The land is our garden – the beautiful Chianti hills with their vineyards, olive groves, holm oak forests, ancient cypress alleys, pines, local herbs…and native animals as deer, partridges, wild boar, foxes, goats…
Due to hill-top location of the property with 340m altitude there are stunning 360 degree views just across on the Monte San Michele, the highest mountain of the Chianti (893m), and in distance the Apennine mountains (1,000m)
The grounds cover an area of some 5 hectares. The country estate is surrounded by beautiful olive groves, vineyards and holm oak forests offering a multitude of walking paths.
The cypress-lined driveway leading to the estate is like something you would find in a picture book. Car access and parking spaces are situated unobtrusively in the olive grove so that the entire estate between the chapel and the main buildings remains a pristine haven.
Each building leads out into its own garden area. Furnished like lounges, the terraces and gazebos offer idyllic spots in which to rest and relax.
The kitchen house offers every modern convenience for celebrations or elegant dining on the terrace. Boasting a diameter of 2 metres, the centuries-old wood-fired oven used to provide for the whole village. The smokers‘ lounge is also situated here.
Beneath the terrace and enjoying a breathtaking view is the 12-metre pool complete with cabanas, daybeds and a lounge on the wide wooden sundeck.
The San Pietro Martyr Chapel was built in 1580 by Ludovico da Verrazzano. The paintings and the altar are currently under restoration. The chapel has space for 15 people for wedding ceremonies. On leaving the chapel, the view of the setting sun is simply stunning, while its forecourt offers an idyllic spot for meditation.
“We wanted to find materials that are centuries old and put them to use again here. For example, I salvaged the staircase steps from an old villa in Florence and had them built in here. A large stair tread (Serena stone) was transformed into an outside bench, the day beds around the pool were made from mossy stones, and marble slabs from a butcher’s shop serve as sunbathing decks.”