Badia a Passignano, Tuscany
From £1,495 per week
Spectacular, classic Tuscan villa immersed in the stunning Chianti hills, sweeping views from the garden provide the perfect backdrop.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Close your eyes and dream of the classic Tuscan villa and you will probably have Casa Donata in your mind. This stone-built villa is immersed in the Chianti hills and as you snake your way along the white road which leads you to it you pass the immaculate vineyards, rise up and down the slopes and through shaded woods. The road then drops into the Villa grounds and opens up to reveal this wonderful villa and gardens.
Sweeping views from the garden provide the perfect backdrop. The owners of the villa run the nearby well-known restaurant of La Cantinetta di Rignana and they occupy the main house and whilst they are mostly out at work they are still on hand to help with anything you should need. You are in contact with nature and the beauty of Tuscany and nearby you are in touch with the great culture of Florence, Siena and Tuscany.
Located next to the stunning pool there is Casa Donata. This single storey house is all on one floor and the French windows open out onto the pool. There are two bedrooms, one double and one double/twin. One family bathroom and an open plan kitchen/living room which lead out onto the pool area. The pool is the place where you will spend most of your time, basking in the hot Tuscan sun and playing around in the water. There is a lovely jacuzzi pool which has a marvellous waterfall feature which is guaranteed to entertain for hours.
Casa Donata is not the easiest villa we have to get to, about 3 kilometres of a decent quality white road and a steep final approach. However, having said this it is a truly special place to stay and we are pretty sure that you will not be wanting to leave. The nearest village of Badia a Passignano has a great selection of super restaurants (three great places to eat in a village of only about 10 houses!). You are sure to also visit the owner’s restaurant which enjoys some of the best views in Tuscany and people flock from around the world to dine here and taste his classic Tuscan dishes. All the villages of Chianti are reachable and Florence and Siena will certainly be on your itinerary. But we are sure that Casa Donata will be the highlight of your Tuscany Experience.
28/03 — 23/05
03/10 — 31/10
23/05 — 27/06
29/08 — 03/10
27/06 — 29/08
Security deposit: €300 (held on credit card).
Additional pricing notes: Air conditioning payable locally €150.
Tourist tax - €2 per person per night for a maximum of 7 days.
George Weavil, London
We would definitely use essential Italy again. The customer service was very good and everyone very responsive. We really really liked Donata and her family and had a wonderful stay... thank you for a lovely holiday.
Jenny & John Boulter, Somerset
The villa was lovely. Beautifully decorated, very well equipped and wonderfully cool with the air con on. The pool was perfect and very well used! We loved the remote location and the stunning views. Perhaps not ideal for everyone but we were forewarned and were very happy. We will (and have) recommended Essential Italy to our friends. A stress free way to book a wonderful holiday in Tuscany!
Helen & David Lowe, Wallingford
This is our second time back to Casa Donata. The Villa is perfect for our family of four with so many amazing places close by to visit by car. Florence is a must getting the tram from Villa Costanza. Thank you Essential Italy for giving us yet another amazing holiday with many happy memories made.
Nick Dinsdale, Lightwater
Very helpful in answering our questions. It was perfect in every way. The only downside was the mattress as it was a bit springy... Great service. Will definetly use again!