One of the most elegant rental villas we represent
Tucked away in a panoramic and private location, surrounded by well kept vineyards, you find this Dimora Storica – a historical villa for your holidays.
Here lays this beautifully restored, historical rental villa with its main part of the building which dates back to the 13th century. The villa sleeps comfortably 11 persons.
A sophisticated blend of fine antiques, selected furniture and original Tuscan materials, in combination with an amazing painstakingly work of the owners, make it so special and enjoyable.
This oasis which belongs to the prestigious assosication of “Dimora storica” (the historical landmarks in Tuscany) offers a private pool, large outside areas with lounge and al fresco dining, a rose garden, boule, billiard and a tennis court.
You will feel comfortable here during your holidays and so well looked after by the friendly and attentive staff. Even if a car is required to reach the little town of Panzano in Chianti with its wine bars, restaurants, shops and the Sunday morning market, you won’t miss the urban surroundings due to the wonderful service provided by the staff and a restaurant in walking distance.
Stylish grandeur, yes, but combined with a warm welcome, that will make you feel at home!
Please have a look: http://www.chianti-and-more.com/Villas/Panzano%20in%20Chianti/vacation_rental_380_en.htm
Pian dei Cerri – Scandicci
Recently I was contacted by the Florentine owners of a property which I am very fond to represent. The beautiful vacation home in Pian dei Cerri is an ideal base for your sightseeing in Florence and for a conscious life style due to an organic farm in the same area.
The rental home is located in Scandicci, on rolling hills very near to Florence (30mns away!) within an uncontaminated landscape. The holiday home allies the very traditional and fine structure to a modern furniture that works perfectly. It is located in a barn (fienile in Italian) whose windows have that very characteristic clay bricks carefully layed in a zig-zag manner… Hay (fieno in Italian) used to be stacked there in storage for winter, and it needed air circulating. Hence the openings with bricks which allow that air comes in, but the animals are kept out. After all – Impruneta and its famous “terra” is close-by.
The barn offers a perfect ambience for two persons in a very quiet setting, far from the city’s traffic, but it opens a stunning view to Florence with its recognisable Cupola of the Cathedral.
The close farm (www.fattoriasanmichele.it) and the family who runs it, grow certified organic farm products , wines and olive oil, which might provide the ingredients for your meals cooked in the extremly well equipped kitchen of the barn. All is cultivated with great care, with an attentive eye to keep the traditions and to our health. A hard work , surely – the wines are organic Chianti Colli Fiorentini, our neighbours from Chianti Classico !
Arrivederci for now
Another not-to-be-missed cultural summer appointment in Greve and Panzano in Chianti, has been taking place for….23 years now.
The New York-based Daniel Ferro Vocal Program, will open its new season on 14th July at Castello di Verrazzano. Though Daniel Ferro departed in 2015, the wish to carry on his legacy was strong.
So for a few weeks, the streets in Greve will be echoing of musical scales and pieces of opera arias, pouring out of open windows, sung by diligent and excellent students. Then in the evening, free concerts in beautiful settings will take place …
Don’t miss the Tribute Concert on 14th July and the sophisticated performance on 21st July
14th July, 8 pm, Concert at Castello di Verrazzano followed by a dinner (with reservation)
21st July, 9 pm, Concert at the Romanesque Church Pieve di San Leolino, Panzano in Chianti 28th July, 9 pm, Palazzo della Torre, Greve in Chianti, open Master Class
Quoting the Maestro for a final word “make me laugh, make me cry” referring to the vocal music he expected to be performanced by the singers.
Hope to see you at the concerts, for one of those magic nights.
Here is summer again, and with its numerous cultural events planned in our Chianti region.
As I am particularly fond of music, I am happy to present the “Amici della musica “, an Association based in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
organizing, with deserved praise , a few concerts in July …that I am planning to attend.
8th July I Fiati all`Opera
15th July Mozart, Haydn, Schubert with solo trumpetist
21st July Rossini, Sivori, Paganini, Donizetti with solo violinist
The magical setting will be inside the cloister of Badia di Passignano, the famous and awesome fortified monastery. No doubt about the quality of the music, as the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT for the habitués ) will be playing for us (concerts starting at 9.15 pm, ticket Euro 15.-)
Hopefully a starry night sky, a gentle breeze will greet us. The black and slim cypresses rounding the Badia, that magic atmosphere will make you forget about the dusty white road coming from Panzano in Chianti…!
Just remember that music is food for our heart and our soul!
By the way, talking about food, if you have time, a scrumptious dinner will await you at the elegant Osteria di Passignano, with welcoming Marcello Crini and his staff.
As always, excellency is based here in Badia di Passignano!
A warm Arrivederci, Karin
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