedroom, wall facing north

master bedroom, wall facing north

master bedroom

master bedroom

master bedroom upper

upstairs master bedroom sitting area

master bedroom upper sitting area

upstairs master bathroom with bidet

master bathroom with clawfoot bathtub, bidet

master bathroom with clawfoot bathtub, bidet

Master bathroom

master bathroom sink with window

master bathroom sink with window

Stocked library & study

library, 2 desks, small office

library, 2 desks, small office

Upstairs bedroom #2 with flatscreen TV.

upstairs bedroom #2

upstairs bedroom #2

upstairs bedroom #2

upstairs bedroom #2 with armoire

upstairs bedroom #2 with armoire

Upstairs bedroom #3

upstairs bedroom #3

upstairs bedroom #3

Bathroom with bidet for the 2nd and 3rd upstairs bedrooms.

bathroom for 2nd and 3rd bedroom upstairs

bathroom for 2nd and 3rd bedroom upstairs

Upstairs bedroom #4, the children's room with private bath.

kidsbedroom
kids room, private bath on right 

kids room, private bath on right 

Kids room chill lounge

ikids room chill lounge

ikids room chill lounge

kids' bathroom

Once the ''fienile'', now the attached, spacious in-law unit with private bath & private entrance (downstairs).

Fienile, attached in-law unit with private bath

Fienile, attached in-law unit with private bath

inlaw unit, aka the downstairs master bedroom

queen bed master bedroom lower/inlaw unit

huge armoire in inlaw unit

huge armoire in lower master bedroom / inlaw unit

huge armoire in lower master bedroom / inlaw unit

master bedroom lower / inlaw unit

master bedroom lower / inlaw unit

inlaw unit sitting area

Master bedroom lower / inlaw unit sitting area

Master bedroom lower / inlaw unit sitting area

entry - foyer

foyer 

foyer 

Winter view over the house looking west

winter view over house looking west

winter view over house looking west

Tuscan sunset colors overhead

tuscan sunset colors overhead

tuscan sunset colors overhead

Main patio, lined with lavender, rose bushes and rosemary with panoramic views.

Patio with  roses, rosemary and lavender

Patio with  roses, rosemary and lavender

Looking west northwest out the french doors from the main living room at sunset

looking at patio from living room French doors

looking at patio from living room French doors

Another actual sunset (with zoom) from the house.

sunset with zoom lens

sunset with zoom lens

Tramonto con cipresso italiano, italian cypress sunset as seen from the house

tramonto con cipresso italiano

tramonto con cipresso italiano

in the deep end of the pool at sunset

large tuscan pool at sunset

large tuscan pool at sunset

Private gates to the driveway

gated home

gated home

 

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