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Villa 22184 Tuscany (East), Italy

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Description

General

Right in the heart of the Chianti Classico region lies a romantic hideaway, a wonderful Tuscan house full of charm, comfort and peaceful tranquillity. The villa hidden behind its own private gates and nestled amongst the lush green of the Tuscan hillsides, is an ideal base for those wishing to escape the city and explore this fantastic region.

Drift away as you lie under the natural shaded area by the inviting waters of your private swimming pool and directly giving way to breathtaking views of the countryside and the hilltop town of Radda itself. Indeed just 1 km away the centre of this popular little town is filled with all the traditional restaurants and conveniences you may need during your stay.

The English speaking owners live just next door to the villa and are full of helpful information and local knowledge to make your trip that much more interesting.

Location

The medieval town of Radda in Chianti is ensconced between the valleys of Pesa and Arbia, it is 530m above sea level and affords some of the most wonderful views across the Tuscan wooded hillsides and vineyards. Dating back to the 14th Century, it is well preserved and the ancient walls that fortified this town can still be seen and admired.

San Gimignano lies nearby, famous for its number of formidable towers, it is a remarkable sight to bestow as it perches upon the hilltop. Dating back to the 10th Century, its medieval character has been preserved most wonderfully.

Just a little further afield is the town of Greve right in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region and is home to the largest wine fair in Chianti held every September. Wine tours and tasting experiences sweep as far as the eye can see. The landscapes surrounding Greve offer some quite literally breathtaking hikes through the Monte San Michele Nature Park, but also pleasant strolls for those a little less adventurous!

The villa is an ideal base to explore the region with Siena approximately 27 km, Florence just 60 km and Arezzo 57 km. Siena is one of the most unspoilt medieval cities in Italy with treasures scattered throughout its churches and museums. Beautiful gothic buildings combine with large open squares for the best Italian past time - people watching. During the 14th Century the Sienese School of Painting produced masterpieces from the likes of Pietro, Lorenzetti and Martini and now housed and marvelled at in the Pinacoteca, the Palazzo Pubblico and the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.

For those who love the artworks of the Renaissance period, Florence the home of the Renaissance itself, has flourished since the 15th Century as a city of art, culture and international trading. Home to some of Italy’s most greatest artistic treasures in the world, it is a veritable banquet with the likes of Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Raphael pieces, to name but a few. Our suggestions would be the Cathedral, the Uffizi, the Palace of Bargello and the churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. The library of San Lorenzo is a wonderful exhibition of Michelangelo’s artistic genius, and the bridge of Ponte Vecchio that stretches across the Arno River - an architectural marvel.

Layout

Ground Floor:
• Spacious Kitchen/Diner/Sitting room
• Kitchen area is well equipped with oven and hob, microwave etc.
• Dining area to seat up to four guests
• Spiral staircase leads to:
First Floor:
• Master double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and views across the swimming pool and countryside
• En-suite Shower Room
• Spiral staircase leads to:
Mezzanine Floor:
• With single bed
(We recommend children between the ages of 6 – 12 years due to the restricted ceiling height and the staircase)
Outside:
• Changing room with shower
• Private swimming pool
• Barbecue



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