Welcome to Chianti, where contemporary life is driven by history and nature

Welcome to Chianti, where contemporary life is driven by history and nature - Altipertoli: a Chianti Dream

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 brought back to life five centuries of history

A passionate restoration brought back to life five centuries of history - Altipertoli: a Chianti Dream

The building 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 interiors are decorated with antique and contemporary furniture from the Italian tradition, adding a French and an Asian touch.

The villa was published on the architecture magazine Ville & Casali.

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A home to get together with family and friends

A home to get together with family and friends - Altipertoli: a Chianti Dream

Archipettoli 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 barnyard becomes at times a playground for table tennis, a tea parlor or a dance floor for private parties. 

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A flexible accomodation for up to 11 guests plus 2 children

A flexible accomodation for up to 11 guests plus 2 children - Altipertoli: a Chianti Dream

The main house offers 4 bedrooms:

A master suite, with king size bed, bathroom with tatami shower, a large terrace.

A family suite with two bedroom - one with king size bed and one with three twin beds and a child bed – sharing a private bathroom with shower.

A large bedroom with extra large bed (2x2 m), a child bed, in suite jacuzzi and a separate toilet room.

The guests’ pavilion features a bedroom with queen bed or two twin beds, a bathroom with shower, large living, full kitchen and a private barnyard. 

A guests' pavilion for full privacy

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The barn is only a few steps away from the main house. However,

it is set as a fully independent unit: it features a large living with fireplace and huge windows, a mezzanine bedroom enjoying a breathtaking view over the hills, a fully equipped kitchen opening on a private terrace and a bathroom with shower.