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Athena at Podere di Casalta, Castellina in Chianti - Siena

2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 3 people In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Athena is a pretty, high quality Tuscan villa with access from the central stone paved courtyard of Casalta. To the back of the villa is a lovely covered pergola furnished with a table and chairs next to a private garden with sunloungers. There are wonderful views through the tall cypress tress to the back of the property over the Chianti hills and towards Panzano.

Inside is a large, spacious open plan terracotta paved room. Along one all is the kitchen unit which is well equipped and includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. A large tradition Tuscan villa sink of marble provides the kitchen with some local character.

Directly in front of the kitchen unit is the sitting area which is composed of a large comfortable sofa and two wooden armchairs. To one side of the room is the oak dining table with four wooden chairs.

Off the back of the dining area is a large, spacious bathroom with shower. A second door leads to a small hall in which there is a wardrobe. Off this there are the two bedrooms. The first is a pretty double bedroom with two windows looking out towards Panzano. The large double iron handmade bed is graced by an arch in the back wall showing the original stone wall. The room also has a wardrobe and a mirror.

The terrace is divided from the terrace of Atena's neighbour, Urania, by several tall potted plants. Due to an interconnecting door this villa can be rented together with Urania, as Atena-Urania.

Small sized dogs are welcome on request. Please confirm size and breed when booking as certain breeds may not be allowed.

The second bedroom is a small single room, best for a child. The window looks out into the central courtyard. This room also has part of the original stone wall exposed, providing it a lovely warm effect.

Podere di 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.
Approach road - 1km bumpy unpaved road. A low vehicle is not recommended.
Parking - available on site

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, weather permitting.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Furnished terrace
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Combination Oven/Microwave
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Note: there is no dishwasher
Ironing board
Baby cot
No smoking
Maid service available for extra charge
Communal washing machine
Private Chef- extra cost
Small dogs allowed

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 250 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. This 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.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean:included - 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

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 55km - 0h 56m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 115km - 1h 33m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 139km - 1h 42m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Panzano: 6km - 0h 13m
  • Castellina in Chianti: 9km - 0h 16m
  • Radda in Chianti: 12km - 0h 21m
Panzano is 5km from Podere di 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.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Athena at Podere di Casalta <div class='textCenter'>8,5/ 10</div>Score from 5 reviews - Excellent (5 Client reviews)

August 2017
Mature couple
Founex, Switzerland Founex, Switzerland
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Le chemin menant à Casalta est de très mauvaise qualité. Une voiture 4 x 4 est de rigueur.
Le logement Athena est attenant à un autre logement séparé par une simple porte. Dommage, cela manque un peu d'intimité...
Cadre magnifique et calme. Entreten piscine, etc. irréprochable.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:19.09.2017
Thank you for your comments. As in the villa description, approach road - 900 mts unpaved countryside road. A low vehicle is not recommended. There is an interconnecting door at this villa as it can be rented as a larger property with the neaighbouring villa. This door is secured when the villas are rented seperately.

Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)

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