About this listing
Il Belvedere is only available from May to September, it can boast the best views and is the most complex apartment within Piaggione of Serravalle. Located on the second floor of the main farm house, it's accessed by a private entrance, guarded by
The Piaggione of Serravalle, at a first glance, appears as a gem naturally cast on the highest ridges of the Chianti hills of Central Tuscany, and as a jewel it shines with its authentic flavors, ancient traditions and silent stillness.
Shaded and enclosed by oak woods and shrouded by the greenness of its olive trees and vineyards, it mingles within the horizons of the grandeur of the Tuscan countryside that is still genuine and remarkably unspoilt. The structure of Piaggione consists of two spacious apartments, one holds four, the other, three bedrooms and a separate two bedroom cottage. Among these, the Loggia, which houses a wellness center embellished by an exotic touch. On the top floor a spa tub and an infrared sauna and, accessing via a staircase, you will approach a somewhat hidden room used for massages and turkish baths on the bottom floor.
On the outside you are welcomed by a splendid swimming pool that plunges down on the lush valleys and, between sprouts of fragrant shrubs, built in the rocks, a jacuzzi tub that is surmounted by a spurt of hot water. Small paths and stone steps cut into the gardens that slope down the valley, designing silent hidden nooks that make its way through the forests. In this enchanting setting, stand out the modern sculptures of famed artist Alberto Inglesi that will accompany your quaint countryside strolls and hikes. If your desire is to rediscover the spontaneousness of life, the Piaggione of Serravalle is the place to be, to relax and immerse yourself in the magnificence of a Tuscan setting blessed by serenity and silence.
Piaggione of Serravalle is a unique farm. With an uninterrupted thirty year activity, in the chaos and hassle bussle of modern society, it proposes itself as an enlightened example of eco-compatibility that brings forth a devout respect for mother nature from which it draws its fortunes. We are talking about a working farm estate that is based on real life family stories and human relationships that are perfectly compatible with our times. One of our goals is to improve the excellence in the quality of services as well as being discreet in maintaining unchanged the authenticity of the ancient traditions of the area.
Camilla is a licensed tour guide that has been operating for over thirty in Siena and its province. Together with her husband Alberto, at her mothers death, despite the hard times, she decided to roll up her sleeves and take control of the project, proving not only to be fit for the task but demonstrating a strong character suitable for the role. She undertook challenging decisions, always dictated by a spirit of loving-kindness and far-sighted choices that rewarded her over the years and that culminated in this wonderful masterpiece.
Camilla is fluent in English, French and German and her vast knowledge of local history and art of the area, together with her fascinating savoir faire, guarantee unforgettable tours and excursions to explore Siena and its treasures. Her passion for the authentic taste of local cuisine, is high-flown in her first-class preparation of typical dishes that she cooks and serves in unforgettable dinners accompanied by Chianti wines of her own production in front of somewhat a fairy tale landscape. Alberto is a world acclaimed sculptor. His works can be admired not only on the premises but can be found in many other permanent exhibits, as well as Milan, Rome and Turin, in the Canton of Fribourg or in the Castle of Gruyeres. He has been responsible for adorning squares and corners of many villages and museums scattered around Tuscany. His innate manual dexterity allowed him to implement the works of her brilliant wife that suggested him to embellish the property by leaving his own artistic signature a bit all over the estate. Alberto also embarked a journey of his own self discovery, that convinced him it was time to lead a life more in union with nature. You shall in fact always find him around the property, busy with his chores, that include all the daily activities necessary to run the farm and thanks to his kind nature is always willing to satisfy your requests. At the Piaggione you can enjoy the fruits of his wise and patient work, from wine to olive oil, to the eggs laid by his hens, his meats and all the other organic goodies he cultivates and produces, and of course, we highly recommend his speciality; the pizza he bakes in the ancient wood oven on the premises!
The Piaggione of Serravalle is like a gateway entrance that protects an uncontaminated hill that seems lost in time and where nature apparently undisturbed articulates its own natural rhythms. Located on one of the highest summits of Chianti, in between Siena and Florence, the Serravalle hill overlooks the small village of Vagliagli and is enlightened by the soundtrack of birds chirping and the soft gentle breezes. The breathtaking panorama opens on a boundless landscape dotted here and there by castles and hamlets and enriched by the lush green of the surrounding forests. The valley embraces our vineyards, olive groves and vegetable gardens that are cultivated on terraced slopes and houses all of our live stock and farm animals.
INCLUSI NEL PREZZO:
BIANCHERIA, LUCE, GAS, ACQUA, PULIZIA INIZIALE E FINALE, CAMBIO SETTIMANALE BIANCHERIA, TASSE, PARCHEGGIO, UTILIZZO PISCINA ( DA MAGGIO A SETTEMBRE). LETTINO DA BAMBINO, TELI DA PISCINA.
ESCLUSI DAL PREZZO:
vedi Servizi Extra:
RISCALDAMENTO € 4.00 AL METRO CUBO , LA PULIZIA AGGIUNTIVA EURO 8,00 A PERSONA, CAMBIO BIANCHERIA AGGIUNTIVO.
Camilla und Alberto waren ausgezeichnete Gastleute , die jeden Wünsche erfüllen könnten. Ganz besonders ist die Küche von Alberto zu loben , die wir immer ausgelassen genießen konnten auch mit dem herrlichen selbst angebauten Wein. Unvergessen bleibt der Pool , der alleine schon das Geld wert ist.
Il Paggione is the place for you if you are seeking to plant yourself in a remote and rustic setting on a working farm with a spectacular countryside view. However, if you are seeking a friendly host and comfortable accomodations as a base to explore all that Tuscany has to offer, then you are better off finding a different place. This place is remote and difficult to get to. The adjacent town is not within reasonable walking range and the land is very hilly and densely forrested making for challenging local hikes. There are tons of bugs and insects to contend with (there are no window screens). Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed with our overall experience. We had visions of a relaxing week in Tuscany with our family of five, where we could enjoy the local countryside. To our stunned surprise, when we arrived, our host Camilla was quite unfriendly and unwelcoming. Though she professes to be one of the official Siena guides and had mentioned opportunities to experience local Tuscan life or even arrange cooking classes, she was suddenly "too busy" to help us organize a tour or help arrange for a cooking class. When we pointed out that there was no clothes dryer as was advertised on the Airbnb site, it took some tense negotiating before Camilla agreed to dry 2 loads of laundry in her own personal dryer for us (our stay was for one week). Camilla seemed much more preoccupied with money than with hospitality. Overall, we never felt welcome, and did not enjoy our stay.
About the Host, Camilla
i propietari: Camilla e Alberto
Camilla è una guida turistica autorizzata che opera su Siena e provincia da circa 30 anni, dopo la morte della madre ha preso in mano l´azienda gestendola con amorosa cura apportandovi una serie di sostanziali modifiche sia a livello agricolo che ambientale, rispettando in maniera puntigliosa le tradizioni del nostro territorio.
La sua competenza nella storia dell´arte, la conoscenza del territorio, il simpatico modo di esporre gli argomenti vi garantirà indimenticabili escursioni di Siena e provincia, parla correttamente Inglese, francese, tedesco, la sua eccellente cucina tipica del chianti accompagnata con il nostro vino Chianti Classico si propone per cene indimenticabili da gustare all'aperto nela zona orto didattico difronte ad un panorama magnifico.
Alberto è uno scultore di fama internazionale le sue sculture si possono ammirare abbondantemente nei paesi del chianti, i paesi della provincia e lungo i percorsi del parco
immerse tra olivi, viti, querce e accompagnano gli ospiti in piacevoli passeggiate. Lo troverete sempre in zona,
disponibile per qualunque necessità per gli ospiti, olio, vino, uova, ortaggi. e a richiesta pizze cucinate nello splendido forno a legna.