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From $1 400 / week for three people sharing. Long term stay option available.
From $1 400 / week for three people sharing
Casa di Simonette is situated in the borgo/hamlet of Adine between the villages of Radda and Lecchi in Chianti. Adine is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood of which the residents are eighty percent Italian.
Adine is surrounded by wonderful villages and cities. Siena and Greve are a 25 min drive. For Firenze it takes 45 mins to Villa Constanza parking (€5/day) and a 20 min tram ride (€1.50 each way) into the Firenze centro.
Casa di Simonetta is a 1000 year old home, restored over the years by Signora Simonetta Palazio. The property is home to three self contained living opportunities, each with independent entrances and facilities.
Casa Grande has two large bedrooms (en suite), a generous in size open plan living, dining and kitchen area. A terrace with an outside dining opportunity overlooks Adine’s piazza and church. The rate is €1 400 per week.
En suite and the largest apartment of the 3
6 Persons Child-Friendly Fireplace
We are surrounded by wonderful villages and cities. Siena and Greve are a 25 min drive. For Firenze it takes 45 mins to Villa Constanza parking (€5/day) and a 20 min tram ride (€1.50 each way) into the Firenze centro. For ideas of things to do, please read our list of favorite things.
Radda Tourism has a wonderfully helpful office, just below the ringing bells in the square. They have maps of walking trails, among other things. They also offer free wifi on the bench outside.
The bedside lights switch on and off with a light touch closest to you. Please do not press.
Water and energy are precious everywhere and especially Tuscany. Please use water, gas and electricity carefully. Please switch off all lights when going out. The tap water is drinkable.
The fire extinguishers can be found in the top garden shed on the west side of the property. The key is in a little tin can hanging in the Casa’s loggia.
The gas lever at the stove should be horizontal for open. Please close the gas (down position) when you are not using the stove.
Please sort your waste into clean paper/cardboard, and glass/plastic, and non-recyclable. Please drop them at the recycling stations on the Lecchi/Radda road. For non-recyclable please empty daily into the dumpster at the vineyard. If you have a lot of organic waste, this can be recycled at the COOP turnoff. Our compost heap is not in action yet.
Should the weather cool off, please contact me to arrange blankets or duvets.
If the weather cools so much that internal heat is needed, please contact us re firing up the boiler. The charge is €5/bag of pellets.
Clean linen and towels will be provided after a seven day stay.
The fireplace in the living area works very well. You need however to remove the sheet that closes the chimney when not in use.
If there is a water restriction letter flapping in the wind on the communal tap at the entrance to the village, please do not water the garden. If it rains, there are plastic basins under the sink that you could use for collecting rain for the plants. If there is not a letter on the tap, please water the pot plants once a week.
If we can be of any assistance please WhatsApp or email us. Wishing you a super stay. Alison Green and Barry Gould
The farmhouse is cool in summer, offers blockout shutters for late mornings or afternoon naps, Granny goose linen, terraces for alfresco dining, and is surrounded by walks, other villages and food markets in every direction.