Why not take a short break to spend Easter in Chianti and discover some of the many Tuscan traditions to celebrate this important moment of the year: the special menu, the chocolate eggs, the “Colombina”, a custom that dates back to the time of the Crusades? You can enjoy all this while staying at Villa le Barone, and furthermore on Easter Monday you can stroll through the flea market taking place in Greve in Chianti.
At Easter you will savor in our restaurant the typical traditional dishes, in particular the leg of lamb, and for dessert “la Colomba”, a molded cake in the shape of a dove. In general, like the Christmas “Panettone”, the dough of the Easter dove is made of flour, eggs, sugar, yeast and butter, to which can be added candied fruit. The cake is usually sprinkled with almonds and pearl sugar. Delicious!
Of course, on Easter day, an egg hunt in the gardens of Villa le Barone is organized for the youngest … and on each table, at breakfast, our guests find a beautiful chocolate egg that they can enjoy when they wish.
And there is also the famous custom of the “Colombina” which is held in many Tuscan cities: Florence of course, but also Greve in Chianti, and Panzano: a terracotta dove is set on fire, it goes down a cable, explode, and must go back all along the cable: it will bring good luck to the city! All the local population is present to witness the event!
Finally, on Easter Monday, there is a flea market on Greve in Chianti’s triangular square and, under its arches or around Verrazzano’s statue, you will be able, perhaps, to find a treasure: painting, sculpture, lace, porcelain, or other piece of art!
After a grey winter, feel the spring’s sun and discover Tuscan Easter traditions in a charm boutique hotel in Chianti!
An honeymoon in Chianti in Tuscany, the romanticized Italy of daydreams? There are at least 10 reasons to spend a honeymoon at Villa le Barone, in this magical land where gastronomy and culture combine perfectly: Romantic atmosphere, enchanting location, beauty … without forgetting good food, good wine, cooking lessons… Wonderful memories guaranteed!
A most romantic location in Chianti, Tuscany, on top of a hill surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, where serenity is queen!
Beauty, elegance, charm, in an idyllic 15th century historic mansion. A luxury boutique hotel in the countryside! Not a room is similar to another!
Romantic dinners on the terrace in the greenery, or on the “heart garden” with a candle on your table, an attentive service, a bottle of red Chianti wine, a large choice of delicious dishes for dinner.
Sunny weather to relax by the pool (in travertine marble!) and wonderful nooks to hide away. Gardens of roses and flowers everywhere, breathtaking views!
Cooking lesson for two with wonderful Villa le Barone’s chef to help prepare “post honeymoon“ life…
Itineraries provided for you to discover fabulous places: Volpaia, San Gimignano, Siena, Volterra, Florence, Certaldo, Castellina, Radda… there are many left for your anniversaries!
A place from which to discover Italian fashion. Trendy shoes? Elegant jacket? Smart vest? Cavalli? Versace? Prada? Gucci? … Visit Via Tornabuoni in Florence, or the surrounding fashion outlets fashion outlet…
Renowned wineries around and just close to Villa le Barone with magnificent cellars, where our ladies at the Reception can organize visits and wine tastings for you.
A place to make sumptuous photographs to share with your friends (try not to make them envious!)…It’s a good block of fond memories to build your married life on.
And you are on safe grounds, with great comments like “wonderful Honeymoon venue, Errol and Brittany T USA calif “”Best place to spend our honeymoon. Fabulous! Until next time”, L and R D Australia, “A great end to our honeymoon, very friendly staff, gorgeous views” Christina and Nick L,UK
Why not take an autumn break to relax after the busy days that you certainly experienced when getting back to work after the summer holidays? And where to find the sun without spending hours on airplanes? In Tuscany, and particularly in Chianti!
The long summer days seem long gone … and it is now time for an autumn break! Getting back to work after the summer holidays has certainly taking up already a lot of your energy. Why not treat yourself with a few relaxing days in Chianti, in Tuscany? Why go for distant destinations and spend lot of time in airplanes? You will find at Villa Barone a relaxing atmosphere, great hiking possibilities, and opportunities to discover hidden treasures of this beautiful region. And you will be able to visit the famous art cities such as Florence, Siena and San Gimignano without the crowds of tourists.
No more huge tourist buses! The countryside has taken its beautiful autumn colors. And, in Villa le Barone, this little corner of paradise (these are the words of our guests!), it is still often possible to have breakfast or dinner on the terrace of the restaurant, and to relax with a glass of Chianti or of Prosecco on the terrace in front of the Villa. What are you waiting for to enjoy the special offers prepared for you?