Are you interested in extraordinary holidays in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, to forget overstrain and stress? We have a proposal for you, just for a 4 days break.
When you arrive at Ville le Barone in Panzano in Chianti early afternoon, you are greeted with a refreshing cocktail (or coffee or tea if you want), you are taken to your room where a bouquet of fresh flowers from the garden is waiting for you, and then you start discovering the hotel: its many lounges, bar (self-service), and of course its gardens, its swimming pool, its various terraces with spectacular views… A quiet afternoon strolling through the gardens or sitting down in front of the landscape you prefer with a glass in your hand and it’s already time to go and savor an exquisite Tuscan dinner on the terrace, weather permitting, or in our restaurant in the old cellar …
The next day, you can choose one of five car itineraries that we have prepared for you to discover Chianti, its landscapes and hamlets, out of the beaten tracks: spectacular views, medieval villages, castles… You prefer hiking or cycling? Guests will also find walking and cycling itineraries and we lend free of charge two mountain bikes).
On day two, we can organize for you a tour of a winery in the neighborhood and a wine tasting…. unless you prefer to relax on a sun lounger by the pool or on one of the many deck chairs scattered in one of the many nooks in our gardens for you to enjoy the magnificent views. You can have a light lunch on the terrace or by the pool! And may be a cooking class! In the evening, you can dine at the nearby world famous butcher Dario Cecchini.
On day three, visit Florence or Sienna, or San Gimignano: a difficult choice between these 3 cities, all of them World Heritage Sites… Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance, but also ranked as one of the major fashion cities in the world; Siena, famous for its beauty and for the horse race on the main square, the Palio (16th of July and 15th of August); San Gimignano, known for its medieval towers, the Manhattan of Tuscany. Our reception will be happy to book any tickets you may need. And after a full day of visits, you will be happy to find the fresh evening breeze and the pool of Villa le Barone! But no illusions, one day is not enough to discover all these Tuscan treasures… and you are bound to come back!
And finally, a game of tennis before leaving? Or a last swim or a workout on the fitness trail or in the small fitness center? You will certainly leave with the wish to return as soon as possible. As Kevin and Jay G. from the US wrote:”Wonderful! Can’t wait to come back”! It was amazing, fabulous, extraordinary holidays in Chianti!