Tuscany vacation castles located between the renowned cities of Siena and Lucca, Italy. Castello di Matteo is a splendid historical castle, just opposite the Island of Elba, which looks out onto an olive grove and is within easy reach of many artistically and historically interesting Tuscan towns and cities. This vacation manor garden guarantees complete privacy. Its architecture, furnishings and decor are of late 16th century noble Tuscan style. Castello di Matteo is designed on two floors. Ground Floor: We find a very important entrance hall enriched with oil paintings and furnished with an important 18th century wooden table. andnbspOn entering to the left of the entrance hall is a small sitting room, containing an antique wooden desk, a bookcase, and the Internet access. andnbspAt the end of the entrance hall, and to the left we reach another sitting room with a fireplace and a bar in the corner, and we can also access the small and intimate living room richly furnished with an antique chest, two very comfortable lounges covered in a rich damask fabric, satellite television, VCR/CD/DVD player. On the right hand side of the entrance hall, andnbspthere is a ceramic tiled andnbspand well lit dining room, where guests will enjoy their buffet breakfast, along with lunch and dinner should they so choose. At the end of this dining room, one has access to a much smaller and very intimate dining room and the kitchen. First Floor: This floor can be reached via two staircases andnbspone to the left and one to the right of the entrance hall. andnbspAt the end of the first staircase, we come across a lovely suite with a large terrace (Suite 7) . andnbspIts decor is in the scale of green. andnbspBeside this suite, we find two double bedrooms (Rooms 5 andamp 6) andnbspand another suite (Suite 4). andnbspThe tower can also be accessed from this wing of the castle, which hosts a junior suite (Room 11). Descending this staircase one has access to the mezzanine level, where we find another double bedroom (Room 9), a junior suite (Room 8) and the staircase which leads to an attic, it too with a junior suite (Suite 10). andnbspThis room features exposed wood beams and a commanding view of the landscape. The second staircase, to the right of the entrance hall is a grand structure furnished with two antique suits of armour. It leads to the imposing Grand Duke????s bedroom (Suite 3). andnbspThis suite looks out onto both the front and rear gardens and is painted cardinal red. andnbspIt also contains antique furnishings, including a 17th century bed head, bookcases and grand piano. This second staircase also leads to another two suites (Suites 1 andamp 2), one which overlooks the southern garden and the other which looks out onto the northern garden. On entering the rear garden of the castle, via the double glass doors at the end of the entrance hall, there is a well kept rose bed and lawn area with comfortable outdoor lounges ideal place to have pre dinner drinks or something cool to drink during the hot summer evenings. To the right andnbspa patio with chairs, tables and canvas umbrellas where one could easily have breakfast or dine during the summer months or perhaps even have lunch during the first warm spring days.andnbsp At the end of the garden we find the swimming pool, cordoned off by a gate, which is able to be used from mid-May to the end of September. andnbspThe swimming pool overlooks a split level olive grove and during the hot summer hours is shaded by historical pine trees. There is also a Jacuzzi pool that can be used all year round and a nice fitness room with few machines. This zone also has changing room, and a bathroom. All the bedrooms are equipped with airconditioning, mini bar, private safe and colour satellite television . The bathrooms are all hand painted with travertine marble and equipped with hairdryers, full set of bath towels. To those who are passionate about culture, arts, and history the owners would be glad to offer guided visits to the famous cities of Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Volterra and San Gimignano. Furthermore, you can also visit the surrounding medieval towns of Massa Marittima, Populonia and Baratti, Suvereto, Campiglia Marittima, Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri. Rich in history and traditions, the location of this Tuscany castle andnbspcan still feel the magic of the past that have made Tuscany the "Pearl of Italy". The prices given below are for 20 people , though the property can accommodate up to 26 people ( pls request prices ). Discounts can also be offered for smaller groups.andnbsp This villa can also be rented for weddings.
Additional amenities include: private chef, laundry, cd, tennis court nearby, babysitter, horse riding on estate, cot on request, view, wine tasting on estate, bar, fly screens, maid service, heating, breakfast, room service, airconditioned, tennis court on estate, horse riding nearby, bicycles on estate, satellite connection....Read more
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