Ripertoli, Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||500 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural|
Description from the owner
Thank you for reading about our beautiful family-owned farmhouse in the heart of Chianti, mid-way between Florence & Siena.
Ripertoli is a 1000-year-old farmhouse 20 km south of Florence, in its own secluded 40-acre-estate, with magnificent views of the Tuscan countryside. It sleeps up to 17 comfortably, in a main house and 2 close-by cottages. We only let the property as one unit to a single client at a time; outside High Season the main house can be rented on its own. There are 8 double bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, a lovely large swimming pool, and over an acre of well-irrigated garden. The property is furnished and m...Read more
Ripertoli, Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Greve in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Ripertoli is a private 40-acre estate, entered via a vineyard just off the SP (Strada Provinciale) 118, by the milestone showing 7 Km to Panzano. It's secluded, on a hillside, with the nearest visible neighbour half a mile away. The views are of olive groves, small vineyards, plenty of woods, and distant mountain tops. It will have looked pretty similar 1,000 years ago ! But the nearby town of Greve is very civilised, with 3 banks and 6 butchers, There are many local excellent local restaurants, and 250 Chianti estates which mostly welcome visitors provided you buy few bottles before you leave.
Florence is a 40-minute drive away, Siena a little further but less than an hour. Arezzo, San Gimignano and Volterra are all worth a visit. Best of all is just driving around the Chianti countryside - it is stunning !
Italy does not have a precise postcode system. The best way to locate Ripertoli for a SatNav is to use the full geographical coordinates, which are :
Latitude: 43 35 24 N
Longitude: 11 16 14 E.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$756||$756||$2,723 - $9,453||$0||7 nights|
|Jan. 7 2012 - May. 5 2012
|May. 12 2012 - Jul. 7 2012
|Jul. 14 2012 - Aug. 26 2012
|Sep. 1 2012 - Sep. 29 2012
|Oct. 6 2012 - Dec. 8 2012
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Jan. 5 2013 - May. 4 2013
|May. 11 2013 - Jul. 6 2013
|Jul. 13 2013 - Aug. 24 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013
|Oct. 5 2013 - Dec. 7 2013
|All Other Dates||$756||$756||$2,723||-||7 nights|
|View all 11 Rate Periods|
- Cleaning fee - $0 / stay - Other
- Damage deposit - $454 / stay - Security Deposit
- Tourist Tax - $3 / person - Tax - Like most Italian local authorities, the Comune of Greve-in-Chianti introduced a mandatory tourist tax in 2012, which villa owners must collect from their clients. In the case of Ripertoli the tax is 1.50 Euros per person per night, up to a maxi,mum of 7 nights.
Additional notes from owner
Please see web site www.ripertoli.com for the latest news on our availability and rental rates.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2014 BOOKINGS. Any bookings for 2014 confirmed before 31 December 2012 will be at the same rate as the corresponding week in 2013.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
The perfect villa in Tuscany
We were a little apprehensive renting a place, sight unseen, over the internet but it was the best decision we could have made. The place is exactly as advertised - quiet and secluded with only a couple of distant villas in view. Nigel, the owner, quickly returned emails and we became very comfortable working with him. Marissa, the housekeeper and cook, welcomed us and quickly got us settled. We hired her to cook for us the first evening and it was one of the best meals we had that week - 4 courses with enough leftovers to feed us another entire meal. There are many excellent restaurants and wineries in the area and plenty do to (or not to do in our case). Sitting on the deck sipping Chianti was our preferred activity versus seeing the many tourist highlights in the area. There were five in our group and we had plenty of room and could easily added several others and not got in each other's way. The bedrooms were large and separated and each had it's own bath. If you have a group looking for quiet and privacy I doubt you could do better than this place.
Atlanta GA USA
I only have ten minutes to write a review, but I could easily wr
First of all, you have an extremely accomodating owner you will work with Nigel Tully. When you are helping to plan a week in Tuscany for a group of ten, there are many details to be worked out and Nigel answers any and every question that may arise. Secondly, the accommodations are second to none. The design of the main house is such that no bedroom backs up to another, no bedroom is above or below another bedroom. You will have total peace and quiet. The kitchen is awesome and I cooked for 10 and enjoyed every minute of it. There are multiple refrigerators, dishwashers and washers and dryers. Next the views-because you have no neighbors you have beautiful views over the Tuscany hillside. At night it is totally quiet and you and your group can sit at the large table with multiple chairs and enjoy wonderful views of the stars. All in all this was the best setup we have enjoyed in our four visits to Italy. I would highly recommend staying at Ripertoli and we plan to return in the near future.
Can't wait to return!
Our family have been to Ripertoli twice now. This is a true retreat from urban life high up in the sunny hills. Now you might wonder if the peace of it all might not be so suitable for active kids, but the pool is a really good size and serves as a great centre piece for all ages, also the table-tennis room allows for a great teenage hang-out.
Add to this that Florence is 40 mins drive away(other great places like Lucca and Siena are also wonderful if a little further) and you don't feel isolated! The farmhouse is stylish, spacious and easy to keep cool in the heat. The owners are very caring and use the place regularly themselves, it is beautifully kept.
I feel boring putting 5 stars down like the others but it deserves them! As a musician I found the place an inspiration, there is a good electric piano there, my daughter was singing and playing quite a bit also.
The nearest town is Greve and it's stylish but pricey for touristy things. Its Co-op is easily big enough to stock up however, and you might well feel inspired to try Tuscan cooking in the spacious traditional-style kitchen. Tip - don't hire a tiny car, it is hilly and you'll be glad of a decent size engine. Another tip - leave enough space in your packing for a couple of bottles of great (&cheap;) Chianti. We travelled around a bit but if you stayed put the whole time you'd easily be happy. Hmmm...whats that availability spreadsheet look like?...
Delightful villa, fabulous views, excellent service with attenti
17 had a fabulous week - our only disappointment was it couldn't have been longer
We ate to delightful meals cooked to the housekeeper and ate out at so many wonderful restaurants close by
The villa is brilliantly situated to visit all the major Tuscan towns as easy day trips. When back at the villa it is peace and quiet in truly fantastic scenery. Swimming or relaxing by the pool or wandering in the olive groves.
Nigel has thought of everything over the years and is really helpful during the whole booking process - and on hand by email or phone to ensure you are making the most of your time at Ripertoli
Myrtle Beach, SC
Ripertoli was everything we were looking for. We shared the house with 4 couples and every bedroom was on a different level with ensuite baths which allowed privacy. I have spent my career in the Hospitality Business and the owners and staff could not have been more hospitable exceeding our expectations. Some of us are in high stress jobs and this was the place to unwind. The views from the patio where we ate dinner cooked by Marisa were breathtaking. We never wanted to leave the grounds. We took walks every morning (be in shape before you attempt) and would run into deer or a charming village and discover a restaurant where we would go back to for lunch, never disappointed. We would sit on the patio of the restaurant overlooking the vineyards and point to a vine and the waiter would bring us a wine from there. I have been visiting Italy twice a year for the past 15 years and this by far has been my best experience. We took a day trip to Florence and I couldn't wait to get back to Ripertoli. Thank you Deborah, Nigel, Marisa and Roberto for sharing this part of heaven with us. We will be back.
A memorable property of character and comfort for our special fa
We were a large family group with ages ranging from 70 to 9 months.We took the whole property and were spaciously accommodated.Reading material, music, games, TV and wi-fi catered for all indoors. The swimming pool mocked us because weather was mixed and we were early in the year but Ripertoli is at the heart of Tuscany, with fine walks, wine, restaurants and artistic and architectural treasures in all directions. Meals can be arranged: we had an excellent dinner in the house on the day of our arrival.
The house is the owners' home, restored, equipped and furnished for their use and not as a business. In welcoming guests to share it in their absences, they are warm, businesslike and helpful and we discovered that their name is a password for special treatment in many local establishments. Their website is first class and gave an accurate impression of what we found.
Kathy Troidle Jackson
Ghent, NY USA
Even more magical 5th time around
I have been coming to Ripertoli since 1998. I loved it so much I have brought 4 more groups of family and friends through, this last time in October 2011 when we were able to catch the tail end of the grape harvest. Somehow each trip turns out to be more magical than the previous ones as owners Nigel and Deb have added new special touches each time I come. The villa itself is charming, spotless, and comfortable with vistas looking our over the "valley of gold” acres and acres of Chianti Classico vineyards. Each bedroom is beautifully appointed with antiques and newly renovated en suite bathrooms. The gorgeous stone floors, exposed beams, huge fireplace and comfortable furniture make the first floor kitchen/dining room a perfect gathering spot at the beginning and end of the day to laugh, eat, and plan activities. The beautiful, well kept in ground pool is refreshing after a hot day of sightseeing and on this past trip we used it almost every day. It is surreal as you look out at the valley you are swimming! Some of our best nights are when Marisa sets up a home cooked Tuscan feast on the villa's terrace.
But the best part about Ripertoli is it's location in the heart of the Chianti Classico region making it a perfect spot from which to tour all of Tuscany or just hang out in the delightful local towns like Greve-In-Chianti and Panzano. Every trip we add new experiences - this time it was Tuscan cooking classes and a few new wineries. Some of the best family run wineries and restaurants are within 15 minutes of Ripertoli so you don't have to go far for these adventures. Many of the proprietors have become friends and we feel like Vips as they greet us in their hospitable Tuscan style. Even Montalcino, Siena, San Giminagno and Pisa are all within 60-90 minutes making easy day trips. Florence is only about 30 minutes and always a highlight on my visits.
I highly recommend a visit to Ripertoli but be advised - it is addictive!
The Meadows Family
A little piece of Heaven in the Tuscan hills!
We have just returned from one of the best holiday experiences we have ever had! Ripertoli is a beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse set within an olive grove and overlooking hills and forests, which in the autumn are a myriad of colours. Our party consisted of parents, grandparents and teenagers and Ripertoli catered for us all.
Upon arriving we were greeted by a very friendly Marisa who showed us around our accommodation. The house is tastefully decorated but also warm and welcoming. Pictures on the walls, numerous books and a selection of Dvds and CDs make you feel this is a home. The owners, Nigel and Deborah, had also supplied a very helpful folder containing everything you needed to know about the house and the local area. There are also phone numbers to contact Nigel and Deborah should there be a problem - there wasn't! The kitchen was well-stocked with every kind of appliance possible and the most wonderful view over the olive grove and hills (even the most reluctant chef would be hard-pressed not to enjoy cooking in these surroundings!). Because we went in the autumn and the evenings were a little chilly, we made good use of the log fire and central heating - both worked very well and warmed up the house quickly and efficiently.
If you can manage to drag yourself away from Ripertoli, Florence and Siena are well worth a visit. The local town of Greve in Chianti is closer and postcard pretty with a selection of good quality shops and restaurants (all reasonably priced). Rome is a two-hour drive away but we opted for a second visit to Florence as we felt we hadn't done it justice in one visit. Nigel and Deborah recommend several restaurants in the local area, but we chose to stay in during the evenings with a glass or two of red wine in front of the open fire and a game of Trivial Pursuit (one of many games provided). After all what's the point of staying in such beautiful accommodation if you're never there? Excellent!