A panoramic burgh in the Chianti Hills The Collegalle property, found in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, at a distance of 18 km from Florence, is a small panoramic burgh located in the midst of a splendid 75-acre forest that holds centuries-old oak and holm oak trees. A 60 acre-portion of the forest holds trees that produce top-quality wood, while 7 ½ acres are set aside for a vineyard and 5 acres hold a total of approximately 380 olive trees, . Both the vineyard and the olive grove are in full production. The marvellous view of the hills and woods can also be taken in from the spacious swimming pool, located at only a short distance from the Villa proper.
The main residence, which dates back to the second half of the 16th century, offers a surface area floor space of 500 m2 and is surrounded by perfectly kept groups that hold both a lemon-tree nursery and a vinegar works. The extensive, venerable cellars beneath the villa, which cover a total surface area of 445 m2, hold casks of fine wood and steel barrels.
Also found on the grounds are a partially restructured multifamily farmhouse measuring 250 m2, a stone barn of 87 m2 high enough for two floors and two former horse stables that have been completely restored, using top-quality materials and antique furnishings. Completing the property are two independent apartments measuring approximately 130 m2 each, plus a number of outbuildings for farming storage requiting restoration.
500 m2 on two floors
Cellar space of 445 m2 on the basement floor, a portion in stone and a portion restructured for winemaking.
Adjoining the villa:
A two-room vinegar works used to age grape must
A lemon-tree nursery, roughly 40 m2.
The main residence includes:
I – An apartment for the domestic staff
2 bedrooms – a bathroom – a living zone with a corner kitchen
II – An independent apartment measuring 130 m2 on two floors
living room – dining zone - three bedrooms with double beds – a bathroom – a large wardrobe closet.
A 250 m2 multifamily farmhouse laid out on two floors: the first floor, which has been restructured, is subdivided into two separate residential units, while the ground floor must still be restructured.
Former stable I - 125 m2 perfectly restored, on two floors.
Former stable II - 70 m2 on two floors. Fully restored.
Stone barn - 87 m2 and high enough to hold two floors; well maintained and currently used as a garage for tractors.
75 acres of land, including:
60 acres of forest of top-quality trees
7 ½ acres of productive vineyard
5 acres holding 380 olive trees in full production
Greve is the only municipality of the Province of Florence whose territory falls entirely inside the Chianti zone. In fact, the town of Greve is considered the capital of the zone in which the famous Classic Chianti Wine and the renowned olive oil are produced.
It was found on the southern border of the countryside of "Florentia", at the time of the founding of this Roman colony, though experts in Etruscan archaeology trace its origins back further.
The town was on the route of the ancient Via Cassia, along which Silla established a colony of his veterans, and where a handsome Romanesque church can still be admired, commemorating the existence of a temple of the vestals.
Around the year one thousand, the town began to grow, becoming the largest population centre of the Chianti areas of both Siena and Florence: Greve was the advanced outpost of feudal Florence against its natural enemy: Siena.
And, in certain respects, it continues to play a leading role: with the production of vintage wine, as well as an olive oil whose delicate taste stands in contrast to the tangier¸ more full-bodied variety produced in Southern Italy, plus the harvesting of black and white truffles, along with the production of a superior, unique quality of beef known throughout the world, thanks to the livestock of the area around Siena, along with a wide range of wild game that can no longer be found in the rest of Italy. Traditional wine and food, along with the charm of the rolling hills that surround Greve in Chianti, have helped make the zone a favourite destination of tourists, travellers and intellectuals from throughout the world.