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Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Area ~ 5 Bedrooms ~ 6 Bathrooms ~ Sleeps 8 to 12

Saline is a luxury Italian villa located in Strada in Chianti, a 20-minute ride from Florence. Perched on a hilltop, this former Buddhist and yoga retreat in the heart of Tuscany, was fully renovated in 2011. The mission was to preserve the old characteristics of this casa colonica (Italian country house) while modernizing certain aspects to adapt to a modern lifestyle. There are two structures on the property that can house 12 people. The main one, known as the ItalianVilla, has three bedrooms and an office with closet and en suite bathroom room which can be converted into a twin bedroom, five bathrooms in total, two living rooms, a dining room and an elevator. There are two fireplaces, each with reclaimed wood and terracotta tiles. The oven, located at the heart of the house, was once used to cook bread for the town. It has been fully restored to cook excellent pizza or schiacciata, and is now part of a kitchen with modern, high-tech, restaurant-quality Viking appliances that include a steam oven. There is floor heating under the reclaimed tiles. Historically, every Tuscan villa or casa colonica (a farmhouse) had an adjacent “fienile” now renamed Guest House, a structure where hay was stored. The terracotta slats enabled ventilation and protection from the sun.

 A 20-minute ride from Florence, Saline is located in Strada in Chianti, just off the historic Chiantigiana road that traverses the Chianti region. Its convenient location near the cradle of the Renaissance allows for short trips to the city's myriad museums, churches, excellent restaurants and shopping. Meanwhile, its location in the heart of the wine country allows for an oasis in nature, protected from tourists. The nearby towns of Impruneta, where terracotta originated, and charming towns like Greve in Chianti and Siena, are full of artisan shops, vineyards that offer wine tastings, castles, churches, restaurants with traditional Tuscan cooking, and roads with unforgettable views of the Tuscan countryside. 

There are many opportunities for sports, including golf at the world-renowned Golf Club Ugolino (10 min away), horseback riding and tennis at the Match Ball Firenze Country Club (15 km) 

Main villa sleeps 8

ground floor
one step to entrance hall, guest bathroom, elevator
large sitting room with large fireplace and dining area with table for 10 people (extra table for up to 17 seats) with French windows accessing to the garden, large kitchen with wooden oven. 

first floor
sitting room with fireplace and library with books mostly in English, French and Italian 
office convertible into 1 twin bedroom with one single bed and 1 trundle bed with closet and en suite bathroom with bath-tub and internal shower
1 double bedroom 
1 double bedroom (2 steps) with queen size bed (150 cm x 200 cm) 
1 bathroom with shower
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower 

Guest house sleeps 4

ground floor
sitting room with large windows
dining room with kitchen area
guest bathroom with washing machine and dryer 

first floor
1 small double bedroom with queen size bed (150cm wide) with en suite bathroom with bath tub and hand held shower
1 small double bedroom with 1 queen size bed and en suite bathroom with shower (curtain). A/C in both floors 


At Regale 700 mt: grocery shop, excellent butcher’s shop, minimarket, trattoria (speciality Florentine steak), bank, chemistry, post office. Larger supermarket at Impruneta. Various restaurants at Greve in Chianti. Golf Club Ugolino (10 min away), tennis at the Match Ball Firenze Country Club (15 km), horseback riding 



salt water infinity swimming pool
A/C on the first floor
satellite TV
washing machine
wi-fi internet
mosquito nets
home made oil and wine
vegetable garden



Marketplace on Tuesday at Saline

Main distances

Strada 700 mt, Greve in Chianti 9 km (10 min driving), Florence 25 min by car.


Florence 13km/8miles, Rome 405km/251miles

Notable features

• walking distance to a village(Strada) 
• air conditioning
• in the Chianti area, near Florence




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