Casa Refolo E
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa Refolo E is a graceful apartment that is part of a villa. It sleeps four people. It is appoximately 65 square meters (700 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a private patio, a shared garden and winter heating.
You will be roughly 4.5 km (2.8 miles) from Gaiole in Chianti, where you will find a grocery store. You will find the closest restaurant a few meters (feet) away.
Casa Refolo E is located on the ground floor.
To stay at Casa Refolo E you will need a car. You will be able to park it inside the entrance gate. Please note that access to Casa Refolo E is along an 800-meter (half-a-mile) unpaved road.
Casa Refolo E is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Casa Refolo E.
The Casa Refolo apartments are six apartments belonging to a farm which is located in the heart of the Chianti region. The farm is situated on a hillock and it is entirely surrounded by grapevines and olive groves.
In the farm you will also find a small hotel and a restaurant where you could taste delicious traditional dishes. Cooking classes are held at the restaurant, which will give you the opportunity to learn how to cook the tasty Tuscan specialties.
A small spa, located in the farm, will give you the possibility to relax through the several relaxing treatments such as the chocolate therapy, the wine therapy, the Imperial bath and much more...
The farm features a swimming pool, and not only! Many more activities are available at the complex: you will be able to go fishing (bring your own rods!) in a pond which lies among the hills; you could practise archery in a proper field where a small bow for children is available; you will also find a tennis court which is situated among the grapevines and the wood; in a panoramic and shady area, you will even find a ping pong table along with a swing and a dartboard.
If you are fond of hiking, there are three different paths, each featuring a different level of difficulty (low, medium and high) departing from the farm. You will enjoy crossing through our woods and grapevines, walking along creeks and bridges, passing through medieval villages and more... all in the splendid set of the Chianti hills.
Not far from the farm, you will be able to go horse riding, to rent bicyles and quad bikes.
You will reach the swimming pool from the garden going down approximately 25 stairway steps. The pool is 5 meters (16 feet) large by 15 meters (50 feet) long, 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, deck chairs, sun loungers and an external shower. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a pleasant view of the Chianti hills. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex.
The garden is 400 square meters (4300 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a gazebo. It is equipped with a table and chairs. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue. From the garden you will have a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside. You will share the garden with the other guests staying at the complex.
At Casa Refolo you will find a wellness room with a heated Jacuzzi pool with hydromassage. This room has a bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Please note that use of the wellness facilities is not included in the rental fee and must be paid locally.
The patio is partly shaded by trees. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the patio you will enjoy a pleasant view of the garden.
The living room is paved with terracotta tiles. The ceiling has white exposed wood beams. The furnishings are rural and characteristic of the Tuscan house. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a two-burner electric cooker, a small refrigerator without freezer and an Italian-style coffee-maker. The dining table can accommodate four guests. From the living room you will be able to enter the patio through a French door.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the living room. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the living room. The furnishings are elegant. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. The bedroom features a Jacuzzi pool with hydromassage.
The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the living room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 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
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
The Tuscany region
Located in the heart of Italy, Tuscany is surely one of the most famous Italian landscapes. The essence of this beautiful region are its natural, artistic, and cultural heritage.
Bounded by the Ligurian and the Tyrrhenian Sea (two arms of Mediterranean), this region is divided into ten provinces, whose capitals are Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. Florence is the capital city of the region itself.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Tuscany, because the climate is mild. Bus-lines and trains connect the larger towns, but having a car would be a great advantage, and you would be easily able to enjoy the small towns and vineyards, which represent some of Tuscany’s strong points.
The “Chiantigiana road” is a must to see: it produces some of Italy’s finest wines. This is the colourful and legendary road of the “Chianti" region. The grape cultivation dates back to the Etruscan times. One of the biggest pleasures will be sipping different wines, at the wineries or at the wine bars scattered in the towns.
What about a drop in on “Mugello”? It is a countryside surrounded by oaks, chestnut trees and by the Apennines, This land of artists and painters have been source of inspiration in its farmhouses and colours. with kind people, authentic cooking, good wine, plus a great tradition in handicrafts.
Versilia is an area of 20 km sandy beaches located in the north of the region. The seaside with the colourful bathing areas is rich in bars and meeting places. Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Massarosa, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Stazzema and Viareggio are the towns of this beautiful coast.
Greve in Chianti
In the triangle more or less defined by the Tuscan borders, the fascinating town of Greve in Chianti occupies approximately the geometrical centre. A countryside position, highly influenced by the vicinity of two major cities: Siena and Florence.
Paradoxically, or just for spirit of contradiction, two of the greatest Italian navigators have "Grevigiane" origins: Giovanni da Verrazzano (who discovered the river Hudson, where nowadays lies New York) and Amerigo Vespucci (who gave the name to the whole American continent).
The most ancient urbanized settlement that originated Greve, has been localized on top of the current hill of St Francesco, mentioned into a XI-century deed of gift from St Bernardo degli Uberti to the Monastery of St Salvi. Later on it became an hospital and, at the end of the XV century, hosted a small monastic settlement of Franciscan Friars, today is the seat of the Museum of Holy Art.
Grave in Chianti born at the edges of important communication networks, under the Via Volterrana and Francigena. In compensation, the street courses made it easier to reach Florence, through the current Passo del Sugame, the Val d'Arno, where to find some important markets (such as Figline Valdarno).
An attitude of openness about the commerce contributed to originate the market of Greve (the current Piazza del Mercato), at the centre of a highly populated area, already rich in parish, rural churches and strewn with mediaeval hamlets and castles that, after the conquest and subsequent transformation at the hand of the Florentines, have become posh residences, villas and house-farms.
The Chianti Region has always been an incredibly precious area: the great production of local wine has begun in the XIV century, gladdening the tables of dozens of noble Florentines.
The oldest part of the village gravitates around the convent of St Francesco and Piazza del Mercato: this structure remained almost intact until the XIX century. Only after the Italian Unification the old "mercatale a Greve" became the most important centre of the whole valley.
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