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Stella del Chianti

Castellina in Chianti, Siena

BBQ
A private BBQ is available..



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



Cleaning
Light housekeeping may be ordered at the time of booking. This service is paid on-site in Euro.



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



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
When in residence, the owner's family speaks English.



Internet Access
For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), a cellular WiFi modem is provided. Up to four users have Internet access anywhere inside the house and at the pool.



Heat
Heating and firewood for the fireplace are payable on-site in Euro.



Interior Décor
Farmhouse (circa 1450) — Refurbished and updated periodically to retain its authenticity. The simpler scale décor is accented with some country antiques and is surrounded by the original terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, stone walls and a large, open hearth fireplace.

Interior amenities - Window screens are found throughout the home, with the exception of the dining room. Each bathroom has a hairdryer.

Layout notes - The bedrooms are cozy in size.



Kitchen
There are two kitchens with one on each floor. Both are equipped with stove top, microwave, fridge and US style coffee makers. The ground floor kitchen has a dishwasher.



Meals
A pizza night may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. A minimum number of guests are needed to order this service which is paid on-site in Euro. Advance notice is required.



Minuses
The owner and her family may be using their two vacation homes beside Stella del Chianti. They have no established schedule for using these homes so guests may or may not be alone on the estate. The swimming pool is used only by Parker rental guests - they have private use of the pool.



Parking
Parking is free at the property.



Steps & Stairs
Walk 40 yards on an incline and down 10 uneven stone steps from the parking area to the entrance. The most accessible bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor with scattered steps.



Phone
A portable cellular phone is made available at check-in. The phone is typically charged with 25 or 50 Euro worth of calling time. Guests only pay for the usage consumed. If you require additional minutes, please ask your keyholder for assistance.



Pluses
Stunning views! From its elevated position, Stella enjoys far reaching views over the Chianti hills, vineyards and olive groves – the classic Tuscan view that draws travelers to Chianti.

Stella del Chianti’s location, just off of Chianti’s main wine route, the SS222. This country drive leads to charming Castellina in Chianti in a few minutes and winds through the countryside passing many noted vineyards. This is a very central location for touring the Chianti wineries.



Pool
The private pool is open from the last weekend in May to the first Friday in October. Pool towels are provided.



Road Condition
Stella del Chianti is located off of the SS222, an important wine road through Chianti. Turning off of this winding road, the property’s access road is a wooded mile that is unpaved and bumpy. Compact and mid-size sedans are encouraged over minivans due to the bumpy terrain. Low clearance cars are not advised.



Screens
With the exception of the dining room, all windows have screens.



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
Situated on a panoramic hill top, Stella del Chianti overlooks endless miles of rolling Chianti hills covered in vineyards, olive groves and distant stone farmhouses. With the exception of the two ground floor bedrooms, all rooms and outdoor areas enjoy this exceptionally lovely view.



Washing Machine
This property is equipped with a washing machine.



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 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. A "COOP" supermarket, open Saturdays until 7:30 pm is in Castellina.

Internet Point: "AdriaService Web" is located 10 minutes away by car in Castellina in Chianti at Piazza Umberto.

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.

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 on Saturday morning; Panzano on Sunday; Poggibonsi and Strada in Chianti on Tuesday; Siena on Wednesday; Monteriggioni and San Gimignano on Thursday.



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