Only 3 km from Radda in Chianti, and midway between Florence and Siena, our 25-acre farm is nestled into the side of a hill at the end of its own 300 meter gated gravel road, and consists of the original 300 year old remodelled stone farmhouse available for year-round rental, a nearby stone hay barn which houses a separate apartment as well as the owner's home, and a new stone building at the far side of the property, location of our farm shop.
Commanding an uninterrupted view of one of the most exceptionally beautiful valleys that the Chianti area has to offer, La Penisola overlooks the VOLPAIA VALLEY: a seemingly perfect blend of gentle hills, geometric vineyards, and unkept woodland and pasture. The house is a self-catering vacation rental, surrounded by its own separate garden, boasts a spacious outdoor eating area, and direct access to the swimming pool. Harmonious, centuries-old stone Tuscan farmhouses roofed with terra-cotta tiles together with strict building codes have assured that this particular valley has NO modern buildings to ruin the view.
At Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, you will be woken gently by the swoosh of the doves' flight through the valley and the gentle gingle of the goats' bells at pasture.....watch the sun slide across the hillside and the shadows lengthen into dark as you sit under the grape arbor sipping a glass of chilled wine after a harried day as a tourist......Not a five-star hotel, but a “haven” to come home to – we have rented since 1988 and 75% of our guests are repeat or word-of-mouth. Within an easy days' drive from just about everything worth visiting in Tuscany and nearby Umbria, LA PENISOLA offers an oasis of utter silence, calm, simplicity and comfort. Ours is your 'HOME AWAY FROM HOME' to come back to again and again.
The only night noises here are the wildlife in the woods. No TV. No discos. No traffic. No crowds. No schedules to keep.
STOP and savor what the unadulterated Tuscan countryside has to offer...the sounds of woodland animals, the rustle of the breeze through the trees, the gentle gingle of the goats' bells...the deer bugling and the boar foraging in the woods; nurture your soul and feed your senses, and RELAX.
AN AUTHENTICALLY TUSCAN EXPERIENCE?... If your idea of a total vacation is to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, this is the place to do it!
La Penisola is a single unit, self-catering rental - for 2 to 6 people, and is available from Saturay to Saturday, except duriing the month of April (kidding and combing) when we accept stays of 2-3 nights.