Villa Ballati Grotti
Official Contact Details - Villa BallatiPhone: +39 335 6142181 Fax: +39 06 233218144
In Tuscany, 12 km from Siena, in the park of Castello di Grotti estate, beautiful 18th century luxury renovated villa, 6 bedrooms, central heating, exposed beams, frescoes, and furnished with antiques
- Price from 530 EUR / Day
- Capacity up to 12 people
- 6 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
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Last updated: 12/22/2006
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Villa Ballati is a beautiful 18th century luxury villa with frescoes. The 2 storey villa has accommodations for 10 guests. Additional accommodations for 2 are available in the private apartment Ballatina on the ground floor of the villa. Located on the grounds of the Grotti Castle, the villa has been completely renovated and is comprised of:
living room with fireplace
large kitchen with dishwasher
2 sitting rooms
2 double bedrooms
3 twin bedrooms (2 beds each)
The ground floor of the villa has a living room with fireplace and a separate dining room. On the other side of the entrance is the large kitchen, complete with dishwasher. There is also a bathroom with shower on this floor. The ceilings are vaulted with exposed brick.
An antique staircase of travertine leads to the upper floor where you'll find 2 sitting rooms and 5 bedrooms. 2 of the bedrooms have queen sized beds, one with ensuite bath. The other three each have 2 twin beds. The is another bathroom near the other bedrooms, all with shower, sink, w.c. and bidet. The ceilings of the upper floow of the villa have exposed beams of chestnut wood.
The villa has centralized heating making this vacation rental perfect also in the off season. Laundry facilities available upon request.
The villa looks out onto a grassy lawn with the castle in the background on one side, the other sides look out on a garden and views of Tuscany that go from Siena to Chianti.
At just 500 meters from the villa, you'll find the village of Ville di Corsano with a post office, bar, restaurant and supermarket. Easy day trips in Tuscany include Siena at 12 Km, Florence at 70 Km and Pienza, Sangimignano, Monteoliveto
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 530 EUR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 600 EUR
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 2200 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 2500 EUR
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- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
Castello di Grotti - 12 Km. away from Siena
Grotti is a small village southwest of Siena. The castle is less than a kilometer from the village of Ville di Corsano which has a small grocery store, post office, bar, and a convenience store.
In the Comune of Monteroni d'Arbia near the little village of Ville di Corsano is the Castello di Grotti.
In the hilly area of Grotti, at the edge of the Crete Senesi we cultivate various olive groves. The olives are harvested in late autumn and early winter and are pressed to produce the precious olive oil, DOC whose denomination is "Olio extravergine Toscano."
All the farm's output is carried out under the control of ERATA, a government agency that ensures the correct eco-compatible farming methods to produce biologically healthy products.
Part of the farm is also woodland with native Mediterranean trees and shrubs. (The main ones are oak, beech, heather, juniper and broom.).
These provide shelter for porcupines, deer, wild boar, hare, pheasant, and many other wild species.
Across from the woods and fields that we cultivate, about 15 km of white (dirt) roads and paths allow long walks through natural countryside that in spring and fall are ablaze in dazzling colors.
At the end of the summer, after the first rain, many mushrooms begin to sprout in the woods.
You will often see people picking mushroom at this time of the year.
If you find some yourself, please be sure to identify them as non-poisonous before you eat them.
From this area, with a brief journey along fascinating roads through the surrounding countryside, you can reach the best of Tuscan artistic and historical centers: Siena (12 km) Firenze/Florence (70 km), Arezzo (70 km), Pienza, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Sant'Antimo, etc, etc. Even nearer, you can find the beautiful abbey di San Galgano; the village of Murlo, an early Etruscan settlement; and the Montagnola Senese, gentle wooded mountains suitable for easy hikes.
Things to see in the area:
The abbey has been restored; Cistercian monks celebrate mass at 11 am and vespers at 6.30 pm on Sunday in Gregorian chant.
An opera company performs in a former convent - Musica nel Chiostro - in mid summer. Beautiful surroundings; performances begin at (about) 9.30 pm. For tickets and information call 0564 338096.
A lovely hill town with magnificent views. 19th century café in the Via Mazzini called Fiaschetteria Italiana is in the center of the town. The fortezza has towers which can be climbed. The local famous wine - Brunelllo - can be sampled and bought there.
- Abbazia di San Galgano
A gothic roofless ruin, built in the 13th century and sacked by Sir Jon Hawkwood at the end of the century. A lovely round Romanesque chapel was built in 1182 to house St. Galgan's sword in the stone.
A medieval borgo with an Etruscan museum.
- Monte Oliveto
The Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore is a beautiful building with frescoes by Sodoma.
- 1 Via dl Castello, Ville di Corsano, 53014, Grotti, Italy
- Accommodation located in:
- countryside, leisure area, near biking trails, near cultural interest, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near walking trails, old town, resort, rural, village!
Amenities & services
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Welcome bottle
Weekly Change of Linen
Heating when necessary
Prices do not include:
First-Day Shopping On request 25,00 Euro Per Room
Late Arrival to the Key-Giver - 15,00 Euro / hour
Washing machine 5,00 Euro / Cycle - On request
Extra Change of Linen - 15,00 Euro Per Room
Extra Change of Towels - 8,00 Euro Per Room
Extra Cleaning - 10,00 Euro / Hour (On Request)
Wood basket for fireplace (8 Euro / Basket)
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil On request
Baby Cot or Children's Bed - 15,00 Euro Per Week
Pets allowed on request
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- Bathrooms: 4
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- Double beds: 3
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