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Tours

Event 

Stay The Best
Title:
Stay The Best
When:
01.07.2011 - 31.12.2018
Categoria:
Taste Trails

Description

A fine selection of the best places to stay in Italian countryside.

Book your accomodation through us and you will receive an
exclusive treatment for a unique travel experience.







F
attoria La Colomba


South-Eastern Sienese Hills, Tuscany

Situated in a unique position, between the Chianti Colli Senesi, Val d'Orcia and Brunello di Montalcino wine regions, this estate has more than 23 hectares of vineyards, cereals, white truffles, olive groves, and a country inn offering 19 apartments and rooms (from 2 to 6 beds), a refined restaurant, and as many as 3 panoramic swimming pools.

Suspended in an ocean of sloping hills of unspoilt beauty, the Fattoria ("farm") is the ideal base camp for exploring the Orcia Valley, the medieval towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano and the city of Sienna, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

But there's more. Want to try the thrill of staying in a historic room? To its most refined guests, the Fattoria offers the exclusive Grand Duke Bedroom. This bedroom once belonged to the Grand Duke of Tuscany and his lover Isabella. The ceiling is covered in wonderful frescoes, the floor is paved in tuscan cotto, the furniture is all antique and the room's window frames a spectacular view spanning over the Orcia Valley and the Crete Senesi hills.

All guests can count on two gardens, four walking routes, three swimming pools, a tennis court and mountain bikes. From May to October the relais offers daily activities dedicated to the countryside and its traditions, tastings, and cooking lessons.

 

The farm produces Chianti Colli Senesi, Orcia, Supertuscan IGT, IGT red, IGT white and rosé, and Brunello di Montalcino wines. The winemakers of Brunello di Montalcino in the farm are all women: a revolutionary working environment for Italy. Delicious Vin Santo sweet dessert wine and first quality Extra-Virgin olive oil of different blends are also produced.

 

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A
griturismo Borgo Fiorito


Sienese Chianti Hills, Tuscany

A XII Century village, set in the heart of the Chianti region, turned into an exclusive Country Relais, still featuring the original structure of the medieval village in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside.

Situated at 600 mt above-sea-level, this resort allows you to enjoy the tranquillity offered by the unspoilt Chianti hills, while at the same time allowing you to reach the main cities of art, Siena (20 km) and Florence (42 km).


The 19 rooms and 7 suites are all independent one from the other and have been created within the original houses of the medieval hamlet. With period furniture of classic tuscan mood and - at the same time - equipped with all modern comforts, the rooms look on to the charming 42-acre park surrounding the village. The breakfast room with terrace, the panoramic swimming pool, the beautiful restaurant ensure a unique stay in a welcoming environment.

The relais owns a private tennis court, horseriding grounds nearby and offers mountain bike rides to hotel guests.


Products: Chianti Classico wine and Extra-Virgin olive oil.


 

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C
astello del Principe


Florentine Chianti Hills, Tuscany

The foundations of the castle go back to the IX Century and the construction was completed in the year 1000, while the first group of surrounding stone farmhouses were built in the XIII Century.

All the houses are situated within the estate and enjoy a splendid view of the Chianti hills. They were restored respecting the original structures. Only antique handmade terra-cotta tiles were used, the interior and exterior stairways are made of pietra serena (a typical Tuscan stone), and the rooms feature open beamed ceilings. The apartments were decorated with family furniture and antique kilim carpets.

 

The castle has 13 independent accomodations (one with private swimming pool), features a wellness centre and a panoramic swimming pool, and offers bike rides, cooking classes and wireless internet access. Tennis court and riding school nearby.

Products: Chianti Classico, IGT Supertuscan wine and Extra-Virgin olive oil.

 

 

 

 

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R
elais Le Fontane


Florentine Chianti Hills, Tuscany

This Relais offers four exclusive apartments, two suites and a whole country house with private garden, all set in two XV Century stone villages.

The layout and furnishing of all accomodations are true to the tuscan tradition and follow the style of a historic farm.

The hotel also features a wellness centre, a "trattoria" (typical tuscan restaurant), a tennis court, a swimming pool and even a private lake!
Moreover, its position is just perfect for visiting Florence, the city being only 30 minutes away from the relais.

In the surrounding vineyards, the world famous Antinori wines of Tignanello and Solaia are produced. In the nearby area, hotel guests can also dine in the Michelin-awarded restaurant owned by the Antinori family.

Extra-Virgin olive oil is also produced.


 

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Relais Poggio Le Torri


Florentine Chianti Hills, Tuscany

Spend an unforgettable holiday at this Relais surrounded by the charming views of the valley, let yourself relax and dream. Join the many activities offered by the resort or simply do nothing, enjoying the enchantment from the terrace from dawn to dusk and have a swim in the large panoramic pool with a whirlpool and jacuzzi surrounded by a garden of roses and lavander.


The charming location on the outskirts of Florence, in the Florentine Chianti area, combines the many possibilities of food and wine tours to the easy access to the artistic treasures of Tuscany. Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and Pisa are only an hour drive from here.


Six rooms, named after flowers and herbs growing wild in the countryside, are available in the main building. All are furnished according to the tuscan taste.

The relais also features a fine restaurant situated in an ancient mill and furnished with original pieces evoking the spirit of ancient inns. In selecting the dishes, the chef follows the traditional Tuscan recipes but also his personal sensitivity, in order to bring to the table the true scents and flavors of each season, using only ingredients of local production.


Products: Chianti Classico wine and IGT red wines, Grappa of Chianti Classico and Extra-Virgin olive oil.


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F
attoria Portico Antico


Florentine Chianti Hills, Tuscany

Completely immersed in a natural environment and surrounded by olive trees and by its own vineyards, the Fattoria is just 15 km south of Florence, and is placed on top of a hill from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of great beauty and fascination.

The Fattoria (farm) is made up of a village of ancient farmhouses and dates back to 1427. During Renaissance period the estate belonged to the Medici family, lords of Florence.


Various works and sculptures of major contemporary Italian and foreign artists are installed in some of the most attractive parts of the village and in the gardens of the master’s villa.


The Fattoria offers flats and rooms in flawless tuscan style. The ancient wooden rafters of the ceilings, the floors, the big stony fireplaces, the charm of the period furniture together with that of the contemporary art paintings on the walls: these are the elements of the warm atmosphere and style of the accomodations. All apartments and bedrooms are fitted out with fully equipped kitchens to try out dishes you can learn during the cooking courses organized in the farm!


The Resort also features a panoramic swimming pool (with solarium, hydro-massage units and a small beach) and a professional gym. It also offers walking tours, horseback excursions and mountain bikes available for guests.


Products: Chianti Classico, IGT Supertuscan, IGT white and rosé and even Spumante sparkling wine! Excellent Extra-Virgin olive oil is also produced.

 

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A
griturismo Maggese


Florentine Chianti Hills, Tuscany

The agriturismo is situated on a hill 300 metres above sea level, halfway between Florence and Siena, with a magnificent view all around. Almost two-thirds of the entire area is blanketed in woodland, where you can still spot pheasants, wild boars, hares and roebucks. The rest is covered by the characteristic rows of vines alternating with olive groves.

All around the relais, 5 hectares of vineyards divided between Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Merlot grapes, the pride of the farm. The wine-cellar dug out of the tuff, were all Maggese wines are kept, is well worth a visit.

Accommodation is available in rooms or in small apartments with kitchen. Each lodging has its own characteristic features. The position, a particular layout, brick vault ceilings and extremely pleasant view make each lodging unique. The bedrooms and apartments have been furnished with classic Tuscan furniture, chosen with taste and passion.

The Resort features an attractive swimming-pool surrounded by olive trees, a tennis court with synthetic grass surface and a real grass five-a-side football pitch. A stable 500 metres away offers horses to beginners and experts for treks through the hills or individual or group horseriding lessons.

Products: two IGT Supertuscan wines and Extra-Virgin olive oil.

 

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A
griturismo Meleto

Piedmont, North-Western Italy

Imagine staying on top of a verdant hill, surrounded by Meleto vineyards. In this agriturismo, you can live this unforgettable experience: 7 rooms, each one of them furnished with every comfort and a cooking area and located in the lush green of the countryside.

You will have the opportunity to visit the wine cellars, taste the wines and help with winemaking, all of this while enjoying breath-taking views.

Products: Barolo, Barbera d'Alba, Langhe, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d'Alba and Moscato d'Asti wines.



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S
elected Estates in Tuscany


Tuscany, Florence Area

 

Enjoy an exclusive stay in selected Tuscan resorts.

(Click on the name to be directed on dedicated page)

 


Villa Vignamaggio

Castello del Trebbio

Borgo Scopeto

Castello di Gabbiano






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