Luxury villa Tuscany
Villa | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 13
The property was built in the 17th century. The owners have meticulous attention to detail and have taken great care to preserve the stunning original features of the property, among them the frescoes, beams, precious antiques and family heirlooms, paintings and elegant prints. However, they have also managed to successfully fuse this wonderful history with a contemporary feel, creating a wonderfully elegant home.
Inside, the property measures 750 square metres. There are 6 double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and 1 single bedroom. Every bedroom is beautifully furnished to create a perfect retreat to retire to at night.
In addition, there is a dining room, kitchen, library and 2 living areas. The kitchen is fully equipped a with large fridge / freezer, oven, gas hob, coffee machine, blender and plenty of utensils and crockery. For those that prefer not to cook, we can arrange the services of a chef during your stay. Likewise, other housekeeping services can also be provided. Please ask for more details.
The living area on the first floor has a wonderful feature fireplaces whereas the ground floor living area has French doors opening onto the garden with its wonderful views over the Chianti vineyards. This is a lovely area to sit and enjoy an evening meal or drinks with friends and enjoys beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside. The entire property has been immaculately presented and has a luxurious but welcoming feel.
Outside the property also has a private swimming pool surrounded by loungers and seating. There is also a tennis court within the grounds which is available exclusively for the use of the villa guests.
The property enjoys WIFI internet access.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 7 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
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 Family bathrooms|
The Tuscany region
The classic landscapes of Tuscany have long held an irresistable attraction for holidaymakers. Made famous by the Renaissance artists, the landscape provides a stunning backdrop to your stay. Visitors are spoilt for choice in terms of Tuscany tourist attractions to visit and sights to see, whether it's the Duomo and Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the leaning tower in Pisa or the Campo in Siena. All these are easily possible using this property as a base. Other towns worth visiting include Lucca, San Gimignano, Arezzo and Cortona.
There are a wealth of activities to enjoy during your stay whether it's wine tasting and a tour of a local vineyard or a trip to the olive groves and olive oil tasting. Guided tours (from tours of Florence to tours of the outlet malls) can also be arranged as can cookery courses of various lengths to suit your party. These can be held at the villa as there is plenty of space to accommodate this.
Please ask for more details on what to see and do in Tuscany or let me know if you have any specific requests.
Civitella in Val di Chiana
The property is ideally located on a hillside in Gaiole in Chianti, surrounded by Chianti Classico vineyards. It is within easy reach of some of the most important sights in Tuscany & Umbria. Siena is just a 30 minute drive away whilst the larger city of Florence is a 1 hour drive as is the smaller town of Cortona and the wonderful city of Arezzo. Perugia is 90 minutes away whilst Pisa is a couple of hours away. Even day trips to Rome are possible. It's a 2.5 hour drive to the city but very easy to get to by train.
If you enjoy golf, then this property is an ideal destination! There are 6 courses within a 50km radius of the property. The nearest is the Ugolino golf course less than 30 kilometres away in Grassina. This is the oldest golf club in Tuscany. Set in the heart of the Chianti region and only a few miles from the centre of Florence, the spectacular hillside course has wonderful views over the Tuscan countryside. Castentino and Le Pavoniere are 2 more inviting layouts. They are slightly further but well worth the trip.
The coast is about 2 hours away if you want to spend a day on the beach. One of the best towns on the coast is Viareggio, which is also Tusancy's biggest seaside resort. Viareggio has an air of elegance afforded by the long avenue of palms that run the length of its promenade and is worth a visit. The seaside resorts north from Viareggio to Forte dei Marmi are certainly popular with wealthy Florentines. Alternatively head inland to the beaches around Castiglione del Lago just an hour away.
The nearest airport to the property is Florence approximately 60 minutes away. Next closest is Perugia which is approximately a 90 minute drive from the property. If you don't mind a slightly longer journey from the airport, it's also possible to fly to Pisa or Bologna, both of which have an approximate transfer time of 2 hours. Car hire is essential if you want to explore all that Tuscany has to offer.
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