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Querceto in Chianti - Moro

Castellina in Chianti, Siena

BBQ
A shared BBQ is located at the recreation cottage. A second BBQ is located by the pool and playground.



Breakfast
A continental breakfast basket delivered to your cottage or served on the recreation cottage's patio from 8:30 to 10 can be arranged. To ensure this service for the arrival weekend, order it when booking. This service is paid on-site in Euro.



Car Needed
It is necessary to have a car at this property.



Cleaning
Light housekeeping with a two hour minimum per visit may be arranged. This service is paid on-site in Euro. A mid week towel change is included.



Closest Airports
TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino - 3 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa - 4.5 hours
National and InterEuropean: Florence Peretola - 1 hour
National and InterEuropean: Pisa Galileo Galilei - 2 hours



Cooking Class
For groups of 2 to 8, a morning cooking class on a weekday may be ordered at the time of booking. Advance notice is required and this service is paid on-site in Euro. Guests can request a trip to Castellina to shop for ingredients.



Driving Times
Castellina in Chianti: 10 minutes; Radda in Chianti: 15; Panzano in Chianti: 20; Monteriggioni: 25; Siena or Greve in Chianti: 30; Florence, San Gimignano or Strada in Chianti: 45; Montecatini Terme: 60; Volterra or Arezzo: 70; Montepulciano, Cortona or Lucca: 90; Montalcino: 100; Assisi or Pisa: 2 hours; Cinque Terre: 3 hours.



Language Spoken
The on-site owner, Laura and her son, Jacopo speak some English.



Internet Access
For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), the property has WiMax broadband in all the cottages and the pool area.



Heat
Heating is paid on-site in Euro. Two baskets of firewood for the fireplace is included in the price.



Interior Décor
An authentically restored 13th-century monastery with terracotta floors, thick beamed ceilings and smaller windows, especially in the bedrooms. Furnishings are simple, country pieces.

Interior Amenities: All windows have screens. The bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer and a heated towel rack that operates in conjunction with winter heating.

Layout Notes: The bedroom with a single bed, opened for a fee is very small and is best suited for a child. The double bedroom is an open room at the top of the stairway.



Kitchen
Kitchen area with stove top, oven, fridge and US style coffee maker.



Meals
A light lunch on a weekday may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. Advance notice is preferred and this service is paid on-site in Euro. One night per week a group dinner is offered in the recreation cottage or on the patio. This is ordered on location and paid on-site in Euro.



Minuses
The windows are small, since the restoration kept this 13th century structure as authentic as possible.



Parking
Parking is free and is 100 yards away with a series of steps.



Steps & Stairs
Walk 100 yards with slight inclines and down 19 scattered stone steps from the parking area to entrance. Two steps into the living/dining room with scattered steps on the ground floor and 10 steep steps that lead up to a landing where the queen bedroom is located. It is easier to maneuver these steps by backing down them when leaving the bedroom.



Phone
Incoming calls are routed through the reception office switchboard and are subject to office hours. Phone charges are based on the number of message units used and are paid on-site in Euro.



Pluses
An enchanting setting - relax amidst vineyards, olive groves and meticulously landscaped grounds while experiencing life on a small family-run wine estate located off of Chianti's main wine route, the SS222. A complimentary sampling of the estate wines is offered.

The accommodating owners can arrange many services: morning cooking classes with a shopping trip, a Tuscan themed dinner one night per week and breakfast or lunch served on a panoramic patio.



Pool
The shared salt water pool is open from the last weekend in May to the first Friday in October. Hours are from 9 am to 8 pm. Pool towels are provided.



Road Condition
Querceto in Chianti is located off of the SS222, an important wine road running through Chianti. Turning off of this curvy road, the property’s access road is a wooded half mile that is unpaved and bumpy yet level. Low clearance cars are not advised.



Screens
Property has screened windows.



TV
Satellite Basic package - A limited number of channels with most of them being Italian. There are one or two news channels in the English language.



Views
Views of the countryside and the estate's vineyards are enjoyed from the patio.



Washer/Dryer
A washing machine and clothes dryer for community use are near the pool area.



What's nearby

Day Trip Ideas near this home – Meet true Italian artisans and learn hands-on the secrets of their specialty!

Chianti Wine Salute   A half day wine tour.
Walk Florence & The Uffizi: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
4-Courses in Chianti: A Wine Pairing Lunch   A half day wine tour.
Italy day trips
& cooking tours near your villa.
Shopping and Dining: The closest dining is less than 5 minutes by car in the tiny village of Lucarelli with 2 restaurants. Within a 10 minute drive is Castellina in Chianti with restaurants, cafes, pizzerie, a small yet varied selection of shops carrying products from local farms and artisans and a COOP supermarket, open on Saturday until 7:30 pm.

Public Transportation: Poggibonsi's train station, a 25 minute drive from the estate, runs on a secondary line with frequent service to and from Florence in about an hour. Service to Florence starts at 6 am, and the last train returns from Florence at 11 pm. After 8 pm, the service returning from Florence requires a change in Empoli.

For Kids: The castle of Staggia, within a 20 minute drive, takes reservations for a Sunday afternoon castle tour and visit with a falconer.

Golf: Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, south of Florence, is 45 minutes away and is open year round. Closed on Monday.

Festivals & Events: Settembre Gaiolese is a month long fair in Gaiole in Chianti featuring Chianti wines, local cheeses and prized cinta senese pork.

Open Air Markets: Morning markets are held in Castellina in Chianti and Greve in Chianti every Saturday morning, in Panzano on Sunday, in Poggibonsi and Strada in Chianti on Tuesday, in Siena on Wednesday and in Monteriggioni and San Gimignano on Thursday.



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