This beautiful property belongs to the Campalli estate, a huge farm of 750 acres that produces Chianti Classico wine, and includes the Castle of Campalli.The 360° view from each point on the estate ranges over endless rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. On a clear day it is possible to see even the towers of San Gimignano in the distance. La Corte di Campalli is an impressive stone-built farmhouse that dates back to the 16th century. It takes its name from the striking internal courtyard around which it was built. The property was totally restored in 2002 by its discerning owners, who used authentic traditional materials of the area and equipped it with all modern facilities. The interiors are particularly airy and spacious, with doors both to the courtyard and to the garden. Guided tours of the estate and the castle, including Tuscan wine tasting, can also be arranged. Past clients particularly appreciated the visit of the wine cellars guided by the owners, and the experience is even more enjoyable in September, a beautiful month for visiting this part of Tuscany, when the guests can assist and participate to the wine harvest. Although in a secluded and quiet location, it is only 7 km away from a highway exit and therefore is also an ideal base for trips to the Chianti area and main Tuscan towns.
Ground Floor: Entrance through a big arcade; huge sitting room with arches opening both to the courtyard and the garden; large kitchen/dining room; TV room (with satellite TV); twin bedroom; bathroom with shower only. In the courtyard, room with bread oven; laundry room. First Floor: Master suite bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only); twin bedroom. Twin bedroom; bathroom; master bedroom with bathroom en-suite (shower only); sitting room with fireplace and piano opening to a patio with table tennis. In a separate wing, master bedroom with sitting area and en-suite bathroom (shower only), accessible from the ground floor by an independent staircase.
Besides the incredible spaces, bedrooms, antiques and the perfect pool, what you really have to understand is that this Villa is dead center to anything you would want to do in Southern Tuscany. I defy anyone to find something worth going to that is more than 20km away, hop in the car and boom you are at any vineyard, any historic town, Siena, Brunello, you name it! Worth mentioning is that the owners are very kind and accommodating. Bring another family, this villa is huge. You cannot go wrong at this Villa!
I stayed at il Baffo for 2 weeks at the end of September. It's a lovely farmhouse located in the northern part of Tuscany, in a region called "Lunigiana", not far from the cities I wanted to visit (Lucca, Pisa, Florence) and only 1h20 mins from the Cinque Terre and the Versilia Coast. The property is fantastic with a nice free form pool and a spacious external dining area where we used to have meals. The manager is fantastic, helpful and very professional. I will definitely return!