Property features/services: Welcome dinner, Maid 6 time a week, Near town, 2 fireplaces, 2 wood pizza ovens, barbecue, 2 fully equipped kitchens, screen on windows, piano, big art garden with amphitheater, private parking.
Surrounded by centuries-old oaks, olive groves and meadows, the ancient stone farmhouse lies nestled in the Chianti hills within a 30-kms radius of Florence, Siena and Arezzo in a vast natural garden.
The villa was built more than 300 years ago; the restoration has kept the spirit of the house, respecting the original architecture with use of hand-made special materials following the green-architecture parameters.
The villa is in the middle of a 13-hectare (32 acres) private botanical garden (Giardino del Belvedere) with olive trees, meadows, forest of ancient oaks trees, an amphitheatre and a salt water private swimming pool.
Our private villa hosts a single group of guests at a time.
Being the only residents, the quality and privacy of their stay is guaranteed.
The villa, the swimming pool and the garden is always completely private and can host up to 16 persons in rooms with en-suite bathroom;
La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is the perfect place to discover Tuscany for a family reunion, a gathering of friend, a wedding, a meeting.
Extensive natural garden stretch out towards the mountains on the horizon, with inviting pathways which meander through meadows of wild flowers.
The house itself reflects the total peace and tranquility of its surroundings.
The rooms are spacious, furnished with antiques, yet offering every modern convenience.
Giardino del Belvedere is a house for all seasons.
The old stone walls keep it cool in the summer sun, while great open fireplaces offer warmth and comfort during cooler months.
The entire building (2 story) can accommodate up to 16 guests in 7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms and 2 kitchens.
GROUND FLOOR: (2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
- Lunch al fresco
- Spacious living and dining room with LCD TV, Satellite, DVD/DIVX player, Wireless High speed Internet, telephone and large open fireplace
- Music room with stereo, CD player, MP3, iPod docking station, piano. The room has a direct access to the Swimming Pool overlooking the Arno Valley
- 2nd living area with TV and fireplace
- 1 kitchen fully equipped with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven, dishwasher and wood fired-pizza oven
- 1 kitchen well furnished with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven and dishwasher
- 1 bedroom with queen bed
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and extra bed
- 1 bathroom with tub
- 1 bathroom
Separate laundry room with 2 washing machines (in the same building)
FIRST FLOOR: (5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms)
- Lounge room with 3 arched windows over looking the grounds
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub
- 1 twin bedded room (beds can be joined upon request) and en-suite bathroom with shower
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and an extra single bed (on request) w/shared bathroom with shower
- 1 twin bedded room with shared bathroom with shower
GARDEN and SWIMMING POOL: The villa has a big private garden 13-hectare (32 acres) with outstanding landscapes, a salt water private swimming pool (12 x 6 meters - 39 x 19 feet), barbecue, wood pizza oven and a stone theatre in perfect harmony with nature above the house in the wood of centuries-old oaks.
YOGA PAVILION “IL TONDO”:
“Il Tondo” is a yoga pavilion with a pool, overlooking the Chianti hills located in the highest part of the property 5 min uphill walk from the villa. The pavilion is build with local chestnut and natural stones. “Il Tondo” is the private artistic studio of the villa owner and is not included in the villa rental; on request only the villa guests can rent it.
LA SELVA Giardino del Belvedere with the villa, the garden, the swimming pool and the amphitheatre is a perfect location for a wedding.
• Our amphitheatre is a special location to host the celebration and is possible to have a legal civil ceremony celebrated by the Mayor of Cavriglia or a religious wedding in the nearest church of Montegonzi (5 min drive from the villa)
• We already had international weddings with guests from all over the world
• In the surroundings within 5 / 10min drive are available many hotels, resort, B&B or villas to host your guests and I will be happy to help with the reservations.
La Selva Giardino del Belvedereis located in Tuscany on the Chianti Hills within a 30 kms radius of Florence, Siena and Arezzo.
In an area known for its food and wine, not to mention splendid
Montegonzi, 1 km/0.6 miles, has the nearest food shop and an excellent
Cavriglia, 6 km/ 3.7 miles and Montevarchi 6 km/ 3.7miles has a large selection for shoppings.
From here a beautiful road leads into Chianti area:
Badia Coltibuono, Gaiole, Radda, Castellina,
Greve and Siena.
This is a land where, more than any other place, tradition and daily life exist side by side in perfect harmony. Montevarchi, situated in the midst of what is known as unspoiled “wine country” - with its vineyards, olive trees, castles, medieval hilltop villages and churches - is one of the more lively towns south of Florence.
The history of Montevarchi dates back to circa 986, when pilgrims and travelers stopped here on their way to and from Rome.
Today the area is famous for its contribution to the international fashion industry and boasts the location of prestigious fashion outlets like Prada,The Mall and the new Fashion Valley .
The area has excellent restaurants, a farmer’s market and regular train service to Florence, Arezzo, Rome (with connections to every major Italian city)
Sport activities in the area
Tennis, horseback riding and bicycle rental
within 5 minutes.
Golf driving range with 9 tees at Club Le Miniere,
within 10 minutes.
18-hole golf at Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino,
within 30 minutes.
Chicken with roasted potatoes cook in the wood fired oven
Tuscan bread cooked in the wood fired oven
The open-air private stone theatre was designed and built in 2002 by the owner Paolo Cioncolini.
Nestled in the heart of the woods and set against the natural backdrop of spectacular oaks and junipers,
the theatre is a perfect place to host private events.
Yoga pavilion "Il Tondo":
Thanks to all the guests who write their comments on "Il Libro di Campagna"
after a vacation at LA SELVA Giardino del Belvedere
I publish all 182 pages of the guestbook
from May 2008
to October 2014 to share every words with you.
(For iPhone, iPad and other devices please visit the mobile version)
Rates vary depending on the season, length of stay and number of rooms occupied by guests, please contact me to receive an offer.
Check-in: Monday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm Check-out: Monday before 10am
On arrival welcome Tuscan dinner prepared by our cook Maria
Wi-Fi internet (free)
Private salt-water swimming pool open from 04 May to 02 November
Cleaning 6 days a week (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
Linens for bed, bath and table
Weekly change of linens
1 GPS car navigation system TOMTOM (with useful point of interest)
2 Washing machines
2 Fully equipped kitchens
2 Dishwasher machines
2 Large ovens, american coffee machine, italian moka coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle
2 Refrigerators with freezer
2 Wood pizza ovens (1 in the villa, 1 in the garden)
2 Wood fireplaces
Central heating (charged by consumption)
Water (excellent from our well)
Full stereo with CD player and speakers for iPod
Satellite television in multiple languages
Gas for kitchen use
Iron, Ironing board
Screen on windows
Floor fans in each bedroom (available on request at no charge)
Baby beds and highchairs (available on request at no charge)
Private car parking in the property
Municipality tourist tax
First grocery shopping
Tuscany dinner prepared by our cook
Tuscany cooking class
Wine dinner with sommelier
Heating (upon consumption)
English speaking Baby sitter
Airport / train station transfer / Taxi
Private bus rental with driver
Personal guide for Florence, Chianti, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, etc.
Wine cellar visit with wine tasting
Fashion outlets excursions (Prada, Gucci, Dolce&Gabbana, Armani, Ferragamo, Valentino, YSL and many others and many others are located in the area)