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Castello Di Colognole - Colognole Castle - Quaratesi

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Quaratesi

The Quaratesi apartment is on the second and third floors. On the second floor are two bedrooms, two modern baths with showers, as well as the kitchen and a large dining room with a fireplace. The third floor contains a third bedroom and a very large living room with a second fireplace. Architectural features include an entrance hallway with a vaulted ceiling and a private courtyard with a typical Tuscan loggia. The apartment has access to the lovely garden through the courtyard and another room.


About the property

Authentic castle of 12th C.

Two charming apartments in an authentic castle dating back to 12th C. in the typical green hills of Chianti Classico. The castle has undergone various restorations over the centuries which have highlighted its architectural features giving it a particular charm and giving its structure an aura of olden times. The castle itself is very picturesque, built in stone in a square hill overlooking Greve in Chianti. It has a peaceful and a dominating position in front of Montefioralle Castle. From the garden and the windows you have a magnificent, panoramic view of rolling Chianti hills, olive groves and vineyards. The apartments have use of a large lovely private garden (450 m²). The Colognole Castle is ideally located for short day trips to all of the sights of Tuscany. Florence is an hour away by car or reliable, comfortable bus service, the recommended way to visit the great city. Siena is about 1 hour and half by car.

The castle: The Colognole Castle has undergone several restorations over the centuries which have highlighted its architectural features giving it a particular charm and giving its structure an aura of olden times. The castle itself is very picturesque, built in stone in a square surrounding on a hill overlooking Greve in Chianti. It has a peaceful and a dominating position in front of Montefioralle Castle.

The garden: From the garden and the windows you have a panoramic view over the surrounding green hills with olive trees and vineyards. The owners spent long time to choose particular type of plants from three generations. In early June, the wild jasmine and herbs in bloom, adding another magical touch.

General amenities: On request: to be agreed when booking and to be paid directly on the spot:

- Housekeeping.

- Tuscany cooking lessons.

- Cook available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

- Oil and wine produced by owner.

- Bicycles for hire.

More Details

Owner
Rosita Ricci
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

Available Rentals

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Notes

A 30% deposit is required when the reservation is confirmed by us. The deposit should be made by wire transfer. In case of cancellation made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the deposit will be returned. The deposit is forfeited when the cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to arrival date.
Final payment is due 30 days before arrival by wire transfer or by PayPal.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Greve in Chianti in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Beverly - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lina - 1 Large Double Bed
  • EQUIPMENTS FOR CHILDREN, LIKE COT, HIGH CHAIR, ETC. ARE AVAILABLE
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews
5

An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 3 nights in August with family (wife, 3 sons ages 12, 10 and 6).

It was the highlight of our trip to Italy.

The castle is spectacular. Even my kids could appreciate that we were staying in a special place. The apartment we stayed in was very spacious. My kids had the top floor all to themselves. My wife and I had the 2nd floor with a bedroom, sitting room and small kitchen with quaint courtyard. There was a living room on the first floor as well, along with a larger courtyard. But, we spent most of our time in the backyard, with a stunning view of the surrounding countryside, and a large wooden table under the shade of an enormous tree where we had most of our meals, including some that were wonderfully prepared by one of the proprietors. We also got to walk through their a section of their vineyard.

The proprietors made us feel like family and were very attentive to my kids comfort and needs.

The castle is located near Greve in Chianti, a nice town with a nice public pool that we took advantage of. The town is located ideally for trips to Siena and Florence, as well as other smaller towns.

Only negative was the mosquitos at dusk.

I can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear wonderful family, We enjoyed so much meeting you all and we are very thankful to have booked one of our apartments. Your satisfaction for the apartment and the surrounding makes us happy. It has been also a great opportunity for our 9 years old grandson to meet your kids. The only regret was your too short stay but we look forward to your return in a future not too far. All the best to all the family.
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5

Dream come true in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

It's fantastic. The castle is beautiful, the oldest in Chianti. The apartments are charming, although the ground level floor is better in my opinion. Rosita and Rita were the perfect hosts and we left feeling as if we had made friends. Rita cooked a delicious meal for us our first night which was perfect after a day of traveling. Rosita gave us a tour of the grounds and castle including the cellar which was fascinating. Views are fantastic!!

The castle is at least a mile from town so if you want breakfast, you should bring everything you need with you.

Also, soap for the shower was not provided and we didn't find a hairdryer, not a problem, just good to know in advance.

The driveway is steep to the castle, a little challenging the first time you drive it, but part of the adventure and after that we knew what to expect.

We only were able to spend 2 nights there but want to return for a longer time. Loved it. Thank you Rosita and Rita!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The gardens and the views from this hilltop castle were awesome.

  • 5 of 5

We are two retired couples from the USA who have been to Italy several times and have visited all the major tourist sites so we decided to stay 10 days in Greve and visit the surrounding small towns. The highlight of our trip was staying in the castle and having so much personal attention from Rita and Rosita. Our most memorable experience was having Rita cook for us and eating at the dining table in the garden.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely fabulous!! Our second time and Rosita and Rita made us feel like family.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful castle with unique features throughout, however, the views are spectacular and the host sisters, Rosita and Rita are lovely in every way. I highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing place, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the huge doors into the courtyard we were spellbound by the Tuscan charm. Given its a renovated heritage building the rooms are very comfortable and the views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular.

The hosts are very friendly and accommodating and will take cooking courses and sell you exclusive bottles of the delicious family wine made from the surrounding vines.

Highly recommended as a unique Tuscan experience.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place !!

  • 5 of 5

The owner took care of us the first second we arrived, and all week they check to be sure we are ok . The castle was so beautiful , the view from the garden is incredible !! the appartment ( Bocca) was so nice and clean and I never saw anything like this .We had an amazing week and didnt want to leave !! for sure we will go back very soon ..... and we will remember Rosita and Rita for a long Time .

Thank you for this amazing Holidays!!

Marc ,Isabelle and the Kids

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, thank you very much for your positive review and for the nice words about us. We have been very very pleased to have you all as our guests at our property and look forward to your return. We wish you all the best
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Location

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Leghorn
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Firenze - Certosa
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Colognole Castle is ideally located for short day trips to all of the sights of Tuscany. Florence is an hour away by car or reliable, comfortable bus service, the recommended way to visit that great city. Siena is about 1.30 h away by car to the south as is San Gimignano with its dramatic towers to the west. Colognole is perfectly located for day trips to Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, Volterra, Perugia, Assisi and other Tuscan sites. There are many other lesser-known but equally charming Tuscan hill towns close by like Radda in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti , Castellina in Chianti, Volpaia.

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