|Every place in the Tuscan landscape carries traces of culture going back through the centuries. The Castello degli Alberti, in the heart of the Chianti region, is a significant example. It lies just 35 km from Florence, not far from the town of Castelfiorentino, along the old Via Francigena, an ancient trail used from medieval times by the pilgrims from England and France on their way to Rome. It was founded in the XIIIth century, when a noble and powerful family from Certaldo, the Conti Alberti, chose this place to be the centre of the Court of Val D`Elsa and built a castle there. In succeeding centuries it was transformed into an elegant aristocratic villa, but there still remains traces of the original square tower and of the walls next to the villa. Il Castello has been recently renovated to provide all the charm and uniqueness of a historic home, without changing the atmosphere of an aristocratic villa. It has also been equipped with all the latest modern conveniences to satisfy even the most demanding clients: air-conditioning, hydro massage baths, satellite TV, telephone with Internet connection, laundry with washing-machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave oven, DVD and VHS players. In the garden there is a swimming-pool (10 x 5m), situated on the ramparts of the castle, and with an area shaded by a loggia, the lemon-house converted into a living-room with terrace, and the 13th century chapel. The domestics (who live in an apartment on the first floor with independent access) clean the bedrooms and the bathrooms daily and prepare the continental breakfast 7 days a week between 9.00 and 12.00 in the morning. On request are available: cook, babysitter and further domestic help. Il Castello is recommended for family groups with not more than 4 children less than 12 years old.
Accommodation (500 sq meters):
CASTELLO (500 sq.m.) - 12 people - GROUND FLOOR: large living-room with fireplace, living-room with fireplace and TV, kitchen with dining-area, WC with washbasin, dining-room with fireplace and french windows with access to the courtyard outside, library/studio with fireplace, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage bath-tub. FIRST FLOOR: long corridor with access to the bedrooms: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with hydromassage bath-tub and shower, 1 twin bedroom with bathroom with hydromassage bath-tub and shower, 1 twin bedroom with bath-tub and shower, 1 double bedroom with fireplace and balcony over the courtyard and hydromassage bath-tub and shower, laundry with wardrobe. 13TH CENTURY TOWER (with private access) - GROUND FLOOR: living-room, stair leading to the FIRST FLOOR: 1 double bedroom with fireplace and bathroom with shower. Panoramic terrace.
Other services included in the price: Cleaning during the week 3 hours, 7 times per week for a total of 21 hours per week. Continental breakfast from 8.30 to 12.00 in the morning, 7 days a week consisting of: coffee, tea, milk, bread, toast, biscuits, jam, fruit juice, yogurt, cereals and eggs. Welcome dinner.
Paid on site in cash: Weekly consumption of electricity above 300KW: Euro 0.3 per KW. Heating: Euro 4.5 per cubic metre. Extra bed- and bathlinen change: Euro 10/person. Extra towels: Euro 5/person. Cook: Euro 10 per hour (cost per food and drinks non included). Any additional service on request: Euro 8 per hour. Telephone: Euro 0,12 per unit.
Bed and bath linen: One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cots for babies under 2 yrs: Cot with bars available: free of charge.
Pool open: Apr 29, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
Domestic pets: Not allowed
Final cleaning: Included
Security deposit: 800 Euros - paid to the owner
Heating: Charged according to usage
2017 Weekly Prices
|7 Jan - 27 May|
30 Sep - 23 Dec
|27 May - 24 Jun|
26 Aug - 30 Sep
23 Dec - 6 Jan
|24 Jun - 26 Aug|
Plus US$ 35 booking fee