Castello del Chianti

PROPERTY

Property facilities

Location: 
Chianti area
Nearest town: 
Castelfiorentino 3 km
Sleeps: 
12
Square meters: 
500
Bedrooms: 
6 (double: 4, twin: 2)
Bathrooms: 
7 (toilet (1/2): 1, shower: 2, bathtub: 1, shower + bathtub: 3)
High season price range: 
> 10,000 €
Swimming pool
Air conditioning
Internet
Wedding
Private villa
Private swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Barbecue
Parking
Baby cot + Highchair
TV
Satellite TV
VCR / DVD
CD player
Phone
Fireplace
Heating
Oven
Microwave
Toaster
American style coffee machine
Hair dryer
Dishwasher
Washing-machine
Iron + ironing board
Countryside

Every building in the Tuscan landscape is pervaded of the many cultures that inhabited it throughout the centuries. About 30 Km from Florence, Castello del Chianti castle, built on the ancient Via Francigena connecting France to Rome, is a shining example, evoking a multitude of ancient influences. The castle's history dates back to 1210, when the Counts Alberti di Certaldo, chief of the ruling Longobard family that dominated the nearby Elsa valley, built Caput Aulae, as the centre of Val d'Elsa's court.

The Alberti family owned and lived in this fabulous castle, later transforming it into an elegant country mansion, until the 17th century. Traces of the original 13th century fortified castle are still discernible in the square brick tower and the defensive walls alongside the villa. 

Castello del Chianti then fell into the possession of the Brandini family, one of the most important families of Castelfiorentino, owners of various farms and a bank. In 1900 Alice Brandini married the entrepreneur Cesare Puccioni, grandfather of the current owner.

Cesare and Cecilia Puccioni have personally overseen the restoration of the Castle, maintaining all the charm and uniqueness of a historical home. Here, the warmth and hospitality that has always been a feature of Castello del Chianti is still very much appreciated today.

The Castello del Chianti, perched atop a hill, has been completely restored whilst maintianing the spirit and atmosphere of a noble mansion. It can easily accomodate 12 people in luxurious comfort (a maximum number of 4 children aged 12 or less).

ACCOMODATION

Ground Floor: On the ground floor, the front door leads into a large, cosy living room with a fireplace. On the left, a beautiful marble staircase winds up to the first floor. From the living room a corridor provides access to the rest of the house. The spacious and fully equipped kitchen on the right has terracotta flooring and wooden beamed ceilings. Along the corridor, beyond a guest bathroom, there is a sumptuous dining room with French windows that access the courtyard. Further on, the Yellow living room with fireplace has a reading room alcove with TV, computer with broadband line and fax. To the right, the double bedroom of Federico Barbarossa has an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.

First Floor: On the first floor, at the top of the marble staircase, a long corridor leads to the bedrooms. On the right there is the Yellow double bedroom – again with en-suite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bath. To the left there are two twin bedrooms, the Celeste and the Pink bedroom - both with their own bathrooms, one with shower and tub and the other with shower. Towards the end of the corridor on the left a double bedroom with outside balcony overlooks the front yard. It is next to its own bathroom with both shower and Jacuzzi bath. There is also a laundry room with wardrobe and second staircase leading down to the ground floor.

XII century tower: The annex is a medieval tower standing alongside the villa (part of the original castle) and has its own access. From the living room on the ground floor a staircase takes you up to a double bedroom with its own bathroom with shower. With a breathtaking roof terrace.

EQUIPMENTS: Air conditioning (available in all the property), swimming pool that measures 10 x 5 m, Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi tubs in 4 bathrooms, maid service 3 hours/6 times a week (living on site, Sunday available on request), local cook on request, breakfast for 6 days (Sunday available on request), linen change once a week, food delivery service on request, heating at extra cost, safes in every bedrooms, computer with broadband line, satellite TV, VCR and DVD player, telephone extra cost, dishwasher, washing machine and BBQ.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

In front of the Villa a big garden with a breathtaking view on the Tuscan countryside: dramatic views of the undulating, fertile countryside below, as far as the towered town of San Gimignano which is just visible on the horizon to the south. A staircase leads down to the swimming pool of 10 x 5 meters and 1.4 deep surrounded by a lawn and an arcaded loggia. Behind is a shower and a fridge.

Lemon House: Limonaia converted into a casual sitting room, with six arched windows offering sweeping views of surrounding countryside. Breathtaking roof terrace. Wine press dated 1743 and cellar with a selection of fine wines available for the guests.

Chapel: XIII century chapel dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, restored in the XVIII century, contains a XIII century crypt.

Low/hight season cost: 
8315.00
11375.00
There are no valid special offers for this property, right now
 
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LOCATION

Castello del Chianti is near to San Gimignano as well as within easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is Florence airport about 35 minutes. Pisa is just over an hour and Rome airports are about three hours away.
 
Castello del Chianti is situated 3 km from Castelfiorentino where there is a train station.
 
From there it is only 30 minutes the centre of Firenze, Pisa e Siena. The railway service is good; there are trains every hour and at all hours.

Nearby facilities

  • Nearest town: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Restaurants: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Supermarket: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Grocery: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Shops: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Outlets: San Giovanni Valdarno km 75
  • Bank: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Post office: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Chemistry: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Tennis court: Castelfiorentino km 3
  • Golf: Castelfalfi km 20
  • Horse riding: Montespertoli km 17
  • SPA: Gambassi Terme km 13
  • Train station: Castelfiorentino km 3

Airports

  • Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 40 km
  • Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 65 km
  • Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 340 km
  • Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 325 km
  • Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 375 km
  • Venezia - Marco Polo: 285 km
  • Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 175 km
  • Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 130 km

Art Cites

  • Firenze: 35 km
  • Pisa: 50 km
  • Siena: 55 km
  • Lucca: 60 km
  • Arezzo: 105 km
  • Perugia: 160 km
     
  • San Gimignano: 23 km
  • Volterra: 45 km
  • Montalcino: 97 km
  • Forte dei Marmi: 105 km
  • Pienza: 144 km
  • Montepulciano: 138 km
  • Cortona: 128 km
  • Assisi: 180 km
  • Seaside: 70 km

RATES & CONDITIONS

from 06 January 2018 to 25 May 2018 € 8,315.00 per week
from 26 May 2018 to 29 June 2018 € 9,625.00 per week
from 30 June 2018 to 31 August 2018 € 11,375.00 per week
from 01 September 2018 to 28 September 2018  € 9,625.00 per week
from 29 September 2018 to 21 December 2018 € 8,315.00 per week
from 22 December 2018 to 06 January 2019 € 9,625.00 per week

 

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

gas, water, electricity (consumption up to 300 KW); cleaning rooms is done 7 days in the week between 09.00 a.m. and 12.00 a.m.; continental breakfast is done 7 days from 8.00 a.m. until 11.30 a.m.; linen and towels change once a week; baby cot (on request).

Price excludes

electricity consumption over the first 300 KW: Euro 0.40 per unit; occupancy tax: Euro 1 per person per night for the first 6 day of stay (adults and children from 14 years); heating (if used): Euro 5.00 per unit (this will be calculated according to the fuel used to heat the house 2 days prior to the customer’s arrival and during their stay).

Extra services (upon request)

telephone: Euro 0.12 per unit; cook and any additional service: Euro 12 per hour; grocery shopping.

Check in

from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 15 April to 30 September

Check out

within 09.30 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 800.00 in cheque, cash or credit card number as guarantee (Visa/MasterCard)

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 20% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent notice confirming your payment with contact and arrival information.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 84 days (12 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to the owner via wire transfer or credit card. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 12 weeks before letting, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 12 weeks before letting.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

AVAILABILITY

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REVIEWS

Trip was great! Everything about the villa was perfect. I am sending you some new clients. Thanks agaian!

Jim from USA • 31 August - 07 September 2009

Manola, our family had a great stay at Castello del Chianti. It is a perfect place for family vacation. The surrounding is so beautiful and the place is peaceful. Maria is an exquisite chef, we have many good meals with her cooking. People at the property are nice and most helpful. We surely will consider the villa again when we return. Thank you for your assistance in arranging this.

Ken from USA • 14 – 21 August 2010

Suggested activities:

Suggested activities for this property:

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS