The west exposure allows you to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan sunsets
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About Patrizia Anichini
I am a textile and interior designer , I have been working internationally for many years in home furnishing. All the textiles used to decorate the property have been designed and produced by me.
Patrizia Anichini purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2000
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Located just 10 miles from the centre of Florence,45 minutes from Siena, Lucca, and Arezzo it is the perfect location to visit all of Tuscany . Art tours to all major cities in Tuscany, visit to museums, churches ,castles, small villages , tours of the Chianti region, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and taste some of the most famous Chianti wines. In every season it is possible to find cultural and food/wine related festivals and events in many of the Tuscan towns and small villages. Aside from the local production of wine and oil the area is famous for terracotta and ceramic products, glass and leather. Also within a short drive are the well known designer outlets.
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Beautiful views and dreamy home
This countryside home was amazing. The views at sunrise and sunset were so beautiful over the Tuscan hills. The house is a 16th century farmhouse of which we had one apartment of it. It was very private and we never saw the other people. It was decorated in an eclectic, beautiful style. Patrizia, the owner, loves art and classics. She has hundreds of books everywhere. The beds were quite comfortable. The water pressure in the showers was strong. We were there in a hot spell and the house was warm but with fans and portable a/c units we were able to cool off. Patrizia welcomed us warmly and even provided nice snacks and drinks in the kitchen. It was very convenient: 10 min to grocery store, 30 min to Florence, 1 hour to Siena, 1 hour to Volterra (our favorite) and San Gimiagno.
For Americans: We loved it, but the a/c may not be quite enough for you if it is very warm outside. It is not what you may be used to at home. Had a couple of nights when I couldn't sleep well due to feeling warm. Finally put a fan right on me and that helped. Also the kitchen is tiny and has no oven. (It does have a microwave.) I did not feel inspired to cook there, but it was sufficient for a quick breakfast and snacks.
No complaints as the ambience and views blew everything else away! And of course, Patrizia's hospitality was the icing on the cake.
Breathtaking views and panoramas
What an amazing place! In the heart of Tuscany this property met all our needs. patrizia’s property is clean, comfortable and offers everything you could need. She goes out of her way to make you feel at home. The Village is quiet, with the only sounds you hear are the occasional tractor, car and rooster. She is very organized and has a binder full of suggestions. The restaurants are numerous. You must have a car to get around. Several wineries to choose from, and the drive to them is not to be missed. The rolling hills as you drive are picture perfect. The rooms are comfortable, nicely air conditioned, and very large. Amazing linens and robes at the ready. This is a place to go back to. The kitchen is on the small side, but functional, with an breathtaking patio with amazing views. Patrizia was in contact with us and will make dinner reservations, and has great advice on the best places to shop.
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I am so glad that you had a great time.
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Wonderful Tuscan getaway
Patrizia was a lovely host and made herself available to answer any questions we had as well as assist us with local dinner reservations and day trip recommendations. Her villa is lovely and felt like home. She had a beautiful fire waiting for us upon arrival and the villa was very clean , well equipped and stocked with fresh eggs from her chickens and other goodies. We will return and look forward to our next Tuscan visit!
it was lovely meeting all 3 of you and I am very glad that you had a good time.
I look forward to having you again at Le Scalette, i hope you will have a chance to visit again our beautiful Tuscany!
We had the most amazing time. There was plenty of space for our family of 7 to move around. It’s a perfect location to use as home base if you want to explore Italy. Patrizia was so very kind and welcoming. She helped us with anything we needed. The villa has the most amazing views. Sipping on wine at the outdoor dining table was the perfect way to end the day. The gardens at the villa are gorgeous as well. I highly recommend staying here. It is clean, cozy and beautiful. I felt like I was in a dream.
Perfect location and wonderful host!
Absolutely perfect home in a great location. Only 30 min to Florence and TONS of wineries in the Tuscany area! All the amenities you could ever ask for and the home itself is nothing short of spectacular! Just like in the movies...the views are AMAZING! An absolutely perfect place to unplug from the hustle and bustle, but be just a short drive to all of the attractions in the area. Could not have asked for a better place. Patrizia, the host, makes the stay complete! She will help you with ANYTHING you need, but is not intrusive. She has wonderful recommendations and is happy to have what you need in the house upon your arrival. Thank you for a wonderful three days, Patrizia! I wish we could have stayed longer, but we WILL be back soon!
Dear valerie and kyle
i am ho glad you had a nice short vacation and great memories !
Away from all the hustle and bustle
This home is tucked away up a very steep and in part dirt road so you can be sure of peace and quiet. A lovely place to be based in for tours around the countryside. The kitchen space is tiny but we soon learnt how to make it work. the bedrooms large and spacious and the outdoor area beautiful to sit in and enjoy the evenings.
A small country road will lead you to the property through vineyards and olive groves.
The village of San Vincenzo a Torri, just a mile away Has a small grocery and a bakery.
Pharmacy, bank, restaurant, and many other stores are in the near by village of Ginestra Fiorentina.
The Archaeological Museum of Ceramics in the town of Montelupo, for centuries the center of ceramic and terracotta is Considered one of the most important of Its kind.
The property has sprawling views of the countryside with charming medieval villages dotting the landscape. Hiking, riding, swimming and golf Within Reach.
The house is only about a 20 minute drive to Florence and less than an hour drive to Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo and the other well known Chianti towns and villages. Less than 2 hours from the Cinque Terre and one hour from the coast.
While away from it all the house is only a few miles from all major highways making it quick and easy to take day sightseeing trips all over Tuscany.