Villa Le Uve originated as a structure immersed in the Tuscan countryside, at the foot of the historic Borgo of Castiglion Fibocchi, a short distance from estates in which the nobility and high finance of Renaissance Tuscany and of modern Europe had chosen to live.
The owners, Silvia and Rodolfo, grew up in the years of the economic boom, but do not “breathe in” only business. In the 50s, their fathers built the large building in Prato according to the dictates of Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture. They bought a very large estate from the Savoia-Aosta family and planted vineyards on it. Next, they created Canto alla Moraia, cultivating not only vineyards but also an environment in which to offer hospitality of the type with ancient roots, in a reality that no ambitious economy in the world can remove from its origins.
The central structure of the resort is an ageless building, rather, with many ages layered together. In medieval times there was a tower here, to control the routes that crossed the Valdarno and from there continued towards the Casentino. Once the stormy times of the Middle Ages were over, the tower became “decussate”, that is, lowered: rooms that backed onto it were built with the materials, to increase its size.
From a military control of the surrounding terrain these passed to an agricultural control. And the present day form of this solid bulk, made robust by scarp walls, is one of the many differences that spontaneous architecture is capable of making in the Tuscan territory. In 1931, Marchese Ceparello Pasquali completed the building, a small estate center, and today this is the resort that can be seen in these pages.
It is a resort that is an organic agricultural estate, on those hills and under that Tuscan sun which – together and every year – offer to the world the ancient and always new miracle of Chianti.
Villa Le Uve consists of 5 elegant independent rooms furnished with refined taste, each with private bathroom, which overlook the tranquility of Tuscany. The ground floor consists of dining room, living room, kitchen and a restroom. On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom plus one extra twin bedroom with bathroom.
In addition to the Villa, the Resort also offers its guests an opportunity to spend their holidays in renovated barns that have been furnished in accordance with a particularly Tuscan taste (Ser Alfiero, Maria Rosè, Bacco Felice), the names of which reflect those of the wines that are produced here. The 3 barns have sleeping accommodations available for 8 adults, plus 4 for children.
Ser Alfiero consists of living room with sofa bed, kitchen and private access from the garden on the ground floor and a double bedroom with en suite bathroom on the first floor.
Maria Rosè consists of living room, kitchen, one double bedroom with en suite bath and private access from the garden.
And Bacco Felice consists of living room with sofa bed, kitchen and private access from the garden on the ground floor and one double bedroom with en suite bath and a twin bedroom for kids on the first floor.
The suites, the swimming pool, the spa, the theater of greenery, the riding stables, and a track for the calèche are located in the garden, where Nature is enhanced by man, in which each tree and each stone have a sense and a story, and where partridges or pheasants can be seen in the meadow. In every room, each window is a genuine depiction of vivid and true magic set in a landscape where human action and nature have always been all one, in equilibrium and reciprocal respect.
The Wine Cellar is an authentic gem of rural architecture that rests on a plateau, and serves to demonstrate how man is capable of enhancing Nature while respecting landscape and environmental canons. The systems are realized with the use of modern technologies for the purpose of working our grapes, which come from the nearby vineyard, with the use of organic-farming methods that respect their organoleptic characteristics. The fermentation room consists of small steel fermenting vats that are totally computerized for the purpose of controlling the temperature. The barrel room, which is located in thermo-controlled premises, accommodates tonneaux and Tuscan barrels made of top-quality oak. Thus, the wines originate after a process of having been worked in accordance with the noble artisan tradition.
The villa can be rented weekly and/or monthly.