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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

7 Full baths

Description from manager

Owner's description:

Behind antique wallsThe house looks onto the main street of the historic village Barberino Val d'Elsa (which is very quiet as it has been closed to traffic) to one side and onto the open landscape to the other side. A small jewel of Renaissance architecture, it was built in the traditional alberese stone with architectural features typical of the Tuscan understated elegance. 

The main entrance to the house - a large wooden double door with a Renaissance stone cornice - leads into a courtyard, which again opens onto a large terrace with a pergola for meals outside. 

From the terrace steps lead down to the garden, the pool and the open countryside. The pool is placed at the lower end of the garden, 50 steps from the terrace. The view and the sunsets to be seen from here, as well as from all windows looking out to the back of the house, are magnificent - the famous Chianti hills with vineyards and olive groves and the towers of San Gimignano in the backdrop.

Family antiques, books, terracotta flooring, exposed beams and Mediterranean colourings create a welcoming atmosphere. The house is spacious and even a larger group will find that it is possible to be together in the living and dining areas, or to seek some privacy in one of the many corners both inside and outdoors.

Guests Reviews

Our Guests Reviews

Happy New Year! Happy to write something about one of my favorite places in the world.

We have stayed at Palazzino 3 times and are booked again for this fall. It is one of our favorite places and we have felt very safe there. Palazzino is located in the middle of the small town of Barberino val d'Elsa so you are not isolated like so many properties in the middle of the countryside.

We live in Atlanta, Georgia and have traveled extensively. Coming from a large city, we always enjoy being in the peaceful Tuscan countryside.

Mary-Lynne, January 2018  



Pool: 4.5 x 9m 

Pool prefabricated partially built-in

Internet WIFI connection in the kitchen and the dining room



TV (regional channels)



Washing machine

Fridge with freezer

Stove with oven


Electric kettle

Electric coffee machine

Iron and ironing board

Hair dryer

Screens in all bedroom windows

Portable fans in all bedrooms


Terrace equipped for al fresco dining

Garden (there are 50 steps leading down from the terrace to the pool)

Parking for approx. 3 cars 100 m from the house, furthermore there is a public parking area approx. 150 m from the house

Touring ideas

Tavarnelle 2 km

S. Gimignano 20 km

Florence 30 km

Siena 35 km

Volterra 43 km

Pisa 93 km

Livorno (coast) 100 km

Arezzo 102 km

Lucca 110 km


Barberino Val d'Elsa is a hilltop village in the very heart of the Chianti area, half way between Florence and Siena. The Elsa valley is one of the most popular regions in Tuscany. The historic village center of Barberino is surrounded by sturdy medieval walls; one enters the little town via two large portals, one to the North, coming from Florence and one to the South, leading to Siena. Barberino has two bars, a bank, a small shop, an excellent butcher, a restaurant, a wine bar, a hairdresser, a chemistry, a post office and a tennis court. A good supermarket is just outside the village, in the village of Tavarnelle, 2 km north. Here you will find a wider range of shops as well as a market once a week.

Distances: Florence, Siena and San Gimignano can be reached in approx. half an hour. Volterra, Arezzo and Lucca will take about one hour.

Sightseeing in the vicinity: the romantic church of Sant'Appiano, Greve's market on Saturdays, the important Basilica de Impruneta, the hilltop town of Colle Val d'Elsa, the fortified village of Monteriggioni and the romanesque abbey S. Galgano.

Visiting wine and olive oil producing estates: the cellars of the family estate Le Corti in San Casciano are open to the public and the guests are welcome to make a visit. Most estates sell their wine directly, watch out for the signs 'vendita diretta'. We will provide a list with estates where it is possible to visit the cellars and learn more about how the wine and olive oil are made.

Restaurants: many good restaurants in Chianti can make eating out a way of discovering the area. Simple local trattorias which have existed for years as well as more sophisticated restaurants specialised in refined cuisine stand door to door: we have prepared a list of the places we prefer which you will find in the house.

Craftmanship: the closeby town of Impruneta is famous for its large terracotta pots which originally were used for the lemon trees and to store olive oil. You might also want to look up the nearby town Montelupo which produced pottery for Florence in the Renaissance. The same patterns are still hand-painted today. The town Colle Val d'Elsa on the way to Siena is famous for its crystal glass production. In Florence itself you wi

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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
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  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed
    Bedroom 6: Full bed
    Bedroom 7: Full bed
    Bedroom 8: Full bed


  • High Speed Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)


  • Dishwasher
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • 7 Full baths


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