Updated on: 08/11/2012
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Fattorie Giannozzi is a typical farmhouses in the heart of Chianti, a few km from Florence, Siena and San Gimignano.
In the heart of the most beautiful hill country of Tuscany, inside of a wonderful farm among century-old olives, vines and cypresses we invite you to spend a farm holiday in ancient barns, restored according to the Tuscan taste or in a 16th century villa with a few refined and cosy rooms.
The Villa has its own large swimming-pool with a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside where you can pass relaxant days in close contact with nature. Come and discover a warm, rarefied atmosphere visit our historical cellars as well as the modern and still operating ones see all the phases of the manual and mechanical grape harvest, taste our CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI and MERLOT wines, our vinsanto, grappa, extra-virgin olive oil and all the basic ingredients of the great Tuscan cuisine. We owners will be ready to welcome you, to accompany you, to advise you and, why not, to cuddle you during your stay.
A visit to the Historical Cellars
Fattorie Giannozzi is pleased to organize for his guests visits to the private 16th Century Country Residence and to the Historical Cellars beneath with an ancient Grindstone Mill and with a collection of more than 2.000 prestigious bottles from the past. Visits are organized from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to to 6 p.m. and they must to be booked in advance.
The Fattoria di Castiglionchio farm is really an old fortified settlement, dating back to the 12th century, halfway up the hill in the small valley of the "Mulino delle Rivolte" stream,, 15 km from Florence.
It boasts a historic past and many famous owners, "...the house is towered and has several annexes, the ancestral property of the noble family, Ricasoli Zanchini, formerly known as "Da Castiglionchio" of Florence,.," the family name of the famous jurist, Lapo da Castiglionchio, originates from this little castle.
The tower and the palace, both still standing, still have the two original castle doors. This is the very tower where Messer Lapo lived and where he kept his family’s contracts and manuscripts.
Castiglionchio is found only 15 km from the centre of Florence, rich in history, art and culture. Immersed in typical Tuscan countryside amongst vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills.
The apartments are all in the romantic, rustic style fitting of an eighteenth century farmhouse; terracotta floors, wooden beamed ceilings, wrought iron or four poster beds and open fires in the living area, they're also equipped with satellite TV and direct dial telephones. Each apartment has its own outdoor area with chairs, table and sun shade.
Two outside swimming pools are within easy walking distance of the apartments as is the tennis court and children's play area. There's also the opportunity to enjoy horse riding and mountain biking on the estate.
Guided visits of the farm take place weekly allowing the clients not only to see the wine cellars and country life museum, but also sample the farm products. Activities for children are organized and an Internet Point is available at the reception.
A characteristic restaurant offers the possibility to taste the delicious Tuscany specialties.