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Panoramic homes on the Chianti Area, 20' from Florence, Siena and San Gimignano - Il Torrino

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Description

Il Torrino

Il Torrino (4 +3 people) is an historic, bright and panoramic house, with internet access.

The kitchen of the house has been built within a small and ancient defensive tower, which is part of the town walls dating back to the XIII century, this tower is called 'Il Torrino'. The ground floor of the apartment consists of a large dining room, a kitchen, a living room and a laundry room. The dining room is characterized by a big table, two armchairs and by the presence of the kitchen, placed in this small tower. The kitchen is well furnished: there is the fridge, freezer, oven, gas cooker and the dishwasher. The living room has a sofa-bed, two armchairs, a fireplace and a large window with panoramic views of the Chianti hills. On the first floor there is: a double bedroom with an attic with a single bed and also a small bathroom; a bedroom with two single beds; a big bathroom with shower and also a bathtub; a balcony looking down on a quiet square of the town.


About the property

Chianti-holidays

Welcome home!

Independent apartments, panoramic, ideal for couples or families who want to enjoy the right privacy, while having the opportunity to experience the simple and welcoming atmosphere of a small town.

From here, in the heart of Chianti, you can easily reach the cities of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano (by public transport) Volterra, Pisa, Arezzo. Moreover the magnificent bays of the Tyrrhenian coast are at an hour and twenty minutes by car. Furthermore the area offers cultural, natural, gastronomic and in each winery the wine tastings are offered free of charge.


Owner
Per informazioni in Italiano e Francese contattare Franca Maria: +393479726831
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Per informazioni in Italiano e Francese contattare Franca Maria: +393479726831

Chianti-holidays are four holiday-homes which belong to our family for over a century ... They are the result of the work of four generations, now these apartments belong to us, three brothers: Franca Maria Fabio and Luca.

I am Maria Franca, the creator of this activity of holiday-homes. Our holiday-homes activity does not involve only us but also our children.

Per informazioni in Italiano e Francese contattare Franca Maria: +393479726831 purchased this house in 1896

Why Per informazioni in Italiano e Francese contattare Franca Maria: +393479726831 chose Firenze (Florence) Province

My brothers and I decided to rent out these properties because everyone has his house of residence. These are apartments that our family has acquired, preserved, and valued over time. We would like our guests to appreciate these historic and charming apartments.

What makes this house unique

Each apartment is characterized by some historic peculiarities: a stone wall, an old lodge, a wooden ceiling, an arch etc.In each renovation we have tried to maintain the original structure of each property.

Available Rentals

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Amenities

Barberino Val D'elsa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • The main bathroom is very large. In it there is shower, bathtub, bidet, sink, toilet and a panoramic window fronts onto Chianti hills. The small bathroom is composed of washbasin and bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • double bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    sofa bed for 2 people - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • At the first floor of the apartment you will find: a large double bedroom with a small bathroom (with bidet and washbasin); an attic with panoramic views and a single bed; a bedroom with two single beds. Both the bedrooms have large wardrobes and windows; The house fronts onto the picturesque and quiet village square
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The whole house is finely restored, furnished with antique furniture and much attention to detail. Guests can enjoy plenty of space for relaxation and beautiful corners with panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside. Outside the main door there is a table with chairs where you can eat and enjoy the simple life of the town.   A few meters from the house there are: wi-fi zone, restaurants, pizzeria, bar, butcher, baker. At 200 meters Coop supermarket. We organize cooking courses on request. Possibility of booking free wine tastings. Panoramic views of the Tuscan landscape.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Il Torrino
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Columbus, Ohio USA
5

Wonderful Home in Beautiful Tuscan Village

  • 5 of 5

Our host could not have been nicer, Bernadetta was friendly and welcomed us into her family home. The views are stunning and the village is just as stunning. Very relaxing and peaceful, we wish we could stay longer.

Florence is an easy (mostly highway) 45 minute drive from Barberino Val d'Elsa. Other hill towns are convenient to town also.

We ate at the Bijou and Il Campanellino in the village. Both had some of the best food we have ahd in Italy. The owners are gracious and extremely friendly. Both offer views of the valleys.

We are looking forward to returning! Thank you Bernadetta.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, I am really happy you enjoyed your stay in Barberino and in our house. My family is very linked to this house and it has been really nice you have loved it too!! So...see you next time!! All the best, Benedetta
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Palm Harbor, Florida
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house. Plenty of room. The location couldn't have been better.Bendetta met us promptly nd gave us a tour along with great restaurants to visit in the area. Of course there was a welcome bottle of wine. Thank you. We enjoyed our short stay. The views were spectacular. Barberino val D'elsa is a charming little walled city with everything you need right there. Fyi. House is located next to restaurant (which we enjoyed) and also the church. Lived the atmosphere of the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We have no complaints but praises for the homeowners and the neighbors.

  • 5 of 5

What a place to stay!!! Bernadetta was very welcoming to my family. We rented a car from a local Poggibonsi company. We were able to go around Chianti with no fifficulty. Such a lovely neighborhood and terrific food- the pizzeria and the restaurant across us. Such luck to be in Barberino during the Cinghisle festival. Wine was overflowing and food ( cinghiale) was terrific. We met new friends during the festival and we were welcomed by the locals. Bernadetta- grazii for helping me make this trip truly remarkable for my sons and my husband. Until we meet again...your friend, Teresa

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Teresa, You and your family have been just perfect guests and I am very glad I had the opportunity to know you. I really hope to see you in the future. All the best to all your family. Benedetta
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3

Accommodations with a flexible attitude

  • 3 of 5

Parking is a couple of streets away. Non AC

Only one full bathroom Enough tools in the kitchen.

Charming place with very agreeable owner.

Excellent. Location

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Tuscan Rental

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for us. It was spacious, had a large bathroom, and felt very homey and comfortable. It was also beautiful and in a wonderful location. It is an easy drive to many tourist attractions, and the village it is in is also lovely. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Châlons-en-Champagne
5

Très bel appartement au coeur d'un village typique de la Toscane

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est situé en plein coeur du très beau village de Barberino Val d'Elsa. Interdit aux voitures et pas encore submergée par des hordes de touristes, la vieille ville et son dédale de ruelles étroites est un formidable espace d'aventure pour les enfants. De vastes parkings gratuits sont situés à proximité. Quelques commerces dont une supérette permettent de s'approvisionner sur place. Notons encore la présence dans le village de trois restaurants et la vente directe de Chianti et d'huile d'olives par les producteurs locaux.

L'appartement est vaste (3 chambres + une mezzanine avec un lit qui plait beaucoup aux plus petits), équipés de meubles d'époque, choisis avec goût. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié la présence de la climatisation en plein mois d'août, d'une machine à laver et d'un lave vaisselle. et la gentillesse de la propriétaire Franca Maria, très disponible et prolixe en conseils sur les possibilités de visites en Toscane.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Firenze Peretola
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Caffé Bijou (free wi-fi) and Bar Sport
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
La Badia Golf in Colle Val d'Elsa
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Poggibonsi
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Firenze Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Archibugio and Il Campanellino
Nearest Ski
113 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Cecina
Car: recommended

History and charm in the hills of Chianti ... welcome in your historic and panoramic house.

Barberino is located in the heart of Chianti, from there you can easily reach the cities of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano (by public transport) Greve in Chianti, Gaiole, Radda, Castellina in Chianti, Volterra, Pisa, Arezzo etc.

However Barberino is not just a stopping point on the way to important towns: the village has its own wine and food, cultural and artistic peculiarities.

Below some short tours in the countryside of Barberino Val d'Elsa:

1)Barberino, S. Lorenzo,Vagliano, Marcialla

2)Monsanto, Paneretta, Cepparello

3)Petrognano, Semifonte, S. Donnino

4) Linari, Vico, Certaldo

Vineyards and olive trees are one of the main engines of the local economy. Our grapes produce Chianti Classico, Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti DOCG and our olives produce one of the best extra-virgin olive oil.

The wine cellars of Giannozzi, Pasolini, Poggio al Bosco will be glad to offer you their genuine and traditional products.

Barberino is the perfect location for couples or families who want to relax theirselves and spend their holidays in a quiet and welcoming atmosphere of a small Tuscan town, apart from big commercial tourist centres, which are often crowded and noisy. Barberino, with a population of just one thousand people, is a restful place both for villagers and visitors.

Even if Barberino is a small village, it offers many facilities: there is a restaurant, an excellent Italian pizzeria, Café Bijou with free wi-fi, a bakery open every day, the supermarket Coop, the village library with Internet-point, free of charge parkings close to the apartment. Public transport services link Barberino to close towns. Lastly, it is possible to have walking and mountain bike tours, horseback riding vacations, as well as guided tours to the village wine cellars.

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