PRIVATE STRUCTURE (lease only). From the top of its hilly position, 547 m above sea level, Scandelaia stands as sentinel of an unparalleled landscape, capturing in all its depth the alluring, never-ending scenery which, stretching across the sinuous Chianti hills on which lie tiny villages of age-old charm, ends on the ancient towers of Siena and on the verdant peaks of the Colline Metallifere. Scandelaia appears at the end of a dirt road through the woods of Chianti, just past the delightful hamlet of San Gusmè and a few kilometres from the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the land of the Gallo Nero, symbol of the most sublime Sienese winemaking tradition. A long row of cypress trees leads to the entrance to the property. From here, a real piece of paradise opens up, a large park immersed in the quiet, a true botanical garden spread over several levels, studded with multiple blooms and carpeted with a well-kept lawn along which wind wonderful panoramic paths. On the lower level is the large infinity pool, overlooking a dream viewpoint that promises fantastic sunsets. In the centre of the park is the villa, a building dating back over a thousand years that has been completely renovated whilst preserving its authenticity and original architecture. Protagonist is stone, left exposed everywhere, combined with wood and terracotta, in a splendid restoration of the time that has forged the current design, in which respect for local tradition is combined with a refined choice of furnishings and upholstery designed to enhance the large, panoramic bedrooms and prestigious living rooms. In Scandelaia silence and privacy are guaranteed, despite being just a short distance from some of the most beautiful and interesting destinations in Tuscany. NB: The caretakers, living in an annex within the property, will discreetly take care of the maintenance of the villa, the park and the swimming pool and will be available for any needs and requirements of the guests who, during their stay, are guaranteed full privacy and complete use of the property.



Scandelaia has two floors connected by an internal staircase, with the addition of a tower. The main entrance leads into the spacious living room, organised with a dining area, a large fireplace and an ample sitting area with sofas and television. Proceeding along a short corridor, you come to the kitchen, divided in two areas and connected to the pantry/laundry room. The floor is completed by two double bedrooms (one with divisible bed) with ensuite bathroom with tub. All the rooms on this floor lead directly into the garden; the living room and kitchen have access to the external terrace with a living area for relaxing and eating outdoors. The first floor is composed of the elegant master bedroom with private bathroom with tub and shower, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub and shower (reached down four steps), another double bedroom (with divisible bed) with ensuite bathroom with tub, a study, a sitting room and a bathroom with tub and shower serving the bedroom located in the tower, which is reached up a flight of stairs.


Just under 40 hectares of land delimit the immense spaces of this estate, an authentic green lung where an extensive patch of woodland (for the most part walkable) alternates with garrisons of olive trees planted along a terraced ridge. At the centre lies the majestic fenced park that frames the villa, extending for approximately one hectare on several well-connected levels which guarantee total and continuous use of all the set-up areas. Walking through it, along paved paths, stone steps and grassy surfaces, you come to a true botanical garden, designed to always be in bloom and enlivened by a multitude of variegated flowers and tall trees: lavender and rosemary bushes, agapantus, passion fruit, climbing roses, oleanders, geraniums, blue plumbago and rows of hydrangeas that border a wonderful path that encircles the villa. From the electric gate, at the end of a beautiful avenue of cypresses and then a short driveway leading to the parking area, you come to the charming entrance of the villa, surrounded by climbing ivy and wisteria. At the back is a large area with a table for outdoor dining, protected by a large umbrella, a barbecue, a ping pong table and various relaxation areas. The lower terrace, reached down two flights of steps, contains the beautiful pool area. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The infinity pool occupies a front row seat in the heart of the garden and in the most panoramic point of the property: facing south-west it offers magnificent sunsets over the Chianti hills. Set on the lower terrace of the park, it can be reached from the villa, which is about 30 m away, down one of the two flights of steps located on both sides of the area. This spectacular rectangular pool, measuring 5 x 17 m with the depth ranging from 1.5 m in the centre up to 2.5 m on both sides, is lined with mosaic and has Roman steps with a handrail for access and a cover for the night. The beautiful, terracotta-paved solarium which surrounds it, bordered by flowerbeds of geraniums, oleanders and blue plumbago bushes, is equipped with umbrellas, a sitting area and elegant sunbeds; on one side is a cold-water shower. The pool is sanitised with salt and can also be used at night thanks to the lighting both inside and outside the pool. It is available from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.

Pets: Yes, €50,00 per animal per week or part of week
Handicap: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning in the bedrooms
  • tv with sky
  • wi-fi internet connection
  • cable radio bluetooth
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • american coffee machine
  • nespresso coffee machine
  • mixer
  • juicer
  • washing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • hair dryer
  • treasure in every unit
  • mosquito nets on the bedrooms' windows
  • mobile barbecue

Location and distances

The historical region of Chianti which is situated right in the centre of Tuscany, between north of Florence, Siena and the south of Arezzo and finally east of the towns of Castelnuovo Berardenga, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti. This area constitutes a particularly important centre of attraction for the numerous historical testimonies of a past dating back to the Etruscan era. Furthermore, the prestige that this area enjoyed in the Renaissance era is testified by the numerous medieval castles, all perfectly preserved, that can be seen along the famous “road of the castles”. The Chianti countryside is perfect for horseback riding in the tranquillity of the vast network of paths and unpaved roads which meander through the woods and hills and it also permits visitors to explore the abundance of food and wine that characterizes this area. Here, too, a series of itineraries lead to the exploration of the ancient Tuscan flavours skilfully produced by the local growers. The proximity of the airports of Florence and Pisa allows easy access to this region as does the motorway A1 exit at Firenze Impruneta and Valdichiana which easily connects the hamlets in the Chianti area with the surrounding Sienese valleys and the rest of Tuscany. The closest and well served train station is in Siena.

Airport: Firenze 113 km, Perugia 110 km, Pisa 150 km, Bologna 171 km, Roma Fiumicino 253 km, Milano Malpensa 421 km
Train station: Siena 28 km
Highways: From North: A1 exit Firenze Impruneta 95 km. From South: A1 exit Valdichiana 62 km
Shops and services: San Gusmè (restaurants) 4 km, Castelnuovo Berardenga 9 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea - Castiglione della Pescaia 119 km
Parking: Inside the property: up to 10 car places
Access roads: 1,6 km of unpaved road
Attractions within 100 km: Gaiole in Chianti 21 km, Rapolano Terme 23 km, Siena 28 km, Siena 28 km, Panzano in Chianti 39 km, Castellina in Chianti 41 km, Greve in Chianti 46 km, Monteriggioni 48 km, Arezzo 53 km, Montepulciano 57 km, Montalcino 61 km, Cortona 66 km, San Quirico d'Orcia 66 km, San Gimignano 69 km, Volterra 82 km, Firenze 70 km, Lago Trasimeno 72 km
Altitude: 547 slm


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Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 4 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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  • Heating from November to April (€ 40,00 per day). N.B. These costs, not included in the price list, will be calculated at the reservation time and due at the balance payment.
  • Mandatory extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00 per animal per week or part of week)
  • Tourism tax (€ 2,00 per person per day for the first 7 days. Please note that children under 14 years old will not pay)

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  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
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  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
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The following extra services are available to be purchased during the booking process.
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Food Delivery - Welcome hamper
Food Delivery - Welcome hamper

THE KIT WILL BE DELIVERED UPON ARRIVAL AT THE VILLA - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits): The essential welcome hamper. Starting with breakfast essentials: tea, milk, biscuits, rusks and a selection of 6 single-portion jams in three flavours, enriched with the characteristic taste of orange blossom honey. A jar of peanut butter is a must-have, a versatile and tasty ingredient. For lunch, enjoy artisanal spaghetti from our Abruzzo pasta factory with cherry tomato passata, enhanced with our Lucanian olive oil. A tasty snack featuring our classic Puglian taralli is also provided.
€ 61.00

Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria
Food Delivery - Authentic Tuscany and Umbria

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - The regional pairing of central Italy. A blend of traditions and interpretations of the raw materials from these incredible territories. The opportunity to taste the traditional combination of aged beef and pork with beans.
€ 125.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
€ 101.00