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Chianti Rental Home
During the day, the views from this heavenly, hill top perch span across endless miles of magnificent Chianti Classico landscapes. On clear summer nights, when stars roam the Tuscan sky, the sparkle from Stella del Chianti is easily mistaken for a new constellation.
Stella del Chianti is found on an olive growing estate between Florence and Siena with postcard perfect vistas. It is one of three separate 15th-century, stone farmhouses all owned by the same family. Each home faces its own direction and has its own private furnished patio and spacious garden. Stella del Chianti has its own private pool which is open from the last weekend in May to the first Friday in October. The remaining two homes are occupied by the owners as vacation getaways - escapes from the bustle of Italian city life to the tranquil Tuscan countryside. When in residence, the estate's matriarch occupies the farmhouse just behind Stella, and her daughter's family uses the third home, 40 yards away. The outdoor wood burning oven is shared by all.
In keeping with tradition, the restoration exposed the original stone walls, beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and a large open fireplace. The simple country furnishings are comfortable, and with the exception of the picture window in the dining room, all the windows are screened. Wi-Fi is available for guests looking to take along a laptop or wireless device. Meals, cleaning service and a cooking class may be arranged at the time of booking.
Situated just off the SS222, Chianti's renowned scenic wine route, the last wooded mile of the approach is unpaved and bumpy - smaller cars are suggested for better handling. Two country restaurants are within a few minutes by car. Castellina in Chianti, with restaurants, cafes, wine shops and a supermarket is a 10 minute drive; Radda in Chianti or Panzano with a Sunday morning market: 20; Monteriggioni: 25; Siena or Greve in Chianti: 30; San Gimignano or Florence: 45; Volterra or Arezzo: 70; Montepulciano, Cortona or Lucca: 90; Assisi or Pisa: 2 hours; Cinque Terre: 3 hours.
A tourist tax collected by the town is paid separately on the first seven nights. Children under age 14 are exempt.
First floor: Living room with fireplace, TV, CD player and doors with steps down to the furnished garden. Kitchen with stove top, microwave and fridge. One bedroom with a queen size bed. One bathroom with shower. One bedroom with a queen size bed and a single bed.