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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights




Fattoria, or "the farm" apartment (100 m²) comprises a generous living/dining room featuring the original fireplace which also functions as a barbecue in the Tuscan tradition, (frequently used, particularly at the Villa Fabbroni, to prepare the spoils of the hunt), a well equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, 3 double bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with shower. Original Florentine terracotta tile floors, wood coffered ceilings, and antique furnishings complement the inherent beauty of this apartment. Fattoria has its own private courtyard with garden furniture.

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

Available Rentals

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Greve in Chianti Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Fabbroni is a hidden gem for those wanting to get away from the crowds.

  • 5 of 5

A place of rustic beauty with a host who has all the qualities needed in a 5 star resort. What comes out of the kitchen is an amazing culinary masterpiece.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A spectacular vacation at Villa Fabbroni

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated birthday and retirement with the family and had just a wonderful time in La Loggia at Villa Fabbroni. A spectacular castello up in the mountains of Florence, the most wonderful hosts and owners Stefano and Sergio, splendid breakfast and dinners in the cellar restaurant from the 1700 century. The appartment La Loggia is perfect for 6 people. We were three couples and the unit provides 3 bedrooms with private bathrooms and a large living room with kitchen.

We had dinner there on weekends, drunk plenty of their home made Chianti wine and ate home made pizza on Tuesday. Sergio and Stefano even prepared a birthday dinner for my wife's birthday in the middle of the week.

The villa is centrally located and a great base to explore Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Pisa/Lucca in not more than one hour drive. Dont forget to take the back roads and visit the towns in Chianti, like Greve, Panzano, Volpaia, Vertine to name a few.

To summarize, the Villa Fabbroni exceeded all of our expectations and for sure we want to come back again.

Thanks Stefano and Sergio, you are just wonderful hosts and a pleasure to be with.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Walter and Barbara, as i told you are marvelous customers and we enjoy spent the time with you and family. Thanks also for sharing with us your birthday party, it was a beautiful night. We really hope to meet you again , at the meantime we wish to all of you all the best!!!! With love. Stefano.
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A peaceful escape from the silly season

  • 5 of 5

Our accommodation at Villa Fabbroni was charming and atmospheric, the distinctive furnishings evoking another era. Our hosts were also charming, and helpful. When we had a question about how to work something, Stefano was there in a flash and it was quickly resolved. The position is ideal. We drove to Florence, Lucca and Siena and also managed to squeeze in a few Tuscan hilltop towns. We prepared some meals in our apartment, but the lure of the cosy restaurant, with its vaulted ceilings and delicious aromas, was too strong. We ate there on weekend nights when it was open (exclusively for guests of the villa) and even had their take-away pizza another night. There’s also a terrific restaurant, La Posta, down in the village. The estate is bigger than I expected with quite a number of apartments tucked away in the grand old Castello. Our accommodation was very private, but it was nice to meet up with the small enclave of fellow travellers in the gardens and restaurant. All very convivial. Although the road is paved on the way out of the village, it does eventually become an unmade road, but it is still quite navigable and wasn’t a problem for us as we’re accustomed to country driving. Our early morning strolls through the still woodlands (glimpsing deer and families of wild boar which delighted our children) were pretty special. I’m sure the absence of cars, save for the occasional local heading off to work, helps maintain the seclusion and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa au cœur de la campagne toscane

  • 4 of 5

Très beau lieu . Grandes pièces confortables et joliment décorées. Accueil très chaleureux du propriétaire.

Mais isolé dans la colline . ( éviter de venir en Porsche car la fin du chemin est une piste !!) sans télé ( je n'ai réussi à recevoir qu'une seule chaîne italienne mais pas important) ni téléphone ( pas de réseau mais pas grave non plus ) . Un peu de réseau internet sur une petite partie d'une chambre ( suffisant pour passer des vacances tranquilles et reposantes !)

Bien situé pour se rendre à Florence ( 40 minutes environ de voiture) et de Sienne ( une heure ).

Je recommande ce bel endroit pour y venir à plusieurs entre amis et/ou en famille.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire Frederique. Je suis très désolé pour la télé, peut-être que vous n'avez pas comprè comment il fonctionne, je serais très heureux de vous expliquer le fonctionnement, y li a aussie du chaines francaise. Vous étiez d'excellente clientèle et très agréable et j'espère vraiment vous revoir. Merci.
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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.