Tuscany Castle 4517

OCRef#: 4517
Destination: Europe
Country/Island: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Rating: Luxurious****
Bedrooms: 20
Bathrooms: 20
Sleeps: 40
Week Low: $42,000
Week High: $42,000
Pool: Pool
Staff: Full Staff

The 10th century castle, a national landmark, stands on the highest point between Florence and Siena, in the incomparable Chianti region, above one of the best scenery you'll find anywhere in the world.

Destroyed and reconstructed three times, it has been formerly a lookout post for the Florentine army, giving a commanding view of the whole central Tuscany: from here you can see Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano and Pisa.

This tranquil corner of the Tuscan countryside provides the castle guests with a unique environment for study and reflection and a suggestive atmosphere, stepping in the past without straying too far from the present.

The castle's estate, two hundred and fifty acres' property, is a working farm and produces its own wine, extra virgin olive oil, Vin Santo and honey.

Sumptuously styled in a combination of modern and antique furnishings, the castle's individually designed guest rooms feature sitting areas and unique architectural accents reminiscent of a different world : exposed oak beams, terracotta tiles and winding staircases.

There are twenty elegant double rooms and suites of various size and layout, all comfortably furnished in harmony with the style of the Castello.

All guest rooms are non-smoking and feature private bath, direct telephone and Internet plugs.

Various common lounges with satellite television reception and bar area are scattered throughout the castle.

Surrounded by its own vineyards in the heart of the Chianti region, known as the Chianti Colli Fiorentini, the property grounds are a mix of vineyards, olive groves, fruit tree orchards, meadows and woods. Just outside the walls, there is a Romanesque-style church, also property of the castle.

Atop the rolling hillsides are panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside including the famed towers of San Gimignano. The castle is next to the small village of Fiano, 35 km south of Florence and 38 km north of Siena.

The area offers relaxation and tranquillity, yet it is close to many places of interest, including Florence, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa and more.

The intimate layout amidst woods, vineyards and olive groves is ideal for getting together in a natural setting of incomparable beauty.