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Private villa secluded in the heart of the Chianti hills

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Countryhouse, panoramic view, private pool, fenced garden, bbq, wi-fi, A/C

Ciao from Petra &Alexa and thank you for stopping by!

Here is what our villa offers you for a memorable stay:

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.

IDEAL FOR 2 COUPLES: each one in his suite granting much privacy with private bathroom, sofa area and access to the garden; sharing the living room area with fireplace, kitchen and eating area.

The PRIVATE POOL is within the fenced garden, with sun beds for each party member and a comfortable hammock to relax.

In detail:

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

The kitchen is an open area with dining table.

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 sofa bed – perfect for a couple with child.

On the FIRST FLOOR there is a spacious loft area with sofa (convertible into a double sofa bed for a couple with children), the second double bedroom with access to the garden, and two bathrooms.

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.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST !!: The weekly price includes a TUSCAN DINNER cooked at home by our great Che!.


* Villa PetrAlexa is located in the heart of Tuscany, in the CHIANTI HILLS, famous for its wine brand “Gallo Nero”.

* Midway between SIENA and FIRENZE reachable respectively in 30 and 45 minutes by car.

* 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.


180 square meters villa

A/C in the bedrooms

Free wi-fi

Washing-machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing-board, safe

Recreational english library, Dvd, Cd player.

Barbecue bbq with outside dining area

Outside sofa area with beautiful views, hammock

Parking inside the fenced garden

More Details

Petra Giacone
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Petra Giacone

Hello from Petra and Alexa!

We both live in Genoa and manage our parents properties: Villa LisiDor, Villa PetrAlexa, Villa EnriMar 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.

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!

Petra Giacone purchased this villa in 1990

Why Petra Giacone chose Gaiole In Chianti

Our father Enrico was an architect: after having managed for years a wine farm in this land he decided to have a place to escape from the chaotic town life: so he built Villa PetrAlexa renovating an antique barn.

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,

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

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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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!


Gaiole In Chianti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , serves as laundry room
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, sink, WC, bidet. Bedroom 2 with 2 bathrooms (shower, sink, WC, bidet). Room near the living room which serves as laundry room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
ON ARRIVAL: - breakages deposit of 250,00€ CASH to be paid to housekeeper (returned back at departure after check of the villa). - tourist tax: 1.50€/day/person for the first week. Children under 12 do not pay Check-in: 4pm to 7pm Check-out: from 7am to 9am Welcome pack: it includes a shopping for a first breakfast for an amount of more or less 30 Euro to be paid cash to our housekeeper at your arrival. EXTRAS upon request: A/C by consumption Heating: 15Euro/night to be paid on departure Firewood: 15Euro/cubic meter to be paid on departure Extra house cleaning: 15Euro/h Extra sheet and towel change: 15Euro/person Cooking classes Dinner cooked at home Personalized tours


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Private villa secluded in the heart of the Chianti hills
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 11 reviews

Perfect spot for a complete switch off

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful spot, only 15 min drive to Radda and feels like a lifetime from anywhere. Villa v clean and roomy with lovely private gardens and generous pool (although tile surrounds could do with a bit of TLC). Petra was so helpful in making arrangements and recommending local restaurants etc. Highly recommended if you want a complete switch off.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was ok! We've made a lot of visits around Radda and that was amazing to discover Tuscany ! The villa was just like the pictures and the children were very happy !

Finally, we bought some wine near the house, very good !

Petra is very sweet and she can answer at all the questions, even in a bad english ;-) !

Thank you very much!


  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful Tuscan property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 friends that wanted to get a real Tuscan experience and we were not disappointed. The property was clean and the perfect size for our group. Petra was very helpful and arranged to have some basic groceries waiting for us when we arrived. During our stay we had Maria-Rosa come and give us an Italian cooking lesson which was fun and delicious.

Petra also helped arrange bike rentals for a day of cycling.

We did have heavy rain one day that caused some water to come into the corner of the main bedroom, Petra had a handyman there within an hour. What great service! Overall a great experience and I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have lovely people onsite working together with us with the mood and will to share lovely experiences with our guests! Luckily the problem in the bedroom has been solved! Hope to see you soon again!
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Newcastle Upon Tyne

Lovely Vill with pleasant views

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at this Villa for a week and the villa has everything that you could require for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The rooms were very spacious and comfortably furnished. Bonus was the dishwasher. The pool was cleaned every morning and refreshing. The only disappointment we had was the time of year we visited (end of August) it must have been the prime time for the insects to arrive as the villa was in a valley that seemed to contain a swarm and every time you moved, the little pests seemed to attack you. We did speak to Tourist information and they advised that this year they are particularly aggressive. However we did purchase sprays which helped and did not let this ruin our vacation and had some excellent day trips to nearby villages and Siena and San Gimignano. Overall the villa was a lovely place to stay, shame about the pests.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chianti seclusion

  • 4 of 5

Location at the end of the country road, surrounded by vineyards. Quiet and offering privacy. Clean and well maintained building with "soul", barbeque, pool, tennis and green. At the distance of three to six kilometers shops and restaurants, although roads due to their turning are more time-consumming. Minus of this location is weak (well… even very weak) internet access, but if you do not need it every day, you can go for coffee to Radda from time to time and make your e-mails. And if you just do not need internet - the place is simply perfect for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.77 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

We can only accept weekly bookings with change-over day on SATURDAYS: so 7 nights, and for longer stays, it must be multiple of 7 (7-14-21… nights).
Otherwise we need to cancel the booking.
An arrival after Saturday or departure before Saturday is possible, but without reduction of the weekly price.

- breakages deposit of 250,00€ CASH to be paid to housekeeper (returned back at departure after check of the villa).
- tourist tax: 1.50€/day/person for the first week. Children under 12 do not pay

Check-in: starting from 4 p.m.
Check-out: strictly 9.a.m.

Welcome pack: it includes a shopping for a first breakfast for an amount of more or less 30 Euro to be paid cash to our housekeeper at your arrival.

EXTRAS upon request:
Heating: 15Euro/night to be paid on departure
Firewood: 15Euro/cubic meter to be paid on departure
Extra house cleaning: 15Euro/h
Extra sheet and towel change: 15Euro/person

Available upon request:
Cooking classes
Dinner cooked at home
Personalized tours

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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