Il Palazzino

Tuscany, Florence, Barberino Val d'Elsa

    • Sleeps 16 Guests
    • Bedrooms 8 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 7 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 350 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Airport distance:
      Florence 30 km
      Pisa 100 km
      Rome 280 km

    € 2850 - 5990 per week

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    Overview

    Behind antique walls

    The rental villa Il Palazzino is a gentleman’s abode whithin the village walls of Barberino with a beautiful garden at the back of the house opening onto exquisite views of endless rolling hills and the skyline of San Gimignano in the distance.

    The house looks onto the main street of the historic village Barberino Val d’Elsa (which is very quiet as it has been closed to traffic) to one side and onto the open landscape to the other side. A small jewel of Renaissance architecture, it was built in the traditional alberese stone with architectural features typical of the Tuscan understated elegance. 

    The main entrance to the house - a large wooden double door with a Renaissance stone cornice - leads into a courtyard, which again opens onto a large terrace with a pergola for meals outside. The view to be seen from here, as well as from all windows looking out to the back of the house, are magnificent - the famous Chianti hills with vineyards and olive groves and the towers of San Gimignano in the backdrop.

    The spacious dining room leads directly into the large kitchen. Family antiques, books, terracotta flooring, exposed beams and Mediterranean colourings create a welcoming atmosphere. 

    The house is spacious and even a larger group will find that it is possible to be together in the living and dining areas, or to seek some privacy in one of the many corners both inside and outdoors.

    From the terrace steps lead down to the garden, the pool and the open countryside. The pool is placed at the lower end of the garden, 50 steps from the terrace. The view of the hills and the sunsets to be seen from here are gorgeous.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Happy New Year! Happy to write something about one of my favorite places in the world.
    We have stayed at Palazzino 3 times and are booked again for this fall. It is one of our favorite places and we have felt very safe there. Palazzino is located in the middle of the small town of Barberino val d'Elsa so you are not isolated like so many properties in the middle of the countryside.
    We live in Atlanta, Georgia and have traveled extensively. Coming from a large city, we always enjoy being in the peaceful Tuscan countryside.
    Mary-Lynne, January 2018  

    We stayed at this villa with our teenage children and we all loved the setting in this romantic village. The views are amazing and the house is stylishly decorated. Wonderful views onto the rolling hills and yet a short walk to shops and restaurants. Perfect mix! I cannot recommend this place highly enough for a relaxing holiday - away from it all and yet within close driving distance from Florence and Siena and charming towns and pretty villages. Many thanks for such a great stay!
    B. Holster, June 2017

    Hallo Frau Röhrig,
    ich möchte mich nochmal bedanken für die "Abwicklung " unserer Buchung im "Palazzino". Wir hatten zwei sehr schöne Wochen in der Toskana und sind alle wohlbehalten und gut erholt wieder zu Hause eingetrudelt.
    Viele Grüße,
    K. Mony, Juni 2007

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 4.5 x 9m 
    • Pool prefabricated partially built-in
    • Internet WIFI connection in the kitchen and the dining room
    • Telephone
    • Fireplace
    • TV (regional channels)
    • CD-stereo
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Toaster
    • Electric kettle
    • Electric coffee machine
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer
    • Moscito nets in the bedrooms
    • Portable fans in all bedrooms
    • Courtyard
    • Terrace equipped for al fresco dining
    • Garden (there are 50 steps leading down from the terrace to the pool)
    • Parking for approx. 3 cars 100 m from the house, furthermore there is a public parking area approx. 150 m from the house
    Touring ideas

    Tavarnelle 2 km
    S. Gimignano 20 km
    Florence 30 km
    Siena 35 km
    Volterra 43 km
    Pisa 93 km
    Livorno (coast) 100 km
    Arezzo 102 km
    Lucca 110 km

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    Activities

    Barberino Val d'Elsa is a hilltop village in the very heart of the Chianti area, half way between Florence and Siena. The Elsa valley is one of the most popular regions in Tuscany. The historic village center of Barberino is surrounded by sturdy medieval walls; one enters the little town via two large portals, one to the North, coming from Florence and one to the South, leading to Siena. Barberino has two bars, a bank, a small shop, an excellent butcher, a restaurant, a wine bar, a hairdresser, a chemistry, a small supermarket, a post office and a tennis court. There is a larger supermarket in the neighboring village of Tavarnelle, just 2 km north. Here you will find a wider range of shops as well as a market once a week.

    Distances: Florence, Siena and San Gimignano can be reached in approx. half an hour. Volterra, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca are all to be reached in approx. one hour by car.

    The Chianti area: Famous for its wines – the Chianti Classico – this area of Tuscany has more than just world-class oenological pleasures to offer. The curious visitor will come accross many delightful villages, each of them with a history of its own. Let us simply mention lesser known gems such as the romanesque church of Sant’Appiano, the Basilica of Impruneta, the fortified castle of Monteriggioni and the roofless romanesque abbey of San Galgano which are all close. And don’t miss the Saturday market in the small town of Greve.

    Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called “Il Campo.” Twice a year the famous horse race known as the “Palio” takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.

    Florence: The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

    San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.

    Restaurants: Eating out is a way of getting to know the area. Simple local trattorias rub their shoulders with more sophisticated restaurants specialised in refined cuisine. Fresh local produce allways plays the leading role. You will find a list of our favourites in the villas.

    Local craftmanship: The closeby town of Impruneta is famous for its large terracotta pots which originally were used for the lemon trees and to store olive oil. You might also want to look up the nearby town Montelupo which produced pottery for Florence in the Renaissance. The same patterns are still hand-painted today. The town Colle Val d'Elsa on the way to Siena is famous for its mouth-blown crystal glass production. In Florence itself you will find a multitude of craftsmen working with silver, leather, wood, glass, pottery, paper and metal. You only have to walk around the small streets on the southern bank of the Arno river to discover them.

    Walking and riding: The hills around Barberino offer wonderful treks. Good guidebooks and maps have been published in English as well as Italian which are on sale at most newsagents in Chianti.

    Map

    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

    Choose your holiday home

    If rented for 16 people

    Ground floor:
    Courtyard with medieval well
    Large terrace (about 100 m2), steps leading down to the garden

    First floor:
    1 living room with fireplace and small terrace
    1 smaller living room with fireplace 
    1 study
    1 dining room
    1 kitchen
    2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
    1 double bedroom with bathroom right next to it
    2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms

    Second floor:
    1 living room with fireplace
    1 double bedroom
    1 twin bedroom
    1 children's bedroom with 3-4 mattresses (children love it!/the mattresses have a normal length but no bedframe) 
    2 bathrooms

    Garden:
    Large terrace (100 m2)
    Small pool (10 x 5 m), there are 50 steps leading down from the terrace to the pool.
    At the pool lies a wooden cabin equipped with table and sun-chairs.
    Pergola
    Private parking

    Request BookingIf rented for 16 people
    30 Mar 2019 - 08 Jun 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    4490 EUR
    08 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    5090 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    5990 EUR

    If rented for 10 people

    If Il Palazzino is rented for up to 10 people the second floor (see above) will be closed. Furthermore the quantity of house cleaning during the week will be reduced.

    Request BookingIf rented for 10 people
    30 Mar 2019 - 08 Jun 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    2850 EUR
    08 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    3650 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    4150 EUR

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    Il Palazzino
    30 Mar 2019 - 08 Jun 2019
    28 Sep 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
    08 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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    If rented for 16 people
    16
    4490 EUR 5090 EUR 5990 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 16 people
    If rented for 10 people
    10
    2850 EUR 3650 EUR 4150 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 10 people

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    If rented for the reduced price for 10 people some bedrooms will be closed.

    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection in the kitchen and the dining room
    • Maid service (3 hours house cleaning 3 times per week per day)
    • Final cleaning
    • Should you have rented Il Palazzino for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.

    EXTRAS

    • Heating (if required): metered. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost in winter varies from EUR 60 to 80 per day according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on.
    • Wood for fireplace: EUR 20 per basket
    • Telephone: metered
    • Baby bed with linen and high chair available. Baby bed: EUR 15 per week. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 4th birthday. 

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 500 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 15 per hour
    • Cook for dinner during the week: EUR 30 - 40 per adult, EUR 20 per child (up to 12 years of age). Dinners must be booked ahead prior the arrival and are offered from Monday to Friday, menues can be discussed upon arrival. A dinner prepared by the cook (who lays the table) with first course (pasta dish), second course and a dessert. The fee is not inclusive of wine and water.
    • First shopping: EUR 150 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: 2 kg of bread, butter, jam, honey, eggs, milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, fruit of the season, 2 kg pasta (noodles), tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, 1 litre extra vergin olive oil, mineral water, beer, red wine, dishwasher detergent.

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Availability only during the above mentioned dates
    • Pool opening dates: beginning May - end of September

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