Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy
- Large private pool
- Exceptional outdoor living areas
- Elegant interiors
About the villa
A stylish and welcoming home in the heart of Chianti, this is a wonderful setting for a holiday with friends or family. Ideal in the summer with its extensive terraced gardens, a choice of beautiful outside dining areas and a large pool, while its exceptionally comfortable and elegant interiors make it a suitable house in cooler months of the year. Ideal for an anniversary or special celebration. Cleverly combining antique pieces and furniture from their travels with the colours and relaxed country style of Tuscany, the owners of Villa Michele have created an unusually beautiful home on the edge of a rural hamlet. Each bedroom has a unique style with colour washed walls and wooden beamed ceilings. A comfortable sitting room with fireplace is wonderful in cooler months. Many love looking through the interesting books left by the owners for the benefit of guests. Experienced pianists will also appreciate the Blüthner grand piano. A welcoming kitchen with open fireplace and dining area is also the setting for delicious Tuscan meals. The large covered dining terrace above lawned terraces studded with olive trees, commands a unique view of a ruined castle against a spectacular panorama of rolling woodlands, premium Chianti vineyards and the uplands of Le Crete. A huge pool deep enough for serious swimmers and with shaded pavilion is set in the extensive lawned gardens and is in an inviting setting for ultimate relaxation. Highly recommended.
- Sitting room
- Twin bedroom
- Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Double bedroom (queen size)
- Steps down to sitting room/library with French windows to loggia
- Master bedroom with 4 poster bed and bathroom en suite
- Twin bedroom
- Dining room
- Study/TV room
- Portable barbecue
- Pizza oven
- Basic Italian SKY satellite TV
- DVD Player
- CD player
GAMES & SPORTS
- Table tennis
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.
Please note late arrivals will be charged €10 per hour after 19:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
- Tennis court 15km Gaiole
- Golf 50km
- Nearest shop and restaurant 4.5km Pianella
Places of Interest
- Siena 12km
- Gaiole 15km
- Radda 20km
- Florence 60km
- Florence 90km
- Perugia 135km
- Pisa 150km
- Rome 270km
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
Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival
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.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.