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Nestled in the rolling hills between Chianti and the
Crete of Siena, in a magnificent setting, is La Selva.
It was a Medici's castle, taken over in the XV century by the Siena
and French armies, and is now and ideal place to spend vacations in harmony
with the natural surroundings.
The scenery is typical of the pictures painted by the
Renaissance artists. It has sweet hills and sweeping valleys, marked by
noble cypress trees and adorned with vinyards, olive groves, and large
forests of oaks, giving shade from the heat of the summer. Ex-colony houses
built by the Grand Duc of Tuscany, Leopoldo II of Lorena,
have been renovated with all the modern comforts and decorated with the
simple and original style of the times.
Each house has a private pool. Within a 15/30 minutes drive, you can visit
the art cities of Siena (25 Kms), Monte San Savino
and Sinalunga. In the direction of Chianti there is a
constellation of little medieval villages and castles, full of history and
each with their own personal story through the centuries.
Within 30/45 minutes drive you can visit places like Cortona,
Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Volterra,
San Gimignano, Pienza and Montalcino.
Florence is only 45 minutes away.
Accommodations at La Selva:
CASA FELCIAI Very old large farmhouse recently renovated, which was
part of the very large noble farm, is now divided into the main house and
It has a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside, with vineyards,
sunflowers fields and horses grazing on the flowered fields.
In all directions there are oak woods untouched by industry. It is easy to
spot local wild animals such as deer, wild boar, wild goats, pheasants and
Situated about 200 mts (215 yards) from the villa La Selva, it is on
the small road that leads to the wonderful medieval hamlet of Montebenichi.
Behind Casa Felciai is the private pool 10 x 5 mts situated in the
open countryside, complete with outdoor furnishings and a large barbecue,
it is for exclusive use of guests staying at Casa Felciai and
apartment Il Torrino.
There is central heating, a greenery covered parcade and all the interior
decore is in Tuscan style.
TORRINO - 110 sqmts-
Sleeps 4 A separate house on the same grounds as Casa Felciai, with
a private garden patio. It has 2 bedrooms with large kingsize beds, 2
bathrooms: 1 with shoer and 1 with bath tub, a separate fully functional
kitchen, with eating area, a living room with a fireplace.
The interior decorations are of a very high and refined quality in keeping
with Tuscan styling. It has a large private patio with a barbecue and
garden furniture and a table for outdoor dining and sunning, with the use
of the pool joining Casa Felciai, which is fully furnished with
THE APARTMENTS ON THE MAIN PROPERTY: Situated within the gates of the main property are two
They are both on the upper floors in separate buildings and with
independent entrances. They both have very large terraces with spectacular
views. They have the use of the pool on the grounds of Villa La Selva
at few meters.
LA TERRAZZA: 110 sqmts.
Upper floor - Sleeps 4 A very charming apartment decorated in the
traditional Tuscan style.
It has a large fully equipped kitchen with a fireplace, 2 double bedrooms.
A very large bathroom with bath and 1 bathroom with shower. There is a
living room which opens out to a large terrace of 60 sqmts and has a large
table for outdoor dining.
There is terrace furniture for outdoor sunning. It has a great view on all
sides overlooking the private grounds and gardens of the Villa. LIBRERIA: 70 sqmts. - Upper floor
- Sleeps 2 The main room, finished in wood, is richly decorated, with one
wall a library full of books, a pull-out double bed, rich dining area,
fireplace and living area.
One bathroom with bath and a fully equipped separate kitchen. Everything
has been considered to the last detail with a lot of hand work and
ornaments and deluxe apoistering. The main room opens out to a large and
very private terrace of 60 sqmts which is fully furnished with outdoor
furniture for dining and sunning. The view is spectacular.
CASA FABBRI 565 sqmts -
Sleeps 21 This is another large separate farmhouse (sleeps 16) with tower
and includes a small house. It is located about 200 mts from Casa Felciai.
There is also included a house on the same grounds that sleeps 5, with one
It has a private pool 10 x5 mts with pool and garden furniture and a large
built in barbecue, a large shaded parking area and the house and the pool
are surrounded by old oak trees. Central heating. It has a large covered
terrace attached to the house, 54 sqmts, with a huge marble and iron table
for outdoor dining. All furnishings are antique and in Tuscan style.
GROUND FLOOR: It has a
main entrance which leads to the kitchen, or dining room, or the living
room. A large fully equipped separate kitchen with a raised fireplace.
A very large dining room with a single long dining table (seats 20), which
opens up to the swimming pool by 2 large doors. A large living room with
another fireplace. A separate tv room. Also on the main floor are 2 bedroom
each with 2 single beds and 1 bathroom with shower. From the hall is
another door which opens up to the pool.
UPPER FLOOR: Access from
dining room. 4 bedrooms with queensize beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds,
4 bathrooms with showers.
THE TOWER: Access from
the upper floor landing. 1 room with a queensize bed, 1 bathroom with
CAPANNA: 135 sqmts A
separate building 6 mts from the main entrance of Casa Fabbri. On the lower
floor is a large room as a livingroom/playroom and 1 bathroom with shower.
Above there are 2 rooms with 5 single beds dormitory style.