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“An Absolute Tuscan Gem”
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Podere Jana
Ranked #16 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Vinci
British Columbia, Canada
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“An Absolute Tuscan Gem”
Reviewed October 27, 2010

We stayed here in September for a week for my sisters wedding. It was amazing! Arrived first night to an endless pizza party! Enjoyed two amazing Italian family style dinners there.

Pool was warm even for September. Everything was spotless and perfect. Our family and friends rented the entire villa and all of the apartments were spacious and beautiful. Beds very comfortable, nice kitchens. We were even able to use the villas main kitchen one evening to cook a communal meal.

The location is perfect. Set amongst the Tuscan hills, surrounded by olive groves, fruit trees and amazing sunsets.

If you are looking to host a large family function in Tuscany, look no further that Podere Jana.

Definitely need a car with GPS or car hire. Take train to anywhere from Empoli. A group of roughly 20 of us even made the journey to Cinque Terre one day. It was fabulous. Coffee at the train station very good.

Town of Vinci wonderful. Empoli has a huge Coop. Only 30 minute train ride to Florence. Such a wonderful way to spend a week in Tuscany.

Can't wait to go back and take our two young children there.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Fahan, Ireland
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

We celebrated my husbands 50th Birthday with 27 friends and family in the Fabulous Podere Jana ,set in the hills between Vinci and Empoli in Tuscany.The owners and staff were so accommodating and pleasant .
The birthday evening started with a champagne reception & soft guitar playing around the pool area then on to a 9 course Tuscan feast.
On other evenings we enjoyed the use of the BBQ area and loved the never ending supply of pizza on the pizza evening the favorite has to be the chocolate pizza for desert.
Some people enjoyed the rest of the week lounging around the pool area and having lazy lunches while others took the opportunity to visit Florence, Lucca, Senna, Vinci and Pisa.
we also had some lovely meals in Vinci, I would highly recommend Podere Jana , car hire is a must to get around.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2008

We hired Podere Jana for our low key Tuscan wedding after finding it online and had an absolutely fabulous break - it was perfect!

It is a beautiful Tuscan farmhouse, surrounded by olive groves. If you want to hire the whole thing, it sleeps up to 40 people but it is divided into appartments that sleep 2-6 people and you can hire just one (or 2 or 3) apartments if you want. Other communal facilities include a pool (quite cold by September!) a hot tub, a table tennis table, table football, a wood burning stove and a pizza oven.

The staff are all lovely and the place is kept spotless and very well groomed. They will also provide food - breakfasts, Tuscan buffets, pizza parties and help with the BBQ if you need it (at extra cost).

Being in a remote location in the middle of nowhere, a car is essential (even for Vinci). However, if you base yourself there you are in reach of most Tuscan highlights - Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, San Gimigniano.

Having stayed in many places around Europe - this really is the most glowing report I could ever give - would highly recommend to anyone considering a Tuscan holiday who doesn't need to be based in the thick of things

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  • Stayed September 2008
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Property: Podere Jana
Address: Via di Faltognano 266 | Località Marcello, 50059, Vinci, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Vinci
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Ranked #16 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Vinci
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Number of rooms: 8
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