Appartamenti Il Castagno
About the home
Upper floor apartment with large panoramic terrace with a beautiful view on Florence with a table and chairs. Kitchenette with convection oven, freezer and kitchen equipment. Large living room with TV and a convertible sofa bed.
One double bedded room, one twin-bedded room, bathroom with shower, washing machine and clotheslines. Private parking space. Independent heating system. Big garden with barbecue.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Viareggio, 100km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Staffed Property|
|General:||TV, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Iron and ironing board, bed linen and towels are included.
Welcome pack tourist informations provided on arrival. The big garden is shared with the owners of the house.
English-speaking representative (Lorenzo, the son of the owner Danilo) on hand to answer any questions.
A well-behaved dog is allowed but sorry, no cats
20% of rental fee due 4 weeks before your stay to secure booking
The Tuscany / Firenze Province region
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful Italian region and six of its localities have been inscribed in the UNESCO list of world-heritage sites: the Historical centre of Florence, the Historical center of Siena, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa, the Historical centre of San Gimignano, the Historical center of Pienza and the Val d' Orcia. You must also visit the other wonderful historical cities like Arezzo, Lucca, Pistoia, Massa Marittima, Cortona, Volterra and Montepulciano and especially the beautiful area of Chianti where is located Poggio alla Croce. Chianti is easiest to explore with a car.
The most likely place to begin the trip is Florence and after they take the most important road to know is the Chiantigiana (SP 222) from Florence to Siena, as it penetrates the heart of the region, Chianti Classico. Without car, the region is accessible with SITA buses from Florence.
The Chianti area is an excellent base from which to explore Tuscany as whole without having to stay in these crowded cities. The countryside is beautiful, and absolute gems that should be visited are the hamlets of Montefioralle Volpaia and Poggio alla Croce and the beautiful towns of Greve, Panzano, Radda and Castellina.
The Greve in Chianti / Poggio alla Croce area
You can discover all the secrets of the typical Tuscan dishes by participating in exclusive typical Tuscan cooking course, learn the art of home-made pasta, make tagliatelle noodles and then taste your creation accompanied by a glass of “Chianti classico”. The course will be held in the kitchen of the “Restaurant Becattini” by the chef and owner “Danilo Becattini”.
You can have a beautiful dinner in our restaurant that is specialized in mixed grilled and roast-meats and especially in the Florentine T-Bone steak cooked in the wood-burning oven. You must taste also our famous 'fritto' (mixed fried food) made, as our grandmothers used to do, in the old black frying-pan. All our dishes are prepared with extra virgin olive oil, locally produced, as most of the vegetable we use. Last but not least our great Pizza cooked on the natural stone of our antique oven. Restaurant Becattini is an unique culinary experience, which we are sure, will make your stay in Tuscany even more memorable. You can visit also the farm “Tenuta La Novella” (1km to the flat). First you will have a interesting walk among the vineyards learning a lot about the history of the farm, the characteristics of its produce and the methods of cultivation.
Afterwards you will enter the wine cellar and the owner will explain you the processes of the wine making from the grape harvesting to the oak barrels in which the wine is born. Finally you will taste the excellent wines “Chianti Classico” produced there.
There is also the possibility to look and discover how is made an original extravergine olive oil at oil mill "Frantoio Pruneti” in San Polo in Chianti (only 4 km to the flat)
How to get there
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From the motorway A1 Milan-Rome, exit at Incisa REGGELLO.
At the motorway exit, turn left and follow signs for Figline Valdarno 4 Km
Before arriving in the town of Figline Valdarno you will find a large roundabout and take the first exit on the right in the direction of Poggio alla Croce, San Polo, Grassina
Route 7 km reach Poggio alla Croce and there you will find in the center of the village opposite the church.
For those arriving from Florence
Reach the exit Firenze Sud on the passing of Varlungo Bridge.
At the end of the junction turn right towards GRASSINA - GREVE.
Go through all the land of Grassina and after the main square (Piazza Umberto I), turn left to San Polo in Chianti
Go through the entire town of San Polo in Chianti and continue straight for another 4 miles until you arrive in Poggio alla Croce. There you will find in the center of the village opposite the church.
From Florence airport (Amerigo Vespucci)
The best way to get in Poggio alla Croce is follow the signs to enter the motorway A1 (Milan - Rome) direction Florence and Rome, and then follow the directions in the section "Auto".
From Pisa Airport (Galileo Galilei)
You can reach Poggio alla Croce in Florence following the signs that will let you on the motorway A1 (Milan - Rome) direction FIRENZE - ROMA and after that you can follow the directions in the section "Auto".
You can also reach the central train station of Florence (Santa Maria Novella - SMN)
By train: Pisa airport is directly connected to the central station of Florence (Firenze Santa Maria Novella) eight times a day. The track is located on the left side of the airport exit. The train ticket can be purchased at the counter inside the airport railway.
By shuttle: The shuttle bus "Terravision" from the square in front of the airport. Tickets can be purchased at the counter inside the airport station.
From the central train station of Florence (Santa Maria Novella - SMN)
1) You can go to the nearby bus station to catch the SITA bus running the Florence - San Polo - Figline Valdarno with departure at 18:30 which also stops in Poggio alla Croce.
2) From the station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) every 30 minutes a train to Arezzo or Rome, which also stop at Figline Valdarno and from there we can pick with our service and shuttle reservations.
Activities near Greve in Chianti
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
17 Dec 2012
Feels like home. Very friendly and helpful family. Very rare nowadays that they don´t ask money for everything. They are honest and make your feel that it is their honour that quest enjoy their stay.... more
Thanks very much!!
We really appreciate your comment and we enjoyed to welcome you in our flat because you are very beautiful and nice people and especially good friends.
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17 Sep 2012
My partner and I enjoyed staying there for two weeks.
We got a 3 room apartment overlooking the valley specially to watch the sunset beautiful and relaxing
The place is good located to reach... more
Thanks very much!!
We really appreciate your comment and we enjoyed to welcome you in our flat.
We hope that you will return!
12 Mar 2012
We reciently returned from a trip to Tuscany and spent our two weeks doing run outs from Poggio Alla Croce. It is an ideal spot to get the most out of Tuscany. The accomodation was very reasonable... more
Thanks very much. We really appreciate your response and your sympathy and kindness.
I hope you can come back!!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April - May 2013||1 Apr 13||3 Jun 13||€ 480||€ 100||€ 105||3 Nights|
|June 2013||3 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 470||€ 95||€ 100||3 Nights|
|July 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||€ 490||€ 100||€ 105||3 Nights|
|August 2013||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||€ 520||€ 110||€ 120||3 Nights|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||€ 470||€ 95||€ 100||3 Nights|
|October -November 2013||1 Oct 13||16 Dec 13||€ 460||€ 90||€ 95||3 Nights|
|December 2013||16 Dec 13||8 Jan 14||€ 470||€ 100||€ 110||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
consumption of water and electricity, final cleaning, use of linen and towels, 10% VAT
NO use of heating that is counted with an independent system and tourist tax (Euro 1,5 for each night).
10% of discount on the total price for every two consecutive weeks booking.
We can accept deposit by bank transfer in Euro and payment at your arrival by cash or credit card.Enquire now
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