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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The building of Villa Brolio was originally an old XII century watchtower later transformed into a mill and finally restored to become a villa. The restoration works have been done preserving carefully all the ancient characteristics such as the outside stones, the vaulted or wooden beamed ceilings, the terracotta floors and the brick arches, all the typical Tuscan trademarks have been perfectly maintained.
The furniture respects the traditional material which means mainly wood and wrought iron for the bedsteads but it also offers all the comforts to make your holiday perfect and relaxing.
All around are the famous hills of the Chianti classic and the proximity of Villa Brolio to Gaiole in Chianti (just 7 km) make it perfect for your day trips exploring the area full of medieval Castles among which the renowned Brolio Castle and Meleto Castle.
Accommodation: Villa Brolio is 650 square meters and it is divided in two floors plus the tower.
Ground floor: You enter the villa from the covered arched loggia equipped with a sofa. From here you access the spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and terracotta floors. It has the typical Tuscan large stone fireplace, sofas and armchairs. The ground floors of the rural houses used to be the stables and you can see trace of that in the troughs preserved along the walls. An open brickwork arch leads to the dining room with a large table and access to the garden. From the living room you also enter the rustic kitchen complete with stone sink, fridge and freezer, 5 burner cook top, oven, microwave, toaster and dishwasher. French doors open to the garden with an area equipped to eat outside. From the kitchen a wooden staircase leads upstairs.
First floor: All the rooms on the first floor have terracotta floors and the ancient wooden beamed ceilings. On this floors there is another living room with fireplace, sofa and armchair which is connected to the covered loggia furnished with a sofa, table and chairs from where you can admire the view.
On the first floor there are 5 double bedrooms with 5 bathrooms.
The tower: A wooden staircase leads to the old tower where it is located the 6th luminous double bedroom with a small bathroom with shower.
The villa has a satellite Tv and internet wi-fi connexion.
Garden & Swimming Pool: The well manicured lawn of the garden introduce you to the villa and to the rear to the paved terrace of the swimming pool with its solarium perfectly equipped with sun umbrellas and sun lounges. This suntrap terrace of the pool is fenced for children security so that you can enjoy your holiday and relax at the utmost. The pool is 10x5 metres and 1.2-1.5 metres deep. It's open from May to October, weather permitting. All around the children have plenty of space where they can play and run safely.
The barbecue is available for you to organize your open air dinners choosing between the several areas equipped to eat al fresco.
Next to the villa the rural annex has been transformed in the laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities.
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 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglione della Pescaia 125 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 75 km, Nearest railway: Siena 30 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|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (6), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Tuscany region
Villa Brolio is located 7 km from the Gaiole where you can find supermarket, atm, all the shops and all the amenities. There is an even closer grocery shop at San Regolo just 3 km from the property. The nearest restaurant is also less than 3 km from there. Siena is about 20 minutes from the property and Florence about 40 minutes.
The nearest airport is Florence about 1 hour and Pisa one hour and a half. The airports in Rome are about 2 hours and a half away by car.
To have a more complete experience of staying in the Tuscan countryside, guests can visit a nearby winery where local wine is produced and can be bought. Cooking courses can also be organized upon request.
Nearest town: Gaiole in Chianti km 7
Restaurants: San Regolo km 3
Supermarket: Siena km 30
Grocery: San Regolo km 3
Shops: Gaiole in Chianti km 7
Outlets: The Mall, Reggello km 50
Bank: Gaiole in Chianti km 7
Post office: Gaiole in Chianti km 7
Tennis court: Gaiole in Chianti km 7
Chemistry: Gaiole in Chianti km 7
Golf: Golf Club Ugolino km 50
Horse riding: Monteroni d'Arbia km 35
SPA: Rapolano Terme km 25
Train station: Siena km 30
Gaiole in Chianti
Siena is a synonym for 'high quality lifestyles'. It was the first Municipality in Europe to close its center to traffic in 1966. Siena is a place of international culture. Its university is 750 years old and it hosts several noteworthy institutions such as the Chigiana Musical Academy, the University for Foreigners, the Accademia dei Fisiocritici and the Accademia degli Intronati. In this city, everything has remained unchanged for centuries. There, one breathes an 'atmosphere' that cannot be found elsewhere, because its people truly maintain the traditions of their ancestors. The tradition of the Palio, for example, is celebrated and renewed each year with the same renowned power and enthusiasm.
Siena has Etruscan origins; it was a Roman colony whose name was 'Sena Julia'. Its importance grew considerably in the Middle Ages, first with Lombards and later, under Carolingian leadership. After a long period of Episcopal dominion (from the 9th to the 11th century), the city reached the peak of power and became a municipality in 1147. During this period, Siena adopted expansionistic policies towards bordering territories. Confrontation with Florence was inevitable and due to various vicissitudes, their struggle lasted until 1555. In that year, after a long siege, Siena was conquered by the Florentines. Thus, the city lost its autonomy and became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, sharing the Duchy's destiny until the Unification of Italy in 1861.
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19 Aug 2013
"Privacy and Relaxation in a Scenic Area"
We spent 2 weeks at this wonderful historic home with friends. The house was spacious for 8 people with separate areas to relax if desired. The building has been restored with great care and has all… More
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