Galleria di BrolioCastiglion Fiorentino, Toscana
at 7 km
Airport of Firenze
at 100 km
Highway A1 Monte San Savino
at 15 km
Hospital of Fratta
at 8 km
Ancient farmhouse amidst olive groves and vineyards a few km from the village of Castiglion Fiorentino. Large private pool and wide outdoor space. Suitable for families or groups of friends who love the rural environment and wish to visit Tuscany.
Galleria di Brolio is an old stone farmhouse whose origins date back to 1800, located between two of the most important towns of the Valdichiana, Castiglion Fiorentino and Foiano, and which is now part of the owners' farm. You will find the farmhouse just a few kilometres from the two towns and in both, as well as various monuments and sites of artistic interest that are definitely worth a visit, you will have shops, restaurants and all kinds of services. The small historic centres of the villages will be a pleasant destination for your aperitifs or dinners at the restaurant.
The farmhouse takes its name from the Galleria di Brolio, a conduit that is still in operation today and is located on the edge of the olive grove. The conduit is part of the canal built between 1932 and 1940 to improve the flow of water towards the Arno, planned by the engineer Vittorio Fossombroni for the reclamation of the valley at the end of the 18th century.
Galleria di Brolio is situated on the edge of a wood of about 20 hectares of oaks and pines used as a hunting reserve for the repopulation of animals; they live here in the utmost freedom and if you love wildlife you will frequently see hares and pheasants running in the olive grove, the vineyard and even in the house lawn.
On the ground floor there is the apartment where the owners live, as well as a cellar and a shed for the farm's agricultural tools, while the first floor is reserved for you. The furnishings are very nice and comfortable, enriched with local antiques, and blend in perfectly with the old features of the house. Not far away, on the other side of the wood, passes the railway line that connects central Italy with the main cities of the peninsula (Florence, Bologna, Rome, Milan), so it will be easy to move around even without a car.
A few metres from the house, surrounded by silver olive trees, you will find a beautiful swimming pool completely fenced and for your exclusive use (size 11x5 m, depth 1.10-1.40 m - open from 01st May to 30th September), together with a gazebo equipped with garden furniture, which will allow you to shelter from the hot summer sun.
There is also a large pergola supplied with wrought iron furniture for eating outside, equipped with a barbecue and a wood-burning oven, for those evenings when you want to enjoy a pizza or a grill “al fresco”.
The owner, on request, will prepare excellent typical Tuscan dinners and pizzas in the wood-fired oven which, we are told by customers who have stayed at the house, are truly delicious.
FIRST FLOOR: with access through private internal staircase, wide living-sitting room with sofas, ancient big fireplace and Satellite TV, kitchen-dining room, two double bedrooms each with private bathroom with shower, double bedroom with single added bed, twin bedroom with single added bed and bathroom with shower.
- Refrigerator with freezer, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, moka coffee maker, filtercoffee maker, juicer, bread maker, barbecue, wood burning oven
- Satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet access
- Washing machine (can be used on request), air conditioning in the bedrooms, iron and ironing board, fans (4), hairdryer in all bathrooms, high chair
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Private pool is open from 01/05 to 30/09.
Wi-Fi Internet access.
Bed linen and bathroom towels (Initial set).
One baby bed (for children up to 3 years) on request at time of booking.
Pets are not allowed.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Breakage deposit Euro 300 (payable in cash on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay). During their stay, should travellers cause any damage to the property, they will be liable for the associated costs.
Electric car charging on demand on payment.
Obligatory final cleaning Euro 150.
Heating Euro 6 per m3 (if used).
Swimming towels available on request on payment of Euro 3 each.
Wood for fireplace Euro 15 each 100 kg (if used).
Air conditoning in the bedrooms Euro 0,60 per kw/h (if used).
Tourist Tax Euro 1 per person per day, applied for the first 7 days only, children up to 14 years do not pay.
„Der Pool war sehr gepflegt und die Gastleute sehr freundlich. Wir wurden sogar zum Willkommen mit einem Essen überrascht. Allerdings wäre es hilfreich gewesen darauf hinzuweisen, dass man eine 20 stufige Treppe zum Wohnraum hat. Aber wir waren trotzdem sehr zufrieden.“
“The pool was well maintained and the hosts were very friendly. We were even surprised with a welcome meal. However, it would have been helpful to point out that there is a 20-step staircase to the living room. But we were still very satisfied.”
At our arrival we had reserved a dinner from our hosts, and it was lovely. Real homemade pasta, local cheeses and hams, and terrific service! Absolutely worth the money. The house and garden was beautiful.
It is very spacious and clean. The owners look very well after everything. The pool is beautiful and cleaned daily.
We had a pleasant vacation on this beautiful domain where the holiday home is located. The house has everything you expect. The owners were present on the ground floor during our stay, we were occasionally served tasty dishes, made by the friendly hostess! The swimming pool, only 3 years old, is situated between the olive trees and equipped with the necessary sun loungers. Shade can be found under the olive trees at the swimming pool. The pool is cleaned daily.
Large property with great outdoor area
This is a great house for both relaxing by the pool and exploring Tuscany/Umbria. A lot of nice scenery and cities are within 1-2 hour driving distance. The property is large and quiet. The kitchen has all you need, and there are 4 large bedrooms. Only negative is that it is not on ground floor, so when dining outside on the porch, you need to carry everything down and up the stairs. The owners came by most evenings, and always did their best to insure everything was ok. Their hospitality exceeded all expectations and had us taste their own produced wine and olive oil, and even some great meals. We stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommended.
Un petit coin de paradis en Toscane
L’accueil, la gentillesse, la disponibilité des propriétaires, la beauté des lieux et la proximité de belles villes sont les moments forts de ces vacances!!!
Peaceful location but good facilities within reasonable driving distance. An extremely friendly and hospitable host. Clean and comfortable courtyard and pool area.
Galleria di BrolioExcellent lieu de séjour. Villa et jardin avec piscine magnifiques. Très belle plantation d'oliviers, et de vignes, une allée de cyprès impressionnante, et une vue totalement dégagée sur la campagne. Une situation qui permet de découvrir en voiture ou en train toute la Toscane. Et nous avons apprécié par dessus tout, l'incomparable accueil de nos hôtes, qui nous a plongé au coeur de l'Italie, d'entrée. Mille Mercis à eux. Notre séjour nous laisse une grosse envie d'y retourner !
Es war einer unserer schönsten Aufenthalte in der Toskana.