Authentic 13 Century Townhouse Private Pool in Chianti Hamlet C

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Overview of Antica Magione with Pool and park


Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Do you want to experience the real romantic italian lifestyle of then and today - history and modern comfort? Then 'Antica Magione' is the place for you.

'Antica Magione' is located in the tiny medieval hamlet of Strove, closed to the famous fortress of Monteriggioni. Mid way between Florence and Siena it is most central to all important sights of Tuscany. This authentic townhouse represents 700 years of Tuscan history, once being part of the fortified hamlet of Strove. The Villa was renovated some years ago and retouched in 2013 , it still has its typical flair thanks to its original old oak beam ceilings and terracotto floors. It is elegantly but very comfortable furnished with beautiful antique pieces, of the 'Art Povera' periods , most of them handpicked over years by the owners, the young, cosmopolitan italian couple Alessandra and Emanuele.

With its back and sides, the Villa is incorporated into the external, fortified walls of Strove. Step out the back door and your are right on the old charming market place, within steps to shopping facility, a bar and restaurant.

The house's front with the lovely terrace is facing to the east with breathtaking 180° views onto the close Chianti hills, the below gardens with private pool and the famous Monteriggioni castle. Its setting is very private.

Arrival is on the circular village road, used only by very few locals. Since the house has a raised position, entry to the property is up some stairs to the airy terrace with plenty of garden furniture inviting you to a sun-flooded breakfast or alfresco aperitif admiring the surrounding scenery. A jasmine covered cast-iron fence guarantees privacy.
Smelling roses are located at the iron gate house entrance

One enters into the vast ground-floor L-shaped reception area that also serves as dining room and cosy lounge (satellite tv and dvd) . Part of the room is also occupied by the well-furnished kitchen with its raised open fireplace for grilling. The kitchen offers all that a cook might want: a 4 flame gas stove, electric oven, large fridge/freezer combination, dishwasher, microwave, american + italian coffeemaker, toaster, plenty of dishes and pots, etc., etc.

A staircase of pietra serena (local grey sandstone) leads upstairs to the sleeping and living sections of the house. At the top of the stairs is a sliding door that opens onto a hall. To the left is a twin bedded room (beds can be united into a double on request), with ensuite complete bathroom with shower stall. To the right is a beautiful double bedroom with ensuite complete bathroom with shower stall. A last door in the hall, to the left and down one step, opens into the formal living room with large monumental fireplace, large enough to burn entire logs, decorated as it is customs with the family's coat of arms . On the left of the living room are doors to two bedrooms: a double bedroom with delightful eagle nest-type balcony with breathtaking views and a twin bedded room, both with ensuite complete bathrooms with shower stalls. a bedroom with small queensize bed and fully equipped bathroom may be booked additionally .
A door on the right of the living room remains closed. On the right and down one step, is a landing with a door that opens onto an external flight of stairs that leads down to the hamlet piazza. Another door in the landing opens into a laundry room with iron and ironing board , to which only the maid has access. From all large airy windows (all fitted with mosquito screens) you may admire the countryside at your feet.

Across the road one enters through a cast-iron gate into the paradise of a 5000 sqm well-cared park area with its pool (7x14 mt), extended lawn, laurel hedges, fragrant roses, a grape-covered loggia and barbecue facilities. A small cottage house with changing facilities. Inside this garden is also the Parking area. All this is reserved for the private use of guests only. Olive groves, vineyards and fields surround the garden with views spacing from Monteriggioni to San Gimignano and the Chianti hills.

Only 6 km away the large town of Colle Val d'Elsa with major shops, facilities and 6 hole golf course. Its also italian's center of crystal class manufacturing. do is at approx. 6 km. Access to Siena-Florence freeway is at approximately 6 km in direction Monteriggioni, passing the old monastery of Abbadia Isola. Other famous towns and cities such as Florence, Siena, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, as well as San Gimignano or Volterra are close, some less then 1 hour away. A must are also Pisa, Lucca, the coastal area as well as Pistoia and Arezzo. Dont miss the southern part of Tuscany with its important wine towns such as Montalcino, Montepulciano or the famous Cortona, the chocolate town of Perugia or the pecorino cheese town of Pienza. Even day trips by train or car to Roma, Milano, Venezia or the Cinque-Terre are possible.

The discreet owners, very busy with running a well known gourmet distribution shop, live in a separate, small wing of the villa, with its own entrance. If you need assistance leave a message or call them. Try some of their products or some of their own olive oil or Chianti red wine.

They will help you arranging Winery tours, Tastings, Tours to the Crystal factories, hikes or bike rental as well as Cookery Classes and Tuscan specialties Dinners at the villa itself.

We would like to share a bit of the history of this particular place.
The Villa incorporated into the external, fortified walls of the ancient hamlet called Strove dates back to an Etruscan settlement. Situated in the Chianti Colli Senesi hills, a 'brother' to the Chianti Classico hills, and situated right next to the famous pilgrim road Via Francigena, Strove was later transformed into a Roman 'castrum' and again served military functions in the medieval wars between Siena and Florence. Since the walled fortress of Monteriggioni, dominating the country-side is very close, the hamlet of Strove was probably connected to the military machinery of the Siena Republic.

Actually the first historical mentions of 'Antica Magione' and Strove talk of its partial destruction in the 14th century and its turning into a farmer's village. After the decline of the Siena republic the villa was rebuild, its old remaining parts renovated. Internal and external prospects were transformed and enriched so it became a very elegant aristocratic family residence where contemporary poets and artists were hosted especially during summer season.

Between the end of 17th century and the beginning of the 19th century, due to a very strong deforestation farming became good business. Consequently 'Antica Magione ' was transformed into a more sober country house with extend grounds cultivated with wine, olives, grain and fruits.

But thanks to the efforts of the current owners, the Giunti family, who bought the property in the 1800, the Villa as returned to its origins and splendor as a medieval Villa.

Attention "snowbirds" !!. Tuscany offers pleasant temperatures, low rates, all major Italian sights within 1 days drive, hot springs and spa, dining and wining at its best


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 196 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Limitations: steps leading to the entrance in to the house...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Attached Unit


  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    this bedroom may be booked in addition - euro 100/wk1 ...moreless

  • Child Beds (1) baby cot available , Baby Cribs (1) Baby Cot available - Bedroom no. 5 with its bathroom is not subject to the standard 4 bedroom version of the villa - but may be book in addition, extra charge will be Euro 100/week - this room may sleep 2 children, a young couple or a single person...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower, bidet

    may be booked with bedroom no. 5 in addition...moreless

  • In every bathroom hair dryer and drinkable water available

Other Amenities

  • Rates inlc. 2 weekly cleaning. laundry room is equipped with : washing machine, soaps and detergents, iron and ironing board and drying stand. Weekly change of bed bathroom and table linen. Towels extra change € 10,00/pers. Free pool towels service, free firewood , private unguarded car parking. charcoal BBQ Grill with table, drinkable water in all bathrooms and in the kitchen. Near to the swimming pool, there is Dressing room for the Pool use only. Olive Oil, salt, pepper and sugar. Shopping, bar, restaurant, public phone booth in the hamlet. Extra charges may be: Cooking Class, Tuscan meals. painting class. Trekking, Biking with a guide. Guided Tours to Florence, Siena, Pisa. Baby sitting service. On request daily maid service. italian, english speaking owners live next door and they are glad to be of assistance. Internet Point and Internet Café approx 6 km far from Strove...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Fortress of Monteriggioni San Gimignano towers...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Typical Tuscan countryside views - also view onto world famous fortress Monteriggioni castle, and Chianti hills...moreless

  • Village:

    This villa is inside a typical Tuscan village called "Strove" where lives only Tuscan people...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating for 10 people. Satellite TV, Dvd Child's Highchair...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Cool stone house, the temperature, in the chianti hill, is always mild in the evenings, but if needed there are portable room ventilators available ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    with respect to legal heating periods - extra charge according to actual consumption...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Internet access by WI-FI free...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    weekly linen change...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2nd floor with open fireplace ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in fenced-in private area...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    weekly towel change (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small per person ) Includ. pool towels (1 per person)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Separate laundry with washer, iron and ironing board, soap and detergent...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    2 Fireplaces: The original fireplace with family code of arms is in the living room, on the 2nd floor. Onother little fireplace is on the dining area...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Our Specials: Tuscan welcom dinner (4 course meal) incluse beverages ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    American + Italian...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped with dishes, glasses and pots. Anything missing in the kitchen ? We will glady supply from our stock ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    very well equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    4 flame gas stove, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer combination, dishwasher, American + Italian coffee maker, toaster, kitchen fireplace. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Balcony:

    Spectacular view on the Monteriggioni castle and the Chianti hills ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Ask us for link to professional Bike rental ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    lovely alfresco place ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    In the park of the villa there is a barbecue area with table, seats, light and drinkable water...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    ski resort Abetone approx. 200 km...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Near to the house (20 meters)...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    7 x 14 mt. with marvelous surrounding park area - changing facility. The pool is inside the property land and for guests use only. Open from May 28 to October 01 2016...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Oct 20 - Dec 19, 2015
7 night min stay

medium season
Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2016
7 night min stay

low swason
Jan 10 - May 28, 2016
7 night min stay

medium season 1
May 29 - Jun 25, 2016
7 night min stay

hight season 1
Jun 26 - Jul 30, 2016
7 night min stay

hight season 2
Jul 31 - Aug 27, 2016
7 night min stay

medium season 2
Aug 28 - Sep 24, 2016
7 night min stay

low season 1
Sep 25 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $317.83
  • Per person for 3 nights $1.06
  • Taxes Not included


cancellation terms:

cancellation up to 16 weeks prior to arrival - 33,33%

cancellation between 16th and 12th week prior to arrival - 50%

cancellation after 12th week prior to arrival - 100%

in particular cases you may ask credit for future bookings within same year - the down payment will not be considered

Additional pricing information, Stay Tax: Euro 1,00 per person per 3 nights. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not applay to children under 14 years

30 % down payment - non-reimburseable - at time of booking

70% final payment - not later then 12 week prior to arrival

payments only via bank transfer - eventual bank commission are subject to reinbursement

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Downstairs on the Piazza
110 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Piombino, Livorno
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Colle di Val d'Elsa
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Downstairs on the Piazza M.Montemaggio - Strove
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

We can help arrange: Wine and Olive oil Tasting, visits to wineries and tasting of tuscan local products such as pecorino cheese, wild boar salami, etc. hiking, hunts for wild asparagus in spring and mushrooms in autumn and winter. wine making activities in september/october and olive picking and oil activities together with the owners in November/December. Open air summer Festivals and Concerts. Outlet shopping, cycling, walking, hot air ballooning


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Alessandra and Emanuele are a well-travelled couple working in the business of Food distribution - more precise of Tuscan specialities incl. wine and olive oil. Ask them or only for help or advise but have them introduce you to some of the most delicate food

Why the Owner Chose Monteriggioni:
It's rare that you can experience the feeling of looking onto 700 years of history of a small tuscan village and at the same time enjoy the views and privacy of a country home - all that in the same house. Dont miss this unique experience !!!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
No better place to experience italian every day life. Gaze onto the extended gardens, the skyline of the Chianti hills and the castle of Monteriggioni. Start your hiking and biking directly form your doorsteps, going around the fantastic marked trekking trails with a stunning nature in every season: one of the most famous is the Medieval road called Via Francigena. Enjoy a Dream vacation in Tuscany's heart - only 1 hour from the next major airport Florence or Pisa . Easy to reach Siena and surrounded by the the world-famous landscape of extended vineyards, silvery olive groves, vast forests, colorful macchia and solitary trees. Biking of the finest, golfing with the elite, or simply enjoying a glass of wine, some pecorino cheese on your personal patio, watching deer and wild boar pass by, tuscan eagles soaring above this magnificant valley . What can one ask more for !!

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Overview of Antica Magione with Pool and park

    Overview of Antica Magione with Pool and park

  • Sun Flowers from garden

    Sun Flowers from garden

  • Dining room, kitchen and lounge area

    Dining room, kitchen and lounge area

  • Bedroom  sleeping max. 2 persons

    Bedroom sleeping max. 2 persons

  • Upstairs Livingroom  with open fireplace

    Upstairs Livingroom with open fireplace

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • additional room (with a french bed 140 cm large) on request

    additional room (with a french bed 140 cm large) on request

  • Panoramic Chianti hills view from the Villa

    Panoramic Chianti hills view from the Villa

  • Bedroom sleeping max. 2 persons

    Bedroom sleeping max. 2 persons

  • Villa's face on the square

    Villa's face on the square

  • Roses and jasmine at the Villa's entrance by the park

    Roses and jasmine at the Villa's entrance by the park

  • Barbecue area near the pool

    Barbecue area near the pool

  • Antica Magione with patio

    Antica Magione with patio

  • Villa's private pool

    Villa's private pool

  • details of formal Dining table

    details of formal Dining table

  • Bedroom sleeping max. 2 persons

    Bedroom sleeping max. 2 persons

  • Villa's face on the little hamlet square of Strove Monteriggioni Chianti area

    Villa's face on the little hamlet square of Strove Monteriggioni Chianti area

  • 1 of 4 bathrooms

    1 of 4 bathrooms

  • Cookery Classes

    Cookery Classes

  • Bedroom with balcony sleeping max. 2 persons

    Bedroom with balcony sleeping max. 2 persons

  • Grapevine 'Gazebo' with table and chairs, facing on the pool

    Grapevine 'Gazebo' with table and chairs, facing on the pool

  • Blooming flowers in the garden near the pool

    Blooming flowers in the garden near the pool

  • Panoramic view from the balcony

    Panoramic view from the balcony

  • Apron for cooking lesson Painted by Alessandra

    Apron for cooking lesson Painted by Alessandra

VRBO #193400

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Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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