Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 61: Suzanne B. Cohen, Le Capitozze (Carlotta)
apartments on estate near Florence, Tuscany Chianti
Fall 2000, 1 week
NOTE: As of June 2002, this property is not longer for rent. It is being sold.
The estate Le Capitozze is in Chianti, near San Casciano and Florence. We rented an apartment (Carlotta) through the Suzanne Cohen agency. Le Capitozze is about 20 minutes south of Florence (if there is no traffic) near the Certosa exit of the Superstrada connecting Florence and Siena. The owner lives on the property.
The apartment we rented has 3 bedrooms and bathrooms, all ensuite and all upstairs. It has been done over beautifully. Wonderful linens and towels. Downstairs is a large, well-equipped kitchen and a sitting room. Outside is an arbor with table and chairs. The road to it is fine and not too long. There is an above ground swimming pool, an outside grilling area. The house has been divided into several living units. The owner (who is a lovely Italian lady) lives in one; her daughter and grandson in another, and there are some smaller places rented out. That was not a problem but I can see how it could become one. We were there only one week and did not feel a lack of privacy but there were more people around than we prefer.
The beds were quite comfortable; and the furnishings appeared to be new but in a traditional style. Basically the kitchen was well equipped. There were no wine glasses there when we arrived; we mentioned this to the manager and she got us some on Monday. There is a fireplace in the living room, but it was quite warm when we were there so we did not need any heat.
This was a wonderful location from which to visit Florence. We went in several times; parked at the railway station and saw the sights. We also went to Lucca. In nearby San Casciano we enjoyed a couple of meals at Antica Posta.
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