Castellina In Chianti holiday house rental with shared pool, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

LYRA apartment @ CASALTA DI PESA

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House / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Beautiful stone Tuscan hamlet dating back to the 16th century and nestling deep among the splendid Chianti Classico vineyards. This property still shows the blazon of the astronomer Galileo Galilei who stayed in this hamlet many years and drew inspiration from the beauties of the surrounding landscape. This property was restored in 2010 preserving its original architectural features and its ancient charm and was turned into 7 charming accommodations.

The apartment is welcoming and tastefully furnished in a typical Tuscan style with wrought iron beds and nice pieces of furniture. This hamlet is located right in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, a short distance away from the small towns of Panzano and Castellina in Chianti as well as from other charming Chianti villages such as Radda in Chianti, Gaiole, Greve in Chianti. The outside areas are well kept and allow their guests to relaxing and enjoy one of the most beautiful landscape in Tuscany. The access to the property is via

Beautiful stone Tuscan hamlet dating back to the 16th century and nestling deep among the splendid Chianti Classico vineyards. This property still shows the blazon of the astronomer Galileo Galilei who stayed in this hamlet many years and drew inspiration from the beauties of the surrounding landscape. This property was restored in 2010 preserving its original architectural features and its ancient charm and was turned into 7 charming accommodations.

The apartment is welcoming and tastefully furnished in a typical Tuscan style with wrought iron beds and nice pieces of furniture. This hamlet is located right in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, a short distance away from the small towns of Panzano and Castellina in Chianti as well as from other charming Chianti villages such as Radda in Chianti, Gaiole, Greve in Chianti. The outside areas are well kept and allow their guests to relaxing and enjoy one of the most beautiful landscape in Tuscany. The access to the property is via an unpaved but well-kept road.

Distances: Panzano with general stores 6 km away, Castellina in Chianti 8 km, Siena 35 km away, San Gimignano 38 km, Florence (airport) 50 km away, Pisa (airport) 130 km away. At guests' disposal: large outdoor areas surrounding the property, shared swimming-pool (12 x 6 m – min. depth 1,4 m – max. depth 1,6 m

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The Tuscany region

The Chianti region is one of the most beautiful and famous areas in Tuscany. Chianti is strongly tied to its wine and its wine culture. Chianti's gentle hills are alluringly sketched by miles and miles of vineyards that each season color the landscape in different hues. Hills in shades of green, purple, red and yellow attract thousands of visitors every year.

Castellina In Chianti

Castellina in Chianti

The city of Castellina in Chianti is located atop a hill at the crossroads of important roads that cross the Arbia, Elsa and Pesa valleys. Set along the Chiantigiana road that connects Florence to Siena, it is one of the most important destinations in Chianti.

It is a small city and there while there isn't that many things to see and do, we recommend a stop here to enjoy a nice walk along the main street, always crowded and with a long history. If you decide to include it in your Chianti tour, you have to drive to Castellina. As a matter of fact it's not well connected to other destinations in Chianti. The best connections are to and from Siena, but there is only one bus early in the morning to Greve in Chianti and Florence and this is really a shame.

The city's origins go back to Etruscan times and came under Florentine control starting in the 12th century when it became an important outpost due to its strategic position between Florence and Siena. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times during the battles between the two cities and every time the town was reconstructed with bigger defensive walls. Legend has it that even Brunelleschi was asked to work on the project of new walls for the town.

Along the ancient walls an impressive underground tunnel used by the guards back then remains, now called Via della Volte which today is a fascinating tunnel with shops and restaurants. I suggest you walk down the tunnel during different times of the day so that you can admire the view of the surrounding Chianti countryside with various degrees of light from the small windows along the tunnel. The tunnel itself goes around the city and encloses the delightful city center, itself divided by its main street, Via Ferruccio. Here you'll find many shops, workshops, restaurants and important palaces such as Palazzo Banciardi and Palazzo Squarcialupi, both belonging to local noble families. Inside Palazzo Squarcialupi the Enoteca Antiquaria is now housed, a wine shop for over a 100 years old which represents an important historical archive of wine and which has helped preserving the original characteristics of Chianti Classico wine itself.

The Church of San Salvatore deserves a visit. It was rebuilt in 1945 after the devastation of WWII but which still displays a valuable fresco by Lorenzo Bicci depicting the Virgin Mary with Child and a wooden statue from the Renaissance. A few steps away from the city center, the Fortress with its tall tower offers a stunning panorama of the town and countryside. Inside the Fortress is the headquarters of the Municipality and the Archeological Museum of Chianti, displaying important archeological findings from the surroundings that testify the ancient origins of the Chianti region.

Within walking distance from the historical center I recommend stopping at the Antica Delizia, a wonderful ice cream shop where you should enjoy a giant delicious gelato. I also recommend a visit to the Etruscan tomb of Montecalvario in the surroundings, an important remnant of Etruscan necropolis architecture.

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 shower rooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Chiara G
Response rate:
40%
Calendar updated:
29 Oct 2015
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Italy

Languages spoken: English, Italian

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“Beautifully done, but not so good value for money”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2012

The renovation has been done beautifully, generally using very high quality materials. A lot of things were broken in the apartment though - taps coming off, etc. A walk-in closet in a holiday apartment is a bit over the top! Swimming pool is large and very nice and with lots of afternoon shade! BBQ area and terrace with beautiful view. The noise in the building was very annoying - people keep coming in till well after midnight and not at all considerate of other guests - creating a lot of noise till into the morning hours. The hallways are also causing a lot of echo of the sounds. It lacks a bit of charm and authenticity. The building is nice but we did not even get a warm welcome from the owners / agents (not sure who they were) - they just collected the money (cash) and we never saw them again. The road leading up the hill to the villa is very very steep and with a lot of loose gravel. Some of the other places in the area had the roads fixed - I believe for the price they charge for these apartments they can invest in a decent road - or at least warn guests beforehand.

Dear Ennel, we are in 4 brothers, maybe you see all of us :) anyway since we do not live there, and most of the guests like it, we have in all apartments all phone numbers for any kind of problems and we are available 24 hours on 24. Pls consider that in august lot of guests are children and sometimes just need a voice to make them calm. Anyway we apologize if you felt unwelcome in Casalta di pesa. Kindest reagards. Chiara

“Beautiful accomodation set in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2012

Accomodation first class and Lovely place to stay and great location between Florence and Siena, Need a car and recommend going to Volterre about an hour away. Chiara arranged a meal for my wifes birthday for a group of 22 and it was fantastic and she was really helpful. plenty of places to see and plenty of time to relax - your choice

Thank you Paul! see you soon :) Ciao Chiara

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