This was our first visit to Il Castellaccio and it won't be our last. There are 5 villas in total, one of which is huge and is self contained with it's own garden and private pool. We stayed in Villa 3 with the large terrace which we really enjoyed and was of a high standard. We were fortunate to meet other families there from other parts of the world and the pool was a great place for the kids to play and let off steam! The apartment was really well equipped with dishwasher and washing machine and a corkscrew! The beds were very comfortable which is a first for most places we have stayed. There is no air conditioning so I expected the nights in particular to be a problem but I slept well at night with little problem. Trying to keep the inevitable mosquitoes at bay was of course another issue.
In general the estate was very well kept. The great thing about this villa is its proximity to Figline Valdarno station which can take you to Florence in 20 mins if you get a fast train. This is a real bonus because if you are like me and have driven in Florence, it is a nightmare. To quote the owner, Leonardo, going by train really is the 'best solution'. This place is also close to the main chianti towns and would recommend Castellina and Greve in particular for a visit and some wine tasting. In all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come back again.
Thank you Leonardo for a very pleasant week and for your hospitality!
- 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