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Villa Fabbroni - Antique Tuscany Villa with pool in Chianti. - Padronale

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights




Padronale (180 m²) comprises a large living area dominated by a splendid antique fireplace. There are 5 bedrooms, (3 with private bathrooms), each uniquely decorated to reflect the villa's stately history, 4 bathrooms with shower, and a dining room. The kitchen, (equipped with oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine), is a charming blend of antique and modern, bathed in natural light. The aesthetics of the apartment include original terracotta tile floors, characteristic wood coffered ceilings and period furnishings. Padronale has its own private courtyard featuring a stone barbecue and garden furniture, an ideal spot for alfresco dining and relaxing in the sun.

About the property

Villa Fabbroni

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday in this historical villa in the heart of Chianti, only a few kilometres from Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. and closer still to a state of total peace and tranquillity.

At Villa Fabbroni you can select your preferred level of tranquillity on a daily basis. Enjoy leisurely activities such as reclining in the garden or by the pool with a glass of wine and a book, more energetic pursuits like exploring the surrounding woodlands with their tantalising promise of wildlife sightings, take excursions to legendary Chianti hill towns, colourful markets and restaurants, and of course discover the wealth of art that defines Florence and Tuscany.

Villa Fabbroni has remote origins dating back to ancient Rome. During the Middle Ages the estate, known as Panzalla Castle, came into the possession of the Buondelmonti family, and the house was transformed into one of their many family castles. In the first half of the 1800s the Fabbroni family renovated the villa in flamboyant nineteenth century style and made it their hunting lodge. King Vittorio Emanuele II was a frequent guest at the villa during the period when Florence was the capital of Italy. The land surrounding the castle was rich with game and fruitful vineyards, producing a wine very similar to Bordeaux.

Padronale is the principal apartment in the villa. It is composed of a large living area with a fireplace, 5 bedrooms (3 of which have private bathrooms), a dining room, a kitchen (equipped with oven, microwave, and dishwasher), and 4 bathrooms with shower. The aesthetics of this apartment include original terracotta tile floors, wood coffered ceilings, and antique furnishings. Fattoria (see 'available rentals' tab above), is the second very spacious apartment, which is slightly smaller than Padronale but equally charming and well-equipped.

Villa Fabbroni also contains a small number of more compact apartments. The Villa's hosts live on site and provide guests with support, along with additional services on request, such as breakfasts or evening meals. While the swimming pool, common areas and restaurant are shared amenities, the Villa Fabbroni estate offers plenty of private spaces and activity options so guests can choose to either socialise or remain secluded, according to their preference.

More Details

Property Manager
Stefano Arnetoli
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

Available Rentals

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The price include gas, electricity, heating, wifi, towels, linen and a weekly linen change


Greve in Chianti Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 doubles, 2 rooms with 3 beds, 2 children's beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Friday, Saturday and Sunday for dinner is open the restaurant with typical Tuscan meals and hand made pasta for a good price. Tuesday you can have the opportunity to have in your apartment (if you reserve) a very good pizza in baking-tin. We produce very good olive oil, red wine and honey. In May and in October, Sergio and Stefano teach typical Tuscan food and hand made pasta (ravioli, tagliatelle. lasagne, etc.)


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We loved our stay in the castle!

  • 5 of 5

The ccoking class, food, Stefano was beyond our expectations. He made us feel like it was our home. We miss him already!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deneen, we had a great time all togheter here at the Villa. I miss all of you too and hope to meet you again, maybe in FL. Take care. Big hugs Stefano
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Florence Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
San Polo in Chianti
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Figline Valdarno
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
San Polo in Chianti
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Car: necessary

GPS: N 43.68752 E 11.37565

Highway A1 Bologna-Firenze-Roma, exit FIRENZE SUD

After exiting the highway, stay right for “Statale 222” in the direction of Greve in Chianti-Grassina.

Once in Grassina, pass the main square and make a left in direction of San Polo in Chianti.

At San Polo in Chianti, turn left (at the corner of the post office) onto Via di Rubbiana. After 300 meters, the main road divides into 2 roads: take the one for Pieve di Rubbiana (NOT for Fattoria di Rubbiana). You will come upon a church, and the asphalt will become a dirt road. Continue straight for about 2000 meters until you find the red sign “ Villa Fabbroni”.

Go straight down the road with the 2 small columns, and after about 500 meters, you will find our property.


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