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The apartment is situated on the ground floor of the farmhouse and has independent entrance from the courtyard. Inside: large living/dining room with kitchen corner, 1 room with a double bed (160x190 cm), 1 room with two single beds (80x190 cm) which can be joined together, bathroom with shower box. The living room has direct access to the private garden at the rear, equipped with table, chairs and sun chairs. The furniture is comfortable with some antique pieces. All the windows are protected with screens (mosquito nets). Independent central heating. Wi-Fi. The kitchen is provided with a 4 ring stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, fridge with freezer. Washing machine available upon request, at the cost of 5 Euro each wash.
Please be advised that heating is included in the rental price up to a consumption of 2 units per day (example: one week stay: 2 units x 7 nights = 14 units). Over this amount, heating is to be paid according to the consumption.
Nestled in the hills that extend from the Chianti towards the Arno river valley, on the border between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, lies Il Colombaio, a characteristic and charming old farmhouse surrounded by silvery-green olive groves.
The property is composed of three buildings: the farmhouse, the hayloft and the stable.
The farmhouse is partly inhabited by Andrea and Marina; it has an independent apartment on the ground floor, while the hayloft and the stable have been trasformed into two small houses. The buildings are surrounded by an olive grove and an extensive lawn where the swimming pool is located, in an isolated and panoramic position.
Il Colombaio offers you the chance to enjoy the everyday pleasures of life in Tuscany, the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and its authentic rhythms, as well as being the ideal starting point for exploring this region.
Whether you want to visit the popular sights in Tuscany, or to hike or bike amidst the hills of Chianti and the Crete Senesi, at the end of a busy day you can find the warm feeling of coming home and relax.
Each apartment is independent and has a private garden, equipped with table, chairs and sun chairs. Because your privacy is our priority, and we want you to feel right at your own home.
Il Colombaio is the ideal place for those who love ciclying: Andrea is an amateur cyclist, he knows all the routes in this part of Tuscany, and is always willing to provide help and suggestions and, on request, guided tours.
The famous vintage cycling event “L’Eroica” takes place in Gaiole in Chianti, just 12 km from here, the first weekend of October, during the traditional grape harvest.
About INTERNET - Please be advised that here, as well as in many Italian rural areas, the Internet connection may be slower than expected, and the data allowance is limited. This means that you can use Internet for browsing, e-mailing, voice calling, but you'll have to give up live streaming, up/downloading large files, online gaming and video calling. If these activities are your priority, we suggest you to search for an accommodation that ensures a reliable and unlimited connection (cities and towns are generally better served than rural locations).
Please understand that the quality of the internet connection does not depend on us: we share with our guests the same service that the Companies give us. As always happens, rural areas are left behind by technological advancements but, on the other hand, it is precisely this "slow time" that makes the Tuscan countryside so appealing as a holiday destination.
We are a family of 3: Andrea, Marina and our daughter.
Marina acquistò questa casa nel 2003
We think this is an ideal place to live. Cavriglia is surrounded by the most beautiful places in Tuscany: Chianti, Crete Senesi, the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo, just to mention the closest ones; at the same time Cavriglia is an “authentic” village, because it is only lightly touched by the tourist routes.
Our property combines privacy and comfort, the typical atmosphere of the old Tuscan farmhouses and the quality of being at hand. We are always happy to welcome guests who choose to stay in our region and help them, if they want, get the most from their holiday. Many travelers don’t venture outside the major destinations. For this reason, they sometimes go back home thinking that Tuscany is a mostly touristy destination with lots of tourists everywhere. Quite to the contrary. If you are ready to venture off the beaten path and see more than what you find in guidebooks, you will go home with a completely different image of this amazing region, certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
THE RENTAL PRICE INCLUDES: hot and cold water, gas for cooking, electricity, bed and bath linens (changed weekly; bath linens are for indoor use only: the towels for the pool are provided on request), initial and final cleaning, heating up to an average consumption of 2 units per day.
NOT INCLUDED: tourist tax (1 Euro per person per night, for a maximun of 5 nights, excluding children under 12) to be paid in cash upon arrival.
EXTRAS: heating over the consumption of 2 units per day (if used, to be paid according to the consumption); use of the washing machine (available on request: 5 Euro each wash).
ANY EXTRAS HAVE TO BE PAID ON SITE.
Refundable security deposit: 100 Euro.
One-time pet cleaning fee: 35 Euro.
The il colombaie spot was a quaint authentic building in a beautiful area around Tuscany. Our spot was clean and a perfect size for 3 or 4 people. The pool is a wonderful addition and the town of Cavriglia is very close and has all you need.
Marina was very accommodating to many changes in our schedule. She was helpful and also let us feel very private. The house has all you need but recommend to bring essentials like shampoo, dish soap etc if you are coming for a longer stay.
We were very happy there and would recommend and return to this spot again.
We had a most fabulous time at the farmhouse for 9 days. The views are amazing and you can take advantage of walking around there. If up to it, you can walk down to Cavriglia (the little town down the hill). Montevarchi, the nearest town is quite nice for shopping for food. We walked up the hill to the old church above and were surprised to see the little zoo with peacocks!!! The location is so central...Arezzo is the capital of old towns and within a 45 min drive, you can visit dozens of medieval towns. Of course, Siena and Florence are a must. We went down to the lake which was also very nice. The wine, the food and the vistas were all breathtaking. We miss it already. And thanks Marina for your kind hospitality. We will definitely be there again. Cheers, Daisy and Peter
Freundlicher Empfang, zuverlässigesehr gute Wegbeschreibung, Küche gut ausgestattet, Einrichtung guter Mix aus alt und Idea. Wunderschöner Garten und Pool. Erholsam ruhig gelegen und doch zentral für Ausflüge nach Siena, Arrezzo, Florenz, La Vialla. Martina zwei schmusefreudige Kater kommen gerne vorbei. War ein sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt.
Les photos et la description du logement correspondent tout à fait à la réalité.Nous avons passé un séjour très reposant avec nos deux filles. Nous avons pu profiter de notre terrasse privative et de la grande piscine car le nombre total de locataires dans la résidence est de 8 max. Marina est disponible tout en restant très discrète. L'accès est plus rapide pour aller à Florence qu'à Sienne ( routes sinueuses de la belle région du Chianti..).
Nous avons adoré notre récent séjour de 14 jours au gite il-Colombiao. Idéalement situé, entre Florence et Sienne, ce pied-à-terre nous a permis de visiter le jour la magnifique région du Chianti et notre retour nous assurait d'un endroit calme et enchanteur pour l'apéro et le dîner en soirée. L'endroit est très bien tenu avec les commodités recherchées. Notre hôtesse Marina s'est avérée de bons conseils pour nous orienter dans le choix d'endroits à visiter. Le Chianti regorge de bons restaurants, et que dire des excellents vins de la région, le tout à prix forts raisonnables. Notre coup de cœur va pour San Gimignano, ville médiévale fortifiée aux tours impressionnantes et aux rues piétonnes remplies de boutiques souvenirs et de bons restaurants. Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de il-Colombiao et le recommandons à nos amis voyageurs.
André, Jeannette et Ginette du Québec, Canada.
Notre principal problème consiste à partager le secret du petit paradis toscan qu'est Il Colombaio... :)
La doce vita !
Calme, douceur, beauté des paysage et du lieu.
L'accueil de Marina est discret, respectueux tout en sachant demeurer disponible.
Cavriglia un village italien à souhait et proche des sites emblématiques tout en restant à l'écart de la cohue touristique.
Un paradis !
Mais chut ! Ne le dites à personne !! ;)
(À déconseiller aux adeptes de St. Tropez ou d'Ibizza comme aux adeptes du gaz carbonique et du béton ! )
Il Colombaio is located in the surroudings of Cavriglia, a small town at the gates of the Chianti, in the historic heart of Tuscany, equally distant from the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo which are approximately 40 km away. The property lies on the side of the hill that descends from Montaio to Cavriglia; Montaio is an ancient hamlet, where you can enjoy the panorama of the entire valley. Although Il Colombaio is located in the open country, it is only 1,5 km far from Cavriglia, 20 minutes walking. In Cavriglia you find coffee bars, restaurants, food shops, laundromat, bank and chemist.
Both the towns of Montevarchi and San Giovanni Valdarno are only 8 km away: here are railway stations and every kind of shops, stores and services, including the open-air market every Thursday morning, in Montevarchi, and every Saturday morning in San Giovanni.
The easy access to the motorway A1/E 35 Milan-Florence-Rome (the Valdarno exit is only at 13 km) allows you to reach numerous interesting spots within a short time, both in Tuscany and Umbria, while few kilometers south of Cavriglia you enter the suggestive territory of the Crete Senesi.
The point of reference for all cycling enthusiasts is "Tuscany Bicycle" in Gaiole in Chianti, 12 km away, where you can rent both modern and vintage bicycles.