Melograno

from€3,500/week· Villa

Located only 10 miles south of Florence, on a 20 acres private estate, the two-story shingled traditional Tuscan villa dates back to 17th century. After a complete renovation, this gracious villa provides now a great space, modern comfort and a lot of privacy, while still reflecting the quintessential ideal of the Tuscan country house. The relaxed décor of the interiors exudes an understated elegance. The preserved original fine details and materials, such as old terracotta bricks, the stone façade, the big open-hearth fireplace and wood beamed ceilings, welcome the guests in a timeless, serene and magical retreat.

Description

Amenities

Weekly rates & Availability

FromToWeekly rate
01/06/201803/31/2018€3,500
03/31/201806/02/2018€4,599
06/02/201809/01/2018€5,908
09/01/201811/03/2018€4,599
11/03/201812/22/2018€3,500
Notes
  • Security deposit: € 700 due upon arrival in cash
  • Pets NOT allowed
  • Smoking NOT allowed in the house, only in the garden
  • Owners reside on the premises in separate quarters, privacy of the guests is guaranteed
  • Check-in: between 5:00 pm–7:00 pm – Check-out: by 10:00am
  • All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
Included with rent
  • Water, gas and final cleaning
  • Mid-week housekeeping service (Wed), with change of bath linen
  • Garden and pool maintenance
  • Wi-Fi internet connection
Not included with rent
  • Electricity charged depending on consumption, as per meter reading: €0.50/kWh
  • Heating, when used, charged depending on consumption: €80/day
  • Firewood for fireplace: €80/order
  • Extra housekeeping service: €15 per hour/per sta member
  • Extra change of linens: €40 per bedroom/per change
  • Breakfast buffet: €20 per person/per day
  • Cook service, on availability
  • Cooking lesson, followed by lunch or dinner
  • Wine tasting
  • Grocery shopping service: €50 per delivery plus cost of groceries, based on store receipts

Location

What to do in Chianti

Famous for its art and architecture, Florence is an obligatory destination for the first-timer visitor of Italy. However, while exploring the historical center is something that cannot be missed, the pristine studded landscapes and the enchanted medieval villages set on the famous Tuscan rolling hills surrounding Florence are well worth a visit.
The most famous area to explore is the Chianti, a blessed land that covers a rather large wine-producing region of Tuscany, reaching from Florence to Siena, and all the way out to Pisa. Chianti's must see sights are the wine villages of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. Along the road visit the Badia di Coltibuono and/or Castello di Brolio and do not forget to pick up some wine to enjoy at the villa!

Where to eat

Osteria di Passignano - Set in the middle of the Antinori wine estate…all we can say is: NOT TO BE MISSED!
Via Passignano 33, 50028, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa - +39 055 807 1278

Il Padellina - Rustic trattoria serving local cuisine. Come for the steak, stay for the atmosphere.
Corso del Popolo 54, Strada in Chianti – +39 055 858388

La Loggia (at Hotel San Michele) - Fine dining, romantic setting and unforgettable views.
Via Doccia 4, Fiesole - +39 055 567 8200

La cantinetta di Rignana - Stunning views, great food and, of course, fantastic wine!
Località Rignana 13, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 852601

Torre guelfa di chef Claudio - Ideal place for a meal if you are in this area for a shopping afternoon at the Outlets (20 minute drive away). Your shopping spree will be even more memorable thanks to the specialties tasted at this restaurant.
Via S. Martino Altoreggi, 8, Figline Valdarno - +39 055 951112

Where to shop

Clothing:, The Mall - Tuscany’s most exclusive outlet complex with more than 20 boutiques, including Prada, Gucci Armani, Fendi, Marni and Dolce and Gabbana.
Via Europa, 8, Leccio - The Mall Official Website

Terracotta objects: the area of Impruneta is famous for the terracotta. Visit Artenova, which sells a unique range of artistic hand-made terracotta decorations.
Via Europa, 12 - +39 055 201 2316

Hand embroidered items: linen for the home and lingerie of the finest quality can be found at Grazia Giachi Ricami
Piazza Matteotti, 35, Greve in Chianti - +39 055 854 4671
Via Borgo Ognissanti 6 r - +39 055 265 0399

Food specialty store: Macelleria Falorni, one of Italy’s greatest butcher shops where salsicce and prosciutto have been artisanal for eight generations. Here you can buy their products vacuum sealed for easy travel.
Piazza Matteotti, 71 – Greve in Chianti - +39 055 853 029.

Wine: Enoteca Antinori, an architectural masterpiece built as a shrine in honor to the rich wine of this land.
Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Loc. Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa - +39 055 23595

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