Leaving the main road that from Florence leads to Greve in Chianti and climbing up the rolling green hills of Tuscany amidst vineyards, olive groves and ancient farmhouses, one arrives at a large stone house perched on a promontory offering a breathtaking view of the underlying valley.
Villa Le Corti dates back to the 13th century but has been perfectly renovated and decorated in a tasteful and unique manner, offering 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
The villa is located in the famous area of Chianti Classico, one the most renowned and excellent wines of Tuscany. Here one breathes the love and passion the people have for the land and the grapes it produces, as they carefully nurture an age-old but not forgotten tradition.
The façade is magically wrapped in creeping vines which camouflage the building and transform it into an integral part of the surrounding nature. Bright green leaves and flowers twist up the impressive stone walls to form both a decorative and comforting veil in this enchanting spot.
Surrounded by 5 hectares of olive groves and vineyards, Villa Corti provides the perfect retreat for those wanting to relax in full Tuscan style. The house is surrounded by a 180 degree veranda from which there are uninterrupted, south and west facing views over the local countryside.
From the outside veranda one has access to a beautiful Italian garden with sculpted hedges, colorful flowers and benches where one can rest and enjoy this corner of paradise.
A typical day at Villa Corti holds a variety of options. One can rest by the beautiful stone-lined pool and sunbathe to the gentle sound of the white doves cooing in their nearby dovecote.
The unique swimming pool is lined with local stones which make it blend very nicely with the landscape. It is also crowned by a delightful composition of ornamental plants and bushes, chosen according to their blossom time and arranged in such a way as to form a splendid mixture of colors and forms.
For those wanting some peace and quiet there are plenty of tranquil spots where one can sit and read, or simply absorb the view and atmosphere of this most beautiful of places. The more energetic can play Bocce (Petanque) on the house ’s own shaded pitch or there ’s always tennis on the astroturf court.Distances:
Closest shop and supermarket: Panzano Km 8, Greve In Chianti Km 8
City: Florence Km 30; Siena Km 35At guests'disposal:
The swimming pool 14 x 4,2 meter, depth 2,3 meter.
Included in the rental price: Cleaning service (3hrs a day), Welcome Dinner.
With the exception of Sunday, a cook will be available to cook your evening meal and lay the table every morning for breakfast and make coffee (food and drink ot included), before starting to tidy up the bedrooms and clean bathrooms.Extra ServicesWith a renowned restaurant within a brief walk and an excellent cook service available at the villa, guests might find it difficult to get out and see the rest of Tuscany!