The stately stone farmhouse “Pianali” is situated in the Val d'Ambra, in the foothills of the Monti Chianti, at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level. It is set among ancient olive groves and thick woods of oaks and ilex trees. Pianali is one of the original “Leopoldine” style farm houses, once belonging to the Serristori family. It was built in the year 1775 (the date can be seen carved into the architrave of the oven) and is a charming example of the houses being designed during the Lorraine-Hapsburg Grand Duchy as functional, comfortable family dwellings. It has been kept up and renovated over the years. The original character, however, has always been respected, both in the construction itself and in its natural surroundings. The elegant façade is adorned with a harmonious wide, triple-arched loggia on both the ground floor and the upper floor. The house has been tastefully furnished, and is today available for vacation rentals.
Pianali is an ideal take-off point for solitary hikes through the woods, or for excursions to the sights of interest in the Valdambra. It is also within easy driving distance to all the principal historic and artistic centres of Tuscany, with Arezzo at a distance of 25 kilometres; Siena, 40 km; Florence, 65 km; Montepulciano 60 km; Cortona 45 km.