Castle Torre Chianti

Apartment sleeping 5+2 in the tower of an 11th-century castle in Sienese Chianti, near Gaiole in Chianti. Swimming pool, air conditioning, Internet connection, utmost privacy. Riding stable and tennis club in the neighbourhoods.

Accommodation:
Castle

Area:
Chianti

Place:
Gaiole in Chianti (Siena)

People:
5+2

Castle Torre Chianti
Castle Torre Chianti

Location

The castle stands on a hill near Gaiole in Chianti, in Sienese Chianti.

From a geographical point of view, Chianti is a hilly area that stretches between the provinces of Florence and Siena; a region that in the Middle Ages, at the time of the conflict between papacy and empire, was the theatre of a long and bloody war between Guelph Florence and Ghibelline Siena. The battle of Colle Val d'Elsa, which was fought on June 16th and 17th, 1269 is mentioned also in Dante's "Divine Comedy".

At present the toponym Chianti indicates a larger area than the so-called Chianti Classico, which includes also the hills around Arezzo and Pisa, those north of Florence and Montalbano, that is, the whole production area of the famous red wine.


Description

The building in which is the apartment in origin was the tower of one of the numerous castles that dot the Chianti hills. The fortress was built in the 11th century atop a hill with a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. Siena conquered the castle in 1478, and Florence definitively re-conquered it in 1555, after it had been set to fire by Charles V's army.

Around the tower stretches a cypress-tree forest. In the garden dotted with fruit trees are the private swimming pool (5x10 m; depth: 1.20-2.10 m) and a gazebo furnished with table and chairs for guests to have meals al fresco.

Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Colle Val d'Elsa, the whole Chianti district and many other Tuscan cities of art are within easy driving distance for pleasant one-day trips at the discovery of monuments renowned all over the world and the traditional dishes of the Tuscan cuisine.
A tennis club and a riding stable are within a few kilometres of the castle.


Accommodation

The three-storey building accommodates 5+2 guests in 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 double sofa bed, and has 1 bathroom and 1 half bathroom wiht bathtub.

The ground floor composes of entry hall, kitchen, dinette and a bathroom with shower.
On the first floor is a living room with fireplace and a double sofa bed.
The second floor consists of a twin bedroom, a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a half bathroom with bathtub.

The internal courtyard and a private terrace are accessed from the ground floor.


Facilities and Services

The castle comes with swimming pool, working fireplace, air conditioning, Internet connection, TV set, DVD player, oven, microwave oven, washing machine, cot bed and private car parking space.

A minimarket, a greengrocer, food shops, cafés, a wine shop and a restaurant are 500 metres from the castle.
A riding stable is 1 kilometre from the estate.
A tennis club is 7 kilometres from the property.

 

Rental Prices

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7 days
Castello Torre Chianti (5+2 beds)1277 €1702 €2128 €1702 €1277 €1702 €1702 €
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