Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy
- Countryside views
- Games room
- Gated private pool
About the villa
In a timelessly rural Tuscan setting, less than 40km south of Florence, this striking house is tiered into its steep hillside setting, commanding fantastic views over fields, forestry and rolling hills. Combining rustic simplicity and richly ornate classic style, the villa is furnished with antique pieces and liberally sprinkled with eclectic artefacts, many made by the owner’s sculptor father. The spacious entrance hall has a huge stone fireplace, comfortable seating, and a wrought iron and marble staircase leading up to a long gallery; while the living room has French doors to a covered and glass-walled veranda, its country-style dining suite placed for perfect panoramas. This, in turn, leads out to an open terrace with sundowner seating, and the ground floor is completed with a games room and well-equipped kitchen and the staff quarters. Upstairs, the master suite and two twin bedrooms are joined by a characterful library, with a fireplace and grand piano. And outside, in grounds with a rose garden, fountain and herb beds, the generously sized swimming pool is sunk into sunbathing lawns. Casa Ariete is just 3km from shops and good local restaurants in the village of Panzano.
- Dining room opening onto terrace
- Sitting room
- Games room
- Laundry room
- Guest bathroom
- Staff quarters
- Reading room with grand piano
- 2 Twin bedrooms (can be made as doubles)
- Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Coffee machine
- Grand piano
- Washing machine
- Iron & ironing board
Arrival at this villa is between 4 and 8 pm.
After 8 pm a fee of Euro 50 is payable and after 10 pm the fee is Euro 100.
Any late arrival after 8pm is on request and needs to be agreed in advance.
Please kindly note that after midnight – if an arrival is possible - the extra cost is Euro 100 per hour.
Please note the access to the villa is via a gravel road.The main road is also gravel and has one of the best views of Chianti.
The caretaker and his wife live unobtrusively in a wing of the house.
An English speaking CV representative in Italy will visit you and will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.
Service & Staffing
- Maid service 6 hours per day
- Linen change once per week on Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional cost)
- Restaurant 2.4km Checchini
- Village with shops 2.4km Panzano
- Greve 10km
- Radda 14km
- Castellina 15km
- Siena 39km
- Firenze 54km
- Pisa 95km
The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.
But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.