|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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 cook lover of the countryside and typical gastronomic products Tuscan cuisine such as Chianti Classico wine , the extra virgin olive oil, Vin Santo, 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, organizing Chianti classico wine tours, museum reservations, transfer services , car rental and mountain biking, advice on touristic informations.
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, 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.
I am a person who loves his family and Tuscan cuisine. I love nature and cultivate my land because of which produce a wide range of vegetables and extra virgin olive oil.
Danilo Becattini purchased this apartment in 2007
I rent my property because I want to share the culture and traditions of our Tuscany with our cooking classes and at the same time meet people from all over the world.
Peace, relaxation, warmth, fun in the kitchen
"Our stay in this house in April 2013 was very nice. The house is beautiful, freshly renovated, it has a fully equipped kitchen and spacious rooms. The bathroom is large with a washing machine. From the apartment you have a beautiful landscape to Florence and otherside to valley of Arno. The little village is close to Florence and Greve in Chianti, it''s a good base for excursion in the countryside. Good starting point for exploring Chianti by car, not really suitable without car.
The owner-family is very friendly and helpful, you feel as a very welcome guest.
On the ground-floor the owners have a very fine restaurant. Don’t miss to visit and let spoil yourself with the excellent Italian cooking. From there you have a amazing sight to the lights of Florence.
We have enjoyed our staying very much and we would like to thank you for your kind hospitality.
"It was an amazing week in Tuscany in the heart of Chianti region. The place is beutiful, it is close to Firenze and Siena. Owners are very friendly and helpful (they will advice you what to visit, you will get maps and a welcome wine of the house production :-). There were no problems with anything. A bit of Italian language is required though to communicate, but this is also not a problem. If you want to spend time in Tuscany come to Poggio alla Croce and you won't be dissapointed."
"Appartement conforme à la description. Spacieux, en excellent état et propre. Très bonne literie. Accueil chaleureux de la famille Becattini. L''accès à Florence par le train depuis la gare de Figline toute proche est un vrai plus. Environnement très calme."
"Accueil très sympathique et souriant de la famille au complet. L''appartement est bien situé (proche de Florence, Sienne, en plein cœur du Chianti et de ses charmants villages).
Super confortable et bien équipé.
Dommage que le restaurant était fermé. Le soir où nous avons pu manger sur place, c''était excellent ! Les enfants ont beaucoup apprécié de participer au service et à la cuisine."
Trés bon accueil de la famille B., trés disponible et d'une grande gentillesse,Danilo et sa famille sont de trés bon cuisinier qui vous régalent de spécialités florentaise typique et trés bonne.
L'appartement est fonctionnel avec une trés belle vue sur Florence et une position idéale pour visiter la route du chianti et toutes ces caves et villages de toscane.
Nous attendions notre séjour en Toscane depuis 2 ans et, grâce en grande partie à la famille Becattini, nous avons effectué un excellent séjour .
Poggio alle croce est un tout petit village en hauteur paisible et reposant. La vue de la terrasse est très belle, au coucher du soleil c'est époustouflant. Le village est proche de Florence et c'est un plaisir de revenir sur Poggio alle croce après la foule et les touristes de Florence.
L'appartement est agréable, très propre et fonctionnel. la literie est impeccable , ce qui n'est pas toujours le cas dans les locations.
Nous avons quitté la famille Becattini avec regrets. Tous les membres sont très gentils, accueillants et avenants.
Un gros coup de cœur aussi pour les restaurant !!! Nous nous sommes régalés !! très bon ! et même nos enfants ont apprécié ! Le café est excellent !
Nous recommandons vivement cette location et espérons vraiment y retourner.
From South/North – A1 Motorway (Autostrada del Sole Roma/Milano), take Exit “INCISA VALDARNO”, once passed the toll follow direction Figline Valdarno for about 4 km. Before entering the village of Figline Valdarno turn right direction Poggio alla Croce – S. Polo in Chianti and after about 7 km. you reach the hamlet of Poggio alla Croce. We are in front of the Church.
From Florence (no Motorway) – At the A1 Motorway “FIRENZE SUD” Exit follow directions to Grassina .Once there, after the square, turn left to S. Polo in Chianti, pass this village and go ahead for about 12 km to Poggio alla Croce. We are in front of the Church.
Restaurant of typical tuscan cuisine:
hand-made Porcini mushrooms filled ravioli and the Pappardelle with wild boar ragout. What make our restaurant so wellknown are also our mixed grilled and roast-meats, together with the Florentine T-Bone steak cooked in the wood-burning oven, the wild boar and game dishes. Not to forget our famous 'fritto' (mixed fried food) made, as our grandmothers used to do, in the old black frying-pan.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in locorietario
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.