Castello di Pastine

Barberino Val d’Elsa, Florence
+39 0558 075176

Landscaped grounds, wonderfully magical, have spectacular views of the classic Chianti countryside - and heaps to do. Paradise for families


8 places


Sleeping from 2 – 6

Children welcome

The Experience

Enthroned atop an olive-terraced hill on a Chianti vineyard sea, this 14th-century castello encloses a number of comfortable self-catering apartments in two big ancient buildings and a house tucked away in the woods. Acres of landscaped grounds, wonderfully magical, perfectly maintained, have long and spectacular views past statues and cypresses, secret hideaways and jogging trails. There’s a huge pool with snazzy parasols and pergolas, multiple terraces with barbecues, slides, swings, ping pong, volleyball and floodlit tennis, and a hot tub for the lazy. All feels nicely countrified and cared for, with terracotta floors, exposed brickwork, plentiful beams, big sofas piled with cushions, eclectic prints – testament to family travels – and well-stocked kitchens. Casa Colonica can be rented as a single unit but our favourite is the house that hides in the woods; one wall was once part of a cave. Young Guido knows all the secrets and stories: the Castello is his pride and joy. Cycle tours of vineyards beckon, San Gimignano is close, Florence is half an hour. A paradise for families.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 5 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €60
Weekly price
from €420
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available €140-€175 per person per week.
1 Apartment for 4
From €963 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 5
From €1204 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €1685 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1123 beds2 bedrooms
3 Apartments for 2
From €601 bed1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From €923 beds2 bedrooms



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Guido Materi

  • Castello di Pastine is located in between Firenze and Siena, about 35Km from both (40 minutes drive). San Gimignano and Certaldo, are about 20 minutes drive. It is the perfect location for daily excursions.
  • We are in the peace of country side, yet you may reach shops, restaurants, markets, etc. within 5 minutes drive.
  • There are typical family owned restaurants close to us (in Vico d'Elsa, S. Appiano, well as Barberino Val d'Elsa, Certaldo, Tavarnelle and, of course, San Gimignano) where you may taste the Tuscan food, or even take a cooking class.
  • Wine tastings and cellar visits is a popular activity in the area. We will provide you a list of alternatives, which comes out from our experience or from the feedback of our guests.
  • Biking, horse back riding, trekking...are just few of the activities you may do in the area. And if you wish to relax even more, you may consider to spend a day in a thermal spa with hot springs, or just go out for shopping in one large outlet.
  • In each unit you will find a House book with all the information about restaurants, activities, as well as other interesting information on things to do in our area.