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PONTASSIEVE - Florentine hills - Tuscany
Property ID: 5986
Sleeps: 6-8

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- Premium selection
- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 3 bedrooms
- 2 baths

- Telephone
- Bikes for rent
- Golf less than 15 km away
- Private garden
- Private swimming pool
- Satellite TV
- Central heating
- Garden, terrace
- Maid Service
- Wireless Internet
- Typical regional dinner available on request
- Baby bed available
- Dishwasher
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Many dream of staying in an authentic Italian castle and Castello Firenze is a dream come true.  Dating back to the 11th century, this Florentine castle boldly and seductively presents its fascinating history. The mix of old world character with modern conveniences makes for an unforgettable experience.  This remarkable castle has been generously restored to its original brilliance.  It can accommodate 6 to 8 people in low and mid seasons as described here below.  In high season, the full villa must be rented (please see Castello Firenze 12).

See below for special price reductions in high season!

Just 15 minutes from Florence, Castello Firenze is an impressive Etruscan castle that sits in the Florentine hills above the Arno river. Its dominant lookout position was very strategic to its owners, an important Longobardo family. It served as a stronghold from which the ancient road from Arezzo to Fiesole could be constantly viewed. In 1968 the present owners, the Pecchioli family, purchased the property. The old castle is still present in fragments of the walls, two doors and the tower, which forms part of the actual building. Carefully and tastefully restored in perfect harmony with the style of the manor, Castello Firenze is an elegant and stately structure, splendidly furnished with valuable Tuscan antiques that are both beautiful and comfortable.

The outdoor areas are well maintained and graceful and consist of a small Italian garden and pleasant areas for relaxing and dining ‘al fresco’. The swimming pool (6m X 12m) is particularly unique in that it flows from the indoor limonaia ( former lemon conservatory) out into the Roman gardens. Expansive views over the countryside are enjoyed from all parts of the property.

Castello Firenze sits on a 200 hectare/495 acre estate and is part of a medieval hamlet where a handful of inhabitants live year round. The castle is totally independent and private and its vineyards and olive groves are some of the best in Tuscany. Guests are welcome in the castle cantina where they can taste the first class red and white wines produced on the property. Winetastings can be arranged on site for an extra fee. Adjacent to and still part of the castle is an ancient and still active church where weddings can be arranged.

Pool opening dates: May 7 through October 1, 2011. The pool is partly covered and there is a changing room and shower.

Please note: The second and third floors are closed when the castle is rented on a small group basis.

ACCOMMODATION:  700 square meters

Ground floor - living room, dining room, kitchen, half bathroom and a lounge with an antique stone olive press.  Also in this large room are two single divan beds (additional fee paid on site)

First Floor – Small lounge; spacious double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower;  two twin bedded rooms which share a bathroom and shower with massaging water jets. Each of the bedrooms offers views over the vineyards and valleys below.

The two following floors are closed when the castle is rented as Castello Firenze 6 for six to eight guests.

Second floor – 1 master double bedroom with bathroom with shower, 2 twin bedded rooms, study/library, 1 bathroom with bath and shower, laundry room.

Third floor - large den with a world class billiard table, a satellite television and games table.

Amenities:  Dishwasher, washing machine, ironing facilities, WIFI internet, telephone, satellite television, billiard table, babybed, parking on site

Included in the price:  Bed/bath/kitchen linens, electricity and water.

Supplemental costs to be paid on the spot:  Gas and heat are metered according to consumption; weekly cleaning of Euros 45/person with a minimum fee per week of Euros 300, telephone and internet are metered.  Weekly cleaning includes daily tidying up of bedrooms and baths (excludes Sunday).

Security deposit is Euros 1000.

Upon request: Cook, wine tasting, domestic help (extra hours), baby-sitter, farm products, laundry service, cooking lessons, bicycle rental

Castello Firenze 6 accommodates 6 guests.  Two extra people are welcome for the rates shown below.


Rental prices 2011 - Maximum 6 guests

High season July 2 - August 27 Euros € 6875/week    Euros € 5625/week **
Mid season April 23 - 30
May 28 - July 2
August 27 - October 1
Euros € 4125/week
Low season All other weeks Euros € 3375/week

Plus $35 booking fee

Rental prices 2011 - Maximum 6+2 guests

High season July 2 - August 27 Euros € 6875/week    Euros € 5625/week **
Mid season April 23 - 30
May 28 - July 2
August 27 - October 1
Euros € 4750/week
Low season All other weeks Euros € 4000/week

Plus $35 booking fee

** Requires rental of entire castle in high season


Pontassieve – 2 kilometers ( all services, grocery store, post office, bank, etc.)
Florence – 15 kilometers
Chianti – 30 kilometers
Arezzo – 57 kilometers
Siena – 80 kilometers
Lucca – 115 kilometers
Pisa Airport – 137 kilometers
Rome Airport – 265 kilometers


Horseback riding – 5 km
Tennis - 5 km
Golf - 25 km


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