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Il Castagno: Il Laghetto

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment for 4 (+2) people on two levels composed by two double or twin bedrooms, each one with bathrooms. Large living room with double sofa bed and sat TV, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Outside eating area.


The position of Il Castagno offers a splendid opportunity to reap the most beautiful fruits of art and Tuscan civilisation. The property also lies within the territory which is due to become the 'Parco Minerario e Termale' of Gambassi and Montaione.


The historical events of 'Il Castagno' are part of the great history of an area that has felt the influence of the bordering possessions of Florence, Pisa and Siena. In ancient times it was certainly a 'passage way': for the Etruscans to the town of Volterra, for the Romans there was the Via Clodia from Siena to Lucca and in tha middle ages travellers like the archbishop Sigerico of Canterbury, who recalls the Church of Santa Maria in Chianni at Gambassi in the book of his travels in Italy before the year 1000, took the Via Francigena.

'Il Castagno' was recorded as early as 970 as bolonging to the Bishop of Volterra. It was badly damaged and sacked by Piccinnino's troops in 1430 and by the Sienise army which spent the night there on 13 June 1554. The Villa was built around 1600 by the Senatoria dei Rinuccini family, both as their own country home and to administer the other properties they had acquired in the area.

In around 1815 it was inherited by the Marchesi Capponi of Florence.

The Grand Duke of Tuscany visited the house on several occasions.

In 1834 it passed to Marchese Attilio Incontri as part of the dowry brought by his wife, Donna Ortensi, daughter of Marchese Gino Capponi.

The original property extended for thousands of hectares from the river Era to the river Elsa.

Through the centuries 'Il Castagno' became an example for many other farms, but this did not save it from being divided up to what it is today.

In 1998 the Bottai family, well known constructors from San Romano Val d'Arno, acquired 'Il Castagno'.

More Details

Property Manager
Paola & Maria Teresa
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017


Gambassi Terme Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Certaldo Distance: 17 km Journey time: 20 minutes Beautiful hamlet of Etruscan-Roman origins in the centre of Valdelsa, where was born Giovanni Boccaccio, Decamerone`s author, one of the most important Italian masterpieces. The upper part of the town is beautiful, you can reach it by a cable railway from which is possible to admire the originale medieval urban fabric. Every year in July, takes place Mercantia and the streets fill up with artists that make the atmosphere unique. Volterra Distance: 27 km Journey time: 35 minutes Etruscan hamlet well-known all over the world for the Alabastro production. In addition to many artistic works of Roman and medieval origins, the town offers a breathtaking view on the underlying valleys. Siena Distance: 54 km Journey time: 1h Beautiful medieval city that extends on 3 different hills, famous for its innumerable artworks and for the Palio. Its old centre, declared World Heritage by Unesco, offers many places to visit among which the Roman


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely visit to Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay. The facility was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrea, thanks a lot for your visit. Has been a pleasure to meet you and had you all here. Good luck. Paola & Teresa
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tres sympa

  • 5 of 5

le site est très agréable, calme et vue magnifique sur la campagne toscane avec les cerfs et les biches qui se laissent approcher par les enfants. Ils ont adoré!

la piscine est grande et très agréable. Le gite est bien équipe sauf machine a laver qui manque

Accueil super

bien situé, Florence, Sienne et Lucca facilement accessibles

San Giminianno très sympa pour aller faire un tour le soir

Restaurant a proximité avec une cuisine locale et accueil chaleureux

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre review! Vos mots nous aident à faire notre travail avec passion et amour. Je vous remercie pour votre gentillesse et j'espère de pouvoiur vous accueillir nouvellement dans le future. Avec mes salutations les plus cordiales, Teresa et Paola
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florence and Pisa
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Il Castagno
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Il Castagno
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Marina di Pisa
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.24 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.
Tax Rate 10.0%

Any sofa-bed or third bed cost € 15 x person x day. To pay on site
Deposit of € 200 on arrival by credit card Visa or Mastercard

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.