Discovering dishes and flavors of a territory is part of the pleasures of travel and makes for a more enjoyable stay.
When a hotel offers, all together, a superb environment in the Chianti hills, delicious food and exquisite wines, you’re sure to enjoy your holiday! Villa Le Barone, located in the middle of a park of twelve acres between Florence and Siena, brings all these features. It offers a unique environment with wonderful views over the hills of Chianti. This Villa, owned since the sixteenth century by the famous Della Robbia family of sculptors and their heirs, has been restored and is now a charming country hotel that retains the character of a private house with antique furniture and paintings, books and romantic objects of the past. It is a haven of peace and quiet. But it is also possible to practice various sports (swimming, tennis, walking, jogging) while enjoying wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, the sight of flowers and vegetation varying according to the seasons, vineyards and olive trees.
One can also enjoy delicious typical Tuscan food on the outdoor terrace in the greenery, or inside, in the old cellar converted in a restaurant. Of course all the dishes are prepared by our Tuscan cooks themselves, Fernanda and Edi, both born in Greve in Chianti. All products used are fresh, in season, many coming from local producers, most of them being eco labeled. On top of this the delectable Chianti wines will accompany your exquisite meal.
Moreover, Fernanda and Edi are happy to share their cooking secrets and teach you how to prepare an authentic Tuscan meal. Firstly the “bruschetta” which can be served as an appetizer or a starter, then a pasta sauce, made with various vegetables- it is a specialty of Villa le Barone-, and the main dish “peposo” – a meat recipe which can be found in some Florentine Renaissance writings -, carrots with rosemary, and the world-famous dessert “Tiramisu”. Fernanda will be happy to respond to a request for other dishes like homemade pasta. Laughs and fun are part of the course! At the end of the course the food prepared is eaten for lunch or dinner on the summer terrace or in the restaurant….After this wonderful course you will be able to gather your friends for them to taste the Tuscan meal that you will have prepared!
So, do not hesitate, enjoy authentic Tuscan food and savor the wines of Chianti at the country hotel Villa le Barone and take this opportunity to experience a wonderful holiday.