Chianti Villa Castellare de’ Sernigi is situated right in the heart of the Chianti are, at half hour drive from Florence, Siena n San Gimignano. The Villa is surrounded by green hills dotted with olive trees, thri
Castellare de’ Sernigi is a lovely Villa situated in the Chianti area the provinces of Florence and Siena. The location, in the heart of Tuscany, is rich in history with many Renaissance cities and towns nearby, including Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Volterra. Your holiday at Villa Castellare de’ Sernigi offers you the opportunity to experience the marvelous of life of Bella Toscana.
Our lovely, private swimming pool, is beautifully positioned, surrounded by our gardens, vineyards and olive trees.
There are many interesting country roads to travel on and breathtaking vistas to enjoy. The perfect way is by cycling or by riding motorbikes or scooters. All are available from rental agencies nearby the Villa.
If tennis is your passion, a clay court, at a private villa adjacent to our property, is available for your use.Amidst the vineyards, olive groves, roses and Mediterranean plants and herbs, you will discover the scents, tastes and colors of this special region. Our villa will provide an experience of wonderful discovery and sincere pleasure. Do come and stay with us!
Who we are:
We are Enzo and Annagloria Corti and we are delighted to be able to live in this beautiful countryside with our three children. Enzo’s family has owned Castellare de’ Sernigi for over 70 years and 18 years ago we made a decision to restore the villa as a rental property. We wanted the opportunity to be able to meet people from all around the world and thus get to know different cultures and the traditions of many countries. As we live next to the villa, we are available to assist our guests with every aspect of their vacation: sightseeing, tours, museum bookings, wine tasting, restaurant recommendations or shopping.
We have built int eh villa garden a theatre n in the summer we hold a concert every week for our villas' guests to enjoy: from Lyric, to jazz, from Opera to swing..., romantic scenario, stunning settings!
Villa Castellare de’ Sernigi can accommodate 11/12 to 14 people and is composed of six finely furnished bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a 7th one, lower in standard but perfect for kids or young people.
GOUOND FLOOR: a main guest bathroom, two living rooms, a dining room and fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Air conditioning services the entire villa and windows have built-in screens, which will guarantee a cool and relaxing summer. Surrounding the villa, in the gardens are lovely furnished seating areas, a large stone terrace with arbor covered outdoor eating area, and swimming pool with surrounding stone deck. This is the ideal place to discover the splendor of Tuscany!!
The spacious and relaxing bedrooms rooms each have their own en-suite bathroom. All the bathrooms have been completely restored and have large showers. The furnishings have been carefully chosen in order to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment, which is in harmony with the essence of the Villa. The furniture is a blend of antique style wrought-iron beds with the comfort of orthopedic mattresses on wooden-slat bases.
- bedroom 1: on the top floor, double bed (queen size), view of the garden and swimming pool, bathroom with shower.
- bedroom 2: on the top floor, 2 beds (can be joined as a double), view of the courtyard, bathroom with shower.
- bedroom 3 on the top floor, double bed (queen size), view of the courtyard, bathroom with shower.
- bedroom 4: on the top floor, double bed (queen size), view of the church and the cypress-lined road, bathroom with shower.
- Single bedroom: on the top floor, single bed (an extra single bed can be added), view of the garden and the area in front of the Villa, bathroom with shower.
- Ground floor bedroom: 2 beds (can be joined as a double), bathroom with bathtub/shower.
- 7th bedrooms: behind the kitchen with small window, twin beds, en suite bathroom
The Living Rooms:
On the upper floor of the villa, you will discover two large and beautifully bright living rooms. The warm rays of the Tuscan sun shine gloriously through the enormous arched windows and you can thoroughly relax on the comfortable sofas and or armchairs. Gazing out upon the surrounding countryside with the tall majestic cypress trees brings total peace. A magnificent stone fireplace bearing the Sernigi Family crest, stands guard in one of the living rooms and the floors that surround you, glow with the special patina of aged hand-made terracotta. The comforts of home have not been forgotten: within an elegant antique large cabinet, you will discover a satellite TV, a DVD and CD player.
The Dining Room and Kitchen:
The delicious food of Tuscany is only improved by the presence of friends and family and a beautiful space that surrounds you! We have endeavored to create that place for you! A grand dining room table, three meters long (with the possibility of an extension to 4.5 meters, seating 12-20 persons), comfortable chairs, sideboards and antique wooden cupboards graciously furnish this room. An impressive fireplace decorates one entire wall and seems to hold court, in this perfect location to share your lunches and dinners. To further enhance the magic, all the dishes and plates are embossed with the Sernigi family crest. Truly this is a royal experience!
The very well equipped large kitchen with professional stoves, an industrial dishwasher, double refrigerator and a marble topped table provides the necessary tools to create wonderful food. Perhaps an afternoon snack of “fettunta” (slices of toasted bread drizzled with olive oil and typical of the Tuscan gastronomical tradition) might be in order? It is simple to create, with a barbeque located directly outside the kitchen door, or in the kitchen’s oven. Within the Villa is the Estate cellar, where, along with barrels with our own Chianti DOCG red wine, bottles of our olive oil are stored. Guests at the Villa are welcome to try our production of wine and oil. Enzo, an expert in wine and oil, can advise you and guide you in all matters of each.
In the warm weather months you can comfortably eat outdoors, under the large gazebo. An enormous table and chairs for 20 persons welcome you to the courtyard. Upon request, it is also possible to organize dinner, elsewhere, in the spacious garden.
Air conditioning services the entire villa but should you wish to enjoy the fresh air, all windows have built in screens.
Large private parking lot.
In a setting of the tranquil countryside, the swimming pool area of the Villa Castellare de’Sernigi is wonderful! . This large open-air pool with surrounding stone terrace is protected by a fence, with locking gate, and thus ensures complete privacy. The pool measures 15 x 7 meters and goes from a depth of 1.20 to 1.40 meters and therefore offers the possibility to easily stand anywhere within the pool. Comfortable sun-beds provide total relaxation, either under the shade of the olive trees or at the pool’s edge. A splendid vine covered gazebo, with chairs and a table, offers refreshing shade, during the hottest hours of the day. As well, at poolside, one finds an outdoor shower, a changing cabin and tucked inside, is a small fridge that promises
We have made special provision for our guests to be able to play tennis on a clay court, at a private villa adjacent to our property. The tennis court is available on a request basis; please inquire with Enzo and Annagloria.
Booking tickets Florentine museums:
Tickets to the most important Florentine museums: Galleria degli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, etc. may be booked through us. To ensure desired times and dates, advance booking
Car Hire with Driver:
Private car with chauffeur driving services is available through several companies which operate in the vicinity of our villa. Vehicles of all sizes, from cars to mini-vans, are for hire. Hiring a chauffer and car provides the opportunity to enjoy a variety of itineraries without the pressures of driving. Additional services offered are transfers to and from major Italian ports, airports and train stations.
Parties with Music:
Musical and dance parties can be held under the Tuscan skies, stars and moon. The large garden of the Villa as well as the terrace around the pool can be transformed into the ideal setting as well as our garden theatre, under the woods, for musical and dance events. Specialized performers and troops with an array of repertories in both English and Italian can provide entertainment and can assist in making your party a huge success!
Overlooking the valleys and the hills of the Chianti area, the Villa Castellare de’ Sernigi offers a dream location for weddings and ceremonies. Within the villa, in the garden, or on the terraces, we are able to organize ceremonies such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or any other special event. Catering, the organization of the ceremony, satisfying individual needs and any special requirements or requests can be expertly fulfilled by us. Additionally, next to the Villa, on the Estate property, there is an enchanting small stone church with a bell-tower that dates back to the year 1000. Here, it is possible, to conduct wedding ceremonies in English or Italian.
CIVIL WEDDINGS CAN BE CELEBRATE IN TEH HISTORICAL VILLA
The services included are:
Bed, bathroom and kitchen linens
- Water - Gas for cooking- Hot water- Electricity
- Extra children’s cots- Villa cleaning staff (2 hours per day except Sundays and Festivities), - Pool cleaning service, - Satellite TV, DVD player, VHS player, Wi-Fi - Final cleaning
- Window screens
- Courtesy bathroom set
- Free access to a private Tennis court
- Wood supply for the fireplace
- Barbeque and table games
- Customized concierge service
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: HEATING
The services of an excellent chef are available on request.
Upon request, extra cleaning services can be arranged. The final cleaning,
Services for children:
For children up to the age of 2 years, cots are supplied free of charge and must be requested at time of booking.
Bookings are weekly, from Saturday to Saturday, with arrivals accepted after 4:00 pm. and departures requested prior to 10:00 am.
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