The villa has air conditioning in all the bedrooms, it is equipped with Adsl wi fi line for Internet connection, satellite tv (with several channels of movies in English), fax machine, cd player, little gym with sauna, swimming pool (open May-September), hairdryers in all bathrooms, high chairs and portable cribs for infants. All bedrooms have mosquitos screens at the windows (no screens in the tower bedroom).
Villa La Querce also offers a series of experiences to make our guests’ stay more exclusive and unique: chef service, dinner service, private concerts, yoga lessons and art tours in Florence and surroundings.
As a welcome gift at villa La Querce we offer to our guests 2 bottles of our red wine and a small bottle of our extra-virgin olive oil.
Guests are invited to tour our cellar and vineyards with the “fattore”. It is also possible to organize cooking lessons at the villa.
Tennis courts and the Ugolino golf course are only few minutes away.
- Daily cleaning (excpt on Sunday)
- Service for continental breakfast
- Tour of the vineyards and cellar and wine tasting
- Final cleaning
- Weekly change of linen and towels
- Dinner on request, comes with 2 bottles of our wine
- Mid week change of linen
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE
Tour of the cellar and wine tasting
You can tour our vineyards and learn everything about our wines with Marco Ferretti, the wine maker of our company. At the end of the tour you'll visit our cellar and taste our wines which have won a great number of prizes.
Learn the real tuscan cuisine with someone who has a true insight into the tuscan food culture. You'll learn how to make the real "pappa al pomodoro", "zuppa di farro", "rosticciana", "fagioli all'uccelleto", and other dishes that make the tuscan cuisine so unique. Our chef will teach you the tricks in the informal, homely atmosphere of villa La Querce - learning to cook italian food will be a pleasure!
Guided visits of Florence and Siena
Visit Florence and Siena with a very special guide, art historian Cecilia Martelli, former teacher of the art history program of John Hopkins University in Florence. You will step into the Renaissance and walk thru the beauty of the city and its monuments, museums and churches.
Some example of itineraries:
The Medici family and the arts - visit to Palazzo Medici Riccardi (with the famous Benozzo Gozzoli chapel), San Lorenzo church and Medici Chapels
Brunelleschi Renaissance architecture in Florence - walking tour of Ospedale degli Innocenti, San Lorenzo Church, visit of the Duomo and the "cupola".
Introduction to florentine Renaissance art - walking tour of San Lorenzo church, piazza Duomo, Battistero, Orsanmichele church, piazza Signoria, visit of the Uffizi Gallery (this is an whole day itinerary).
Michelangelo in Florence - visit of the Accademia museum, Medici Chapel, Laurentian library.
Lorenzo Ghiberti and the Baptistery doors - visit to the Battistero and the Opera del Duomo museum.
Our guide is an expert on Renaissance art and she can organize tours also in Siena (which is only 50 km away from the villa).
Visit of the pottery factory Antica Fornace "Ugo Poggi"
Located very near villa La Querce the terra-cotta factory Ugo Poggi is famous for its beautiful terracotta pots, jars, tiles and art works. Impruneta is the town of "cotto", the tiles of the Florence Duomo were made in Impruneta and the factories which produce terra-cotta are many. But the Poggi furnace is unique, because it has a long tradition in this manufacturing art. The Poggi furnace creates gorgeous flower pots, both traditional and modern which are exported in the whole world. Recently the italian artist Mauro Staccioli created his art work for Poggi, a gigantic terra-cotta ring which has become a landmark for Impruneta. Visiting the factory you'll discover the secrets of "cotto" as we call it and the process of making it.
Chianti by bike
Why not visit Chianti by bicycle? You can book the bikes and the guide at the villa, pick up your favorite tours and see the country in a new, exciting way. Our guides from the shop "Florence by bike" will propose a different range of tours, right for a family ride or for a more "professional" challenge. In any case, there is no better way to really enjoy the beauty of Chianti, with its extensive vineyards and olive groves. The famous towns of Greve and Panzano are within reach, a must of Chianti touring. If you don't think you need a guided tour, but you want to rent your bikes nevertheless, we offer you the possibility of having them delivered right at the villa.