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Property Details

Sleeps:
4 - 7
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
15737
Nearest Town:
San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Chianti Area)

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Tuscany Apartment in a Castle Hamlet Close to Florence

Machiavelli 4

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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 (2 km) and Bargino (2 km). The nearest food market is 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: 44 km/27 mi
Florence: 15 km/9.5 mi
San Casciano: 5 km/3 mi
Montefiridolfi: 2 km/1 mi
Bargino: 2 km/ 1mi
Exterior Description
(Entire estate 6000 m2/64,583 ft2)

The castle dates back to the 9th century, while the hamlet is from the medieval period. The estate, which include 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 from 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
(119 m2/1,281 ft2)

Ground Floor: This traditional Tuscan farmhouse has plenty of space and all the amenities. The living room, complete with two couches (one of them a sofa-bed) and Kilim rugs, sports a beautiful open-beam ceiling and other antique furniture. Exposed stone walls lead into a dining room with a table for four. In one corner an old circular staircase leads up to the first floor. Beyond the dining room is a kitchen, decorated in antique blue and white terra-cotta tiles and equipped with an Italian coffee machine. Here is everything you need to prepare your own authentic Italian cuisine—including the modern convenience of a dishwasher! There is also a smaller table for informal meals. Step outside the kitchen door and prepare an open-air meal with the terra cotta and stone barbeque; eat outside at the provided table and chairs.

First Floor: Upstairs, spend a cozy evening in the second living room (entrance hall), warming yourself at the fireplace or curling up with a book on the daybed (suitable for sleeping one). On one side of the living room is a bathroom and bedroom with a queen-size bed. On the opposite side is another bedroom, this one with two twin-beds. Bathrooms are located off of the dining room on the ground floor and next to the double bedroom (bed is queen-sized) on the first floor (accessible from the upstairs living room and double bedroom). Each is equipped with a toilet, bidet, shower, and sink.

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.

  • Firewood Available
  • Housekeeping Available:€25 per visit.
  • Extra Linen Change: €15 per person.
  • Breakfast Service: €10 per person.
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine Tasting And Olive Oil Tasting Available

Please Note:
  • Clients can use Wi-Fi outdoors but it is not available in the units

Features and Amenities

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

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
Aug-30-2014 - Oct-25-2014 $1,865 1 wk
Oct-25-2014 - Dec-20-2014 $1,660 1 wk
Dec-20-2014 - Jan-06-2015 $2,134 1 wk
Jan-06-2015 - Mar-27-2015 $1,660 1 wk
Mar-27-2015 - Jun-27-2015 $1,865 1 wk
Jun-27-2015 - Aug-29-2015 $2,134 1 wk
Aug-29-2015 - Oct-24-2015 $1,865 1 wk
Oct-24-2015 - Dec-19-2015 $1,660 1 wk
Dec-19-2015 - Jan-06-2016 $2,134 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.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Non-refundable fee to arrange Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc): $30 paid to Rentvillas.com

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 45 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Beautiful place. We had a lovely time.
Enjoyed Most:
The ambiance.
Enjoyed Least:
Poor access to WiFi.
Surrounding Area:
Easy accessibility to many local villages and to Florence.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Bargino; not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Nello (in town 10 minutes away) was an excellent restaurant.
Directions:
Definitely get a GPS!

Jeannie, August

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Overall:
The stay was excellent and the staff were very helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
The scenery and secluded setting.
Surrounding Area:
Trips into Florence and the surrounding area were very nice with wonderful shopping and food.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Bargino. It's not walkable.

Stephen, August

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Overall:
Wonderful place. Considering returning to the larger farmhouse with my children.
Enjoyed Most:
The remoteness and spectacular views.
Surrounding Area:
Had a wonderful time visiting nearby towns such as Siena, Radda, Greve, San Gimignano and of course Florence, then coming back in the evening to enjoy some wine, cheese and bread while looking at the beautiful views of the valley.
Tips or Restaurants:
No bad restaurants.
Directions:
Directions were spot on.

Carol, July

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