Résidence Castellare di Tonda 2p 4. The history of Castellare di Tonda goes back a long way, to the noble Strozzi family, which, at the time of its great riches, bought up the houses and land of the area and created this beautiful estate, the “Domaine de Piaggia”. Thanks to a careful project for the renovation of the ancient dwellings, respecting the best Tuscan traditions, Castellare di Tonda has been restored today to its former splendour. Twelve tastefully restored farms are scattered within the ancient 280-hectare estate at an altitude of 300 m in a strategic position with regards to Florence, Siena, Pisa and the coast. Everything is designed to provide joy and delight the families, from smallest to largest ones! Restaurant: typical Tuscan cooking. Cookery classes are also organised! Mini-club: The Mini Club is a large space, especially reserved for children, where experienced and multi-lingual (German, English, French and Dutch) baby-sitters entertain your children, of various ages, with theme-based games, farm visits etc. A 5.000 Square metre space on the theme of “La casetta nel Bosco" as well as a 1.000 square metre space around the lake is entirely dedicated to children. The children also have at their disposal an indoor space, where they can participate in all sorts of creative activities, such as painting and many other crafts. Massage centre (200m² building): with sauna, Turkish bath, relaxing area, massage and beauty salon. Horseriding centre with 30 horses, covered ring, trained instructors and many possibilities of outings. Golf course: located in a panoramic setting with putting green, pitching green, exercise course and sand pit. For the more experienced ones, an 18-hole golf course is located in Castelfalfi. Possibility of mountain-bike hire: more than 30 km of tracks within the estate. The big lake of Castellare di Tonda is ideal for boat trips and picnics (possibility for fishing on the lake-side). Each farmhouse consists of 2,3 or 4-roomed apartments, entirely equipped in pure Tuscan style (tiled or Tuscany terracotta floors, ceiling with wooden beams). The apartments are fully equipped with kitchenette, shower room and toilet. The "superior" type apartments are on garden level and are equipped with dishwasher, fridge, freezer. 2-roomed apartment for 4 persons (approx. 45 m²): On the first floor or on the ground floor Entrance hall Equipped kitchen Living room with sofa bed for 2 persons 1 bedroom (double bed or 2 single beds) Shower room, toilet Nature, culture, history ... Come and discover the landscapes of Tuscany and soak up the singular atmosphere of an authentic little town of the Val d’Elsa and its sun-kissed countryside, at the heart of a triangle formed by three of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany : Florence, Siena and Pisa. Florence: Piazza del Duomo (area of the ancient town, which preserves a medieval aspect): to visit: Bruneschelli’s dome and the baptistery. Galeria degli Uffizi: works by Botticelli, Michael Angelo, Titian. Palace of the Renaissance: San Lorenzo, Palazzo Medici, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli gardens. Province of Siena: Siena: Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, Le Duomo (gothic cathedral) Montepulciano: one of the highest hill-side villages in Tuscany Monteriggioni: fortified, medieval village Région du Chianti: many wine-growing properties, which offer tasting sessions. Bagno Vignoni: Medieval village receiving water from the sulphurous hot springs of the region. Pisa: The leaning tower, Il Campo Santo, whose cemetery contains sarcophagi of the classical era and of Paleochristian times. Piazza dei Cavalieri. Attractions of the residence - Equipped swimming pools - Near by, the big lake of Castellare di Tonda (a little paradise for all fishing-fanatics). Included in the price: - Apartment rental - Bed and bathroom linen (weekly change) - Free parking - Water, gas and electricity - Small pets are allowed for free - Playground for children - Equipped swimming pools (open from May to mid-October) - Final cleaning Miscellaneous: - Tourist tax to be paid on the spot: amount/ person/ day - No deposit is required - Small pets admitted free of charge Useful information: - Identity card or valid passport (including for babies) - Before leaving, remember to obtain the E111 social security form which ensures cover by the social security abroad. Please note all extra services are subject to change without prior notice. All information provided is intended to be informative and general in nature. We shall not be liable if such changes occur. Option booking not available Please note: the rates do not include the mandatory hirers' liability insurance. This small amount is a percentage of the rental sum starting from 10 Euros per reservation.