About This Listing
Our cool cottage caressed by the sunshine, immersed in the quiet of a beautiful private Italian park, is perfect for a comfortable stay in total relax for 2 (+2) persons. Fully equipped with terrace and private parking. Close to all art cities!
Our cool cottage caressed by the sunshine and immersed in the quiet of a beautiful private Italian park, rich of different trees, flowers and aromas, is perfect for a comfortable stay in total relax for 2 (+2) persons.
It’s a suite set in a sunny hillside position, with a well-equipped kitchen corner with fridge/freezer, dishwasher and oven, a double bedroom, a living room with double sofa bed, wheelchair accessible bathroom with shower, marble floors, independent heating, TV sat and free WIFI.
Fully equipped, with terrace for dining and relaxing, private garden and parking. Complete privacy embedded in the green hills of the famous Chianti area.
You will have our friendship in answering questions and helping with small and big problems that might arise, thinking that as long as our guests stay with us, they are part of our family and at home. We possess various talents in the field of art and science, ranging from history of art to agricultural science and will be at your service to make your stay an unique experience. We recommend that you taste our wonderful Chianti wines and visit the Villa with its antique and contemporary artworks and frescoes, climbing up to the tower to have a breathtaking 360° look over the fantastic landscape!
Linen and towels are provided together with principal cooking supplies such as salt, pepper and sugar.
Other apartment supplies: detergents for bath, kitchen, and laundry.
•Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
•Mosquito Nets/Fly screens
•Baby-cot and High chair
•Outdoor dining area
•Laundry with Washing machine
•Iron & Ironing Board (upon request)
•Breakfast and dinner on request
•Large lawn available for children, table tennis and table games available for free to our guest
•Biliard room (free upon request)
•Business room (upon request)
•Strongbox (free upon request)
•Painting class (upon request)
•Wine tasting (upon request)
•Visits to the farm and to the winery
•Cooking class (upon request)
•Reservation of museum and wine tours
•Visit to the villa and art works, climbing up to the tower for a 360° breathtaking view over the surrounding hills
Special requests: for a very early/late check-in, feel free to message us for confirmation.
Would be very glad if you could inform us in advance about your arrival time for welcome you at best!
Laundry room with washing machine
Lawn for playing
Ping pong table
Villa, piano and biliard room (on request)
Interaction with Guests
Typical Tuscan hilly and restful landscape with cypress trees, vineyards, olive groves and beautiful blooms.
The farm covers about 16 hectares of hills surrounding the ancient Villa Torre Alberghieri, including the park, the holiday accommodation, the winery and the shed for agricultural machines. With great passion we cultivate our 3,5 hectares of vineyards, 2 hectares of olive groves, 3 hectares of seminative and manage 6 hectares of wood. The vinification of all our grapes takes place in our cellars, where we produce different excellent types of Chianti Classico red wines with which we welcome our guests on arrival. Our extra-virgin olive oil is equally precious to our wines.
Our farm is available for educational and cultural purposes, but also for a pleasant walk in the nature, where you can find mushrooms, truffles, berries and animals ….
We recommend that you taste our wonderful Chianti wines (wine tasting in the property) and visit the Villa with its antique and contemporary artworks and frescoes, climbing up to the tower to have a breathtaking 360° look over the fantastic landscape!
The ‘via Chiantigiana’
Is one of the most enjoyable motoring routes in Italy. It runs directly south from Florence to Siena through the middle of the Chianti Classico wine zone of Tuscany, one of the most instantly recognisable landscapes in the world. After passing Ugolino Golf Course, the oldest golf club in Italy, the Chiantigiana runs upward and follows the ridges between the Val d'Elsa and the Valdarno, wandering from one farmhouse and villa to another, from time to time passing through villages and small towns. These include Strada in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti. The towns of Impruneta, Lamole, Volpaia and Radda in Chianti are just a short distance along side roads from the via Chiantigiana and can be visited by following the network of secondary roads that link them together. Other short diversions take the visitor through beautiful hillscapes to Montefioralle and Badia a Passignano to the west, and to Gaiole in Chianti and Badia a Coltibuono to the east. The area around Gaiole in Chianti is particularly rich in castles and chapels including the castles of Vertine, Meleto, Barbischio and Brolio. The castles area can be toured by turning off the Via Chiantigiana at Castellina and heading through Gaiole, exploring the back roads and then continuing on to Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Nearby villages offer all amenities. Local activities include walking, tennis, swimming, golf, riding, cycling, fishing.
Impruneta and Strada in Chianti are at only 5 min drive (2 km), there you can find shops, street markets, banks, bars, restaurants, ice shops, pizzeria, etc.
The property is a 5-minute drive from the Chianti Sport Club, including 5 tennis courts, 2 soccer fields, horse-riding, gym, sauna, solarium, swimming pool. Moreover, for golf fans one of the most prestigious clubs, the Golf Club Ugolino.
Is a perfect location to enjoy the tranquility of a Tuscan countryside but also to delight in the attractiveness of cities of historical interest like Florence (12 km), Siena (61 km), San Gimignano (45 km), Arezzo (79 km), Lucca (88 km) and Pisa (92 km).
Versilian coast 95 km, Greve in Chianti 11 km, Montalcino 106 km, Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello 66 km, Bilancino Lake 23 km, Casentino Forest National Park 75 km.
Florence Airport 'Amerigo Vespucci' 25 km, Pisa Airport 'Galileo Galilei' 92 km, Florence Railway Station 'Santa Maria Novella' 15 km, A1 Highway exit 'Impruneta' 6 km.
Nearby Restaurants: Martellina (1 km), Il Caminetto (1,2 km - via Chiantigiana), La Terrazza (Impruneta), Padellino (Chiocchio), Alvaro (Greve in Chianti)
Nearest Supermarket: Coop - Impruneta
Impruneta is regularly served by daily buses (ATAF and SITA CAP) towards Florence.
Florence, considered the home of Renaissance and the Italian art, is one of the most important tourist place in the world thanks to its incredible beauty. Located in the northern part of Tuscany on the Arno River, the historic center of Florence is closed to traffic and surprisingly compact. The majority of sights can be easily reached on foot so visitors do not need a car. Florence has excellent bus service which is reliable and convenient.
It is one of Italy’s best preserved medieval towns, located in the heart of Tuscany. Built on three hills and surrounded by well preserved walls, Siena is filled with fine examples of Gothic architecture and has one of the world’s most unique piazzas ‘Piazza del Campo’. The world-famous Palio of Siena is an important part of Sienese identity, history and culture.
San Gimignano and its famous towers, thanks to their location, domain the beautiful Val D’Elsa hill. Site of an Etruscan village during the Hellenistic period, San Gimignano is one of the most important artistic place in the world.
Beautiful and very nice, Lucca is a most visited and famous place in Tuscany. The city is limited in 4 km of walls and they are the symbol of Lucca. In the sixteenth walls, the old town preserves his little streets and characteristic squares, with medioeval homes and Renaissance palaces.
The city is located in a hilly area in eastern Tuscany, between the provinces of Florence and Siena. "Arretium" was one of the most important and wealthy cities during the Etruscan reign and even today preserves some of the original defensive stone walls built around the city and numerous archeological areas. Etruscans were and remain famous for their great ability in working with gold and thus is it no coincidence that Arezzo today is one of the major centers for jewelry and goldsmith craftsmanship in Italy.
The city of Pisa rises above the banks of Arno, just before the mouth of the river at Marina of Pisa. It is one of the most important cities in Tuscany and it is extremely well-known in the world, because of its famous symbol: the leaning tower, known as Pisa Tower.
San Miniato is a district in the Pisa province. The old town is located on a strategic position, on a beautiful hill near Arno, halfway between Florence and Pisa; San Miniato was land wars between this two cities. Place of dioceses, San Miniato is a important economic and industrial center of the leather and it is famous for its white truffles. The original city core dates back to the seventh century.
Vinci, a discrict in Florence province, is Leonardo native city and here there are Biblioteca Leonardiana, international center of Leonard studies, and Leonardian Museum, a collection of Leonardo's models of inventions.
Montecatini Terme is a city in Pistoia province, the most important center of Valdinievole having a touristic, economic and industrial soul for the important Spa.
The region of Crete Senesi
A unique and wonderful landscape with rolling hills planted with wheat, its ravines, its ancient villages and the magnificent Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
The region of Val d’Orcia
With its breathtaking landscapes of perfect beauty, following a circular itinerary of 150 km, you can visit medieval Montalcino with its wineries, the spiritual centre of Abbazia di Sant’Antimo, the papal town of Pienza, the capital of Tuscan pecorino, and the Renaissance town of Montepulciano (the pearl of the sixteenth century) where you can taste the typical "pici", a type of pasta made to an original local recipe.
The region of Val d'Elsa
With a wonderful day out, following a round trip of 150 km, you can visit the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni, Colle Val'Elsa, the town of crystal, the superb Etruscan town of Volterra, and San Gimignano, with its medieval towers, is registered in Unesco’s World and Cultural Heritage. From San Gimignano to Siena it takes just 45 minutes.
For mountain lovers
Abetone Mountain is 1388 m, only 1 and half hour drive from Florence. In winter for ski-lovers but there are plenty of activities during all other seasons as well. Abetone Gravity Park – a large park dedicated to mountain biking lovers. Fans of ‘Downhill’ and ‘Freeride’ will find here even five different trails of 6 km in length. Meanwhile, a ‘Cross Country’ trail with various levels stretches for about 30 km. It is the only park dedicated entirely to mountain biking in central Italy and, in addition, it is equipped with a super-fast lift system (it makes the height difference of 700 m in 7 minutes). Ponte Sospeso – a hanging bridge. In the Mammiano Basso area there is a bridge of 220 m in length, hanging 40 m above the Lima River. It is one of the longest hanging pedestrian bridges in Europe. Orto Botanico is the Botanical Garden in the Valle del Sestaione area, situated at a height of more than a kilometre. In the outskirts of Abetone there is also Ecomuseo della Montagna Pistoiese – an eco-musuem, presenting exciting sightseeing tours (such as Ice Road, Iron Road, Way of Religious Art and etc.). In August there is the ‘Festival of Blueberries’ with an open market, where you can taste a variety of dishes with blueberries, the most common shrubs in the area.
You can reach by car the top of Monte Amiata (1738 m a.s.l.) with its green meadows brimming with colourful flowers, ancient forests of beech and chestnut, and its geysers. Along the way, you can't miss a stop in the medieval village of Bagno Vignoni, with its natural thermal pool dating back to 1500, in the center of the main square.
Other Things to Note
I love hosting guests and would be more than willing to give restaurant advice or any other Chianti/Florence-related help! For any questions, feel free to message me! As much or as little as you'd like, I can be reached via email, text, phone during your stay, so will always be available should you have any questions
Special requests: for a very early/late check-in, feel free to message me for confirmation.
Linen and towels are provided together with principal cooking supplies such as salt, pepper and sugar.
Other appartment supplies: detergents for bath, kitchen, and laundry.
ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS BY CAR
How to reach us from North
From Bologna or from the Florence airport, take the highway A1 in direction of Rome, exit at Firenze-Impruneta, then follow the guidelines for Impruneta. After the town's main square, continue straight on into the provincial road 'SP 69' (Via Pancole km 8 V-8 VI). Enter the big iron gate on your right (Chianti and Art, n° 141).
How to reach us from South
From Rome, take the highway A1 in direction of Florence, exit at Firenze Sud (Florence South) and after pay toll (50 m) turn on your right, following direction towards Greve - Siena and take the first turning on right sign-posted Grassina until you come to the centre of the village (approx 2 kms). Continue straight on along Route 222, the very attractive Chiantigiana highway passing through Ugolino Golf Course, until Martellina (just before reaching Strada in Chianti), and turn on your right signposted Impruneta onto the provincial road 'SP 69' (Via Pancole km 8 V-8 VI). Enter the big gate on your left (Chianti and Art, n° 141).
How to reach us by bus
It is also possible to reach us by SITA bus from Florence. The bus station is 100 yards to the left of the Railway Station (SMN). The trip takes 40 min, route via Grassina.
Weekly Street Markets (till 13.30)
Greve in Chianti - Saturday
Panzano in Chianti - Sunday
San Polo in Chianti - Thursday
Strada in Chianti – Tuesday
Ferrone - Friday
Impruneta - Saturday morning
Exceptional Markets & Recurrent Festivity
Aprilante Market - Craftsmen and more at Panzano in Chianti – first Sunday of each month
Il Pagliaio - Biological market at Greve in Chianti - every fourth Sunday of each month
Stelle e mercanti (Stars and merchants) - Night craftsman’s market with music and entertainment at Greve in Chianti (place G. Matteotti) - third Thursday of June, July and August (18.00/23.00)
First May at Strada in Chianti - Market, kitchen of farmer civilization, painting, concert at the amphitheater, carousel
Annual fair of September - first Wednesday of September at Greve in Chianti
PARKING IN FLORENCE
We suggest to park in the parking lot located in Piazza Cesare Beccaria, within walking distance from major Florence attractions and outside the ZTL area. (1,70 euro per hour; Daily fee: 20 euro)
It’s rather easy to reach from Grassina. Follow the direction to Florence and at the end of Via Marco Polo, at the traffic light, turn on your left (you will have the Arno river on your left side). Always go straight ahead following Lungarno Aldo Moro, then Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo and finally Lungarno del Tempio. Turn on your right into Viale Giovanni Amendola … you will find the entrance of Parking Piazza Beccaria on your left.
N 43° 30’ 00’’ – EO 11° 18’ 00’’
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Thank you for leaving the apartment in the clean condition as you found it.
You can use all what you find in it for your pleasure, but please take care and pay for replacing any broken or damaged stuff.
The only rule is to be respectful of the villa and furniture! Please, do not leave lights and heating on when not at home. Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground.
Pets are not allowed!
Superbe propriete et maison tres bien comme sur les photos endroit avec vue magnifique sur les vallees toscanes et les proprietaire tres sympathiques je recommande sans probleme et si je reviens en toscane j'y retournerai sans probleme sejour du 7 aout au 15 aout
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About the Host, Stefania
Laureata in Scienze Agrarie e ricercatrice universitaria, amante della natura, delle belle cose della vita e del buon cibo. Con una bella famiglia, 2 figli e 3 cani.