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Pietralata
Tuscany
Picture perfect farmhouse in prime location in Chianti between Florence and Siena, Pietralata enjoys beautiful surroundings. The next village is a mere 10 minutes away.
people
22
bedrooms
11 BR
bathrooms
11
airport
Florence 50 km - 50 min
pool
child safe pool
gym
spa
Daily maid
wifi
Air condition
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OVERVIEW

This wonderful property lies in the heart of the Chianti region between Florence and Siena. It is located in a superb spot, among vineyards, olive groves and green oak trees, yet only a 10 minute ride from both Greve and Panzano in Chianti. The property consists of 4 buildings, the main villa with 6 bedrooms, the Cottage, the Barn and the Annex, within 10 strides from the main villa. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms. A beautiful pool (15x6m) lies next to the villa.

The villa was built centuries ago in the typical Tuscan country style, with walls made of the local stone. There are many french doors opening onto the surrounding garden as well as numerous windows across the house making it a property full of natural light.

2 large double bedrooms lie on the ground floor and 4 more bedrooms, two of which configured as twin (but can be doubles), occupy the first floor of the main villa. The Cottage hosts 2 bedrooms, a twin and a double, and there is another double in the Annex. The Barn has two further bedrooms. All bedrooms have dedicated bathrooms. Finally there is a well equipped air conditioned gym with a few machines and a relaxing steam bath.

The outdoors are amazing, well manicured lawns, wild flowers, terraces made of large stone flags, and a wonderful pool.

Pietralata is part of an important historical estate, which offers services such as concierge service, wine tastings, cooking lessons, wellness center and a fully equipped gym. Lately the residence was chosen by Chef Anthony Bourdain to film an episode of his TV show No Reservations.
Outdoors
• 6m x 15m swimming pool, fenced
• Large pergola with casual sitting by the pool
• Ample outdoor terrace with casual sitting and dining shaded by a pergola
• Ping pong table
• Located within a large estate of vineyards and olive groves
Indoors
• Two living spaces with fireplace and comfortable sofas
• Sitting area with cable TV and DVD.
• Professional kitchen with French doors onto the outdoor ding area
• Additional fully equipped kitchen in the Cottage with outdoor dining terrace
• Main house has 6 bedrooms, Cottage 2 bedrooms, Barn 2 bedrooms and Annex 1 bedroom
• The bedrooms are spacious and well-proportioned, all come with air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms and have carefully chosen high quality fabrics and color schemes.
• An air-conditioned gym area with Hammam

DETAILS

Amenities
• Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and in the gym
• Wi-Fi throughout
• Cable TV with English news channels
• DVD
• Ipod dock station
• Ping-pong
• Safe
• Rooms and bathrooms have complete sets of towels, bathrobes, hairdryers, bath set with soap and shampoo
• Washing machine and dryer
Staff | Service included
• Welcome basket with fresh, organic Vignamaggio’s local products: fruit, vegetables, wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pasta, cheese, milk, jam and more
• Daily homemade breakfast
• Daily maid service, every day for 3 hours
• Mid-week linen and towels change
• Final cleaning
• Garden and pool maintenance
• Cot and high chair (upon request)


Staff | Service on request
• Private chef
• Cooking classes
• Social events for more than 22 guests can be organized
• Grocery shopping
• Gas heating
• Piano-tuning for events

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• Nearest village with shops, pharmacy, restaurants Greve in Chianti 5 km - 10 min
• Closest commercial and private airport Florence 50 km - 50 min
• Panzano 5 km - 10 min
• Castellina in Chianti 20 km - 20 min
• Florence 50 km - 50 min
• San Gimignano 40 km - 50 min
• Siena 40 km- 1 hour
• Volterra 65 km - 1 hour and 20 min
• Pisa 95 km - 1 hour and half
• Lucca 100 km - 1 hour and half
• Rome 300 km - 3 hours and half
Things to do
• 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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