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Castello di Volpaia~Casavecchia

Tuscany - Siena - Radda in Chianti - Loc. Volpaia-Coltassala
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4 with ensuite bath rooms   
Bathrooms: 5   
Pool Private

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Euros 2500 - Euros 4900 per Week
Available in CDN$
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Euros 3300 - Euros 6500 per Week
Available in CDN$
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Just as in the 12th Century, the village itself still plays an essential role in our wine and oil production. The interiors of its ancient houses, churches, underground passages and deconsecrated churches have been discreetly converted into wine cellars, bottling plants and olive presses up to the ceiling in the latest equipment and all connected by an amazing underground "wineduct."

Thus Volpaia is not just another magnificent tourist attraction, but a thriving hive of activity whose inhabitants are all directly or indirectly involved in the winery.

Casavecchia:

This truly ancient house with a tower is tucked away in one of the quietest and most exclusive parts of the farm. It has recently been restored and, while it enjoys all modern comforts, all its traditional virtues have been maintained. All the bedrooms have a marble bathroom en suite and the main bedroom has a wood burning fireplace.
The living rooms with its open fireplace is a perfect retreat on chilly evenings and takes you back to when the Matassini family, who occupied the house for 200 years, gathered around the hearth to discuss grape and olive harvests.
Casavecchia is a typical Chianti farmhouse and, with its numerous additions over the years, is almost like a hamlet. There's a magnificent view from all sides and because it is a perfect example of a particularly beautiful local farmhouse, it is frequently photographed and appears in several guide books.
The covered terrace and open balcony with a fireplace are perfect for eating outside even on cool days. There are magnificent views of the sunset from the overflowing swimming pool and by closing three small gates, little children are protected from any dangers. There is a barbecue as well as the original wood burning oven within the confines of the low walled garden.

 
Outdoor Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Swimming Pool

 

Interior

All the bedrooms have a marble bathroom en suite and the main bedroom has a wood burning fireplace.
The living rooms with its open fireplace is a perfect retreat on chilly evenings and takes you back to when the Matassini family, who occupied the house for 200 years, gathered around the hearth to discuss grape and olive harvests.
Casavecchia is a typical Chianti farmhouse and, with its numerous additions over the years, is almost like a hamlet. There's a magnificent view from all sides and because it is a perfect example of a particularly beautiful local farmhouse, it is frequently photographed and appears in several guide books.

Satellite TV | telephone | fireplace | wood burning oven | use of tennis court | fly screens | barbecue | washmachine | dishwasher | DVD&CD Player

 

 

Interior Photos   Click on the photo’s to zoom.

 

Amenities

  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Wood burning oven
  • Use of tennis court
  • Fly screens
  • Washmachine
  • DVD&CD Player
  • Linen Changed Twice weekly

Equipment

  • Barbecue
  • Central heating
  • Child cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden furniture
  • Internet access : Wi-Fi
  • Laundrette
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Satellite TV
  • Sun loungers
  • Sunshade

Specifications

  • Type of accommodation: : Villa
  • Level(s) :2
  • Bedroom(s) :4
  • Bathroom(s) :5
  • Pool Private
  • Covered terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Rooms

  • Living room
  • Living room(s) with bed-settee
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/living room

 

Distances

From Siena:
Drive out from Siena following the directions for road number 222 - called "Chiantigiana" (Siena north) to Castellina in Chianti.
Drive always on the 222 passing through Quercegrossa and Fonterutoli.
When you are in Castellina in Chianti go straight following signs to for Radda in Chianti, Greve, Florence.
After few kms turn right to Radda on the road 429 signs. When you reach RADDA IN CHIANTI go straight through the village. You are now going downhill. Leave a little Chapel on your left and at the following cross go right following signs Florence, LUCARELLI. After about 2 km look out for signpost to VOLPAIA and turn right.

 

Map of the area

Location

 

From Pisa:
take the A11 highway until you cross the A1 to Roma.
Take the A1 in the direction of ROMA and exit at Florence CERTOSA. Turn right onto the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA.
After about 18 kms exit at San Donato. Turn left and follow signs to GAIOLE IN CHIANTI and GREVE.
Do not enter the village of San Donato but follow road until the road is narrow and you reach on your left a small church with a portico. Turn left immediately after the church following sign for GAIOLE IN CHIANTI, GREVE and SICELLE etc.
Follow the road downhill through LA PIAZZA and at the bottom of the hill turn left following sign to GREVE.
At the T-Junction after few turns uphill turn right at sign to RADDA IN CHIANTI. Drive through LUCARELLI and after a 7-8 kilometers look out for signpost to VOLPAIA and turn left.


From Florence:
From the centre of Florence follow the directions for Siena and reach the Florence Certosa square (with the highway toll house on your right). Go straight and take the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA.
From Florence airport take the direction to Roma and enter in the A1 highway. Exit at Florence CERTOSA and turn right onto the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA.
After about 18 kms on the the SIENA-FLORENCE SUPERSTRADA, exit at San Donato. Turn left and follow signs to GAIOLE IN CHIANTI and GREVE.
Do not enter the village of San Donato but follow road until the road is narrow and you reach on your left a small church with a portico. Turn left immediately after the church following sign for GAIOLE IN CHIANTI, GREVE and SICELLE etc.
Follow the road downhill through LA PIAZZA and at the bottom of the hill turn left following sign to GREVE.
At the T-Junction after few turns uphill turn right at sign to RADDA IN CHIANTI. Drive through LUCARELLI and after a 7-8 kilometers look out for signpost to VOLPAIA and turn left.