Appartamenti Il Castagno is a family-run holiday houses rentals in the central part of Tuscany near Florence on one of the most beautiful hills of Chianti in the quiet and beautiful village of Poggio alla Croce (a few km from Greve in Chianti) . The apartments are located in an ideal place for a holiday in the quiet of the Tuscan countryside , close to all major tourist and cultural place of interest such as Chianti, rich in charming rural views and gourmet products of excellent quality and the art cities like Florence , Arezzo , Siena, San Gimignano , Volterra, Pisa and Lucca are within a short drive (8 km from the highway A1 - Incisa Reggello , by bus or by train (8 km from the railway station of Figline Valdarno). Poggio alla Croce is the ideal place for those seeking an accomodation close to places of tourist and cultural interest like Florence and Siena but also for lovers of trekking in Chianti because it is a strategic starting point for excursions and walks along trails signed by the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) with between woods and vineyards where you will enjoy breathtaking views of our Tuscany region. In the middle of this natural paradise next to a forest of chestnuts Danilo Becattini the owner, sympathetic Tuscan chef and lover of the countryside and typical gastronomic products of Tuscan cuisine has create an holiday homes complex called Il Castagno which consists of four beautiful apartments restructured maintaining the typical Tuscan style for 2 to 6 people with two bedrooms, living room with kitchen, bathroom, terrace with a panoramic view especially at sunset, on vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti and Florence.
Becattini family will always be available in helping to meet everything you need: Tuscany cooking classes: you can spend a couple of hours of fun with the Tuscany cooking class held in our friendly kitchen, getting to know the secrets and the most genuine ingredients but also to prepare some of the most traditional dishes of Tuscan cuisine like traditional fresh made pasta, Pizza, Florentine T-Bone steak, the Ribollita, the Panzanella, the Peposo with Chianti classico wine, the Fried chicken and rabbit.
- Preparing Tuscan tipical recipes(2 hours)
- Recipes of the dishes
- Diploma of the Tuscany Cooking Class
- Enogastronomic gift to remeber you Chianti holiday
- You will have a lunch or dinner where you will eat the dishes prepared by your hands with a good “Chianti Classico wine” and “Vinsanto with Cantuccini”.
(Euro 50 per person)
Il Leccio (4+1 persons, 70 mq)
Ground floor apartment with an independent entrance and a garden equipped with private tables, chairs, barbeque to relax or eat “open-air” (outdoors)
Large kitchen that is also a dining/living-room with a convertible sofa bed, TV and it's equipped with all you need to cook, as well as an oven, a 4-rings-stove, fridge, freezer, moka-machine (Italian Coffee-Maker), toaster, American-Coffee-Maker and kettle. Two double-bedded rooms with panoramic terrace, 1 bathroom (WC, basin, bidet, shower), lumber room with washing machine and clotheslines. Iron linen and towels are included. Private parking space. Independent heating.
Enjoy sunbathing or reading in the silence of our large garden or our open terrace on Florence.
Barbecue available in the garden for the use of all the apartments.
You can use our free wi-fi internet connection with your personal computer in your own apartment.
Danilo and all members of Becattini's family, the owners, will be delighted to assist you during your stay for any needs (organizing wine tours, museum reservations, transfer services , car rental and mountain biking, advice on touristic informations) but at the same time respecting your privacy. Appartamenti Il Castagno is the best choice if you ask for a relaxing holiday far from the noise but still near the most important Tuscan tourist destinations.