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RUFINA - Florentine hills - Tuscany
Property ID: 2714
Sleeps: 11-14

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- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 7 bedrooms
- 6 baths

- Panoramic view
- Billiard table
- Bikes for rent
- Typical regional dinner available on request
- Television
- Private chapel
- Telephone
- Dishwasher
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Set amid the rolling hills in the heart of Chianti Rufina, this charming farmhouse sits on the foundations of the ancient Cerchi castle.  The noble Spagnoli family lived on this land for many generations before moving to Florence in the 12th century.  Castello Rufina is located on a hill in the heart of "Rufina Chianti", in the Santa Maria district, and is made up of a fine square-shaped stone-walled mansion, built over the foundations of the ancient Cerchi castle which was severely damaged during the war. The villa‚Äôs thick stone walls are characteristic of the Tuscan style and the property is furnished with many elegant period pieces and modern conveniences.

The Cerchi family lived in Castello Rufina for several generations in the twelfth century, before moving to Florence. In the time of his exile from Florence, Dante was known to be a guest at the Castello, and he mentions the family in Canto XVI of Paradiso in The Divine Comedy.  The chapel, which is still in existence, is dedicated to Blessed Emiliana dei Cerchi, whose mortal remains lie in the church of Santa Croce in Florence. The memory of the powerful feudal dynasty of the Cerchi still hangs in the air.

The characteristic beauty of the Tuscan landscape, with its climate, its fresh produce and its serene lifestyle, reaches the peak of exclusivity in Castello Rufina. The Castello Rufina estate extends over eighteen hectares of agricultural land that has been planted mainly with olives.  The products of the local olives can be purchased on the premises. The peacefulness and beauty of the Tuscan landscape radiates at Castello Rufina.  The lovely terraces, beautiful gardens and swimming pool create an outdoor ambiance ideal for al fresco dining.

Bordering the villa is a fine farmhouse complex.  The farmhouse has been skillfully renovated and divided into apartments that preserve the historical value of the property and can be rented all year round.   These additional apartments are located on the same property can be rented together to accommodate larger groups.

The basement floor consists of a comfortable lounge, billiard room and toilet.   The ground floor opens with a living room, dining room and the kitchen with a fireplace. There are also two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with showers on the ground floor. The upper floor also has two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and showers.   In addition, three double bedrooms and two more bathrooms with showers are on the upper floor.

Amenities included at Castello Rufina are television (broadcast channels), telephone, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Availability and pricing upon request

Rufina 4km
Borgo San Lorenzo 30km
Pontassieve 10km
Center of Florence 25km
Florence Airport 29km
Arezzo 80km



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