Colonica Gigli is a portion of a typical Tuscan farmhouse immersed in the green Chianti hills covered with vineyards and olive groves. Recently restored the original stone building stands in a well tended green lawn. The large private garden is totally fenced ensuring complete privacy. Entering the property you are welcomed by a delightful stone paved courtyard.
The rustic structural features have been preserved and tastefully melted with the functional but elegant furnishing where modern comforts and antiques complete the charming picture.
From its privileged hilltop position Colonica Gigli boasts a enchanting scenery with views extending over the countryside surrounding.
This is the ideal place if you wish to spend your holiday in a quiet and peaceful environment where you can enjoy absolute relaxation and find relief from the stress of the everyday life.
Accommodation: The villa extends on two floors.
On the ground floor there is the living room with TV sat, WI-FI internet connection, open fireplace and double sofa bed. Still on this floor is small toilet and the dining room with kitchen fully equipped with also oven and dishwasher. Both rooms have direct access to the external area and the garden.
On the first floor there is one bathroom with shower, a twin bedroom and the double bedroom with a covered portico.
The building is divided in two parts and the pool is shared with another small villa for up to 4 persons. The outdoor area is fully organized with table and chairs and the garden is completely private.
Garden & Swimming Pool: Approaching the villa you will feel immersed in the green of the countryside surrounding. The garden is a perfectly manicured lawn offering unobstructed views from the patio fully equipped to eat and relax outside. The location also allows undisturbed walks through the vineyards.
Although the neighbours share the pool with Colonica Gigli, the pool (14 x 6 meters) is in a separate garden and does not at all intrude on the peace and tranquillity of the private garden attached to the property or the view, which stretches away over the rolling Chianti hills.
Suggested event for this property: Palio di Siena tickets.
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglione della Pescaia 115 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 90 km, Nearest railway: Siena 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Colonica Gigli is perfectly located one hour to Florence and only 20 minutes to Siena. It is conveniently located to also reach San Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona and Arezzo. Fifteen minutes away in Rapolano are the spas with hot spring heated pools and fango (mud) treatments. It is five minutes drive from shops and restaurants in the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
The nearest village of San Gusmè just 2 km away from the property, offers all the amenities included restaurant, bar, wine bar, grocery and post office. Not to mention the Valdichiana outlet village where more 100 shops of the main modern brands welcome you just 35 minutes from the property.
With in the area one can find horse riding, ballooning, and mountain bike hire, wine & olive oil estates open to visit and cooking classes.
Nearest town: San Gusmè km 2
Restaurants: San Gusmè km 2
Supermarket: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Grocery: San Gusmè km 2
Shops: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 45
Bank: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Post office: San Gusmè km 2
Chemistry: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 7
Tennis court: Siena km 25
Golf: Bettolle km 45
Horse riding: Castelnuovo Berardenga km 18
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 20
Train station: Siena km 25
The original Chianti, the area between Florence and Siena, is the heart of Tuscany, traditionally identified with a thousand-year-old history of wine-making, gastronomy, artisanship and culture. At the very center of this area lies the Chianti Storico consisting of the three municipalities Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, and Castellina in Chianti. People in this area have cultivated the land and made wine and olive oil at least since Etruscan times.
The undulating hills form small, protected valleys with a unique, mild microclimate, which has made this area attractive since Etruscan and Roman times. Here we find a special flora and fauna and this is the reason for the high-quality wine and food products from this area. More than half of the Chianti, however, is woodland, which makes it perfect for outdoor activities.
Festivals, concerts, museums, exhibitions, fairs offer a wide range of cultural entertainment. The central position of the Chianti Storico allows for comfortable daytrips to Florence, Siena, San Gimigniano and Montalcino.
Medieval castles, churches, fortified hamlets, villas and farmhouses are scattered all over, making just driving around an experience in itself. A network of partly unpaved country roads invites to explore this beautiful landscape on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
The Chianti being one of the most famous wine regions in the world means that wine tasting is a key holiday experience, whether visiting local wine festivals, touring wine producers, visiting enoteche, or simply choosing among the many local wines to go with a meal.
Eating out in the many little family restaurants gives a chance to experience local food specialties first hand. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere, the traditional Chianti recipes and the consistent high quality of the seasonal products all contribute to an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Accommodation ranges from very elegant, high-end luxury hotels or rental villas, over agritourism and farm holidays to family run bed and breakfasts. A warm welcome and personal treatment is assured in any case, and as everywhere in Italy children are more than welcome.