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How far is Muricciaglia from closest villages, and from main towns?
Muricciaglia , at km 16IV on the SR 429, is 3 km from Castellina and 7 km from Radda. 20 km from Siena and 40 km from Florence.

How far is Muricciaglia from main airports?
To reach Fiumicino, Rome airport, count approx. three hours. To Florence one hour, to Pisa one hour and a half. To Malpensa, Milan international airport, count approx. three hours and a half.

Where are the closest shopping facilities?
In the village of Castellina, you find shops, supermarket, banks, Post Office,restaurants, pharmacy, doctors, beauty parlor, and a very good hairdresser. Last but not least the best ice-cream ever.

How large is the property of Muricciaglia?
60 hectars or 120 acres of gardens, olive groves, vineyards and wood land. There are four buildings, the main house where we live, Fienile and Ovile for our guests and the house where our employee Dimitri resides with his family. Dima will be always there for everyone in need of help, he knows all the secrets of country houses.

What does your farm produce?
At an altitude of 550 metres in the Chianti hills, Muricciaglia is located in the heart of an area long esteemed for the quality of its grapevines and olive oil. We have close to 1.5 hectares of grapevines classified for “Chianti Classico” wine. We sell the grapes to third parties. Our olive groves count nearly 1000 trees. The oil produced from olives grown ar Muricciaglia is classic Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, spicy with a slight peppery taste. During the harvest from end of October till mid November, every two days the olives are brought to a local “frantoio”, the extraction plant, where they are wighted, washed and crushed: the chain of quality, that started with the careful cultivation of the olive tree in the field, is over.
Together with grapes and olives we grow lavender and at the end of June we extract, at the farm, the precious Lavender Essential Oil, a must for every home.

Within the estate there are walking marked tracks?
Absolutely, you can explore the property far and wide and, if you feel, you can walk to Castellina in half an hour.

When is the swimming pool open?
The infinity swimming pool is open from mid May till end of September in normal weather condition. The pool has a bathroom and changing room.

Can you give us some information about Fienile?
The ancient stone built hay barn is now a charming self-contained villa surrounded by private terraces and large meadows: the view of the fields and woods, as far as the eye can see, is lovely. The upper floor includes a master bedroom with bathroom en suite end another double bedroom with its bathroom and a mezzanine with TV. On the ground floor there is a living room with open fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen that opens on the wistaria-coverd pergola for dining “al fresco”. Fienile has its own laudry and central heating.

And about Ovile?
Ovile, the ancient stone-built sheep shed, is now a completely restored house and includes to double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper floor. On the ground floor the large space includes the fully equipped kitchen and the living – room with an open fireplace. The door opens out onto an outdoor terrace ideal for enjoying your meals outdoors, the large terracotta table overlooks the totally unspoilt countryside surrounding the farm. Ovile has its own laundry, cental heating and TV.

Is there WIFI on the property?
Yes, we have WIFI all over.

We would like to visit some of Chianti wineries, some suggestions?
Most of the cellars must be booked in advance, contact us for support. Antinori, Badia Coltibuono, Castello di Ama and Castello di Brolio are among the most interesting and beautiful.

Shopping?
Tuscany is an irresistible destination: ceramics and terra-cotta, crystal and glassware, housewares, febric and linens, clothing and fashion outlets. We are here to help you choosing and giving addresses.

Can you suggest good restaurants in your area?
Of course, there are fine restaurants in the close by villages, Castellina, Radda, Gaiole and Panzano. We will be happy to book a restaurant for you on your arrival day.

We are interested in cooking classes, any ideas?
Please, have a look at our video and contact us for detailed information.

Are there reliable taxi service and cars rental that you may recommend?
www.abc-rent.com is the best, we have been using their services for many years and Marco speaks fluent English.

Would you recommend a travel insurance?
Travel Insurance is highly recommended. www.squaremouth.com is a reputable website which will give you travel insurance quotes. You can also get travel insurance from AAA, the airline and some credit card companies.