Villa di Bonorlo
Villa dl Bonorlo, sits elegantly, as it has for the last 450 years at the end a huge lawn reached by following a winding drive shaded by magnificent 300 year old cypress trees. Words are hard to describe how magical the Villa, the grounds and the setting are. A brother of the renowned political writer, Francesco Guicciardini, purchased the estate in 1546 and is still owned by the same proud family who have now decided to rent part of the villa. They have restored the ground floor and added a private pool for the comfort of our guests. Set near the famous castle of Poppiano in some of the most beautiful countryside in Tuscany, between Florence and San Gimignano. Both reachable in just over a 30 minute drive, a fantastic location from which to explore the Chianti at whim with Siena reachable in under an hour. Villa di Bonorlo is set at the heart of a 150 acre working estate that produces a well known Chianti Colli Fiorentini as extra virgin olive oil. Steps lead you into the grand living room decorated with beautiful frescoes at the end of which is a shaded terrace for dining al fresco. The rest of the villa rotates around this main room, all in grand scale with very high ceilings, air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Find the time to study the painting in the entrance hall depicting the Giucciardini family tree, one of the oldest in Tuscany. The formal garden enjoys some of the prettiest views from Florence all the way to the Apennines and towards the coast. The private swimming pool is set in an enclosed gated garden with beautiful lawns and large trees offering an alternative to the shade of the umbrellas. For those that are looking to totally immerse themselves into the fascinating history of Tuscany, this magical villa is the ideal choice. The onsite Italian caretaker lives in a independent wing in the farmhouse next to the villa. Total privacy is guaranteed.
Max Occupancy: 10
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
On the western edge of the Chianti; Set between the two small villages of San Pancrazio and San Quirico. Nearest shop is a grocery store in the small village/hamlet of Lucingano, 600 yards from Bonorlo. Nearest recommended restaurant is 1 km. Nearest supermarkets in San Casciano in Val di Pesa 5km/3 miles away open on Sunday mornings too. Florence and San Gimignano, both can be reached in just over 30 minutes'. The Chianti can be explored at whim with its many hill top towns and villages. Siena is about an hours' drive.
Entrance hall. To the right an air-conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin] with an ensuite bathroom with shower. To the left dining room with fireplace. Large sitting room leading out to a terrace furnished for al fresco meals. Kitchen with breakfast table. Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Air-conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin] with an ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Air-conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin]. Air-conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double]. Bathroom with shower.
Secular cypress lined drive leading to the colossal front garden extending to one side and leading to the rear with olive trees. A 150 acre working estate of vineyards and olive groves. Terrace with pergola for alfresco dining. The private and gated swimming pool, 5 x 5 meter/16 x 16 feet, is set on a lower enclosed garden with lemon trees. Changing room.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful and discreet English-speaking caretaker, who lives in separate wing with independent entrance. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbecue. Washing machine. Satellite TV [No Sky channels] with DVD. CD player. iPod docking station. Fireplace. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Several portable fans. Fixed landline telephone. Wireless internet connection [computer not provided]. Intruder alarm.
18-hole golf, about 35 minutes, at Circolo Golf dell'Ugolino in Grassina. This is also a wonderful area for walking and biking. A selection of biking itineraries in the area is available online at www.terresienainbici.it/index_eng.asp (in English).
Kettle. Toaster. Blender. Iron and ironing board. Several hairdryers.
The private and gated swimming pool, 5 x 5 meter/16 x 16 feet, has a constant depth of 1.6m/5 feet with a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
1 cot/crib. 1 highchair.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.