Panzano, the Tuscan hilltop town in the middle of 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 forest. Wine tasting opportunities abound at the Tuscan wineries dotted throughout the countryside and in season the forests a full of porcini mushrooms.

Panzano in Chianti

Costume procession at Panzano in Chianti

The Chianti hills surrounding Panzano are the location of many beautiful and economical vacation rentals (Tuscan villas, Chianti agriturismi, farmhouse and village apartments and Chianti Bed & Breakfast accommodations) and there are two excellent hotels in Panzano, Hotel Villa Le Barone and Hotel Villa Sangiovese. The hotels have swimming pool, as do many of the vacation rentals.

Panzano itself is quite small with a good range of restaurants, an enoteca, a small supermarket (there’s a larger Coop supermarket 10 minutes away by car in Greve in Chianti), the famous Dario Cecchini butchers shop and other useful supply outlets.

Panzano is the location of a very good folkloric festival called the Festa della Stagion Buona that takes place on 25 April, Italy’s national holiday, and there is a wine festival in Panzano called Vino al Vino that is held on the third weekend in September and the preceding two days. These two feste count among the best small town festivals of Tuscany.

Nearby Panzano (within walking distance) there are two churches worth a visit by anyone interested in the architecture of Chianti. These are the Pieve di San Leolino and the Oratory of Saint Euphrosynus (Sant’Eufrosino). Several other aesthetically and historically interesting Chianti Romanesque Churches are within easy driving distance of Panzano.

Worth a visit. More about the Chianti hill top town of Panzano.

My list of recommended vacation rentals in Panzano:

Houses and apartments.
Hotels, rooms Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

Elena Spolaor

Holiday accommodations near Panzano in Chianti

Villa Le Barone luxury villa-hotel with restaurant, tennis court and pool, near panzano in Chianti

Villa Le Barone luxury villa-hotel with restaurant, tennis court and pool, near panzano in ChiantiHotel Villa Le Barone offers 28 rooms in a Tuscan villa and its dependencies in the Chianti Classico wine zone near Panzano and Greve in Chianti. The facilities include a restaurant and bar, television and internet lounge, swimming pool, tennis and extensive gardens. The villa maintains the character of a private house with its cheerful bedrooms and sitting rooms, antique furniture, paintings, books and romantic objects from the family's history. More about Villa Le Barone luxury hotel near panzano in Chianti.

Country vacation apartment for 2 to 6 (+1) persons near Panzano and Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Country vacation apartment for 2 to 6 (+1) persons near Panzano and Greve in Chianti, Tuscany"Casa Ramoli" is a restored farmhouse that was once a 15 C watch tower. The house is located within walking distance of Panzano and, in keeping with its original function, has truly spectacular views over the Greve valley. Casa Ramoli offers vacation accommodation for 2 to 6 (+1) persons and has a large enclosed garden making it ideal for children. More about "Casa Ramoli" holiday home in Chianti.

Country vacation apartments for 2-5 persons near Panzano and Greve in Chianti

 Country vacation apartments for 2-5 persons near Panzano and Greve in ChiantiAgriturismo Biologico "Dondoli" consists of two spacious apartments for 2 to 5 persons in the quiet Chianti countryside on an organic farm - an ideal location for families with children. Each apartment has its own terrace for outdoor dining and there is a grill for use by the our guests. Organic breakfast provided upon request. More about Agriturismo Biologico Dondoli Chianti vacation apartments.

Holiday cottage on a winery near Panzano in Chianti

Holiday cottage on a winery near Panzano in ChiantiAgriturismo Felciano provides vacation accommodation for 2 up to 4(+1) persons on a working winery at Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy. Our holiday cottage in Chianti has all modern conveniences, including WiFi, and is especially recommended for anyone with limited mobility. One of the two modern bathrooms is equipped for wheelchair users. We are located 500 m from the SITA bus stop and 1 km from central Panzano. From our gazebo you have a splendid view out over the vineyards of the Conca d'Ora. More about Agriturismo Felciano holiday cottage in Chianti.

Hotel Villa Sangiovese in Panzano in Chianti - Suite and rooms, restaurant and pool

Hotel Villa Sangiovese in Panzano in Chianti - Suite and rooms, restaurant and poolHotel Villa Sangiovese is a family-run hotel and restaurant located in an 18th century villa fronting onto the small village square of Panzano in Chianti. Villa Sangiovese is unique in opening onto a small Tuscan piazza in front, while still preserving a courtyard and large terraced garden with pool and country panoramas on the other side. More about Hotel Villa Sangiovese in Panzano in Chianti.

Casa al Monte country house or vacation apartments with pool near Panzano in Chianti

Casa al Monte country house or vacation apartments with pool near Panzano in ChiantiCasa al Monte is a Chianti vacation house for up to 16 persons that can be divided into two apartments for 6-8 persons each. Wonderful panoramic view, large fenced grounds, fitness centre and pool. The altitude guarantees cool breezes even in mid-summer. More about Casa al Monte Chianti vacation villa, holiday home in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.

Country house vacation rental for up to 9 persons, with pool, near Panzano and Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

Country house vacation rental for up to 9 persons, with pool, near Panzano and Greve in Chianti, TuscanyCasa al Monte di Sopra is a beautifully restored farmhouse located high in the Chianti hills above Panzano in Chianti, halfway between Florence and Siena. The main villa sleeps up to 7 people in three double bedrooms and a single room all with en suite bathrooms, and a further two persons can be accommodated in the adjoining guest house, for a total of 9 persons. In addition to a swimming pool and gardens, Casa al Monte di Sopra has a large loggia which is ideal for outdoor dining both for lunch and dinner. WiFi is provided. More about Casa al Monte di Sopra Tuscan farmhouse vacation home.

Agriturismo Podere Felceto Tuscan vacation villa for up to 15 persons, with pool near Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany

Agriturismo Podere Felceto Tuscan vacation villa for up to 15 persons, with pool near Panzano in Chianti, TuscanyVilla Felceto is a very spacious, traditional, stone Tuscan villa originally built as a monastery in the 15 C and located among olive groves, 2.5 Km from Panzano. Sleeps up to 15 persons. The villa offers a magnificent swimming pool and a wonderful terrace suitable for outdoor dining. More about Villa Felceto country house rental near Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany.

Country house air conditioned vacation villa with swimming pool near Panzano and Greve in Chianti

Country house air conditioned vacation villa with swimming pool near Panzano and Greve in ChiantiCasa "Pianicaldi" is an air-conditioned holiday house accommodating 5 persons located in the Chianti countryside midway between Florence and Sienna, near Panzano in Chianti. The house has a double room with en suite bathroom, a twin room with a large, separate bathroom and a single room with en suite bathroom, plus a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room and a living room in the glassed in verandah. WiFi is provided along with satellite TV, CD/DVD player and piano, plus a swimming pool in the extensive grounds. More about Casa "Pianicaldi" Chianti holiday farmhouse.

"Casale Le Antiche Cinciole" vacation villa with swimming pool near Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany

"Casale Le Antiche Cinciole" is a farmhouse holiday home in Tuscany with accommodation for up to 9 persons. The farmhouse has four bedrooms for two people each plus a single bedroom. There are three bathrooms, a large kitchen and dining room, a large living room, a swimming pool and a terrace. This Tuscan farmhouse vacation rental has a swimming pool and magnificent views of the Conca d'Ora of Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany. More about "Casale Le Antiche Cinciole" Tuscan farmhouse to rent.

"Il Forno" Tuscany rural B&B room with pool near Panzano in Chianti

"Il Forno" is a newly renovated Bed and Breakfast accommodation for two persons, located among the vineyards 2.5 km from Panzano in Chianti. "Il Forno" consists of a large double bedroom, with bathroom, situated on a Tuscan olive farm and agriturismo, with access to the large swimming pool. More about "Il Forno" B&B apartment for two persons in Chianti.

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