Vissia e Sara Fani
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About Vissia e Sara Fani
I am Fani Daniele, the son of Fani Francesco, who in 1970 was a sharecrop farmer here. The owner was a rich man with many properties, including the Fiesole area where my family lived. Here we met the owner that offered us this farmhouse in Scandicci. The house was then old and in a poor state. Francesco brought the whole family and his animals: cows, horses, hens, gooses, rabbits, and pigeons. They were farmers that lived off the products of the animals and the ground. I (Daniele) was lucky because I was not a farmer; I was a pastry chef in central Florence in the famous Robiglio pastry shop. Therefore, in 1986, when the owner decided to sell the propriety, I bought it. Since then I am an agricultural entrepreneur in the plant nursery that my family runs: my wife Mirella and my daughters Vissia and Sara. Slowly we renovated the building in 2004, and created the apartments for the agrotourism. In 2006, we built the swimming pool, necessary for a real holiday.
Vissia e Sara Fani purchased this Apartment in 1986
Why Vissia e Sara Fani chose Scandicci
Conca Verde is a real agricultural place. All the members of the family work in the plant nursery and live in the house. The agrotourism is in the countryside, but 5 minutes by car from the centre of Scandicci and 15 minutes by tram from the centre of Florence. You can enjoy a relaxed holiday in the countryside and visit the most beautiful cities of Tuscany that are a maximum 1-hour drive away. In this house in 1970, my grandfather Francesco lived with his family. They cultivated the land and breed animals (cows, rabbits, hens...). They shared their products with the owner of the house. In 1986, my father Fani Daniele bought the house and restored it little by little. In 2004, the agrotourism apartments were refurbished, and in 2006, the swimming pool for our guests to enjoy.
What makes this Apartment unique
Conca Verde is an historical stone country house. In the countryside near Florence. It is a small agrotourism with just two apartments, a large swimming pool, gardens, and a barbecue.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
E' vietato fumare negli appartamenti. La spazzatura deve essere portata ai cassonetti pubblici che si trovano fuori dal cancello dell' agriturismo a sinistra. La raccolta è così differenziata: carta; vetro plastica latta tetrapak ; indifferenziato. I rifiuti biologici devono essere portati nei bidoni in piazza Kennedy, a 500metri dall' agriturismo. E' vietato lasciare la spazzatura fuori dalla porta dell' appartamento. E' vietato lasciare l' aria condizionata/riscaldamento acceso in vostra assenza.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great family holiday
Lovely property in beautiful surroundings. The owners were friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. The children made good use of the pool, which was always clean and had plenty of sunbeds. We stayed in the green apartment. For two adults and three children it was manageable with the good weather because we were able to sit outside to eat, otherwise a bit cosy for five people. We managed without a car using the buses and trams but there was a lot of walking involved. The bus running very close to the property (61/62) was infrequent so we either walked 25 minutes to Resistenza tram stop or caught the bus at the bottom of the hill. It is manageable if you're willing to walk quite a bit. The airport is two tram rides away (€1.50 for a 90 minute ticket that can be used on buses and trams). If you don't like walking definitely get a car. Scandicci has a selection of cafes, pizza restaurants and a supermarket if you don't want to go into Florence. Great holiday, very relaxing and we would recommend Conca Verde for your stay.
We were made to feel very welcome by the owners of Conca Verde who were helpful throughout our stay. The farmhouse was idyllic, the swimming pool amazing and even better than the photographs on the site. Everything was spotless, pool was cleaned every night and the views over the hills were lovely. The farmhouse had lots of outside space to use for eating and we spent a most relaxing holiday there. The flat was cool because of the high ceiling in the kitchen so we never used the air con and the shutters and netting on the windows were a bonus. On arrival we had fresh fruit, milk, water, bread and coffee supplied for us which was a really nice touch. We relied on public transport and the owners ensured we knew where to get the bus and the timetables. So thoughtful. They also collected us from Scandicci when we got a bit lost which was very sweet of them.
"Very kind owners. Wonder...
"Very kind owners. Wonderful outdoor area - and still very close to Florence."
"Sara was an excellent ho...
"Sara was an excellent hostess! We absolutely loved the apartment and the pool and the next door horses. We can't wait to return!"
"Clean no frills accomoda...
"Clean no frills accomodation in beautiful area.
Helpful hosts 15 min drive from Florence"
Belle demeure et localisation idéale pour visiter
C’est une magnifique et grande propriété typique de la région,divisée en plusieurs appartements . L’appartement est un peu petit pour 4 mais durant la belle saison , ce n’est pas vraiment un problème . La piscine est vraiment bien.
Sarah et sa famille vous accueille avec beaucoup de gentillesse et plein d’attention (fruits et légumes frais à l’arrivée ainsi que vin et gâteaux de la région)
Pour la localisation, vous êtes à 20min à pied ou 5 min en voiture du tram qui mène à Florence et à 1h max de voiture de Sienne, San Gimignano, Lucca etc.
Nous avons passé un super séjour !
Nous espérons pouvoir revenir bientôt
Conca Verde agrotourism is located in the countryside, but it is very close to the city, about 1 km away. From Scandicci, going toward the hills, you pass Vingone and exit at the city to arrive to agrotourism. Motorway exits are Firenze Scandicci or Ginestra Fiorentina, 5 km away from the agrotourism. Follow the signs for Vingone, Colline, Roveta or Mosciano. The centre of Florence and Santa Maria Novella station are 8 km away. The tram offers fast and good linking, 1 km away from the agrotourism. Vespucci airport in Florence is about 10 km away. The most beautiful cities of Tuscany, that we suggest you to visit, are: 50 km S. Gimignano, 70 KM Siena, 80 KM Pisa, 75 km Volterra, 75 km Lucca, 100 km Montepulciano. The agrotourism is near a riding stable centre, where you can go horseback riding. In Scandicci, 2 km away, there are tennis courts, football fields, and many restaurants and pizzerias, and a shopping mall with all sorts of shops and services. On Thursday evenings, in July, the city organises the Notte Bianca, an event where all the shops stay open at night and there is a market in the centre of Scandicci. There are cultural nights with music at the Acciaiolo castle, with extremely good restaurants. On the terrace of Scandicci municipality, there is an open-air cinema. Reachable by walking, 100 m away, there is a good restaurant; by car you can reach many others typical restaurants in the hills to eat a good steak and drink great Chianti wine. There is a bus stop 500 m away and the tram stop is 1 km away, which is direct to Florence's centre.