Nestled in the heart of the Chianti Valley, this graceful country residence was originally a 13th century castle and later converted into this elegant villa for the Conti Albertis. In the heart of the Chianti region, between Florence and Siena stands the beautiful Villa Giulia. A wonderful retreat with breathtaking views of a typical Chianti landscape ~ carefully tended vineyards, olive groves and orchards and stretches of wild wooded areas that dot the gently rolling hillsides, like soothing waves of the ocean. Located near the town of Castelfiorentino, once the main route from Rome to France, it now is near one of the prettiest roads in Tuscany, the Via Chiantigiana which leisurely winds its way from one picture-postcard Tuscan hill town to another. Greve in Chianti, Panzano, Castellina in Chianti and many other towns line this road all the way to Siena. This beautiful home started out as a castle in the 13th century and some of the stones are still visible in the foundation of the walls that surround the house along with the brick tower what houses an additional bedroom and living room. Ground Floor: Enter into the large, cozy living room with fireplace. On the left, a beautiful marble staircase leads to the first floor. From the living room a hallway leads to a spacious and fully equipped kitchen with terracotta floors and chestnut - beamed ceilings. Fuirther down the hallway is a guest bathroom and a deligjhtful dinning room with French doors that open up to a pretty courtyard. Beyond the dining room is the large living room with fireplace with a romantic reading alcove that also doubles as the TV area. Off of the living room is a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi whirlpool bathtub. First Floor: At the top of the marble staircase, a long hallway separates the bedrooms. On the right there is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bath. To the left there are two twin bedrooms - both with their own en suite bathrooms, one with shower and tub and the other with shower. At the far end of the hallway is a double bedroom with a private balcony that overlooks the front yard. A hallway bathroom with both shower and Jacuzzi bath is right next door. The laundry room with wardrobe is at the end of the hallway along with a second staircase leading down to the ground floor. The Tower: The medieval tower alongside the villa (part of the original castle) has its own private entrace. Open the door and step into the living room, a staircase takes you up to a double bedroom with its own bathroom with shower. Nice views! Sleeps 12 6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Baths ROOMS Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Study, Private Laundry, Balcony, Courtyard, 3 Double Bedrooms with en suite baths (2 with jacuzzis) 2 Twin Bedrooms with en suite baths 1 Double Bedroom with balcony 1 Bathroom with Shower 1 Bathroom with Tub (includes either hand-held or wall mount shower) 1 Half Bath 3 Bathrooms with Jacuzzi FACILITIES Stove, Oven, Private Barbecue, Dishwasher, Washer Only, Phone, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels. AMENITIES Private In-ground Pool, 10 x 5 meters, Air Conditioning, Central Heat, Cook Available, Welcome Dinner, Continental Breakfast excluding Sunday, Maid Service six days per week
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