Silva Grande is a luxury villa located in a Chianti winery, a lovely region with the view of green Tuscan hills and vineyards all around. The villa belonged to a member of the important Florentine family of Medici, and dates back to the 14th century.
Recently renovated, this 1000 square meters villa is surrounded by a large private park with a charming covered terrace in front, perfect for dinning all fresco. A beautiful path of maple trees leads to the main entrance of the villa. An enchanting fountain in the garden completes the splendid views and the fascinating landscape down the valley.
The villa offers much day-time space on the ground floor divided in four large rooms: a piano room, a comfortable and large living room with a working fireplace, a spacious dining room and a cosy sitting room. All rooms have been decorated with period pieces of furniture, authentic family antiques and comfortable modern pieces, which match harmonically with the apparent stone walls.
The kitchen is really spacious and fully equipped. The original fireplace is perfectly working, and is useful for a great BBQ. The kitchen is equipped with a 6-burner stove, large oven, stainless steel counter and double sink, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher. All necessary cook- and tableware is of really special quality.
The villa offers 6 large and illuminated bedrooms, each one with its own private bathroom. Three of the bedrooms have their bathrooms en-suite. All bedrooms have been tastefully decorated with typical Tuscan bed stands, some of wrought iron and some canopy wooden beds. Each bedroom is unique and has an individual style following typical Tuscan traditions.
All bathrooms are completely new, some of them have been recently reformed. All bathrooms are really charming and spacious, offering the maximum of comfort and privacy for each couple. All bathrooms are fully equipped with shower or tub, sink, bidet, WC, mirror and hairdryer.
The villa stays in the magic triangle between Siena, Florence and Arezzo, on the Ambra valley, offering many possibilities for easy day-trips. A cosy medieval town is located less than 1 km from the villa and can be reached by foot. Here you will find a delicious restaurant with an open terrace, the staff of the villa will certainly help you with a reservation.
If additional rooms are needed, a dependence with 2 double rooms and 2 bathrooms, living room with open fire place and private garden is at disposition of the guests from 1st April 2010. The weekly rental rate is 1000.- Eur (each season).
The special feature of this villa is the old wine cellar paved with original “cotto toscano” – hand made fired bricks – transformed into a large and charming room for meetings, receptions, parties and specially WEDDINGS. The capacity of this room is up to 250 people, so this is an ideal place where to organize your wedding or any other personal events - with an extra cost upon request. The surrounding garden offers a precious scenery for a wedding reception and a dinner or a cocktail can be organized both in/ or outdoors.
The villa belongs to a winery that produces excellent quality wines, so during your stay you will be able to make a visit to the wine cellars and learn more about how this great “Superstuscan Wine” is made. Better then visiting is certainly tasting, you can book a guided wine tasting and purchase directly all products in the estate wine shop.
SILVA GRANDE offers two swimming pools:
a private pool (6 x 11m) directly on the back of the villa and a large swimming pool that can be also used by guests staying in the apartments Benichini, Montebenichi and Libreria.
There are plenty of reclining chairs or sun loungers; many umbrellas are available for everyone using the pool.
A tennis court is available for all guests, located in a short distance from the villa.
The whole property is surrounded by a lush park covered with vineyards, olive groves and woods, where guests are free to practice jogging, relaxing walks, or to ride mountain bikes – available on site for free use.
The closest larger city is MONTEVARCHI, 30 minutes drive, where you will find many option for shopping, a supermarket, cinema, shops and specially a PRADA outlet! This is the entrance to the highway from where you can make even longer trips to all regions, from Rome to Bologna.