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Il Fornacino, Armaiolo - Rapolano Terme - Siena

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 8 people Private Pool 4 - Very good - Very good 4

The clue is in the name, Il Fornacino, for this villa is, in fact, a cleverly restored furnace. Now providing lodgings for up to eight people, the two-storey building has been beautifully converted and is crammed with character, with exposed brickwork, wood and tiled ceilings and terracotta floors among its many typically Tuscan assets. This is a bright and airy place, thanks to the huge glass entrance door, vaulted ceilings, sweeping archways, high windows, and a double-height ground-floor lounge. A striking flight of wood and iron open stairs connects the two storeys, and a pane of glass in the upper floor provides an unusual visual link between both levels.

A neat terraced garden wraps around the villa, offering two sublime vantage points from which to admire the surrounding olive groves and forested hills. The shaded terrace on the first floor reveals a wonderful panorama of the countryside, while the sundeck by the private pool is sure to enchant you with its dreamy views. But one of this villa’s greatest plus points is its location, placing you just off the main road to the city of Siena, the spa town of Rapolano Terme, and, of course, the vineyards of Chianti.

Ground Floor


Table and chairs, sideboard, shelves, fully equipped kitchen, main entrance.

Lounge 1
Two sofas, table and chairs, desk and chair, sideboard, stairs to first floor.

First Floor

Lounge 2

Three sofas, table and chairs, four easy chairs, two occasional tables, coffee table, side table, open fireplace, two doorways to terrace and garden.

Bedroom 1
Twin beds (can be converted to a double), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (can be converted to twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 3
Double bed (can be converted to twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 4
Double bed (can be converted to twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, doors to steps to garden.

En-suite bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Our Thoughts
If you like your holiday home to be interesting in itself, look no further than this quirky re-design of a furnace. This piece of Tuscany’s industrial heritage has been lovingly restored, putting the comfort of guests first, with two spacious lounges, a large kitchen-diner, as well as four romantic bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. While you might hesitate at being so close to a main road, you will soon be won over by the delightful gardens and large pool, and the fact that this villa provides a swift access point for some top sightseeing, including nearby Siena.

Four bedrooms. Four bathrooms, all en-suite. If you wish the beds to be converted to doubles or twins, please request when booking. The dual carriageway to Siena can be seen from the garden and some noise from the road can be heard. The garden is unfenced. The WiFi connection can be a little slow. The stairs are open tread.

The pool, set in a garden, is on a higher level than the villa, affording it fantastic views. It is surrounded by a paved sun terrace furnished with loungers, a table and chairs, and two pergolas. The water is entered via Roman steps and there is a shower area.
Pool size: 7m x 12m, 1.2m-1.8m deep. Open from May through October, weather permitting.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Furnished terrace
Fire place (open)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
DVD player (Euro)
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Espresso machine
Ironing board
Mosquito screens in bedrooms
Pets welcome
Maid service available for extra charge
Private Chef- extra cost

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 250 Euro payable only in Euro. This is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 17:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Are pool towels supplied?
can be ordered for a small extra charge

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: 1,00 Euro per person, per night for the first 3 nights, some exemptions apply

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Optional extra costs:
Airconditioning is charged extra at 50Euro per week
Extra charge for pets of 30 Euro per week per animal 

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
30 Jun - 18 Aug 2018
3240 US Dollar
18 Aug - 22 Sep 2018
2565 US Dollar
22 Sep - 29 Dec 2018
1890 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 20 Apr 2019
1910 US Dollar
20 Apr - 27 Apr 2019
2592 US Dollar
27 Apr - 25 May 2019
1910 US Dollar
25 May - 29 Jun 2019
2592 US Dollar
29 Jun - 17 Aug 2019
3274 US Dollar
17 Aug - 21 Sep 2019
2592 US Dollar
21 Sep - 28 Dec 2019
1910 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 99km - 1h 05m
  • Florence Airport: 109km - 1h 15m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 140km - 1h 48m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • San Gusme: 17km - 0h 17m
  • Siena: 25km - 0h 26m
  • Sinalunga: 29km - 0h 22m
The villa is located just outside Armaiolo, which is a collection of houses and a restaurant. It's a 200metre walk to the restaurant Davide Canella. Rapolano Terme is the nearest town with many amenities. It's about 2.5km away and possible to walk to but there is no sidewalk for part of the road. In Rapolano there are petrol stations, a pharmacy, banks, a post office, 24hr doctor's office and a wide choice of bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a lovely thermal establishment for spa treatments and pools.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Il Fornacino <div class='textCenter'>8/ 10</div>Score from 1 review - Very good (1 Client review)

April 2016
Group of friends
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1890 to 3240 US Dollar

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