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Torretta Barbischio, Gaiole in Chianti - Siena

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 6 people Private Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

Set in a tiny hamlet a short distance from Gaiole, one of Chianti’s most popular hill towns, Torretta Barbischio makes a wonderful base for visiting the wine-producing region. This property is breathing history and dates back to the 14th century. You’re within easy reach of Siena, Florence and San Gimignano when you want a bit of Tuscan flamboyance, but this beautifully furnished and immaculately kept villa will ensure hours of deep relaxation and contentment. With accommodation arranged over three floors inside and three terraces outside – all with unimpeded views of Chianti woodland and vineyards – plus a generous private pool, the villa is ideal for families with older children or a group of friends. A full party of six will find plenty of space to settle into. And if you have any fitness enthusiasts with you, there’s even a well-equipped home gym in the pool house.

There is a large pool surrounded by sun beds and umbrellas. It overlooks the valley and hills of the Chianti which provide it with breathtaking views. Next to the pool is a small gym.

The high quality Tuscan villa is in a well manicured terraced garden which has excellent views to one side while the other side looks up the slope back into the small medieval village of Barbischio. It is laid out over three floors with the main entrance on the middle floor. The villa is completely furnished is a romantic Venetian style.

On entering there is a large, spacious lounge with a typical vaulted terracotta ceiling. This bright room has a large comfortable angle sofa and an armchair. In the centre of the room is a wooden coffee table and a high quality rug. The window looks out to an fantastic view of the Tuscan hills.

To the back of the lounge and up 3 steps is the master bedroom. The room is furnished with a large double bed with cushioned backboard, a big wooden wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair with foot stool and an antique wooden bench. The ceiling has the traditional Tuscan beams and terracotta tiles. The windows look to the back of the property. En- suite is a marble bathroom with shower, done with pale brown colours.

Going to the floor below there is a large kitchen which has been tastefully furnished and done in grey and orange colours. In the centre of the room is a wooden table that can be opened up to seat 10 people. Along one wall is the kitchen unit which is well equipped with all utensils and includes gas hobs, oven and fridge with freezer.

From the kitchen a large glass door leads out to the eating terrace. Here there is a stone barbeque to one side. From the iron table that seats 6 people there is an incredible view of the countryside and Gaiole in Chianti in the distance.

Up a couple of steps to the back of the kitchen there is a second door accessing a covered terrace. Going up a further few steps is a reading room furnished with an armchair, a stone bench covered with cushions and a small bookcase with a selection of books. To the back is a toilet and a laundry room.

Going from the lounge to the top floor there are two more bedrooms. On one side is a large double bedroom with a built in wardrobe and an antique chest of drawers. At the foot of the bed is a divan with a matching armchair in one corner. The window looks out to the amazing view at the front of the villa. En-suite is a bathroom with shower.

The second double bedroom is up a couple of steps to the back of the villa. The floor is covered with wood and the ceiling has wooden beams and terracotta tiles. The double bed has a lovely iron backrest. The room is furnished with an armchair, wardrobe and writing desk. En- suite is a bathroom with shower. The double bed can be converted into twins if requested when booking.

Maid service is included 2 times a week (Monday and Wednesday), plus the final clean after departure.

The immediate neighbour can see into the Torretta Barbischio's gardens.
There is a road passing the villa, it goes into the village and is used only by residents of the small village.
The road to the villa is all paved. Outside there are 2 parking spaces available.
1 double can be converted into twins if requested when booking.

The pool is at the lowest level of the villa and the terraced gardens. It is surrounded by a white stone paving and pretty flower beds. To one side is a well maintained lawn. From this area there are fantastic views of the Chianti hills dotted with castles and Tuscan villas. The pool is chlorine free and has a salt cleaning system which makes the water slightly salty.

The pool is surrounded by several sun beds and a couple of umbrellas for shade. The neighbouring villa can see this area. The pool is 11x5 metres and 1.5 metres deep. It's open from April to October.

To one side of the pool there is a small home gym, well equipped for workouts. In the gym there is a bathroom with shower.


Washing Machine Inhouse
No pets allowed
No smoking
Mosquito screens
En suite bathrooms
Pool chlorine free
Mid week maid service included
Alarm System
Baby cot
Furnished terrace
Private Chef- extra cost
TV - Sat Astra Free View
DVD player (Euro)
Fire place (stove)
Ironing board
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Espresso machine

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 500 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

Optional extra costs: Air conditioning is charged by consuption, 0.40 Euro per kw.

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at

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
28 Apr - 02 Jun 2018
3105 US Dollar
02 Jun - 23 Jun 2018
3780 US Dollar
23 Jun - 25 Aug 2018
4860 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
3780 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
3105 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
2970 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
3105 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 88km - 1h 15m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 124km - 1h 43m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 148km - 1h 52m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Gaiole in Chianti: 3km - 0h 05m
  • Radda in Chianti: 13km - 0h 19m
  • San Gusme: 19km - 0h 28m

Guest reviews: Torretta Barbischio <div class='textCenter'>9,5/ 10</div>Score from 18 reviews - Superb (18 Client reviews)

April 2018
Adult family group
Kirkpatrick Durham, United Kingdom Kirkpatrick Durham, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
We stayed here 28/4/18 for a week with family and friends. The whole place has been extremely thought out and is well equipped and comfortable. Lovely terrace for sitting out in warmer weather, particularly impressed with the lovely wisteria on the bottom terrace. Lovely pool area, bit too cool for us to use at the end of April. Two of our party are fitness fanatics and really enjoyed using the gym every day. The only issue is the wifi, in good weather is works perfectly, when it is cloudy or rainy it grinds to a halt. Everyone in the village knows about it and it came as no surprise to the chap who checked us out at the end of our stay. The beds are superb, large, comfortable with lovely linens. Great showers and lovely view from the front facing bedroom. Mosquito screens on all the windows is a huge plus. We would love to come back sometime.
Local attractions The brilliant restaurant Osteria Il Papavero is only 2 minutes walk from us and we ate there 6 out of 7 nights as we were there. Great food and wine, meant none of us had to drive. Gaiole in Chianti is only a ten minute drive away and has a supermarket and a few restaurants we ate lunch there a few times. The highlight was the private chef we hired to come and cook dinner for us on our second night. The weather was kind to us that night and we were treated to a fabulous meal with local wines. I would really recommend you do this if you can. The 2 lady chefs that arrived were very friendly, one spoke excellent english, they set the table, made the food, served the food and then did all the clearing up. We didn't have to lift a finger. A wonderful experience.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:15.05.2018
Thank you for your comments. It is possible during bad stormy weather for the WiFi to drop in the Tuscan countryside. Hopefully this did not cause you too much inconvenience.

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infants (ages <2 yr)

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