Casa Vacanze Terre di Baccio - Greve in Chianti, Firenze
Case Sparse, 10
50022 Greve in Chianti (Firenze)
Type: Holiday houses
Geographical Location: Hill
n°6 Apartment , n°4 Double bed room. Total Guests 43
This Farm Estate Terre di Baccio stands in a panoramic position on a hillside near the little town of Greve, in the heart of Chianti. In the very centre of the 50 acre estate, planted with vineyards and olive groves, stands a recently renovated cluster of buildings which dates from the XVI century and has recently been converted into a country residence for guests. The farm produces famous Italian wines and extra virgin olive oil, the farm estate is also a producer member of the “Zima di Firenze” Consorzio dello Zafferano delle Colline Fiorentine which was recently granted DOP.
Accommodations and Services in Casa Vacanze Terre di Baccio
The farm estate offers 4 apartments, each with its own separate entrance, on the first floor of the Casale and in the old dovecote tower.
Each apartment has a kitchen, bedrooms with bath, and characteristic intermediate floors, enabling from 2 – 12 persons to be accommodated, with various modular combinations depending on requirements.
On the ground floor of the Casale, besides a spacious lounge with fireplace, sixteenth century cellar and dining room where breakfast is served, there are 4 bedrooms with bath, converted from the old stables which still conserve characteristic feeding troughs. In the adjacent, completely renovated, BACCIO HAYBARN are two splendid apartments each suitable for four people.
On arrival guests will be greeted with simple and genuine hospitality and a “welcome toast” in the magical atmosphere of the sixteenth century wine cellar.
During their stay, guests are welcome to use the panoramic swimming pool and the numerous sun-beds set amongst the olive trees. Close to the swimming pool an inviting “wellness” area has been set up (sauna awaiting completion) and gym.
Sport: Bowling green
Where we are
Wellness: Thermal baths nearby, Sauna
Internal Services: Acces Internet, Communal telephone, TV in room, TV sat, Wifi, Heating, Daily cleaning, Final cleaning
Educational activities: Guided tour of the farm
Courses: Courses Cuisine, Courses Painting
Ceremonies: Ceremonies, Meeting rooms
External services: Barbecue, Rental Bikes, Car park, Park
Experiences: Golf, Cycle tourism, Trekking
In the very centre of the 50 acre estate, planted with vineyards and olive groves, stands a recently renovated cluster of buildings, known as Casale di Baccio, which dates from the XVI century and has recently been converted into a country residence for guests.
The owners, of ancient Florentine and Guatemalan origin, have preserved the original architectural characteristics of the Casale, combining stone, terracotta and old wooden beams with furnishings and handicrafts typical of central America. With the professional advice of one of Italy's leading oenologists, 13 acres of specialized vineyards were planted with Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot vines to produce excellent wines, aged in barriques in the farm's own historic cellar. The farm produces SUPERTUSCAN wines (Rosso del Casale and Rosso di Baccio), Vin Santo and CHIANTI CLASSICO Grappa as well as extra virgin olive oil from over 1000 olive trees. The farm estate is also a producer member of the “Zima di Firenze” Consorzio dello Zafferano delle Colline Fiorentine which was recently granted DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) status by the European Community.
Farm Estate stands in a panoramic position
on a hillside near the little town of Greve, in the heart of Chianti. The Casale, situated right on the site of the old Roman road that connected Florence
, is an ideal departure point for short walks
along a path to the nearby town of Greve in Chianti, a centre of history and art
, with a splendid piazza, numerous shops selling local handicrafts and food and wine, as well as wine bars, cafés and restaurants, with some of which the farm estate has special arrangements.
The path is only a short walk to the town and is lit at night by energy-saving solar battery lighting. Other possible excursions on foot include walks through the farm estate woodland, to the nearby and characteristic Borgo di Montefioralle hamlet and to the village of Panzano.
Other destinations for more practised walkers are the village of Lamole, which stands at the foot of Mount San Michele and the peak of the same Mountain
(at an altitude of over 800 metres), from which there is an extraordinary all-embracing panorama of the Chianti and Valdarno mountains, Mount Amiata and even the distant peaks of the Apuan mountains.
The owners also provide mountain-bikes for guests. During September, October and November, guests can watch harvesting operations, including the collection, cleaning and drying of saffron and olive picking.
The owners offer guests the possibility of buying farm produce: wine, vin santo, grappa, saffron, extra virgin olive oil, as well as specially selected jams, preserves and honey.