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We bid you a warm welcome to the rolling hills of Chianti, the most spectacular and beautiful area of Italy, in which fabulous Panzano in Chianti can be found. On the highest point you can find the spectacular Panzano Castle. The comfortable and luxurious apartment makes for the perfect love nest. Panzano Castle dates back from the 11th century, and has 7 meters high ceilings with wooden beams, but all modern luxuries are present in this amazing property.
It consists of a complete kitchen to prepare your gourmet dinner with friends, seating no less than 6 people, a very large livingroom with 2 Romeo and Juliet balconies. Panzano Castle is the most romantic home of Tuscany, therefor we have welcomed more than 100 honeymooners already. So join in if you seek a romantic holiday in Tuscany !
Included in the rental is the use of the magnificent pool of a befriended agritourismo in Panzano in Chianti, called Fagioliari. The pool is at an easy 10 minutes drive, where 2 loungers are awaiting you, and where you can also take amazing cooking lessons.
Because Panzano Castle is the best property of Tuscany.
Glorious views, use of pool, central, panoramic views.
I am sending this e-mail from the balcony of the castle awaiting sunset. We cannot possibly imagine a better place to stay for honeymoon than right here. We have so enjoyed your apartment and suggestions. Il vescovino was absolutely wonderful and we had several fun evenings with Paulo and Brian at Il vinaio. We will go for dinner at Dario's tonight and are looking forward to it! The kitchen was perfect for cooking a few dinners and Toscalinda could not have been nicer and more helpful. Thanks to her we had a nice drive and afternoon at Volpaia. We explored SanGimignano, Florence, Greve in Chianti and several vineyards in the Panzano area. It has been a spectacular week. We must leave tomorrow afternoon as we go to look for my new husband's relatives in Castel del Monte in Abruzzo.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience staying in your castle... the view of the chianti classico region is likely the finest in the area and we feel so lucky to be on the 6th sunset with such wonderful weather!
We hope to return in the future and will recommend your home to everyone we know traveling to the chianti region of Italy... an absolutely perfect place to relax and enjoy this beautiful area of Italy!
Warm regards,Theresa and Christopher JerussiWashington DC, USA
Charming and spacious--exceeded all of our expectations. Pictures on the web are a good representation but the views are even better than can be captured by pictures. Tocolinda, the property contact, was extremely helpful and such a sweet lady. Panzano has several outstanding restaurants within walking distance and numerous wineries withi a few Km. Everyone we met was so gracious despite our minimal knowledge of Italian. I sincerely hope we are able to return to this magnificent venue.
We just returned from a remarkable12-night stay at this wonderful apartment. From the very beginning and throughout, the owner Michiel was always responsive, easy to deal with and to the point.
The apartment is located atop the hill in Panzano, which offers one of the most remarkable views we have ever seen – olive groves, vineyards galore and valleys as far as the eye can see. With the height, it’s as if you were on a 5th or 6th floor. Inside, the layout is great, with ceilings approaching 5 or 6 meters high. The kitchen is well equipped (pots, pans, stove, microwave and more), with a window that offers great sunsets! The living room and dining room space is very spacious with glass doors that open on two separate balconies. The bathroom is also of a very good size, and so is the bedroom. The place itself is very quiet, you don’t hear neighbours around.
One great encounter: the lady who takes care of the apartment for the owner and who lives next door is absolutely a charm. Toscalinda would check on us from time to time to make sure everything was OK, and provided useful advice on the apartment, the town and beyond. Whenever we would meet, our exchanges would always be fun and colorful as our Italian is pretty approximate, as is her English/French – it made for great laughs! Toscalinda: La ringrazio molto per tutto!
Panzano is ideally located, some 30 km from Florence and Siena. We had great drives in the Chianti countryside, and day excursions to towns such as San Gimignano (60-minute drive), Assisi, Montepulciano and Volterra (90-minute drives) as well as Orvieto (2-hour drive).
We were so much looking forward to our stay in Panzano, and gosh, were we ever delighted with it. We will cherish memories for a lifetime.
What an amazing place.I felt like I was in the 15th century. I echo what other reviewers have said, so won't repeat, but have just a couple of things to add.
There is a very handy city bus to Florence from the main square in Panzano. It cost less than 4 Euro a ticket and got us to the centre of Florence in an hour. Buy your tickets at the bar in the main square, and save the hassle of driving and parking in Florence.
Also, we had problems finding the place too. This is what we would add to the directions. Go up the hill to the church. Turn left at the church. Take your first right. (There is a traffic mirror and a couple of road signs there). Go down that street. Just after you pass house number 29 on your left, take a steep right turn up a private driveway. ( Toscalinda told us we could unload our luggage there). Go through the archway and see the courtyard on your right. Number 17 is tucked into the far corner. Once your luggage is unloaded, go back down the drive, turn right, and park along the castle wall on the left side of the road.
We loved the restaurants Michiel recommends in his info package and also the two towns he suggested seeing. We would add Castellena as one of our favourites. Finally, take mosquito repellent to spray on your legs and ankles when you are eating at outdoor restaurants and you'll be set.
I will recommend this place to my friends. Nit is by far and away the most unique rental I have ever experienced.
We loved our little castle apt despite it's rustic charm, a bit heavy on the rustic at times. The place is beautifully decorated and the views are magnificent. It is in the village so you should expect some hills and cobble stones, the parking a bit away from the place didn't bother me. If you want to park at the front door don't stay in the middle of the old villages. The patio is lovely but not really conducive for lounging or eating breakfast, just a bit small. We visited the pool one day and it is really nice. If you want lunch there they need a days notice. The village is sweet and we loved the little wine bar around the corner even ate dinner there one night. We had no problem finding the place once we got onto the 222 but the directions from the airport are vague so recommend gps. our phone with google maps was a great gps for everywhere.
This rental is perfect in every way. The apartment is gorgeous; Toscalinda, the housekeeper, is very sweet; and the view off the balcony is spectacular. Right down the street is a great restaurant (Il Vescovino, I think) that is equally amazing. Please stay here. You won't regret it!
Wonderful place...like a dream. Amazing views, friendly and informative owner and housekeeper. The restaurant Cantinetta Sassolini, just 1 min way way under the bridge, was out of this world! Thank you Michael, i'll never forget this place. If you are ever thinking of selling this place, do let me know!
Chianti is referred to in Tuscany as La Regina, or the Queen. Appropriately so, since Chianti has the highest level of quality of life at your feet ! It is the winearea where the famous Chianti Classico is produced, and the trademarked Gallo Nero wines are made here, and they are ready for you to try them ! Finely positioned between Florence and Siena, culture is never far, and in spring and summer, an unstoppable quantity of events are ready for you to savour : wine tastings, antique markets, concerts, opera, open air cinema, drives through the countryside, cooking lessons, riding lessons and tours, it is all there at your fingertips. Check out the many charming villages in the area like La Volpaia, Montefioralle, Greve in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, and many others. The Vino al Vino, the winefestivities in september, attracts a crowd every year. Sundays Panzano has a sunday market, and once a month there is a craftsman market for bric a brac and fun shopping.
Panzano and Chianti have the best restaurants of Italy, and it is a true foodies paradise.
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