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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 - Casa Niccolo

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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

(70 m2/753 ft2)
Ground Floor: Step through your own private garden into the ground floor of an enchanting medieval farmhouse (updated with modern conveniences!). The ground floor includes the living room and a kitchen with an Italian coffee machine, while the first floor consists of a bedroom and bathroom. A sunken, well-lit living room boasts an ancient fireplace, a couch/sofa bed, a coffee table, and a table for dining. Open-beam ceilings, Kilim carpets, and antique furniture create a comfortable but rustic atmosphere. A cozy terra-cotta kitchen (two steps above the living room) with blue-and-white tiled counters provides a place for you to prepare your own authentic Italian cuisine.

First Floor: Upstairs, lounge in the queen-sized bed, write home at the roll-top desk, or choose an outfit from the wardrobe. The attached bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi (with handheld shower-head), two sinks, a toilet, and a bidet. Windows look out onto the Pesa Valley.

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 - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • Jacuzzi Tub - Inside
  • Ping Pong Table
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • 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 $1,373
1 wk
Jun-26-2021 - Aug-28-2021 $1,667
1 wk
Aug-28-2021 - Oct-23-2021 $1,373
1 wk
Oct-23-2021 - Dec-11-2021 $1,226
1 wk
Dec-11-2021 - Jan-06-2022 $1,667
1 wk
Jan-06-2022 - Mar-12-2022 $1,226
1 wk
Mar-12-2022 - Jun-25-2022 $1,373
1 wk
Jun-25-2022 - Aug-27-2022 $1,667
1 wk
Aug-27-2022 - Oct-22-2022 $1,373
1 wk
Oct-22-2022 - Dec-10-2022 $1,226
1 wk
Dec-10-2022 - Jan-06-2023 $1,667
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
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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Based on 8 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Pure heaven! The place was beautifully restored and decorated, the setting was perfect, the staff were incredibly helpful and nice. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier place to stay.
Enjoyed Most:
The setting, the staff, the pool.
Enjoyed Least:
Everything was wonderful!
Surrounding Area:
Everything! The wine, the olives, the views, the food, the history.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Bargino. Within walking distance if you are energetic, and don't mind walking back up the very steep hill to the property!
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring mosquito repellent! (No screens on the windows.) Nello in San Casciano was a very pleasant spot for dinner. We also really enjoyed Da Bule in Bargino.
We used GPS, and had absolutely no difficulty whatsoever in finding the property.
Check In Out:
The ladies in the reception area were incredibly friendly, helpful, and nice. Check in/Check out was a breeze!

Dana, September

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Enjoyed Most:
Everything...the hosts were great, and the facility top of the line for its style.
Surrounding Area:
Beautful views and villages. Lots of good restaurants.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Bargino; about 3 kilometers downhill--not within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Excellent restaurants in Bargino and San Casciano. Bring a bathing suit.
Directions were excellent, and GPS worked well.
Check In Out:
Smooth and friendly...the concierge people speak excellent English.

Richard, September

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Enjoyed Most:
The view, flowers, scenery, and pool.
Enjoyed Least:
Shower. I didn't know there was a dishwasher. We couldn't figure out how to work it, even though we followed the instructions
Tips or Restaurants:
No, the instructions mentioned everything we needed.
Used GPS and I don't think we had any problems finding it.

Cathleen, June

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