An oasis of tranquillity
in the Chianti Rufina
The toponym “Cintoia” can be of Roman derivation which refers to a surface of land of a “centuria”, about 50 hectares, but it is more probably attributable to the Lombard period of a “centena”, a rural division of the early medieval period.
The structure dates back to the 1400s, it is immersed in the greenery, surrounded by rolling hills with an unspoilt landscape of the Chianti Rufina and extends along the right bank of the Sieve river, just 30 km far from Florence. It is the ideal holiday for families with children, for friends but also for couples who want to give themselves a holiday in total relaxation lulled by the sounds of nature.
The country estate has been recently restored in total respect of style and maintaining the elegance of the typical Tuscan architecture, it s located in the area of Pontassieve and it is composed of hamlets of houses separated by an exotic sand-colored swimming pool with crystal clear water and changeable as the weather conditions change with a “Caribbean” effect that contrasts with the splendid view of the rural scenery of the Val di Sieve hills overlooking an immense valley. It is a true oasis of peace and quiet for those who want to breathe the scents of nature and relax in total tranquility. The lawn around allows you to choose secluded spaces and let your children play in the shade of pine trees. The pool is for the exclusive use of our staying guests, in fact we do not take external daily clients, this to guarantee our guests the maximum privacy and tranquility.
wine and culture
The farm is located in an isolated and quiet area but it is ideal for quick excursions to the cities of art and to the most important areas; 5 Km far from the farm there is the Scopeti train station from which you can reach the center of Florence in half an hour.
Trekking lovers will be able to follow the paths marked by the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano, that means Italian Alpine Club) that connect them with the Mugello area.
We are building a path with signs and equipped with refreshment areas, easily passable that winds through the woods where numerous species of wild animals find refuge, which with a little patience and luck can be observed during the hike. It is equipped as an open-air museum with panels and information sheets in the panoramic points and in the significant places.
The farm house is surrounded by pasture meadows that offer the opportunity to make beautiful walks and to pick up the fragrant herbs and flowers by regaining th.
A few kilometers away there is an equestrian center with the possibility of horseback riding, nearby, a pizzeria restaurant with a panoramic view of the lake with carp fishing.
Disabled people often have difficulties accessing the countryside, but the cordial and personalized welcome of the farm makes up for any difficulties by compensating for the natural obstacles to the mobility of disabled people, who are therefore welcome!
Our structure is open to customers who travel with their pet, we love animals very much and this is why we have decided to host your 4-legged friends free of charge becouse we are a pet friendly structure.
Your friends can follow you wherever you are in your accommodation or in all the common areas of the farm. We trust in you for a responsible management of the friends with the queue, this for the respect of the other guests who are on holiday like you in our structure. The historic center of Florence is small and cozy, easy to visit and dogs can access anywhere in restaurants, cafes and shops without any problem; not to be missed, of course, the walk along the Ponte Vecchio.