1-800-454-5922 Toll Free
Email Address

Pandora at Podere di Casalta, Castellina in Chianti - Siena

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

Pandora is located on the first floor of the central hamlet building. Stone steps lead up to a small balcony which has wonderful views of the gardens and pool, off here is the villa entrance. There is access to a large communal terrace with tables and chairs for dining al fresco.

Entering this lovely, well-furnished Tuscan villa is a small hall with a large oak cabinet. Three stone steps lead up into the open plan kitchen and living area. At the top of the steps is the kitchen where there is a large, high quality, wooden dining table surrounded by six chairs. Against one wall is the kitchen unit which is fully equipped and includes gas hobs, a small fridge with freezer compartment, a microwave with grill. There is also a traditional Tuscan stone sink.

Passing under a large terracotta arch across the room there is the lounge area. It has two large windows which provide plenty of light, making the room very bright. In one corner is a decorative fireplace. Huddled around this are two wooden armchairs with cushions and a comfortable triple sofa.

Off the kitchen two steps lead into a little hall which provides access to the sleeping area. To the left is a guest toilet with a large wardrobe across the back wall. A twin room is located directly in front of the steps. It is furnished with pretty iron beds which can be put together to make a double. Inside the room is a large wardrobe, mirror and wooden armchair. The window overlooks the internal hamlet courtyard. Next to the twin room is a big bathroom with shower.

At the end of the hall is the main bedroom. This is a triple room. On the lower level is a pretty iron double bed with delicate lace works on the headboard. This part of the room is furnished with a wooden chest of drawers, writing desk with chair and an armchair. The two windows look out over the Chianti hills.

A narrow iron spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine floor where there is a single bed. Across the back of the room are cupboards while in one corner is a designer iron chair covered with cushions. Like the rest of the villa this room has the tradition Tuscan terracotta ceiling with wooden beams. The room is ideal for young adults or older children, due to the spiral stairs it's not recommended for young children.

The twin room can be made into a double, should you require this please request it when booking. Pandora's neighbour is Borea, both villas are accessed from the balcony. The communal terrace is about 30 metres away.

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

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
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.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
02 Jun - 07 Jul 2018
1634 US Dollar
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
1879 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
1634 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
1350 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
1350 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1350 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
1350 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
1350 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
1350 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
1634 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
1879 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
1634 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
1350 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
1350 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
1350 US Dollar

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: Pandora at Podere di Casalta <div class='textCenter'>9/ 10</div>Score from 4 reviews - Excellent (4 Client reviews)

August 2017
Family with older children
Obersulm, Germany Obersulm, Germany
Guest villa score

Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)

7 nights from
1350 to 1879 US Dollar

5 other properties onsite:

  • Borea at Podere di Casalta 4 people 9,4(6)
    from 1320 US Dollar
  • Venus at Podere di Casalta 4 people 9(7)
    from 1350 US Dollar
  • Athena at Podere di Casalta 3 people 8,5(5)
    from 933 US Dollar
  • Urania at Podere di Casalta 2 people 9,2(6)
    from 813 US Dollar
  • Athena-Urania at Podere di Casalta 5 people 9,5(3)
    from 1744 US Dollar

Recently viewed

  • Pandora at Podere di Casalta
    9 (4)
    2 2 bedrooms 1 1 bathroom 5 5 people
    7 nights from 1350 to 1879 US Dollar View Villa
Villa finder