A small jewel of Renaissance architecture - CLASS LISTED / LANDMARKED BUILDINGPalazzetto Barberino Tuscany
The house looks onto the main street of the historical village Barberino Val d’Elsa (which is very quiet as it has been closed to traffic) to one side and onto the open landscape to the other side. A small jewel of Renaissance architecture, it was built in the traditional alberese stone with architectural features typical of the Tuscan understated elegance.
The main entrance to the house - a large wooden double door with a Renaissance stone cornice - leads into a courtyard, which again opens onto a large terrace with a pergola for meals outside.
From the terrace few steps lead to the garden, the pool and the open countryside. The view and the sunsets to be seen from here, as well as from all windows looking out to the back of the house, are magnificent - the famous Chianti hills with vineyards and olive groves and the towers of San Gimignano in the backdrop.
The house was given an important facelift in 2008: new kitchen and new bathrooms, as well as new beds, upholstery and painting. Family antiques, books, terracotta flooring, exposed beams and Mediterranean colourings create an elegant and welcoming atmosphere.
- Household help included
- Welcome dinner
- First shopping
- Baby equipment
- Hifi stereo
- Parking Private parking
Courtyard with very large terrace (about 100 m2) with pergola, steps down into the garden
Large dining room
Living room with fireplace and terrace
Smaller living room
3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
2 twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Living room with fireplace
1 double bedroom
1 twin bedroom
1 children's bedroom with 3-4 bunks (children love it!)
Small pool 10 x 5 x1.40 (There are 50 steps leading down to the pool). At the pool lies a wooden cabin equipped with table and sun-chairs.
- Tavarnelle Val di Pesa 2 km, large supermarket and weekly market
- Greve in Chianti 25 km
- Florence 35 km
- Siena 50 km
- San Gimignano 30 minutes
- Volterra 50 minutes
- Pisa 1,30 hours
- Rome 3 hours
(rates in € / week)2013
Mid season 2
|Last Minute Rate from:11 May - 03 Aug, 2013as from|