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Villa Giaggioli - house of the wild irises
 Tuscany, Chianti Putto region, Tuscany, Italy

  

                         

 

Located in the heart of the Chianti Putto region of Tuscany, and only 17 km. from Florence, Villa Giaggioli is a rambling "casa padronale." It is located on 32 acres of land, including extensive gardens and terraces around the house, woodlands, and several acres of stone walled olive groves and a small vineyard. The main structure of Villa Giaggioli, with its architecturally distinctive colombaia tower, dates from the 16th century, though some of the outbuildings, including the cantina, indicate much earlier origins for the estate. Once the home of an extended household of over 30 people, the house was restored in the sixties and then modernized in the nineties to guarantee comfort as well as tradition.

 

High above the Valley of the Arno, Villa Giaggioli is blessed with a temperate climate, with lovely spring weather throughout April, May and June and long Indian summer falls. The pool is open from May 1 through the end of October, offering a relaxing retreat for those who wish to take a break from exploring Florence and the Chianti region.

Experience the Italian agricultural year first hand--come for the wine harvest and press in late September or the olive picking and press from late October through mid-December. In addition to the estate's very high quality extra virgin olive oil, the owners of Villa Giaggioli also produce about 700 bottles a year of red wine, made from a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot grapes.

   

Spread out over a number of different levels, the the main house has spacious living rooms with fireplaces, dining room with fireplace, a large game room with billiard table and fireplace, a spacious country kitchen with eating area for 12 people and 6 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (3 of them ensuite).

The tower annex, within the main house, has a double bedroom, sitting room and bathroom.

A separate guest house with one bedroom (2 single beds) and 1 bathroom can be rented in conjunction with the main house. The guest house has a small hot-plate kitchen, dining room, and eating terrace.

Guest House

Size

Main House: 3 floors, 7 double bedrooms (6 with queen sized beds; 1 with 2 single beds), 6 bathrooms (3 with tubs). Sleeps 14.

Tower Annex: 1 floor, 1 double bedroom with queen sized bed, 1 single walk-through bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. Sleeps 2-3.

Guest House: 1 floor, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom. Sleeps 2.

 

Special Features:

  • Spacious fully-equipped country kitchen with restaurant quality appliances and dishwasher

  • Outdoor eating terraces with girarrosto barbeque area

  • Laundry room with washer and dryer

  • Central heating for year-round use
  • Air conditioning units in bedrooms
  • Four open fireplaces
  • Furnished with antiques and pieces built by local craftsmen using old designs.
  • Bathrooms with hand-painted tiles, bidets and pedestal sinks
  • Attractive linens and towels
  • Vegetable garden
  • 12 x 6 meter swimming pool
  • Billiard room
  • Cooking, cleaning and laundry services available upon request
  • Personally designed food and wine excursions and cooking classes

Please Note: prices are quoted in US$ or Euro€ but are subject to currency fluctuations until paid in full.

Weekly Rental Rates for Year 2010
(rents from Saturday to Saturday)
Main house: 7 Bedrooms, 6 baths (sleeps 14) $9,000
Main house plus annex or guest house:
8 Bedrooms, 7 baths (sleeps 16-17)
$11,000
Main house plus annex and guest house:
9 Bedrooms, 8 baths (sleeps 18-19)
$12,000
All utilities, linens, and towels are included in the price, and 2 hours a day of light housekeeping focused on the communal rooms. Tenants have free access to all linen and towel closets, washing machines and dryer, and are responsible for changing their own towels.
Cooking and Housekeeping Services
Phone use is charged at a rate of Euro 20 cents per metered unit.
Mid-week cleaning is charged at a rate of Euro 12,00 per hour per cleaning person.
Laundry is charged at the rate of Euro 15, 00 per load if guests wish for our cleaning people to do their laundry and towels.
Shopping and Cooking Services
Meal Preparations and clean-up:
Euro 30,00 per person in party, plus cost of groceries and beverages.
Minimum 6 people. Fewer than 6, the cost is calculated at euro 20,00 per hour per cook and serving person.
Fees cover the time spent shopping, cooking, and cleaning up.
We can also arrange for cooking classes and special meals prepared by guest chefs at customized prices.
Personal Services
You will be met at the house by Pasquale and Vera, a couple formerly from Florence, who live and work on the estate and who will be on call throughout your stay to assist with practical details. As described above, they are also available to provide cooking and housekeeping services tailored to your needs.


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