Three charming apartments in an authentic castle dating back to 12th C. in the typical green hills of Chianti Classico. The castle has undergone various restorations over the centuries which have highlighted its architectural features giving it a particular charm and giving its structure an aura of olden times. The castle itself is very picturesque, built in stone in a square hill overlooking Greve in Chianti. It has a peaceful and a dominating position in front of Montefioralle Castle. From the garden and the windows you have a magnificent, panoramic view of rolling Chianti hills, olive groves and vineyards. The apartments have use of a large lovely private garden (450 m²). The Colognole Castle is ideally located for short day trips to all of the sights of Tuscany. Florence is an hour away by car or reliable, comfortable bus service, the recommended way to visit the great city. Siena is about 1 hour and half by car.
The castle: The Colognole Castle has undergone several restorations over the centuries which have highlighted its architectural features giving it a particular charm and giving its structure an aura of olden times. The castle itself is very picturesque, built in stone in a square surrounding on a hill overlooking Greve in Chianti. It has a peaceful and a dominating position in front of Montefioralle Castle.
The garden: From the garden and the windows you have a panoramic view over the surrounding green hills with olive trees and vineyards. The owners spent long time to choose particular type of plants from three generations. In early June, the wild jasmine and herbs in bloom, adding another magical touch.
General amenities: On request: to be agreed when booking and to be paid directly on the spot:
- Tuscany cooking lessons.
- Cook available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Oil and wine produced by owner.
- Bicycles for hire.
The Quaratesi apartment is on the second and third floors. On the second floor are two bedrooms, two modern baths with showers, as well as the kitchen and a large dining room with a fireplace. The third floor contains a third bedroom and a very large living room with a second fireplace. Architectural features include an entrance hallway with a vaulted ceiling and a private courtyard with a typical Tuscan loggia. The apartment has access to the lovely garden through the courtyard and another room.
Wow, Staying in a place origins dating act to 826 is pretty amazing The 12th century charm were enhanced by Rosita and RIta Ricci. We were a family of 6 traveling together and had three nights. Our last we had Ritta prepare our meal for 8, as I also booked a small apartment for my sister and brother in law to join us for our last night. It was simply amazing. The views, the sunsets, and Rita cooked a beautiful dinner. Rita created a risotto from castelle gardens produced a zucchinin flowers, and assorted vegetables, absoultly the best! it was a perfect night thantks to Rita and Rosita! The castello is great if you plan to stay a week or two, but the three nights we had were some of the best of the entire vacation. The castelle can accomidate family gatherings as there are mulitple apartments ! We shall return, and stay for longer next time!
My family of four enjoyed our stay at Castello Di Colognole, our teenagers were fascinated by the idea of sleeping somewhere over 1000 years old. The gardens are quiet and peaceful, the views amazing and Rosita & Rita fantastic. The location is great, and the town of Greve in Chianti is very charming.
Our stay at the Castello Di Colognole was the highlight of our families trip to France and Italy last summer. The views of the rolling Tuscan hills, sunsets and historical setting combined with a very spacious apartment felt like a true taste of Italy. We all slowed down and relaxed in the simplicity and beauty of living here. Rosita and Rita were warm and loving hosts to our children and we greatly enjoyed our experience in the kitchen and the authentic tuscan meals outdoors. A very memorable stay. This is a 45 minute drive to Florence and a lovely place to explore the countryside from.
Castello Di Colognole was indeed paradise. Rosita and Rita are very warm and considerate hosts. We stayed in Bacco which we found to be very spacious and loved the enormous fireplace. Cooking with Rita was a special treat, highly recommended! The views, the gardens, vineyards, and olive trees were just amazing. I could have stayed at the castle the entire time pretending it was my home while enjoying the company of Gemma, Otto, and July (the castle pets). Chianti is an enchanting place!
We spent two months at the castle this past spring. We stayed in the three bedroom Quaratesi apartment. The apartment was delightful and charming.
The views from every room were unbelievable.
The location was terrific, convenient to other cites, by car or bus.
The garden was the best, large,,peaceful and spectacular views of the hills and vineyards.
What made the vacation a truly wonderful experience was Rosita and Rita. Their warmth and friendliness made us feel like family from the first day
Rita's home cooking with vegetables from her garden was fantastic
Staying at a 12th century castle took us for a step back in time
The castle,the scenery and the warmth of Rosita and Rita made this our best vacation ever
We are making plans to return next year
I went to stay at Castello Di Colognole with my husband, 2 teenage daughters, and my parents. We absolutely LOVED this property!! The views were amazing! The apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners were so incredibly kind and full of knowledge about the castle and the surrounding area. We enjoyed the picturesque views from every window of the apartment, and spent many hours in the garden enjoying the serenity. Please make sure that you cook and/or eat a meal from Rita's kitchen! It was definitely the highlight of our stay there! Rita invited my husband and father to come have some wine and watch us prepare the meal together. It brought back so many memories for my dad to see his family making a big italian meal together! And the food -- absolutely amazing! This property is exactly how you would imagine a Tuscan vacation to be!
Colognole Castle is ideally located for short day trips to all of the sights of Tuscany. Florence is an hour away by car or reliable, comfortable bus service, the recommended way to visit that great city. Siena is about 1.30 h away by car to the south as is San Gimignano with its dramatic towers to the west. Colognole is perfectly located for day trips to Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo, Volterra, Perugia, Assisi and other Tuscan sites. There are many other lesser-know but equally charming Tuscan hill towns close by like Radda in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti , Castellina in Chianti, Volpaia.
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1 night minimum stay
A 30% deposit is required when the reservation is confirmed by us. The deposit should be made by wire transfer. In case of cancellation made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the deposit will be returned. The deposit is forfeited when the cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to arrival date.
Final payment is due 30 days before arrival by wire transfer or by PayPal.