Villas of Charme

Il Castello

Magnolias trees, slender cypresses and umbrella pine trees surround the villa, which has a typically Florentine facade.
The paved terrace in front of the villa acts as summer living and dining room
CastUnending views of the surrounding hillsello di Cabbiavoli
The arched hall is decorated with hunting trophies and interesting Chinese antiques
Sitting area in front of the large stone fireplace
The formal dining room has French windows onto the terrace, beamed ceilings and a collection of antique plates
The main living room has welcoming sofas, precious paintings ...
... a marble fireplace and French windows onto the terrace
The kitchen is welcoming and equipped for the preparation from simple to elaborate cuisine. It boasts an informal dining area and an adjoining breakfast terrace.
On the upper floor a long corridor leads to the bedrooms
The Julia Roberts bedroom has a balcony overlooking the front garden, a fireplace,...
a large built-in cupboard and
a marble bathroom across the corridor with Jacuzzi tub and shower
The yellow Bedroom has a balcony, two tent-shaped closets and an en suite marble bathroom with both shower and Jacuzzi tub
The Pale Blue Bedroom can be a double or a twin and has ...
... a marble bathroom across the corridor with Victorian tub and shower.
The exquisite wall paintings of the Pink Bedroom: twin or double, it has a bathroom across the corridor with Jacuzzi tub and shower
From the living room on the ground floor a staircase takes you up to ...
... a double bedroom with its own shower room and a breathtaking roof terrace
Beneath the Castle is a wine cellar dug into the rock. The temperature varies only two degrees between summer and winter.
.. and is available for weddings or other celebrations
The Limonaia, or conservatory, has been converted into a casual sitting and games room with a breathtaking roof terrace
Bird's eye view of the villa



Il Castello
This elegant villa stands prominently on a hilltop amidst the rolling Tuscan hills only 40 km from Florence. A recent renovation has made the mansion more comfortable and grander than ever, yet maintaining its Italian charm.
6 BR
Florence 40 km / 25 miles
villa concierge
Daily maid
Air condition


Located within the boundaries of the “Chianti” wine region and within easy reach of Florence, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano and Lucca, this is the perfect accommodation to visit Tuscany’s great cities and enjoy its legendary country life.
The villa comprises a main building with a Baroque facade which has 5 bedrooms, flanked by a medieval brick tower which houses another double bedroom, a sitting area and a terrace with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. An ancient family Chapel rises in front of the main villa. It is available to host weddings or other celebrations.
The Castle’s history dates back to 1210. Traces of the original 13th century fortified castle are still discernible in the square tower and the defensive walls alongside the villa. It was transformed into an elegant country mansion in the 17th century.
Since then, many of the rich and famous have made their way here, including the likes of Julia Roberts who flew in her favourite photographer and relocated her ‘In Style’ photo shoot to the villa.

The resident staff, attentive and discrete, lives in a separate quarter.


• Extensive park which comprises a pool, a bountiful orchard and perfectly manicured lawns, bordered by rose hedges, geraniums in terracotta pots and lush magnolia trees.
• Swimming pool, 10m x 5m, is located on a lower terrace. A loggia and pine trees offer shade.
• The conservatory, or Limonaia, has been converted into a casual sitting and games room with a breathtaking roof terrace
• 13th century consecrated chapel can host weddings or simple blessings
• Ping pong and table football


• 6 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. Each bedroom is different, marked by high ceilings, large windows, and refined trompe l’oeil decorations. The bathrooms are clad in Italian marble matched with deluxe fittings and 4 of them have Jacuzzi tubs.
• The 6th double bedroom is located in the 13th century tower
• Large and welcoming kitchen
• Several different dining spaces, indoors and outdoors
• Several indoor and outdoor living spaces, formal as well as casual.
• Interesting wine cellar dug into the rock
• Modern amenities such as air condition throughout, wifi, safe in each bedroom



• Air conditioning throughout
• WI-FI throughout
• Sky satellite TV and DVD player with DVD library
• Computer in the library
• Safe in each bedroom
• Alarm
• Ping Pong
• Table Football
• Hairdryer in each bathroom
• Laundry Facilities with washing machine and dryer
• Wine, olive oil and organic products produced on the estate on request
• Electricity consumption up to 300 KWatt
• Swimming pool open from mid-April to the end of September

Staff | Service included

• Continental breakfast is served 7 days a week from 8.30 am to 12;00 pm. Breakfast includes: coffee, tea, milk, bread, toast, biscuits, marmalade, fruit juice, yogurt, cereal and eggs
• Cleaning, 7 days a week
• Linens and towels are changed weekly, on Saturdays

Staff | Service on request

• Local Cook
• Grocery shopping
• Additional linen and towel changes
• Heating
• Electricity consumption over the first 300 KWatt


To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas

• Closest village Castelfiorentino 3 Km – 10 minutes drive
• Closest commercial and private airport Florence 40 km – 40 minutes drive
• San Gimignano 23 Km – 35 minutes drive
• Volterra 44 Km – 50 minutes drive
• Florence 44 Km – 50 minutes drive
• Siena 55 Km – 1 hour drive
• Pisa 60 Km – 1 hour and 15 minutes drive
• Lucca 60 Km -1 hour and 15 minutes drive

Things to do

• Golf in the prestigious Castelfalfi Golf Club (27 holes) 15 km
• San Gimignano is a beautiful walled town halfway between Florence and Siena, is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture and towers that rise above of all the other buildings offering an impressive view of the city from the surrounding valley. There are a handful of museums and galleries, but the town’s main attractions are its architecture and atmosphere. The unique collection of towers and the winding lanes make it a charming destination to visit
• Volterra a jewel of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art. Stroll down the historical center, step back in time and enjoy the timeless atmosphere that surrounds the town. Taste its typical products and visit the handicraft workshops, especially alabaster hand-made objects, which Volterra is famous worldwide for.
• Florence – One of the most beautiful cities in Italy and center of Italian Renaissance. Florence has an attractive historic centre, with some interesting architecture, including fine Renaissance palaces and the famous shop-covered bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. There are Prada, Guici, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Miu Miu outlets on the road towards Florence
• Siena – Surrounded by olive groves and the vineyards of Chianti, Siena is one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. The Piazza del Campo stands at its heart, and the Duomo and St Maria della Scala serve as additional cultural landmarks. Famed for the “Palio”, the annual historic horse-races that take place on 2 July and 16 August. In addition to the bustling daily life of the streets and squares of the city, Siena offers many cultural events, concerts, cinema, theatre and a wide range of sporting activities.
• Pisa – The Leaning Tower has made Pisa famous all over the world, and in addition to the tower, the city offers many other interesting things to see and do. Pisa’s principal tourist attractions are grouped together in the Campo dei Miracoli, the Field of Miracles. Elsewhere in Pisa you can wander peaceful streets, admire the town’s palazzi and university buildings, shop in the market areas, and admire bridges and churches.
• Lucca is often whispered of as a secret gem, an alternative to the high-season tourist madness of Florence, or Rome. A town still encircled by its wall, it is full of pastry shops and bicycles. This almost perfectly preserved jewel of medieval architecture and buildings, emanates charm and shows layers of history from every corner of its narrow winding streets.

To receive a complete overview of activities and sightseeing in the area, contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas We will promptly email you an exhaustive document.

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