Villa Rental Villa Vistarenni
Gaiole in CHianti, Siena - Tuscany - Italy
Between the towns of Radda and Gaiole in Chianti, two key production centres in the history of Chianti Classico, there extends a large farm of approx . 500 acres, called Fattoria di Vistarenni.
The 16th century Villa Vistarenni dominates it from a hilltop 500 m above sea level.
Vistarenni, that stems from Fisterinne, Etruscan name that means good view, was a small, fortified settlement that still existed in the year 1000 in the site where the villa stands nowadays.
A former property of the Florentine Strozzi family, and later of the Sonnino family, which gave birth to some senior officers of state in early Italian governments, now belongs to the Tognana family.
Vistarenni can offer beautiful holidays in the Villa, summer residence of the owners, in the apartments on the second floor of the Villa and in the country house from the 16th century built in local stone.
This mansion, a summer residence of the owners, may on request be leased year-round, as it is equipped with a central heating system. It is a perfect solution for whoever likes living in the countryside without neglecting the comforts of modern life.
The salons fronting direct on a private garden are very homey, and the large living room in the first story induces a pleasing feeling of relaxation, thanks also to the presence of a fireplace.
All of the four bedrooms have private bathrooms, and the windows, overlooking the Chianti hillside, offer unforgettable views.* Accommodation: 7 persons, 500 mq
All the apartments are entitled the use of outdoor areas and of a portable barbecue and guests can visit the historic cellars and make wine tasting.
Villa Vistarenni is particularly suitable for small or medium size weddings or business conventions, meetings, receptions. (150 guests).
Weddings can be held at the Chapel near the Villa dedicated to the florentine Magdalena de Pazzi (1566-1607), one of the most important and worshipped ecstatic saints of the Catholic faith.
Underneath the villa there are historical cellars excavated in a rocky layer, vaulted with brickwork and surmounted by large halls that can host meetings, conventions and receptions for as many as 150 people.
Guests can enjoy a large swimming pool that face a wonderful valley of vineyards, play tennis and table-tennis, they can pleasantly walk along marked pathways, bike or mountain bike in the surroundings, ride horseback inside or to the outside of a nearby equestrian facility or play golf in a course just 30 km away. Guests can relax, in the health centre of wine therapy in Radda at 4 km or in a Spa offering mud packs and inhalations in Rapolano at 30 km.
Villa Vistarenni is 45 km away from Florence, 30 km from Siena, 55 km from Arezzo, the three main art cities in Tuscany.
Swimming pool is open from end of May till end of September
* Pay tennis Euro 6,00 per hour
* On request you can use the barbecue
* Direct sale of our products : wines, oil, grappa
* Shelter where bikes can be left overnight.
* Work-shop and deposit with tools for the maintanence of bikes.
The nearest villages are :
* Radda in Chianti at 4 km (post office, pharmacy, shops, bars, restaurants, food supermarket, bank)
* Gaiole in Chianti at 8 km (post office, pharmacy, shops, bars, restaurants, food supermarket, bank)
* Horse riding at 17 km
* Health centre of wine therapy in Radda at 4 km
* Siena at 30 km
* Florence at 45 km
* Thermal centre and beauty farm Antica Querciolaia in Rapolano Terme - Siena at 30 km
* Golf course Ugolino in Grassina - Firenze at 30 km
Wine tasting and visit of the old cellar of fattoria Vistarenni e Lamole. Admission fee: Euro 7,00 per person.
Appointments for Wine tasting and visits to cellars will be arranged with some major and long-established wine makers in the Chianti Classico district. Admission fee can change according to the request.
First Shopping. On request we shall be pleased to do some essential shopping for you that you will find at home on your arrival: bread, butter, marmalade, eggs, 1 litre of milk, 1 box of Earl Grey tea, 1 package of coffee, orange juice, whole yoghurt, a couple of pounds of fruits of the season, 1 kg of pasta, 1 can of peeled tomatoes, a piece of Parmesan cheese, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, 2 litres of mineral water, 2 bottles of beer, 1 bottle of red wine, dish detergent. First shopping costs 50,00 Euro.
Maid service. In the course of your stay you may require the services of a maid for a few hours or on a full-day basis. The price of maid service amounts to 10,00 Euro per hour and Euro 12,00 per hour for baby sitter
Baby Beds are provided on request in all apartments.
Transfers Organization of tranfers from and to Florence Airport and Railway Station on request against payment.
53013 Gaiole in Chianti - Siena - TUSCANY
tel +39 0577738476 - Fax +39 0577 738754