'La Fattoria' (Apartment for 10 persons)
Charlotte Tacke (landlady on site)
- english, french, german, italian
About Charlotte Tacke (landlady on site)
For nearly 20 years, I live with my German - Italian family in Meleto and take care of our holiday guests together with my husband. My husband, Marchese Fabrizio Ghelli Luserna di Rorà, is heir to the aristocratic property that is in family ownership for nearly 500 years. He is an architect and has personally taken up the careful renovation of buildings and apartments into his own hands. I am a historian, have studied in Germany, France and Italy, and I take care of our guests during the holiday season. Our sons were born in 1994 and 1997 and grew up bilingual. You will always find a German-speaking contact person in Meleto and, if necessary, an interpreter. Also you can contact us for any special requests prior to your trip (about reservations to museums, bicycles, cultural events, concerts, etc.). We will try to be helpful as much as we can.
Charlotte Tacke (landlady on site) purchased this House in 1569
Why Charlotte Tacke (landlady on site) chose Castelfiorentino
Meleto is a typical Tuscan aristocratic property with a protected historic villa in the centre, which sits widely visible on a hill overlooking the Elsa valley. With its idyllic park, its scenic views and its historic charm you feel like being in the middle of Tuscany at any time. A guest once aptly called Meleto as 'Castle you can touch' because we have made every effort to preserve the historic, stately substance of the property, and to make it more family-friendly at the same time. Here you can withdraw, read, and relax back, jog or walk, and also arrange to meet with other guests for a barbecue on our grill terrace, swim in the pool or splash, play football, chess, table tennis etc. During holiday periods in Meleto often form the entire 'kids gangs' playing together and let their parents enjoy their holiday in peace. In addition to our soccer field there is now a large central lounge available (with internet connection), where children and young people can meet in the evening (play table tennis, board games, cards or just surf), without disturbing the other guests. Outside of holiday periods, Meleto is the right destination for childless couples or groups of friends who especially want to explore Tuscany. With its quiet but central location in the triangle of Florence, Siena and Pisa, which are each less than an hour away, Meleto is the perfect starting point to visit all the attractions of Tuscany. We will be happy to give you tips and hints for the cultural, scenic and culinary treasures of the region, like for e.g., how to reach Florence conveniently with the train.
What makes this House unique
In Meleto you can also celebrate with small and large groups in a typical Tuscan atmosphere. 'Casa Lucia' (8 persons) and 'La Fattoria' (10 persons) are especially good for parties especially in the closer circle. There you are all by yourself, and can not disturb anyone. For bigger parties (100 to 150 persons) in the veranda of the villa and our park, we request you to arrange your requirements and your party timings with us so that you can celebrate freely and not interfere with other guests. We can accommodate about 40 persons and help you, if required, in finding other accommodations in the area. We handle a catering service and will support you in the preparations. For questions, appointments and a cost-estimate I will be gladly available. If you are planning in the long run, you can of course, make a holiday with us for a 'trial', and then we can discuss everything in peace.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing Villa with Amazing Views!
The villa was wonderful. It was very unique and housed my entire family. We had plenty of room and it felt very comfortable.
The kitchen was amazing and the family dining room was large enough for my entire family to have a great dinner.
The private patio was so nice and we spent a lot of time eating and drinking the local wine.
We also had a balcony upstairs which we used daily. We had breakfast every morning on the balcony and enjoyed the beautiful view.
Charlie was an amazing host and was easy to reach. She and her husband live on premises in another Villa.
We had cooking classes and Charlie made the most amazing Italian dinner. She showed us how to make homemade noodles with truffle sauce. It was a memory we will never forget.
There is a wonderful pool which my family used daily and it was surrounded by the amazing view of Tuscany. The grounds were very well kept and so beautiful.
We would highly recommend this lovely Villa.
Thank you for the memories!!
I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Meleto. It was a pleasure to meet you and spend some hours with you. Thank you for your compliments for the pasta. :-)
Great location, #1 host
We were two families (8 people) and needed a place close enough to make day trips in Tuscany. This villa was perfect. It had plenty of room, the private courtyard you see on the photo, a great pool, and a view to die for. Sunsets are unbelievable from the terrace, which is across the driveway ftom your front door. Driving time was 45 min to Firenze/Florence, 1hr to Pisa, 1hr 15 min to Siena, 45 min to San Gimignano. The villa is also about 2 km by gravel road from the Via Francigena, which is a hiking/biking track that goes all the way to Rome and takes you on a beautiful tour of the Tuscan countryside. Bedrooms in the villa were good sized and we had three bathrooms. Huge kitchen had everything we needed (except a truffle grater- but we made do with a knife!) Washing machine and dishwasher worked great. She has other smaller units that are rented, but this part of the villa is separate and we had no issues.
The best part was our host Charlotte. She was amazing and so helpful! We wanted to rent mountain bikes and have them all be there when we arrived- she took care if that. We wanted a private chef to cook us a dinner- she used her contacts to find someone and put me in touch with him. (The meal was splendid.) We needed dinner reservations- she took care of it — the list goes on! We have been using VRBO for many years, and Charly was the best host we have ever met. She made our time in Tuscany truly memorable. Thank you!
Thank you for your compliments
Wonderful Tuscan Countryside Experience
We had a totally wonderful experience at Villa Meleto - the property, its setting, location, and the history are very interesting. Beautiful grounds, and plenty of room. Very comfortable. Charlotte was very helpful and arranged a very special dinner onsite for us one evening - the outstanding memory of our entire trip!
Very much recommended.
It was nice to have you here.
Für eine große Truppe empfehlenswert.
Schöne große Wohnung die für mehrere Personen perfekt geeignet ist. Lage ist recht zentral und man kann viele Ausflüge in die Umgebung machen. Ansonsten könnt ihr die Wohnung ein klein wenig mehr aufgepeppt werden. Vermieterin ist außerordentlich hilfsbereit und immer für einen da.
Haben mit 8 Personen das Ferienhaus für eine Woche gemietet, hatten ausreichend Platz (5 Schlafzimmer), 3 anständige Bäder und einen schönen Innenhof. Der Innenhof wurde der Zentrale Punkt für essen und Spiele-Abend, da es immer genügend Schatten gab und am Abend genügend Windschutz, bzw. genügend Wärme vorhanden war, um lange draußen sitzen zu können. Der Pool hat eine schöne Größe um vernünftig schwimmen zu können und hat an den heißen Tagen (38°) genügend Abkühlung gebracht. Im ganzen ein gelungener Urlaub, Dank einer sehr schönen und gepflegten Anlage, einem Tollen Haus und einer sehr freundlichen Vermieterin! Frau Tacke hat sehr schnell auf Anfragen reagiert und hat uns gleich beim Empfang mit einigen nützlichen Tips und Empfehlungen für gute Restaurants versorgt. Eine Mappe mit Erklärung zu Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, empfehlenswerten Sehenswürdigkeiten und guten Restaurants-Adressen, Verhaltensweisen zum Aufenthalt in der Anlage/näheren Umgebung hat sie mit den Schlüsseln und einer Lagekarte übergeben. Uns als „Großfamilie“ hat es sehr gut gefallen und wir können uns gut vorstellen dort wieder Urlaub zu machen!
The location of Villa di Meleto is ideal for Tuscany travellers. Florence, Siena, Pisa and Volterra are each about 50 km away, and in the vicinity there are smaller places with the Tuscan charm: Vinci, Certaldo Alto, San Gimignano, San Miniato and Empoli. In less than an hour's drive you can reach the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. If you prefer to relax and enjoy the Tuscan countryside, you can walk, hike or go for mountain biking on Via Francigena, one of the most significant pilgrimage routes of Europe in the medieval age, which passes directly along the Villa di Meleto. Of course you can also just lay back in a deck chair or sit at the table and enjoy the breathtaking view of the stunning Tuscan countryside from the hill. Many cheap airlines offer low rates on flights from Germany to Pisa. From there you can reach Meleto in 3/4 hour.
Other activities: Soccer field, running, park chess in the garden, bike rental in Castelfiorentino