Elegant villa set in a wonderful quiet position, half way between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti district. Within the radius of a few miles, you can find Etruscan tombs, medieval cities, 14th-century castles, and Baroque churches. The villa is part of a sixty-nine acre estate specializing in the production of extra virgin olive oil and it is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees in a landscape modeled by centuries of farmers' patient toil (it is possible to purchase the products of the farm). The views encompass the Castle of Santa Maria Novella and stretch as far as the towers of San Gimignano across the rolling countryside. The villa has a large garden with panoramic pool and provides every possible modern convenience. The central structure is a tower of the 11th century. The villa is set on three floors and sleeps up to nine people. It has 5 air conditioned bedrooms each with a large closet, and 4 bathrooms.
On the ground floor : TV room, big eat-in kitchen with an old decorative wood burning oven, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower (there are three steps to access the bedroom), loggia, WC.
On the first floor : double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (tub and separate shower), twin bedded room, single bedroom, bathroom with shower, large living room with fireplace and access to the loggia.
On the upper floor : double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. This room has the best view.
Restrictions : although totally restored the villa maintains its ancient structure, therefore couldn't be suitable for people with walking difficulties. The kitchen, the TV room and the yellow bedroom, although at the ground floor are not on the same level. Guests with walking difficulties have to know that although they can access the yellow bedroom and the kitchen from the exterior (avoiding the internal steps), the rest of the floor has short flights of stairs throughout. The access to the last floor bedroom is 20 cm lower than usual. The beds in the twin bedroom, cannot be joined (they sit against opposite walls with a doorway in between).
Bed linen changed on Saturday, bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday, pool towels included. Utilities (water, gas, electricity, air conditioning) are metered with a bonus of 50€ per week (guests will pay only the amount exceeding 50€ - utility deposit 100€ per week upon arrival). Maid service 2 hours per day from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) included. Gardner 5 days week included. Continental breakfast from Monday to Saturday, Tuscan dinner on Tuesday, Arrive and relax package included. Internet WIFI included. Heating metered (utility deposit 100€ per week upon arrival). Final cleaning 220€ to pay in cash on site. Extra bed/crib 350€/week. Pets not allowed. Security deposit : 1000€ to be paid in cash on the spot.
Swimming pool (5m x 10m), BBQ, garden equipment, pergola for al fresco dining, washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, large refrigerator with freezer and Ice maker, telephone only for local calls, TV sat, mosquito nets, WIFI Internet connexion, hi-fi, air conditioning in the bedrooms.
Italy, Tuscany : Fiano 1 Km (shops at walking distance), San Gimignano 25 Km, Florence 28 Km (35 minutes), Siena 38 Km (45 minutes), Pisa 82 Km, Lucca 105 Km. Nearest airports: Florence and Pisa. Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (grocery store, gas station, bus stop) about 5 km away.