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  • Guests: 8/10
  • Bedrooms: 4/5
  • Bathrooms: 4/5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Traditional
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The small fortified hamlet of Poggio al Vento is situated on a hilltop in the Chianti area at a height of 400 meters a.s.l. Its extraordinary position offers an extensive view of a large portion of this beautiful part of Tuscany ranging from the fortified monastery of Badia a Passignano, just a few kilometers away from Poggio al Vento, to the hills of the Val di Pesa and San Gimignano, which it is possible to see on a clear day.
There was already an important fortified castle on this site back in the year one thousand and, during its long history it passed from Florentine rule (it once belonged to the powerful Buondelmonti family), to the monks of Badia di Passignano becoming, in more recent times, a country hamlet that was gradually abandoned but never lost its great charm and is now getting a new life thanks to the recent restoration work (a couple of families now live in some of the buildings).
The property we are proposing used to be the residence of the castle's lord: it is accessed by passing under an arch on the crenellated wall and going through the courtyard which is also overlooked by a small Romanesque church (only used a couple of times a year), built in local stone, like the house.
The renovation work was carried out under the supervision of the Monuments and Fine Arts Office of Florence.
The building's original materials were recovered and perfectly restored and have been used alongside more modern elements (in the kitchens and bathrooms): the result is a welcoming environment that recalls the elegant moderation of historical residences, with traditional antique Tuscan furniture and impeccable details provided by the best local craftsmen.
The bedrooms and kitchen offer splendid views of the Chianti valleys. There are also many stunning views to be admired in the garden at the side of the house which is enclosed by a medieval wall and has an area for eating “al fresco” and also an above ground swimming pool (3 x 5m - depth 1.20 m).
The property consists of 2 separate apartments, both accessed from the courtyard, which are both rented together.  It is also possible to book just the larger apartment.  In this case the smaller apartment will be left vacant so the outdoor areas and swimming pool remain for the private use of the guests.
This very special, almost enchanted place offers easy access to Florence as well as the whole Chianti area (on request, the owner can organize visits and unusual itineraries with an expert guide).
WIFI internet connection.

(Size: 180 m²) Guests 10 Code TFI218 Bedrooms: 5 (5 doubles) Bathrooms: 5
Entrance from the courtyard: GROUND FLOOR: dining room with lounge area with sofa bed and “pietra serena” fireplace; on the left, a corridor and kitchen with small breakfast table (dishwasher, oven, microwave, washing machine) and window overlooking the valley; 1 double bedroom with windows onto the valley and en suite bathroom with shower; to the right, a double bedroom with fireplace and window onto the valley with en suite bathroom and shower (washbasin and shower separated by a wall with the toilet in a small separate room), French doors leading onto the panoramic garden with an area equipped for outdoor eating. FIRST FLOOR: living room with TV, 2 double bedrooms with bathroom with shower.
Entrance from the courtyard: GROUND FLOOR: small living room with single sofa bed. FIRST FLOOR: 1 double bedroom, beds can be separated.  LOWER LEVEL: kitchen with microwave oven; 1 bathroom with shower.

This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people.

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(Size: 140 m²) Guests 8 Code TFI218 Bedrooms: 4 (4 doubles) Bathrooms: 4
Apartment 2 is not available in this version.
  • Guests: 8/10
  • Bedrooms: 4/5
  • Bathrooms: 4/5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Traditional
Swimming Pool Private pool (3 x 5 m)
high-speed internet line Yes
Barbecue Yes
washing machine Yes
dishwasher Yes
TV Yes
Satellite TV Yes
Private parking Private parking for 2  cars
Public amenities
Bus stop 6.5 km
Nearest grocery Sambuca 7 km
Casa Buondelmonti ~ Florence Area,Tavarnelle Val di PesaFlorence & Tuscany
Distances from main towns
Firenze35 km
Sambuca7 km
Distances from transport
Airport: Firenze Peretola35 km
Railway Station: Florence35 km
  • Guests: 8/10
  • Bedrooms: 4/5
  • Bathrooms: 4/5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Traditional
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The below price list shows rental costs per week
- Minimum stay: 7 nights
07 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr
30 Sep - 06 Jan 2018
29 Apr - 01 Jul
26 Aug - 30 Sep
01 Jul - 26 Aug
USD 2,880
USD 3,710
USD 4,120
USD 2,470
USD 3,300
USD 3,710
*This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people.
Services Included
Extra costs
1 set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
ADSL Broadband internet
Cot for babies under 2 years
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash
Additional beds cost (2 available): € 70 per week, to be paid on the premises
Central heating according to consumption
Cleaning service provided, on request, at a cost of € 12 per hour. Supper prepared on request. Guided tours of Florence and the Chianti area with an expert guide.
Domestic pets: € 30 for final cleaning
Total final cleaning cost:
10 Guests € 250
8 Guests € 200
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: 500
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets  Allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 29 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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  • Guests: 8/10
  • Bedrooms: 4/5
  • Bathrooms: 4/5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: panoramic
  • Villa Style: Traditional
Guests: 10
Guests: 8
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**This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people.
"Casa Buondelmonti --ah bliss!! You have to stay here. This was the MOST lovely farmhouse with a spectacular view of the Chianti mountains. As if the view was not enough, the house was painstakingly refurbished with beautiful details. (I am a contractor so I'm picky). There were also all the comforts of home--great mattresses, superb little country kitchen, bathrooms all beautifully up-dated...and the quality of linens and towels was so impressive i got the name of the "artisan" who makes everything by hand. We were absolutely spoiled. We were in Italy for 6 weeks traveling all over, but this place we called home for two weeks and it made our vacation. The wine country is at your door step and you drive through a beautiful Abbey every time you head out. Again, the views everywhere are glorious. The owner, actually wrote a book on the region and she could not be more wonderful & helpful. There is a lovely stone walled yard that is completely private from which to enjoy the 180 degree view; neighbors who make their own olive oil (we bought 7 bottles) and Chianti wine. The town is lovely with an open air market on Thursday and provides a real slice of 'non-tourist' Italian life. The road up to the house is rocky but so is much of the region--we managed without a hitch. The open court yard in front of the house has another dwelling entrance, but don't let that deter you as the area is totally private--we never even saw the neighbors there. If you are on the fence about where to stay, you will not regret this choice--take it from a traveler who did book a villa she regretted and was relocated. This one is a gem!!!
(May 2014)

je vous confirme que nos séjours dans les deux maisons louées cet été en Toscane - Casa Buondelmonti et Casa Alvares - ont répondu totalement à nos expectatives. Nous sommes très satisfaits de vos prestations et des conditions d'accueil et de logement assurées par les propriétaires.

Très cordialement,
(July 2013)
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