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Urania at Casalta
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Urania is a lovely Tuscan villa for two, located in the central part of the Casalta hamlet. To the back of the villa, looking out over the Chianti hills there are views of Panzano. This side of the Urania has a pretty covered pergola furnished with table and chairs.
The Tuscan villa is entered from the central courtyard. Inside is an open plan room with a well equipped kitchenette across one wall. It includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. There is also a traditional Tuscan stone sink.
Against the other wall is a large comfortable double sofa above which is an exposed stone wall providing the room with some of its original character. This room is completed by a round table with four chairs.
Passing under a typical Tuscan terracotta arch and down a couple of steps there is a little hall, off which is the bathroom and bedroom. The bathroom is spacious with a large shower across the back wall. The bedroom is a double room with plenty of space and furnished with a pretty iron bed with intricate lace work on the headboard. Completing the room is an armchair, mirror and double wardrobe.
The terrace is divided from the terrace of Urania's neighbour, Athena, by several tall potted plants.
Due to an interconnecting door this villa can be rented together with Athena, as Athena-Urania.

High-speed wireless internet access available for an additional small fee per week. Please bring your own laptop.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the apartment is 50 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Combination Oven/Microwave
  • Kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Note: there is no dishwasher
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Toaster
  • Ironing board
  • Baby cot
  • No pets allowed
  • No smoking
Location: Casalta

Casalta is a finely restored Tuscan hamlet of 9 villas that maintains all its original characteristics, with well maintained, simple gardens of local plant, shrubs and herbs. It is located in the heart of the Chianti within easy reach of Castellina in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti.
The pool is located a few steps away from the villas and is protected by a beautiful stone wall to one side, while the other has towering cypress trees through which there are fantastic views of the Chianti hills covered in vineyards and olive groves.
The hamlet, once owned by Galileo Galilei, is composed of two buildings around a quaint, traditional stone courtyard in which there is a pizza oven. To one side is an independent cottage while near the pool is a second, small cottage with the laundry. In front of the laundry is a large, stone terrace furnished with tables and chairs for communal use.

Pool Info

The pool is located up several stone steps behind the laundry room. It is protected from the hamlet by a high stone wall and iron gate. The other three sides of the pool are open with a cypress and fir trees.
Surrounding the pool is a large sun deck dotted with several umbrellas and sunbeds. Above the pool is a second, rarely used car park. There are some views of the Chianti hills through the cypress trees. The pool is 12 x 7 meter, 1.2-1.6 metres deep. Open from May to September.
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 12 x 7mtr, 1.2-1.6 mtrs deep. Open from May to September (weather permitting)
  • Tennis - courts available in Castellina in Chianti, 10km away
  • Golf - 20 minutes by car www.golfugolino.it
  • Local Leisure - walking, horse riding, ballooning, mountain biking, wine tastings, olive oil tastings
  • Private Chef - available on request
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Railways - Poggibonsi - San Gimignano, 25km away
  • Other services - bus stop in Grignano 2.5km away
  • Washing Machine Onsite - communal laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities
  • Parking - available on site
  • Distances - Florence 40km, Siena 36km, San Gimignano 40km, Pisa 95km, Lucca 115km, Rome 265km
  • Approach road - 900 mts unpaved countryside road. A low vehicle is not recommended

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: WI-FI Internet: 20 Euro per week
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: WI-FI Internet: 20 Euro per week
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
DESSON
Young couple
AIGUES-MORTES, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Calme
Confort
Paysage
Prestations
Cons prix location wifi Promiscuité location voisine : absence isolation phonique (porte communicante)
8
Brigitte
Mature couple
Heidenheim, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros die Ferienwohnung ist sehr schön eingerichtet, sauber und ansprechend. Die Aussicht in die Natur der Toskana lässt keine Wünsche offen. Der Pool ist sehr sauber und schön gelegen. Uns hat es sehr gefallen.
Cons Einzig die Zufahrt zur Ferienwohnung ist durch die schlechte unbefestigte Stra?e sehr mühsam und beschwerlich.
Local attractions Sienna ist die Stadt in der Toskana, die uns am besten gefallen hat, mit unzähligen Trattorias und Bars, in denen wohl jeder etwas passendes finden kann.
9
Annemarie
Mature couple
Adetswil, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Die ruhige Lage. Die Aussicht ist fantastisch. Die Nähe und die Erreichbarkeit zu den bekannten Orten. Das Schwimmbad war top. Ein paar Liegen mehr wären auch gut.
Local attractions Greve in Chianti, toller Marktplatz - genügend Restaurants.
10
Eva
Young couple
München, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
10
Karen
To Tuscany Team
Karen
Review date: 04.04.2014
Pros The owner has informed us that the road has been improved (Dec 2013).

As advised in the villa description, the approach road is an unpaved countryside road with uphill sections. A low vehicle is not recommended.

The owner assures that it is safe to pass without damage to your vehicle.



 
Anonymous
Young couple
Los Altos Hills, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: October 2013
Pros We loved the peaceful and private setting of Casalta. We were the only people at the entire property and we loved how relaxing it was. The views were breathtaking. We loved grilling on the grill that was provided and cooking on the gas stove. We really appreciated the good-quality pots/pans. The location of the villa made it easy to explore all over Chianti and other wine regions and the coast. This was our first time to Tuscany and we were so happy we chose Urania at Casalta. Thank you for opening your villa to us.
Cons Hidden fees/charges: - didn't know we needed to bring 250 Euro cash with us for deposit and taxes - would have been nice to know this up-front as that's quite a bit of cash to have on hand. Luckily Daniela accepted our US dollers instead. - we were charged for using the heater - we didn't realize this before arriving either. We felt the villa was under-stocked with supplies: - only 2 wine glasses - no staple items most other villas in the US have like salt/pepper, aluminum foil, paper towels, ice, cleaning supplies and sponges - we were given only 1 roll of toilet paper for 1 week (I guess we were expected to purchase our own?) - we were given only 1 dish towel - we had to ask for another
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

24.10.2013
Apologies from To Tuscany about any misunderstanding however full payment details are listed under important booking information at the price list, starter packs with suppliers are offered by To Tuscany before arrival.
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Langwiesen, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Local attractions Radda in Chianti Castellina
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Christoph
Young couple
Kevelaer, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros Traumhafte Lage des sehr gut gepflegten Anwesens, schön eingerichtete Ferienwohnung mit einladender Terrasse und Blick auf die umliegenden Weinberge, sauberer Pool mit Sonnenschirmen und Liegen, Internetzugang auf der gesamten Anlage
Local attractions Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Castellina, und Florenz
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adeline
Young couple
paris, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros la situation géographique
les villas spacieuses
jolie piscine
Cons entre 2 villas juste une porte simple, donc vous entendez tout ce qui se passe chez les voisins... peu d'intimité les bêtes, énormément au niveau des terrasses et la piscine, parfois dangereux, des enfants se sont faits piquer...
Local attractions chianti sienne
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Cédric
Young couple
LYON, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
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Dietmar
Young couple
Langballig, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Die absolut traumhafte Lage !! Außerdem sehr zentral zum erreichen sämtlich in der Nähe liegender Städte (Siena, Volterra,San Gimignano usw.). Dann das schöne sehr alte restaurierte Gebäude, welches mit viel Hingabe und Liebe zum Detail ausgebaut wurde!
Cons Der schon häufig angesprochene Anfahrtsweg, nicht aufgrund der Beschaffenheit (Sand und Schotter), das ist in Ordnung, es sind halt Land/Wirtschaftswege, sondern aufgrund der vielen tiefen ausgewaschenen Schlaglöcher und Mulden die ohne weiteres mal mit ein bisschen neuen Schotter aufgefüllt werden könnten, man möchte ja auch das die Urlauber ohne Defekt oder Unterbodenschaden am Fahrzeug die Anlage erreichen !
Local attractions Orte: Castellina, Panzano, Siena, Volterra, Greve, San Gimignano .
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Alfredo
Solo traveller
Hamburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros Unsere Ferienwohnung war sehr neuwertig, sauber und sehr gut ausgestattet. Wir möchten gern wieder kommen :-) Der Pool traumhaft schön.
Unsere Vermieterin war sehr nett und hat sich um uns sehr gekümmert. Andere Feriengäste hatten ein Problem, wo sich der Vermieter nicht gekümmert hat - unsere Vermieterin hat denen geholfen. Sehr sehr nett!
Cons Die ersten 2 Tage waren Bauarbeiter beim Pool, so dass wir Ihnen nicht nutzen konnten. Wir haben dann bei unserer Vermieterin angerufen, und Sie hat sich sofort darum gekümmert.
Local attractions San Gimignano
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Anonymous
Adult family group
Ilsede, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros Ruhige Lage in den Weinbergen
Ausstattung der Wohnung
Anlage wurde durch sehr diskretes Personal gepflegt
Cons Die Zufahrt von 1,6 km auf absolut schlechter Holperpiste ab asphaltierter Straße
Local attractions Hosteria La Piazza Greve - La Cantina
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

16.10.2012
The owner reports that there will be improvements made to the final approach to the apartments before the start of the 2013 season. TT 16/10/12
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Anonymous
Young couple
madrid, Spain

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Pros Situation, cleanliness, nice pool and wonderful views from the garden.
Cons The separation with the adjacent appartment is not good, you can hear too much from the other occupants through the existing communicating door; there is not enough privacy in the terrace either, there is only a small bush between the spaces of both houses.
Local attractions Butchery Cecchini in Panzano in Chianti,
7
Sonja
Family with young children
Bad Reichenhall, Germany

Review date:
Stay: September 2012
Local attractions Castelino,Panzano, Florenz
10
Hervé
Mature couple
MALZEVILLE, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros - Le charme de l'appartement et du complexe
- Les prestations de très bon niveau (équipements, mobilier, linge de toilette, ...)
- La terrasse
- La piscine
- La situation idéale dans le Chianti, entre Florence, Sienne et San Geminiano
Cons Le chemin d'accès pénible, excepté peut-être pour un 4x4
Local attractions - Florence, Sienne et San Géminiano (préférence pour cette dernière) - Restaurants excellents à Castellina : La Torre et Re Gallo - Dégustations de Chianti et d'huile d'olive, notamment celle dans la villa du regretté Léo Ferré
9
gérard
Mature couple
la chapelle sur erdre, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Propriété bien située, très agréable et très bien entretenue. Appartement décoré avec goût (meubles)
Cons L'arrivée à la propriété par un chemin accidenté et difficultés pour monter les derniers 100 mètres entre les cyprès (glissant)
Local attractions Petit restaurant situé à Castellina in Chianti, sur la place, près de l'église.
8
Jeroen
Young couple
Gent, Belgium

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros Amazing location, beautiful and new house with all new kitchen app, good organised.
Cons When all the guest were at the pool, it was too crowded.
Local attractions Restaurant 'La grotta' in montepulciano.
8
Anonymous
Young couple
Thusis, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Die Wohnung war sehr schön. Das wir eine eigene kleine Terasse hatten war super. Am Pool waren Liegestühle und Sonnenschirme zur Verfügung.
Cons Die Wohnung hatte einen Grill, was super war. Nur leider, war er noch ganz neu und wenn man ihn nicht wieder so zurücklässt, muss man 70 Euro zahlen. Das hindert einem daran, den Grill überhaupt zu benutzen.
Local attractions Castellina (Restaurant Tre porte), Panzano, Siena, Florenz
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Erich
Mature couple
München, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros Die Lage der Anlage inmitten von Weinbergen ist sehr schön, ausserdem war der Erhohlungswert innerhalb der Kombination von alt und neu hervorragend. Auch der sehr schöne Pool hat uns sehr gefallen.
Cons Leider war die Strasse zur Anlage nicht für jedes Auto geeignet.
Local attractions Restaurant ganz in der Nähe. Ausflugsziele waren Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Bolgheri
9

Nearest town

Panzano is 5km from Casalta, this town has several shops and restaurants. Closer to the hamlet there is a the village Piazza where there is a good restaurant called Osteria della Piazza. Approximately 10km away there is another Chianti town, Castellina, where there are more shops and restaurants.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
WI-FI with weekly charge

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 55km - 0h 56m
Aeroporto Pisa: 115km - 1h 33m
Aeroporto Bologna: 139km - 1h 42m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
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- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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