Castello degli Alberti
Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Every place in the Tuscan landscape carries traces of culture going back through the centuries. The Castello degli Alberti, in the heart of the Chianti region, is a significant example. It lies just 35 km from Florence, not far from the town of Castelfiorentino, along the old Via Francigena, an ancient trail used from medieval times by the pilgrims from England and France on their way to Rome. It was founded in the XIIIth century, when a noble and powerful family from Certaldo, the Conti Alberti, chose this place to be the centre of the Court of Val D'Elsa and built a castle there. In succeeding centuries it was transformed into an elegant aristocratic villa, but there still remains traces of the original square tower and of the walls next to the villa. Il Castello has been recently renovated to provide all the charm and uniqueness of a historic home, without changing the atmosphere of an aristocratic villa. It has also been equipped with all the latest modern conveniences to satisfy even the most demanding clients: air-conditioning, hydro massage baths, satellite TV, telephone with Internet connection, laundry with washing-machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave oven, DVD and VHS players. In the garden there is a swimming-pool (10 x 5m), situated on the ramparts of the castle, and with an area shaded by a loggia, the lemon-house converted into a living-room with terrace, and the 13th century chapel. The domestics (who live in an apartment on the first floor with independent access) clean the bedrooms and the bathrooms daily and prepare the continental breakfast 7 days a week between 9.00 and 12.00 in the morning. On request are available: cook, babysitter and further domestic help. Il Castello is recommended for family groups with not more than 4 children less than 12 years old.
CASTELLO (500 sq.m.) - 12 people - GROUND FLOOR: large living-room with fireplace, living-room with fireplace and TV, kitchen with dining-area, WC with washbasin, dining-room with fireplace and french windows with access to the courtyard outside, library/studio with fireplace, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage bath-tub. FIRST FLOOR: long corridor with access to the bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage bath-tub and shower, 1 twin bedroom with bathroom with hydromassage bath-tub and shower, 1 twin bedroom with bath-tub and shower, 1 double bedroom with fireplace and balcony over the courtyard and hydromassage bath-tub and shower, laundry with wardrobe. 13TH CENTURY TOWER (with private access) - GROUND FLOOR: living-room, stair leading to the FIRST FLOOR: 1 double bedroom with fireplace and bathroom with shower. Panoramic terrace.
Extra costs and further information
Final cleaning is included in the price
One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge
Domestic pets: not allowed
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) May 04, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 1500
Central heating according to consumption
Electricity included in the price
Air-conditioning: € per day
Other services included in the price:
Cleaning during the week: 3 hours, 7 times a week for a total of 21 hours. Continental breakfast from 8.30 to 12.00 in the morning, 7 days a week consisting of: coffee, tea, milk, bread, toast, biscuits, jam, fruit juice, yogurt, cereals and eggs. Welcome dinner.
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash:
Weekly consumption of electricity above 300KW: Euro 0.3 per KW. Heating: Euro 4.5 per cubic metre. Extra bed- and bathlinen change: Euro 10/person. Extra towels: Euro 5/person. Cook: Euro 8 per hour (cost per food and drinks non included). Any additional service on request: Euro 8 per hour. Telephone: Euro 0,12 per unit.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms|
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