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Fiano - Arezzo/Cortona area - Tuscany
Property ID: 9277
Sleeps: 14

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- Independent house
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 7 bedrooms
- 7 baths

- Particular charm
- Breakfast included
- Dishwasher
- Garden, terrace
- Panoramic view
- Satellite TV
- Telephone
- Barbecue
- Central heating
- Microwave
- Parking
- Radio / CD player
- Standard first dinner included
- Maid service included
- Screens
- Wireless Internet
- Baby bed available
- Clothes dryer
- Fireplace
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Located in the heart of the Chianti region between Florence and Siena (each are about 35 km away), Villa Castiglioni is a beautiful and spacious farmhouse that enjoys a particularly panoramic and quiet position.  Vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees grace the extraordinary landscape modeled by centuries of farmers' patient toil and the Castiglioni estate is comprised of 69 hectacres with medieval origins. Remarkable views encompass the Castle of Santa Maria Novella and stretch as far as the towers of San Gimignano across the rolling countryside.

For groups up to 10 guests, this villa is offered as Villa Castiglioni.

This villa is available for short stays for a minimum of four nights for certain mid and low season weeks. Please contact us for details.

Tuscan dinner on Monday night and Continental Breakfast Monday to Saturday included in the price.

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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 flower beds 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.
The facilities of the house -- garden, pergola and pool -- are completely private for the guests of Villa Castiglioni.

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!

The principal villa accommodates 10 people and the newly restored hayloft can accommodate up to 6 guests. The main house develops 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.  

The house is very well equipped with satellite TV, stereo, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, large refrigerator with icemaker, window screens, telephone (local calls), WiFi Internet connection.

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 kitchen.

The rental price includes two hours of maid service a day (Monday through Saturday, 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, cooking lesson, transfer service, extra maid service and laundry.

For 2017, the pool will be open from May 13 to September 30.

VILLA DESCRIPTION (Sleeps 10 - 320 square meters)

Ground floor

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.

First floor

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 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. They sit against opposite walls with a doorway in between. 

Second floor

One double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower.  This room has the best views!


Large parties can be accommodated renting the apartment located in the rear of the adjacent house featuring:

Small private garden with table and outdoor furnishing under the pergola. The accommodation is on the same level but there are three steps down at the entrance. Small living area with sofabed and kitchenette, 1 twin bedroom (beds can be joined) with ensuite bathroom (shower). 1 double bedroom (queen bed) with bathroom.  This guest house is never rented separately.


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 our table.

Breakfast please 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 Saturday
Welcome dinner:  Included
Basic grocery stocking:  Included
Italian breakfast:  Included Monday to Saturday
Tuscan dinner:  Included on Monday
Wireless Internet: Included
Final cleaning: 450 Euros
Maid service: 4 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 per week.
Additional guest (one maximum): Bed or crib 500 Euros.(to be requested when booking)
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, cooking lesson 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

Euros 8680

Euros 9920

Euros 10540

Plus Euros 35 booking fee

For more than three children please inquire.
Pets are not permitted at Villa Castiglioni.


A nice dining room has been created on the first floor.  Each of the five bedrooms now has a private bath (previously one bath was accessed from an exterior entrance), and a large new table has been added under the pergola.

Click to view the new floorplan

2017 improvements floor plan


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 with Florence.


Railway station: Empoli (15 min driving) and Florence (30 min driving)
Bus stop: Fiano and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (for Florence and Siena)
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


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