Lovely ancient 13th century farmhouse in the gently rolling hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and woods. Completely restored, 6 holiday apartments (for 2, 4 and 6 pers.) have been made from the original building. The house is part of a farm which produces excellent 'Chianti' wine and olive oil (these products can be purchased by the guests at a very good price). The property is situated in a sunny and peaceful area, with very nice views over the typical 'chianti' countryside.
About Chianti area:
The territory of Chianti runs on pretty much a north/south axis from Florence down to Siena. It is the famous land of vineyards and hilltop towns, with Greve, Radda and Castellina forming a triangle in the very heart of Chianti.
The area is bordered to the west by the Florence - Siena Autostrada, passing first by San Casciano Val di Pesa, the largest town in the area, and on to Poggibonsi. However, the 'classic' route is via the 'Chiantigiana', the N222, which winds up and down through the hills and valleys of this most renowned area.
Chianti is without a doubt the most well known of all Italian wines.
There may be only one denomination - Chianti D.O.C.G - but there are many different styles, ranging from light Beaujolais-style quaffing wines to structured, complex wines with enough backbone to reward ageing and maturing-
About Chianti area:
The vineyards of Chianti are scattered over much of central Tuscany; the Classico zone begins northwards of Siena and reaches most of the way to Florence. This zone generally produces the best wine.
The property is situated in a very charming, quiet and sunny position at only 3 min drive to the typical village of 'Panzano' with some shops , 'Grève' with its famous wineries is at 10mins. 'Grève in Chianti', the chief town of the Gallo Nero region, is home to Chianti's largest wine fair, held every September. The small village, named after the nearby river, expanded considerably during the 14th and 15th centuries, and, after the unification of Italy, became the most important centre of the valley.
Today you will find a wine shop around every bend, with some of the better ones being found in the Piazza Matteotti. The statue in the middle of the square is of Giovanni di Verrazzano, the man who discovered New York harbour.
The property is a perfect base to visit the 'Chianti' area and the major art towns of Tuscany, too,: Florence and Siena are at about 30mins drive. Not to forget the typical Tuscan cooking, the excellent olive oil and the many good restaurants.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Final cleaning: Euro 16,00/pers. ( minimum Euro 55,00)-
Security deposit: Euro 200,00-we will give it back at departure -
Heating is extra to pay if used -