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Castello Di Colognole - Colognole Castle - Bacco

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Bacco

The Bacco apartment is on the first floor. It has two bedrooms, two baths with shower, a large kitchen, two dining sitting rooms and a large living room. The kitchen is well equipped and has a door window to the garden. A long Tuscan dining table will seat 10 to 12, and has been site of many delicious extended Tuscan meals. There is direct access to the garden from this dining room. The second dining room has a grand fireplace (big enough to stand in) and a stone sink, both original to the castle.

The spacious living room contains works of the many artists who have visited the castle and captured its charm on canvas.

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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.

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Owner
Rosita Ricci
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

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.

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 bank wire transfer or by PayPal. In the 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 tra


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Baccoin Greve in Chianti in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Large - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Small - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The large bedroom has a private bathroom with shower. In this bedroom there is also a sofa bed and a wall closet. The small bedroom is equipped with a small storage room. Equipment for children, like cot, highchair, strolley are available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Bacco
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Courtice, Ontario CANADA
5

Beautiful & Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited this property the last week of July 2009 and stayed for one week. Where do I begin...The apartment was perfect! It contained everything that you would ever need for your stay including laundry facilities and a dishwasher. We shopped in the local market and prepared most of our meals. We typically ate out once per day depending on where our travels took us. This property is located in perfect proximity for day trips to Pisa, Florence and Siena (which we did). We did a day trip every other day and just hung back at the little villages nearby on the off days. Rita offers cooking classes at an extremely inexpensive price and we used the vegetables and herbs fresh from her garden. And let me assure you...the meal was delicious. The view from the back garden is magnificent. We ate overlooking the rolling hillside of vineyards and olive groves. The village is a 2 minute drive and could be walked (it’s just a bit hilly). Nice village with an internet cafe/coffee shop if you didn’t bring your computer.

Rosita, Rita and Faustus not only welcomed us into their home, but also into their hearts. We flew into Rome on a Sunday morning where we picked up our rental car and drove straight to the castle for our first week (of a 2 week trip). Of course, nothing is open on Sundays so Rita prepared a wonderful dinner for us and we enjoyed it in the back garden with a bottle of wine from Faustus' vineyard. We also chose the option for breakfast the next morning as we had yet to get groceries. When we left, we went to Venice for 3 nights where we rented an apartment that seemed so cold to us after having stayed at Castello di Colognole. If they had not had our apartment already rented for the next week. I would have much rather stayed there longer.

They have two dogs who are very playful and well behaved. As we lost our puppy early July, we felt so blessed to be around Bacco and Jemma.

There is no air conditioning, however, there are fans and we did not have any trouble sleeping. They do have misquittos but so do we here in Canada. Rosita speaks english with minimal difficulty. Rita is learning and we really didn't have any trouble communicating.

If you are looking to enrich your life by experiencing the authenic life in Tuscany, this place is a must! It was truly like a second honeymoon for us! We will definitely return...but next time, for a longer period of time.

Corrinne & Stephen

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting. Stunning views. Lovely people.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the castle with my husband and two grown up kids. We all loved Italy and the castle. The place is charming and authentic. Greve is a good 20 mins walk down a steep hill but is lovely to do (there and back)! We had Rita cook us several meals for an extra charge but well worth it. To be able to be served homemade Italian food overlooking the chianti vineyards and hills is just amazing. Our favourite restaurant was Andreaus pizza place in Greve. And our favourite shop was Antonios belt shop 😀 Our favourite trip was to Rome. We caught the bus to Florence and train to Rome - all very easy. A wonderful holiday ❤️

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful stay 5 stars!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Castello Di Colognole was beyond exceptional and truly exceeded our expectations. Rosita was such a wonderful hostess and made the stay that much more lovely. The castle is stunning and the views are incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magnificent Tuscan Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the spacious and comfortable Bacco apartment for a week. We are a family of 3 with an 11 year old son. We all enjoyed our stay. In fact, it was sad to leave. Rosita and Rita warmly welcomed us and were most helpful with information regarding the area. Very sweet ladies! The garden was nice to relax in after a long day sightseeing. The views overlooking Greve were spectacular. We had a fabulous cooking class with Rita. The dishes we prepared were so delicious. I look forward to making them again at home. The vegetables and herbs came from Rita's garden. It was nice to go to the local markets and cook some of our own meals in our fully equipped kitchen. The location is central to most tourist attractions. We drove to most places. When we go back to Chianti, we will definitely stay at Castello Di Colognole again. I can highly recommend this beautiful 12th century castle.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Want to go back...

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Greve in July on a family vacation, and stayed in the Bacco appartment. Travelling with our 2 teenagers (12 and 14), we wanted to take in the Tuscany region, while still keeping them entertained! It was a wonderful stop of 3 nights and a highlight of our vacation. After a very warm welcome from Rosita, we enjoyed meandering around the grounds and a glass of chianti (which was waiting for us on arrival) while sitting in the shaded courtyard. The valley views of the surrounding olive groves and hillside are no less than stunning. This is a perfect retreat after a big city adventure. We had just arrived from Venice and were about to embark on Rome. During our stay, we travelled to Florence on the city bus. Well worth the ticket price and very easy day trip.

The accommodations were clean and comfortable. One bedroom has a bed and sofa bed so the apartment is most suitable for 5. I can't agree more with previous reviews that the character of this 12 century castle is complimented by all the modern amenities. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you may require to cook. Laundry is available. There is lots of space to spread out and relax!

One of our most memorable evenings was a Tuscany cooking class with Rosita's sister Rita. The kids (and us) enjoyed learning now to make ravioli and tiramisu, among other items, from scratch. This included a trip into Greve for some groceries with Rita. They mostly enjoyed spending time with Rita and taking in a truly "Tuscan" evening.

Lovely place, warm memories...hope we can go again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests Thank you for your kind review about your stay at the Colognole Castle. We are so pleased that your stay in the Bacco apartment was more than positive and your experience here was memorable. It has been a great pleasure for Rita and me to meet your family, we would have loved you stay longer and we hope your return to the Colognole Castle is in your future plans. We wish you all the best. Thank you. Rita and Rosita
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5

To call our stay at Castello di Colognole “enchanting” is accurate. Fantastic would also do.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned to Toronto, Canada, from two weeks in Italy. We are three adults (one aged 85) and two kids (7 & 9), and we all agreed that out 5 night stay with Rita & Rosita stands out amongst our best experiences.

The building, grounds and wider surroundings are stunning, and Rita & Rosita’s hospitality and warmth greater still.

The details to consider:

We were in the “Bacco” apartment, which has two bedrooms. This worked for us, as my father-in-law had the lower (double) room and we four occupied the large upper room (double and sofa-bed). Walking around any of the rooms, with the ever present stonework, you cannot help but feel the history of the place. That said, the kitchen adds some modern appliance touches with a lovely 5 burner stove and dishwasher, which we put to good use for some fine meals at in the cavernous dining room. If you like to cook, you will enjoy yourself here.

The garden, accessible through the glass doors of the kitchen, is large and lovely. Our children would disappear into it at any opportunity, visiting Rita & Rosita’s tortoises, looking at plants & flowers that do not grow at home, etc. Given they were in a walled garden, we did not give them a second thought until it was time to call them in. We also went for evening walks in the forest behind the Castel, where we saw deer and wild pigs (thankfully they ran away from us).

We had picked the Greve area as it is a central point for Chianti. We made daytrips to Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano, Castelina,and local wineries (you could walk through the woods to Castello di Verrazzano (http://www.verrazzano.com/en/), or take a short drive). Rosita recommended taking the bus to Florence, which we are glad we did. The ticket was inexpensive, the trip hassle-free, and the traffic that the driver negotiated horrible. Free parking in Greve was a two minute walk from the bus stop.

Finally, food options nearby. Macelleria Falorni on the main square is a must see and their products are delicious. There is a ‘Coop’ grocery store, with parking underneath – ask the cashier for a parking token. Better still, have at least one dinner prepared by Rita – it remains a multi-course memory, and their wine is tasty too.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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