Tuscany

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La Colonica

La Colonica
Tuscany
Crowning a hill in the heart of Chianti, this stone farmhouse has entirely refurbished interiors, lovely outdoor living areas and magnificent views, especially from its large pool.
people
10
bedrooms
5 BR
bathrooms
5
airport
Florence airport 60 km
villa concierge
pool
child safe pool
Daily maid
wifi
Air condition
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OVERVIEW

Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills, this five bedroom and five bathroom villa offers the perfect base for experiencing the best of Tuscany. It’s ideally located near world renowned vineyards, picturesque villages and cultural sites. However, with its breathtaking views and eternal charm, you may never want to leave the estate.

A casa colonica, a classic Chianti stone building, the villa was beautiful restored. Traditional arched ceilings and wooden beams have been juxtaposed with hip modern furniture and a fresh clean look. The entrance to the villa gives way onto a large dining room and kitchen. On one side a is newly well-equipped kitchen that is divided from the dining area by a long counter with bar stools for taking in a glass of wine or snack. The other side of the room is flanked by an extra long sofa, facilitating socializing as meals - using fresh vegetables from the villa’s garden - are being prepared. There is also a breakfast room on the ground floor.

Found upstairs, the vast living room has comfortable seating, a decorative fireplace and wonderful views from the arched windows. Also located on this floor are all the bedrooms, each named after wine estates and equipped with modern bathrooms with either tubs or large showers. In a relaxing tone of sage, the Master has French doors which lead onto a terrace.

There are two outdoor living areas next to the villa for alfresco dining and taking in the natural beauty encircling the villa. One is a covered pergola in front of the kitchen and the other is a loggia with a wood oven for pizza making classes. Further outdoor enjoyment can be had at the restored barn which has been converted into a “cantina” of sorts, perfect for a glass of wine before dinner next to the toasty wood fire barbecue and facing spectacular views.

You can also savor the panorama from the fabulous fenced pool. Bordered by cypress trees and vegetation, it appeals to both sun and shade seekers. For some additional fun, you can enjoy a few games at the bocce ball pitch and the area is abundant with activities to please the interests of all guests.
Outdoors
• Two outdoor spaces, one a covered pergola and the other a covered loggia with wood fire pizza oven
• Refurbished barn with fire place and cantina style tables for a glass of wine
• Manicured grounds with flowers, cypress trees and a vegetable garden
• Fenced 11x6 swimming pool
• Bocce pitch
• Helipad available free of charge on a neighbouring property
Indoors
• Stylish decor combined with historic features such as wooden beams and arched ceilings
• Large open plan kitchen and dining space
• Superbly equipped modern kitchen
• Separate breakfast room
• Excellent second floor living room with soaring views
• Master bedroom with stone floors and private terrace
• Four further en-suite king size bedrooms, with tubs or showers, cotton sheets and fine linen bedspreads

DETAILS

Amenities
• A/C throughout
• WIFI
• Smart Tv and stereo
• Beauty set with body lotion, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, soap and hand cream. Hair dryers in each bathroom
• Vegetable garden
• Mosquito screens
• Nespresso
• Ice machine
• Wine fridge
• Helipad
Staff | Service included
• Daily housekeeping 2 to 3 hours 7 days a week
• Vasco, the gardener comes in every day to clean the pool and take care of the garden
• Light pantry stocking, including refreshments, breakfast items, and an artisanal local snack basket
• A “Forget-Me-Not” basket for anything left at home, ranging from phone chargers to over the counter meds.
• Heating and A/C
• Midweek linens and towels change
Staff | Service on request
• Chef and waiter
• Additional maid service
• In-house massage
• Helicopter tour
• Cooking class

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• Closest village, cappuccino and restaurant Gaiole in Chianti 3 km - 4 minutes drive
• Closest commercial and private (private jets) airport Florence 60 km – 1 hour drive
• Radda in Chianti 8 km – 15 min drive drive
• Castellina in Chianti 20 km - 30 minutes
• Greve 27 km – 40 minutes drive
• Siena 40 km – 40 minutes drive
• San Gimignano 50 km - 1 hour drive
• Florence city center 70 km - 1 hour and 10 min drive
• Montalcino 70 km – 1 hour and 15 drive drive
• Montepulciano 70 km – 1 hour and 15 drive drive
• Volterra 70 km – 1 hour and 30 min drive
• Pisa 120 km – 2 hours drive
• Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi 150 km - 2 hours drive
• Rome 250 km - 3 hours drive
Things to do
• The village of Castellina in Chianti is a lovely hilltop maze of terra-cotta and stone, complete with a long vaulted passageway that tunnels through the medieval town walls.
• The Chianti area: Famous for its wines - the Chianti Classico - this area of Tuscany has more than just world-class oenological pleasures to offer. The curious visitor will come accross many delightful villages, each of them with a history of its own. Let us simply mention lesser known gems such as the romanesque church of Sant'Appiano, the Basilica of Impruneta, the fortified castle of Monteriggioni and the roofless romanesque abbey of San Galgano which are all close. And don’t miss the Saturday market in the small town of Greve.
• Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called "Il Campo." Twice a year the famous horse race known as the "Palio" takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.
• San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area
• Volterra. This town has a fascinating Etruscan past and amazing views over the surrounding countryside. It’s one of the most charming small towns in Tuscany.The area around Volterra is characterised by the ‘balze‘, steep clay hills that create a unique and otherworldly panorama.
• Florence: The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.[2] It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
• The seashore: the sandy beaches along the coast of Versilia at turn of the century Viareggio and fashionable Forte dei Marmi with their trendy bars, designer shopping and some of the best seafood restaurants in Italy

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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