It features a private courtyard, shared garden, free WIFI
- english, italian
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR PETS
TWO BEDS CAN BE ADDED
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
An incredible blessing!
We surely would have loved to stay much longer! Rosita and Rita have hospitality running in their veins. Trust me; book at least a week in this treasure.
An Amazing Tuscan Experience
We selected this property based upon all the exceptional reviews, and it still exceeded our expectations. Our week at Castle Colognole was truly wonderful! The location is perfect for exploring the Chianti region of Tuscany: Just 5 minutes from the center of Greve, where you can easily catch a bus into Florence, or enjoy the town square bustling with some great shops and restaurants. The castle is set up on a hill, peacefully quiet with storybook views in every direction, and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. We were 2 couples who shared the Quaratesi apartment very comfortably. It is sufficiently modern and spacious, yet historically charming. Probably best of all are the owners, the sisters Rosita and Rita, who could not have been more attentive to our needs. Rita cooked a gourmet 4 course dinner for us upon our arrival, that we enjoyed out under the massive oak tree in the garden overlooking the countryside. The fact that they have had guests returning for decades speaks to their incredible hospitality and the magical experience of staying in this authentic 12th century gem of a property. We could not give it a higher recommendation, and hope to return soon. Rich and Sally, Connecticut, USA.
Spectacular 900 year castle overlooking vineyards and olive trees overlooking Greve
We absolutely loved staying in the castle for 1 week with another couple. Our bedroom and living room view were incredible! We loved having a kitchen for our breakfast.We appreciated Rosita with her emails and quick responses to my questions. She and her sister Rita are phenomenal, friendly, helpful and loving women.Rita cooked us a traditional Tuscan 4 course meal which was amazing. Rita has her own garden that she cares for and had flowers waiting for us on our arrival.
We loved sitting on the terrace sipping wine and enjoying cheese. We were lucky to see the grapes in their true splendor and even witnessed the harvest taking place. It was also an easy drive to public transportation to take a bus to Florence.
We certainly would recommend staying here and hope to visit again and stay longer. Thank you Rosita and Rita for everything. You made us all so happy. We are thrilled to have a copy of Rita’s cookbook and will look forward to drinking your special bottle of wine. ❤️❤️
Thank you for your beautiful review. We much enjoyed meeting you all and really hope you will be back. We are glad to know that the location satisfied you. Thank you for having chosen our property and look forward to your return.
A magical stay in Tuscany
If you are looking for a unique, welcoming, beautiful place to stay in the Tuscan countryside, look no further than Castle Colognole. You will be welcomed like family by sisters Rosita and Rita, and your stay will be truly memorable.
We are two senior couples who spent a week in the Quaratesi apartment and recommend it highly. The apartment itself is huge, comfortable and well equipped. We couldn't believe how much space we had. Both bedrooms have good beds and both bathrooms have showers with good water pressure. The kitchen allowed us to prepare breakfasts and should we have wished, other meals, but we could not resist the lure of the many restaurants in the region. We also had Rita cook for us, a service which provided two memorable authentic Tuscan meals.
Besides offering such comfortable accommodations, the other aspect of this magnificent castle is the grounds and the stunning views of the countryside. We loved spending time in the garden and courtyards, and could not stop taking pictures. The tranquility and beauty rival any place I have stayed in the world.
Rosita and Rita could not do enough for us, and as others have stated, made us feel immediately like close friends. It soon became apparent to us why their guests often return for a vacation that provides a beautiful, serene experience.
The village of Greve was also a welcome respite from the larger cities we had visited. To a person, the residents and shop keepers were pleasant and welcoming. Lots of restaurants in the village to choose from, and we highly recommend making the circuitous drive to the mountain top restaurant in Lamole where we enjoyed one of the best meals of our two week holiday. Greve is well situated for day trips to Siena, Panzanno, Lucca and Florence. But like us, you might find the beauty of the grounds of castle Colgnole is so appealing you won't want to leave.
Thank you, Rosita and Rita for an truly amazing stay.
thank you so much for your wonderful review. Your satisfaction for being at the Colognole Castle is the best reward we can receive. Hope to see you again in a future not too far away and we wish you and all the people who stayed with you at the castle all the best. Thank you for having chosen our property for your week in Tuscany.
Heaven on Earth (in Greve)
My wife and I travelled to Italy with our two adult children (19 &21). We were intrigued by this listing and decided to stay for three nights, to break up our stays in busier Florence and Rome. We are very happy we did. The property and rooms were exactly as advertised. Stunning views of the surrounding vineyards enticed us to stay on the property more than expected. Words or photos cannot describe the beauty of this place. What surprised us even more were our two hosts, Rosita and Rita. The two sisters went out of their way to make us feel at home. We literally felt like we were staying with family - without the complications 😁�. Based on previous reviews we opted to have Rita make us dinner for our first night. She accommodated dietary restrictions and brought us a feast, which we ate in the garden overlooking the vineyards. Not only was it delicious, but we had enough for dinner the following night. The kids also wanted to take a cooking class so we asked Rita if she could teach us all. She happily agreed and we spent several hours in her kitchen making fresh ravioli, among other delicacies. Then we moved to the garden where we feasted on the fruits of our labour. Such an amazing experience. Our only disappointment was that we didn’t stay longer. We would recommend this listing to any couple or family who want to experience a slower pace and authentic hosts. We will be back.
We so much enjoyed having you as our guests at the Colognole Castle.
Both my sister Rita and I agree with you about the too short time you remained at the castle. We hope that when you will be back, you plan a longer stay. We wish you all the best.
Amazing property in an amazing location. Beautiful views. We just loved Rosita’s place and would highly recommend it!
Thank you Rosita, we had an amazing time with our kids.
Colognole Castle is ideally located for short day trips to all of the sights of Tuscany. Florence is an hour away by car or reliable, comfortable bus service, the recommended way to visit that great city. Siena is about 1.30 h away by car to the south as is San Gimignano with its dramatic towers to the west. Colognole is perfectly located for day trips to Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, Volterra, Perugia, Assisi and other Tuscan sites. There are many other lesser-known but equally charming Tuscan hill towns close by like Radda in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti , Castellina in Chianti, Volpaia.