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Located on a hill in Chianti Classico, surrounded by vineyards, and close to Florence and Sienna, Villa Barberino offers many timeworn Tuscan charms.
You can stay in the beautiful Il Campolino flat and Casa Vittoria in what were once the villa's service rooms.
This accommodation offers guests unforgettable holidays with a focus on relaxation with all modern conveniences included.
In the ample garden, you can enjoy watching the marvellous sunsets over the vineyards in Chianti Classico.
Art and nature lovers can take advantage of this superb location to visit extraordinary destinations like Florence and Sienna typical villages like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Volterra. This can be done without missing the peace and quiet that a stay in a 14th-century village in a wonderful natural setting in the Tuscan countryside affords.
Um die Region zwischen Florenz und Siena zu erkunden ist die Lage des Objekts nahezu perfekt. Nach kurzer Fahrt ist man auf der Schnellstraßen, aber auch die übrigen Landstraßen sind sehr gut erreichbar. Die Ferienwohnung hat alles was man braucht, jedoch könnte sie etwas liebevoller eingerichtet, so würde man sich noch wohler fühlen. Da in der Wohnung diverse Treppen sind, ist insbesondere bei Kleinkindern besondere Aufmerksamkeit notwendig. Die Außenanlagen laden zum verweilen ein, jedoch muss man bedenken, dass die Wohnung im 1. OG des Gebäudes liegt und somit immer eine Treppe genutzt werden muss. Die Vermieter waren jederzeit erreichbar und die Kommunikation war reibungslos.
The apartment was clean and offered stunning views. Unfortunately the lounge window overlooked the court yard which was used by the villa which was occupied for the duration of our stay by 3 families who drank & talked & sang into the early hours every evening which made it difficult to sleep. When we did manage to get to sleep, we were woken early to the sound of cockerels and hens and the occasional sound of a buzzing mosquito.
The photos on the website are of the 3 properties but it doesn’t show you which photos relate to each property. Was a little disappointed at the lack of basic provisions considering there are no local shops, you have to drive to Mercatale - 4 km away or San Casciano,8 km away. One toilet roll for 4 people, no basic ingredients eg salt, pepper & oil. Also mosquito nets over the beds would have been a great help
Nevertheless the location was great for exploring the surrounding area with little gems like Siena, Greve and San Gimignano. Florence was only a 35min drive away and is well worth the visit.
Antonio provided a list of restaurants and we visited two of them. Cinque Di Vino served fantastic Florentine steak and Il Gallo Giallo was simply stunning, small menu but great quality food.
Little disappointed that we didn’t get a tour of the vineyard (I did ask) nor did we get treated to a bottle of their wine as in the previous review.
Positives: Good location for exploring, stunning views, spacious and clean accommodation, great pool and outdoor dining area
Negatives: Too noisy (but I guess we were unlucky that week), no mosquito nets and no basic provisions
Cette magnifique propriété est idéalement placée et bénéficie d'une vue magnifique sur les collines tout en étant proche des principaux sites touristiques de Toscane. L'appartement est spacieux, bien équipé et très propre. Il y fait un peu trop chaud l'après-midi et la nuit . C'est dommage.Le jardin et la piscine sont très agréables et très bien entretenus. Le propriétaire est agréable et accueillant tout en restant discret. Le chemin d'accès est un peu "cahotique" mais le site est superbe. De bonnes vacances !!!
San Casciano Val Di Pesa epitomizes all that there is to love and savor about Italian life. Each morning my four year old would dramatically throw open our wooden shutters, shouting out Bon Journo to the cockerel, hens and cuckoo birds that inhabited our stunning gardens. Our 280 degree view was framed by the Florentine mountains in the back ground to the rolling valley of vineyards and olive groves in the foreground. As we cooked, chatted and played with our children in the kitchen, this view peered in at us, catching our breath each time.
The villa is sensitively and immaculately preserved, the pictures show the interior as it is. The photos of the gardens however do not indicate how vast that space is. It is beautifully planted, with real privacy offered from each veranda. You also are free to wander throughout the proprietor's estate. Walks through the vineyards and forests provided my four year old with a great adventures. I also went for my morning run around the estate - a 4 km circuit, providing stunning views of the area and much safer than running on the local, narrow roads.
Maurizio and Antonio, were very gracious hosts. Always courteous and readily available to resolve any queries we had. We were also treated to a tour of their cellar and a bottle of their exquisite Chianti wine.
San Casciano, only 8 km away, (Mercatale - 4 km away, fine for grocery shopping and had a charming playground) was a real find. We went there nearly every evening, and we felt like we were the only tourists there. It's an affluent, effortlessly elegant town, with a sufficient array of restaurants, cafes and shops to create an ambient atmosphere. They playground had the most incredible view of a river valley, in the cool of the evening all the locals loved to amble along its edge; a perfect spot for people watching.
My only reservation was the road leading up to the villa, it was eroded quite severely in parts, making driving a hired car quite a precarious experience.
Lastly San Casciano, is the perfect spot for exploring Chianti. We were 30 mins from Florence, 40 from Sienna. Two other towns I must recommend are San Gimignano, home to the worlds first skyscraper and apparently the best icecream too. I loved it for its piazza that contained the best set of steps, far superior to the Steps of Rome, much more atmospheric. The other town is Panzano, a hill top town with a famously cultured butcher. Incredible views while there and enroute.