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Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type villa


About the property

Sleeps 18. 9 Bedrooms. 7.5 Baths.

For weddings, please find the conditions at the bottom of this page...

Villa Benedetta is a beautiful historic residence that has been for many years the beating heart of the Folonari family, a renowned name in the Italian wine panorama. Dating back to the early 1800, the villa is located at the center of the family’s agricultural holding that is currently producing excellent internationally known wines.

After a long and thorough renovation of the villa in 2014, the owners have decided to convert it into a vacation home considering its overall wonderful characteristics, elegance and charm. The spectacular typical Tuscan surroundings are perfect for excursions either on foot, on a bike or for horseback riding.

The park of the villa is immaculately kept and features furnished shade areas dedicated to just relaxing while enjoying the view on the stunning Tuscan landscape or al fresco dining (there is a new barbecue and a covered gazebo that sits up to 18 people).

The private swimming pool (size 40 x 16 feet) comes with a changing area, full bathroom with shower and a dedicated wi-fi internet connection.

*** The property video (made in June 2016) can be viewed directly on this page or at this link: ***

Location: the villa is located in Greve in Chianti, which is considered the “entrance gate” into the Chianti region. The beautiful main square of Greve, Piazza Matteotti, is the focal point of the town and can be easily reached from the villa on foot (about 10 minutes walk), by bike, or by car (3-4 minutes drive).

At the Piazza Matteotti there is several excellent restaurants such as the Osteria Mangiando Mangiando, the Bottega del Moro or the Osteria del Chianti Classico as well as many other typical grocery stores, Artisan shops and the famous Antica Macelleria Falorni (a Tuscan butcher that has been in the same spot since 1729). Nearby the square there is also a furnished supermarket.

Walking distance from the villa there is a bus stop where it is possible to take several buses to Florence or other nearby locations such as San Gimignano or Siena.

Description of the interiors: The villa features 9 large charming bedrooms (all with the characteristic high ceilings) and 8 bathrooms in total.

Ground floor:

- Large kitchen with table seating up to 8, oven, gas stove, American style fridge, kettle, toaster, ice machine, Italian coffee machine (moka) and American coffee machine (drip)

- Dining room seating up to 18 ppl

- TV room with 54” TV

- Large Living room overlooking the valley and directly connected to the outdoors gazebo and lounge area

- Office room with 54” TV

- 2 master bedrooms with king size beds and a private bathroom for each

- 1 guest bathroom (half)

First floor:

- Large living room

- 1 master bedroom with king size bed and bathroom

- 2 bedrooms with king size beds and a shared bathroom

- 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each and a private bathroom each

- 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds

- 1 bedroom with king size bed and a shared bathroom

- Laundry room with washer and dryer

The 3 twin bedrooms on the first floor (that come with 2 twin beds each) can all be made up as kings upon request.

Guests are always welcome to visit the cellars and taste the wine produced within the wineries and agricultural holdings of the Folonari family.

**“City Tax” of € 1.50 per person per night applicable for a maximum of 7 nights during the period of March 1st to October 31st, is to be paid upon arrival as per the city's regulatory rules (kids under 14 are exempt).**

**Conditions to hold weddings at the property**

- The minimum chargeable rate during the high season (Early May-Mid October) would be for 7 nights. The usual minimum stay is 7 nights Saturday to Saturday, exceptions can be made to allow a shorter stay but the rate will remain for a 7 night stay.

- The hiring of the villa’s preferred wedding planner is mandatory.

- A wedding/event fee, for the permission to hold the wedding at the property with non-villa residents attending, would apply extra (the amount varies according to the final number of guests). The maximum number of guests allowed for any event on the property is 30 people (total includes villa residents).

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german, spanish, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Greve in Chianti

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 7:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , bidet
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Stunning villa, beautiful views, wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Villa Benedetta has a wonderful family history that we are so grateful the Folonari family is willing to share. The villa itself is large, welcoming, well-cared for and has the most amazing views. We loved it! Antonella and her housekeeper, Yolanda, were so easy to work with - our planning and stay were seamless. Highly recommend this incredible, beautiful home! Everyone in our party was blown away!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfection in Greve

  • 5 of 5

This villa is Devine! Our stay was made perfect by the large living quarters and attentive staff. You do need a car because it is in a remote area. Tuscany is beautiful and this villa adds to the beauty.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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World Class Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at the villa

It's a beautiful property it has everything you need. The staff is great !

We came with a party of 15 all adults and a 1 year old. We were there for 6 days and everyone loved it. We hired a chef for a dinner and it was fabulous. We were there in late October so we didn't use the pool. The grounds were very nice and the location was perfect, in the heart of Chianti. We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property in a sublime location

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa Benedetta was like living in a dream. The photos and descriptions cannot do justice to what is one of the most amazing places I have ever been to.

Antonella and Iolanda were so wonderfully accommodating, every need or request was met and we had the most amazing experience staying here. I cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding September 2017

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in early September 2017 and loved the property. We had our wedding here and the property was absolutely beautiful. Antonella was super helpful and we could not have asked for a more perfect week staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The villa is beautiful and elegant - superbly equipped and furnished for a perfect holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We all greatly enjoyed our stay at the Villa. Masses of space for everyone of all ages . The rooms are elegant, stylish and extremely comfortable. Wonderful to have air con in the lovely bedrooms, and also many different rooms to sit in. The villa is in a magical setting with lovely views. The garden and pool are beautiful (and well maintained daily) - lots of shade (and sun loungers) round the pool. Lovely to be able to sit and eat on the terrace (in sun or shade), and a superbly equipped kitchen easy to cater for many people. It felt like being in a large private hotel, with excellent daily care from the lovely Housekeeper.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
62 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
82 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made