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Villa | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 22

This large stately, secular estate, dating from the early 1200s, once belonged to the powerful Medici family, and is now property of the llustrious Carpini family.

Today's descendants, Sergio and Riccardo Carpini, after brilliant careers as fabric makers to all the top fashion designers in the world, are putting Villa Fabbri through a monumental restoration of the vineyards, the villas and the winery.

Villa Fabbri was built by the grand duc of Tuscany Leopoldo II of Lorena, in fact its style is called 'Leopoldine'. It dominates two gentle hills with 360° degree views of rolling hills that spread as far as the eye can see.
The villa is completely independent and offers all the modern comforts and has been decorated respecting the traditional style of the time maintaining the original architectural features. Villa Fabbri is the twin sister of Villa Felciai (property ID 1672), situated on the hill next to it (at approx. 200 mt).

The Castle of La Selva (build in 1134) was the last post in the state of Florence, protecting the Ambra valley, situated on the border between Siena and Florence. In 1554 a Senese and French army attacked and destroyed the castle, at that time a Medici property. In the 18th century the Castle was converted into a beautiful villa.

The scenery around the property is typical of the pictures painted by the Renaissance artists. It has sweet hills and sweeping valleys, marked by noble cypress trees and adorned with vineyards, olive groves, and large forests of oaks, giving shade from the heat of the summer, the woods have trails and road for walks, mountain biking and horseback riding.


Ground and exteriors
Garden and view: Villa Fabbri stands in a panoramic position overlooking the unspoiled valley below; there is a private garden with garden furniture and a large built-in barbecue. The villa and the pool are surrounded by ancient oak trees that offer ideal shaded spots to have a nap on a hot summer's afternoon or a quiet read.
On one side of the house there is a large covered porch of 54 sqmts, with a huge marble and iron table for dining 'al fresco'.
Swimming pool:The villa has its own private pool with sunbeds in a beautiful panoramic position. Size: 10 x 5 m - depth 1.40 m all over. The pool will be open from 1 May until 30 September.
Parking: available on the property, for various cars.

At guests disposal:
The villa is fully Air conditioned.
Wi-Fi internet connection available.
4 mountain bikes for rent on the property.
Hiking or walking in which you may see the local wildlife in La Selva's own park.
Fishing in our small lake.
Visit of the wine cellars, by reservation only in the office of the Winery.

Extra services:
Also available, extra charge:
- crib and high chair
- fold-up bed
- pool towels
- a cook specialized in local Italian dishes
- maid service
- babysitters on request;
- extra change of sheets and/or towels during the week
In case of Weddings or Events:
Maximum seats outside up to 100 – inside up to 70.
Special requests may be made ahead of time, and we will do our best to arrange them.

Distances:
Nearest village: 8 km, Ambra with all kind of shops
Tennis: 10 min. drive
Horse-riding: Horseback riding is possible at the neighbouring estate, by reservation.
Thermal baths: Terme di San Giovanni in Rapolano Terme
Coast: 120 km

Florence: 75 km
Siena: 33 km
Arezzo: 57 km
Perugia: 96 km

Within a 15/30 minute drive, you can visit art towns like Siena, Monte San Savino, Lucignano and Sinalunga.
In the direction of the Chianti you'll find a constellation of little medieval villages and castles, full of history and each with their own personal story through the centuries.
In the direction of Siena the "Crete di Siena" area, a very special landscape that changes colour every month delighting artists from all over the world.
Within 30/45 minutes drive you can visit places like Cortona, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Pienza, Montalcino, just to name a few.

SITES AND ACTIVITIES

La Selva is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy and is placed in the southern part of Tuscany.
We are very near the provinces of Umbria and Lazio.

The scenery around the property is typical of the pictures painted by the Renaissance artists. It has sweet hills and sweeping valleys, marked by noble cypress trees and adorned with vineyards, olive groves, and large forests of oaks, giving shade from the heat of the summer, the woods have trails and road for walks, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Our 370 Acres of fenced land is inhabited by wild animals:

Deer, wild goats, porcupines, wild boar, hedge hogs, fox, hares, squirrels

The climate is mild, except in July and August when the sun is very strong and hot.

Within a 15/30 minute drive, you can visit the art towns like Siena, Monte San Savino, Lucignano and Sinalunga.
In the direction of Chianti there is a constellation of little medieval villages and castles, full of history and each with there own personal story through the centuries.
In the direction of Siena there is the "Crete di Siena" a very special landscape that changes colour every month delighting artists from all over the world.

Within 30/45 minutes drive you can visit places like Cortona, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Pienza, Montalcino, to name a few. Some are famous for their wines.
Many have an Etruscan background. These villages are always on very scenic and unbeaten roads.
The landscape continually changes, making one hold their breath in wonder at what beholds around every corner.

Then of course there is Florence, 45 minutes away.
The home of the Renaissance, with fantastic churches and huge museums full of glorious history and artistic wealth.

We can advise and give information on the various cities of art and museums, providing road maps.
It is impossible to see everything and you may plan your stay, or just play it by ear.
Some people just like to relax and sun themselves around the pool - our pools are in very scenic positions.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENTS

There is the possibility to do the following sports:

MOUNTAIN BIKING: We have 4 mountain bikes at ab. 10 euro per day.
TENNIS: There is a tennis court at 10 min. drive from the property - approx Euro 15 per hour.
Horseback riding at our neighbours by reservation

Hot air ballooning (their is a company nearby, reservations only)

Hiking or walking in which you may see the local wildlife in La Selva's own park
Fishing in our small lake
VISIT OF THE CANTINA, by reservation only in the office of the Winery.
POLO CLUBS: There are two Polo clubs a very short distance from here (5 minutes away) that have games very often during the weekends and can be watched.
ARTISTIC EXHIBITIONS and concerts - June, July and August only.
There are many concerts and exhibitions in this area during the summer, and you may attend.

WATER PARK AND DISCOTECS -
Crocodile - Waterpark- three discotecs
(exit 1A highway (autostrada), casello Monte San Savino)
Via Colle, 44, Marciano della Chiana (AR)
Tel. 0575/845176

HOT SPRINGS: Terme San Giovanni, Rapolano Terme (SI)
Hot spring pool, massage, mud treatments, inhalation treatments, etc.
Tel. 0577/724030 for appointment

There is a tennis court at 10 min. drive from the property - approx Euro 15 per hour.

Size Sleeps up to 22, 10 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

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