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Countryhouse in the Chianti hills, private pool, garden and bbq, free tennis

Petra Giacone

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Petra Giacone

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
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Countryhouse in the Chianti hills, private pool, garden and bbq, free tennis

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Radda in Chianti Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms + 2 beds on attic floor, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 7, silent position


May and June at 25% OFF

Villa PetrAlexa is a renovated barn, with natural stone, original beam ceilings and glass doors which offer a pleasing mix in a comfortable environment spread over two floors, granting all the comforts of a modern house.

The PRIVATE POOL, ideal for children, is within the fenced garden, with sun beds for each party member, whereas the TENNIS COURT is shared with the guests of Villa LisiDor (our management).

On entering the house you find yourself in the spacious lounge area with fireplace, sofa corner and Sat Tv.

The kitchen is an open area with dining table for groups of up to 7 persons.

The main bedroom has a double bed with access to the garden through a large French window and an en suite bathroom.

It also includes a double sofa bed – perfect for a couple with children.

On the first floor, there is a spacious loft area of which to the right is a twin/double bedded room with access to the above terrace and an adjacent bathroom.

On the landing itself are two single beds with its own bathroom.

Internet access, english library and DVD's for children are at your disposal for rainy or lazy days!

What makes a holiday at PetrAlexa an unforgettable memory?

the people you will meet ...

* our Chef and it's great menus, and her passion in teaching you the secrets of the Tuscan cuisine

* our lovely housekeeper and his art of preparing the fire for a pizza

* our professional tennis teacher and his love for teaching

* our local guide with his weakness for this unique area of Tuscany and all the fascinating stories and anecdotes he can tell you

* our personal experience of the area: we can help you in your choices and plans to make the most of your time and experience the real Tuscan way of life!

* … and our passion for cycling and walking! We have many many nice itineraries to suggest you

Surrounded by a wide garden between centuries old oak trees, the villa provides wonderful views over the hills, the vineyards and the famous village Vertine.

Many shaded areas, the gazebo with sun beds, the barbecue area offer different opportunities to best enjoy the outside environment.

Villa PetrAlexa is situated in the heart of Tuscany, in the Chianti hills, midway between Siena and Firenze reachable respectively in 30 and 45 minutes by car.

Immersed in this famous hills for its wine brand “Gallo Nero”, between vineyards and olive-groves the villa enjoys a position which will permit you to isolate yourself from the rest of the world and take delight of the charm of these land, but with the comfort to have the nearest centre only a short drive away:

Radda in Chianti, delicious small village, with its restaurants and shops, a pharmacy, a bank, a cinema, many bars, Internet Cafe, and many wine and food tasting opportunities.


- 200 square meters villa

- Entrance into the spacious sitting/dining room with fireplace and TV (Sat) area.

- Kitchen completely furnished with crockery, gas-cooker, dishwasher, electric oven, microwave and fridge.

- Wide double bedroom with large French window to the garden and sofa area (convertible into double bed); en-suite bathroom (shower, wash-basin, WC and bidet) .

- Second bathroom with shower, wash-basin, WC and bidet.

- Twin-bedded room with glass door to the terrace.

- Two beds on the loft area.

- Two bathrooms on the upper floor, each one with shower, wash-basin, WC and bidet.

- Washing-machine, iron and ironing-board.

- Safe

- Recreational reading library, games for adults and children, Dvd, Cd player.

- Internet access with dongle.


- Synthetic grass tennis court (shared with Villa LisiDor) Tennis racquets and tennis balls available.

- Swimming pool with outside shower and sun beds for each party member. (7,5mt; width 5,5mt; depth 1,20mt) Closed in Off Season.

- Wide garden with pretty vistas over the countryside, the castle of Vertine, and surrounded by woods.

- Barbecue bbq with outside dining area.

- Gazebo with table, chairs and sun beds

- Parking for 3 cars inside the fenced garden

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Petra Giacone (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Petra Giacone

Hello from Petra and Alexa!

We both live in Genoa (north Italy) and manage our parents properties: Villa LisiDor, Villa PetrAlexa, Villa EnriMar, Casa Margit have been our secret places where we spent our regenerative holidays in marvelous natural settings away from daily chaos.

We have preserved them jealously, putting all our loving care to make every villa always more comfortable, unique and unrepeatable

Petra Giacone purchased this villa in 1990

Why Petra Giacone chose Radda in Chianti

Not a long time ago we decided to share them with people who, as we do, love nature, the tradition of simple things and appreciate the care for every little detail, typical of a domestic management.

We love to know when people from foreign countries come and appreciate our beautiful land and feel at home when they stay in our villa: that's our greatest satisfaction!

... We warmly welcome you!

What makes this villa unique

Spacious and comfortable, Villa PetrAlexa will permit you to rediscover the luxury of simple things:

…wake up in the morning and appreciate the peaceful sound of silence which surrounds you,

…enjoy complete privacy in the middle of woods, hills of vineyards and olive groves,

…relish a savoury “Fiorentina” cooked on the barbecue in the garden or on the fireplace in the house,

…take pleasure in the wonderful garden as the fragrance of rosemary, lavender and sage fills the air.

…all this at half an hour from Siena and 40 minutes from Firenze !


Tuscany countryside villa in the Chianti hills.

Private swimming pool with sun beds (open from mid May to mid October)

Tennis court shared with villa LisiDor (same owner)

Veranda with bbq for outside meals

Large fenced garden ideal for children

TV Sat


Fully equipped kitchen

English library and games

Cot and highchair available for free

Chef available for dinners cooked at home or for cooking lessons

Tennis teacher available

Mountain bike rental

Guided tours on request

Easy day trips to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and many Tuscan villages

Pool keeper and gardener included

Welcome pack on request

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a lovely week. Perfect weather and great location. Children enjoyed the pool and tennis court. Thanks for a memorable week, the villa was a delight!”
Aug 2010
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Countryhouse in the Chianti hills, private pool, garden and bbq, free tennis
average rating of 4.9 based on 14 reviews
Canmore, Alberta, Canada

cyclists spring

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 staying for 3 weeks. 3 cyclists and 3 companions. What a great spot - a view of the Tuscan hills, private, quiet and yet close enough to the paved road to access by bike (about 1 km gravel). A special place to which I would return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Quiet. Peaceful. Relaxing. Clean. Tennis!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at PetrAlexa in June 2013. Three Adults and two children, six and eight. The owners were very helpful with all of our questions prior to arrival and all of the logistics of moving into and out of the villa went smoothly. We played tennis every day (including with the guests at the next door villa) and the owners even arranged for a private tennis coach to give lessons to our children. It was probably our most relaxing vacation experience ever. Radda is a wonderful little hilltop town with an excellent grocery store. We picked up a rental car in Siena and had no trouble at all getting ourselves around the countryside.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Heart of Chianti

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week in the heart of Chianti. As our base, we visited Florence, Sienna and several of the hill towns of Tuscany. We also explored several of the towns in Chianti both by car and also some jewels within easy walking distance in Lecchi and Casanuova di Ama. We enjoyed our cooking lesson/dinner at the cottage, a great pair of ladies. We learned a lot about Italy from them.

The property is well maintained and the pictures are a good representation of the cottage. Although the views of the surrounding country side are even better in person. The owners responded promptly to any questions which we had texted to them during our stay.

Read the guest book when you get to the property. There are many good suggestions for things to do and see in Tuscany.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sacramento, CA

Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was most accommodating! It was very clean and roomy (and we were 6 adults), had a well-supplied kitchen and big table,laundry area, pool, outdoor table and umbrella, beautiful views and environment, close to so much of the Chianti HIlls options while being away from it all! Petra and Alexa were available and helpful, and there is a nearby caretaker (who didn't speak English). Expectations for the stay were clear and easily followed. The villa is at the end of a dirt road, and it was raining when we arrived, presenting a little challenge, but was still well worth it. We asked for recommendations for restaurants, grocers, etc., and all was helpful. I recommend it highly. There was even a tennis court!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is very comfortable and unfussy, the bedrooms roomy, the bathrooms modern. The house would suit 3 couples without children, or a large family. The grounds and views are lovely. Our sons, ages 8 & 9 had lots of fun in the pool and on the tennis court. We partook of the chef services and were not disappointed, the meals were delicious. While a bit far if you want to go to Florence, the villa is well situated to visit the Chianti region, Sienna, etc. Petra the owner gave us lots of great advice and answered any and all questions. We would highly recommend the villa as a destination for a beautiful vacation in Tuscany!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oceanside, California

Way above our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 adults and this Villa was absolutely perfect for our first trip to Italy. We ate Al Fresco every night and used the pool daily. It is situated nearby Radda which turned out to be one of our favorite visit. It was just close enough to make getting what we needed not a big hassle. You will definitely need a car but that is one of the perks of this Villa. It is in a fairly secluded area in the middle of enormous vineyards. But we made day trips to Siena and Florence even south to the Brunello wine region od Montalcino.

I just can't say enough about this place. We have all agreed that for our next trip to Tuscany this is where we will stay. The owner was extremely helpful and available - although she lives in Genova, she was available whenever we needed her, which was only once as we were finding things out. The caretaker is a very nice man and capable of making everything perfect in short order.

We also had a cooking class using Petra's recommendation of Chef Mariarosa which was so informative not to mention an incredible meal as the outcome which she served us. Well worth the money for both cooking class and Villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Osteria Le Panzanelle
Ristorante Malborghetto
Grotta Della Rana
""San Sano" is also a very nice small medieval village to visit"
Terme Antica Querciolaia
Terme San Giovanni
"Try also the free spa outside the building!!"
Barone Ricasoli Spa Agricola
"Special wine tasting!!"
Castello di Meleto
Strada Chiantigiana
"Breathtaking landscape, you will love it!"
Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Lecchi in Chianti
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Firenze Ugolino
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Firenze Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Lecchi in Chianti
Nearest Beach
117 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The villa is placed only 1.5 km from the main road (SP114a), in the heart of the Chianti Classico triangle of Radda/Castellina/Gaiole in Chianti, in a very silent position, far away from the main road, in the middle of vineyards and woods.

You can take advantage of the nearby village of Radda in Chianti (6kms from home) with its election of restaurants and beautiful little shops; here you can also find all necessary services for your stay like supermarkets, banks, a pharmacy and medical support.

Lecchi in Chianti with a bar, a restaurant and a little supermarket is only 3kms from home.

Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni are reachable in an easy day-trip.

Nearby there are also plenty of wine-and oil tasting opportunities, castles-and villages tours.

A very strategic position for MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS!

The most beautiful tours in this surroundings pass just next to our house.

You can choose a different tour each day, between easy and demanding. We have detailed maps of all our favorite tours and can help you in the organisation.

From the villa you can start beautiful RELAXING WALKS in the silence of the area, go jogging on the unpaved road along the woods, and cycle passing vineyards and olive trees.

Or take the car and quickly reach many wine-and oil tasting farms, special restaurants, an ‘Enoteca’ for happy hours with 'bruschetta' and visit the beauties of this country.

Moreover there are horse riding opportunities and itineraries, the Golf Ugolino, 18 holes in Grassina near Florence (63km).

Termal baths - Spa: Terme di Rapolano: 42km, 45min. Terme di Radicondoli: 54km, 1h. Terme di Murlo: 60km, 1h. Terme di Rapolano, San Giovanni: 62km, 1h.

Think about choosing a week in relation to the many YEARLY EVENTS events of this region, for example:

- 'Cantine aperte', last weekend of May: over 800 wine cellars open to be visited for free wine tasting.

- 'Palio' of Siena, 2 July and 16 August: the bareback horse races.

- 'Calici di stelle': 10 August: possibility to delight in 'the raining of San Lorenzo's tears' quality wine and typical quality products in the historical centre and piazzas, among courtyards of unexpected beauty and castles.

- 'Welcome harvest', September: discover the production cycle of wine through walks through the vineyards, visits to the companies, and tastings.

- 'St. Martins day', 2nd week of November: the Wineries will be open to the public for the tasting of the 'Novello Wine' (the new wine of last season)

- Chianti bycicling and mountain biking:

June: 'Chianti Classic' non competitive cycling road race

October: 'L'Eroica', Vintage Race, participants from all over the world

- 'Stelle mercanti', Stars and Merchants. A market held at night with local artisans, hand crafts and music. From 6 PM to 11 PM. Every third Thursday of the months of June, July and August at Greve in Chianti.

... and many other local events...

Once you decide your period of holiday, if you wish we will help you to find out all what’s going on so to fully experience your Tuscan stay!


Rates & Availability

From €129 Per night

Radda in Chianti Villa Rental Rates

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Last Minute price
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Middle Season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 26 2015 - Mar 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates


WELCOME PACK to be booked in advance: it includes a shopping for a first breakfast for an amount of more or less 30Euro to be paid cash to our housekeeper:

Central heating: 15Euro/night to be paid on departure
Firewood: 15 Euro/cubic meter cash onsite
Extra house cleaning: 15Euro/h
Extra sheet and towel change: 10 Euro/person

Upon request:
Cooking classes
Dinner cooked at home
Tennis teacher

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Radda in Chianti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On the attic floor
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Each guest will have bed linen, one blanket and two towels (hands towel and shower towel); they will be changed weekly. Pool towels are provided. Each shower will be provided with a bath mat. The kitchen will be provided with kitchen towels. Each toilet will be provided with paper toilet for your arrival and not for the whole stay. Washing machine and dishwasher will be provided with its detergent. There are plenty of tourism maps and guides in english language about Tuscany.

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