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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 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
(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.

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

Please Note:

  • WiFi is available outdoors but is not available in the units.
  • The pool is open from May until October.

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
  • Iron and Board
  • 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
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $2,059 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-17-2018 $1,471
$1,030
1 wk
Mar-17-2018 - Jun-23-2018 $1,667 1 wk
Jun-23-2018 - Aug-25-2018 $2,059 1 wk
Aug-25-2018 - Oct-27-2018 $1,667 1 wk
Oct-27-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $1,471 1 wk
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-06-2019 $2,059 1 wk
Aug-01-2020 - Aug-08-2020 $2,573 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

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 55 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
This was a perfect holiday location to experience the delights of Tuscany.
Enjoyed Most:
The collection of small houses, the glorious pool and the pleasant and attentive staff.
Enjoyed Least:
I really can't fault the property as it was exactly what we dreamed about and it became a reality!
Surrounding Area:
The relative isolation and the beautiful scenery made it a relaxing place to stay.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest town was San Casciano vel di Pesa and it was only accessible by driving.
Tips or Restaurants:
We could have been more adventurous but went to Siena and Florence. My friends loved the air ballooning. I wish we had gone to Greve. We enjoyed the restaurant Antica Fiaschetteria dei Chianti di Negri Marco in San Casciano, and the Casa Mia just up the hill.
Directions:
We used GPS and found your instructions easy to follow.
Check In Out:
Perfetto!

Prudence, July

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Overall:
I have lived in Italy for many years now and have travelled extensively throughout Tuscany. The location and the villa itself with its tasteful renovation and furnishings added to give the "complete Tuscan experience" for my friends. We enjoyed the facilities, the wine and olive oil tasting, the pool location was breathtaking and the staff were courteous and helpful. It was a special location and and special holiday.
Enjoyed Most:
The location of the villa and the pool could only be described as idyllic.
Surrounding Area:
The location of the villa meant that we were able to do day visits to Florence, Siena and San Gimignano.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest small town was some distance down a steep hill so therefore the location would be very inconvenient for guests without a vehicle.
Tips or Restaurants:
Our group enjoyed a fantastic meal in the local village of Monteffiridolfi at a restaurant called La Casa Mia The restaurant was small and quaint and served the local fare in a provincial manner.
Directions:
I found that the directions given were sufficient. We had no difficulty in finding the location.

Joanne , July

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Overall:
We so enjoyed our stay at the Machiavelli villa. The staff was very accommodating.
Enjoyed Most:
The views and the villa itself was most comfortable
Surrounding Area:
We found the surrounding area just beautiful and easy to visit towns like Siena. The proximity to Florence was wonderful.
Nearby Events or Locales:
I believe it is Bargino and a car is needed but we preferred San Casciano. I needed to see a physician and was very happy visiting the local doctor in San Casciano. He was very caring and solved my health issue.
Tips or Restaurants:
We found that the villa was well stocked . Nello is a good restaurant but I would not hesitate to speak with Sarah or Christiana in the reception and get their recommendations.
Directions:
We did not have a problem with directions. We used a GPS.
Check In Out:
We arrived late and had to wait a little until we were let into the villa but it was our problem because we knew that the office closed at 6 PM.

Marie, April

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