|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This newly renovated suite is a pleasing blend of traditional Tuscan architecture and modern convenience and design. Windows with vistas of Florence, the Villa Petraia tower, or the garden brighten these airy and quiet quarters. Exposed timber ceilings and terracotta tile floors contribute to the characteristic charm of this Tuscan home. The suite includes a well-appointed kitchen with marble counters, refrigerator, and cooktop. Three spacious bedrooms all offer panoramic views of Florence. Two bathrooms, both with shower, one with bathtub.
In front of the apartment there is a terrace and tables and chairs in marble for outdoor dining.
All our apartments are equipped with a kitchen with all amenities including iron, heating, wardrobes, fans, sofa bed, hairdryer, washing machine and HD television with DVD-player, ADSL Wireless(speedy internet access), free parking within the gates. Possible to add an extra single bed for a child in the bedroom upon request.
For who loves to relax in the countryside among olive trees and vineyards, without having to renounce of cultural visits to the city centre. At Castello apartments you can experience the best of both worlds. Situated only 3 km from the centre of Florence, on the city-centre’s doorstep, this beautiful 18th Century Villa housing three charming apartments, is set on four acres of olive trees and has a private swimming pool. The Villa is situated in Castello, an area of great historical importance, on one of Florence's amazing hills. From the property you can enjoy panoramic views of Florence.
The newly renovated apartments are a pleasing blend of traditional Tuscan architecture and modern convenience. Windows with vistas of Florence, the Villa Petraia tower, or the garden brighten these airy and quiet quarters.
Guests are invited to stroll in the Olive grow where they can admire beautiful vistas of Florence and the neighboring Villa Petraia.
Cooking classes: In November we harvest our own Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the grow. Based on olive oil and fresh vegetables from the land, we arrange dinners for up to ten people on the terrace overlooking Florence. Experience an authentic Tuscan cultural and gastronomic event at the Villa. With three decades of experience in the Italian kitchen, Teresa will guide you in choosing and preparing fresh local ingredients for a three course meal. For 45 euros per person, guests will take part in Teresa's two-hour culinary lesson. Then, together on the terrace with spectacular views of Florence, you will enjoy the finished meal with a carefully-chosen Chianti wine. The price include the Villas own recipes in English.
Dinners overlooking Florence: Dinners are held in the outdoor area, above the swimming pool. Unforgettable romantic summer evenings can be enjoyed with Tuscan specialities and Chianti Wine, overlooking Florence city center. Price 25-30 euros per person, including three course dinner with Wine.
Prices are quoted for 2 people. An additional charge for every extra person. Prices for the apartment are including all utilities, final cleaning, linen, towels, service charge, all taxes and use of the swimming pool.
Breakfast 10 euros per person. Cooking class 70 euros per person. Dinners in the outdoor area 40 euros per person.
Long rentals available from November till March
Overall nice and comfortable place. Grounds are very nice. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The place is a little away from Florence, so a car is useful, especially if you plan to explore Tuscany .if you plan to walk it is steep uphill and a hike!
We had some hot water problems. Which is why I am giving 4 and not 5 stars.
I would go again.
We had a great time with our family (7) at your place. We never had such a complete, clean appartement on such a beautiful location. We love the diner we had the last evening, and we will try to prepare it at out home 🍴🍷. Thanks for your hospitality. We hope to come again in future.
The accommodation, hills, pool, owners, olive oil and position are all great. Its a very relaxing place to stay with easy access to the city but without all the stress of the city. Have stayed at the property 3 times over the past 6 years and always loved it. I will be going back again.
We (2 adults and 3 children) stayed in Casa Serena the largest of the appartments for one week and had a fantastic time. The villa is amazing - clean and spacious with incredible views of Florence, olive trees and donkeys, not forgetting the wonderful hosts. We would really recommend having the pleasure of tasting Anna and Theresa's cooking while admiring the beautiful city of Florence. We will be back again to this excellent address hidden away in the Florentine hills.
These apartments are situated in the most gorgeous setting. The perfect place for a city break combined with relaxation - the best of both worlds. The hosts are so friendly and welcoming and Theresa's food is fantastic! with amazing views over the city it is perfection, I will definitely return.
This lovely apartment was perfect for a week divided between relaxing by the pool and sightseeing in Florence. Francesco was a kind and generous owner and the extras he provided during our stay were very much appreciated. A car would be a help unless you are very fit and able to manage a steep 10 minute uphill walk. A regular bus service into Florence SMN station took 15 to 20 minutes and cost 1.20 Euros. The information provided in the description is accurate.
Castello is an area of great historical importance. Several Renaissance villas are located within walking distance from the apartment. The Villa Reale and Villa Petraia, both belonging to the Medici family, are famous for their architecture and as striking examples of Italian formal gardens. Villa Petraia was also home to king Vittorio Emanuele II, who summered in Castello when Florence became the capital of Italy in 1865. Further down the road from Villa Petraia, you’ll see Villa Bel Riposo. Carlo Lorenzi Collodi, the author of Pinocchio lived here while he was writing this popular story. All the characters in Pinocchio were drawn from real persons living in and around Castello. Castello is an area of great natural beauty. Narrow roads wind along ancient stone walls up the mountainside. Marvel at the rustic farm houses and splendid villas that sit amongst acres of silver-leafed olive trees. Guests are invited to stroll throughout the Castello apartment's olive grove.
Other Activities: Cooking classes, Dinners, Bikes are available