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55/100 m2 - for 4 persons
Minimum Rental Period: 2 nights

Weekly Price from Euro: 930 - 1750

The Castle of Tavolese was founded in the early 13th century. The medieval castle is situated in the hills between the counties of Tavernelle and Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio, on the way that once led to San Gimignano and Volterra towards west and to Castelfiorentino and Pisa towards east. The first owners of the Castle used to be one of the most famous Florentine families, Farinata degli Uberti. Later, the Castle became the property of the Dell’Asino family, and was subsequently owned by the illustrious Canigiani family to which the mother of Petrarca also belonged. The last heirs, the Counts of Capponi, sold the castle to Clemente Carlo Kaiser in 1988 who undertook a complete restructuring of the Castle and the adjacent rural house, restoring their ancient beauty. In the last years the Castle of Tavolese has a new property that has renovated the offer of the agriturism, restoring 5 further apartments in a building near by the main Castle, just above the antique cellars, still maintaining the elegant style and the professional service that has always characterised the place.

The agricultural farm extends on 60 ha and produces Chianti from the Florentine hills as well as “Extra Vergine” Olive Oil (“Laudemio”) with biological methods. The “Bonollo” distillery in Greve produces from the grapes of the farm a tasty and delicate Grappa.
The nearest village, Marcialla, is at 1,5 km distance. In this village, there are small grocery stores as well as several excellent restaurants. The village of Tavarnelle with a supermarket, a pharmacy, and a bank is at 4 km distance, and Certaldo at 5 km. Florence is at 35 km from the Castle, and Siena at 40 km.

The current owners of the Castello di Tavolese live in the first floor of the castle. It is possible to rent the ground floor with its elegant courtyard and marvellous garden for weddings and ceremonies.
In the rural house adjacent to the Castle, that was fallen after the abandon of the land, has been transformed into 6 elegant apartments. Other 5 apartments have been restored in the building above the cellars. Although they are equipped with all modern comfort (independent heating, telephone, Sat-TV), the apartments have maintained the charm of Tuscany’s ancient rural houses. At the ground floor of the rural house, there is a large room (“Sala della Cinta”), in which breakfast is served every morning and lunches and dinners for up to 25 persons can be organised. On request, the guests may taste the specialities of the area and the wines of the farm.
In the adjacent barn, which opens on a furnished and very panoramic terrace, there is a covered, heated swimming pool. In summer, this pool is connected to the external pool. In the barn, there is also a hydro-massage shower.

Holiday rentals at the Castello di Tavolese include daily cleaning of the apartments and breakfast with biological products from the farm. Reserved parking place on the property.


  • BBQ
  • Independant heating system
  • Panoramic view
  • Parking
  • phone
  • Sat TV
  • Terrace/Balcony

Extras to Pay on Location

  • Baby bed: Euro 30/week
  • Breakage Deposit: Euro 250
  • Breakfast: included
  • Extra Bed: Euro 80/week
  • ironing service: Euro 20/hour
  • Pets: on request
  • Telephone: upon consumption
  • Washing service: Euro 15 per laundry
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RUBICONDO: for 2+1 pers. - 80 sqm Ground Floor (+ 4 steps): big living room with fireplace and a sofa bed, small kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with tub.

FRESCO DI GOVERNO: for 4+1 pers. – 100 sqm Ground floor (+ 4 steps): living room with fireplace and 1 single extra-bed, kitchenette, 2 double bedrooms and big bathroom with tub and shower.

PRIMIZIA: for 2 pers. – 55 sqm 1st floor: small living room with fireplace and kitchen corner, double bedroom and bathroom with tub.

BIANCOSPINO: for 4 pers. – 80 sqm 1st floor: living room with fireplace, dining room with kitchenette, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom with tub.

ROSA DEL POGGIO: for 4+1 pers. – 100 sqm Ground floor: big living room with single sofa bed, kitchen. 1st floor: 2 double bedrooms, and bathroom with tub. Private terrace with patio.

LAUDEMIO: for 4+1 pers. – 90 sqm Ground floor: living room with fireplace and single sofa bed, small kitchen, bathroom with tub and shower, 2 double bedrooms. Private terrace with patio. Adequate for disabled persons.

CLEMENTINA: for 2+1 pers. - 90 sqm First Floor in a building nearby: big living room with fireplace, equipped kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with shower . Possibility of an extra bed

S. CARLO: 35 sqm – 2 persone First Fl.: one-room apartment with double bed, kitchen corner and bath wit bathtub. Outside terrace at disposal

S. FRANCESCA: 40 sqm - 2 persons For 2 pers – First Fl.: one-room apartment with double bed, kitchen corner and bath with shower. Outside terrace at disposal

S. PIO X: 50 sqm - 2 persons For 2 pers – First Fl.: living room with kitchenette, double bedroom , bath with shower. Outside terrace at disposal

S. GIOVANNI BOSCO: 60 sqm - 2 persone For 2 +1 pers – First Fl.: living room with kitchenette and sofa bed, double bedroom , bath with shower. Outside terrace at disposal

Comments (3)

Long Sarah (USA)
I stayed at the castle in November and had a wonderful experience. An article was recently featured in the Washington times on Italian Hospitality where I described the charms of the Castello di Tavolese. You can view the article on and click on Italy. In any case, I had a copy sent to you so that you may have the article for your files. Thank you for allowing me to experience the wonders of the castle. All my best, Sarah Long (Senior Writer) The Washington Times 3600 New York Ave Washington D.C. 20002

Leone Jo (USA)
Message received 4th October 2004 My husband and I just returned to the United States from a wonderful week at Castello di Tavolese! Everything about our week was lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful country!

Goodman Victoria (Great Britain)
The Castello had shed its winter drabness, and was well presented and tidy. The staff were immensely helpful and courteous, the cleaning/laundry thorough and timeous and the breakfast provision more than adequate. The fine coffee was appreciated by the adults, and the freshly baked breakfast cake much enjoyed by the children. Please would you pass on our grateful thanks to the Castello staff. They will be very pleased to see how highly our guests rated their help, courtesy, laundry/cleaning services and breakfast provision.

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