Castello Vallone

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Luxe $1,591 - $2,196 / night Bed: 6   Bath: 6.5 Pax: 12  

"Stately elegance in a picturesque pastoral setting.” - Reviewed by Deborah

Discreetly commanding the undulating hills of the Cabbiavoli agritourism estate, this unique castello — with its medieval tower, 12th-century chapel, spacious villa, conservatory and swimming pool — is an absolute charmer. A distinctly aristocratic air pervades this historical gem that is decked top-to-toe with valuable artworks, antique furniture and fascinating family heirlooms – including an authentic full suit of armour!

More than 600 sqm (almost 6,500sqft) of ravishing interiors sing to the tune of a bygone age. Castello Vallone has been renovated for comfort and fully primed to receive and pamper the most discerning guests – from celebrities to dignitaries to Fortune 500 CEOs. Hollywood actress Julia Roberts is, perhaps, one of the most high-profile guests to have graced its suites and enjoyed its total privacy.

Castello Vallone’s grandeur is by no means overstated; you’ll note a fabulous balance of rustic Italian charm, aristocratic elegance and modern practicality which will make you feel right at home. There is a liveliness about this villa that goes beyond its stately aspect and speaks of all the good times experienced here over the centuries. The games room in the summer house is a case in point.

Perhaps what makes this villa such a top choice is how it combines total privacy and classy comforts with a great location for exploring the Tuscan hotspots. Castello Vallone resides in a prime location in the Chianti wine region for visiting Florence, Siena and San Gimignano (which you can actually see on the horizon from the main garden). Even Pisa is less than an hour away.

Furthermore, if you want to explore the Tuscan hills on your doorstep, it is a great location for cycle rides and walks, while the town of Castelfiorentino is only a 10-minute drive away.