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Vitigliano – a unique boutique hotel and spa experience in Tuscany

Vitigliano boutique hotel and spa in Tuscany

Vitigliano is the name of a tiny “borgo“, an ancient farming hamlet, grouped around an ancient watch tower that formed part of the defences of the castle of Panzano in central Chianti. In fact, although the first documentation of Vitigliano dates back to 1085, the original settlement was probably Roman. This year, 2014, the restoration

Corte di Valle, where you can stay in a real Tuscan villa in Chianti

Corte di Valle - stay in a real Tuscan villa in Chianti

On your next visit to Tuscany, if there are not enough of you to rent an entire villa to yourselves, you nevertheless have a chance to experience living in a genuine Tuscan villa, namely at Corte di Valle where you can stay in a real Tuscan villa in Chianti. The villa of Corte di Valle

Family-friendly hotel in the Chianti Classico area of Tuscany, Italy

Family friendly hotel in Chianti - Hotel Villa Sangiovese

Hotel Villa Sangiovese is a family-friendly hotel in the Chianti Classico area of Tuscany, situated on the main piazza of Panzano in Chianti, with views of Panzano and the Chianti countryside. The main doors open onto the charming little piazza of Panzano while the breakfast terrace, gardens and swimming pool have completely rustic panoramic views

Villa Vignamaggio – NOT where Mona Lisa was born!

Villa Vignamaggio

Lisa del Giocondo, née Gherardini, Mona Lisa, was born on the 15th of June, 1479. On the road between Greve in Chianti and Lamole there is a magnificent Renaissance villa. This is Villa Vignamaggio – NOT where Mona Lisa was born! Lisa was born in Florence on Via Maggio. The family originally lived near Santa Trinita

Europe’s most affordable vacation destination could be Tuscany

Europe's most affordable vacation destination Tuscany

Anna Maria Baldini has recently posted that Tuscany could be Europe’s most affordable vacation destination. In terms of value for money, I agree with that 100%. There’s no doubt that Tuscany provides inexpensive, even cheap, options in terms of vacation accommodation, food, wine and transport. Plus, of course, all the things that were always free

Greve in Chianti becomes a flower and shrub market for the Festa dei Fiori

Greve in Chianti transformed for the annual Festa dei Fiori

In early May each year, the main piazza of Greve is transformed into a flower and shrub market for the Festa dei Fiori. The Festa dei Fiori is a commercial market where local people buy shrubs, roses and annuals for their gardens and window boxes. It is also a great moment to visit Greve in

Piazza Matteotti, the main piazza of Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

The main piazza of Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Greve (pronouced “Greh-veh”) is the market town of the Chianti Classico wine zone and a great base from which to explore this part of Tuscany. Piazza Matteotti, the main piazza of Greve in Chianti, Tuscany is characterised by its unusual triangular shape, the graceful arcades running along the two longer sides and a majestic statue

Family accommodations in Tuscany – try a Chianti Bed and Breakfast

Family accommodations in Tuscany – try a Chianti Bed and Breakfast

Tuscany, and the Chianti Classico area between Florence and Siena in particular, provide an ideal destination for a family vacation. Both Florence and Siena are readily accessible for day trips to museums, famous architecture and shopping, while at the same time the open spaces, fresh air and swimming pools of rural Chianti vacation accommodations provide

The photogenic Tuscan abbey known as Badia a Passignano

The photogenic abbey known as Badia a Passignano

This is the Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo a Passignano, the photogenic Tuscan abbey known as Badia a Passignana, located on the road from Greve in Chianti to Sambuca in Chianti, Tuscany. It contains a major fresco of the “Last Supper” by the Ghirlandaio brothers and can be visited on the infrequent days when it’s

Great place to stay in Chianti for 2 to 6 persons

A great place to stay in Chianti for 2 to 6 persons

This is Casa Ramoli near Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany, a great place to stay in Chianti for 2 to 6 persons. The views out over the Val di Greve are truly spectacular – and not only from this great terrace! The house has been restored recently and furnished in Tuscan country style. It sleeps 2

Vacation accommodations for 1 to 4 persons on a Chianti vineyard

Vacation accommodation for 1 to 4 persons on a Chianti vineyard

Podere Torre is a small Chianti wine and olive oil producer located high above Greve in Chianti and offering vacation accommodation for 1 to 4 persons in the form of an apartment or B&B rooms with attached shower. The location of Podere Torre is the secret of its success. The vineyard is situated among a

Bed and Breakfast with private bathroom in Chianti

Bed and breakfast with private bathroom in Chianti

Today I want to introduce to Piano di Montagliari, a beautiful Bed and Breakfast with private bathroom in Chianti. This tranquil B&B also offers the option of a double room together with a twin room with a shared bathroom. B&B Piano di Montagliari is located on a flat, grassed property (both rare characteristics in hilly

Luxury Chianti Classico getaway

Villa Bordoni luxury hotel near Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Not only out of this world rooms but a gourmet restaurant – not surprisingly since the Villa is owned by David Gardner who owns and manages two excellent restaurants in Florence. Villa Bordoni luxury Chianti Classico getaway, has only 10 rooms and suites, all are furnished with flair and originality with furniture and fabrics of

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