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RUFINA - Florentine hills - Tuscany
Property ID: 2718
Sleeps: 3-4

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- Swimming pool

- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bath

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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. Rufina Piazzetta, which is built of thick stone walls that are characteristic of the Tuscan style, is one of the apartments that surrounds the grand Castello Rufina. The apartment and the property have been 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. 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 large panoramic swimming pool create an outdoor ambiance ideal for al fresco dining.

Rufina Piazzetta is a lovely, comfortable apartment set on two floors.

The ground floor consists of a kitchen/living area with fireplace and TV, as well as a double bedroom with bathroom with shower.  On the first floor there a second double bedroom.

Rufina Piazzetta shares the hamlet with Castello Rufina (the main farmhouse) and the Rufina apartments.  Please inquire about the possibility of combining these rentals to accommodate larger groups.


Please inquire for pricing during the Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays.

Weekly cleaning:  15 Euros per person
Extra bed:  15 Euros per day
Heating:  Charged according to consumption
Security deposit:  200 Euros




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