Villa Castiglioni is set on a hill amidst an extensive olive
grove and produces first-class extra virgin olive oil which
is available for purchase. A cook's service is also
available upon request. Guests can sample first hand
the locally produced olive oil and fresh produce used in the
preparation of a typical Tuscan meal.
This villa includes our special “arrive and relax” package:
A simple Tuscan dinner is provided on your arrival night. This is a
welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and
relax. You will find the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for
heating. The dinner is also suitable for vegetarian guests. It basically
consists of a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread,
water and wine are included. No changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to
shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday. The shopping list
consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit,
eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be
adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.
The central structure of Villa Castiglioni is a stone
medieval tower dating back to the 11th century and once
served as a defense tower for the nearby castle S. Maria
Novella. Side wings were later added converting the house
into a working vineyard estate.
The current owner is a
descendant of Baldesar Castiglione, politician and scholar
of the 16th century, and has restored the house with the
care and taste given to a private residence. Much thought
and attention went in to maintaining the integrity and
character of the original building. Typical regional
features include the terracotta floors, the ceiling beams,
the large fireplace with small window and the decorative
pizza oven in the kitchen.
Colorful flowerbeds welcome guests at the entrance to the
house and the well-maintained and colorful garden stretches
south where it opens up onto an open inviting
countryside. The garden not only provides wonderful views,
but is also furnished with excellent teak furniture
overlooking the expansive valley. An attractive
pergola laden with jasmine and other graceful vines is
located near the kitchen and offers a perfect shady place
for relaxing and enjoying al fresco dining. A short gravel
path through the lavender bushes leads to the
swimming pool where there are sun loungers positioned for
the spectacular view. The pool measures 5 meters by 11 meters. In the distance is the small village
of Fiano which is about 1.5 km away and can be reached by a
footpath. There is an outdoor shower/WC under a loggia near
the house which comes in very handy when using the pool.
Adjacent to the house is another
small farmhouse where the Italian-speaking mother of the
owner lives. She is available to help you with any problems
that may arise. The outdoor facilities of the
house -- garden, pergola and pool -- are completely private
for the guests of Villa Castiglioni.
Villa Castiglioni comfortably
accommodates nine people and is 320 square meters in size. The house
over three floors with five air conditioned bedrooms (air conditioning is provided only in the bedrooms
of the main villa), each
with a large clothes closet; four interior bathrooms and one
exterior bathroom under the loggia; a
large living room with fireplace, two small halls and a
large eat-in kitchen with a wood burning oven and direct
access to the garden. There are also two
loggias and one pergola, lawn furniture and a barbecue.
is very well equipped with satellite TV, stereo, dishwasher,
washing machine, dryer, large refrigerator with icemaker,
mosquito screens, telephone (local calls), fast internet
Price includes two hours of maid service a day (Monday
to Saturday, excluding public holidays) and a gardener 5 days per week.
Arrival dinner, basic grocery shop, WIFI internet (200 MB
per day) and pool towels are also included. Bed linens
are changed on Saturday and bath linens are changed on Wednesday and Saturday. Extra maid service can be provided on an hourly basis.
Extra fee-based services available upon request include cook service, transfer service, extra maid service
For 2013, the pool will be open from May
4 to September 21.
Entrance hall, large kitchen on two levels with wood-burning
pizza oven, stone sink, dining table, modern sink and
dishwasher, stove with six gas burners, gas oven and clothes
washer, 1 small TV room, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with
bathtub with handheld shower attachment (there are three steps to access this
bedroom), 1 external bathroom under the loggia with shower.
A furnished pergola is provided for outdoor dining.
Large living room with fireplace and access to a small
loggia with stairs down to the garden, stereo and CD player, one double bedroom with
en suite bathroom (tub and separate shower), one twin bedded
room (beds cannot be joined), a single bedroom, one bathroom with shower.
One double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
Air conditioning: Provided in
the bedrooms. Metered
and paid on site.
Wireless Internet: Included up to 200 megabytes per day
Final cleaning: 220 Euros
Maid service: 2 hours
per day, Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays)
Utilities (electricity and gas): Included up to 50 Euros.
Metered and charged according to usage above 50 Euros.
Baby bed: 100 Euros
Extra bed: 300 Euros
Heat: Charged according to usage
Security deposit: 1500 Euros
Utility deposit paid on arrival for heating (seasonal): 350 Euros
Upon request: Cook service, transfer, extra maid service, laundry.
Check in: between 4pm and
7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm
and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am
2013 Weekly Prices
PLEASE NOTE: This property
is priced in EUROS
5 Jan - 30 Mar
6 Apr - 4 May
28 Sep - 21 Dec
30 Mar - 6 Apr
4 May - 29 Jun
31 Aug - 28 Sep
21 Dec - 4 Jan
29 Jun - 31 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
For more than three children please inquire.
Pets are not permitted at Villa Castiglioni.
Villa Castiglioni floor plan (please click to enlarge):
Marcialla - 1.5 km - various
shops, services and restaurants
Fiano - 1.5 km - small grocery
store, bar/cafe, butcher, post office
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - 5 km - grocery shops, gas
stations, bakeries, post office, bus stop and restaurants.
Airports are at nearby Florence or Pisa (42 miles).
San Gimignano is 14 miles away and the coast and ferry to
Corsica and Sardinia is 65 miles away.
The farm is 15 minutes from the autostrada that links Siena
Railway station: Empoli (15 min driving) and Florence (30
Bus stop: Fiano and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (for Florence and
Airport: Pisa and Florence
A driver to/from Pisa and Florence is available upon request
Florence km 26
Siena km 42
Pisa km 67
Livorno km 105
San Gimignano km22
Piombino km 108
Certaldo km 10
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa km 5
A spa with sulfurous hot water springs Montecatini, 70 km
Rome 270 km
Milan 270 km