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Accommodations in Tuscany with whirlpool (Jacuzzi), Turkish bath (hammam) and gym.

Vitigliano pool and daybeds

Are you looking for accommodations in Tuscany with whirlpool (Jacuzzi), Turkish bath (hammam) and gym? For a complete wellness experience in a luxurious setting with magnificent views in every direction? Then I can strongly recommend Vitigliano Relias and Spa, located in the centre of Chianti, Tuscany, between Panzano and Greve. This beautiful and exclusive private […]

Best place to stay in the Chianti region

best place to stay in Chianti

Many visitors to Tuscany settle on the Chianti region between Florence and Siena as a place to stay, in part because of its central location which makes it a good base for their vacation in Tuscany, with plenty of options for exploring other parts of Tuscany in all directions. The beautiful countryside and, of the […]

Owner direct vacation rentals in Tuscany

Owner direct vacation rental in Tuscany

Renting your holiday accommodation directly from the owner For many, probably most, visitors, I recommend owner direct vacation rentals in Tuscany. The reasons for renting from the owners directly are as follows: When you talk to a vacation rental owner by phone or exchange emails, you can easily gain an accurate impression of both the […]

Val di Greve – the valley of the river Greve in central Tuscany

Greve in Chianti on the flood plain of the Greve river

The Greve river (fiume Greve), 43 km in length and among the best known rivers of Tuscany, arises on the hill known as Querciabella, in the Chianti hills just below Lamole, where it is fed by the springs of Fonte di Poggio alle Coste and Fonte del Topo. It flows rapidly down through the forested […]

How to enjoy a vacation in the Chianti countryside and still easily visit Florence

Visit Florence from Chianti

Lots of visitors to Tuscany would like to be able to visit the great art cities, especially Florence, but would prefer not to stay there, especially during the hot and crowded summer months. Many also do not wish to drive in Florence because of the limited traffic zones, bus lanes and other tiresome traffic issues. […]

Recommended vacation rental agencies for your holiday in the Chianti wine territory

Tuscany vacation rental agency

While the majority of visitors to Tuscany are enthusiastic to rent directly from the owner of their preferred vacation accommodation, others prefer to work through a vacation rental agency. Unfortunately, many of the large holiday home websites are not really agencies but rather simply listing sites. They do not – and, indeed, for simple practical […]

Villas and villa vacation apartments and hotels in the Chianti Classico wine territory

Villa to rent in Chianti

The term “villa” is used fairly loosely in the Tuscany tourism sector. In fact a true Tuscan villa is a very large house, usually the headquarters of a farm with multiple dependencies, often somewhat Georgian in layout and appearance, characterised by high ceilings, grand staircases etc. There are also of course a very few and […]

Best location for a base in Tuscany

Best base in Tuscany

Finding the best place to base yourselves for your vacation in Tuscany can play a big role in just how much you enjoy yourself while you’re here. I always recommend keeping the number of places you stay to a minimum. There are interrelated two reasons for choosing just one or two bases for your visit […]

The hamlet of Lucolena in Chianti

Lucolena in Chianti

Lucolena in Chianti is a tranquil village surrounded in part by forest. Officially it is actually located in the Upper Val d’Arno because it’s on the eastern side of the Chianti hills, but its cultural connections are with Chianti. The area was settled in very early times, based on the archaeological finds nearby. There are […]

The town of Strada in Chianti near Florence

Strada in Chianti Tuscany Italy

Strada in Chianti is a township on the Via Chiantigiana quite near Florence and on the turnoff for Impruneta. It’s quite a good base for those who plan to visit Florence often but who wish to spend their vacation in the country. Florence is easily accessibly from Strada by bus or car (20 km, less […]

The hamlet of Lucarelli in Chianti

Lucarelli in Chianti, Tuscany

Lucarelli is a hamlet of just a few houses, a church, a restaurant and a trattoria, located on the road running from the Via Chiantigiana between Panzano and Castellina, towards Radda in Chianti. The Pieve di San Giusto in Salcio has been mentioned numerous times since the 11 C in the papers of the Abbey […]

The hilltop hamlet of Lamole in Chianti in central Tuscany

Lamole in Chianti

The hamlet of Lamole, famous for its Chianti Classico wines, is situated high up in the Chianti hills near Greve in Chianti and Panzano in Chianti. Lamole is a popular vacation location on account of its fabulous views and its temperate summer weather. The one and only restaurant in Lamole, Ristoro di Lamole, is a […]

Self-catering holiday apartments and B&B rooms in the Chianti Classico wine zone

Chianti farm house for 2, 6 or 8 persons near Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Anyone visiting Tuscany and especially Chianti for more than two or three days should very seriously consider the option of staying in the country or in a village rather than in a hotel in town. You have a choice among self-catering villas, a farm houses (casa colonica), a part of a farm house (a self-catering […]

How to choose vacation accommodations in Chianti, Tuscany

Travel Guide for Visitors to the Chianti Classico Wine Region of Tuscany, Italy

Where shall I stay during my visit to Tuscany? That’s one of the important questions every visitor has to consider, preferably well in advance of the trip. The question actually has three aspects: where shall I base myself in Tuscany, what kind of vacation accommodations do I want, and then which particular establishment? Where shall […]

Panzano, the Tuscan hilltop town in the middle of Chianti

Panzano in Chianti

Panzano in Chianti makes an ideal base for your holiday in Chianti. It is located exactly halfway between Florence and Sienna, with a comfortable bus connection to Florence (one hour). The altitude of Panzano ensures that it avoids excessive heat during the Tuscan summer. The entire surrounding territory consists of Chianti Classico vineyards, olive groves and […]

Greve in Chianti, the vacation centre of Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Piazza Matteotti, the main piazza of Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti, generally known simply as Greve (pronounced “greh-veh”) and often so indicated on road signs, is the tourism centre of the Chianti Classico wine area that covers most of the territory between Florence to the north and Sienna to the south. Greve in Chianti is well-connected to Florence by comfortable SITA buses but […]

Castellina in Chianti, history, accommodations and things to see

Castellina in Chianti

The town of Castellina in Chianti is one of the most popular destinations and vacation bases in Chianti. Castellina is central in terms of visits to anywhere in Chianti and the nearby areas of Tuscany, including Volterra and the Val d’Orcia, located as it is at an important crossroads on the via Chiantigiana. It is […]

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