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La Corte

 

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La Corte
Tuscany
La Corte is a confortable country manor in prime location right in the heart of the Chianti, half way between Florence and Siena. Built around a charming courtyard it comes with an Italian garden, a pool in natural stone, a tennis court and outstanding views.
people
11
bedrooms
6 BR
bathrooms
5
airport
Florence 43 km / 27 miles
pool
tennis
Daily maid
Cook
wifi
Air condition
pets welcome
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Outdoors
• 3 hectare mature garden with formal Italian garden, mixed borders, cypress trees and rose garden
• 180 degree views onto the surrounding hills, epitome of the famous Chianti landscape
• The villa is surrounded by several shady terraces, ideal for breakfast, meals or drinks
• Pool 14x 4m built in natural stone – very unusual and very beautiful
• Tennis court in astro turf, rackets and balls available
• Bocce pitch, shaded by maritime pine trees (aka petanque or boules)
• Outdoor lighting
• Walking distance to highly recommended country restaurant
• Barbecue
Indoors
• Appealing blend of comfort and elegance
• Large family country kitchen, with French windows onto the terrace, fully appointed
• Sunny sitting room on the ground floor
• Spacious library with 16th century fireplace on the upper floor
• Full size snooker in the oldest room of the house, with vaulted celings
• Elegant dining room seating 12

DETAILS

Amenities
• Air conditioning in all the bedrooms
• Land line telephone
• Wifi throughout the house, the terraces and at the pool
• Window screens
• CD player
• Ipod docking station
• Computer and printer
• Fully appointed kitchen with 6 gas rings, 2 ovens, 3 fridges, microwave, ice maker, food processor and electric slicer (for the famous raw ham!)
• Washing machine
• Satellite and cable TV with DVD
• Heating
• Astroturf tennis court
• Bocce (aka petanque or boules)
• Biliard/Snooker
• Baby Equipment: 3 complimentary travel cots and 3 high chairs
Staff | Service included
• A caretaker couple – Marinella and Raphael - live in a separate apartment on the premises
• Every day (except Sunday) Marinella lays the table for breakfast at 8 am (groceries are not included.) Then, she cleans the rooms and bathrooms.
• Marinella and Raphael prepare and serve 6 dinners per week
• Raphael tends the garden and the pool
Staff | Service on request
• Additional cooking services
• Grocery pre-stocking
• Mid-week linen and towel changes
• Babysitting
• Tennis coach (to be booked far in advance)
• Chauffeur
• Airport transfer
• Heating

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• Closest commercial and private airport Florence 43 km - 50 minutes drive
• Badia a Passignano 5 km - 15 minutes drive
• Greve in Chianti 9 km - 25 minutes drive
• Panzano 9km - 20 minutes drive
• Castellina in Chianti 22 km - 40 minutes drive
• Florence 35 km - 40 minutes drive
• San Gimignano 35 km - 50 minutes drive
• Siena 55 km- 50 minutes drive
• Volterra 60 km - 1 hour drive
• Pisa 96 km - 1 hour and half drive
• Lucca 100 km - 1 hour and half drive
• Rome 300 km - 1 hour and half drive
Things to do
• Impruneta , a typical Tuscan town with tidy streets and honey-colored stone buildings bunched together, is 16 minutes away by car, and has a lovely square, 3 restaurants, and two good spots for gelato. Impruneta is famous for terracotta and ceramic production.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
• Restaurants: eating out is a way of getting to know the area. Simple local trattorias rub their shoulders with more sophisticated restaurants specialised in refined cuisine. Fresh local produce allways plays the leading role.
• Local craftsmanship: hand-made terracotta pots from Impruneta, hand painted pottery from Montelupo, mouth-blown crystal glass from the neighbouring village Colle Val d'Elsa, not to mention the south bank of the Arno river in Florence where you will find a multitude of craftsmen working silver, leather, wood, glass, paper and metal.


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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