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Apartment in the heart of Chianti

Apartment in the heart of Chianti

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

Nido dei Ciappi is a pretty two-room apartment on the ground floor of a historical building in the main street of Barberino Val d'Elsa. The apartment enjoys an excellent view over the countryside and private garden surrounded by age-old Holm oaks and cypresses. Recently restructured, it is tastefully furnished: the bedroom, which features a beamed ceiling, has a double bed with wrought iron headboard and the bathroom is new and comfortable. The dining room leads directly out onto the garden, where a table, chairs and sun umbrella allow guests to dine al fresco. On the other side of the historical porch there is another green area, furnished with sun loungers for relaxing in the shade of the cypresses. Guests may take advantage of flowers and herbs. All guests will receive a welcome gift; a bottle of Chianti wine made by the Capone brothers on the Bernardello estate in Barberino Val d'Elsa.

The village of Barberino is situated in a strategic part of Tuscany: in the heart of Chianti, a 20-minute car ride from the region's leading artistic and cultural towns: Sienna, Florence and San Gimignano. But Barberino isn't just a stopping point on the way to the important towns: the village has its very own agricultural and cultural value, thanks to its central position in the Chianti hills, as proven by the role it played in the past (during the Middle Ages, with the Via Francigena and commercial traffic). Besides its gastronomic and artistic assets, the village also offers visitors its traditionally welcoming and simple atmosphere, characteristic of small Tuscan villages. The very fact that it is a village sets it apart from the big commercial tourist centres, which are often crowded and noisy. With a population of just one thousand, life in Barberino is exceptionally restful, both for villagers and visitors alike. While being small, the village offers all the most important facilities; there is a restaurant and a pizzeria, both serving excellent food, and an artisan bakers' shop, open every day, and the village library offers an Internet-point service. A large public car park serves the centre of the village and a range of public transport services link Barberino with the neighbouring towns. Lastly, it is possible to go on walking and horse riding excursions, as well as guided tours of the village's wineries.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

28 Reviews

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Sebastian User Profile
April 2018
A tiny little cute apartment situated in the heart of Chianti served us very well exploring the nearby cities of Florence and Sienna. The apartment itself is at the top of the village which is typically Tuscanian style and worth an early morning or evening walk. Don't miss the ch…

James User Profile
August 2017
It was an absolute treat to stay here! Fabulous views from the apartment and in a great location in the town. Our flight was delayed getting in but the communication with the owner was spot on so we were able to get into the apartment. The restaurant next door had amazing foo…

Garrison User Profile
October 2016
We broke a key a 2 in the morning and Fabio was there in minutes to help us in through the backdoor. He was also there first thing in the morning to remedy the issue with the door. Super responsive host! Place is in old part of city so you must park down the hill. Beautiful littl…

Ivo User Profile
September 2016
The appartment is situated in a tuscan house in the center of Barberino, a characteristic place. It is a plus to be in such a unique place. I enjoyed the surrounding landscape which is one of the most beautiful in Italy (oooh's and aaah's). Half an hour drive to Florence, I found…

Tessa User Profile
August 2016
Charming apartment in the old town with beautiful views, great little garden and kitchen to cook in. Walking access to supermarket and good bus connections. We had a great stay.
Franca Maria User Profile
Response from Franca Maria:
Hi Tessa, thank you very much. It has been a pleasure have you as our guests. All the best for your future! Franca Maria and Fabio
August 2016

F J P M User Profile
August 2016
all potographs were taken with a wide angle lense, in some cases the result was deceptive, in fact there was no actual livingroom/space, only a kitchen with a table and 3 chairs, + two uncomfortable chairs against the wall. the host "forgot" to mention that there was a restaurant…
Franca Maria User Profile
Response from Franca Maria:
Your claim about the pictures is quite offensive, the picture just show with parts of the house. As written in the description Il Nido dei Ciappi is a studio apartment it is not a big apartment or a villa. So you knew well in advance that you could not find a livingroom space, further to the kitchen and the two armchairs. In the kitchen there are just 3 chairs as the apartment is only for 2 people. Moreover in the first part of the garden there is a table where you could have lunch/dinner with 2 chairs and another small table with chairs in the second part of the garden and two loungers. I am sorry you had such a big noise from the small cafè next to the apartment, but actually the guests we have had are not annoied from this activity.
August 2016

Katy User Profile
July 2016
Barberino is a beautiful town. The apartment is fantastically located in the centre of town. There is enough to do to keep you occupied for a few days. Franca Maria was very accommodating and helpful on arrival, even though we arrived slightly later than planned.
Franca Maria User Profile
Response from Franca Maria:
Katy sono desolata per l' apribottiglie, la casa ne era dotata, forse qualche ospite inavvertitamente lo ha portato via, provvederò a prenderne un altro. Grazie, per il ventilatore bastava chiedere, non dovete mai essere timorosi nel chiedere, quando è possibile desideriamo esaudire le vostre richieste, per noi l' ospitalità è un dovere!!! Grazie ancora per tutto.
July 2016

Hosted by Franca Maria

Tuscany, ItalyJoined in February 2013
Franca Maria User Profile
36 Reviews
Hi! I'm Franca Maria Capone, I'm 57 years old and I work as a teacher in Poggibonsi. I grew up in one of my properties in Barberino Val d'Elsa. I love this town, its great landscape and its friendly people. I'm sure you will love this village in the heart of Tuscany!!
Languages: English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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