Gaiole in Chianti Townhome Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Our beautiful home is set in the heart of the Chianti Classico region with its famous rolling hills dotted with vineyards, olive groves, and castles. Our tastefully furnished apartment features traditional Tuscan style architecture with chestnut beams and terracotta floors and a blend of ample outdoor space and comfortable, well laid-out indoor space. The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, two night tables, and a large armadio (wardrobe). The guest room on the same floor has a full-size sofa bed, satellite TV, and DVD. Both rooms have French doors that access a private garden area with a table seating 6, a traditional terracotta barbecue, and several beautiful plants. The bathroom on the same floor features a large shower. In the entryway a spiral staircase leads to the living space. The great room includes a fully equipped kitchen, a dining table seating 4 and a cozy seating area with a leather love seat and two comfortable leather chairs. Windows on the kitchen side give views of the vibrant gardens above while the living room side features views of the village of Gaiole and the vineyard-covered hills beyond. Two French doors lead to our beautiful, flower-bedecked terrace which features a tall table with 4 stools and a seating arrangement for 4, both of them perfect for morning coffee or evening wine. The front half of the terrace is covered, so it is a great place to sit even in a rainstorm. The views from the terrace include Gaiole, the vineyards of Riecine and Cappannelle, the tiny village of Barbischio, and the ruined medieval castle of Montegrossi. The apartment features free internet and the complex offers shared amenities including a beautiful, spacious pool with gorgeous views of the surrounding area, laundry facilities, and a fitness center. The apartment has dedicated covered parking.
Gaiole in Chianti was an original capital of the Chianti League and has been an important market town since the 1300s. It has over 30 renowned wineries in its vicinity and boasts the largest concentration of medieval castles in the region, including Castello Spaltenna just a short walk through the vineyards from our apartment. Gaiole was named as the best small town in Europe by Forbes magazine in 2008. The village, which is just a few minute stroll away, is anchored by the stylish Piazza Ricasoli, where you can find friendly people and everything you could need—coffee bars, wine bars, enotecas, a butcher, delis, trattorias, bakery, pharmacist, clothing stores, fruit and vegetable market, ceramic shop, and a Coop supermarket. Artwork is an integral part of the piazza, with the giant “Gallo Nero” (the black rooster, the symbol of Chianti) dominating the entrance to the piazza. Gaiole is the center of all the activities you think of when you imagine Tuscany—wine tasting, dining, hiking, and cycling (we are the home of the world-renowned cycling event, L’Eroica). It is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Siena and 50 minutes from Florence. An incredible array of phenomenal restaurants and beautiful Tuscan villages are within 30 minutes from Gaiole.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome