About the property
- House1022 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
1 bedroom Tuscan Villa fully furnished Villa apartments
Located in the heart of Chianti just 2km from the center of Radda in Chianti 20 min from Siena and 45 Min fro Florence, this VERY LARGE AND LUXURIOUS UNITS WITH LARGE PATIO. Centrally located in this small romantic hamlet, surrounded by Vineyards. Built from traditional Tuscan stone, the property has been exceptionally well restored in ‘09, retaining many of its original features from the 1600’s. This is the perfect property for couples wanting a romantic holiday.
The property has handmade terracotta tiled flooring and traditional tiled and beamed high ceilings throughout. The furnishings have been carefully chosen to create a stylish modern interior.
The lounge is comfortably furnished with two leather sofas and chairs, and has a flat screen TV with DVD and video player at one end.
The dining area has double doors which lead out to a small private terrace which has a table with a stone bench seat and barbeque.
Down two steps to the left of the kitchen is a small corridor which leads to the bedroom. The two windows which look out to the front of the property let in plenty of light, making this a very bright airy room with a kingsize bed, writing desk and chair and exceptional bath. Portable A/C unit is provided. Please visit our video on this site
The first 3 minutes 50 seconds is of Radda and our exterior grounds. Please skip forward to 3 minutes 45 seconds for the one bedroom and skip to 4 minutes 4:47 seconds to see the video of this 2 bedroom unit and the pool.
You can upgrade your stay to include 2 Vespa 125cc Scooters for a daily supplemental cost plus IVA tax.
Ask when booking about the scooters! All tourist must pay a local tourist tax Euro 2.5 per night per person in Cash at check in and this is addition to what you pay at time of booking
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Stan Gallery
I have been operating our Italy by Vespa and Italy by Ferrari luxury escorted tours on a Vespa or Ferrari since 2000 and rent our home when I am traveling about Italy doing our Ferrari and Vespa tours
Stan Gallery purchased this House in 1996
Why Stan Gallery chose Radda In Chianti
This home was just restored to full Tuscany fine detail from ruins in 1995. The property was a olive pressing facility for a church in the late 1600's. Every detail has been address in this exceptional restoration of the 4 homes in our Borgo (community). You can upgrade to add the use of our Vespa scooter or even to one of our Ferraris
What makes this House unique
Exceptional classic Tuscan beauty and privacy but still just 3 minutes to the center of Radda in Chianti or Lecchi in Chianti and 15 minutes to Siena and 45 minutes to Florence. The other 16 hill town of Tuscany are all less than 1 hour away by car or scooter
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We just returned from a delightful trip to Italy. We based our trip in this villa in Galenda, near Radda in Chianti. From this location, we were able to take daily scenic drives to Florence, Sienna, Assissi, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano & Montereggio.
The setting for our villa was beautiful. Relax by the pool or your own private patio as you enjoy the sunset sipping local Chianti. The villa itself was clean & spacious. Fresh linens, towels & comfortable beds contributed to a great start each day. We took advantage of the offered starter pack which supplied us with some basics with which to start our week. Having a kitchen was an added bonus, for those evenings we decided to lounge at home. We were very pleased with our Galenda villa.
Great Fall Getaway in Galenda, Delightful Radda in Chianti
We had another great Tuscan adventure launched from this ideally located countryside villa. We are repeat guests at this Villa, and once again delighted. The property was exactly as advertised: crisp, clean, fresh and ready to go including our “starter pack” of a mini supply of light foods and coffee, a treat after being on the road on our arrival day (I recommend travelers take this option). The Villa is placed in an enchanting restored compound absolutely fun to walk in the early mornings, with plenty of peace and quiet in contrast to the buzz of say an urban Florence energy. We enjoyed quick visits to Radda, a few miles away, for our lattes & expressos, and gelatos as part of our day trips. Back home we always got great night sleep in clean comfortable beds and plenty of hot water for our vacation start the day showers. We used the WiFi for business connectivity, read from a collection of books on the region, and really found the unit a great home away from home, and home base to take in the fabulous times in Tuscany.
Lots of little things added up to a great stay. The parking area was spacious, well lighted and at the end of the compound which allowed for the fun of at least three different paths to get to our place. One path took you by private gardens, another by the chapel and a third by a bit of working farm, with a well and hay storage. The villa was built with 2-3 foot thick walls, with wonderful windows, and old fashion shutters, stunning engineering from long ago, with beamed ceilings, yet modern halogen lightening. There were plenty of wall plugs to charge all our electronics, hair-dryers etc. All appliances worked great, including dishwasher. Towels, sheets, napkins were spotless. The rooms are large, spacious, and easy to dump suitcases and move in. Another great stay and we plan to be back soon. Much joy in Galenda and the magic it holds!
Scenic, Serene and Spotless
We were first timers to Caravaggio and to Italy. Well, we hit a home run with this Villa. It was the respite we were hoping it would be and so much more! Thank you for the wonderfully appointed villa in such a central location. Our time in Galenda will never be forgotten and we are anxious to rebook.
10 jours au cœur du Chianti
Maison très pratique et confortable. Difficile à trouver surtout si on arrive de nuit ! Les distances pour faire des excursions d,une journée à Florence ou Sienne est très raisonnable. On apprécie également de pouvoir aller dans les petits villages du Chianti aux alentours.
We thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to host you and I hope to have you return to stay with us soon. Stan
Nice but remote
The apartment itself was nice, but it was in the middle of no where. We arrived by taxi on a Sat. afternoon. (€60 from the Siena) We weren't able to get a rental car until Mon. (Rental car = €200 a day.) After about 20 min of driving, the taxi turned off the main road to drive on dirt roads. We stopped on the dirt road when we reached about 3-4 isolated houses to ask directions. They told us to keep going. When we finally arrived at the apartment, the cleaning lady and the manager, (whom we talked to by phone) seemed to be surprised that we arrived by taxi. There was no welcoming packet like indicated on other reviews. I was told later that the welcoming packet needed to be ordered and paid for separately. The closest store was 4-5 km away, and it closed early on Sat. and didn't reopen until Mon. The bus didn't run on the weekend. We went inside the apartment and found it to be lovely and very much like the pics. It did have a funky smell; I assumed from being closed up and the mobile AC unit in the bedroom. There was a lizard running around in the large bathroom and 3 centipedes in the bath tub. When I opened one of the wooden shutters, a cricket fell on the floor. As is typical in Italy there were no screens on the windows, and there was lots of nature just waiting to come in. And while the place was clean there were quite a few cob webs, and we were being bitten alive by every bug known to man. We knew ahead of time we needed to provide our own food, which we were happy to do, but there was absolutely no food in the house: no bottled water, condiments, napkins, nothing. We were stranded in the apartment with no food for the next 36 hours. The cleaning lady took pity on us and brought us 1 bottle of water, some coffee, some lemons, and sugar packets. After about 2 hours or so and talking by phone to the property manager, we agreed with her and decided it would be better to head back to Siena and find a place to stay there. The property manager arranged a local man to pick us up in his personal vehicle and drive us to a new hotel in Siena, which cost us €70 more for the ride. When we got a hold of the owner and explained the situation he did refund us about 25% of what we had paid for a six day stay. Staying in Siena we did not need a rental car; so we saved money on that end.
It was a nice place, but you need to be prepared with food, a car, and bug spray and be prepared to drive everywhere.
Regretfully, Christine did not read my factual listing and details of where our home is located. We are in he heart of the Chianti wine district of or 3 minutes from Radda in Chianti, yes we are 20 minutes from Siena and 45 minutes to Florence. We do offer optional Vespa scooters and optional food starter packs but she chose not to order either. She read our great reviews and concluded from the reviews she would have food and transportation, but since she did not order neither were there when she arrived. While not obligated to refund any part, to be helpful we did refund her 30% of her stay but this appears not to have satisfied her. We take great pride on how we appoint and clean the home and simply are not sure what more we could have done to help this client that wanted to stay in a large city like Siena vs our peaceful setting. Please take a moment and read all my reviews on my 2 homes to best understand what we offer to contrast this review. Thank you all for your time and review of this response. Stan
Wonderful week at Caravaggio in Galenda, Gaiole in Chianti
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely, spacious, nicely decorated apartment in the tiny hamlet (perhaps 8-14 buildings) of Galenda in the heart of the Chianti area of Tuscany. Tastefully restored from an old olive mill and horse stable, the property is situated amid lovely rolling hills, vineyards, and ancient stone buildings that all have a real charm. The amenities were all there -- laundry facilities in a nearby building, espresso maker, fully furnished kitchen, WiFi, A/C, TV/DVD Player (though we had trouble getting these to work well -- but who needs TV when there is all of Tuscany to explore!?). The staff (Thank you, Patrizio!) provided us with the extra linens we needed and worked with the TV. The shared pool was a real joy, and the grounds were suitable for relaxing in the sun (or rain, on a couple of days). Trails leading from the hamlet provided daily explorations of the nearby olive groves, vineyards, and forests.
The apartment was fully furnished, and the welcoming information binder was chock full of useful information not only about the apartment, laundry, A/C, etc., but also about all the surrounding towns and attractions. As well, the owner offered suggestions via email prior to our arrival. We used this lodging as a convenient hub from which to visit many neighboring towns, including Radda in Chianti (fine town with good restaurants, and only 10 min drive from Galenda), Greve, Panzano, Gaiole in Chianti, Lecchi, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montalcino, and others. Several of these had produce and craft markets on particular days of the week, all spelled out in the information binder.
In summary, we had a marvelous time in this well-equipped, clean, furnished apartment in a lovely ancient hamlet, well-situated as a central point from which to visit the charming area of Chianti in Tuscany.
Radda in Chianti is the official seat for the Chianti Vineyards and the home of the Gallo Nero Roster certified agency for all Chianti wines produced and is central to the other 16 hill towns of Tuscany such as Volterra, Siena, San Gimigiano, Castelina and is just 50 minutes from Florence
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All tourist must pay a Euro 3.00 per person per night in cash at check in to the check in agent this is in additon to the rent you pay