Greve Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and large garden
Appartamenti Il Castagno is a family-run holiday houses rentals in the central part of Tuscany near Florence on one of the most beautiful hills of Chianti in the quiet and beautiful village of Poggio alla Croce (a few km from Greve in Chianti) . The apartments are located in an ideal place for a holiday in the quiet of the Tuscan countryside , close to all major tourist and cultural place of interest such as Chianti, rich in charming rural views and gourmet products of excellent quality and the art cities like Florence , Arezzo , Siena, San Gimignano , Volterra, Pisa and Lucca are within a short drive (8 km from the highway A1 - Incisa Reggello , by bus or by train (8 km from the railway station of Figline Valdarno). Poggio alla Croce is the ideal place for those seeking an accomodation close to places of tourist and cultural interest like Florence and Siena but also for lovers of trekking in Chianti because it is a strategic starting point for excursions and walks along trails signed by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) with between woods and vineyards where you will enjoy breathtaking views of our Tuscany region. In the middle of this natural paradise next to a forest of chestnuts Danilo Becattini the owner, sympathetic cook lover of the countryside and typical gastronomic products Tuscan cuisine such as Chianti Classico wine , the extra virgin olive oil, Vin Santo, has create an holiday homes complex called Il Castagno which consists of four beautiful apartments restructured maintaining the typical Tuscan style for 2 to 6 people with two bedrooms, living room with kitchen, bathroom, terrace with a panoramic view especially at sunset, on vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti and Florence. Becattini family will always be available in helping to meet everything you need: Tuscany cooking classes, organizing wine tours, museum reservations, transfer services , car rental and mountain biking, advice on touristic informations.
Il Leccio (4+1 persons, 70 mq)
Ground floor apartment with an independent entrance and a garden equipped with private tables, chairs, barbeque to relax or eat “open-air” (outdoors)
Large kitchen that is also a dining/living-room with a convertible sofa bed, TV and it's equipped with all you need to cook, as well as an oven, a 4-rings-stove, fridge, freezer, moka-machine (Italian Coffee-Maker), toaster, American-Coffee-Maker and kettle. Two double-bedded rooms with panoramic terrace, 1 bathroom (WC, basin, bidet, shower), lumber room with washing machine and clotheslines. Iron linen and towels are included. Private parking space. Independent heating.
Enjoy sunbathing or reading in the silence of our large garden or our open terrace on Florence.
Barbecue available in the garden for the use of all the apartments.
You can use our free wi-fi internet connection with your personal computer in your own apartment.
Danilo and all members of Becattini's family, the owners, will be delighted to assist you during your stay for any needs, but at the same time respecting your privacy. Appartamenti Il Castagno is the best choice if you ask for a relaxing holiday far from the noise but still near the most important Tuscan tourist destinations.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Lorenzo Becattini
I am a chef of Tuscan cuisine and lover of the countryside and the typical products of our land like Chianti Classico wine, extra virgin olive oil and Vin Santo of our production.
Lorenzo Becattini purchased this apartment in 2007
Why Lorenzo Becattini chose Greve
'Appartamenti Il Castagno' is situated in the suggestive hamlet of Poggio alla Croce (Greve in Chianti), in the heart of the Tuscan countryside in Chianti (between Firenze, Arezzo and Siena). The small village offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding Tuscan vineyards, olive groves and chestnut forests. It’s the ideal spot for those who wish a relaxing vacation immersed in the beauty of Chianti nature.
We also have a restaurant where you can taste many traditional Tuscan food. Specialties that can be tasted have been handed down from the traditional cuisine of Tuscany: as antipasto (starter) of sbriciolona, ham, home made pasta or Florentine T-Bone steak cooked in the wood-burning oven. We offer group or single cooking lessons to learn with my father Danilo how to make home made pasta, pizza or desserts.
At Poggio alla Croce you can have a wonderful wine tasting experience at the winery 'Tenuta La Novella'.
What makes this apartment unique
From there you can easily reach (it's better by car) all the main Tuscan cities, worldwide known for their cultural and artistic treasures, such as Florence (18 km) where I suggest to you to go by the nearest train station of Figline Valdarno (7 km) in which every 30 minutes starts a train that arrives in Florence in 25 minutes buying a ticket that costs 10 euro for each person (round-trip ticket). There is also possibility to go to Florence by taking the bus 'SITA' from Poggio alla Croce at 07:10 and arrive at 08:10 and return starting at 18:30 from Florence and arrive at Poggio alla Croce at 19:30. We are near also to Arezzo (45 minutes by car), Siena (1 hour), Pisa (1 hour) San Gimignano (1 hour) and Lucca (1.5 hour).For practical things in a few minutes you can easily reach the villages of S. Polo in Chianti (4 km) where shopping centers, banks, post yoffices and newspaper kiosks are available. Guest can sunbathe or read a book in the gentle silence of our huge garden.