|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa PetrAlexa is a renovated barn, with natural stone, original beam ceilings and glass doors which offer a pleasing mix in a comfortable environment spread over two floors, granting all the comforts of a modern house.
The PRIVATE POOL, ideal for children, is within the fenced garden, with sun beds for each party member and a comfortable hammock under the gazebo.
On entering the house you find yourself in the spacious lounge area with fireplace, sofa corner and Sat Tv.
The kitchen is an open area with dining table for groups of up to 7 persons.
The main bedroom has a double bed with access to the garden through a large French window and an en suite bathroom.
It also includes a sofa bed – perfect for a couple with child.
On the first floor, there is a spacious loft area of which to the right is a twin/double bedded room with access to the above terrace and garden, and an adjacent bathroom.
On the landing itself are two single beds with its own bathroom.
Free Wi-fi, English library and DVD's for children are at your disposal.
BUT ABOVE ALL … WHAT MAKES A HOLIDAY AT PETRALEXA AN UNFORGETTABLE MEMORY?
the people you will meet ...
* our Chef Maria Rosa and it's great menus, and her passion in teaching you the secrets of the Tuscan cuisine
* our lovely housekeeper Piero and his art of preparing the fire for a pizza
* our local guide with his weakness for this unique area of Tuscany and all the fascinating stories and anecdotes he can tell you
* our passion for cycling and walking! We have many nice itineraries to suggest you
* our personal experience of the area: we can help you in your choices and plans to make the most of your time and experience the real Tuscan way of life!
Surrounded by a wide garden between centuries old oak trees, the villa provides wonderful views over the hills, the vineyards and the famous village Vertine.
Many shaded areas, the gazebo with sun beds, the barbecue area offer different opportunities to best enjoy the outside environment.
Villa PetrAlexa is situated in the heart of Tuscany, in the Chianti hills, midway between Siena and Firenze reachable respectively in 30 and 45 minutes by car.
Immersed in this famous hills for its wine brand “Gallo Nero”, between vineyards and olive-groves the villa enjoys a position which will permit you to isolate yourself from the rest of the world and take delight of the charm of these land, but with the comfort to have the nearest centre only a short drive away:
Radda in Chianti, delicious small village, with its restaurants and shops, a pharmacy, a bank, a cinema, many bars, Internet Cafe, and many wine and food tasting opportunities.
FURTHER DETAILS INDOOR:
- 180 square meters villa
- Washing-machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing-board.
- Recreational reading library, games for adults and children, Dvd, Cd player.
FURTHER DETAILS OUTDOOR:
- Swimming pool with outside shower and sun beds for each party member. (7,5mt; width 5,5mt; depth 1,20mt) Closed in Off Season.
- Wide garden with pretty vistas over the countryside, the castle of Vertine, and surrounded by woods.
- Barbecue bbq with outside dining area.
- Gazebo with table, chairs and sun beds, hammock
- Parking for 3 cars inside the fenced garden
- Outside sofa area with beautiful views
Hello from Petra and Alexa!
We both live in Genoa (north Italy) and manage our parents properties: Villa LisiDor, Villa PetrAlexa, Villa EnriMar, Casa Margit have been our secret places where we spent our regenerative holidays in marvelous natural settings away from daily chaos.
We have preserved them jealously, putting all our loving care to make every villa always more comfortable, unique and unrepeatable.
Petra Giacone purchased this villa in 1990
Not a long time ago we decided to share them with people who, as we do, love nature, the tradition of simple things and appreciate the care for every little detail, typical of a domestic management.
We love to know when people from foreign countries come and appreciate our beautiful land and feel at home when they stay in our villa: that's our greatest satisfaction!
... We warmly welcome you!
Spacious and comfortable, Villa PetrAlexa will permit you to rediscover the luxury of simple things:
…wake up in the morning and appreciate the peaceful sound of silence which surrounds you,
…enjoy complete privacy in the middle of woods, hills of vineyards and olive groves,
…relish a savoury “Fiorentina” cooked on the barbecue in the garden or on the fireplace in the house,
…take pleasure in the wonderful garden as the fragrance of rosemary, lavender and sage fills the air.
…all this at half an hour from Siena and 40 minutes from Firenze !
Tuscany countryside villa in the Chianti hills.
Private swimming pool with sun beds (open from mid May to mid October)
Tennis court shared with villa LisiDor (same owner)
Veranda with bbq for outside meals
Large fenced garden ideal for children
Fully equipped kitchen
English library and games
Cot and highchair available for free
Chef available for dinners cooked at home or for cooking lessons
Tennis teacher available
Mountain bike rental
Guided tours on request
Easy day trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and many Tuscan villages
Pool keeper and gardener included
Welcome pack on request
“We had a lovely week. Perfect weather and great location. Children enjoyed the pool and tennis court. Thanks for a memorable week, the villa was a delight!”
We were a group of 6 friends that wanted to get a real Tuscan experience and we were not disappointed. The property was clean and the perfect size for our group. Petra was very helpful and arranged to have some basic groceries waiting for us when we arrived. During our stay we had Maria-Rosa come and give us an Italian cooking lesson which was fun and delicious.
Petra also helped arrange bike rentals for a day of cycling.
We did have heavy rain one day that caused some water to come into the corner of the main bedroom, Petra had a handyman there within an hour. What great service! Overall a great experience and I would recommend this property.
We were a group of 6 staying for 3 weeks. 3 cyclists and 3 companions. What a great spot - a view of the Tuscan hills, private, quiet and yet close enough to the paved road to access by bike (about 1 km gravel). A special place to which I would return again.
We stayed at PetrAlexa in June 2013. Three Adults and two children, six and eight. The owners were very helpful with all of our questions prior to arrival and all of the logistics of moving into and out of the villa went smoothly. We played tennis every day (including with the guests at the next door villa) and the owners even arranged for a private tennis coach to give lessons to our children. It was probably our most relaxing vacation experience ever. Radda is a wonderful little hilltop town with an excellent grocery store. We picked up a rental car in Siena and had no trouble at all getting ourselves around the countryside.
We enjoyed our week in the heart of Chianti. As our base, we visited Florence, Sienna and several of the hill towns of Tuscany. We also explored several of the towns in Chianti both by car and also some jewels within easy walking distance in Lecchi and Casanuova di Ama. We enjoyed our cooking lesson/dinner at the cottage, a great pair of ladies. We learned a lot about Italy from them.
The property is well maintained and the pictures are a good representation of the cottage. Although the views of the surrounding country side are even better in person. The owners responded promptly to any questions which we had texted to them during our stay.
Read the guest book when you get to the property. There are many good suggestions for things to do and see in Tuscany.
The villa was most accommodating! It was very clean and roomy (and we were 6 adults), had a well-supplied kitchen and big table,laundry area, pool, outdoor table and umbrella, beautiful views and environment, close to so much of the Chianti HIlls options while being away from it all! Petra and Alexa were available and helpful, and there is a nearby caretaker (who didn't speak English). Expectations for the stay were clear and easily followed. The villa is at the end of a dirt road, and it was raining when we arrived, presenting a little challenge, but was still well worth it. We asked for recommendations for restaurants, grocers, etc., and all was helpful. I recommend it highly. There was even a tennis court!
We had a wonderful stay. The house is very comfortable and unfussy, the bedrooms roomy, the bathrooms modern. The house would suit 3 couples without children, or a large family. The grounds and views are lovely. Our sons, ages 8 & 9 had lots of fun in the pool and on the tennis court. We partook of the chef services and were not disappointed, the meals were delicious. While a bit far if you want to go to Florence, the villa is well situated to visit the Chianti region, Sienna, etc. Petra the owner gave us lots of great advice and answered any and all questions. We would highly recommend the villa as a destination for a beautiful vacation in Tuscany!
The villa is placed only 1.5 km from the main road (SP114a), in the heart of the Chianti Classico triangle of Radda/Castellina/Gaiole in Chianti, in a very silent position, far away from the main road, in the middle of vineyards and woods.
You can take advantage of the nearby village of Radda in Chianti (6kms from home) with its election of restaurants and beautiful little shops; here you can also find all necessary services for your stay like supermarkets, banks, a pharmacy and medical support.
Lecchi in Chianti with a bar, a restaurant and a little supermarket is only 3kms from home.
Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni are reachable in an easy day-trip.
Nearby there are also plenty of wine-and oil tasting opportunities, castles-and villages tours.
A very strategic position for MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS!
The most beautiful tours in this surroundings pass just next to our house.
You can choose a different tour each day, between easy and demanding. We have detailed maps of all our favorite tours and can help you in the organisation.
From the villa you can start beautiful RELAXING WALKS in the silence of the area, go jogging on the unpaved road along the woods, and cycle passing vineyards and olive trees.
Or take the car and quickly reach many wine-and oil tasting farms, special restaurants, an ‘Enoteca’ for happy hours with 'bruschetta' and visit the beauties of this country.
Moreover there are horse riding opportunities and itineraries, the Golf Ugolino, 18 holes in Grassina near Florence (63km).
Termal baths - Spa: Terme di Rapolano: 42km, 45min. Terme di Radicondoli: 54km, 1h. Terme di Murlo: 60km, 1h. Terme di Rapolano, San Giovanni: 62km, 1h.
Think about choosing a week in relation to the many YEARLY EVENTS events of this region, for example:
- 'Cantine aperte', last weekend of May: over 800 wine cellars open to be visited for free wine tasting.
- 'Palio' of Siena, 2 July and 16 August: the bareback horse races.
- 'Calici di stelle': 10 August: possibility to delight in 'the raining of San Lorenzo's tears' quality wine and typical quality products in the historical centre and piazzas, among courtyards of unexpected beauty and castles.
- 'Welcome harvest', September: discover the production cycle of wine through walks through the vineyards, visits to the companies, and tastings.
- 'St. Martins day', 2nd week of November: the Wineries will be open to the public for the tasting of the 'Novello Wine' (the new wine of last season)
- Chianti bycicling and mountain biking:
June: 'Chianti Classic' non competitive cycling road race
October: 'L'Eroica', Vintage Race, participants from all over the world
- 'Stelle mercanti', Stars and Merchants. A market held at night with local artisans, hand crafts and music. From 6 PM to 11 PM. Every third Thursday of the months of June, July and August at Greve in Chianti.
... and many other local events...
Once you decide your period of holiday, if you wish we will help you to find out all what’s going on so to fully experience your Tuscan stay!
We can only accept weekly bookings with change-over day on SATURDAYS: so 7 nights, and for longer stays, it must be multiple of 7 (7-14-21… nights).
Otherwise we need to cancel the booking.
A departure before Saturday is possible, but without reduction of the weekly price.
- breakages deposit of 250,00€ CASH to be paid to housekeeper (returned back at departure after check of the villa).
- tourist tax: 1.50€/day/person for the first week. Children under 12 do not pay
Check-in: from 4pm
EXTRAS upon request:
Heating: 15Euro/night to be paid on departure
Firewood: 15Euro/cubic meter to be paid on departure
Extra house cleaning: 15Euro/h
Extra sheet and towel change: 15Euro/person
Welcome pack: it includes a shopping for a first breakfast for an amount of more or less 30 Euro to be paid cash to our housekeeper at your arrival.
Cooking classes: prices per menu
Dinner cooked at home: prices per menu
Personalized tours: prices per tours