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San Casciano in Val di Pesa (Chianti Area)
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Tuscany Apartment in a Castle Hamlet Close to Florence

Machiavelli 3

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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
(52 m2/560 ft2)

First Floor: This apartment opens to the cozy living room with a sofa bed. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, Italian coffee machine, oven, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine, as well as a dining table with chairs. There is one bedroom with a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and two bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet, and shower. Views of the Chianti hills can be seen from the bedroom.

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

Please Note:

  • WiFi is available outdoors but it is not available in the units.
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
Mar-13-2021 - Jun-26-2021 $1,177
1 wk
Jun-26-2021 - Aug-28-2021 $1,373
1 wk
Aug-28-2021 - Oct-23-2021 $1,177
1 wk
Oct-23-2021 - Dec-11-2021 $1,030
1 wk
Dec-11-2021 - Jan-06-2022 $1,373
1 wk
Jan-06-2022 - Mar-12-2022 $1,030
1 wk
Mar-12-2022 - Jun-25-2022 $1,177
1 wk
Jun-25-2022 - Aug-27-2022 $1,373
1 wk
Aug-27-2022 - Oct-22-2022 $1,177
1 wk
Oct-22-2022 - Dec-10-2022 $1,030
1 wk
Dec-10-2022 - Jan-06-2023 $1,373
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Questions and Answers From Our Clients

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Q: Are the walls so paper thin that it would be not ideal bringing children? I have a five and six year old. Occasionally they are loud (cry or fight with each other!) So I was wondering if that would be problematic or not. We travel quite extensively, but the comments of the thin walls concern me.
Q: The photos of this place make it look exquisite and very picturesque. Is the property amazingly beautiful or just average?
Q: Is the road to Florence and other nearby cities easy to navigate? How out of the way is this property?
Q: Did you get a private feeling at this property or was it overrun with people and was the pool area crowded?
Q: How were the owners/managers of the property? Were they knowledgeable and approachable about making recommendations to you regarding travel, restaurants, etc.? Did they help make any special arrangements? Could they speak English at all?

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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
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 39 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed Most:
The staff, facilities, location, David Wagner's planning, Bargino, chef Matisse, the Italian people, etc. I could go on forever but suffice it say it was perfect and we will do it again in the near future.
Surrounding Area:
Tips or Restaurants:
Use David's service for planning and plan and do several day trips.
Yes, it was very helpful, especially for the small towns.
Check In Out:
None. They were accommodating, quick and competent.

Sam, October

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Absolutely wonderful. Will be returning in the future!
Enjoyed Most:
The views, the people that run the property, and the people we met
Enjoyed Least:
We could hear some of the traffic from highway below.
Surrounding Area:
Great restaurants and everything we needed.
Tips or Restaurants:
If you check in on Sunday be CERTAIN to get groceries before 1 PM due to the stores closing at that hour. Also keep in mind the restaurants are also closed until 7:30 pm on Sundays. We learned the hard way.
We used the directions give by Rentvillas and they were fine. No GPS.
Check In Out:
Sara was incredible. They are fortunate to have her. A real gem!

Cindy, September

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Very good to excellent.
Enjoyed Most:
The view, peace and quiet, and the pool. The people at the reception were outstanding.
Enjoyed Least:
The sitting areas outside were not near to our apartment. Walls were not soundproof and we could hear other guests. WiFi was spotty at best, but we were warned about it in advance.
Surrounding Area:
Great access to all the major hill towns and only one half hour from the airport and Firenze.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Bargino; yes, but out of the question for senior citizens and therefore a car is a must.
Tips or Restaurants:
Buy Vape at the nearest supermarket or Coop for mosquitoes.
Yes we had a GPS, but RentVillas directions were perfect and we got there without a hitch.
Check In Out:
No, as I said earlier, the reception people were outstanding and attentive to all of our needs/concerns.

Hugh, June

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