A 17th century Tuscan masterpiece! This enormous vacation home sites on a fully functional wine and olive oil producing estate in Tuscany. Set on three spacious floors, this true Tuscan villa takes you back in history to explore the lush life of historic Tuscany. Villa Petra is a beautiful vacation rental which will accomodate your every desire - private pool, Renaissance style rose garden, tennis court, ball room, pool table and game room ... just to name a few things.
The first floor is of this Tuscan villa is divided into several different living spaces including a large industrial kitchen, a dining room, a breakfast room, a living room, a game room, and a bedroom and bathroom. This floor opens to a delicious view of Tuscany - cypress and olive trees, an ancient church and a lovely garden. The second floor can be reached by an internal stairwell or a grand entrance from outside. On this floor of the holiday accomodations you will find the nobleman and his wife`s bedrooms and the ball room. The third floor which used to be designated to the servants is now dedicated to beautiful restored bedrooms.
The ground floor holds one bedroom, a bathroom, a billiard room, a TV room, a large dinning room with arches and a fully equipped professional kitchen. The first floor offers 8 luxurious bedrooms with incredible views out of the large windows, 7 bathrooms and a huge living room with open fireplace. This was considered the noble part of the Villa, and you can still taste the elegance that prevade over the years. It now offers place for 17 people combined in 9 bedrooms.
The kitchen is complete and professional equipped with a traditional Pizza oven, 2 large refrigerator with freezer, indurtrial dish washer, 3 kitchen sinks and several kitchen counter, 2 oven, 2 stove (4 and 5 flames), a characteristic open fire place, which is still used preparing tuscan meals or barbecue dishes. Here you´ll find all additional tableware and amenties necessary preparing any kind of meal.
The details which proclaim the luxuary of this building are still very evident and help to create a unique atmosphere: wood beamed, 5 meter high ceilings, massive stone walls and original Tuscan Cotto tiles in combination with art and taste. Living here is the perfect way to recreate the lifestyle of the upper class and the landlords of centuries ago. All modern comforts were added to the villa, but the original layout of the house and the garden have been carefully preserved.
The house is snuggled on the south side of one of Chianti´s famous hills, among over 90 hectares of olive trees and grapes surround the villa, which produce a high quality olive oil and a very tasty wine all available for you to taste.
On request the villa offers Extra-Services (being charged extra): You can have a private cook preparing your meals how you like it or how about a cooking class for your whole group performed by an expert. The private cook also prepares delicious Tuscan Dinner for you.
Included in the price: Cleaning service daily (4 hours in the morning).
The second floor, where the maids and the staff used to live, houses another 2 apartments, with 2 bathrooms each: the first one has 4 bedrooms for 9 guests and the second one has 3 bedrooms for 7 guests. Max 16. These rooms can be rented in case you need additional space. Please note each additional person is 250. - Euro per week. These bedrooms will never be rented out to other persons, even if you don't use them. The Villa is rented only in its entirety, that means to one group of persons each time, maximum are 33 persons.
The private garden, laid out in the traditional style, is full of roses and ancient trees. It is absolutely quiet with a private road leading to the house. There is absolutely no traffic and no noise that will penetrate this oasis of a time almost forgotten. The garden offers a barbecue grill for preparing delicious tuscan meals. The private swimming pool (12x7) is less than 100 meters away and the perfect place to relax and to enjoy the tuscan sun.
Chianti Rubino belongs to an active wine producing estate. Aprox. 10 hectar of grapes are harvested each year in the traditional way. You are invited to a complimentary guided tour and free degustation. There are beautiful hiking and biking trails behind the villa. A private tennis court is about is just 100 meteres away from the house. Two golf courts may be reached easily within 20 kilometres.
VILLA PETRA is a very special private Italian Villa decorated in a typical renaissance style and with lots of personality. Its size makes it ideal for several couples, a family reunion - or simply a family who enjoys space and seclusion during their vacation. For larger groups we recommend renting also the nearby Villas CHIANTI BIANCO, CHIANTI ROSSO and CHIANTI RUBINO, making all these beautiful villas a very special place for family reunions, incentive travel or wedding in Tuscany. All four villas together compose a very large property with 3 swimming pools ideal for weddings and meetings giving room for up to 60 to 70 people. In close distance of just 700 m the two nearby villas BOGGINA and PODERE RITA for respectively 4 and 10 people may be rented as well.
Villa Petra is an ideal place holding a wedding – an unforgettable experience. Just 500 m away is a small romantic chapel where the wedding ceremony can be held and where is comfortable space for at least 32 people.
Villa Petra is located in the central part of Tuscany, in the heart of the Chianti and only 10 km from the highway Florence-Rome, with easy access to local transport and to the most important historic sites in Tuscany. Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Cortona are within a reach of 30 kilometre. The closest village Mercatale with a local market is only 4 km down the hill. Montevarchi, the closest town where you find supermarkets, shops and outlets is located only 10 km from the estate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The villa is priced for 17 persons - standard price, each additional person up to 33 in total is an extra fee of around 250 Euros per person per week.