Ground floor a wide hall very spacious kitchen, fully equipped (fridge/freezer, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine), with raised original fireplace large dining room with a long dining table opening onto garden on the side of the swimming pool accessed by two French doors. living-room with fireplace and a separate TV room 2 twin bedrooms 1 bathroom with shower.
Upper floor accessed from the dining room 4 bedrooms with queen size beds 1 twin bedroom 4 en-suite bathrooms with showers.
From the first floor landing you access the beautiful tower which has windows all-round; here you find 1 extra double bedroom with a queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
The annexe, a completely renovated barn at only 6 mt from the villa, 135 sqm and sleeps 6. The annexe can be rented only together with the villa. Ground floor large room mainly used as a living room or playroom 1 bathroom with shower. First floor 2 communicating rooms with 6 single beds. The annexe is ideal for children of a large party renting the entire villa.
All bedrooms are comfortable and finely furnished according to the Tuscan country style; the wooden beam and terracotta ceilings, as well the other details of the interiors, all remind you of the glorious past of the villa.
Air conditioning is available in Villa Fabbri.
Overall Property Description: This large stately, secular estate, dating from the early 1200s, once belonged to the powerful Medici family, and is now property of the llustrious Carpini family.
Today's descendants, Sergio and Riccardo Carpini, after brilliant careers as fabric makers to all the top fashion designers in the world, are putting Villa Fabbri through a monumental restoration of the vineyards, the villas and the winery.
Villa Fabbri was built by the grand duc of Tuscany Leopoldo II of Lorena, in fact its style is called 'Leopoldine'. It dominates two gentle hills with 360° degree views of rolling hills that spread as far as the eye can see. The villa is completely independent and offers all the modern comforts and has been decorated respecting the traditional style of the time maintaining the original architectural features. Villa Fabbri is the twin sister of Villa Felciai (property ID 1672), situated on the hill next to it (at approx. 200 mt).
The Castle of La Selva (build in 1134) was the last post in the state of Florence, protecting the Ambra valley, situated on the border between Siena and Florence. In 1554 a Senese and French army attacked and destroyed the castle, at that time a Medici property. In the 18th century the Castle was converted into a beautiful villa.
The scenery around the property is typical of the pictures painted by the Renaissance artists. It has sweet hills and sweeping valleys, marked by noble cypress trees and adorned with vineyards, olive groves, and large forests of oaks, giving shade from the heat of the summer, the woods have trails and road for walks, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Ground and exteriors Garden and view: Villa Fabbri stands in a panoramic position overlooking the unspoiled valley below; there is a private garden with garden furniture and a large built-in barbecue. The villa and the pool are surrounded by ancient oak trees that offer ideal shaded spots to have a nap on a hot summer's afternoon or a quiet read. On one side of the house there is a large covered porch of 54 sqmts, with a huge marble and iron table for dining 'al fresco'. Swimming pool:The villa has its own private pool with sunbeds in a beautiful panoramic position. Size: 10 x 5 m - depth 1.40 m all over. The pool will be open from 1 May until 30 September. Parking: available on the property, for various cars.
At guests disposal: Air conditioning in all the rooms. Wi-Fi internet connection available. 4 mountain bikes for rent on the property. Hiking or walking in which you may see the local wildlife in La Selva's own park. Fishing in our small lake. Visit of the wine cellars, by reservation only in the office of the Winery.
Extra services: Also available, extra charge:
- crib and high chair - fold-up bed - pool towels - a cook specialized in local Italian dishes - maid service
- babysitters on request; - extra change of sheets and/or towels during the week
In case of Weddings or Events: Maximum seats outside up to 100 – inside up to 70. Special requests may be made ahead of time, and we will do our best to arrange them.
Distances: Nearest village: 8 km, Ambra with all kind of shops Tennis: 10 min. drive Horse-riding: Horseback riding is possible at the neighbouring estate, by reservation. Thermal baths: Terme di San Giovanni in Rapolano Terme Coast: 120 km
Florence: 75 km Siena: 33 km Arezzo: 57 km Perugia: 96 km
Within a 15/30 minute drive, you can visit art towns like Siena, Monte San Savino, Lucignano and Sinalunga. In the direction of the Chianti you'll find a constellation of little medieval villages and castles, full of history and each with their own personal story through the centuries. In the direction of Siena the "Crete di Siena" area, a very special landscape that changes colour every month delighting artists from all over the world. Within 30/45 minutes drive you can visit places like Cortona, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Pienza, Montalcino, just to name a few.
Accommodation and Amenities:
Maid Service Available
Montebenichi, Tuscany, Italy
Villa, 10 bedroom, 9 bath, sleeps 22 €1,090 - €1,470 per night
€6,000 - €6,500 per week