Hotel with infinity pool in Tuscany

June 16, 2017  |  Activities, Hotel  |  Comments Off
Infinity pool in Tuscany at Villa le Barone

Infinity pool in Tuscany at Villa le Barone

A hotel with an infinity pool in Tuscany, an infinity pool in travertine marble, heated and salted, a pool (in fact 2 pools!) with breathtaking views, in the middle of a garden, with roses and olive trees.

Can you imagine yourself under the Tuscan sun, on a top of a hill, swimming in a large infinity pool in travertine marble, a stone used since the ancient roman times. It has been used, in particular, in the 17th century by Bernini to build the Colonnade of St Peter square in Rome, and also by Michaelangelo for the external ribs of the dome of ST Peter. The travertine marble that we used, color “noce” (walnut), come from the Rapolano quarries.

It is a pool sanitized using a salt chlorination system, which presents many advantages, and in particular makes the pool’s water feel smooth and silky to the touch.

It is a heated pool, with a heat pomp using the heat from the earth. A sustainable technique that will allow our guests to use the pool during the whole season, including the chillier months such as April, May, and October.

It is a pool in the middle of a garden, with roses, olive trees, rosemary and other Mediterranean plants, where guests can rest on comfortable deck chairs and choose a nook which will suit them.

It is a pool with breathtaking 250° views on the Tuscan hills in Chianti, on the vineyards, on the San Leolino Romanesque church.

And in fact there are 2 pools! Under the large one, guests will find a smaller one, with a travertine bench where they can sit, and pushing a button a cascade will fall on their shoulders to massage them!

We look forward for you to experiment our infinity heated salted pool in travertine marble!

Gardens in Tuscany

June 2, 2017  |  Hotel, Tuscany  |  Comments Off
Lagerstromiae on a terraced landscape in Chianti

Lagerstromiae on a terraced landscape in Chianti

“If you have a garden and a library, you have all what you need” wrote Cicero. This is what you will find in our Chianti countryside hotel!

Lovely gardens with magnificent views:

  • From the “heart garden”, a small garden Italian style with hearts bordered with box hedges, you can contemplate the sunsets!
  • From the garden under the pool bordered by a hedge of laurel, arbutus, hawthorn, and many other species to discover, you have stupendous views on the Chianti hills and its hamlet. You can read amongst the olive trees and the roses!
  • A little bit below on the right you find the fruit trees garden, with its apricot trees, jujube, medlar, cherry and plum trees…
  • On the left , the terraced landscape with the lagerstroemia is bordered by fig trees …
  • Under the garden house, you can read and rest in the comfortable deck-chairs that are at your disposal. You can also watch sunrises…
  • And above the “garden house”, the vegetable and flower garden which is providing the flowers for the bouquets that guests find everywhere in the Villa…

And a library and books everywhere: in the lounges, in the rooms…

And we can organize visits of famous historic gardens for our guests!

Enjoy relaxing, enjoy reading, enjoy beauty in our Villa!

Crafts in Tuscany

April 28, 2017  |  Hotel  |  Comments Off
Craftmanship at Villa le Barone, Chianti: the chandelier in the  restaurant

Craftmanship at Villa le Barone, Chianti: the chandelier in the
restaurant

Quality craftsmanship in Tuscany and Italy is still very much alive in many areas: leather, iron, glass, gilding, jewelry, ceramics …The exhibition “Artigianato e Palazzo” will be held in the gardens of the Palazzo Corsini in Florence from 18 to 21 May is a demonstration of it. Many craftmen are working for Villa le Barone and you can admire their works in our restaurant, in the rooms, in our salons!

In Tuscany and, more generally, in Italy, there are many craftsmen, heirs of a secular tradition, who design and produce superb unique objects, using traditional materials and tools… If you are a little curious and come out of the touristiest places, you will discover in Florence or in other smaller towns the workshops of craftsmen who will be happy to discuss with you and present their know-how!

The 2017 exhibition “Artigianato e Palazzo”, held every year in the beautiful Italian gardens of the Palazzo Corsini in Florence, will take place from 18th to 21st may. It will be the occasion for the visitors to discover the talents of many artisans and admire them at work … (www.artigianatoepalazzo.it)

At Villa le Barone, we are happy to have many local artisans working for us: the chandeliers in our restaurant were made especially for us at Cappelli (www.cappelliferrobattuto.it)in Greve in Chianti, some of our bedside lamps come from Tole Style in Impruneta, other lamps from the glass My Light in Montelupo, lamp shades from Leonardo Becucci…

Visit “Artigianato e Palazzo”, come to Villa le Barone and discover all these talents! We will be happy to present them to you…

A hotel with an infinity pool in Tuscany

April 21, 2017  |  Hotel  |  Comments Off
Infinity pool in travertine marble in Tuscany at hotel Villa le Barone Tuscany

Infinity pool in travertine marble in Tuscany at hotel Villa le Barone Tuscany

An infinity pool in Tuscany, with a magnificent view on the Chianti hills, lined with travertine marble, heated from April to October, and salted… this is what the boutique hotel Villa le Barone offers to you this year.

Swim in the main large pool, relax in the small pool with a waterfall falling on your shoulders, bask in the sun on one of our comfortable sun loungers, admire the roses, hear the birds, watch the wonderful sunsets!..

You will access the infinity pool from the terrace under the centuries-old chestnut trees. A small staircase, a door with virgin vine, and you reach the swimming pool. Wahoo, what a view! You are immediately dazzled by the panorama on the hamlet and the Romanesque church of San Leolino, and by the large garden, with its olive trees, massifs of roses, rosemary, lavender… You enter, on your right you find a charming little room where you can take your fluffy towels, and another where you can change (this small building covered with thatch of heather was formerly part of the farm buildings of Villa the Barone). Choose your sun lounger: in the sun, or in the shade under the trees, under an umbrella, a little apart on the lawn? You can hide at your leisure to read, or chat with your loved one, or just enjoy the view. If you want to have a drink, to the left of the entrance to the pool, another small honesty bar contains refreshments and ice-creams. At lunch time, you can also order a light meal, which you can enjoy by the pool or under the chestnut trees: mixed salad (seasoned with extra virgin olive oil from our production), tomato and mozzarella, spaghetti, melon and “prosciutto”( traditional Tuscan ham) in season… In the evening nothing is more enjoyable than drinking a glass of “Prosecco” by the pool watching the sunset!

Infinity heated and salted pool at hotel Villa le Barone Tuscany

Infinity heated and salted pool at hotel Villa le Barone Tuscany

And this infinity pool is also ecological: it is heated by a heat pump, salt treatment avoids the use of chlorine (no risk of irritation of the skin or eyes …) and travertine marble used as a liner is a natural material used since the highest antiquity!
Don’t wait to come, be it this summer or this autumn, and enjoy the heated and salted infinity pool lined with travertine marble in the boutique hotel Villa le Barone in Tuscany!

Tuscan hospitality: the staff

April 7, 2017  |  Hotel, Tuscany  |  Comments Off

Amira is ready to serve lunchs at Villa le Barone

Tuscan hospitality, this is what you will find at Villa le Barone, a charming country Hotel in the hills of Chianti…

A guest once wrote: “obviously the hotel, the food and the spectacular setting all contributed to our general contentment, however there is no doubt that the excellent and friendly service we experienced from all of you was perhaps the greatest single factor in guaranteeing our holiday success”.

And our voluminous guest book as well as our trip advisor’s reviews, are 40 years testimonials to the dedicated and loyal staff who are taking personal interest in ensuring that each guest stay is enjoyable and memorable.

Barbara and Stefania at Villa le Barone's reception

Barbara and Stefania at Villa le Barone’s reception

Many guests are returning year after year and are happy to recognize the same friendly faces as most of our staff are long time employees coming back year after year… Experience Tuscan hospitality and enjoy the smiling, friendly, cheerful service and atmosphere of Hotel Villa le Barone!