Tuscany Villas with Private Pools - Villas Chianti Estate
We are in the heart of Tuscany, in the province of Siena, and more specifically in the area of the municipalities of San Gimignano and Poggibonsi.
Our region, which straddles the provinces of Florence and Siena, is one of the Italy's most strikingly scenic areas.
It is rich in history, traditions and culture, but it is also an interesting destination to discover typical handicrafts as well as gastronomic and agricultural products.
Our facilities are located, two in the hamlet of Casaglia, in the municipality of San Gimignano and the other in the hamlet of San Giorgio, in the municipality of Poggibonsi.
Driving along from Poggibonsi, the road to Montefalconi/Casaglia, an alternative route to the state road to San Gimignano, nature-lovers will be able to admire a typical landscape: woods, olive groves and vineyards.
Farmhouses are also characteristic of the Tuscan countryside, together with small rural towns on the hillsides. This scenery captivates and fascinates with a special charm during each season.
Our properties are ideal for all those who prefer to spend their holidays in well-appointed facilities, welcoming and with private surroundings. All our properties offer an exclusive peaceful location that makes each stay in Tuscany pleasant and relaxing.
Villa Renaio's location
Villa Renaio stands on the same hill as Casaglia, an ancient Medieval burg within the municipality of San Gimignano, on one of the Via Francigena routes and overlooking the valley that in ancient times was the theatre of armed clashes between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines.
Guelphs and Ghibellines fought each other to gain control over Tuscany's various areas and specifically: "during the Casaglia war, in 1199, the Colle and San Gimignano armies fought that of Poggibonsi over boundaries and dominance in the area, until the boundaries and sovereignty were reviewed and carefully established."
(Historical notes from Wikipedia)
Villa La Chiesina
Villa la Chiesina was an ancient historical structure going back to before the year 1200, originally the chapel "Santa Maria Church", near the burg of Casaglia.
Traces and information about the historical chapel are found in the books:
- "Casaglia, la terra del croco " ("Casaglia, the land of the crocus") by Giuseppe Mantelli
- and in the "Dizionario geografico, fisico, storico della Toscana" ("Geographical, physical and historical dictionary of Tuscany") by Emanuele Repetti
...CASAGLIA and CASAGLIUOLA in Val d'Elsa: two burgs that had their own parish. (S. Maria di Casagliola).
Over the centuries, the chapel was deconsecrated to become, first a watchtower, and then a place where the farmers of the surrounding countryside would hold their rural festivals and where they also kept their farming implements.