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La Corte - 16 – Home 714947 Villa
- 8 bedrooms
- 16 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
La Corte - 16 – Home 714947
- 8 bedrooms
- sleeps 16
- 7 nights min stay
Villa / 8 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms / sleeps 16
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from manager
The La Corte estate stretches out over a hillside covered with vineyards, olive trees and woodland. It is set in the very heart of Chianti near the main road from Florence to Siena, only 16 km south of Florence. This lovely estate on the western fringe of Chianti is owned by one of Italy's oldest families, descendants of both a saint and Pope Clement XII (who commissioned the Trevi Fountain in Rome). At one time the property owner could ride all the way from this estate to their palace in Rome without ever leaving their own land. Despite its august background, this property is a refreshingly friendly and relaxed estate: The Renaissance Villa (no picture here), one of the finest in Tuscany, stands on the highest hill in the very centre of the estate. The Italian garden overlooking the Pesa Valley and the vast fourteenth century wine cellars and oil jar-storage, built into the embankment in the garden, complete the picturesque scenario. There is a small family owned restaurant on
The La Corte estate stretches out over a hillside covered with vineyards, olive trees and woodland. It is set in the very heart of Chianti near the main road from Florence to Siena, only 16 km south of Florence. This lovely estate on the western fringe of Chianti is owned by one of Italy's oldest families, descendants of both a saint and Pope Clement XII (who commissioned the Trevi Fountain in Rome). At one time the property owner could ride all the way from this estate to their palace in Rome without ever leaving their own land. Despite its august background, this property is a refreshingly friendly and relaxed estate: The Renaissance Villa (no picture here), one of the finest in Tuscany, stands on the highest hill in the very centre of the estate. The Italian garden overlooking the Pesa Valley and the vast fourteenth century wine cellars and oil jar-storage, built into the embankment in the garden, complete the picturesque scenario. There is a small family owned restaurant on the premises, by the winery, open for lunch from Monday to Sunday and on the evenings of Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Having entered the hudge estate, a private access road of approx. 200 m leads to the La Corte farmhouse. La Corte stands by its own. The house has a total 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, a total of 16 people can be accommodated. If your group is smaller than 16 people you can benefit from the advantage of a price reduction for groups up to 12 or 14 people. To assure your privacy the unused rooms will be closed.
The house was completely restored and modern amenities were installed while retaining the original architectural structure and characteristic farmhouse features. The interior is still "farm style". Some rooms have antique terracotta tiled floors, others have wooden floors. The brick roof rests on mighty oak beams. Just outside the dining room there is a terrace for al fresco dining equipped with table, chairs and a large garden parasol. A lawn leads to the pool. From the swimming pool, the garden fades naturally into the surrounding olive groves.
The house has views over the gently rolling hills, olive growes, vineyards and the village of San Casciano. It is just outside of the village, approx. 1.5 km distant. You could even walk there! San Casciano offers a good choice of excellent restaurants, a geleteria, several Cappuccino bars, all kind of grocery shops, a cinema, a bank, a post office and a beautiful local market every Monday morning. In the house you will find a list of recommended restaurants and information about the region. If you travel during the colder months you will enjoy the heated public indoor pool of San Casciano which is only 500 metres from the property. The villa's location only 1.5 km from the next bus stop is a good base to visit Florence even without a car. During the week buses go regularly to Florence (approx. every 1.5 hours). In Florence the bus will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station "Santa Maria Novella" to the Cathedral or the Uffizi.
La Corte is suitable for anyone interested in the inner workings of an olive-oil- and wine-producing estate. The extensive vine and olive cultivations stretch as far as the eye can see. A selection of the best vintages is stored in the winery cellars in large kegs, and the olive oil is delcious. Since 1993 the estate has been hosting two major international events: a flower and garden festival that usually held during the third week in September in the elegant garden of the villa and a vine exposition that takes place during the first weekend in May. The estate offers those seeking to immerse themselves in the green hills of Chianti Classico the possibility of absorbing nature, history and culture in one!
The estate has another small holiday structure, La Scala (also featured in our portfolio), a small apartment for 4 people. It does not disturb the privacy of the La Corte guests since it is at a distance of approx. 300 metres, it can not be seen, it has its own access road and even its own pool.
The Chianti area
The hills of Chianti, criss-crossed with vines and crested with cypress trees have become the hallmark of Tuscany, the beauty of the landscape married to a quality of life which would be rare anywhere in the world. Chiantishire, as the English call it, has an infinite variety of hilltop villages where you can sip a cappuccino in one of the outdoor cafes in the medieval squares, of cellars where you can sample the local wines from the barrels, of little trattorias serving robustly satisfying Tuscan food with its hams and salamis and delicious pastas and wild boar stew with white beans and salads growing wild in the hedgerows. The back roads wind uphill and down, between old stone walls crested with pale violet irises past Romanesque cloisters, sandstone farmhouses and shepherds with their flocks of sheep producing the famed 'pecorino' cheese.
You are in the heart of Tuscany (San Casciano is "the doorway to Chianti"), and the list of excursions half or a whole day away is long: Florence, famous for its fine Renaissance art, the walled city of Lucca with its 99 churches, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Val d'Orcia with the Renaissance town of Pienza and the wine-making meccas of Montepulciano and Montalcino and the awe-inspiring abbey of Sant'Antimo are just a few...
Florence is 15 to 20 minutes away, Greve in Chianti 25 minutes, San Gimignano 30 minutes, while Siena can be reached in 50 minutes. Montalcino and Pienza are a one and a half hour's drive, while the Thyrrenian sea is one hour away. Pisa and Lucca are one hour by car while the jet-set sea resort of Porto Ercole can be reached in approx. two hours.
Airports and transport
The Florence airport is 25 kilometres away and Pisa is at 118 kilometres, while the airport in Rome is less than three hours away and approx. 290 kilometres further south. The nearest railway station with most travel options is Florence.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- 6 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds
- 8 En suites
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Satellite TV
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the manager
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- Calendar updated::
- 23 Mar 2017
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- Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian
This Villa has 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and sleeps 16. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Nov 2013. Located in Province of Florence, the average weekly rate varies from £4435 to £6000.
The Manager has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Mar 2017.
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