Capella is a cosy villetta located in an enchanting medieval hamlet in the heart of Chianti - the land of a prestigious wine well-known worldwide, Chianti Classico. An mediveal chapel of local sandstone has been recently renovated and transformed into a comfortable two-bedrooms villa rental. The location is a group of houses built on the top of a hill, around a fortification that dates back the 12th century. The fortress have been distructed by many battles, but the hamlet survived and still preserves most of its original architecture.
The villa is located on the highest position offering stunning views of the green hills and vineyard nearby. There is a private patio in front of the villa with a large umbrella, table and chairs for your delicious outdoor meals or maybe an appetizer in the late afternoon with the sunset and a glass of Chianti Classico.
A private swimming pool (6,10 m x 3,80 m large and 1,40 m deep) is located behind the house offers a refreshing and stimulating time after the many activities you probably will have done during your day. From the water you will never be tired of watching the panorama you have in front of you. The pool area is equipped with deck-chairs and umbrellas for a comfort relax. On the backyard, you find a pergola and a second outdoor equipped area for a delicous barbecue by the pool.
On the ground floor you have a cosy living room that opens to the patio as well as the backyard. The living room is equipped with a comfortable sofa-bed, that can be used for 1 or 2 kids or only as settee where to chat with friends or watching news on the SAT TV.
On the corner, you have a small but well-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, 4-burner electric stove, cookware and table ware. A dinner area between the kitchen corner and the living room accommodates from 4 to 6 people.
On the first floor, there are two cosy double bedrooms. The first double bed is a typical Tuscan wrought iron bed, handmade with a traditional technique. The original sandstone walls have been left apparent and the wooden beamed and fire-bricked ceiling has been preserved.
Both bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning! Both beds follow European standards, queen sized double beds (they are about 1,90 large and 1,60 wide).
The bathroom is located on the ground floor. It is equipped with s shower, sink, mirror, bidet and WC. You can have a hair-dryer by request. You can have upon request iron and ironboard, and use the shared washing machine.
The cottage is independent and completely private, but it is not isolated. It is near a Residence from the same owner, with a reception and someone available all day. Guests can also use the large shared swimming pool closeby. The large swimming pool (12m x 6m widith; 1,5m depth) is shared by guests staying on the apartments of Castell Gonzi, and even if Capella has its own private pool, you are allowed to use both.
Guests can use either the shared fixed barbecue area, by the swimming pool. It is a nice way to make friends and socialize. Anyway, if you prefer to stay alone, no one will bother you at your private backyard that overlooks only a wide green panorama.
Capella stays in a strategic location for day-trips in the Chianti area with all its wineries and castles, but also to important twons like Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and Arezzo. There are many activities to do nearby. Hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking are great options for those who love to practice sport outdoors. For golf lovers, there is the Ugolino's club 15km from the villa. The owner can organize upon request wine tours, cooking classes, private city-tours and during the summer, dinners and wine tastings at Castello di Montefioralle (around 1 km from the villa and 1 more km from Greve in Chianti).