This is a spacious fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment in Borgo di Gaiole in the village of Gaiole in Chianti. Gaiole is in the heart of the Chianti Classico Region of Tuscany.The property has stunning views over the village and to the vineyards overlooking the village and is within a few minutes walking distance of the centre of the village. The village has a supermarket and a selection of shops such as traditional delis, a butchers, a bakery, a pharmacy, banks, together with cafes and a wine bar. There is also a number of restaurants, a traditional tratoria and a pizza takeaway. The main bedroom has a kingsize bed, 2 bed side cabinets and a wardrobe. The second bedroom has 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables and a wardrobe. The living area is furnished with a kingsize sofa-bed and a number of comfortable chairs and additional foldaway beds are also available. There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The dining table is extendable and comes with 6 seats. There is an electric hob and oven, a fridge with a good size freezer compartment, dishwasher, plates, cutlery, cups and glasses. There is also an iron, ironing board and clothes airer. There is a shower cubicle in the fully tiled bathroom. The apartment faces onto the terrace where the communal swimming pool is located. There is underground garage carparking and lot 39 is allocated to the apartment. There are also communal washing machines and dryers and a small gym in the Borgo
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tuscan Coast 1 hr 45 mins by car|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa 160 km, Nearest railway: Montevaechi 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace|
There are 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the surrounding area. These are:
1. Historic Centre of Siena.
2. Historic Centre of Florence.
3. Historic Centre of San Gimignano
4. Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
5. Val d'Orcia
6. Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
We suggest that you check these out on the following link: http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/it
The amazing city of Siena is 30 minutes drive approximately from Gaiole. It hosts The Palio horse race in the Piazza del Campo twice a year in July and August, see link http://www.ilpalio.org/palioenglish.htm. For further information on Siena and things to do there we suggest you check out the following link: http://www.aboutsiena.com/index.html
The amazing city of Florence (Firenze) is about a 1 hour drive approximately from Gaiole. It has been said that Florence has been unfairly overblessed with art, culture and history. It was the Cradle of the Renaissance and home of the likes of Niccolo Machiavelli, Michalangelo and the Medici family. The Palazzo degli Uffizi, the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo are amongst a few of the city's amazing sites. Firenze is truly an amazing city.
Siena and Florence would be “must sees” on any visit to the area and there is a saying which goes as follows “Siena by day, Florence by night”.
Gaiole in Chianti is in the Commune of Gaiole, in the Province of Siena. Gaiole has been described as the most idylic place in Europe to live see link http://www.forbes.com/2008/11/18/europe-homes-dollar-forbeslife-cx_po_1118realestate.html Gaiole is historically one of the capitals of the Chianti League, the others being Castellina in Chianti and Radda in Chianti. The Borgo is modelled on the nearby medieval village of Vertine. The Chianti region is famous for its amazing landscape of vineyards and olive groves and the world renowned olive oil and wine. The Borgo is in the heart of the Chianti Classico region which is home to some of Italy's best wineries and food producers.The area prides itself on its traditional cuisine which is loved all over the world. A number of medieval castles which produce their own wine, such as Castello di Brolio see link http://www.ricasoli.it/ and Castelo Meleto see link http://www.castellomeleto.com/default.htm are within 10-15 minutes drive or varying walking times of Gaiole. Most of the wineries and olive farms sell their produce direct to the public and very often provide tours and free wine tasting.Within a few minutes walk of the apartment there is Castello di Spaltenna, see link http://www.spaltenna.it/english/home.html ,a converted monastery which is now 5 star hotel, the ideal place for a treat lunch or evening meal.
Gaiole is a working village which has all the amenities needed for anyone staying there – you could spend your whole holiday in Gaiole without leaving it. There are a number of restaurants in the village, a pizza takeaway together with a couple of bars and cafes. There is a childrens play area/park, tennis courts and football pitch. There is a tourist information office in the village which is a great place to find out all that is happening in the area. In the summer months there is a full range of activities in the evening time in the centre of the village such as wine tasting and musical performances.