General Information About the 12th Century Castle (About 20 Miles South Of Florence)
The setting and location: The castle is located at the end of a private road on the pinnacle of a ridge about 20 miles south of Florence (and about 23 miles north of Siena) near the town of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (about 6 miles) which offers complete shopping, restaurants, cafes, banks and other services. It overlooks the beautiful, rolling hill country and the valleys of the Pesa and the Elsa Rivers. On a clear day, one can see the medieval towers of San Gimignano, as well as several other castles and hill towns. It is situated on a large agricultural estate which produces fine Chianti wines, extra virgin olive oil and honey. Golf, tennis and horseback riding are offered nearby.
Description of the Castle: An official national landmark of Italy, the castle was originally constructed in 1020. It was destroyed and rebuilt several times during the Middle Ages. Enormous, it sleeps 40 in 18 suites, with bedrooms, living rooms and private baths. It is beautifully furnished, with many interesting and valuable pieces, including full suits of armor, paintings, and objets d’art. Full service includes breakfast and dinner, bar, maid service, two large conference/drawing rooms, several common areas with satellite television, direct telephone service in each suite and central fax service. There is a large and very beautiful swimming pool, built on the edge of the ridge, with a spectacular view over the valley, and a large, private garden, with outdoor furniture. An 11th Century Romanesque chapel stands next to the castle.
The management: The castle is professionally staffed and managed. Besides handling the day to day needs of guests, the management is available to arrange excursions to points of interest (transportation, by limosine, private car or mini bus, for day trips, to and from airports, etc., is available for an extra charge.
Terms of rental: The castle is rented to one party at a time only. Once you let me know a specific rental period in which you are interested, I will check availability with my client. Payment terms are a 30% (of the total rent) non-refundable payment at the time of booking with the non-refundable balance due 60 days before scheduled arrival. Payment is to be made in advance to me, and I will transfer it to my client.
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