Castle | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Castello di Renai is a wonderful historical castle in Tuscany for rent. This graceful country residence is near the ancient town of Castelfiorentino on the Francigen Route. This Tuscan castle for rent dates back to the early years of the 13th century.
On the ground floor the front door gives onto a large, cosy living room with fireplace. On the left, a beautiful marble staircase connects 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 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 living room with fireplace has a reading room alcove with TV. To the right, a double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. On the first floor, at the top of the marble staircase, a long corridor leads to the bedrooms. On the right there is a double bedroom – again with en-suite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bath. To the left there are two twin bedrooms - 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. The annex is a medieval tower alongside the villa (part of the original castle) 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4)|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Swimming pool that measures 10 x 5 mt, jacuzzi, jacuzzi tubs in 4 bathrooms, parking, maid service 3 hours/6 times a week, local cook on request, breakfast on request, linen change, once a week, food delivery service on request, air conditioning, heating at extra cost, satellite TV, VCR and DVD player, telephone extra cost, dishwasher, washing machine and BBQ.
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.
Castelfiorentino, about 40 minutes from the beautiful city of Florence.
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.