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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Villa Torre Alberghieri is a property dated back to the 19th century, in neoclassic style, located in the heart of the Chianti area, only 12 km far from Florence. This elegantly decorated villa of 525 m2 with stunning country views is perfectly positioned for those seeking the ultimate Tuscan experience. Bought as the owner's summer house, Villa Torre Alberghieri combines high standards with a cosy and warm feel throughout. Both sun-filled and green open spaces, high ceilings, a warm colour scheme with contemporary fresco paintings together with old original frescoed ceilings and walls, mosaic and terracotta floors as well as a beautifully designed park with fantastic views make this villa a special find.
Set on 16 ha of private ground in the hills of the Chianti Classico area, just outside the villages Impruneta and Strada in Chianti, it has therefore a variety of traditional Tuscan restaurants, shops and markets on the doorstep. The historic town of Florence is also nearby (30-minute drive) and therefore offers a great opportunity for a daytrip as well as Siena, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa. The villa is surrounded by a manicured park featuring flowering plants, trees and shrubs, lemon trees and other fragrances of the Mediterranean vegetation.
Fresco dining terraces, a great BBQ corner and a lawn for playing invite the guests and their young ones to relax and enjoy themselves. The highlight however is the tower … needless to say that the 360° views from here are simply breathtaking. The villa's interiors are decorated in original sophisticated neoclassic style creating a soothing and princely atmosphere with soft and radiant colours and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows. Featuring 5 main bedrooms, all with adjacent bathroom, Villa Torre Alberghieri provides plenty of space for couples, a family or group of friends. The large living and dining areas as well as the fully-equipped kitchen are ideal for spending quality time away from home.
Spacious entrance hall leads to the living room (with TV Sat, CD, DVD lectors and fan) and dining rooms (seats 18), elegantly decorated in neo classic style and with large door-windows opening out onto the park and fresco dining terraces.
Well-equipped kitchen with an old big fireplace, provided with fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, squeezer, coffee maker, etc.
Billiard room with antique billiard and related accessories.
Four bedrooms (3 double beds and 1 single bed) furnished in authentic antique style and 4 adjacent spacious bathrooms (2 with baths and 2 with shower). The windows of each room enjoy a relaxing view over the park and over the countryside. Bedrooms are separated by boudoirs and are perfect for their tranquility.
Under the tower
Double bedroom and adjacent bathroom with shower. Spiral staircase leads to an exclusive space inside the tower with an unique view at 360 degrees for making art, reading and thinking.
Spacious park and terraces for dining and relaxing.
Built-in BBQ corner.
Ping pong table.
Garden with lawn, flowering plants, local vegetation etc.
16 ha of vineyard, olive grove and wood.
Linen and towels are provided, together with shower & beauty supplies, hair-drier, iron and ironing board.
Principal cooking supplies are also provided such as vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, sugar, tea, etc.
Other apartment supplies: detergents for bath, kitchen, dish washer and laundry.
Our services are simple but careful, aimed at creating warm memories to be taken home.
On customer's request, for example Italian style with home-made products like jam and cakes or international style with various types of spicy and sweet dishes.
Dinner and chef on request
Our dinners with seasonal menus are delightful experiences are prepared on request in our large kitchen, during the long summer afternoons and, in wintertime, in the warm atmosphere of our wood stove. under the eyes of our guests, whilst holding a glass of good wine. We also offer the services of a chef coming on site during your stay.
Cooking lessons are organized in our large kitchen, where small parties (min 2 - max 6 persons), can learn how to cook the basic dishes of the traditional Tuscan cuisine. Our recipes can be easily prepared when back home.
Our guests can approach the fascinating world of wine and have a better understanding of the complex process by which, from a single cluster of grapes, we produce a high quality wine that improves with time. A professional sommelier will be describing our Chianti Classico wines, made with tradition and passion, focusing on the specific features of each single type.
Visits to the farm and to the winery
Are usually offered before the wine tasting. You will learn more about Farm Torre Alberghieri regarding the land, the surrounding landscape and winemaking.
You can have a great day of fun learning the fresco technique on wood or bottles with the artists 'iguarnieri'
Our spacious park
While sitting at the tables or in a comfortable armchair, you will be able to enjoy the silent and aroma of different types of trees and flowers.
Private Parking for our guests
Large lawn available for children, tennis table and table games available for free to our guest
Piano available for music lowers and billiard room.
Permanent art exhibition with more than 100 fresco paintings and sculptures.
Technical services: free Wifi laundry service with drying in the sun
Our helpful advise to suggest the most suitable itineraries for our guests. Reservation of museums, touristic guides and wine tours (Italy and Wine).
Our friendship in answering questions and helping with small and big problems that might arise, thinking that as long as our guests stay with us, they are part of our family and at home. We possess various talents in the field of art and science, ranging from history of art to agricultural science and will be at your service to make your stay an unique experience.
Would be very glad if you could inform us in advance about your arrival time for welcome you at best!
As much or as little as you'd like, we can be reached via email, text, phone during your stay, so will always be available should you have any questions.
In autumn and winter season the cost for heating is not included in the offered price and will be calculated pro consumed units.
Your perfect holiday in Chianti …
• To relax: cosy rooms tucked away in nature and green
• For your soul: magnificent view, peace and quiet
• For your children: park, lawn and wood for walking and playing, barbecues with the family
• For the romantic you: privacy and a charming atmosphere
• To tickle your palate: wine and oil tastings, cooking classes
• Something interesting: painting classes, music events, wine tour around Chianti, Siena and much more
• To be independent: self-catering small villas where you are absolutely free
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Versilia 90 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Firenze 18 km, Nearest railway: Firenze SMN 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Tuscany region
Florence, considered the home of Renaissance and the Italian art, is one of the most important tourist place in the world thanks to its incredible beauty. Located in the northern part of Tuscany on the Arno River, the historic center of Florence is closed to traffic and surprisingly compact. The majority of sights can be easily reached on foot so visitors do not need a car. Florence has excellent bus service which is reliable and convenient.
It is one of Italy's best preserved medieval towns, located in the heart of Tuscany. Built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, Siena is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world's most unique piazzas 'Piazza del Campo'. The world-famous Palio of Siena is an important part of Sienese identity, history and culture.
San Gimignano and its famous towers, thanks to their location, domain the beautiful Val D'Elsa hill. Site of an Etruscan village during the Hellenistic period, San Gimignano is one of the most important artistic place in the world.
Beautiful and very nice, Lucca is a most visited and famous place in Tuscany. The city is limited in 4 km of walls and they are the symbol of Lucca. In the sixteenth walls, the old town preserves his little streets and characteristic squares, with medioeval homes and Renaissance palaces.
The city is located in a hilly area in eastern Tuscany, between the provinces of Florence and Siena. "Arretium" was one of the most important and wealthy cities during the Etruscan reign and even today preserves some of the original defensive stone walls built around the city and numerous archeological areas. Etruscans were and remain famous for their great ability in working with gold and thus is it no coincidence that Arezzo today is one of the major centers for jewelry and goldsmith craftsmanship in Italy.
The city of Pisa rises above the banks of Arno, just before the mouth of the river at Marina of Pisa. It is one of the most important cities in Tuscany and it is extremely well-known in the world, because of its famous symbol: the leaning tower, known as Pisa Tower.
San Miniato is a district in the Pisa province. The old town is located on a strategic position, on a beautiful hill near Arno, halfway between Florence and Pisa; San Miniato was land wars between this two cities. Place of dioceses, San Miniato is a important economic and industrial center of the leather and it is famous for its white truffles. The original city core dates back to the seventh century.
Vinci, a discrict in Florence province, is Leonardo native city and here there are Biblioteca Leonardiana, international center of Leonard studies, and Leonardian Museum, a collection of Leonardo's models of inventions.
Montecatini Terme is a city in Pistoia province, the most important center of Valdinievole having a touristic, economic and industrial soul for the important Spa.
The region of Crete Senesi
A unique and wonderful landscape with rolling hills planted with wheat, its ravines, its ancient villages and the magnificent Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
The region of Val d'Orcia
With its breathtaking landscapes of perfect beauty, following a circular itinerary of 150 km, you can visit medieval Montalcino with its wineries, the spiritual centre of Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, the papal town of Pienza, the capital of Tuscan pecorino, and the Renaissance town of Montepulciano (the pearl of the sixteenth century) where you can taste the typical "pici", a type of pasta made to an original local recipe.
The region of Val d'Elsa
With a wonderful day out, following a round trip of 150 km, you can visit the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni, Colle Val'Elsa, the town of crystal, the superb Etruscan town of Volterra, and San Gimignano, with its medieval towers, is registered in Unesco's World and Cultural Heritage. From San Gimignano to Siena it takes just 45 minutes.
For mountain lovers
Abetone Mountain is 1388 m, only 1 and half hour drive from Florence. In winter for ski-lovers but there are plenty of activities during all other seasons as well. Abetone Gravity Park – a large park dedicated to mountain biking lovers. Fans of 'Downhill' and 'Freeride' will find here even five different trails of 6 km in length. Meanwhile, a 'Cross Country' trail with various levels stretches for about 30 km. It is the only park dedicated entirely to mountain biking in central Italy and, in addition, it is equipped with a super-fast lift system (it makes the height difference of 700 m in 7 minutes). Ponte Sospeso – a hanging bridge. In the Mammiano Basso area there is a bridge of 220 m in length, hanging 40 m above the Lima River. It is one of the longest hanging pedestrian bridges in Europe. Orto Botanico is the Botanical Garden in the Valle del Sestaione area, situated at a height of more than a kilometre. In the outskirts of Abetone there is also Ecomuseo della Montagna Pistoiese – an eco-musuem, presenting exciting sightseeing tours (such as Ice Road, Iron Road, Way of Religious Art and etc.). In August there is the 'Festival of Blueberries' with an open market, where you can taste a variety of dishes with blueberries, the most common shrubs in the area.
You can reach by car the top of Monte Amiata (1738 m a.s.l.) with its green meadows brimming with colourful flowers, ancient forests of beech and chestnut, and its geysers. Along the way, you can't miss a stop in the medieval village of Bagno Vignoni, with its natural thermal pool dating back to 1500, in the center of the main square.
Strada in Chianti
Typical Tuscan hilly and restful landscape with cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves and beautiful blooms, only 2 km far from Impruneta and Strada in Chianti, where are you can find shops, street markets, banks, bars,restaurants, ice shops, pizzeria, etc. The property is a 5-minute drive from the Chianti Sport Club, including 5 tennis courts, 2 soccer fields, horse-riding, gym, sauna, solarium, swimming pool. Moreover, for golf fans one of the most prestigious clubs, the Golf Club Ugolino. Impruneta and Martellina are regularly served by daily buses (SITA) towards Florence.
Nearby villages offer all amenities. Local activities include walking, tennis, swimming, riding, golf, cycling, fishing.
The 'via Chiantigiana'
Is one of the most enjoyable motoring routes in Italy. It runs directly south from Florence to Siena through the middle of the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany, one of the most instantly recognisable landscapes in the world. After passing Ugolino Golf Course, the oldest golf club in Italy, the Chiantigiana runs upward and follows the ridges between the Val d'Elsa and the Valdarno, wandering from one farmhouse and villa to another, from time to time passing through villages and small towns. These include Strada in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti. The towns of Impruneta, Lamole, Volpaia and Radda in Chianti are just a short distance along side roads from the via Chiantigiana and can be visited by following the network of secondary roads that link them together. Other short diversions take the visitor through beautiful hillscapes to Montefioralle and Badia a Passignano to the west, and to Gaiole in Chianti and Badia a Coltibuono to the east. The area around Gaiole in Chianti is particularly rich in castles and chapels including the castles of Vertine, Meleto, Barbischio and Brolio. The castles area can be toured by turning off the Via Chiantigiana at Castellina and heading through Gaiole, exploring the back roads and then continuing on to Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Impruneta and Strada in Chianti are at only 5 min drive (2 km).
Is a perfect location to enjoy the tranquility of a Tuscan countryside but also to delight in the attractiveness of cities of historical interest like Florence (12 km), Siena (61 km), San Gimignano (45 km), Arezzo (79 km), Lucca (88 km) and Pisa (92 km).
Versilian coast 95 km, Greve in Chianti 11 km, Montalcino 106 km, Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello 66 km, Bilancino Lake 23 km, Casentino Forest National Park 75 km. You can also visit: San Miniato, Vinci, Montecatini Terme, the region of Crete Senesi, the region of Val d'Orcia, the region of Val d'Elsa, Monte Amiata and Abetone.
Florence Airport 'Amerigo Vespucci' 25 km, Pisa Airport 'Galileo Galilei' 92 km, Florence Railway Station 'Santa Maria Novella' 15 km, A1 Highway exit 'Impruneta' 6 km.
Nearby Restaurants: Martellina (1 km), Il Caminetto (1,2 km - via Chiantigiana), La Terrazza (Impruneta), Padellino (Chiocchio), Alvaro (Greve in Chianti)
Nearest Supermarket: Coop - Impruneta
Weekly Street Markets (till 13.30)
Greve in Chianti - Saturday
Panzano in Chianti - Sunday
San Polo in Chianti - Thursday
Strada in Chianti – Tuesday
Ferrone - Friday
Impruneta - Saturday morning
Exceptional Markets & Recurrent Festivity
Aprilante Market - Craftsmen and more at Panzano in Chianti – first Sunday of each month
Il Pagliaio - Biological market at Greve in Chianti - every fourth Sunday of each month
Stelle e mercanti (Stars and merchants) - Night craftsman's market with music and entertainment at Greve in Chianti (place G. Matteotti) - third Thursday of June, July and August (18.00/23.00)
First May at Strada in Chianti - Market, kitchen of farmer civilization, painting, concert at the amphitheater, carousel
Annual fair of September - first Wednesday of September at Greve in Chianti
PARKING IN FLORENCE
We suggest to park in the parking lot located in Piazza Cesare Beccaria, within walking distance from major Florence attractions and outside the ZTL area. (1,70 euro per hour; Daily fee: 20 euro).
It's rather easy to reach from Grassina. Follow the direction to Florence and at the end of Via Marco Polo, at the traffic light, turn on your left (you will have the Arno river on your left side). Always go straight ahead following Lungarno Aldo Moro, then Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo and finally Lungarno del Tempio. Turn on your right into Viale Giovanni Amendola … you will find the entrance of Parking Piazza Beccaria on your left.
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4 Mar 2014
"Couldn't be better!"
Wir sind sehr erfahrene Reisende(71/60) Wir waren sehr beeindruckt von der Villa und ihrer Umgebung. Ein parkähnlicher hervorragend gepflegter Garten und eine fantastische Sicht auf das Chianti Classico Gebiet machen diesen Ort zu einem idealen Aufenthalt, sowohl zur Entspannung als auch zur kulturellen Bereicherung. Mit Florenz in unmittelbarer Umgebung (12km) sowie vielen berühmten toskanischen Orten in bequehmer Reichweite bleiben auch für den Kulturinteressierten keine Wünsche offen.
Die Villa entspricht der Idealvorstellung eines toskanischen Domizils, nicht zuletzt wegen der wunderbar integrierten Kunstwerke der Gebrüder Guarnieri. Rudolfo und Stefania sind perfekte Gastgeber, die auch zusätzliche Wünsche erfüllen. Die Weinproben der eigenen liebevoll hergestellten Erzeugnisse sind ein besonderes Erlebnis. Unser Aufenthalt gehört zu besten, die wir jemals erlebten.
20 Jan 2014
"un soggiorno da sogno in un mix perfetto che appaga tutti i sensi"
segnalatomi da conoscenti è stata una scoperta al di la dei già lusinghieri consigli.
Ho soggiornato x un we lungo nello Studio, sistemazione veramente unica per la cura e per la posizione e debbo dire che seppur partito con l'idea di utilizzare la vicinanza con Firenze ho finito per trattenermi in Villa per 2 straordinari pomeriggi, conquistato dalla bellezza dei luoghi e dalla raffinata ospitalità, nonché della superlativa cantina e dei relativi assaggi di vini. Una menzione alla titolare molto professionale o cordialmente ospitale sempre però con massima riservatezza. Molto buono il rapporto qualità/prezzo per un soggiorno che è un esperienza unica nel suo genere
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