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Property Details

Sleeps:
2
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
14874
Nearest Town:
San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Chianti Area)

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Tuscany Apartment in a Castle Hamlet Close to Florence

Machiavelli 2

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About The Experience

Sample Old-World flavor in the Chianti, including an historic 9th century castle—once home to Machiavelli—and its surrounding hamlet. Choose an apartment in one of the village farmhouses, parsonage, or in the castle itself. Spend your time strolling about the hamlet and taking in the magnificent views, or take day trips throughout Tuscany, including Lucca, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Volterra.

Location Description

The former home of one of Renaissance Italy's leading figures, this castle and its surrounding hamlet enjoy a hilltop location in the heart of the Chianti. The nearest towns are Montefiridolfi and Bargino. The nearest food market is about 2 km away. Additional shops, banks and a post office can be found in San Casciano.

Nearby Attractions: Be sure to experience the wines produced by the estate in their weekly wine tastings. Further afield, there are many other opportunities for wine tasting: La Sala Winery (San Casciano), Il Solatione Winery (Mercatale Val di Pesa), Cennatoio Winery and Villa Cafaggio Winery (Panzano). In Florence, explore Bargello and the Opera del Duomo which house two of the greatest collections of sculptures in the world. Along with the top museums like Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia, and Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, be sure to visit the Archeological Museum, the Museum of the History of Science and the Museo Stibbert, which has a famous collection of armor.

Pisa: 100 km/62 mi
Siena: 50 km/31 mi
Florence: 21 km/13 mi
San Casciano: 6 km/3.5 mi
Montefiridolfi: 4 km/2.5 mi
Bargino: 2 km/ 1mi

Exterior Description
(Entire estate 6,000 m2/64,583 ft2)

The castle dates back to the 9th century, while the hamlet is from the medieval period. The estate, which includes separate, independent apartments located in either the village farmhouses, parsonage, or the castle itself has amazing views of the Chianti hills. The castle is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. For information or assistance throughout the rental period, there is a reception office open every day. There is a shared swimming pool, open May to September, and a shared garden equipped with tables and chairs. There is a large parking area at the entrance of the hamlet. The road leading to the castle is paved.

Interior Description
(44 m2/473 ft2)

First Floor:This apartment is located on the first floor of one of the village farmhouses and enjoys a splendid view of the Pesa Valley. The rooms are luminous and inviting. The apartment is furnished in antique furniture and Kilim carpets. There is a living room with a couch and a kitchen corner adequate for simple meal preparation, a double bedroom, and a bathroom with shower and tub.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Breakfast Service: 10 Euros per person
  • Housekeeping: 25 Euros per visit
  • Extra Linen Change: 15 Euros per person
  • Wine & Olive Oil Tasting: Upon request

Please Note:

  • WiFi is available outdoors, but not available inside.
  • There is a fan in each bedroom.
  • During the summer, there are often weddings and receptions held at the castle on the weekends.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Reception Office

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Oct-28-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $908 1 wk
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $1,174 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-17-2018 $834
$584
1 wk
Mar-17-2018 - Jun-23-2018 $932 1 wk
Jun-23-2018 - Aug-25-2018 $1,079 1 wk
Aug-25-2018 - Oct-27-2018 $932 1 wk
Oct-27-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $834 1 wk
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-06-2019 $1,079 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 200 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Tourist Tax (Daily - Per Person): 1.5 EUR

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 11 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Very unique and attractive.
Enjoyed Most:
History, landscape, vistas and helpful staff.
Surrounding Area:
Fantastic!
Nearby Events or Locales:
No, it was not but it was just a 10-minute drive. Good stores, restaurants, etc
Tips or Restaurants:
Restaurant Dello was good.
Directions:
It work well with the address
Check In Out:
Could not have been better.

Jorge, September

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Overall:
A great joy to be embraced by beautiful and abundant nature!
Enjoyed Most:
The view, the quietness and connecting to history by living comfortably in a well-furnished old building.
Enjoyed Least:
As it is an old building without modern sound proofing, steps from neighbors upstairs can be heard from time to time. Not really a big problem.
Surrounding Area:
Full of olive trees and vineyards - the essential ingredients of Italian daily food - simply idyllic and picturesque!
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Casciano. Too far to walk.
Tips or Restaurants:
Note that some small apartments don't come with washing machines. The office recommends a restaurant called "Nello" in San Casciano; it's indeed very good. It is better to make reservations before going.
Directions:
The directions were good. We used a GPS, too.

Tsui-hua, September

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Overall:
Wonderful! The staff was very helpful and was able to communicate to us in English.
Enjoyed Most:
The view was extraordinary. We can't believe that we woke up to it every morning.
Enjoyed Least:
There was a slight road noise, since the highway was at the bottom of the hill.
Surrounding Area:
The small towns close by were enchanting to walk through and enjoy a gelato.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest small town was about 3 km away. It would be better to take a car given the hills and highway used to get here.
Tips or Restaurants:
The wine tasting was worth it. Jillian was very knowledgable about the area and about the wine.
Directions:
We used a GPS which was extremely helpful in navigating the area.

Leanne, September

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