Location: Certaldo  (Tuscany)
Sleeps: 18
7 Nights From: € 2,650 - € 6,000


An independent, recently restored villa situated on a hillock in Chianti. Surrounded by sloping olive groves, vineyards and ancient cypresses, the panoramic view of the landscape with the characteristic towers of San Gimignano in the background, is just simply breathtaking!

In 2003 VILLA BELSOLE was skilfully restored retaining all the architectural features of the past. In the 19th century, the Villa was the residence of the Marquise PUCCI family, in the early middle ages it was one of the first constructions from which the nearby village of San Martino was developed. The antique furnishing and décor reflect the ancient style of the Villa without renouncing the conveniences of modern bath-rooms, fully equipped kitchen, central heating, TV, DVD. Today the villa is provided with a private swimming pool (18x4m) in a wide garden perfectly equipped for your outdoor lunches and for relax by the pool, all surrounded by a park with olive groves and ancient cypresses.

LODGING DESCRIPTION: Structured on 3 floors. 9 double rooms, each with private bath/shower room. Total sleeps: 18 . GROUND FLOOR: large entrance hall with staircase, a wide living room with pool table, reading room with TV, DVD and CD, bedroom (twin single beds) with an en suite shower room, kitchen and a spacious dining hall with table for 18 persons, laundry and cloakroom.

FIRST FLOOR: Landing. 7 bedrooms, 5 with twin single-beds (all with en suite shower rooms), and 2 with double-beds, one with en suite bathroom and one with an en suite shower room.

SECOND FLOOR: “ colombaia tower”: one bedroom with a double-bed and en suite shower room, two terraces, one connected to the room, from which you have an exclusive view. OUTSIDE: Private swimming pool (18x4m) with roman steps, open from early May to late September, surrounded by a wide lawn and flower-beds with roses and jasmines. Private parking-place behind the villa and a gazebo equipped for out-door lunches with barbecue, all bordered by an olive grove and cypresses. The entrance to the property is provided with an antique iron gate, equipped with a video-interphone system. The rent includes the private use of the entire structure, self catering , 18 sleeps.

INCLUDED: Use of electricity, water and gas (not heating); Bed linen NOT INCLUDED: Final cleaning:15Euro/person minimum 200 Euro. Heating:after consumption

DEPOSIT: 1500 Euro

CLEANING: 15 Euro per person, with a minimum of 200 Euro. To be paid on arrival with deposit please.

EXTRAS: (advance notice)Cot: 40 Euro/week for any extra cleaning or bed linen: 15Euro/person Extra bed: 150 Euro/week. 4Euro x cubic mt for heating when needed.

At VILLA BELSOLE you’ll have the opportunity to experience the graceful Tuscan living. Located in a privileged position on the top of a hill, VILLA BELSOLE offers you a spectacular panorama of the landscape with it’s typical patchwork of olive groves and vineyards on the hill-sides, and the characteristic medieval towers of San Gimignano in the background.

ACTIVITIES In the immediate surroundings of VILLA BELSOLE you can practice a lot of different activities: guided excursions across the countryside, trekking as well as riding, or even a tour on quad ; mountain-biking, fishing (there’s a lake just about 500m from the villa). You can play tennis in Certaldo, tennis and golf near Castelfalfi (about 20km). Experience the ancient rural traditions by visiting the workshop of local artisans or wine and oil producers. You can frequent cooking-lessons in a nearby castle and discover the secrets of delicious Tuscan specialties; visit local wineries and cellars on a wine-tasting tour. On request we can arrange a typical Tuscan dinner for you at the villa.

SURROUNDINGS The unique context in which VILLA BELSOLE is set, makes it an oasis of relax immersed in the green heart of Tuscany with its ancient rural culture. The villa is perfectly located in order to discover the hidden parts of Tuscany, walled villages like Certaldo Alto, (the birthplace of Boccaccio), which has hardly changed since the Middle Ages, and the famous cities of art and culture, either by car or with public transport: Colle di Val d’Elsa, San Miniato, San Gimignano, Barberino Val d’Elsa, Volterra, Montespertoli, and last but not least, Certaldo. VILLA BELSOLE is located just a few minutes from Certaldo where you can find all comforts: supermarkets, restaurants, bars, Bank, post office, train station etc. Distances from VILLA BELSOLE: 50km to Florence 52km to Siena 36km to San Gimignano 15km to Gambassi Terme 11km to Poggibonsi 8km to Castelfiorentino 9km to Montespertoli 5km to Certaldo

Facilities and Activities


  • Beds


    This property has 18 beds. Extra bed are available, 150 Euros per week each bed. (advanced warning required please).

  • Pool


    Privat swimming pool with roman steps infront of the villa. The pool measures 18x4m and is fully equipped with deckchairs, beds and parasols. Open from early may to october.

  • Central Heating

    Central Heating

    Heating: in the cold season, 700 Euro/week.

  • Cook


    This property has a cook available, on request. She can come to the villa and prepare a typical Tuscan dinner. It costs 30Euro/person, groceries, cooking, service and wine included. Just ask the management on your arrival and we'll arrange this for you.

  • Cot


    This property has a cot (advance warning required). 40 Euros/week.

  • DVD


    This property has a dvd player.

  • Mobile phone coverage

    Mobile phone coverage

    Good mobile phone reception.

  • Stereo


    This property is has a hi-fi audio system.

  • TV set

    TV set

    This property is equipped with the satelite TV set.

  • Laundry


    This property has a washing machine.

  • Internet


    This property is equipped with an internet connection

  • Barbecue


    Barbecue available for yor outdoor lunches.

  • Dishwasher


    Dishwasher available

  • Spectacular views

    Spectacular views

    Amazing panorama across the pathwork of vineyards, olivgroves and sunflowers, with the characteristic towers of San Gimignano in the background!

  • Extra Facilities

    Extra Facilities

    Bikes. 5 Mountain bikes are available at the villa. Price 100/week for 5 bikes.

  • Extra Facilities

    Extra Facilities

    Quad. Excursion on quad in the surroundings. 90 Euros/3 hours per quad. 160 Euros whole day. Minimun 3 quads (3-6 persons). Advanced notice is preferred.

  • Extra Facilities

    Extra Facilities

    Wine tasting. Just ask the management on your arrival day and we'll arrange this for you. It costs 13 Euro/person and includes a guided tour in the castle and the cellars.

  • Extra Facilities

    Extra Facilities

    Cooking Courses: In a nearby castle you can discover the secrets of the Tuscan cooking. From 10 am to 2.30 pm, course, luch and guided tour included. Price: aprox. 90 Euros/person. Just ask the management on you arrival and we arrange everything.


  • Hiking


    Good hiking in the surrounding area. Only 3km from the Villa there is the natural park of La Canonica, with signed paths and a lot of stops for physical exercises. The perfect area for jogging or hiking. The area is also equipped with tables and barbecue for outdoor lunches.

  • Golfing


    Golf course(s) near by. In Castelfalfi, 20 km.

  • Horse Riding

    Horse Riding

    Equestrian Centre near by. Guided excursions in the surroundings. 16 Euros/Hour.

  • Wine&Oil Production

    Wine&Oil Production

    Guided visits to nearby wineries and wine tastings can be arranged. Just ask the management on your arrival.

  • Thermal Baths & Beauty Centre

    Thermal Baths & Beauty Centre

    Thermal Baths nearby.

  • Tennis


    Tennis court nearby in Certaldo (4km) or in Castelfalfi (20km). Price: 8 Euros/hour

  • Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

    5 mountain bikes available at the villa. Advanced notice requested. Price: 100Euro/week for 5 bikes.

  • Seasonal Info

    Seasonal Info

    Mercantia 2007 10th to 15th July 2007 - Certaldo Mercantia is a lovely local fair in the old town of Certaldo. You can either park in the new town and walk uphilll to the medieval quarter, or you can take the 'funicolare' railway uphill. During the mercantia Certaldo alto becomes the set of stalls, restaurants, street theater all immersed in an atmosphere that brings you back to the 14th century!

  • Seasonal Info

    Seasonal Info

    Excursion in Hot Air Balloon over Chianti. Start at dawn in Tavarnelle (20 minutes from the Villa) with a flight of 1 hour. At landing you'll have beakfast with champagne and tipical products and then a car will drive you back to the take off point. The excursion takes circa 3 hours and costs 220 Euros per person. (Minimum 2, maximum 12 persons). Advanced notice requested.

  • Seasonal Info

    Seasonal Info

    La Vendemmia. In the month of september and october you'll have the possibility to take part of a real wine harvest. You'll be ecuipped with clippers and gloves and you'll help the wine producers with the harvest in the vineyard. Wine tasting with small buffet included. Price: 50 euros/person.

Calendar – Availability

(Bookings can only be made from Saturday to Saturday.)

2017 | 2018 | 2019
2016 Jan2 9 16 23 30
2016 Feb6 13 20 27  
2016 Mar5 12 19 26  
2016 Apr2 9 16 23 30
2016 May7 14 21 28  
2016 Jun4 11 18 25  
2016 Jul2 9 16 23 30
2016 Aug6 13 20 27  
2016 Sep3 10 17 24  
2016 Oct1 8 15 22 29
2016 Nov5 12 19 26  
2016 Dec3 10 17 24 31
# Low season price: €2,650.00
# Mid season price: €4,450.00
# High season price: €6,000.00
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Place: Certaldo

Certaldo is set in the heart of Chianti, right between Florence and Siena.