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San Mariano in Chianti

 

 

San Mariano in Chianti
Tuscany
Immerse yourself in Chianti at this immaculately restored farmhouse with a pool located on a renowned organic vineyard.
people
10
bedrooms
5 BR
bathrooms
5
airport
Florence 94 km - 1 hour 20 min
pool
Daily maid
Cook
wifi
Air condition
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OVERVIEW

Nestled within the world-famous vineyards of Chianti, the family who owns the estate of Villa San Mariano descended from a family who played a crucial role in the history of the Chianti Classico region. They produce excellent organic wine, produced right next to the villa, which was selected among the Top 100 Wines of 2021 by Wine Spectator. You can sample the refined blends from the villa’s terrace or while relaxing at the pool while gazing out at the sweeping panorama of vineyards, olive groves and Siena in the distance.

San Mariano in Chianti consists of a main villa, a guest house and an independent suite, all found in historic stone buildings. These have been carefully restored, creating an inviting holiday retreat where white-washed wooden beams and traditional terracotta tiles are complemented by tasteful contemporary furniture and luxurious amenities. A eco-responsible villa for modern times, solar panels provide electricity and air-conditioning is via an energy-efficient system.

The main villa has a comfortable living room with a historic fireplace. The spacious dining and kitchen area is found on the upper floor. The kitchen is separated by a large opening and is equipped with top modern appliances and a large central island with stools ideal for an afternoon snack.

Three of the villa’s five en-suite bedrooms are found in the main villa, one is in the guest house and the last is in an adjacent suite. These are decorated with accents of greens, vegetal motifs and antiques. Luxuriously fitted, the en-suite bathrooms have double basins, large showers and one has a bathtub. The bedroom in the annex has a tea kitchen, and a covered terrace with a table and comfortable chairs.

Guests can soak in the picturesque surroundings on the villa’s terrace where there is an outdoor dining table and barbecue for al fresco meals. The pool area is surrounded by sun beds, umbrellas and rows of vineyards with gentle slopes beyond.

The villa can also be used for small weddings or blessings as there is a simple, yet romantic chapel lying next to the house. Parties can be arranged for wedding receptions with more guests than can stay at the villa.

Villa guests have access to special tours and tastings at the vineyard as well as a discount on wine purchases. The staff at the vineyard’s office, located a short walk from the villa, are available to assist with any questions or trip suggestions. In addition to an abundance of wine tasting opportunities, the area offers a wide range of day trip activities. The famous Castello di Brolio, which can be visited and offers wine tasting, is a few minutes' drive as are several restaurants. Also in the vicinity are exquisite hilltop villages, hot springs and the culturally rich city of Siena. A one to two hour’s drive will take you to Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano and the seaside.
Outdoors
• Wonderfully restored historic farmhouse on a working wine estate
• Traditional Tuscan architecture with a tower and arched loggias
• Lovely manicured gardens bordered by vineyards
• Sweeping views of gently rolling hills towards the south
• Garden with outdoor dining table and barbecue
• Long pool surrounded by sun beds and umbrellas
• Covered parking for 3 vehicles
• Environmentally friendly energy with solar panels, energy-efficient A/C system
Indoors
• Entirely refurbished interiors featuring a chic modern decor
• Historic features like white-washed wooden beams and traditional terracotta tiles
• Tasteful modern furnishings and stylish lighting
• WIFI and air-conditioning throughout
• Spacious living room with wood burning fireplace
• Well-equipped kitchen with top new appliances
• 5 en-suite bedrooms; 3 in the main villa, 1 in the guest house (separate entrance) and the last is the suite (separate entrance)
• 4 beds are kings (two can be converted into twins) and one is a queen
• Luxuriously fitted en-suite baths, 4 with showers and and 1 with a bathtub and a shower
• Laundry facilities

DETAILS

Amenities
• One TV in the tower TV room and a second TV in the Guest House
• Kitchen is equipped with a large fridge with freezer, ice-machine, dishwasher, induction stove, oven, microwave, Nespresso machine
• Iron, hairdryer in every bathroom
• 3 safes
• Barbecue
• A/C in all rooms except one bathroom in the main villa
• Central heating
• WIFI
Staff | Service included
• 4-hours of daily maid service (except Sundays)
• Weekly linen change
• Mid week towel change
• Heating and air-conditioning
• Final cleaning 250 Euro at checkout
Staff | Service on request
• First shopping
• Breakfast
• Additional towel or linen change
• 25% discount off estate’s wine tour & tasting, 10% discount on estate’s wine

FLOORPLANS

To receive the floor plans of this villa contact Katharina or Gaia at contact@excellence.villas
Distances
• The closest village is Monti in Chianti, one kilometer away, where you can find a food shop and a café
• Lecchi in Chianti 10 km – 15 min
• Gaiole in Chianti 14 km – 20 min
• Siena 30 km – 40 min
• Panzano 30 km – 40 min
• Rapolano Terme 34 km – 45 min
• Greve in Chianti 36 km – 45 min
• San Gimignano 56 km – 1 h 15 min
• Montepulciano 67 km – 1 h 15 min
• Bagno Vignoni 67 km - 1 h 15 min
• Volterra 69 km - 1 h 20 min
• Pienza 74 km - 1 h 25 min
• Cortona 74 km - 1 h 25 min
• Arezzo 77 km – 1 h 25 min
• Florence 81 km – 1 h 15 min
• Pisa 120 km – 2 hrs
• Rome 245 km – 3 hrs
• The closest airport is Florence airport – 1 h 30 min
Things to do
• Wine tastings: Guests can arrange wine tours and tastings during their stay at the estate’s winery. These are offered at a special rate for guests and there is a discount on purchases. In a few minutes’ drive, you can reach other notable vineyards of Chianti Classico and beyond.
• Brolio Castle: Located a few minutes drive from the villa, Brolio is one of the oldest wineries in the world and is where the Chianti style of wine was “born.” This is the former home of the extremely wealthy Ricasoli family who has owned the estate since 1167. You can visit the castle and the gardens on your own or book one of their guided tours which includes the history of the estate, its wine-making facilities, cellars where Brolio’s wine is aged, and concludes with a wine tasting. The village a also a good restaurant, the Osteria di Brolio
• Castello di Ama: This tiny hamlet is the unexpected setting for museum-worthy contemporary art.The “town’s” handful of handsome buildings are now part of the Castello di Ama winery — one of Chianti’s finest — and house some of the works that the winery began commissioning over a decade ago. Today the collection consists of a dozen permanent pieces, including works by Anish Kapoor and Kendell Geers. Their two-hour guided visit includes the winery, the artwork and a tasting of the estate’s olive oil and wines (€35; book in advance).
• Radda: Majestically perched on a hill and surrounded by a sea of green, this alluring town’s position is truly spectacular. It has a medieval walkway and main square, where the Palazzo del Podestà displays its coats of arms and elegant arches. This palace had been the headquarters of the Chianti League, a military-political organisation that controlled this territory under Florence rule, for over four centuries. Opposite is the Neo-Romanesque Church of San Niccolò.
• Castellina in Chianti: A small medieval town nestled at the top of a rolling green hill at an altitude of 578m. Via Ferrucci, a pedestrian zone, is the main street and home to a number of restaurants, some with outdoor seating. Castellina is dominated by its early 15th century castle, home to the Archaeological Museum of Chianti Senese displaying ancient artifacts from area excavations, including many from the Etruscan settlements of the area. The parish church San Salvatore contains an important fresco of the enthroned Madonna attributed to Bicci di Lorenzo.
• Panzano: This picturesque town is well worth a wander and which features gorgeous views of the surrounding vineyards. Be sure to drift behind the square where you will find the old fortress and the Church of Santa Maria. The town is home to world famous butcher Dario Cecchini and his eatery, ideal for a hearty lunch. If you’re looking to do some shopping, track down Verso x Verso for custom designed leather goods. Just outside Panzano stands the beautiful 12th C parish church of San Leolino which houses precious pieces of sacred artwork.
• Greve in Chianti: A charming town with a delightful main square surrounded by porticos and pottery shops and other artisanal boutiques. On Saturdays this square hosts a weekly market and you can further enjoy the square’s ambiance over a delicious cappuccino and pastry at the Pasticceria Chianti.
• Montefioralle: A tiny hilltop hamlet of Montefioralle, worth the detour from Greve. Leave the car in the parking just outside the wall (piazza Santo Stefano) and walk the narrow cobbled streets of this small borgo that started its life as a castle. Get the camera ready for some very picturesque scenes.
• Badia a Passignano: The splendid monastery of Badia a Passignano takes the form of a quadrangular fortified monastic complex with corner towers. Towards the middle of the 15 C the convent was augmented by the addition of cloisters and a wall. Information regarding the year of the Badia’s foundation is unclear. In 1049 Badia passed into the Vallombrosano order, a reformed branch of the Benedictines. In 1545, the abbey became an important theological, literary and scientific study centre; the monastery chronicles report that Galileo Galilei taught mathematics here from 1587-1588. The monastery is still today occupied by the Valombrosiani monk community.
• The “Strada Chiantigiana“ (SR 222): An ancient road leading from Florence to Siena is full of spectacular scenery, historic sites and the romance of the Tuscany region of Italy. This back road runs through rolling hills overgrown with vineyards to Chianti’s small cities and towns such as Greve, Radda, and Gaiole.
• Hot Springs: In Tuscany there are several natural hot springs fed by volcanic water from 30 to 55 degrees Celsius. Some of them have been known from Etruscan and roman times like Calidario and Saturnia. You can add to your holiday in Tuscany a day in a thermal hot spring.
• 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.
• 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. 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.
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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