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Violino at San Donato in Perano, San Donato in Perano - Gaiole in Chianti - Siena

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 8 people In Resort with Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

Violino is a fantastic, semi-detached Tuscan villa in the San Donato in Perano hamlet. To the front there is a large, well-maintained grassy terrace around two sides of the villa. It is partly paved and furnished with an iron table and chairs to dine al fresco while admiring the views of the Chianti Hills.

Entry from the terrace is into a large room divided into three sections of sitting area by two terracotta arches. Immediately on entering are two armchairs around a fireplace. This area has plenty of light provided by the big, arched window looking out to the side and forest covered hills, and the glass door to the terrace.

The next section is the TV area. It has an double sofa with coffee table facing the TV. The entire room is paved in terracotta tiles and has the characteristic Tuscan villa ceiling of terracotta tiles and wooden beams.

Under the second arch is a colourfully painted, wooden sideboard which acts as a low wall. Beyond this is the third sitting area where there is a comfortable double sofa, coffee table which face a second double sofa. Light is provided by a large arched window which looks out onto the terrace and views.

The dining room is accessed from the terrace through two double glass doors, one step up, or from the lounge via a archway. It is a fantastic room with the original ceiling of vaulted terracotta tiles. The spacious room has a large wooden table that can easily seat 8 people. On either side are stocked sideboards.

There is direct access from here to the modern and well equipped kitchen. This room includes gas hobs, an oven and a large fridge with separate freezer. There is reasonable workspace on the counters while a small table with two chairs provides extra work surface.

From the dining room stairs lead to part of the first floor. At the top is a bathroom with shower. While to the right is a small study area with a writing desk and a double sofa. The window looks out to the side of the property and the forest covered hills. Off this room is a bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.

To the left of the stairs is a lovely, spacious double bedroom with an iron bed and a full wall length built-in wardrobe. An overstuffed sofa with plenty of cushions, sits under the window which looks out towards the spectacular vineyard covered Chianti hills to the front of the villa. The furnishings are completed by an antique chest of drawers and a full length mirror.

The second section of the first floor is accessed from the lounge area. Immediately off the lounge is a brightly coloured twin bedroom which has some light provided by a high window. In the room is a double wardrobe. A few steps up from this room is a compact bathroom with shower.

Continuing up the stairs to the first floor there are the final two bedrooms. To the left of the stairs is a bathroom with shower. While immediately in front is a double bedroom with a high ceiling. The bed has an antique, ornate iron headrest. While a more modern, wooden double wardrobe and writing desk complete the furnishings. The single window provides adequate light and looks to the back of the property.

To the right of the stairs is a wonderful, large, twin bedroom which also has a high ceiling. This bright room has two windows that look over the terrace and onto the views. The iron beds match a hand painted chest of drawers and writing desk, while a huge, two door, antique wardrobe completes the furnishings.

2 double bedrooms, which cannot be made into a twin room.
2 twin bedrooms, these rooms can be set up as doubles only if requested when booking.

The villa is attached to the property Dante.
Included in the cost of the villa is maid service for 2 hours, 3 times a week.
Children under 12 are not accepted in this villa.

San Donato in Perano grew from a cluster of small villages and houses built around the church of San Donato. It became fortified and joined a network of medieval castles which can still be seen on a clear day. During the 15th Century the fortifications were strengthened with the building of a double wall around the estate. Surrounded by fertile agricultural land the castle became a country residence to a wealthy landlord. It was bought in the 16th Century by the Strozzi family, who were an influential Florentine family.

The estate remained in the ownership of the Strozzi family for four centuries, when it was sold in 1967. It is now owned by a co-operative who decided to restore the hamlet and castle buildings, creating very individual accommodation. Great attention has been paid in using natural materials, and restoring the original features wherever possible.

The co-operative have 185 acres of vineyards, the estate is in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and therefore any Chianti wine produced is eligible to display the sign of the black rooster with the initials D.O.C. (Denominazione di origine controllata – Denomination of origin controlled). In addition to the cultivation of the vineyards the co-operative also have seventy acres planted with olive trees from which they make olive oil, bottles of which can be purchased in the hamlet.

The large swimming pool is set in an elevated position about 150 meter away from the villa with breathtaking views over the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Located beside an olive grove to one side of the hamlet, the pools paved surround is furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas. The pool has two ladders for access one, at the shallow end and one at the deep end, there are also changing rooms for the use of the hamlet’s residents.

Approach road - last 500mt good unpaved road.

The large swimming pool about 150 meter away from the villa with its far reaching views measures 8 metres by 15 metres. The paved surround is furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas and there are changing rooms for guests use. Set in the grounds of the hamlet next to olive groves the pool has a fenced surround for security.

The two ladders which give access to the pool are located one at either end. The shallow end is 1.1 metres in depth increasing to 1.7 metres at the deepest point. The pool is open from the 1st of May until the 30th of September.


Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Furnished terrace
Note: there is no barbeque
Decorative fireplace
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Moka espresso maker
Filter coffee maker
Espresso machine
Ironing board
Baby cot
Wine tastings onsite
Cooking Courses

Additional information

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

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 750 Euro payable only in Euro. 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 - 18:00.
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
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
4725 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
4050 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
3308 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
3308 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
3308 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room
Closed - no entry

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 70km - 1h 13m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 124km - 1h 43m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 130km - 1h 50m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Gaiole in Chianti: 2km - 0h 05m
  • Radda in Chianti: 6km - 0h 10m
  • Castellina in Chianti: 17km - 0h 26m
The thriving town of Gaiole is only 3kms away from hamlet, where there is a selection of shops, also a supermarket, pharmacy, bank a church and a choice of bars and restaurants. San Donato in Perano is also located 3km away from the charming town of Radda in Chianti.

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Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Violino at San Donato in Perano <div class='textCenter'>10/ 10</div>Score from 1 review - Superb (1 Client review)

July 2017
Family with older children
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