Rosita Ricci

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Rosita Ricci

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QUARATESI

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Three charming holiday apartments in an authentic 12th C. Castle

Three charming apartments in an authentic castle dating back to 12th C. in the typical green hills of Chianti Classico. The castle has undergone various restorations over the centuries which have highlighted its architectural features giving it a particular charm and giving its structure an aura of olden times. The castle itself is very picturesque, built in stone in a square hill overlooking Greve in Chianti. It has a peaceful and a dominating position in front of Montefioralle Castle. From the garden and the windows you have a magnificent, panoramic view of rolling Chianti hills, olive groves and vineyards. The apartments have use of a large lovely private garden (450 m²). The Colognole Castle is ideally located for short day trips to all of the sights of Tuscany. Florence is an hour away by car or reliable, comfortable bus service, the recommended way to visit the great city. Siena is about 1 hour and half by car.

The castle: The Colognole Castle has undergone several restorations over the centuries which have highlighted its architectural features giving it a particular charm and giving its structure an aura of olden times. The castle itself is very picturesque, built in stone in a square surrounding on a hill overlooking Greve in Chianti. It has a peaceful and a dominating position in front of Montefioralle Castle.

The garden: From the garden and the windows you have a panoramic view over the surrounding green hills with olive trees and vineyards. The owners spent long time to choose particular type of plants from three generations. In early June, the wild jasmine and herbs in bloom, adding another magical touch.

General amenities: On request: to be agreed when booking and to be paid directly on the spot:

- Housekeeping.

- Tuscany cooking lessons.

- Cook available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

- Oil and wine produced by owner.

- Bicycles for hire.

More Details

Details for Quaratesi 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

The Quaratesi apartment is on the second and third floors. On the second floor are two bedrooms, two modern baths with showers, as well as the kitchen and a large dining room with a fireplace. The third floor contains a third bedroom and a very large living room with a second fireplace. Architectural features include an entrance hallway with a vaulted ceiling and a private courtyard with a typical Tuscan loggia. The apartment has access to the lovely garden through the courtyard and another room.
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Rosita Ricci

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks italian, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Quaratesi
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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Quaratesi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p91766
+0039 335 317689
Greve Chianti
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
We've had a lovely and peaceful stay at Casttelo Di Cologne, we will 3 couple in Tuscany for a long weekend in May 2014.
The Castel is beautiful, rooms are comfortable and clean, the kitchen was sufficiently equipment and the garden is absolutely lovely.

Great value for money and great stay.

Thanks Rossita for the wonderful hospitality.

Tal
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tal, thank you for your nice review about your stay at the Colognole Castle. We enjoyed meeting you and all the members of your group. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again at the Colognole Castle in Greve in Chianti.
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Quaratesi
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+0039 335 317689
Greve Chianti
5

A WONDERFUL RETREAT OVERLOOKING THE HILLS OF GREVE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 5 nights at Castello Di Colognole and loved every minute of our time there! As we drove up the very steep gravelly road to the castle, we weren't sure that we were going in the right direction, but we kept our sights on the castle at the top of the hill in the distance. The directions that Rosita Ricci sent to us were very helpful. As we arrived at the front gate, Rosita came out to greet us and direct us to the Bacco apartment. There were four of us (two couples), and we were quite surprised at how spacious the apartment was. The kitchen was modern and the bathrooms were updated, but the rest of the apartment was rustic, staying true to its origins and decorated with antiques in a very Tuscan style. It was the perfect atmosphere.

Since it was a little cool when we arrived, Rosita started a roaring fire in the fireplace for us, and her sister, Rita, was preparing a typical Tuscan dinner for us, which was delicious. There were fresh roses on the table for us, and we sat down to Rita's wonderful dinner in front of the fire. What a fantastic welcome!

We spent the days visiting some of the hill towns in the area - Radda, Siena, San Gimiagnano, and of course, Greve, where the castle was situated. There was a very convenient grocery store in Greve, which we frequented often.

Rosita spoke English very well, so she was very helpful. Both Rita and Rosita were very friendly, and their 3 dogs, Gemma, Cuba and Bacco, were, too. The only glitch we had was when we ran both the dishwasher and the washing machine at the same time, which caused the electricity to go off. Rita came to our rescue, though, and all was well.

We would recommend Castello Di Colognole to anyone who wants to enjoy the rustic charms of staying in a 12th century castle and to enjoy the beautiful views of the countryside of Chianti. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and hope to go back again some day.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaratesi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p91766
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Greve Chianti
5

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING ACCOMODATIONS, BREATHTAKING VIEWS, AMAZING HOSPITALITY

  • 5 of 5
My wife, two daughters and I booked the Bacco apartment as part of our visit to France and Italy this past spring. Our trip was quite busy starting in Northern France, some time in Southern France and then on to Italy for the final leg of our journey. We only had a couple of nights at the Castello but it was the best 2 nights of our trip. I dont know where to start. Every aspect of our stay was specatacular right from when Rosita greeted us at the Catello gate when we first arrived to when we said "ciao" to continue our journey. I had made arrangements for Rita to prepare dinner for us shortly after we arrived the first night. This was a total surprise for my wife and kids! I had read about a roast chicken dinner in one of the reviews so requested this and it was amazing. Rita prepared everything fresh including the salad right from her garden, the fresh pasta for our 2nd course and the roast chicken/potatoes which did not disappoint. This along with a bottle of their own wine served with dinner next to a 12th century fireplace was incredible. The Bacco apartment was very spacious for the four of us, everything was spotless clean and the ammenities worked very well especially the wireless internet much to the pleasure of my 2 daughters (17 and 20). Rosita and Rita are two amazing ladies and we felt like part of their family right from the start. I cant say enough about this place and we hope to return to the Toscana area someday and Castello Di Colognole will be our primary destination for a much longer period of time. It is located right in the heart of the Chianti wine/olive orchard area and we visited a few of the local vineyards while we were there. Also the town to Greve is just down the hill and its town square has many, many quaint shops and restaurants to enjoy which we did. If you want to really kick back, enjoy the sights and countryside of Tuscany and meet some truly remarkable people then this is the place for you.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests,

it has been such a great pleasure for us to meeting people like you. Since the first sight, it seemed that we already know each other and that we met again after a long time. You stayed at the Colognole Castle only two nights but everytime we had the opportunity to spend time with you, it was always lovely. Thanks for having chosen our property for your vacation in Tuscany. We hope to meeting you again. All the best to all of you.
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Quaratesi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p91766
+0039 335 317689
Greve Chianti
Beverly, MA
5

TRULY WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
Our too short 1-week stay generated a lifetime of memories, from the graciousness of the hosts, to the authenticity of the apartments, to views from gardens, to the secluded walks around the vineyards, to the convenient access to all that Tuscany has to offer -- I simply can't imagine a more wonderful trip. And particular thanks to Rosita and Rita; your hospitality and help will stay with us forever.

This trip encompassed my wife's family extended family - mother, siblings, and nieces and nephews (ranging in ages from 15 to 8). We rented three apartments. Each met Rosita's and Rita's goal of maintaining the historical authenticity of the castle while offering modern amenities.

Yes, the descriptions and photos posted here are accurate but cannot possibly capture the breathtaking beauty (in its entirety) surrounding one as take in the grounds. Sitting out in the garden in the evening, overlooking the vineyards across to Montefioralle, while hearing the river running below - it is beyond description.

The location is just wonderful. The castle itself is quite secluded, standing apart from the main village and offering quiet walks around the vineyards. Yet, Greve (see below) is just 5 minutes away and is location that provides convenient access to Florence in the north, Siena in the South, and Volterra (and other hilltop villages) to the West. In short, a perfect location to serve as a base from which to explore Chianti, in particular, and Tuscany, in general.

Greve is an understated village just 5 minutes from the castle. It offers all the amenities travellers could want - lovely restaurants, shops, cafes, a full service market. But since it is not a destination spot per se, its not overrun with folks and, thus, a lovely spot to go for a quite espresso in the morning or meal for those nights when one doesn't want to travel far. Complete with a lovely piazza 5 minutes from the castle, grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, and so much more--everything you could possibly need.

I, too, would also recommend having a delicious & authentic dinner prepared by Rosita's sister, Rita, who uses fresh ingredients from her garden. (If we hadn't been travelling with family, we would have opted for a cooking class for just us and the kids with Rita. For those who like to cook, please try get a glimpse of Rita's kitchen. It truly reflects her passion and joy of working with food!)

Rita and Rosita - thank you both so much. We hope to see you again!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quaratesi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p91766
+0039 335 317689
Greve Chianti
Maynard, Massachusetts, USA
5

UNFORGETTABLE STAY AT CASTELLO DI COLOGNOLE

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to Greve and stay at Castello di Colognole was a trip of a lifetime. From the moment we arrived at the castle and were greeted by our most kind & gracious host, Rosita, we knew that we were someplace special. The descriptions and photos posted here are accurate but cannot possibly capture the breathtaking beauty (in its entirety) surrounding us.
The castle itself is incredible; well taken care of, clean, maintaining much of its 12th century charm. My family & I--five of us--stayed in the Quartesi, a comfortable and spacious apartment.
Since this was a trip with extended family, we used all three apartments and deemed them all quite wonderful. It was so nice, after a long day traveling, to come back to our respective apartments, have time with our own familes, then meet up later for apertivi and dinner. A favorite spot to do this was in the garden with breathtaking views of the rolling green vineyards & olive groves of Chianti.
The town of Greve is lovely. Complete with a beautiful piazza 5 minutes from the castle, grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, and so much more--everything you could possibly need.
Centrally located, we made trips from Greve to the beautiful medieval towns of Montefioralle, Voltera, San Gimignano, and beautiful Siena. It was easy to catch a bus to Florence right in town for the day.

I would recommend this property without a moment's hesitation. I would also recommend having a delicious & authentic dinner prepared by Rosita's sister, Rita, who uses fresh ingredients from her garden and creates some of the most delicious dishes I have ever eaten. I only hope that we will one day be able to go back to this wonderful place!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Quaratesi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p91766
+0039 335 317689
Greve Chianti
5

ENCHANTING CASTLE

  • 5 of 5
We could not have hoped for more hospitable and charming hosts. Rosita was incredibly accommodating and even appeared to buy a new iron for us when we asked if an iron would be available. Rosita's sister, Rita, was also very warm and welcoming, not to mention a fabulous cook. We would highly recommend having the home-cooked Tuscan meal, which was not only delicious but a great value. Rita, who could often be found tending to her garden, featured many of the fruits and vegetables from that garden in the meal that she cooked for us. The pictures of the apartment were very accurate and the apartment was clean and well-maintained. No pictures, however, could do justice to the stunning views from the garden. There are also nice paths in the woods nearby that are ideal for a walk or run. We highly recommend dinner at La Castellana in nearby Montefioralle as well as Il Malborghetto in Lecchi. The castle is in a great location that is well-suited for exploring the region and taking day trips to Florence and Siena. We even managed to do a day trip to Rome by taking the high speed train in Florence. The apartment is in on 3 levels but we did not find the stairs to be a problem. We enjoyed our stay very much. You will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Leghorn
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Firenze - Certosa
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Colognole Castle is ideally located for short day trips to all of the sights of Tuscany. Florence is an hour away by car or reliable, comfortable bus service, the recommended way to visit that great city. Siena is about 1.30 h away by car to the south as is San Gimignano with its dramatic towers to the west. Colognole is perfectly located for day trips to Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, Volterra, Perugia, Assisi and other Tuscan sites. There are many other lesser-know but equally charming Tuscan hill towns close by like Radda in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti , Castellina in Chianti, Volpaia.

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Feb 9 - Apr 17
3 nights
€100
€650
€2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

ADULT GUEST €1.50
Notes A 30% deposit is required when the reservation is confirmed by us. The deposit should be made by wire transfer. In case of cancellation made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the deposit will be returned. The deposit is forfeited when the cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to arrival date.
Final payment is due 30 days before arrival by wire transfer or by PayPal.
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Amenities

Greve Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Beverly - 1 queen
    Lina - 1 queen
    Attico - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • EQUIPMENTS FOR CHILDREN, LIKE COT, HIGH CHAIR, ETC. ARE AVAILABLE
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
The owner, Rita, who is a very good cook, is available to give Tuscan cook lessons or to prepare lunch/dinner on request.
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