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:
- Tuscany cooking lessons.
- Cook available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Oil and wine produced by owner.
- Bicycles for hire.
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend a week in the Del Caccia apartment of the magnificent Castello di Colognole in May. The castle has been lovingly restored and has a beautiful central courtyard with doorways framing exquisite views. The lovely gardens, set up above the ancient exterior wall, are the perfect place to contemplate the rolling hills with their olive trees and vineyards. There are flowers everywhere, and the owners have a large organic vegetable garden as well.
Our apartment was very comfortable, attractive and immaculately clean. The kitchen was petite but very efficiently organized; we cooked several meals there. We had friends join us for the last few days of our stay, and they found the second bedroom very comfortable. Il Colognole is not a place for those seeking glitziness or the lap of luxury; it is for those who appreciate ancient, well-restored architecture, a warm welcome,a peaceful location and who don't mind a steep gravel road that is a bit of an adventure at first! We quickly got used to it, however.
The gracious owners are on site and could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We have traveled in Tuscany several times, and this was our favorite place we have stayed in that region.
Very pleasant stay. Comfortable, nice size bedroom. Good bathroom.
Hostess very cheering. We able to use small garden.
They prepaid a very good quality dinner.
It was highlight of our vacation
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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1 night minimum stay
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|Refundable damage deposit||€100|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.