Private villa in Tuscany with pool
Tuscany Map
Nearest town
Private Swimming pool
up to 33
Mercatale Valdarno
(1 Km / 0,6 miles)
12 x 6 mt
39 x 19 feet
Wireless ADSL

Property features/services: Premium vineyard estate with private church, on hilltop panoramic position, maid 7 time a week x 4hrs, private tennis court, near town, near restaurants, sat TV, washing machine, dishwasher machine, outdoor BBQ, private parking

First floor: Vast reception hall with a spectacular
Murano crystal chandelier overlooking the vineyards

The stately 750 sqm / 8070 sqft Villa Petrolo is the crown jewel of the Fattoria Petrolo estate located within walking distance of the town of Mercatale Valdarno.

Villa Petrolo was built by renowned architect Massimiliano Soldani as his own residence, between 1700 and 1750.
The Villa has a vast private garden of over 1 hectar, a 6 x 12 meter private swimming pool and a tennis court for the exclusive use of the villa's guests and surrounded by centuries-old cypresses.

The interior of this Petrolo is primarily furnished with beautiful Tuscan antiques, and both old school masterpieces and modern paintings grace its walls.
Villa Petrolo is perfect for family reunions and weddings.

Dominating the countryside and landmark of this large estate, is the Tower of Galatrona the foundations of which date back to the Etruscans and Romans.

The Tower itself lends its name to Petrolo’s outstanding wines, the "Torrione" (meaning "big tower): and the "Galatrona".
Petrolo’s manor house, The Villa, overlooks the ancient Romanesque Pieve (parish church) of Galatrona, which houses precious works by Giovanni della Robbia.

Petrolo is famous for its production of wines, extra virgin olive oil and honey; a visit to the wine cellars and traditional olive-mill are a must !

The estate’s wines have been rated extremely highly by international publications including Wine Spectator:
(Il Torrione 2007 score 94 points, Galatrona 2007 score 98 points)


The entire building (3 story) can accommodate up to 33 guests in 16 bedrooms with 14 bathrooms and 2 kitchens.

GROUND FLOOR: (sleep 2 in 1 bedroom)
2 fully equipped kitchens, one for catering use with large traditional fireplace and one for the daily use,
1 dining room
1 large double living-room with Sat-Tv both with a fireplace,
1 living-room with a vertical piano,
1 large billiard-room,
1 twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom (beds can be joined on request)
1 utility room
1 toilette
Laundry room with bathroom and outdoor access

FIRST FLOOR: (sleep 15 in 8 bedrooms)
Vast hall with Murano crystal chandelier,
1 double room with balcony with ensuite bathroom
4 twin rooms with ensuite bathroom (beds can be joined on request)
1 double room with private bathroom,
1 double room and 1 single bedroom connecting with each other and sharing one bathroom

SECOND FLOOR: (Sleep 16 in 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms; former staff apartment with plain interior decoration. The bedrooms on this floor are much simpler of the other bedrooms because this part of the villa was for maids and cooks that use to works for the family of the owner)

Sitting area,
2 room with three beds,
1 double room,
4 twin rooms (beds can be joined on request)
4 bathrooms

The villa has a big private garden (1 hectar / 2.4 acres) with outstanding landscapes, barbecue, private tennis court, private table tennis and a 12 x 6 meters (39 x 19 feet) private swimming pool.

Petrolo estate comprise 272 hectares of land (672 acres) with vineyards, olive trees, forests, 3 small private lakes, a medieval tower (Torre di Galatrona), a Romanesque church (San Giovanni Battista, dates back to 963) and can accomodate up to 83 guests in 5 villas:

Villa Petrolo: 33 sleeps in 16 bedrooms with 14 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and private swimming pool
Villa Costa: 8 sleeps in 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, kitchen and private swimming pool
Villa Boggina: 14 sleeps in 7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and private swimming pool
Villa Vigna: 10 sleeps in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, kitchen and swimming pool (shared with Villa Feriale)
Villa Feriale: 14 + 4 sleeps in 7 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, swimming pool (shared with Villa Vigna)

Guests can rent one or more villas; this page show only the info and photos about the main villa "Villa Petrolo", please scrool down for a view of the entire estate or check on Google Maps

Floor Plans:

The Villa is located on the Chianti hills, the village of Mercatale Valdarno is just 1 Km far; there you can find market, pharmacy, baker, bar, restaurant, post office

On the top of the hill behind thevilla, just 200 meters road, you have the panoramic medieval tower of Galatrona, where is possible to rise on top.

Mercatale Valdarno, historical village in walking distance, with restaurants, shops and the local market for fresh food and veggies is really easy to achieve.

Within 30/40 kms there are Florence, Arezzo and Siena (the first two comfortably reachable also by train from the station of Montevarchi that is far less than 10 minutes by car).

Cortona, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano,and the Val D' Orcia are approximately one hour by car.

This is a land where, more than any other place, tradition and daily life exist side by side in perfect harmony.

Today the area is famous for its contribution to the international fashion industry and boasts the location of prestigious fashion outlets like Prada and The Mall.

The area has excellent restaurants, a farmerís market and regular train service to Florence, Arezzo, Rome (with connections to every major Italian city)

One of the wineyard of the estate,
overlooking the Tower
of Galatrona

The villa is part of a large estate; Tenuta di Petrolo.

Petrolo with its famous winery and prestigious production of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, is placed on the slopes of the hills bordering the Chianti region overlooking from its favourable point of view the lovely valley of Valdarno Superiore.

The Estate is surrounded by green olive groves, active vineyards and beautiful oak woods in an area full of charm and history.

Dominating the countryside and landmark of the Estate, is the Tower of Galatrona which foundations date back to the Etruscans and Romans.

The Tower itself lends its name to Petroloís wines, the "Torrione" (which means big tower) and the "Galatrona"; both wines have been rated extremely highly by international publications including Wine Spectator:

- Il Torrione 2007 score 94 points
- Galatrona 2007 score 98 points

Open the map in a new page
Airports (airport code) Km   Tourist attractions
= Unesco World Heritage Site
Firenze (FLR) 70   Radda in Chianti 27
Perugia (PEG) 120   Greve in Chianti 40
Pisa (PSA) 130   Siena 40
Bologna (BLQ) 160   Arezzo 40
Forli (FRL) 230   Firenze 50
Rome Ciampino (CIA) 248   San Gimignano 60
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 267   Cortona 65
Venice (VCE) 309   Pienza 85
Milano Linate (LIN) 346   Val d'Orcia 101
Milano Malpensa (MXP) 410   Perugia 120
      Pisa 130
Train stations Km   Assisi 140
Montevarchi 6   Ravenna 165
Arezzo 30   Modena 200
      Cinque terre 220
Bus stops Km   Rome 250
Mercatale Valdarno 1   Venice 315
      Point of interest Km
Car rentals Km   Restaurants 1,5
Montevarchi (reservation required) 6   Wine bar 1,5
Avis, Europcar, Hertz in Arezzo 37   Grocery store 1,5
Delivery of rental cars at the villa on requests   Post office 1,5
      Church 1,5
Taxi ranks Km   Horseback Riding 2
Montevarchi train station 6   Supermarket 1,5
      Pizzeria 1,5
      Pharmacy 1,5
      Shopping center 6
      Prada factory outlet 6
      The Mall fashion outlet 28
Photo Gallery :

View from the villa

First Floor bedroom: Tony's suite

First Floor bedroom: Rosanna

First Floor bedroom: Rosa

First Floor bedroom: Rita

First Floor bedroom: Lucia

First Floor bedroom: Nonni

First Floor bedroom: Fiori

First Floor bedroom: Daniela

Ground Floor bedroom: Piano terra

First Floor bedroom: Daniela

Second floor (former staff apartment with plain interior decoration):3 beds room Cacciatore

Second floor (former staff apartment with plain interior decoration): Twin bedroom Rita

Second floor (former staff apartment with plain interior decoration):Twin bedroom Servizio

First floor: Hall

The church "Pieve di Galatrona" built in 963

Wine tasting at Petrolo

Petrolo wines awards

07th October 2016 - Big lunch with family, employers and friends to celebrate a memorable harvest

6 liters Torrione 2005 (Imperial bottle)

Torrione 2005, a great wine !!

Religious ceremony in the garden

Religious ceremony in "Pieve di Galatrona"

Guestbook :
Weekly Rates:

Rrates vary depending on the season, length of stay and number of rooms occupied by guests, please contact me to receive an offer.

Check-in: from 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Check-out: before 9am

Included Services:
  • Private Swimming
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Private garden with pergola, outdoors furniture and dining table with great views of the valley
  • Cleaning 7 days a week (4 hours per day)
  • Private tennis court
  • Billiard room
  • Table tennis
  • Sat-tv
  • 2 fully equipped kitchens
  • Microwave
  • 4 Refrigerators
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Barbecue
  • Water
  • Gas for kitchen use
  • 3 Fireplaces
  • Wood fire oven
  • American Coffee Machine
  • Espresso Coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Linens for bed, bath and table
  • Washing machine
  • Independent heating
  • Weekly change of linens
  • Electricity
  • Car parking (space for 20 cars)
  • Final cleaning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryers
  • Floor fans in each bedroom
    (available on request at no charge)
  • Baby beds and highchairs
    (available on request at no charge)

Extra Services:

  • Local Tourist Tax € 1,50 per person per night for a maximum of 4 nights stay (Children under 12 are tax free)
  • First grocery shopping (shops are closed on Sunday)
  • Tuscany dinner prepared by our cook
  • Daily full breakfast
  • Tuscany cooking class
  • Wine dinner with sommelier
  • Order Wine & champagne delivered at the villa
  • Heating (upon consumption)
  • English speaking Baby sitter
  • Car rental (drop-off and pick-up of the car at the villa or in other location)
  • Airport / train station transfer / Taxi
  • Private bus rental with driver
  • Personal guide for Florence, Chianti, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, etc.
  • Wine cellar visit with wine tasting
  • Fashion outlets excursions (Prada, Gucci, Dolce&Gabbana, Armani, Ferragamo, Valentino, YSL and many others and many others are located in the area)
  • Cell phone rental
  • PA system with mixer and microphone
  • Firewood for BBQ
  • More extra services available on request



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I look forward to welcome you in Tuscany !