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 bright 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 a small farmhouse (former hayloft), which has been recently restored. When guests rent just the main villa, the English speaking owner will live here. He is available to assist with questions about the area and also help 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.
Special note: For an additional fee, the owner can also vacate and you will have complete privacy of the property. Please contact us for this pricing information.
Villa Castiglioni has been entirely restored and maintains its ancient structure and character. For this reason, the villa may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. The kitchen, dining room and the ground floor bedroom are all on the ground floor, though not on the same level. Guests with walking difficulties can access the ground floor bedroom and the kitchen from the exterior (avoiding the internal steps), and the rest of the floor has short flights of stairs throughout. The access to the top floor bedroom is 10 cm lower than usual so watch your head going up to this bedroom!
Villa Castiglioni comfortably
accommodates 10 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,
window screens, telephone (local calls), WiFi
Window screens are in all the bedrooms
and in all the bathrooms. Additionally, there are
two in the hall, two in the living rooms and one in the
The rental price includes two hours of maid service a day (Monday
through Friday, excluding public holidays) and a gardener 5 days per week.
Arrival dinner, Monday dinner, daily breakfast (except Sunday) basic grocery shop, WIFI internet 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 2017, the pool will be open from May
13 to September 30.
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. Air conditioned double bedroom opening towards
the garden with ensuite bathroom with shower. There are three steps to access this
bedroom. One 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.
Air conditioned double bedroom (view of the castle) with ensuite bathroom
with tub and separate shower. Air conditioned
double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower.
Air conditioned twin bedded room. The beds in the
twin bedroom cannot be joined.
One double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.
This room has the best views!
Regarding the Tuscan
meal please note: It is a genuine typical simple and
informal Italian dinner sourced directly from the villa vegetable
garden. Nothing pretentious just good simple ingredients
exactly as if you were part of our family and sitting at
note: We are happy to welcome our guests by letting
them wake up with a steaming Italian breakfast waiting
for them in the kitchen. Hot freshly moka-brewed coffee,
tea, milk and cereals, freshly baked sourdough toast
from the local bakery with butter and jam.
Air conditioning: Provided in
the bedrooms. Metered
and paid on site.
Bed and bath linens: Included. Bed linens
changed Saturday, bath linens changed on Wednesday and
Welcome dinner: Included
Basic grocery stocking: Included
Continental breakfast: Included
Monday to Saturday
Included on Monday
Wireless Internet: Included
Final cleaning: 250 Euros
Maid service: 2 hours
per day, Monday through Saturday (excluding public holidays)
Gardener: 5 days per week
Utilities (electricity and gas): Included up to 50 Euros per week.
Metered and charged according to usage above 50 Euros
Heat: Charged according to usage
Security deposit: 1000 Euros
Utility deposit paid on arrival for A/C and heating (seasonal): 100 Euros/week
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
2017 Weekly Prices
PLEASE NOTE: This property
is priced in EUROS
7 Jan - 15 Apr
30 Sep - 23 Dec
15 Apr - 24 Jun
26 Aug - 30 Sep
23 Dec - 6 Jan 2018
24 Jun - 26 Aug
Plus Euros 35 booking fee
For more than three children please inquire.
Pets are not permitted at Villa Castiglioni.
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