Villa | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 20
Villa Il Casale is an outstanding country villa located in the Chianti just minutes from Siena and nearby Montalcino. Offering sweeping views over its manicured grounds and the Tuscan landscape beyond it has private swimming pool, tennis and fitness room.
On the ground floor you will find a kitchen (275 square feet) with industrial stove, two ovens, restaurant style refrigerators, table for 12, table for 6, dishwasher, microwave, formal and informal settings for up to 24 guests, and 2 pantries. #1 bathroom with shower, living room (320 square feet) with grand piano, pool table, four sets of French windows open onto the terrace of 140 square feet. Terrace with three wrought iron tables with seating.
The view from the terrace is farmland and the medieval hill town of Montalcino. #2 bathroom with shower, #1 bedroom with double bed and large closet, #2 bedroom with double bed and large closet, #3 bathroom with shower, #3 bedroom with single bed and large closet. Laundry room with washer, dryer and ironing space. #4 bathroom with shower.
The Annex has a living room with fireplace, dining area and kitchen. Bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom with shower. On the ground floor there is a Barrique storage space, tasting hall, bottle storage area. On the first floor there is a breakfast room with large fireplace, kitchen with industrial refrigerator. #1 bedroom with double bed, large closet, bathroom with shower. #2 bedroom with double bed, large closet, bathroom with shower. #3 bedroom with double bed, large closet, bathroom with shower. #4 bedroom with double bed, large closet, bathroom with shower. #5 bedroom with double bed, large closet, bathroom with shower. #6 bedroom with double bed, large closet, bathroom with shower.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 10 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (9), Dining seats for 24|
|Outdoors||Private tennis court|
|Further details indoors|
Complete gym with stairmaster, lifecycle, freeweights, mats for stretching, and sauna. Swimming pool with deck lounges and grass park. Tennis courts (synthetic), and basketball court. All of the bedrooms have A/C. Outdoor cooking area with pizza/bread oven, bar and refrigerator. Table around the pool. Full time staff, including cook, 2 maids, waiter and gardener.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
The most important monuments to see in Buonconvento we point out here the Parrocchiale di San Pietro (Saint Peter Parish), the Oratorio di San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian Oratory), the Palazzo Ricci (Ricci Palace), hosting today the "Holy Art Museum of the valley of Arbia" and the "Ethnographic Museum of the Sharecropping".
We also mention fill celebrations periodically taking place in Buonconvento remind here the traditional "Treshing Feast" held yearly on July that evokes the ancient agricultural tradition of the town.