Self catering holiday house in Tuscany, Chianti region near Florence

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San Casciano in Val di Pesa
(Florence province) Italy

San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Florentine Chianti

San Casciano VP is a village and a comune (municipality) in the south of Florence, located between Siena and Florence, along the ancient Roman road Cassia. The village offers a lot of facilities: a big supermarket, very good restaurants and pizzerias, a cinema, an olympic swimming pool, a theatre, shops, banks with ATM and pharmacies. There are interesting historical places and lots of cultural events throughout the year.

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is placed in the heart of Chianti area, an agricultural region famous for its wines and extra virgin olive oil.

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Holiday home Il Visciolo is about 350 metres far from the main village square, so you can go shopping for local products or having a meal at one of the many restaurants without having to use the car. For that reason staying in a self catering accommodation is not a problem for Visciolo's guests.

Trattorie, Pizzerie and Restaurants within walking distance

Those are just the ones you can reach without getting a car, there are several others you can reach with a short trip.

  • Nello – Via IV Novembre 66 - Tel. 055 820163
  • Trattoria Cantinetta del Nonno – Via IV Novembre 18 (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Ristorante Il Fedino – Via Borromeo 9 (closed on Mondays) 055 828612
  • Cinque di vino - Viale San Francesco, 32 (closed on Mondays) – 055 8228116
  • Antica Fiaschetteria del Chianti - Piazza Pierozzi 24 (closed on Wednesdays)
  • Caffé del popolano - Via Machiavelli 34 - 055 822 8405 (closed on Mondays, lunch is reservations only)
  • Ristorante Villa Borromeo - Via Borromeo 110 - 055 8290118 (1.5 Km - 15 min by walk)
  • Pizzeria Lo Scacciapensieri - Via Borromeo 64 - 055 820 289
  • Pizzeria La Carbonaia - Via IV Novembre 124 - 055 828 344
  • Pizzeria Sotto Casa - Via Morrocchesi 4 (closed Tuesdays) - 055 829 4641


Weekly market on Mondays (even on festivities). Nearby villages markets: Thursday at Mercatale and Cerbaia (in case of festivity the day after for both).

Transport services to/from Florence centre

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is connected to Florence centre and other towns and villages by a frequent, fast and cheap urban-suburban coach line provided by SITA/Autolinee Chianti. The coaches leave from a parking in the village centre, about 550 meters from our holiday house. A timetable is available on this page. Florence departures and arrivals are in the historical town centre, 60 metres beside Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station.

Tourist Information Point

It is located at the municipal Museum in Via Lucardesi – tel. +39 055 8256385.

Pro Loco

It is an association of volunteers who work to promote local tourism. Activities: reception and tourist information, promotion of the territory and its products and organization of cultural events.

Address: Piazza della Repubblica – Tel/Fax 055 8229558 or 055 8256390 – e-mail

Opening time
April->OctoberMon-Sat 9-13Mon 15,30-18
Tue, Wed, Fri 15,30-19
Sat 15,30-18,30
Wed closed
October->AprilMon-Sat 9-13Mon 14,30-17,30
Tue, Wed, Fri 14,30-18
Sat 14,30-17,00
Wed closed

Sites with useful information on San Casciano VP

booths San Casciano Val di Pesa

The booths in the streets on a Sunday in March.

San Casciano

Festa dei Fiori e Pittori (flowers and painters festival) each year on a Sunday of March in San Casciano VP.

San Casciano VP centre

The centre of San Casciano in Val di Pesa.