Altipertoli, five star ***** escape in Chianti An exclusive holiday villa in the countryside between Florence, San Gimignano and Siena.

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A stunning, beautifully appointed villa!

The house is well equipped for a large family, with beautiful terrace, garden and pool. We reviewed over a dozen rental web sites for a villa in Tuscany and hit gold with this one.  

This place is amazing and so well taking care of. Villa is stunning, it will take you back in time, gardens are beautiful, sunsets and sunrises are amazing.... Willis, October 2018.  The villa is very spacious and has lots of rooms, beds and space. The beds are very comfortable. The garden is filled with fruit trees. My kids spent hours playing soccer on the grass, swimming in the beautiful pool and playing ping pong. Rosalind, June 2018. We had lovely mornings and evenings around the grounds, with outdoor seating for all meals which is convenient to the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with all modern devices, and well stocked with dinnerware, utensils, and glasses. The interior of the house is very impressive with well selected furnishings demonstrating a superb touch in home decoration, and the floor plan is large and comfortable. The bedrooms were very comfortable with modern adjoining bathrooms.  Dan, July 2017. We felt like we were living the postcard of Tuscany. The villa is as described and the views are even better than the photos. Kevdar, June 2016. The building itself is even more beautiful than we expected. All rooms are spacious, furnished with exceptional taste, very clean and absolutely well maintained. . Judith, July 2016. Alpertoli is a little piece of heaven! Our family of 8 had a marvelous stay in July of this year. The house was absolutely lovely. The bedrooms were beautiful, well furnished and the screens in the large windows so appreciated. The bathrooms were also lovely, and well equipped. There was plenty of room for all of us to be together, to have space, to stretch out around the pool, dine under the gorgeous pergola, and the kitchen was large enough for all or some of us to be much fun. Lori, July 2015. Our group of 10 stayed at this lovely house for a week - 8 in the main house and 2 in the 'pavilion'. It was very comfortable with lovely furnishings. It felt like a real home. The garden was full of olive and fruit trees providing shade. There was a vegetable garden which we were told to use and the tomatoes were delicious. If you are looking for a traditional Tuscan property with every modern convenience with amazing views in a tranquil setting, look no further. Nicola, July 2015. The villa itself is beautifully decorated with a typical farm-style kitchen which has a long table big enough to have everyone in the kitchen involved or chatting whilst we prepared our Tuscan dinners. These dinners we enjoyed outside at a huge table under grape-vines, with the most beautiful sunsets as a backdrop. We could go into the garden and pick apples, plums, figs, strawberries, rocket, rosemary etc etc and the lavender bushes emitted the most intoxicating fragrance as the breeze rustled the blooms. Many hours were also spent at the pool, with extended views over the surrounding countryside. Bliss! Kerry, July 2014.

Welcome home where our contemporary life is driven by taste, heritage and nature

Welcome home where our contemporary life is driven by taste, heritage and nature - Altipertoli, five star ***** escape in Chianti

Since the 16th century - when Altipertoli was a watchtower and then a hunting lodge for the florentine families of Strozzi and Cavalcanti - this is a corner of heaven, where body and soul draw energy from the Chianti land. 

The house is built at the top of a hill; the view goes from the Apuan Alps, where the marble for Michelangelo's David was extracted, to Pratomagno massif, around which the Arno flows.

Rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive trees surround the property; the landscape around Archipettoli witnesses centuries of passionate labor to create a unique environment as well as to produce the best olive oil on earth and some of the finest wines.

Art jewels of Florence and Siena are just a short drive away from Altipertoli. Hidden gems such as the Abbey of Passignano and the Pieve of San Pancrazio are close by.

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A passionate restoration, a contemporary, generous accommodation

A passionate restoration, a contemporary, generous accommodation - Altipertoli, five star ***** escape in Chianti

The ancient building of Altipertoli was restored by architect and artist Maria Cristina Finucci.
Cristina preserved the structure from the Renaissance, with its high ceilings and stone capitals.

She also brought back to life many additions that had been made along the centuries, such as the stone stairway and the large fireplace, that we enjoy today in autumn and winter evenings, as generations of our ancestors did.

Contemporary comfort was added, starting with providing each bedroom with its private bathroom.

The villa and the restauration work were published several times on the architecture magazine Ville & Casali.

The interiors are decorated with antique and contemporary furniture from the Italian tradition, adding a French and an Asian touch; in the last years we collected some memories from travelling around the world and we used them to decorate our private speces at Altipertoli.

The main house offers 4 bedrooms: a master suite opening on a large terrace, with king size bed and a private bathroom with tatami shower, a family suite with two bedrooms - one with king size bed and one with three twin beds and a child bed – sharing a private bathroom with shower and finally a large bedroom with king size bed (2x2 m), a child bed, in suite jacuzzi and a private toilet room. 

The guests’ pavilion features a bedroom with fireplace opening on the garden with queen bed or two twin beds, a bathroom with shower, a living area that can accomodate two more beds, full kitchen and a private backyard.

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A cozy home and charming garden spaces to get together with family and friends

A cozy home and charming garden spaces to get together with family and friends - Altipertoli, five star ***** escape in Chianti

Altipertoli is a holiday home where a large family can be together, where friends can feel part of the family.

High class dinners are hosted in the main dining room.
The large kitchen is a cozy place to cook and dine together. A  fireplace was added in order to cook "Fiorentine" steaks and barbecue.

The pergola in the garden provides a cool shelter in the day and fresh breeze at sunset for a perfect summer meal surrounded by nature. 

An ancient bread oven is still in function in the front yard, where bread and pizza can be cooked the way we used to do in early 19th century.

The front yard of the barn becomes at times a playground for table tennis, a tea parlor or a dance floor for private parties.

Fall and winter can be sunny and bright, but even with snow and morning fog Altipertoli welcomes his guests in a warm atmosphere.

Easter comes at a very favorable time to enjoy the unique, full spring scenery in the countryside around Altipertoli. Easter in and around Florence is much more that the "Scoppio del Carro" and the Irises blossoming in the "Giardino degli Iris" close to Piazzale Michelangelo.

We put together the short video here below to invite our friends and guests to discover the magics of Easter around us.


Ideally placed starting point for wine tasting and gourmet discoveries

Ideally placed starting point for wine tasting and gourmet discoveries - Altipertoli, five star ***** escape in Chianti

Altipertoli is located at the center of the Chianti region, close to Florence and to the high speed road that links Florence with Siena.

The major estates in Chianti can be reached with a short drive (we recommend to hire a professional car driver to be able to fully profit from the wine tasting experiences!). 

We have put together a map of selected wine estates close to Altipertoli, the map can be viewed at this link.

The other two areas of great Tuscan wines: Montalcino and Bolgheri can be explored with a convenient day trip.

Nice food is available at many wine estates, or at some great restaurants in the area. A map of suggested dining places is available at this link.

Finally, close to Altipertoli some great producers and retailers of specialty foods can be visited for consumption on premises or take away. We have a few favorites that can be found on the map at this link.


A Contemporary Art Hub

A Contemporary Art Hub - Altipertoli, five star ***** escape in Chianti

Tuscany today is for art lovers not just the cradle of Renaissance. Within a few miles or with a day trip from Altipertoli you can discover an unbelievable wealth of collections and world class art galleries. 

The high hits around Altipertoli are the Pecci museum in Prato, the collection of Castello di Ama - a remarkable example of blend of heritage, wine culture and contemprary art- La Continua gallery in San Gimignano - probably one of the first galleries on the world scene today - and the Gori collection of Land Art in Celle - one of the largest and richest in Europe.

However, Altipertoli itself is home of "hyperworld", a work of Pietro Sterpos and at a short distance you can visit the installations at Fattoria La Loggia in Montefiridolfi.

Not to be missed is the exhibition of Antony Gormley in the Uffizi Gallery, until May 26 2019!

We put together a map of noteworthy locations for contemporary art lovers that can be explored at this link.