This majestic castle sits on the edge of a charming Chianti village with breathtaking views over hills and vineyards. The origins of the castle date back to the 1300s and was then transformed into its current layout in the 1800s when a renowned local architect was commissioned to unite the two adjoining structures with a courtyard, turrets and panoramic loggia. Since this work was completed it has been considered as one of the most important properties in this area of Tuscany.
The Main Castle
There are just over 2000 sqm of floor area with the living accommodation being split between the state rooms and main bedrooms accessed to the right of the courtyard and a secondary wing for guests and staff to the left of the courtyard – both wings can however be connected or separated by simply locking one door. There are also extensive rooms to the lower ground floor and a separate staff apartment with independent entrance.
In total there are 12 bedrooms all of which have en-suite bathroom facilities. The main state rooms boast breathtaking original features such as frescoes, antique terracotta floors, painted coffered ceilings and grandiose fireplaces. The elegant loggia to the front of the castle can be accessed from the study, dining room and kitchen and provides an idyllic space for enjoying the far reaching views and relaxing during the heat of the summer months.
The Villa was restored and refurbished in 1998 and also has wireless high speed internet access, air conditioning, central heating, and window screens for the bedrooms.
Gardens and Grounds
Accompanying the castle there are 2 hectares of grounds in which one finds the Italian gardens, a swimming pool, tennis court, pool house with summer kitchen, bathroom, sitting area and changing facilities, a fully equipped gymnasium with bathroom, air-conditioning and changing.
There is also a small woodland within the grounds and olive trees. Should one wish there is also the possibility, by separate negotiation, to acquire adjacent land with further olive trees and a small vineyard.
Located on the outskirts of the charming hilltop town one can easily walk to the main piazza of the village where one finds a range of services and several restaurants. Despite its proximity to the village once within the castle gates one enjoys absolute privacy and tranquility. Florence is located 45 minutes from the property.