Exclusive vacation in a medieval castle in the south of Tuscany near the sea
Price on request
The vacation in medieval castle in one of the most beautiful parts of the rolling Tuscan countryside and enjoys breathtaking views of the Tuscani hills down to the Tirreno Sea. It provides an unsurpassed Tuscan country home experience for families and other small groups of up to 20. Painstakingly restored its history can be traced back to the 11th century, when it was built by the noble family. It is within an hour by car of the diverse pleasures of Tuscany – historic villages, museums and churches with their priceless art, fabulous shopping, numerous fine restaurants and some of Italy’s most respected wineries – not to speak of the owner’s own first-class beach within 15 minutes drive.
The house is fully staffed.
It’s a two-hour drive from Rome airport and 45 minutes from the Pisa airport. Several important historic towns such as San Giminiano and Volterra are within 30 minutes.
There are six air-conditioned bedroom suites including the master bedroom with his and her bathrooms and a private tented terrace; four others are in the main house and the last is in the romantic, four-storey 10th-century tower. In addition, there are four other double bedrooms that are perfect for children; each has an en-suite bathroom. In all ten bedrooms, sheets are of the finest hand-embroidered linen and bathrooms are spacious and use lovely local marbles.
Carefully restored medieval stonework and a seemingly floating stone staircase. Continuing into the house, the main drawing room has massive-timbered beams and wonderful views of the countryside, the sea and the nearby island of Elba. Also on the main floor are a sitting room, a library with cable TV and a collection of fine literature and art books, and a study with computer/internet connection. Downstairs the dining room seats up to 18 at a grand round table, and there is a separate breakfast room, kitchen, playroom with cable TV and large collection of DVD’s, and a teenagers’ room with pool table.
The décor uses an imaginative combination of valuable antiques and contemporary pieces.
Outside, along the picturesque west side of the house with the long views of countryside and sea, are the terraces. This is where most of the dining and entertaining in the summer takes place. Just adjacent is the castle’s own medieval church, a 65-foot marble-lined swimming pool with tented lounging area, a tennis court and yoga pavilion.
The house staff includes the owner’s own cook, who is available to prepare guests’ meals in authentic, Italian home-style. Local markets provide the freshest fish from the Tirreno Sea, and local farms organically-grown fruit and vegetables. During the summer dining is often outdoors, barbecue-style; hundreds of candles light the terraces and a wood-burning pizza oven yields the finest Italian pizza and bread. Daytime meals can also be taken under the tent at poolside, or with a picnic at the seaside hut. Undoubtedly guests will want to sample the excellent choice of restaurants in the area.
A driver is available for local tours.