|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Located in the courtyard, in front of the farmhouse, the building that once was the stable has been totally renovated and is partly used as service spaces, while the main part has been transformed into a small and characteristic house. Entirely built with stone, terracotta and exposed wooden beams, this apartment is composed by a living/dining room with kitchen corner, 1 room with a double bed (160x190 cm), bathroom with shower box. Outside it has a covered terrace and a private space in the garden, equipped with table, chairs and sun chairs. The furniture is comfortable. All the windows are protected with screens (mosquito nets). Independent heating and air conditioning. Wi-Fi. The kitchen is provided with a 4 ring stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, fridge with freezer.
Please be advised that heating and air conditioning are included in the rental price up to a consumption of 2 kwh per day. Over this amount, if used, they are to be paid according to the consumption.
Nestled in the hills that extend from the Chianti towards the Arno river valley, on the border between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, lies Il Colombaio, a characteristic and charming old farmhouse surrounded by silvery-green olive groves.
The property is composed of three buildings: the farmhouse, the hayloft and the stable.
The farmhouse is partly inhabited by Andrea and Marina; it has an independent apartment on the ground floor, while the hayloft and the stable have been trasformed into two small houses. The buildings are surrounded by an olive grove and an extensive lawn where the swimming pool is located, in an isolated and panoramic position.
Il Colombaio offers you the chance to enjoy the everyday pleasures of life in Tuscany, the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and its authentic rhythms, as well as being the ideal starting point for exploring this region.
Whether you want to visit the popular sights in Tuscany, or to hike or bike amidst the hills of Chianti and the Crete Senesi, at the end of a busy day you can find the warm feeling of coming home and relax.
Each apartment is independent and has a private garden, equipped with table, chairs and sun chairs. Because your privacy is our priority, and we want you to feel right at your own home.
Il Colombaio is the ideal place for those who love ciclying: Andrea is an amateur cyclist, he knows all the routes in this part of Tuscany, and is always willing to provide help and suggestions and, on request, guided tours.
The famous vintage cycling event “L’Eroica” takes place in Gaiole in Chianti, just 12 km from here, the first weekend of October, during the traditional grape harvest.
About INTERNET - Please be advised that here, as well as in many Italian rural areas, the Internet connection may be slower than expected, and the data allowance is limited. This means that you can use Internet for browsing, e-mailing, voice calling, but you'll have to give up live streaming, up/downloading large files, online gaming and video calling. If these activities are your priority, we suggest you to search for an accommodation that ensures a reliable and unlimited connection (cities and towns are generally better served than rural locations).
Please understand that the quality of the internet connection does not depend on us: we share with our guests the same service that the Companies give us. As always happens, rural areas are left behind by technological advancements but, on the other hand, it is precisely this "slow time" that makes the Tuscan countryside so appealing as a holiday destination.
You can find more info on our web site: www.il-colombaio.it
We are a family of 3: Andrea, Marina and our daughter.
Marina purchased this barn in 2003
We think this is an ideal place to live. Cavriglia is surrounded by the most beautiful places in Tuscany: Chianti, Crete Senesi, the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, just to mention the closest ones; at the same time Cavriglia is an “authentic” village, because it is only lightly touched by the tourist routes.
Our property combines privacy and comfort, the typical atmosphere of the old Tuscan farmhouses and the quality of being at hand. We are always happy to welcome guests who choose to stay in our region and help them, if they want, get the most from their holiday. Many travelers don’t venture outside the major destinations. For this reason, they sometimes go back home thinking that Tuscany is a mostly touristy destination with lots of tourists everywhere. Quite to the contrary. If you are ready to venture off the beaten path and see more than what you find in guidebooks, you will go home with a completely different image of this amazing region, certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
An absolutely fabulous find! What would we do without Holiday Rentals? We had a lovely week enjoying the peaceful, beautiful location. Il Fienile is a great little place full of rustic charm: every thing we needed to relax. Thanks to Marina for being a great host. Will certainly recommend this to friends and look forward to returning (Kev and Dawn,UK).
While we have been to Italy before, this was our first visit to Tuscany. We felt as if we were at our own private villa: the combination of daily sunny skies, the wine and food, the many excursions and coming “home” to il Colombaio these past two weeks have made this our “best vacation ever”. You can be certain that we will return (Ralph and Maggie, Canada).
It would be difficult to imagine a better centre for exploring the beautiful Tuscan scenery. Add to that the charm of the house and Marina’s and Andrea’s welcome and you have an ideal holiday location. (Andrew and Carol, France).
THE RENTAL PRICE INCLUDES: hot and cold water, gas for cooking, electricity, bed and bath linens (changed weekly; bath linens are for indoor use only: the towels for the pool are provided on request), initial and final cleaning, heating and air conditioning up to an average consumption of 2 kWh per day.
NOT INCLUDED: tourist tax (1 Euro per person per night, for a maximun of 5 nights, excluding children under 12) to be paid in cash upon arrival.
EXTRAS: heating and air conditioning over 2 kWh per day (to be paid according to the consumption); use of the washing machine (available on request: 5 Euro each wash); extra person: 20 Euro/night.
ANY EXTRAS HAVE TO BE PAID ON SITE.
Refundable security deposit: 100 Euro.
One-time pet cleaning fee: 35 Euro.
My wife and I stayed here for four nights and it was exactly what we were looking for, and the property is as described. We stayed in the "La Loggia" unit. Marina, the owner, was very quick to respond to questions we had before arriving. The surroundings are beautiful, and the property is very well maintained, from the landscaping to the pool to the interior of the unit. The kitchen is perfect for preparing meals for two. The windows also have screens so you can enjoy the weather bug free, which we soon realized was not the norm in Italy!
The unit comes with a couple of maps and guides of restaurants and activities. The town of Cavriglia is a short drive to pick up food and the basics. You are also a short drive to the towns of Gaiole and Radda, which cater a bit more to tourists. We recommend renting bicycles in Gaiole, but a word of caution: there are no flat and easy routes in Tuscany! There are a ton of wineries and olive oil tastings in the area if that's what you're looking for. There is a nearby train hub in Montevarchi if you'd like to take the train anywhere. Great place if you want to just stay on the property and relax; great place if you want to use it as a comfortable jumping off point to travel around the entire area. Bonus points for the friendly orange cat that hung out on our window sill.
We stayed in La Loggia only for 3nigths and felt in home since we met Marina . Wonderful place , private backyard. Pool , small garden with roses . The view is magnificent , the house perfect fitted for 2 plus every day we had a visitors; a cats who checked if everything is ok with us , Marina is doing everything to make her guests feel comfortable
Only one minus is too short stop in Chiani . But it's fixable
Thank you Marina and your family for you hard work and all the best .
If we will come back to Chianti we now the place to stay .
Charmant petite balcon privé, cuisine bien équipé, chambre spacieuse, toilette/salle de bain moderne et propre. Tout a été parfait du début à la fin, nous avons rester 6 jours et nous avons beaucoup apprécié. Cavriglia est à quelques minutes avec tout les commodités. Gaiole, Radda et les autres villes charmantes du secteur sont à quelques minutes (15 à 20 min) en auto. je n'ai pas visité les 2 autres appartement offert, celui est privé et une belle vue extérieur. Je recommande l'endroit pour ceux qui désire la tranquillité.
My wife and I stayed at La Loggia for two nights at the end of a 3 week trip to southern Italy. This cottage is perfect for 2 people and had everything we needed. The porch was ideal for relaxing, drinking wine and enjoying the views. Marina was very helpful in providing information on where to rent bikes in Gaiole and we enjoyed our ride through the Tuscany countryside. I highly recommend this property.
La Loggia was a perfect property for us, central to many locations, very quiet and in a beautiful setting.
The house was a good size for 2 people with a well equipped kitchen for those that want to cook. The house was very well maintained.
There is a grocery store, several restaurants and a laundromat in Cavriglia, we ate at Osteria Dei Trenta and enjoyed our meal.
We visited Siena, Florence, Fiesole, San Gimignano and Volterra, and ate wonderful food everywhere.
the only disappointment was that the weather was too cold for us to be able to use the pool.
We would highly recommend this property.
After sifting through many of the properties on VRBO, we came across La Loggia and immediately new "this was the one". We were looking for a place that we could "call home" while visiting the Chianti Region of Tuscany. After a little hiccup upon arrival at the airport, we were on our way to Il Colombaio. Marina greeted us when we arrived and made us feel right at home, showing us all the features of La Loggia. A quick trip into town, a hot pizza and cold bottle of wine, we sat on the patio and just couldn't believe we were here. La Loggia is comfortable, well suited for a couple, and has all the amenities you need. It was immaculate and well appointed . . . we loved the shuttered windows with screens!! We took day trips to the surround cities, Grimoli, Rhadda, San Giamani and Panza and enjoyed the charming countryside. We ended our day with a trip to the CO-OP and made a lovely meal in the kitchen and spent the evening on the patio, enjoying the beautiful spring weather. Marina was very helpful in watching for our lost luggage and communicated with the airline to help them "find us." We would definitely return and have already recommended the property to friends. Ciao, until next time La Loggia!
Il Colombaio is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the historic heart of Tuscany, equally distant from the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo which are approximately 40 km away. The property lies on the side of the hill that descends from Montaio to Cavriglia; Montaio is an ancient hamlet, where you can enjoy the panorama of the entire valley. Although Il Colombaio is located in the open country, it is only 1,5 km far from Cavriglia, 20 minutes walking. In Cavriglia you find coffee bars, restaurants, food shops, laundromat, bank and chemist.
Both the towns of Montevarchi and San Giovanni Valdarno are only 8 km away: here are railway stations and every kind of shops, stores and services, including the open-air market every Thursday morning, in Montevarchi, and every Saturday morning in San Giovanni.
The easy access to the motorway A1/E 35 Milan-Florence-Rome (the Valdarno exit is only at 13 km) allows you to reach numerous interesting spots within a short time, both in Tuscany and Umbria, while few kilometers south of Cavriglia you enter the suggestive territory of the Crete Senesi.
The point of reference for all cycling enthusiasts is "Tuscany Bicycle" in Gaiole in Chianti, 12 km away, where you can rent both modern and vintage bicycles.