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14 Guests
8 Bedrooms
5 Bathroom
Monday, 02 April 2012 10:56

relaxing in the middle of Tuscany

Villa Catola, situated on the edge of Bucine village, is a place of "well being", where you feel at home and can truly relax and unwind. The Villa is located on the spectacular hills of the Arezzo countryside. The central location allows you to quickly reach the main art cities of Tuscany like Arezzo, Siena, Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, the Chianti Classico area as well as the beaches of the Etruscan Coast. It is particularly easy to reach Bucine by train and the villa is located near the railway station (Florence-Rome routes).

Monday, 02 April 2012 10:03

Cuddled by our staff

The Catola family that lives in the part of the building that used to be the stables and storage rooms. The family is happy to give you any assistance you may need. The warm, helpful and knowledgeable family will add value to your stay. Fabio will meet you at arrival and helps with any arrangements you may need. Stefano is the chef who is happy to cook you meals on request. You should not forget Andrea, the photographer of the family, and you might get a chance to meet also the youngest member of the family, Gian Marco and lovely Lorella, on your stay. Tullio and Riva are also worth mentioning especially when it comes to authentic Tuscan food. If you come to visit Villa Catola in the harvest time you might get a chance to participate in the harvesting and all the traditions around it. 

Monday, 02 April 2012 10:01

Enjoy the authentic Tuscany

The original core of the building was originally an oil mill, dating back to the 17th century. The building "LA COLOMBAIA" was expanded, and became a large country house with a dozen farms. The name comes from the topographic maps of the time. At the end of 1800 it was bought by Stefano Chimenti, Mayor of Bucine who was married to Gemma Bambi, a Florentine noblewoman. The building has been fully restored and descendents of the Chimenti family have lived there ever sense. Nowadays the great-nephew of Margerita Chimenti. The name of the house was changed to Catola by the current owner.

Sunday, 06 May 2012 11:37

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Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:33

Villa Catola - Friend Link


Monday, 02 April 2012 17:34

Villa Catola - F.a.q.



1 When is the reservation is considered valid?
The reservation is valid when first payment received, and finalized when the balance of the payment for the total amount of the requested period is confirmed.

2 Are we required to pay a security deposit? 
Yes.  Guests are asked to pay a security deposit of € 700.00 that can be returned to the customer at the time of departure from which will be deducted an amount equal to the amount of any damage or breakage of glasses, plates, dishes or furniture in the apartments. Where the estimated amount for the repair or replacement exceeds the amount of the deposit, the full amount will not be returned to you. However, iti is requested that you please notify the owner immediately if something is damaged or broken.

3 Who will welcome guests when they arrive at Villa Catola .
Guests are welcomed on site by the owner, or owner's family.

4 At what time are we to plan to arrive?
  Arrivals are to be scheduled in the afternoon between 17:00 to 20:00.
  Rooms may not be ready prior to 17:00.

5 What do I do if my arrival time is delayed?
  You must telephone the owner and advise him of the expected time of arrival.

6 When is check-out time on the day of departure?
  The guests are kindly requested to check out by 10:00.

7 Is there parking inside the property?
  Yes, there is parking available.

8 How often is the linen changed?
Once each week, on Saturday, used towels and bed linens are to be gathered by the guests and placed into a pillow case. Guests will then place these outside of the Villa's front door. The Villa's host will have clean linens and towels placed in the entrance hall for guests to replenish their rooms on their own.

Monday, 02 April 2012 17:28

Villa Catola - Facilities


Accommodated up to 16 persons,  can accommodate small groups  - short stays (weekend)


Pets on request
Available: washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV and free Internet access
 Available crib and baby sitting service on request  
Private parking
Barbecue, a wood oven and outdoor furniture

We are also at happy to organize:

Tours, guided tours, transportation in general
Reservations, visits to museums, excursions etc.. 
Wine and oil tasting
Cooking school
Dinners, lunches and ceremonies

Be paid locally:

 Bucine Municipality - Tourist tax € 1.50 per person for up to 4 days 

 (maximum € 6.00 per person) 

 Final cleaning € 15.00 per person

Monday, 02 April 2012 17:22

Villa Catola - Where we are




By Car

From Milano (Florence) and Rome via Highway A-1. Exit at Valdarno and turn right towards Montevarchi. Continue in the direction of Arezzo. When you arrive in the village of Levane turn right towards Siena (Bucine) at the traffic light. After 3 km, turn right at the fork to enter the village of Bucine. Continue towards the town center. After about 300 Mt, turn right onto Via del Teatro. It rises toward the Cinema - Theatre. Follow this just a short distance down the street to the entrance gate of the villa, at No. 18 Via del Teatro.

By Train 

enter as destination Bucine which is a few hundred meters from the villa

Google Earth Cooordinates

Latitude 43° 28' 45.97" N
Longitude 11° 37' 6.86" E

Monday, 02 April 2012 17:19

Villa Catola - Prices



  1. The Villa, surrounded by a large park, rising over three floors and a mezzanine. Includes 9 bedrooms (5 doubles, 2 twins, 2 singles) 5 bathrooms (4 with shower), 1 game room 2 living-rooms, 1 dining room, entrance hall, large kitchen. Adjacent to the villa ,with an attached but separate entrance is the owner's residence.
  2. Maximum N°. 16 people
  3. Bookings from Saturday to Saturday.
  4. Arrivals from 17:00 to 20:00 , departures by 10:00
    Security Deposit €. 700,00
  5. Prices include linen and towels.
  6. Prices do not include: Heating according to consumption (€. 1.00 per m³), final cleaning: € 160.00


On Request:

  • Housekeeping
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entertainment
  • Excursions
  • Rentals


PRICES 2012 (in Euro)
Other Periods 
Low Season Mid Season High Season
07/01 – 25/02
03/11 – 29/12
25/02 – 28/04
29/09 – 03/11

28/04 – 30/06
01/09 – 29/09
29/12 – 05/01/2013
30/06 – 01/09
Euro 1.800,00 Euro 2.250,00 Euro 2.800,00 Euro 3.200,00


25% for reservation deposit
Balance 30 days before arrival 

Monday, 02 April 2012 17:12

Villa Catola - About us



Villa Catola is a HOME FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS in Tuscany, managed by the owners. The Villa, surrounded by a large park, and rising over three floors and a mezzanine. Includes 9 bedrooms (5 doubles, 2 twins, 2 singles) 5 bathrooms (4 with shower), 1 game room 2 living-rooms, 1 dining room, entrance hall, large kitchen. Adjacent to the villa, but with a separate entrance is the owner's residence.

The village of Bucine is a small community in the heart of Tuscany, between the provinces of Arezzo, Florence and Siena. Surrounded by Chianti hills that produce fine wines and excellent olive oil. The Villa is located on the outskirts of the village, in the intimacy of a secluded green property but just a few steps from the village were you will find all kinds of shops and services, bars, banks, post office and pharmacy. Particularly convenient the train station, providing easy access by train to all the major tourist destinations. The whole Catola family , Fabio, Lorella, sons Stefano , GianMarco, Andrea and his girlfriend Olimpia, the dog "Ringhio" and Giovinziano (the cat) will put you at ease, providing every assistance to ensure you have a wonderful holiday


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