A Fascinating 18th Century
Bishop's House in the Tuscan Country
Villa Le Panche is a charming country house in Tuscan style where our guests can enjoy the nature in a wide fenced garden, swim in a private heated pool, take advantage of a wellness area equipped with a large hydro-massage, an infrared sauna and gym equipment.
The villa was built in 1718 as a summer retreat for the Bishop of Pistoia, as testified by an original stone engrave in the living-room. Villa Le Panche has been recently restored and fully equipped to become an ideal destination for holidays with family and friends, thanks to its 6 double bedrooms and wide common areas.
Located in a lush valley of the Pistoia Apennines area, along the river Reno, it is well connected to Florence and the other cultural and natural attractions of Tuscany by the State Road 66. Villa Le Panche can be reached in 25 minutes from the highway A11 and in about 1 hour from the international airports of Florence, Pisa and Bologna.
Our cozy historic house has wide interior spaces to accommodate your group at best! Each of the 5 double or twin bedrooms with private bathroom is characterized with different colors and original antique furniture.
A sixth small bedroom with bunk beds and a double sofa bed in the attic lounge allow Villa Le Panche to host up to 14 guests.
Exteriors / Garden
The garden between the villa and the river is shaded by apple trees and fully fenced to ensure the guests privacy and the safety of their children. Garden toys and tennis table are also available.
The pool is 10 m long, 5 m wide and 1.40 m deep at maximum. It is provided of a heat pump and protected by an electric cover. A solar shower is located near the roman steps.
Free Wi-Fi is available in all the interior spaces. In the living room there is a 65" Smart TV, as well as of DVD and CD players with Hi-Fi system. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV.
Al Fresco Dining
A gazebo with a 3 meter table is located just outside the villa, near the barbecue. It's a delightful place where you can eat with a view of the swimming pool.
Home Chef Service
If you like a Tuscan dinner prepared for you at the villa we can propose our trustful home chef service. They are also available for cooking classes.
Upon request, you can take advantage of the massage service: moments of pure relaxation, to enjoy your holiday to the fullest. Book in advance!
A warm pleasant space is located on the ground floor, featuring a big whirlpool, an infrared sauna, spinning bikes and other gym equipment. It's the ideal place where you can relax after a day of visits around Tuscany or recharge after hiking or skiing on the Apennine mountains.
THINGS TO DO
Cross the breathtaking suspension bridge. Cool off in the beautiful forests. Enjoy hiking in the Apennine mountains (guides available upon request). Take part in the summer gastronomic and musical events.
Open Air Activities
In the surroundings you will find tennis courts, an equestrian center, adventure parks and winter sports facilities. The beaches of Versilia are about 1 hour away by car.
Live the medieval centre of Pistoia (market twice a week), Arezzo and Lucca (famous antique markets).
Try the gastronomic stands in Florence Mercato Centrale.
The Montalbano, Carmignano and Montecarlo wine areas can be reached in a 45 minute drive. The Chianti Classico region is 1 hour away. Drivers available upon request.
We loved our week here at Villa Le Panche, Nedo and Davide were very knowledgeable on where to eat and what to do locally and we had such a great time. The villa is very well equipped and it was a real treat to have 5 en suite bedrooms.
For us this was really important as a big family group, but everyone also wanting their own space. We never felt on top of each other as there is so much space both inside and outside.
Chrissie (UK) from Trip Advisor
Davide and his father are very welcoming and speak perfect French. They were present and attentive to our requests.
The house is exceptional, in altitude compared to Pistoia, which brings great freshness in summer. We were able to fully enjoy the facilities of the house (the most: sauna, swimming pool, huge jacuzzi).
Magnificent 18th century house!
Diego A. (Switzerland) from Airbnb
Nedo Ferrari, father
Project and Maintenance
Davide Ferrari, son
Marketing and Sales
"We are committed to your satisfaction and looking forward to welcoming you. We will do our best to make you feel at home!"