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CAMILLA

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french, german, italian

Wonderful farmhouse in the heart of Chianti, wellness and good food - IL BELVEDERE

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Castelnuovo Berardenga holiday farmhouse

The Piaggione of Serravalle, at a first glance, appears as a gem naturally cast on the highest ridges of the Chianti hills of Central Tuscany, and as a jewel it shines with its authentic flavors, ancient traditions and silent stillness.

Shaded and enclosed by oak woods and shrouded by the greenness of its olive trees and vineyards, it mingles within the horizons of the grandeur of the Tuscan countryside that is still genuine and remarkably unspoilt.

The structure of Piaggione consists of three spacious apartments: La Nostra, the principal appartment wich holds 6/8 people; the Belvedere, located on the second floor of the Villa, holds 6 people; the Hunting Lodge, a separated cottage, holds comfortably 4 people.

Among the Villa there is the Loggia, which houses a wellness center embellished by an exotic touch. On the top floor a spa tub and an infrared sauna and, accessing via a staircase, you will approach a somewhat hidden room used for massages and turkish baths on the bottom floor.

You can let yourself go under shoothing jets of hot water or to the 37 ° C of the indoor hot tub. In alternative, you can be enveloped by the warm therapeutic infrared sauna, until it reaches the adjustable temperatures up to 65 ° C. In between sessions, you can relax on our ergonomic lounge chairs, underneath the beautiful orchids and tropical plants. Descending the stone steps from La Loggia you will access the hammam area, inspired by the most renowned spas of the Etruscans and the Romans and a room entirely dedicated to the art of massage, with a comfortable shower and the glittering mosaics of the Turkish bath. The steam bath together with the chromotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as being beneficial to the skin and respiratory system, contributes to the proper relaxation of the mind and the body.

La Loggia del Piaggione has a very unique characteristic: it's a spa area that we let upon request so that you can enjoy it privately with friends or family.

We offer the following treatments:

Hot tub with Jacuzzi 36/37 ° C: Being within the panoramic Loggia, it's always available even with cooler outside temperatures or at night-time: you will be immersed in nature and protected by the large panoramic windows and can be used comfortably by four people.

Infrared Sauna: Very beneficial for your body, but without the side effects of a traditional sauna, the operating temperature ranges from 45 to 60 °C and can be used by everyone.

Turkish Bath: The turkish bath, is a steam bath at 35-38 °C. The ambience decorated with mosaics is equipped with all comforts, a chromotherapy light, a small fountain to refresh your wrists and your face and a hand shower to cool the lower limbs. Ten minutes are required for your skin and the respiratory tracts to gain great benefit, then, before repeating the session we recommend a warm

shower. During or after the treatment you can relax in the lodge or in the small garden reserved for wellness from where you can comfortably access the pool area outside.

Massage:

In the wellness area is located a comfortable lounge for massages that will favor your complete relax.

On appointment, a specialist will be at your disposal to provide you with a massage: ayurveda, relaxation, reflexology etc.

If you desire to take advantage of these treatments, we recommend contacting us before arrival.

On the outside you are welcomed by a splendid swimming pool that plunges down on the lush valleys and, between sprouts of fragrant shrubs, built in the rocks, a jacuzzi tub that is surmounted by a spurt of hot water. Small paths and stone steps cut into the gardens that slope down the valley, designing silent hidden nooks that make its way through the forests. In this enchanting setting, stand out the modern sculptures of famed artist Alberto Inglesi that will accompany your quaint countryside strolls and hikes. If your desire is to rediscover the spontaneousness of life, the Piaggione of Serravalle is the place to be, to relax and immerse yourself in the magnificence

of a Tuscan setting blessed by serenity and silence.

The Piaggione of Serravalle is a lively farm that is in constant action and that brings forth its daily activities that are carried out in order to achieve a balance of eco-friendly status that are , rational and respectful of the rules that prevail in nature and that characterizes its existence in every detail. Plants and animals, placed at the center of activities, have always been treated like human beings and therefore have the best care and attention to undergo the strictest quality controls that strive

for excellence as well as for superb genuineness. The seasonal cycle of activities, therefore, commence in spring with the most suitable positioning of the plants, sowing the seeds and the maintenance of gardens, vineyards and olive groves. During the summer we proceed mainly with the picking of fruits and vegetables and then we begin canning the food for the winter and start collecting the wood for the colder months. Autumn however, is the most busy period since we deal first with the grape harvest and later with the olive picking.

We also commence all the various processes for the production of wine and oil, the squeezing and the pressing and we also collect the wild fruits from our forests , traditionally considered to be one of the bases that characterize our local cuisine. During the winter, with the arrival of the frosts we end our labors but we also have to start preparing the land for the new year to come and we have

time to devote ourselves to more domestic chores. Of course we always have our farm animals to look after. The food processing is challenging and goes hand in hand with the local tradition, to sustain the authenticity of ancient flavors and discovering new ones, thus giving the opportunity to gourmet fanatics to acquire the most authentic recipes , the methods of cultivation and preservation.

The culinary skills of Camilla, joined with the hard labors of Alberto, will allow you to take advantage of the exquisite cold meats, salamis, bruschette and cheeses produced on the farm and we will be honored to prepare you memorable full course meals with traditional dishes, accompanied by Chianti DOC and DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil; all obviously of our own produce and of course our products can be purchased directly on the farm. Camilla also offers her services as a professional tour guide, organizing trips and excursions all over Siena and its territory and enriching them with thorough descriptions and explanations. Albert, instead, offers his own experience and skills in the arts, by offering sculpture and painting classes. Among the various projects under construction, in the future Piaggione will be able to offer cooking classes as well as organizing educational strolls along the paths of the vegetable gardens. Also at a stones throw from Piaggione recently has been established a horseback riding center , with a full range of activities related to equestrian trekking through the ancient roads of the Chianti hills.

More Details

Details for IL BELVEDERE 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Il Belvedere boast the best views at il Piaggione of Serravalle. Located on the second floor of the main farm house, it's accessed by a private entrance, guarded by one of the most impressive sculptures that sits in the middle of a flower bed and is one of Alberto's favorite. From the small entrance, via a short flight of steps, you access the white room, spacious and divided into a cozy sitting room with a fireplace, and furnished dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. In its rich simplicity, La Mansarda offers tree bedrooms, a queen size, one double and two singles equipped with all the necessities as well as a bathroom with shower. The highlight of the apartment is the terrace. The view opens directly from the living room and stoops towards the horizon; equipped with tables, chairs and grill, sheltered from the sun, it's ideal for enjoying an open air breakfast kisse.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
CAMILLA (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, italian

About CAMILLA

Camilla is a licensed tour guide that has been operating for over thirty in Siena and its province. Together with her husband Alberto, at her mothers death, despite the hard times, she decided to roll up her sleeves and take control of the project, proving not only to be fit for the task but demonstrating a strong character suitable for the role. She undertook challenging decisions, always dictated by a spirit of loving-kindness and far-sighted choices that rewarded her over the years and that culminated in this wonderful masterpiece.

Camilla is fluent in English, French and German and her vast knowledge of local history and art of the area, together with her fascinating savoir faire, guarantee unforgettable tours and excursions to explore Siena and its treasures. Her passion for the authentic taste of local cuisine, is high-flown in her first-class preparation of typical dishes that she cooks and serves in unforgettable dinners accompanied by Chianti wines of her own production in front of somewhat a fairy tale landscape.

CAMILLA purchased this farmhouse in 1920

What makes this farmhouse unique

for understand who we are visit our website www.ilpiaggionediserravalle.it

At Piaggione of Serravalle you will discover La Loggia , a small wellness paradise. Created from the predilection of the family for aesthetics, health and body care, La Loggia, with its large windows, treasures the most precious secrets for a complete physical and mental relaxation. You can let yourself go under soothing jets of hot water or to the 37 ° C of the indoor hot tub. In alternative, you can be enveloped by the warm therapeutic infrared sauna, until it reaches the adjustable temperatures up to 65 ° C. In between sessions, you can relax on our ergonomic lounge chairs, underneath the beautiful orchids and tropical plants. Descending the stone steps from La Loggia you will access the hammam area, inspired by the most renowned spas of the Etruscans and the Romans and a room entirely dedicated to the art of massage, with a comfortable shower and the glittering mosaics of the Turkish bath. The steam bath together with the chromotherapy and aromatherapy, as well as being beneficial to the skin and respiratory system, contributes to the proper relaxation of the mind and the body.

La Loggia del Piaggione has a very unique characteristic: it's a spa area that we let upon request so that you can enjoy it privately in company of friends or family.

We offer the following treatments

Hot tub with Jacuzzi 36/37 ° C: Being within the panoramic Loggia, it's always available even with cooler outside temperatures or at nighttime: you will be immersed in nature and protected by the large panoramic windows and can be used comfortably by four people,.

Infrared Sauna: Very beneficial for your body, but without the side effects of a traditional sauna, the operating temperature ranges from 45 to 60 °C and can be used by everyone.

Turkish Bath: The turkish bath, is a steam bath at 35-38 °C. The ambience decorated with mosaics is equipped with all comforts, a chromotherapy light, a small fountain to refres

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveller reviews

IL BELVEDERE
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Agriturismo Piaggione di Serraviile the last week in September with another couple. We stayed at the Il Belvidere apartment (one of four, I believe in the complex) and it was nearly perfect. The apartment was spacious, had a nice cucina, the beds were comfortable, and the view from the enormous terrace was breathtaking. The property is owned by a delightful Italian family (Alberto, Camilla, and their two adult children). They will cook dinner for you (advance request needed!) that we took advantage of on our first night. It was a delicious 5 course meal with unlimited wine (a nice Chianti Classico that they make on site). It's 35 euro pp but they bring each course right to your apartment and the meal was as good or better than anything we had on our entire trip.

One thing should be made clear; the villa is a bit remote, so you will need a car and a GPS and I wouldn't want to try and find the villa for the first time after dark (but don't worry. Lost? call Camilla (her English it pretty good!) and they'll come a get you) It's about 20 minutes by car to Siena but a good location in the heart of the Chianti. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING VIEWS, WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5

Located in the countryside is this lovely house. It is more beautiful than the pictures. Camilla was wonderful: arranging a dinner cooking lesson and jacuzzi, making arrangements and sharing her experiences growing up in the area. She is charming and witty. Alberto is a true artist and quite endearing. This is a special place. The space is large, very clean, comfortable, etc., but you can hardly take your eyes off the view. At night we had the fireplace going. There is an excellent restaurant nearby. It fills up with locals so have Camilla make a reservation. Wonderful walks, wonderful wine, stunning sculptures.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience staying at ll Piaggione

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience staying at ll Piaggione. The Belvedere apartment had the most amazing views from the balcony and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. The hosts Camilla, Alberto and family were very welcoming. On our first night they offered us a selection of menus, which was then served in your apartment. Great if you fancy a night off cooking. The pizza party is a must - pretty much all you can eat pizza and wine. It was a fantastic base to experience Pisa, Florence, Sienna and San Gimignamo all a drive away but within 45 mins, also the local Vineyard (la Devoile) was a fantastic eye opener into the Chianti regions fabulous wines. Lots Alberto's art work is on show around the apartment, some of our party had seen his world famous work previously and it certainly is memorable! Highly recommended on all accounts!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Bella Italy

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our friends and neighbors to tour the Villages of Tuscany and stayed here for a week. Alberto and Camilla were excellent hosts. Camilla who works as a tour guide, provided a tour of her beloved Siena where she was born. We also reserved dinner on the terrace on three occasions and the homemade Tuscan cooking was five star. The farm is on many acres of vineyards and olive groves. Alberto produces his own wine and olive oil. The house wine was wonderful a true Chianti Classico right from the vines. We watched the sun rise and sun set over a panoramic landscape. "Belle Italia" It was a truly a unique experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellisima property in the heart of the Tuscan hil

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal experience w/13 of us on a family reunion. Beautiful grounds of vineyards, olive trees, sculptures, pool and PLENTY of space...3 kitchens and also a cottage over the wine cellar. Organic products to purchase from their property...massages available and a steam/sauna area. We can't say enough about this beautiful property in the Tuscan hillside. From the Tuscan welcome dinner that kept overflowing w/more food, to the pizza party on our last night, we were sad to leave this oasis. Thank you to Camilla and Alberto for their wonderful hospitality and graciousness. You exceeded our expectations. Camilla is a wonderful tour guide in the Siena area too! THANK YOU!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a wonderful stay at Piaggione di Serravalle in May 2014. This was my 3rd and mostly rejuvinating holiday in Italy! Pulling into the winding path surrounded grape vines mixed in with the owners sculptures is quite an introduction. We opened the door to the first floor flat and the amazement continued. There are wonderful bedrooms, dining room, and living room. However, nothing compared to the view from the terrace…nothing but rolling hills ( except the beautiful pool just below)

This lovely residence is certainly off the path and requires a car. The views and atmosphere was well worth skipping public transportation! Highly recommend staying here!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
firenze
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Vagliagli
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Impruneta
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Firenze
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Vagliagli
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone. Amiata
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Follonica
Car: necessary

website Chianti.it propose for you special theme and custom-made holiday, so to plan out your unique holiday in the Chianti region.

Special events, art, good food, wellness, fun and the typical warm Tuscan hospitality: let start to go exploring Tuscan beauties.

Once at Piaggione you will find a bronze sculpture that marks a line theimmaginary  border from everyday life to the new reality of our place. Thissculpture is  'Estia' which, as in the ancient Greek mythology,  symbolizes the custody of the gate, securing a place in the house untouched, announcingguests the safety, welfare, well-being that goes through self-knowledge.

How can we get in deep communication with our inner life when everyday life has deprived us of that ability to listen?

Here's a good reason to come to Piaggione

The five sculptural images that are found in outdoor tell you what this place has to offer: the chance to rediscover yourself through all the senses.

The housing of the place depicted by Estia reassures our inner calling for it to bedefended by a daily increasingly invasive and not very responsive to ourauthentic needs. If we place ourselves in listening to ourselves we will recoverour sensory dimension, we strip off the superfluous and we are in a position to be attuned to the world around us. A magic circle that connects the self with the other and with the entire universe.

Crossing the threshold we meet the five sculptures that symbolize, in turn, the senses, Taste, Smell, Touch, Hearing , Sight.They are there to remind us gradually, the value of the step by step tocommunicate with ourselves. So one at a time to recognize that we discover our essence of men and women of nowadays lacks a sensory snapshot spontaneity.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
bassa stagione
22 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$271
A$1,412
 
 
natale
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,554
 
 
bassa stagione
9 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,555
 
 
bassa stagione
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,268
 
 
bassa stagione
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,840
 
 
bassa stagione
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,983
 
 
bassa stagione
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,126
 
 
media stagione
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,268
 
 
alta stagione
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,554
 
 
alta stagione
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,696
 
 
media stagione
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,268
 
 
bassa stagione
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,126
 
 
bassa stagione
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,983
 
 
bassa stagione
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,840
 
 
bassa stagione
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,555
 
 
natale
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$2,696
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
A$257
A$1,412
A$5,421
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Price includes services: water, electricity, gas. Linen and 3 sizes of towels (inc swimming pool towels) and kitchen towel. Final cleaning and Wifi .
2 weeks booking 5%off. 3 weeks booking 10% off. .. Heating included.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for IL BELVEDERE in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , bath (no shower) , bidet
    - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double bed
    - 1 double bed
    - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis