We just stayed one week in this fantastic villa. We were 12 persons, and this is an ideal place to stay for several families jointly. The villa is spacious with plenty of common areas. The kitchen with access to the pool areas is on the bottom floor. We had our dinners outside, except one chilly evening. There is space for all 12 of us to eat at the same time, either outside by the pool or inside by a huge fireplace. We used the chef service for the first two evenings, which was excellent.
The kids loved the pool, although it is not heated, so can be a bit cold at times, even though it was very warm in the air (above 35 degrees) several days. The place is ideal for day trips to surrounding places, including both Florence and Sienna, plus numerous other small scenic villages. We BBQ'ed a couple of evenings. Buy meat at the famous butcher in Greve. I can also recommend the Cantina under the supermarket in Greve. Fantastic place for buying - and tasting wine. We drank plenty.
As the previous reviewer wrote, the place has no air-conditioning, so it can get very warm in the nights. Even though we tried to keep windows closed during daytime, as suggested, it still was too hot to sleep comfortably. This is the only thing that reduces my rating front top score. But I would gladly go back to this place, and can highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panoramic location in the heart of Chianti at Lucolena near Greve, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Villa il Castellaccio makes an ideal homebase for relaxing in the quiet of nature but also being near to famous Tuscan cities: Florence, Siena, SanGimignano, Arezzo it’s great for day trips ,exploring medieval villages along the way. The Structure has a Villa with a private garden and pool and 4 apartments sharing another terrace and pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Il Castellaccio Greve In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany