La Corte di Lorano

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

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From £3,916 per week

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Part of a prestigious estate which produces Classico wine, this impressive former farmhouse is now a lovely villa, in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti country, and just 16km from Siena.

In brief

  • Countryside views
  • Secluded location
  • Extensive grounds

About the villa

A remarkably relaxing family villa in Tuscany, La Corte di Lorano is secluded but not reclusive. Sharing the seven hundred acre estate with similar sturdy stone buildings and with a castle, the 16th century villa takes its name from the striking internal courtyard it encircles, which now provides privacy for an al fresco dining area. A few steps below the house, a twelve metre swimming pool is sunk into lawned surrounds, and a poolside pergola looks out to views of gently rolling hills, forming a patchwork of fields and sunny vineyard slopes.Within the villa, spacious rooms include a country style kitchen/diner, a huge sitting room, sectioned by a series of arches and furnished in a cool colour palette, a comfy TV room, and a first floor piano room with a big fireplace and access to a terrace with table tennis. Among the airy and uncluttered bedrooms are an elegant master suite in a privately separate wing, and a useful family suite comprising a double and a twin room which share an en suite shower. Cook service could add extra leisure and an authentic taste of Tuscany, and local shops in Badesse are 6km away.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Entrance through a big arcade
  • Huge sitting room with arches opening both to the courtyard and the garden
  • Large kitchen with dining area
  • Room with bread oven
  • Shower room
  • Utility room
  • TV room
  • Twin bedroom

First Floor

  • Master double bedroom suite with shower room en suite and twin bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Master double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Sitting room with fireplace and piano opening out to a patio with table tennis

Separate Wing on the First Floor

  • Master bedroom with sitting area and shower room en suite

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair
  • Selection of children's toys

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Fans

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 12m x 6m
  • 1.4m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • The pool is open from end of May until beginning of October

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Piano

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board

Important Information


Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.

Please note 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 8 pm 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.

From approximately October to December it is the traditional hunting season in the rural areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio and hunters are free to roam about the fields and woods belonging to private properties as long as they keep 150 meters away from houses.


CV CONTACT

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.

FOOD HAMPERS

A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

Additional services

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


Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 9 hours per day 1 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

Location


Amenities

  • Shop 6km Badesse
  • Restaurant 4km Lomano

Places of Interest

  • Castellina Chianti 9km
  • Siena 16km
  • Florence 60km

Airports

  • Florence 57km
  • Pisa 107km
  • Florence 60km
About the area

Chianti and South of Siena

Average weather

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.

Find out more about Chianti and South of Siena